Bees’ soccer team doubles up on Mountain Crest
By Jeremy Jones
The Box Elder boys soccer team notched an important three points in region play last Tuesday afternoon, getting a win over Mountain Crest in an offensive battle by a score of 6-3.
During the first half, it seemed like every time the Bees took the upper hand, the Mustangs had an answer as the game went back and forth. The Bees took a 3-2 lead into the half and added another three in the second half to put the game away.
The Bees generated many scoring chances during the course of the game and were able to finish enough of those chances to come away with the easy win.
The Bees were also aided by some defensive breakdowns from the Mustangs and were awarded two penalty kicks, both of which were converted into goals.
While the Bees benefitted from some mistakes, they were also improving the quality of their own play over previous matches, which resulted in some additional scoring chances and goals.
BEHS track athletes qualify for state at Grizzly Invitational
With fewer than half their normal athletes due to spring break, the Box Elder High School girls’ track and field team came in fifth out of 30 teams, while the boys came in 10th.
According to coach Tom Davidson, perhaps the best performance of the day came from senior high jumper Ember Fairbanks, who took third overall and qualified for state.
“Ember has been close to qualifying for state all four years she has done track but had not been able to get there,” Davidson said. Fairbanks posted a jump of 5 feet 2 inches at Saturday’s meet. “She has worked really hard for us and its good to see her get the reward for those efforts.”
Ember is the fourth female Box Elder high jumper qualified for the state meet. She also scored seventh in the Javelin.
Brianna Powell won the 100-meter with a time of 12.82 and was second in the 200-meter. She anchored the 4x200 relay team that placed second as well. In that race, Powell advanced from fourth to second, and very nearly overtook the first-place runner. Other team members were Sidney Bradford, Ysabelle Smith and Sadie Munns.
Addisyn Peacock took second in the javelin with a throw of 111 feet, which is a personal best for Peacock by more than 10 feet. She also took second in the shot put.
Ashleigh Smith placed fifth in the discus, and Tori Hepworth scored eighth in javelin but missed qualifying for state by just 4 inches.
“She [Peacock] and the rest of the throwers are really coming on strong for the girls team,” Davidson said. “They really have a chance to take the team places at the state level.”
Finally for the girls, AnnaLee Hendrickson scored seventh in the 3200-meter, freshman Sidney Bradford scored fifth in the triple jump and Sadie Munns scored sixth in the long jump.
For the boys, Riley Burt won the 200-meter, but was unable to compete in the 100-meter due due scheduling conflicts with work. He was also on the 4x200 relay team that took sixth.
Jacob Malone placed in the 3200-meter, Jed Smith took second in the high jump and sixth in the pole vault and Ethan Meredith took third in the 800-meter.