Cross Country ready for stretch run
The Emmett cross country team took on the six-hills challenge of a course in Ontario last Thursday and found the track challenging but valuable as it prepared for the stretch run of the season. Senior Gemma LaVergne brought home a third-place finish in the girls division of the Crosby Invitational.
Just two more meets for the team before the District III 4A Championships and the quest for a coveted ticket to State.
This Saturday the harriers will travel to Kuna for the Gib Floyd Invitational and then they have their final pre-District tune up at the Winston Tilzey Open in Nampa’s West Park on Oct. 16. The District III event will be staged at Eagle Island State Park on Thursday, Oct. 24. State this year will be at the Portneuf Health Complex in Pocatello on Nov. 2.
Soccer sweeps to set up showdown with leaders
Kiko Solis continued on his season long scoring streak, finding the net seven times last week as the Huskies shutout Kuna 6-0 and beat Columbia 4-2 in Southern Idaho Conference play. The sweep of the week puts Emmett in position to finish anywhere from first to third in the final regular season standings with two crucial road matches this week.
Solis scored four times against Kuna, getting additional scoring from teammates Paxton Gregory and Chile Lara. Solis scored the first three goals of the senior night game on Thursday against the Wildcats with David Bratcher putting the finishing touch on the win.
League leading Caldwell suffered its second loss of the season last week and has a one match lead on the Huskies who travel to face the Cougars on Tuesday. Caldwell won 3-2 at Emmett earlier this season. Wednesday the regular season ends at Ridgevue. The Warhawks handed Emmett a 5-3 loss in mid-September and is a half-game behind Emmett in the standings.
District III playoffs begin on Saturday. Emmett will be hosting a first round match at Don Gregory Field at 11 a.m.
Emmett girls strike twice at Kuna
Little victories for the Emmett girls soccer team come with narrowing the scoring gaps the second time through the league schedule. The Huskies doubled up on that against one of the league leaders last week, scoring twice against Kuna in an 11-2 loss. The two goals in a game was a first since the 2016 season. Goldie Mumford recorded her second goal of the season and Katlyn Munoz got her first career score.
This week the Huskies conclude the season with two home matches – facing Caldwell on Tuesday and hosting Ridgevue for Senior Night on Thursday.
Volleyball claims SIC sweep of Vallivue
The Emmett volleyball team avenged an early season 2-3 non-conference loss to Vallivue, sweeping the Falcons, 3-0, last Thursday in the lone conference match between the schools this season. The win boosted Emmett to 1-4 in the Southern Idaho Conference league race and moved its season record to 9-8.
The Huskies rolled to a 25-17 win over Vallivue in the first set then won back to back 26-24 sets to complete the sweep.
Earlier in the week the Huskies fell to undefeated Nampa, 1-3. Emmett rallied from ten points down in the opening set to win 25-21 before the Bulldogs rallied to take the next three.
Middleton will visit for the only meeting this season on Tuesday. Emmett travels to Caldwell on Thursday. The regular season concludes on Wednesday, Oct. 16 when Bishop Kelly comes to Emmett for Senior Night. District III play begins Oct. 19 with eight teams fighting for 2.5 slots available to the State Volleyball Championships, Nov. 1-2 in northern Idaho.