CENTURY 11, MINICO 0
Seven players scored in Century’s 11-0 home win Wednesday over No. 9 seed Minico in the first round of the 4A District 4-5 tournament.
Aidan Hofeldt led the charge with a hat trick. Mike Montanez and Silas Wills added two goals apiece.
The top-seeded Diamondbacks (11-2-2) host No. 5 Canyon Ridge on Saturday in the tournament semifinals. The winner secures a 4A state tournament berth.
BLACKFOOT 3, BONNEVILLE 0
Blackfoot survived the cold and an upset-minded Bonneville team to notch a comfortable 3-0 home win Wednesday in the opening round of the 4A District 6 tournament.
Dominic Sanchez had a goal and an assist for the third-seeded Broncos, scoring the first goal of the game after an assist from Frankie Garcia. Sanchez later assisted on Blackfoot’s third goal, which was scored by Christopher Botello.
In between, Ivan Zamora scored, assisted by Pedro Magana.
“It wasn’t a pretty game,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “It was cold, warmups were done with snow on the ground, but we did our job. Bonneville has gotten better all season, their results have significantly improved, but we controlled the game.”
Blackfoot (7-7) plays Saturday at No. 2 seed Idaho Falls. The winner will play in the district championship.
CANYON RIDGE 3, PRESTON 2
Preston was upset by Canyon Ridge on Wednesday in the first round of the 4A District 4-5 tournament.
The fifth-seeded Riverhawks led the No. 4 Indians 3-0 before Preston scored two goals late in the game.
“We just didn’t show up to play,” Preston coach Kira Matthews said.
Kadin Reese and Cooper Lazcanotegui scored for Preston (8-4-3), which hosts No. 9 Minico on Saturday in a loser-out game.
WOOD RIVER 4, CENTURY 2
Century fell behind right before halftime and couldn’t come back in tough conditions at home Wednesday, losing its first-round 4A District 4-5 tournament game to Wood River, 4-2.
Emma Edgley scored within the first five minutes of the game to give No. 4 Century a 1-0 lead, but fifth-seeded Wood River scored twice in the minutes before halftime and again on a penalty kick midway through the second half.
Sari Shutes scored to get the deficit back to 3-2, but Wood River added another before full time to hold off the Diamondbacks.
“The first half was a whiteout,” Century coach Matt Shutes said. “There was about two inches of snow on the ground and more coming down.”
Century (7-5-3) hosts the loser of the Twin Falls-Mountain Home game on Saturday in an elimination game.
PRESTON 2, JEROME 0
Millie Chatterton and Quincy Hyde scored second-half goals to lift Preston past No. 6 seed Jerome on Wednesday in the first round of the 4A District 4-5 tournament.
“We created some good chances in the first half, just couldn’t finish them,” Indians coach Brandon Lyon said. “Second half, we continued to create. We were finishing with more urgency.”
The No. 3 Indians (10-4-2) play in the tournament semifinals Saturday at No. 2 Pocatello. The winner clinches a berth in the 4A state tournament.
MALAD 3, SODA SPRINGS 1
Malad overcame a first-set loss to beat Soda Springs 3-1 on Wednesday in Soda Springs, 16-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20.
“The defense was key,” Dragons coach Camie Tripp said. “It was really just consistent play all the way around those final three games.”
“We blocked well and had a good serving game,” Cardinals coach Shawnae Somsen said. “We’re seeing some good things out of our kids. Credit to Malad for being a very good team.”
Mesa Paskett and Ella Ward each had 18 kills, Jenna Peterson had 23 digs and Bayla Tripp added 40 assists for Malad (23-8, 5-0 2A District 5), which hosts Bear Lake on Thursday.
Jorianne Balls and Cedar Hopkins led the attack with 11 kills each, and Cooper Evans had 32 assists for Soda Springs (8-3, 3-3 2A District 5), which plays Oct. 16 at West Side.
GRACE 3, GRACE LUTHERAN 0
Grace battled to a 3-0 win Wednesday over Grace Lutheran, 25-23, 25-14, 25-23.
“We really battled tonight,” Royals coach Ryan Strehlow said. “I like how we’re playing heading toward districts.”
ROCKLAND 3, RICHFIELD 0
Rockland cruised to a 3-0 win Wednesday at Richfield, 25-7, 25-8, 25-10.
The Bulldogs served 16 aces as a team. Evie Waite and Kiersley Boyer each had eight kills.
“We did a really great job serve-receiving,” Rockland coach Shalissa Tomkinson said. “We functioned really well as a team tonight.”
The Bulldogs (16-2, 9-1 1A DII District 5-6) host Mackay on Saturday.
FIRTH CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
The Pocatello boys and girls swept Wednesday’s Firth Cross Country Invitational.
The Poky boys scored 29 points to clear second-place Blackfoot by 33 points. Shane Gard, Dallin Bird and Brevin Vaughan took the top three spots to give Poky the edge. Gard’s winning time was 16 minutes, 4.5 seconds.
The Indians girls scored 39 points, 55 fewer than second-place Shelley. Freshmen Bailey Bird and Aleece Kirkham finished second and third, respectively, to lead the Indians.