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Youth Sports June 5, 2024


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Information: 208-664-8176, Ext. 2019

    Courtesy photo The 14U Lake City Thunder-Schultze girls fastpitch softball team took second in the Gold Bracket championship game at the 27th annual Crush tournament last weekend in Post Falls. In the front row from left are Jaya Felix, Adilyn Wenglikowski, Allison Grantham, Brooklyn Caan, Sophia Gum and Shayne McGowan; and back row from left, Grace Schneider, Abigail Helmholz, Shae Jones, Shiloh McCoy, Whitney Hollen, Kulani Peahu and Ava Nevills.
 
 
    Courtesy photo The 2012 Timbers North FC Academy black soccer team was runner-up at the 3 Blind Refs Tournament in Kalispell, Mont. From left are coach Scott McNiel, coach Ian McKenna, Alister Campbell, Colin Hutchins, Connor McKenna, Mateo Ethan Mariano, Camden Nelson, Mason Melison, James Greene, Mason Fantozzi, Micah Brumbach, Henry Bowlby, coach Robin Bundy and coach Nick Funkhouser.
 
 
    Courtesy photo The Timbers North FC 15 boys black soccer team finished second at the annual 3 Blind Refs tournament last weekend in Kalispell, Mont. On Friday, the Timbers defeated the Sandpoint Strikers FC U09B Nees 13-0. On Saturday, the Timbers defeated Missoula Surf 2015B Blue 4-2, and defeated Glacier Surf 2015/2016 Blue 6-1. On Sunday, Timbers reached the Gold round finals. Timbers goals over the weekend were scored by Case Schwarz (1), Chase Baune (6), Cooper Corbeill (7), Flynn Bundy (3), George Jerkins (1), Silas Ballou (7) and Thomas Davis (2). From left are coach Ian McKenna, coach Kip Sharbono, George Jerkins, Case Schwarz, Cooper Corbeill, Thomas Davis, Chase Baune, Harvey Granier, Maddox Hoy, Beckham Sharbono, Flynn Bundy, Silas Ballou and coach Robin Bundy.
    Courtesy photo The Timbers 2010 Premier boys soccer team took first place last weekend at the 3 Blind Refs Tournament in Kalispell, Mont. In the front row from left are Isaac Jackson, Zack Burkwist, Hudson Fremouw, Jacob Sanford, Logan Rader, Carter Lloyd, Alistair Smith, Mason Cramer and Luka Ranca; and back row from left, coach Stephen Jackson, Kellen Anderson, Michael Steffani, Hunter Moss, coach Landon Anderson, Eli Bardwell, Easton Clyne, Elias Herzog, Jameson Meyer and Brodie Grimmett.
    Courtesy photo The 2013 Thorns Girls Gold soccer team took first place in the U-11 gold division of the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., weekend. The Thorns went undefeated in four games and scored 23 goals. In the front row from left are Peyton Cantrell, Nora Schock, Emma Storlie, Kaylee Evans and Presley Hart; and back row from left Kyal Carlson, Kinsey Kiefer, Hayden Hays, Addison Salas, Nevie Sousley, Nora Snyder, Felicity Miller and head coach Tomas Barrera.
   Courtesy photo The 2013 Thorns girls Silver soccer team took first place in the U-11 Silver division of the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., last weekend. In the front row from left are Viper Barnes, Kinsley May, Kaylee Evans, Emma Storlie and Amalia Cramer; and back row from left, assistant coach Gary Evans, Evellyn Howard, Sophia Quigley, Alexis Morisette, Hayden Hays, Vera Eveland, Novalee Hoel, Nora Snyder, Eva Frost and head coach Tomas Barrera.
    Courtesy photo The Timbers 2011 boys soccer team placed third in the Gold division at the 3 Blind Refs tournament last weekend in Kalispell, Mont., with two wins, a loss and a tie. From left are Max Lopez, Eli Vatsvog, Charlie McVey, Ryder Quinn, Oliver Peters, Owen Newby, Kellan Alexander, Landon Smith, Ryder Benca, Asher Smith, Damon Mysse, Eli Lorhan-Lewis, Griffin Dooley and Kannon Foreman.
 
