Tuesday, November 30, 2021

PREP ROUNDUP: Lake City deflates, defeats Coeur d'Alene boys

| September 22, 2021 1:15 AM


COEUR d’ALENE — Throughout the 2021 season, Coeur d’Alene, in most cases, has found itself often getting a lead early, then watching as the air goes out of its opponent.

On Tuesday, the Vikings had the wind taken out of their sails.

Noah Janzen scored the tying goal in the 55th minute, then Jacob Molina and Connor Jump added scores in the final 10 minutes as the visiting Lake City Timberwolves notched a 4-2 win over the Vikings in an Inland Empire League match at Coeur d’Alene High.

Isaac Fritts had a goal and an assist for Coeur d’Alene, which led 2-0 after 18 minutes.

“Lake City is probably the most aggressive team we’ve seen all season,” Coeur d’Alene coach Braden Ridgewell said. “Most teams, we’d get two goals on them and they’d deflate. But Lake City has some athletic guys that can run the field for 80 minutes and we just couldn’t keep the gas pedal down for the full 80 minutes today.”

Tyler Allred had three saves for Lake City (11-0-1, 6-0-1 IEL), which hosts Post Falls on Thursday.

“It was a great competitive game,” Lake City coach Alan Rich said. “Just what you would expect from two undefeated teams near the end of the season. We were a little flat in our previous game, so it was nice to see our guys respond with a great come from behind win. The guys stayed composed, never panicked and several players stepped up for a really solid team win.”

Coeur d’Alene (9-1-0, 6-1-0) hosts Sandpoint next Tuesday.

First half — 1, Cd’A, Isaac Fritts (Wyatt Smalley), 10:00. 2, Cd’A, Cooper Prohaska (Fritts), 18:00. 3, LC, Noah Janzen (Kohrt Weber), 30:00. Second half — 4, LC, Janzen (unassisted), 55:00. 5, LC, Jacob Molina (Tyler Gasper), 70:00. 6, LC, Connor Jump (unassisted), 78:00.

Shots on goals — LC 16, Cd’A 9.

Saves — LC, Tyler Allred 3; Cd’A, Dylan Jones 4, Dallin Dance 2.

Post Falls 1

Moscow 0

MOSCOW — Lance Gilmor scored on an assist from Andon Brandt in the 72nd minute to send the Trojans past the Bears in an Inland Empire League match at the Moscow Community Playfields.

“We’re getting there, but it’s baby steps,” Post Falls coach Gabe Lawson said. “But we’ll take it. We kept building up pressure and Lance and Andon played a nice combo up top and Lance beat their keeper. The guys were really good about making those adjustments at the half. The shots were coming, but it was a question of if they were going to fall for us. And they did.”

Kael McGowan had one save for Post Falls (2-8-0, 1-5-0 IEL), which plays at Lake City on Thursday.

First half — none. Second half — 1, PF, Lance Gilmor (Andon Brandt), 72:00.

Shots on goal — PF 10, Mos 3.

Saves — PF, Kael McGowan 1; Mos, Jack Bales, 3.

Timberlake 10

Orofino 2

OROFINO — Gavin Mooney and Jacob Simpson had two goals each for the Tigers, who scored four times in the first 10 minutes of the second half to break open an Intermountain League win over the Maniacs.

Timberlake, which led 2-1 at halftime, outscored Orofino 8-1 in the second half.

Brendan Barry had a goal and assist for Timberlake (5-1-2, 5-0-1 IML), which faces Immaculate Conception of Post Falls on Thursday at Bodine Field. Immaculate Conception handed Timberlake its first loss of the season last Friday at Timberlake.

First half — 1, TL, Jacob Simpson (unassisted), 20:00. 2, Oro, Connor Potratz (Jorge Santos-Lopez), 30:00. 3, TL, Colton Mendenhall (Simpson), 38:00. Second half — 4, TL, Simpson (unassisted), 41:00. 5, Oro, Potratz (unassisted), 42:00. 6, TL, Gavin Mooney (Brendan Barry), 43:00. 7, TL, Owen Moore (penalty kick), 46:00. 8, TL, Mooney (unassisted), 49:00. 9, TL, Mendenhall (unassisted), 62:00. 10, TL, Tristyn Frank (Timothy Orrison), 63:00. 11, TL, Austin Wilson (Frank), 69:00. 12, TL, Barry (unassisted), 74:00.

