Varsity Extra Notebook: 4A soccer title games are Thursday

rroberts@idahostatesman.comOctober 17, 2013 

BK, MIDDLETON GIRLS MEET FOR 4A SOCCER TITLE

Both teams have secured state tournament berths, but Thursday’s game (5 p.m. at Emmett High) will determine seeding.

Bishop Kelly has won four straight District Three titles, but has its work cut out for it if it wants to win a fifth. Middleton ended Bishop Kelly’s 70-game winning streak with a 1-1 tie in September. The two teams met again in October, with the Knights holding off the Vikings 1-0.

Bishop Kelly also has won the past three state titles.

EMMETT, CALDWELL BOYS BATTLE FOR 4A SOCCER TITLE

For only the second time in 10 seasons, the district championship game will not include Skyview, which has won eight of the past nine titles.

Emmett earned its first trip to state since 2004 with its 1-0 semifinal victory Tuesday over top-seeded Bishop Kelly. Caldwell is back in the title game after a one-year absence. The Cougars broke through for their first trip to state since 2002 in 2011. They last won a state championship in 1997.

Caldwell beat Emmett 4-1 on Sept. 9 and 2-1 on Oct. 4.

Emmett has not won a state title in soccer since the sport was sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association in 2000.

BORAH, CAPITAL PLAY TONIGHT AT DONA LARSEN

The Capital football team won last year’s matchup 35-34 on a controversial call in the final minute.

Borah’s two-point conversion pass for the victory was ruled incomplete. Borah claimed the pass was good, while Capital stood by the call. Both teams would like to leave no doubt when the game kicks off at 7.

Capital (7-0, 6-0 5A SIC) looks to complete the season sweep of its Boise School District rivals, having beaten Boise (50-14) and Timberline (49-22) earlier this season.

Borah (2-4) split its intra-city games, beating Boise 34-2 and falling to Timberline 24-14.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SWIMMER HEADED TO MICHIGAN STATE

Senior All-American Alex Trompke received 16 official visit offers from Division I schools, but narrowed his trips down to Minnesota, Arizona State, Virginia Tech and Michigan State before making his choice, he said.

Trompke also competes for the Boise YMCA and is part of its national team.

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