Wood River High School debuted its Great Basin Conference volleyball season Tuesday night with a 25-15, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 win at Burley. Coach Tim Richards said, “All our players improved their games.”
Scoring leaders were Kori Paradis (11 kills), Sydney Tidwell (6 kills), Lily Richards (15 assists, 5 kills, 24 serves), Mary Petzke (8 assists) and Mercedez Powell (21 of 24 serve receives).
The Wolverines (4-6, 1-0 league) opened their home campaign Thursday night against Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls and travel to Twin Falls next Wednesday.
Over the Labor Day weekend at the Peg Peterson Invitational meet in Pocatello, Wood River went 1-2 in pool play—beating Preston 17-25, 25-23, 15-6 and falling to Twin Falls 25-16, 25-13 and Sugar-Salem of Sugar City 25-21, 22-25, 15-6.
In Saturday’s tourney action, the Wolverines beat Blackfoot 25-6, 25-18 and Preston 25-13, 25-18, while losing in two to Malad and Shelley.
Carey High School (0-5, 0-3 league) and the Community School (0-4, 0-3) are still seeking their first wins of the season after Tuesday league action. Host Richfield defeated Carey 25-16, 25-16, 27-25 and visiting Castleford won 25-15, 25-5, 25-15 at The Fish Tank in Sun Valley.
The Cutthroats host Twin Falls Christian Academy Monday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. and Carey hosts defending state champ Camas County of Fairfield Tuesday at 6 p.m. Led by Katelyn Peterson, Camas defeated chief Northside challenger Dietrich on Wednesday.