 
    Courtesy photo The 11U North Idaho Sharks baseball team won the Best in the Northwest tournament in Spokane for the second year in a row. The team had a 20-6 record in tournaments and was 27-9 overall. In the front row from left are Jacob Briner, Cason Bishop, Colin Schreiber, Easton Bateman, Nolan Haley, Brody Williams, Easton Henderson, Kingston Howard and Kellen Larson; and back row from left, Beckett Simmelink, Koa Fenter, Ashton Elwell, Beck Odenthal and Royce Alvarado.     Courtesy photo The North Idaho Sharks 10U baseball team won the Best in The Northwest tournament in Spokane. The Sharks finished with a 19-4 record. In the front row from left are Cooper Stotz, Westin Holmquist, Kase Ralston, Max Spencer, Jack Elgee and Bryson Munger; and back row from left, Bodee Olmsted, Cannon Groven, Patrick Langer, William Radobenko, Quinton Wilburn and Tommy Mudrick.
    Courtesy photo The North Idaho Sharks 9U baseball team finished in second place in the Best in The Northwest tournament in Spokane. The Sharks finished with a 14-4 record. In the front row from left are Hunter Everson, Dalton Gregg, Korbin Rodda, Tripp McLeod and Sullivan Green; second row from left, Cas Cooper and Mav Schindelbeck; and back row from left, Riley Everson, Chase Wedekind, Jacob Pernell and Luke Templeton.
    Courtesy photo The Timbers North FC 13 Boys White soccer team beat Avalanche FC North Idaho 2-1 in the championship game of the 3 Blind Refs tournament last weekend in Kalispell, Mont. Timbers goals were scored by Hunter Hermance and EJ Von Behren. In the front row from left are Hudson Herbert, Liam Jell, Shane Staeheli, Sterling Tate and EJ Von Behren; and back row from left, coach Jon Baune, Beau Broker, Kleh Rogers, Zachary Childress, Hunter Hermance, coach Jaina Grothe, Knolyn Kuhn and coach James Grothe.
 
 
    Courtesy photo The Thorns North FC 2010 Girls soccer team won its age group for the second straight year at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., last weekend. On Saturday, the Thorns beat the Bigfork Soccer Club G2009 7-0 and beat the Calgary Rangers 09/10 7-0. On Sunday, the Thorns defeated the Sandpoint Strikers U14/15 2-0, then beat the Montana Strikers FC 2009 2-1 to win the championship. In the front row from left are Katie Foster, Grier Scott, Cate Storey, Jordynn Walker, Callahan Kuhlman, Jersey Larson and Selah McNeil; and back row from left, Mallory Morrisroe, Finley Wright, Ava Roberts, Emily Tanneberger, Averyn Jones, Kendalyn Bowlby, Lila Moreau, Callie Buckles, Becky Russu, Tayla Ruchti and head coach Matt Ruchti.
 
 
    Courtesy photo The North Idaho Youth Lacrosse grade 5/6 Falcons Green team won the Silver bracket championship at the Spokane LaxFest on June 1-2 beating the NW Sharpshooters 5/6 Green team (Kalispell, Mont.) 4-2. In the front from left are Wyatt Carpenter and Connor Smalley; and back row from left, Blake Parkinson, Chris Elliot, Liam Elliot, Hawke Warren, Levi Drake, Spencer Gerrick, coach Kam Dahlin, Linkoln Todd, McCoy Jolley, EJ Dahlin, Tristan Matthews, Keegan Rosenberger, Levi Tebbe, Barrett Halgren, Luke Nicholson, Camden Glindeman, Liam Clark and Gabe Stearns.
 
