After battling smoke from the Walker Fire near Idaho City all week, the schedules for the Valley’s district soccer championships came into the clear Thursday.
Boise (16-0-0) faces Rocky Mountain (14-2-0) at noon Saturday at Meridian High in the 5A District Three girls soccer final. Timberline (15-1-0) and Boise (12-3-1), the three-time defending district champ, follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at Meridian in the 5A District Three boys soccer final.
Caldwell (10-4-2) hosts Bishop Kelly (11-3-1) at 5 p.m. Friday for the 4A District Three boys championship. The Bishop Kelly girls (12-2-1), a six-time defending district champ, host Kuna (10-6-1) at 4 p.m. Friday for their district title.
EAGLE VOLLEYBALL TOPS TIMBERLINE FOR FIRST PLACE
Eagle rallied from two sets down to defeat Timberline 18-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-13, 16-14 in their 5A Southern Idaho Conference regular-season finale Thursday at Eagle High.
The Mustangs (14-0, 11-0 5A SIC) will be the No. 1 seed in the 5A District Three Tournament, which begins Saturday at Capital with play-in matches.
“It really speaks to my kids’ character, their determination, their heart and their fortitude to just dig in and fight when maybe it’s not so easy to fight,” Eagle coach Michelle Dodds said. “They could have just given up.”
Eagle senior outside hitter Gretchen Litzsinger, a Southern Oregon commit, finished with a match-best 27 kills, and fellow senior and outside hitter Kelly Driscoll added 24 kills and 22 digs.
BORAH FOOTBALL ROLLS
Borah’s defense fell 14 seconds short of a shutout in a 45-7 win over Centennial that gave the Lions a boost in their chase for a playoff berth. Quarterback Hayden Brown threw three first-half TDs as Borah raced out to a 28-0 halftime lead.