HS roundup:IF volleyball moves to 3-0 in conference

At Idaho Falls High School, the Tigers volleyball team moved to 3-0 against 4A District 5-6 opponents on Tuesday.

Idaho Falls followed up a 27-25, 25-15, 25-18 win over Preston with a 25-20, 25-11, 25-22 win over Blackfoot.

“We kinda had a rough start, but once we got started, we kept going,” Idaho Falls coach Laurel Craynor said. “Things started to roll our way.”

Versus Preston, Tiffany Schwendiman had 16 digs, Emma Carvo had 37 assists and two blocks and Laurel Taylor had 17 kills. Versus Blackfoot, Katie Montgomery had 12 digs, 10 kills and two blocks, Taylor had 12 kills and 10 digs and Katie Killpack had two blocks.

Idaho Falls (9-6) plays Thursday in Pocatello against Century and Pocatello.

WATERSPRINGS 3, MACKAY 0; WATERSPRINGS 3, NORTH GEM 0: At Ammon, Watersprings remained undefeated in 1A Division II District 5-6 action with three-set sweeps of Mackay and North Gem.

The Warriors defeated Mackay 25-12, 25-9, 25-11 and North Gem 25-14, 25-14, 25-12.

“It was great teamwork,” Watersprings coach Robyn King said. “The whole team did a great job of just playing together.”

King said Abigail Yadon had some “outstanding hitting” for the Warriors and fellow sophomore Joanna Hayes served well.

Watersprings (8-3, 6-0) plays Thursday at Clark County against Clark County and Sho-Ban.

SALMON 3, RIRIE 2: At Salmon, Ririe was edged by Salmon in a five-set conference match. No other details were available by press time.

Girls soccer

SUGAR-SALEM 3, SHELLEY 2: At Shelley, Sugar-Salem handed Shelley its first loss to a 3A District 6 opponent since 2014.

The teams entered halftime tied at 1-1. In the second half, the Diggers scored two unanswered before Shelley made it a one-goal game late. Brittney Baron scored Shelley’s first half goal while Abbey Crandall scored in the second half.

Shelley coach Jim Gregory said Sugar-Salem, like the Russets, brings back several experienced players this season.

“There were some occasions where they were just quicker in execution than we were,” Gregory said. “That’s something that kinda hurt us. We paid the price for that.”

Shelley (6-1-0, 2-1-0) plays Thursday at South Fremont while Sugar-Salem (5-0-0, 3-0-0) hosts Firth on Thursday.

TETON 3, FIRTH 0: At Driggs, Teton’s Haley Janus had a hand in every aspect of Teton’s conference win over Firth.

The freshman center midfielder assisted Sofie Graupner on a 15th minute goal and Caitlinn Koch on a 30th minute goal and scored off a Kira Wise assist in the 42nd minute. Teton coach Sandy Buckstaff said he put her in at sweeper—her position from club soccer—toward the end of the game to give a teammate a rest.

“She’s all of 5-foot even and 105 pounds, but she’s a dynamo,” Buckstaff said.

Teton (4-2-0, 2-1-0) plays Thursday at North Fremont.

Boys soccer

SUGAR-SALEM 4, SHELLEY 0: At Shelley, Sugar-Salem broke through in the second half for a conference win.

Ace Christensen scored two goals and Bridger Esplin and Logan Tingey each scored once for the Diggers, who entered halftime knotted at 0-0 with the Russets.

“They have a really good goalkeeper who saved our shots on goal,” Sugar-Salem coach Oscar Bustos said. “The second half was another story. We shot closer to goal.”

Shelley coach Wes Stumbo said the Russets, who were without some players due to illness, held the Diggers scoreless for 54 minutes.

“It was 54 minutes of some of the best soccer I’ve seen in four years,” Stumbo said.

Sugar-Salem (5-0-0, 2-0-0) hosts Firth on Thursday while Shelley (2-4-1, 1-2-0) plays at South Fremont the same day.

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