Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring sports take another step forward

Last week’s update

     · Wood River, Carey and Camas County track and field teams limbered up at meets in Twin Falls and Kimberly last Thursday and Friday.

     Wolverine senior Janel Passey won the 800-meter (2:48) and 1600m (6:09.4) runs at Canyon Ridge and finished second at 3200m. Junior Alexis Gonzalez swept first places in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m distance races, and junior Taylor Douthit won shotput (124-10).

     At the 14-school Kimberly Invitational, Carey’s 4x100m and 4x200m girls’ relays placed second with Daphne Kirkland, Clarissa Kirkland, Arriana Nielson and Kelsey Barker (4x1), and Lilly Rivera, Hailee Johnson, Medin Cenarrusa and Barker (4x2). Placing second in girls’ shotput and discus was Camas County senior Taylor Gorringe.

     · The host Filer Wildcats (20 hits) broke open a 7-7 game with an eight-run fifth and beat the Wood River softball team 19-9 in six innings on a windy Friday. Shelby Cooper (3 hits, 3 RBI) and Ashley Hicks (2 hits, 3 runs) led the eight-hit Wood River (1-1) attack.

     · Nic Tidwell scattered five hits and pitched all seven innings for the Wood River High varsity baseball team, but opponent Rigby prevailed 3-1 Friday at Jerome. Wood River out-hit Rigby 8-5 yet stranded the tying runs in scoring position.

     · Wood River’s tennis team dropped 8-4 and 11-1 dual meets to Bonneville and Idaho Falls last Friday in Idaho Falls. No. 1 boys’ singles Andrew Pearson won 6-1, 6-0 over Clayton Housley of Bonneville. No. 2 boys’ singles Drew Morse picked up a 6-2, 6-1 victory.

     No. 1 girls’ doubles Alex Taylor-Sam Taylor had two straight-set wins. No. 2 girls’ doubles Josie Potts-Ashlee Hamilton won 6-2, 6-1 over Bonneville after losing a third-set tiebreaker to Idaho Falls.

     · Thursday was a nice weather day at Burley Municipal Golf Course for the Burley Invitational attended by the Wood River High School golf teams. Boys’ 18-hole scores were Riley Neel 78, Callum Stearns 93, Austin Shetler 101, Cody Richmond 107, Brock Olson 131 and Matt Schell 131. Playing their first rounds of the season were Maggie Sfingi 110 and Mary Petzke 124, while Niki Penrose (172) was on a golf course for the first time.

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