Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring sports in full gear for WRHS

On the diamond, links, courts

     Wood River High School spring sports teams debuted their seasons this week.

     · The Wolverine baseball team (8 stolen bases) defeated the host Buhl Tribe 12-6 Tuesday with a five-run fifth inning and a strong pitching effort by senior righty Finn Isaacson for his first-ever varsity win. At the plate Isaacson (2 hits, triple) drove home two runs and catcher Cameron Benson (2 this) stroked two triples.

     · Junior shortstop Ashley Hicks led off the game with a home run and the Wood River softball team defeated host Buhl 5-1 Tuesday. Junior pitcher Britney Bradley tossed a three-hitter with three strikeouts and four walks. Wood River out-hit Buhl 10-3 sparked by senior Shelby Cooper, senior Cassidy Cooper (2 hits), Bradley (2 runs), junior Ciceley Peavey and Adelle Martin. Blair Radford turned a defensive gem with a catch in right field.

     · Wood River’s tennis team played at Blackfoot Wednesday and dropped 8-4 and 8-2 dual meets to Blackfoot and Century of Pocatello.

     No. 1 boys’ singles Andrew Pearson won 6-1, 6-1 over Hunter Mansfield of Century. No. 1 and 2 girls’ singles Tate Morell and Megan Murphy prevailed 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3, 7-6 over Blackfoot players. Michael Niedrich won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 boys’ singles.

     The freshman/sophomore team of Wes Brimstein and Carlos Hurtado earned a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 tiebreaker win at No. 2 boys’ doubles against Century. No. 1 girls’ doubles Alex Taylor and Sam Taylor posted a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Blackfoot.

     · Andrew Neel (92) and Tyler Spence (97) broke 100 for the Wolverine golf team Monday at blustery Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls.

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