    Courtesy photo The North Idaho Youth Lacrosse grade 7/8 Falcons Green team won the Silver bracket championship in the Spokane LaxFest on June 1-2, with a 9-5 win over the Tri-Cities 7/8 Jokers team (Kennewick, Wash.). In the front center is Gabriel Thexton; first row from left, Logan Parkinson, Berkley Todd, Hayden Christensen, Parker Stearns, Bekkem Pelsma, Wesley Morlock, Seth Gerrick and Ian Osterdock; and back row from left, assistant coach Andrew Pelsma, Eli Peak, Blake Legler, Landon Kroepfl, Fisher DePriest, Liam Alderman, Jackson Tanner, Max DeMarre, Griffin McMeekan, Breckin Jolley and head coach Karl Todd. Not pictured is Brady Thompson.
    Photo by ANASTASIA SAHM The Timbers North FC 2016 boys soccer team played up a division at last weekend’s 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont. Friday evening the Timbers 2016 team tied the Timbers North FC 2015 boys team 4-4. Timbers 2016 goals were scored by Peyton Schock, Jaxson Matheney, Ryker Bertek and Jackson Martin. Saturday, the Timbers 2016 boys lost 5-1 to the Strikers FC B2015 AC-Blue Team, with a goal scored by Peyton Schock. Sunday the Timbers 2016 boys fell 8-2 to the Helena Youth Soccer Association HYSA B2014/15 Blue-B team, with goals scored by Jackson Martin and Ryker Bertek. Pictured from left to right: Seated in the front row – Elijah Cline, Jaxson Matheney, Peyton Schock, Jackson Martin, and Leo Leferink. In the back row Emmett Cowan, Xavier Sousley, Ryker Bertek, and Kevin Sahm. Not pictured Greyson Guy.
    Photo by BUSCEMA PHOTOGRAPHY The Thorns North FC 14 Girls Red soccer team won the Silver bracket this past weekend at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont. The Thorns beat the Montana Rush 5-3 in their first game, with goals from Hatty Lemmon, Audrey Rietze, Allison Legg, Brielle Buscema, and Quinn Bailey. In the second game, the Thorns beat Polson FC 6-0 with goals from Kennedy Tierney, Allison Legg (2), Audrey Reitze, Eloise Carper and Quinn Baily. The Thorns 14 Girls Red team then beat their own Thorns North FC 14 Girls Black team 3-2, with Red goals by Quinn Baily, Allison Legg and Eloise Carper. In the championship game, also against the Thorns Black team, the Thorns Red won again, this time 4-2 with goals from Hatty Lemmon and three goals by Allison Legg. In the front row from left are Kennedy Tierney, Eloise Carper, Quinn Baily, Avery Doran and Emma Thompson; and back row from left, coach Kara Lemmon, Brielle Buscema, Hatty Lemmon, Audrey Rietze, Allison Legg, Blaire Warren, coach Jean Carper and coach Katie Martin.
    Photo by BUSCEMA PHOTOGRAPHY The Thorns North FC 14 Girls Black soccer team took second place in the Silver bracket at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., last weekend. The first game was a tie with Montana Rush Blue 3-3, with goals scored by Finley Martin and 2 goals by Poppy Moreau. The second game was a 5-1 win against Polson FC with scores by Poppy Moreau (2 goals), Finley Martin (2 goals) and Harper Andersen. The third game was a 3-2 loss against their own Thorns North FC 14 Girls Red team, with the two Black goals scored by Finley Martin. This brought them to the championship game, also against the Thorns North FC 14 Girls Red. The Thorns Black lost 4-2, with goals by Harper Andersen and Finley Martin. Pictured from left are coach Katie Martin, Harper Andersen, Poppy Moreau, Finley Martin, Rylan Parks, Lyla Maestas, Lydia Frank, Elsie Hewitt-Nord, Brooklyn Simoni, Stella Hartzell, Sophia Moreno, coach Jean Carper and coach Kara Lemmon.
    Courtesy photo The FCNI Avalanche U10 Orange team played up a year last weekend in the U11 division at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., and took second place in the Bronze division with 2 wins 1 tie and 1 loss. From left are Cole Birdsell, Peyton Pecor, Andres Lujan, Ryker Bailey, Graysen Higgins, Collin Pinchuk and Ezra Herzog.
    Courtesy photo The FCNI Avalanche U10 Blue boys soccer team played up a year last weekend in the U11 division at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., and took fourth place out of eight teams in the Silver division. In the front is Rylan Nitti; middle row from left, Maverick Paine, Carter Dance, Jack Harrison, Declan Cleave, William Tell, Jett Crandall, Luca Riley, Stein Berk and Steele Steenstra; and rear, coach Jason Steenstra.
    Courtesy photo The FCNI Avalanche U14 boys soccer team went 1-2 last weekend at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont. The Avalanche won its last game 2-1 and had losses of 3-2 and 4-2. From left are Jaxon Dewitt, Tripp Dewitt, Ethan MacPherson, Kenton Susca, Logan Siahaya, Jaxon Haynie, Dillon Matheson, Camden Taylor, Keeton Icardo, Wryder Stone, Xavier Tierney, Soren Vedel, Holden Loustalot and McCoy Icardo.
    Courtesy photo The Thorns 2011 girls soccer team went 1-2 at the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont. On Saturday morning the Thorns lost 1-0 to the Montana Rush. Later Saturday, the Thorns beat the Montana Strikers FC BR 6-2, as Kyleigh Rider scored 2 goals, Elle Sousley scored 3, Haighley Viaud one. On Sunday morning, the Thorns fell 1-0 to the Blizzards United. In the front row from left are Victorie James, Evelyn Harrison, Evelyn Haycraft, Avery Thompson, Gracie McVey, Hayley Viaud and Kynleigh Rider; and back row from left, coach Sadie Schmeling, Jillian Speelman, Eliose Elgee, Elle Sousley, Harper Wing, Parvati Palmgren, Kenzie Rix and coach Mark Plakorus.
 
    Courtesy photo The Washington East Surf 2014 Boys soccer team, which includes two players from North Idaho, won the U10 championship of the 3 Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Mont., with a 7-6 win over the Foothills Porto Soccer Club from Calgary, Alberta, in the championship game. The game was tied 6-6 when Jaxon Burkholder scored the game-winning goal with a strike into the lower left corner. Burkholder scored five goals, Cameron Walton two for the Surf. In the front row from left are Emmett Schulter, Zac Gbur, Sam Salas and Cooper Meier; and back row from left, Lincoln Villa, Carter Even, Sawyer Crateau (Rathdrum), Jaxon Burkholder (Hayden), Cameron Walter, Thomas Peterson and coach Jason Meier.


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The Coeur d’Alene Crush softball team took first place in the 14U Gold bracket at the 27th annual Coeur d’Alene Crush tournament last weekend in Post Falls, with a 7-0 record. Ada Blakemore hit a walk-off two-run home run in the ninth inning of the semifinal game for an 8-7 victory over the Spokane Mudhens, securing the Crush’s spot in the championship game. In the front row from left are Macy Waterhouse, Paityn Froman, Maddy Pratt, Molly Nelson, Madeline Peterson and Jaiden Corbey; and back row from left, coach Bailey Cavanagh, Jenna Davenport, Ada Blakemore, Sophia Piekarski, Reese Vanek, Rylan Morrison and coach Patti Davenport.