Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homecoming, soccer, volleyball and more

Homecoming Week for WRHS, Carey

Homecoming 2010 is in full swing at Hailey's Wood River High School and Carey School.

WRHS events continue through the non-conference football game against the Gooding Senators Friday, Sept. 17 at Phil Homer Field at 7 p.m. Carey opens its Sawtooth Conference North Division slate against Camas County Friday at Derrick Parke Memorial Field, also at 7 p.m.

Seniors are painting the rock at Carey, and there are plenty of other events:

Wednesday, Sept. 15: At WRHS, dress-up theme is Rainbow Colors, with a catwalk during lunch and prize giveaway. Bonfire from 8:45-9:45 p.m. in the empty lot next to the school building. At Carey, junior high football and volleyball with Camas County at 2 p.m. Pep assembly at 7:45 p.m. and bonfire to be lit at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16: At WRHS, dress-up theme is School Spirit Day. Pep assembly 11:15 a.m. Early release noon. Homecoming Parade 2:10 p.m. lining up on Spruce Street for the 2:30 p.m. launch down Main Street. Girls' soccer with Jerome at 4:30 p.m.

At Carey, dress-up day is Blue and Gold. Homecoming Parade at 2:15 p.m. starting from the school parking lot. Home volleyball with Castleford starting with the junior varsity match at 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 17: No school classes today in the district.

At WRHS, Homecoming barbecue supporting local growers and restaurants 5:30 p.m. near the football field.

This year's barbecue is a Senior Class fundraiser. It will have food booths with tickets sold in $1 denominations so you can sample the organic burgers, hot dogs, homemade potato chips, pies, ice cream, cookies and root beer floats handmade in Bellevue.

The barbecue will have a bulletin board with photos of current and past Wood River Homecoming royalty. Email any of your photos to  HYPERLINK "" or call Lili Simpson 720-3666.

Football game 7 p.m. vs. Gooding including announcement of the royalty. Dance after the game. At Carey, football game at 7 p.m. with Camas. The Carey Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Royalty is flashy part of Homecoming

Crowning of Homecoming royalty is a big part of this week's events at Hailey's Wood River High School and Silver Creek High and Carey School.

The 2010 Homecoming royalty at Silver Creek High: Senior king/queen, Stewart Byerly and Yessenia Lopez; junior prince/princess, Gabe Fisher and Savannah Fredricks.

Candidates for Wood River's royalty have been announced for each class, with the winners to be revealed at Friday's Homecoming grid game.

Senior girls: Tanner Dredge, Jessica Hamilton, Kylee Richmond and Dylan Peterson.

Senior boys: Alex Thomas, Ben Thompson, James Paris and Tommy Heinrich.

Junior girls: Erin Murphy, Jonnie Pedersen, Ali Appleton and K.T. Martinez.

Junior boys: Quentin Dowdle, Greg Lindbloom, Stone Sutton and Connor Farrow.

Sophomore girls: Nicole Pratt, Maggie Williams, Taylor Bernston and Sydney Tidwell.

Sophomore boys: Tim Boyle, Trevor Brand, Jack Waters and Liam Jablonski.

Freshmen girls: Haley Montgomery, Sage Rust, Chloe Davis and Courtney Ballard.

Freshman boys: Gus Conrad, Quinn Guthrie, Eron Bates and Cooper Bailey.

The Carey Homecoming royalty will be announced at tonight's bonfire and will appear during Friday's game.

WRHS boys run past Twin Falls 2-1

They only needed one goal. Wood River High School boys' soccer players got that game-winning goal from an unexpected source—freshman Zack Mizculski last Thursday in a 2-1 home win over Twin Falls.

Hustling to the ball and winning it deep in the Bruins zone, Mizculski passed to senior Bryan Donoso, who centered quickly into the box. Mizculski kept running ahead, fought off a defender and poked it home at 68 minutes.

It was his first varsity goal.

