Lewiston stands second and Post Falls fourth in the Idaho 5A boys championship in Eagle to lead the showing by northern schools in the first round of state tournaments at four sites.
The Bengals, led by Lance Ruddell’s 72, which shares second individually, and Ben Trigsted’s 75, good for a tie for sixth, shot 310 to Rocky Mountain’s leading 302. Post Falls is at 321, led by Joseph Glenn, who is eighth at 76.
In the 5A girls, Post Falls is eighth at 374 and Lewiston ninth at 414. The Bengals’ Kylie Esh is third at 75. Savanna Routh led Post Falls with an 87.
State 4A: Sandpoint is fourth in the boys at 350 and fifth in the girls at 431 at Kuna. Damien Fitzpatrick led the boys with an 84 while Nina McDonnell shot 94 for the girls.
State 3A: Kellogg’s girls are tied for second at 396 and the Wildcats’ boys are third at 323 in the tournament at Star. Kat Ravenhorst is third in the girls with an 88. Tyler Gibbons’ 78 led the Kellogg boys, who had four players shoot 83 or better.
State 1A/2A: Rachel Arthur of Lakeside and Kelsi Houchin of Wallace, playing as individuals, shot 95 and 99, respectively, for third place and a tie for fifth after the first round at Nampa.
In the team competition, the St. Maries girls are fifth at 449, led by Carley Chase at 109, and the Lumberjacks’ boys are 10th at 404. Conner Haeg shot 95.
Washington District 7 2A: Clarkston, led by girls medalist Grace Frazier and boys co-medalists Cody Culletto and Travis Hansen, dominated the state qualifiers at MeadowWood, claiming four of eight girls spots and three of seven boys.
Frazier shot 158 for a seven-shot margin over teammate Sami Briney as the Bantam girls had a 185-131 margin over East Valley for the team title. Culletto and Hansen matched 155s as the Bantam boys beat Pullman 156-131.
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