Sports: November 3, 2016

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The Idyllwild Middle School Cross Country Team competed at the Beaumont Invitational at Noble Creek Park on Oct. 27. The kids have been training hard for the last couple of months and their efforts paid off in this event.  Front row, from left, Fernando Maldonado, Seth White, Eddie Rincan, Breanna Sheppard, Colby Sonnier, Hannah Johnson, Rylan Righetti, Jakob Parsons and Rene Montoya. Back row, from left, coaches Lee Arnson and Misty Hitchcock, Jenah Arnett, Austin Gooch, Chloe Lovett, Sivoney Garcia, Grace McKimson, Zach Gray, Tobey Posey, Matilda Terry, Lilah Whitney, Levi Davis and Arturo Rincan.Photo courtesy Lee Arnson

The Idyllwild Middle School Cross Country Team competed at the Beaumont Invitational at Noble Creek Park on Oct. 27. The kids have been training hard for the last couple of months and their efforts paid off in this event. Front row, from left, Fernando Maldonado, Seth White, Eddie Rincan, Breanna Sheppard, Colby Sonnier, Hannah Johnson, Rylan Righetti, Jakob Parsons and Rene Montoya. Back row, from left, coaches Lee Arnson and Misty Hitchcock, Jenah Arnett, Austin Gooch, Chloe Lovett, Sivoney Garcia, Grace McKimson, Zach Gray, Tobey Posey, Matilda Terry, Lilah Whitney, Levi Davis and Arturo Rincan. Photo courtesy Lee Arnson

 

Lilah Whitney, of Idyllwild Middle School, was one of several Idyllwild students in the Beaumont Invitational at Noble Creek Park on Oct. 27. Photo by  Amy Righetti

Lilah Whitney, of Idyllwild Middle School, was one of several Idyllwild students in the Beaumont Invitational at Noble Creek Park on Oct. 27.
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Amy Righetti

Soccer

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Justin Nunn gave this report on Youth Soccer. Below are the scores and players of the game for Town Hall Youth Soccer. For the 4 to 6 year olds we are only doing player of the game.

 

Ages 4-6

Monday, Oct. 24: The Jedis vs. Ninja Turtles; Slipper Sharks vs. Team Awesome Sauce.

Players of the game: The Jedis, Scarlet Nowlin; Ninja Turtles, Caden Myers; Slippery Sharks, Rylee Rocha; Team Awesome Sauce, Noah Klawck.

Thursday, Oct. 27: Slippery Sharks vs. Ninja Turtles;  Team Awesome Sauce  vs. The Jedis.

Players of the game: The Jedis, Miles Sechrest; Ninja Turtles, Kai Steigen; Slippery Sharks, Jason Maldonado; Team Awesome Sauce,  Parker Woods.

 

Ages 7-9

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Wildcats and Star Blues played a very hard game. The Star Blues took over and came away with a 2-0 victory. Player of the game for  Star Blues was Kevin Perez for his passing and for the Wildcats it was Lucy Newman for her defense.

Also that afternoon, the Hurricanes faced the Dragons with the Hurricanes coming away with a 1-0 victory. Both teams played hard and player of the game for the Hurricanes was Silas Tiso for scoring and for the Dragons, Tony Solorio for his passing .

On Friday, Oct. 28, in the first round of the playoffs, we had the number-four seed Dragons go against the number-one seed Star Blues. Despite the hard play by the Dragons, the Star Blues continued their dominance as they did all season and came away with a 4-0 victory. Player of the game for the Dragons was Seth Freeland for his defense and for the Star Blues, Brody Mason for scoring.

Playing in the other playoff game that afternoon was the Wildcats and the Hurricanes. Both teams looked to go move on into the championship game. The Hurricanes played hard in the first half, facing a 1-0 deficit, but the Wildcats opened up the second half scoring 2 more goals and winning 3-0.  Player of the game for the Hurricanes was Tagan Brown for her hustle and for the Wildcats, Travis Rocha for scoring twice.

 

Ages 10-14

On Monday evening, Oct. 24, the last game of the regular season before playoffs, Blue Thunder went against ReaL Idyllwild. In a not so close a game, ReaL came away with a 3-0 victory. For ReaL Idyllwild, player of the game was Ruby McKeller for her passing and for Blue Thunder, Colby Sonnier for his defense.

On Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, playoffs started for the 10-14 year olds with the number-three seed Blue Thunder playing against the Dare Devils. With an early score from Blue Thunder by Claudia Delucien, the Dare Devils trailed 1-0.

The Dare Devils fought extremely hard but failed on many scoring opportunities in the final minutes so Blue Thunder came away with the 1-0 victory ,heading to the championship game.

Player of the game for Dare Devils was Aly Fogle for her passing and all around play and for Blue Thunder, Claudia Delucien for scoring the game-winning goal and also being the first one of the season for her.

Thursday, Oct. 27, after upsetting the Dare Devils in their last game, Blue Thunder came in with a lot of momentum but also tired playing three times in the last four days. ReaL Idyllwild took advantage and Ryker Hamblin scored early but minutes after Blue Thunder scored, tying  the game 1-1 going into the half-time.

Both teams came out of half-time pumped and ready but only one team could come away and win it all. Both teams had multiple scoring opportunities but failed.

It looked as if we were going to go into a penalty shootout to decide the winner when all of a sudden, Mecino Reynosha received a pass up the middle and scored the game-winning goal, leading Blue Thunder to a Cinderella-story championship.

Player of the game for Blue Thunder was Mecino Reynosha for scoring the game-winning goal and for ReaL Idyllwild, Ryker Hamblin for scoring.  All three teams had an amazing year and we look forward to another one next year.

Hockey

Youth Hockey Correspondent and proud Dad Brian Smith gave this report on Youth Hockey.

This past Saturday, the Wildcats hosted the San Diego Jr. Gulls.

In the first period, the teams seemed evenly matched with scoring opportunities at both ends of the ice. Then, with just under 4 minutes to go in the first period, Wild-cats Wayne Sturdevant scored to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. About 1 minute into the second period, Max Nordhausen scored with an assist from Idyllwild’s own Adam Smith. 

About midway through the period, Tiffany Anderson increased the Wildcats’ lead to 3-0. In the first 1:10 of the third period, Max and Tiffany each scored their second goals of the game.

With 8 minutes to go, Max completed his hat trick with his third goal. Then, with less than a minute to go, Cole Behseresht scored to give the Wildcats and Goalie Kevin Moore a 7-0 shutout win. The Wildcats have five wins, one loss and one tie in the last seven games.

The Wildcats next play a 4:45 p.m. home game against Orange County Hockey Club on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10540 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside, and an away game on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7 a.m. vs. the Ontario Wave at 201 S. Plum Ave. in Ontario.

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