Kobe Holt Highland baseball

Highland’s senior third baseman, Kobe Holt, throws a cross-diamond throw to first during the Rams’ 8-2 over Rigby on Thursday.

BASEBALL

HIGHLAND 12, THUNDER RIDGE 2 (5)

HIGHLAND 11, THUNDER RIDGE 10 (8)

At Highland, the Rams stayed undefeated in district play with a doubleheader sweep of Thunder Ridge.

Scott Baker dealt in game one for the Rams. The senior right-hander punched out 10 while giving up just two earned runs and a half-dozen hits in the victory.

In the finale, Highland was down a run and down to its last out in the seventh. Senior Kobe Holt roped a single into left that scored Carson Choules. In the eighth, junior Braedon Kelley lined an RBI-single into left to walk it off.

Highland (14-6, 8-1 5A District 5-6) hosts Skyline on Saturday.

HIGHLAND 12, THUNDER RIDGE 2 (5)

Thunder Ridge 001 10 — 2 6 4

Highland 430 05 — 12 6 0

Thunder Ridge — LP: Kaysen Isom. 3B: Jackson Beck.

Highland — WP: Scott Baker. 3B: Austin Hansen. 2B: Karson Farnsworth.

HIGHLAND 11, THUNDER RIDGE 10 (8)

Thunder Ridge 020 016 10 — 10 10 5

Highland 030 240 1 — 11 6 4

Thunder Ridge — LP: Will Grimmett. 2B: Conner Hall, Kolby Landon, Ethan Dunnells.

Highland — WP: Trem Tolman. 2B: Scott Baker.

MALAD 8, BEAR LAKE 0

At Malad, the Dragons rolled to an 8-0 win against conference-foe Bear Lake.

Trevor Teuscher threw well for the Bears, allowing just three earned runs, but a quartet of errors hurt Bear Lake. Plus, Grady Combs was great on the mound for Malad. He struck out 13 in a three-hit performance.

Combs went 3 for 3 at the plate, too, including smacking a double. Even better, Tanner Olsen finished 3 for 4 with a home run, double and three RBIs.

Malad (13-3, 3-0 2A District 5) hosts Bear Lake on Wednesday.

Bear Lake (1-8-2, 0-1 2A District 5) plays at West Jefferson on Saturday.

MALAD 8, BEAR LAKE 0

Bear Lake 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Malad 204 002 x — 8 10 1

Bear Lake — LP: Trevor Teuscher.

Malad — WP: Grady Combs. HR: Tanner Olsen. 2B: Grady Combs, Tanner Olsen.

SOFTBALL

HIGHLAND 11, IDAHO FALLS 0 (6)

HIGHLAND 16, IDAHO FALLS 4 (5)

At Idaho Falls, Highland dominated on both sides of the ball to get a doubleheader sweep.

Rams pitchers Madi Vansickle and Marissa Mauger combined to strike out 12 and allow just five hits over the two games.

Vansickle helped her own cause in the opener, doubling, homering and driving in three.

Jenna Kearns was unstoppable at the plate in the second game with two singles, a double, a fifth-inning grand slam and five RBIs.

Highland (11-4, 6-2 5A District 5-6) plays Ridgeline (UT) on Saturday in Millville, Utah.

HIGHLAND 11, IDAHO FALLS 0 (6)

Highland 340 004 — 11 13 1

Idaho Falls 000 000 — 0 3 4

Highland — WP: Madi Vansickle. 2B: Taelor Boyer, Jenna Kearns, Vansickle. HR: Vansickle.

Idaho Falls — LP: Carr.

HIGHLAND 16, IDAHO FALLS 4 (5)

Highland 412 45 — 16 18 2

Idaho Falls 200 02 — 4 2 0

Highland — WP: Marissa Mauger. 2B: Jenna Kearns, Madi Vansickle 2. HR: Kearns, Carlise Walker.

Idaho Falls — LP: Wood.

POCATELLO 11, SKYLINE 4

POCATELLO 10, SKYLINE 0 (5)

At Skyline, Pocatello notched a road sweep with 11-4 and 10-0 wins over Skyline.

Miah Lusk and Sydney Wilde were fantastic on the mound for the Indians. In seven innings, Lusk struck out eight while giving up just five hits and a trio of earned runs. In the finale, Wilde hurled a two-hitter and fanned four.

Lakecia Ramirez went 4 for 5 on the day and picked up a double and three RBIs. And Brooke Rushton combined for a quartet of hits, including a triple.

Pocatello is 8-8, 3-1 4A District 5.

POCTATELLO 11, SKYLINE 4

Skyline 002 000 2 — 4 5 2

Pocatello 141 401 x — 11 15 1

Skyline — LP: Rachel Hafer.

Pocatello — WP: Miah Lusk. 3B: Brooke Rushton. 2B: Sydney Wilde.

POCATELLO 10, SKYLINE 0 (5)

Skyline 032 41 — 10 9 2

Pocatello 000 00 — 0 2 4

Skyline — LP: Remi Brown.

Pocatello — WP: Sydney Wilde. 2B: Lakecia Ramirez.

TRACK

BRAD MATTHEWS INVITATIONAL

At Declo, Bear Lake just missed two podium spots, finishing fourth as a team in both the boys and girls meets. Malad was fifth in both, and North Gem was eighth.

Malad freshman Oaklie Hebdon was the star, winning the 400, 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles.

Malad's Brynlee Bastian, who finished second to Hebdon in 400, won the girls 800. In fact, the Dragons swept the 800, with Colton Ihler winning on the boys side.

Bear Lake's Elise Kelsey won the mile in five minutes, 39 seconds, one second ahead of her cross-country rival Jessica Duran of Wendell. The Bears' Tyler Saunders won the boys mile.

Bear Lake also got a relay win, with Chance Ochsenbein, Carter Turner, Matthew Hammond and Bryson Crane teaming up to win a medley relay that consisted of two 200s, a 400 and an 800.

In the field events, North Gem's Elizabeth Michaelson won the discus, and was the only local winner.