Wood River and
pound it out tonight
season is winding down, but emotions are heating up in South Central
Idaho Conference volleyball action.
River hosts Buhl for "Senior Night" tonight, Wednesday, Oct.
16 in Hailey. The teams are poised to finish one-two in the conference,
but it is anyone’s guess who will land on top.
24, the Indians outlasted the Wolverines in five tough games at Buhl,
21-13, 17-21, 21-16, 10-21, 15-11.
Kelsea Ballantyne comes up with the save.
Express photo by David Seelig
River is 15-13 overall and 6-2 in league play (not including last night’s
contest against Declo) heading into the important match. Buhl was the
owner of a 6-1 league mark going into Gooding last night.
has homecourt advantage for tonight’s duel and the added excitement of
"Senior Night" during which three upperclassmen, Kelsea
Ballantyne, Aubrey Kirtley and Whitney Richards, will be honored.
league tournament is scheduled to begin Saturday, Oct. 19 at the high
school gym in Hailey.
opening day, six matches will be played to eliminate two teams.
Tournament action continues Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23.
are two berths in the State 3A tournament Nov. 1-2 at Twin Falls High
junior varsity tournament will also be played Saturday, Oct. 19 in
side-by-side volleyball action on the Hailey hardwoods.
River made it a clean sweep over the Filer Wildcats this season, winning
21-16, 11-21, 21-16, 17-21, 15-12 in Filer Thursday.
Wolverines avenged an early-season loss to Jerome on Wednesday. Hailey
tamed the Tigers in four games, 21-19, 19-21, 21-17, 21-14. Junior Emily
Smith racked up 24 service points with four aces. Jessica King and
Charli Lindley recorded seven kills apiece.