After getting an opportunity to coach the sport that he’s always wanted to, Darren Taylor resigned Tuesday after one season as Lake City’s baseball coach.
“I regretfully inform all concerned parties that I am resigning,” Taylor said in a hand-written letter he gave to administrators. “The demands of the job are in direct conflict with the time I need to spend with my wife and two young kids.”
Lake City finished 9-15 overall this season.
LC athletic director Jim Winger was surprised Taylor resigned.
“You’ve got to respect his decision and accept his resignation,” Winger said. “We’ll open up the position right away and see what we have.”
5A at Pocatello: The Post Falls girls took second as the two-day tourney concluded at the Highland Golf Course.
Senior Genna Dodge, who shot an even-par 76 on Monday, had a team-leading 84 on Tuesday as the Trojans finished with a two-day total of 727, 49 shots behind state champion Twin Falls. Rachel Westby had an 89, Maddie Dodge shot 90 and Makena Schevenius had 105 for the Trojans.
Lewiston took third with 752.
Ali Thompson of Timberline captured the medalist title as she followed up a 71 with an 80 (151). Genna Dodge finished fifth (160).
In the boys, Highland took advantage of home-course knowledge to capture a state title with 608, five ahead of runner-up Twin Falls. Coeur d’Alene, which was in trophy contention Monday, slipped to fifth with 630, 14 strokes out of a trophy.
Alex Pounds led CdA with a 7-over 79, finishing with 155. Andrew Roller and Brennan Stillinger both had 81s to finish at 154.
Jordan Hamblin of Twin Falls earned the medalist title with a 1-under 143.
•4A at Rigby: Chris Williams of Moscow repeated as state champ as he led the Bears to the team championship.
Even though he shot 77 – eight strokes off his first-day round – Williams captured medalist honors by 11 strokes as he finished with 146.
Moscow finished with 647, five better than runner-up Wood River.
Middleton captured the girls title with 709, 36 strokes ahead of Hillcrest. Sandpoint finished fifth (818), 21 behind fourth and a trophy.
Michelle Stone led Sandpoint with a 106 coupled with a 95 from Monday.
Olvia Weber of Hillcrest captured medalist with 160. Katie Greear of Moscow finished fourth with rounds of 77 and 89.
•3A at Idaho Falls: Shelley’s boys made a big first-day lead hold up as the Russets captured the state title at the Idaho Falls Country Club.
Bonners Ferry took third with 698, 62 strokes behind Shelley. Carey Reynolds followed up an 80 with an 85 (165) and Dillon Deitz matched the 85 (166). Aaron Moe shot 91 and Derrick Alt had a 92 for the Badgers.
Tommy (76) and Will (79) Higham finished tied for medalist at 150.
Shelley’s girls also captured a state title with 803, 64 strokes ahead of runner-up Weiser. Kellogg (873) took third.
Kelsey Harden led Kellogg with a 104.
Jaci Lancaster of Wendell shot 87 and 88 to take medalist honors.
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