RIDGEVUE 3, CENTURY 2: Ridgevue surprised nearly everyone to qualify for state as a first-year program without a single senior.
The Warhawks continued their Cinderella run Thursday by knocking off defending state champion Century 3-2 in the first round of the 4A state tournament at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex.
Ridgevue (10-8-3), which has won seven of its last eight games, never trailed against the Diamondbacks (13-4-1). Giovanni Ramirez, Isaiah Luna and Ezri Palacios scored for the Warhawks, who take on conference rival Caldwell at 2 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.
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CALDWELL 1, JEROME 0 (2 OT): Jesus Lechuga scored a golden goal in the second overtime, thanks to an assist from Hector Bermudez, as Caldwell returned to the semifinals for the second straight year.
SKYVIEW 2, TWIN FALLS 0: Brahayan Martinez found the back of the net and set up Omar Sosa’s goal as the Hawks advanced to the semifinals, where they face Blackfoot.
CENTENNIAL 2, MTN. VIEW 1: Alex Draghici scored twice as the Patriots edged their district rival for a fourth straight trip to the semifinals.
BOISE 4, LAKE CITY 1: Kaden Baratcart scored twice and set up another goal, while Matt Ivanoff tallied a goal and an assist for the Braves.
ROCKY MTN. 2, HILLCREST 0: Jonah Dalmas put the Grizzlies on the board, then set up Kyle Jones for a 60th-minute strike as Rocky Mountain advanced to the semifinals to face Boise.
SUGAR-SALEM 1, WEISER 0: Kyle Terry’s goal ended Weiser’s bid for back-to-back state titles.
CENTENNIAL 2, MTN. VIEW 1 (OT): The Patriots kept their quest for a three-peat alive and stretched their unbeaten streak to 23 games as Makayla Christensen and Brenna Davidson scored.
ROCKY MTN. 1, BOISE 0: Regan Widner broke a scoreless tie as Rocky Mountain, which needed to win a play-in game to qualify for the tournament, advanced to the semifinals for the third time in four years.
TIMBERLINE 4, MADISON 0: Aidan Borders scored and set up two more goals for the Wolves, who take on Rocky Mountain in the semifinals.
BISHOP KELLY 6, WOOD RIVER 0: Aubree Chatterton netted two goals and added two assists for the Knights, who won their 18th straight game and advanced to the semifinals for the seventh year in a row.
TWIN FALLS 2, SKYVIEW 0: Alexa Rierson scored twice to knock Skyview into the consolation bracket.
CENTURY 3, MIDDLETON 1: The Diamondbacks scored twice in the final 10 minutes to break a tie.
WEISER 2, SHELLEY 0: Lauren Bouvia tallied her 93rd goal of the season and set up Liz Perez for a score as the defending state champs spoiled Shelley’s perfect record.