The effort of Mizculski off the bench characterized Wood River's second-half revival that stretched the Wolverine unbeaten streak to five games in the Great Basin Conference triumph on the Hailey pitch.

Wood River out-shot Twin Falls 11-3 after half with a 7-1 edge in corners—after the two teams played to a standoff and 1-1 tie in the first half. "We got after 'em at half, told them to stop complaining and start playing," said second-year Hailey coach Luis Monjaras.

The speed and quickness of Twin Falls surprised Wood River in the first half, Monjaras said. "Twin Falls was really fast and beat us to every ball. They were very aggressive, dominated the first half and caught our guys flat-footed, even though we had our opportunities to score," he said.

Wood River capitalized on its very first chance, a header by soph Alex Lopez off a brilliant cross from junior Jeffrey Espejo in the second minute of the 80-minute game. Then the speed of Twin Falls led by former Wolverine Chris DeLaCruz kept Hailey on its heels.

Finally, Twin Falls equalized 1-1 at 33 minutes when senior Nate Goss slipped behind the Wolverine defense after a long goal kick by Ben Worst.

Wood River keeper Dylan Carey (5 first-half saves) kept his team in the hunt with several excellent saves. The home defense sparked by seniors Spyder Turco and Harlan Collins was relentless. "Those guys cleared everything out," said Monjaras about the "D."

Twin Falls, losing steam on the big field, lost momentum when senior DeLaCruz left the game with an injury. Wood River had some luck when Goss hit the far post. That's when Miczulski made his big run.

"We have tons of speed up top, it's just a matter of getting our technique down," said Monjaras. "Winning puts us in a good spot in the conference standings with a few days to rest up before Jerome."

Wood River (4-2-1, 3-1-1 league) travels to two-time defending league champ Jerome (4-1-2, 2-1-1) Thursday, Sept. 16. The varsity game will start at 6 p.m. because of lack of officials, and JV at 4:30 p.m. Host Wood River upset Jerome 4-1 Aug. 31.

Jerome won 3-1 over Minico (5-2-0, 1-2-0) last week and tied Century (2-3-2) by a 2-2 score Friday in Pocatello. Burley (5-1-2, 1-0-2) visited Twin Falls (2-3-1, 1-2-0) Tuesday, and Canyon Ridge (1-6-0, 0-2-0) traveled to Jerome on Tuesday.

Wood River hosts Century Saturday on the Hailey field.


WRHS girls fall 3-1 at Twin

It was a tough day for the Wood River girls Thursday at the Sunway field in Twin Falls.

Not only did the Wolverines lose speedy senior Jessica Martens (6 goals) with a broken leg, they dropped a hard-fought 3-1 Great Basin Conference game to top rival Twin Falls.

It was the first regular-season league loss for Wood River in nine years, dating back to a Sept. 12, 2001 loss to The Community School 2-1.

Tanner Dredge (9 goals) equalized late in the first half for Wood River (5-2-0, 4-1-0 league), but Twin Falls (6-1-0, 3-0-0) tallied two second-half goals for its first soccer win over Wood River since 2003.

The two front-runners for the Great Basin Conference's two bids to the State 4A tournament will meet again Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Hailey.

Wood River turned around Tuesday and went to Pocatello for a non-league battle against Century (6-1-0). The Wolverines had won three of their four previous games with Century including last year's 1-0 shootout win at the state tourney.

Century entered on a six-game win streak including Saturday's 1-0 win at Idaho Falls.

Hailey volleyball tournament returns Friday

Two former champions, Idaho Falls and Boise, highlight the 12-team field for the 30th annual Wood River Invitational prep varsity volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18 in Hailey.

Wood River High School hosts the two-day tournament starting Friday at 3 p.m. with pool play. In Wood River's four-team pool are last year's State 5A third-place team Borah of Boise, Kimberly and Payette.

