Baseball slips into tie for league lead
One quiet night with the bats and Emmett saw its lead in the Southern Idaho Conference slip away last Tuesday. The Huskies were limited to three hits and committed three errors in a 1-0 upset loss to Vallivue.
Emmett bounced back with a 7-1 road win at Nampa on Thursday, however, and maintained a share of the conference lead with Bishop Kelly. The Knights lost for the second time this season to Middleton and will bring a matching 7-2 league record to Emmett on Thursday for the lead showdown. BK won the earlier meeting in Boise so the Huskies will need a win to stay in front of the Knights.
Despite a four hit complete game from Timmy Williams on the mound, Emmett errors contributed to a sole unearned run in the fourth by the Falcons.
Thursday against the Bulldogs the Huskies scored five times in the top of the third and were never challenged as Roman Lake allowed one hit resulting in the Bulldogs only run in the fifth. He struck out 7 over six innings.
Emmett heads to Caldwell on Tuesday and before hosting BK on Thursday and Ridgevue next Tuesday.
Softball struggles for runs in league losses
A sudden hitting slump and a generous amount of walks being issued to opponents cost the EHS softball team last week.
The Huskies issues a dozen walks against Vallivue on Tuesday, falling 11-0 in five innings. Emmett was held to only three hits in the game.
Thursday they were able to scratch out seven hits but another ten free passes to Bulldog hitters cost them in an 8-3 loss. Emmett led 2-0 before Nampa took over with a 4 run third.
The Huskies travel to Caldwell on Tuesday and face undefeated Bishop Kelly at home on Thursday.
Track grabs second to power BK in SIC quad
The Emmett track team posted eight event wins and showed strong in a quadrangle meet that included SIC track power Bishop Kelly. The Huskies finished second in both the boys and girls team races, highlighted by five wins including winning event debuts by junior Landon Helms.
Helms, who has been edging his way back into this specialties after a series of surgeries on an injured foot, won them both in his debut in the pole vault and 110 meter hurdles. Helms was well below his school record in the pole vault but his 14 foot clearance won handily. His 15.09 in the sprint hurdle won by over a second.
Also scoring double wins for the Emmett boys was senior Axel Sanchez. He took the shotput with a toss of 52’7” to lead an Huskies dominance of the top five positions in the event. Tyler Barry took second, freshman Cristian Sanchez took fourth and Hunter Enick fifth.
Sanchez and Barry finished one-two in the discus as well, Axel going 16’11.5” and Barry marking a personal record 140’.
Silas Massey won the 400 meters in a time of 52.28, finishing just in front of teammate David Bratcher.
Tatum Richards continues to lead the Emmett girls team. The sophomore won both the pole vault and the 100 meter hurdles. Lacy Yates won the discuss with a toss of 135’3” and placed second in the short put.
Freshman Jennifer Contreras recorded personal bests in three events – the high jump, the 100 hurdles and her time in the 300 hurdles earned her third place.
Track will be attending an SIC Quad meet this Thursday at Vallivue
Golfers tournament bound this week
Colton Sisk and Annika Robins each took third in the individual medalist standings of the weekly SIC meet held last week at TimberStone golf course in Caldwell. Sisk recorded a 39 and Robins a 42 to lead the Huskies in the event.
Both the boys and girls were competing Monday at the Jerome Invitational and then will split for conference matches on Wednesday at two different sites. The boys will be at the Bishop Kelly Invite and the girls at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa for a Bulldog hosted event.