Kuna Varsity Volleyball
Kuna defeated Caldwell on September 10, (26-24, 18-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-12) giving the varsity team a 3-0 record. Allie Schiewe had 23 kills , 6 blocks; Michaelia Mills – 4 aces, 21 digs; Allison Law – 9 kills, 2 blocks; Nikole Cook – 33 assists, 12 digs.
Kuna Varsity Soccer
Kuna girls varsity beat Skyview 4 – 2 on September 11. Gabby Callis, Paige Brower, Jodi Lewis, Jaylee McInerney each scored one goal. Mary Fisher had two assists and Sydney Sandburg had one. Goalie Charlie Rielly had 11 saves.
Kuna girls varsity beat Columbia 4-2 on September 12. Gabby Callis scored two with one goal each for Sidney Sandburg and Allyson Gibbar. Sidney Sandburg, Megal Shults and Jaylee McInerney each had one assist and goalie Charlie Rielly had 11 saves.
Kuna Youth Softball & Baseball Association seeks board members
Youth programs like KYSBA rely solely on volunteers and donations from parents and businesses. The current state of KYSBA is as strong as ever with terrific fields and success in state and regional tournaments. Many current board members are not returning to be part of next year’s board. KYSBA is seeking members for president, VP of Baseball, Secretary, Treasurer, AA/AAA Director etc. At least 12 positions have to be filled or softball and baseball for the Kuna youth will not be available next year. Elections for the 2013-2014 KYSBA board will be held September 30th at Kuna’s Idaho Pizza Company at 7:30. It is an open ballot election. Contact Zach Haws at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-5442 with any questions.
Kuna High Cross Country
By Zach Hill
The Kuna High School cross country team had their second meet of the season on September 11th. The boys’ team took third and the girls’ team fourth. The meet was in Boise at Les Bois Park. This race is a little different from the rest of the races, because for the first two miles, you must run while holding onto a rope that the rest of your teammates are holding on to also. Then after those two miles, you let go of the rope and sprint to the finish line. The next race is at Jerome on September 20th. The top five Kuna boys times were: Chase Nielsen 18:04, Brock Thompson 18:13, Caleb Day 18:21, Ty Mills 19:00, Myles Lytle 19:05.
Melba Cross Country
Melba’s cross country team traveled to Idaho Falls to participate in the Tiger/Grizz cross country meet on Saturday along with 57 other teams. The team wanted to take advantage of getting a look at the state meet course which will be ran in Idaho Falls and have the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the Northwest. The girls finished a respectable 7th place with several larger schools and an out of state school ahead of them. This was the boys first meet of the season after the cancelation of last week’s meet due to the lightning. Many schools were on their third meet. They finished 17th against the tough field but showed some promise for the meets to come.
Individually, the top finishers for Melba were Sierra Manzer who finished 11th with a time of 21:34 followed by Anysja Manzer who just missed a medal in 21st and McKelle Leavitt in 30th. Top finishers for the boys were Rylan Manzer with a time of 19:05 in 36th place, Cody Svedin in 83rd and Devin Edmiston in 95th.
The Mustangs will compete at the Bob Firman Invitational at Eagle Island State Park on Saturday against an even larger field.
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