Idy School hosts SJ Academy

Last week, the Idyllwild Middle School boys basketball team hosted the San Jacinto Leadership Academy. Here, Preston Piño, Toby Posey and Ethan Teeguarden play a tough defense.                              Photo by Amy Righetti


Last week, the Idyllwild Middle School girls basketball team lost a tough game to the San Jacinto Leadership Academy.                                      Photo by Amy Righetti



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

This week, the Wildcats were in Panorama City playing the California Heat.

The first period was evenly matched with scoring chances at both ends. After a hard-fought second period, the game still remained scoreless. It wasn’t until four minutes into the third period that Scott Hommel started off the scoring for the Wildcats with a power-play goal. Only 10 seconds later, Wayne Sturdevant scored to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. 

With four-and-a-half minutes to go in the period, Scott scored his second goal of the game on a two-on-one break with an assist from Adam Smith, increasing the Wildcats’ lead to 3-0. With just under three minutes to play, the Heat poked one past the Wildcats goaltender, breaking the shutout for a final score of 3-1.

The Wildcats play next at Riverside Icetown on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 a.m., against the Pasadena Maple Leafs.