Coach Wendy Johnson's highly regarded Idaho Falls team, the 2008-09 Wood River Invitational champ, is grouped with Bishop Kelly of Boise, Filer and Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls. In the other pool are 2006-07 Wood River winner Boise, Twin Falls, Mountain Home and the Burley Bobcats.

Idaho Falls beat Borah in last year's title match, and Kimberly ended up fourth.

Last Saturday, Idaho Falls (13-1) won the Skyline Classic tournament in Idaho Falls 25-21, 25-21 in the championship match over Snake River of Moreland. Idaho Falls lost for the first time all season, to Rigby, but avenged that loss in its climb back to the top spot.

Another strong contender will be Great Basin Conference favorite Twin Falls, which won its own tournament last Saturday. Twin Falls, which hosted Wood River Tuesday night, is coached by former Wolverine basketball player B.J. Price.

Wood River (5-5, 2-0 league), tuned up for this week's tough assignments with a 25-11, 25-23, 25-13 league victory over Canyon Ridge last Thursday.

Among Hailey stars were Jessica Hamilton (18 assists, 3 kills, 18 serves, 2 aces), Lily Richards (7 kills), Allie Hesteness (7 digs, 21 serves, 3 aces, 2 kills), Kori Paradis (2 blocks, 4 kills), Jade Glenn (5 kills), Ali Levy (4 kills), Sydney Tidwell (2 blocks, 11 serves, 3 aces) and Alison Gasenica (3 digs).

TCS girls keep winning on soccer pitch

The sweet feeling of success and finding the twine continued this week for The Community School girls' soccer team.

Getting goals from a host of players, the Cutthroats (7-1-0, 6-0-0 league, 51-12 goals against) extended their win streak to seven games with 10-0 and 10-0 High Desert Soccer Conference wins over Declo and Gooding.

Friday's 10-0 home win over Declo (2-4-2, 2-4-0) at Sagewillow Farms saw five first-time scorers for coach Kelly Feldman's Cutthroats—Whitney Engelmann (2), Natalie Vorsteveld, India Emerick, Emi Carr, Taylor Figge and Daniela Stokes.

Other scorers were Hannah Dies (2) and Jordan Fitzgerald.

At Gooding (1-5-0) Monday, soph Ellie Swanson (a team-high 15 goals) netted her second hat trick with three goals plus an assist in the 10-0 league victory over the Senators. Though it was 6-0 at half, the first goal wasn't scored until 25 minutes.

Rounding out the Cutthroat scoring were Freya Dickey (2 goals, 2 assists), Dies (1 goal, 2 assists, 8 goals season), Fitzgerald (1 goal, 1 assist, 6 goals season), Chloe Francois, Figge and Engelmann.

The Cutthroats (3-0 road), shutout winners in four of their last five, host Filer (5-3-1, 4-1-1) today, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and visit Twin Falls Saturday. Filer nipped Declo 4-3 Monday.

TCS boys down Declo 3-0

Coach Richard Whitelaw's Cutthroat boys (3-3-1, 2-3-1 league) stayed unbeaten in their last four contests including three shutouts with Friday's 3-0 home triumph over Declo at Browning Field.

Tim Kanellitsas and Tony Martin were first-half scorers and Mason Noyes recorded his first varsity goal in the second half. Whitelaw's "Man of the Match" was Zach Lindahl. Goalkeeper Tom Crosby (5 saves) was solid in the TCS net.

Monday, the Cutthroats dropped a 4-0 decision at defending State 3A champion Gooding (5-1-0). "Man of the Match" was Cassidy Carson, and Crosby made 15 saves.

Coming up: Whitelaw's side hosts High Desert Soccer Conference contender Filer (5-3-1, 4-1-1) today, Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Wildcats blanked the Cutthroats 5-0 in the season opener Aug. 23 but things could be different this time around.

The Cutthroats host Twin Falls Saturday, Sept. 18 and go to Wendell Monday.

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