Shots on goal — unknown.

Saves — unknown.


Lake City 6

Coeur d’Alene 0

COEUR d’ALENE — It’s a group that has been paying off all season, and did again for the Timberwolves in a home match at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex.

Forward Elliotte Kortus, Taytum Curtis and Reagan Cherry had two goals each in an Inland Empire League victory over the Vikings.

“Our front line had great connections all day today,” Lake City coach Matt Ruchti said. “Even though she didn’t score, Georgia (Whitehead) was a handful and drew a lot of attention. Taytum had some good goals, Reagan had some really good moments in limited minutes and Elliotte just had a lot of moments with the ball. In all aspects, the girls knew what their matchups were. Coeur d’Alene, they make you work for everything and earn it.”

Midfielders Olivia Azzolini and Mackenzie Goings had two assists each for Lake City (8-2-0, 4-1-0 IEL), which travels to Post Falls on Thursday.

Coeur d’Alene (5-5-0, 4-3-0) hosts University on Friday.

First half — 1, LC, Elliotte Kortus (Olivia Azzolini), 13:00. 2, LC, Taytum Curtis (Kortus), 23:00. 3, LC, Reagan Cherry (Mackenzie Goings), 36:00. Second half — 4, LC, Curtis (Kortus), 47:00. 5, LC, Kortus (Goings), 53:00. 6, LC, Cherry (Azzolini), 77:00.

Shots on goal — Cd’A 4, LC 18.

Saves — Cd’A, Jay Ziegler, 10; LC, Hailey Jo Parks, 4.

Post Falls 11

Lakeland 0

POST FALLS — Trinidie Nichols recorded five goals and an assist for the Trojans in an Inland Empire League win over the Hawks at Post Falls High.

Valerie Flores had two goals for Post Falls (1-7-1, 1-5-1 IEL), which hosts Lake City on Thursday.

Lakeland (1-8-0, 1-6-0) hosts Lewiston on Thursday.

First half — 1, PF, Trinidie Nichols (Kaylee Moate), 4:00. 2, PF, Moate (unassisted), 13:00. 3, PF, Nichols (unassisted), 24:00. 4, PF, Nichols (Moate), 26:00. 5, PF, Valerie Flores (unassisted), 30:00. 6, PF, Ellie McGowan (Nichols), 34:00. Second half — 7, PF, Nichols (unassisted), 44:00. 8, PF, Moate (unassisted), 49:00. 9, PF, Jamie Lawrence (unassisted), 74:00. 10, PF, Flores (unassisted), 76:00. 11, PF, Nichols (unassisted), 79:00.

Shots on goal — LL 9, PF 24.

Saves — LL, unknown, 7; PF, Ashley Grant 2, Ellie McGowan 5.


St. Maries’ scheduled games for the next three weeks have been canceled due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases affecting staff and students, the St. Maries School Board voted Monday night.

The school board decided schools in the district would revert to at-home learning starting today and running through Oct. 10.

“The board will meet weekly to look at numbers and make updates to our reopening,” St. Maries High athletic director Todd Gilkey said.

St. Maries football games canceled included Friday vs. Timberlake, Oct. 1 vs. Bonners Ferry and Oct 8 vs. Grangeville, the scheduled Central Idaho League opener.

Volleyball matches canceled include St. Maries’ appearance at the Linda Sheridan Classic in Spokane, vs. Timberlake on Sept. 28, the Lumberjacks at the Pea and Lentil Spikeoff Oct. 2 at Genesee, and matches vs. Priest River Oct. 7 and Orofino Oct. 9.

Soccer games canceled include games vs. Priest River on Tuesday (boys and girls), vs. Immaculate Conception on Friday (boys), vs. Orofino (boys) on Sept. 28, vs. Timberlake (boys and girls) on Sept. 30, vs. Coeur d’Alene Charter (girls) on Oct. 2, vs. Lakeland (girls) on Oct. 4, and vs. Charter (boys) on Oct. 7.

There was no word yet on how the canceled games would affect postseason seeding.