"Senior Nights" dominate the Blaine County high school sports schedule this week as the winter seasons hit their homestretch for basketball and wrestling teams.
Wrestlers at home tonight
The Wood River High School wrestling team salutes its seniors tonight, Wednesday during a triangular meet in Hailey.
Wood River starts off against Hillcrest of Idaho Falls at 5 p.m., followed by Twin Falls vs. Hillcrest about 6:30 p.m. The senior ceremony will take place before the WRHS-Twin Falls dual meet shortly before 8 p.m.
Last Friday's postponed meet at Burley has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Burley either at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Girls basketball summary
The Wood River High School girls' basketball team has its "Senior Night" Thursday, Jan. 28 during the non-conference home games against Kimberly.
Wood River (13-5, 7-1 home, 4-5 league) snapped a string of four league road losses with a 60-32 victory over Canyon Ridge at Twin Falls Thursday. Kaitana Martinez (15 points), Tristin Bowers (12) and Cheyenne Swanson (10) led Hailey.
The Great Basin tournament begins Tuesday, Feb. 2. Wood River was still fighting for third place in the six-team league as it hosted second-place Minico (13-5, 6-3) Tuesday.
Carey School's girls' basketball team (11-4, 6-1 league) earned its fifth win in six starts 60-8 at Bliss (6-7, 1-7) Saturday. Scoring season-high totals of 18 points apiece were Amy Ellsworth (8.4 ppg) and Jaide Parke (7.7 ppg). Carey had its "Senior Night" Tuesday with an important Northside Conference game against Dietrich.
Carey boys improve to 11-1
The top-ranked 1A Division 2 Carey School Panthers (11-1, 6-0 home, 8-0 league) built a 41-18 halftime lead and breezed 78-42 over the Bliss Bears, at Bliss on Saturday. It was a season-high for the Panthers (63.0 ppg).
Leading scorer Brett Adamson (17.7 ppg) scored a game-high 23 points while another senior, Trevor Peck (12.3 ppg), added 20 points and junior Blair Peck (8.8 ppg) chipped in with a season-high 18. It was Carey's eighth straight win. Bliss fell to 4-8, 2-6 in league.
Carey hosted Dietrich (10-4, 6-3) on Tuesday and goes to Richfield on Friday, Jan. 29. It's a challenging week for Carey, which will have a rematch with Oakley on the road Saturday, Jan. 30. Oakley (5-6) gave the Panthers a tussle before falling 56-52 in Carey Jan. 9.
The Wood River boys' varsity (2-9, 1-5 league) returns to Great Basin action today, Wednesday at Minico (9-5, 5-1) and then entertains Canyon Ridge (2-12, 0-6) on Friday in Hailey. The Wolverines will have their make-up home games against Hillcrest of Idaho Falls Saturday, Jan. 30—freshmen 2 p.m., JV 3:30 p.m. and varsity at 5 p.m. in Hailey.
Community School boys (7-4, 5-2 league) visit Bliss Thursday and go to Dietrich on Tuesday.