The high school wrestling season has finally started up again, and the high school wrestling season will conclude at the end of January. The head coach for this year’s boys wrestling team is Zairrick Wadsworth, and this year’s girls head coach is Joey Vail.
At Bonneville High School, there is a junior varsity and varsity wrestling team. JV and varsity both wrestle together because they wrestle by either weight classes or age brackets. A duel is where two teams meet up and have a competition with each other based on a weight bracket, tournaments are where a bunch of schools from all over go head to head with either weight brackets or age brackets. The first duel is at the BHS main gym, and the duel is against Preston High School on December 1, 2022 for both junior varsity and varsity wrestlers. Most of the tournaments or duels will be at a different school, so make sure to come to the ones here at BHS.
Wrestling is a good sport for making new friends and an excellent way to help stay in shape. Koby Gould, a varsity wrestler at Bonneville High School, stated that “I think wrestling really pushes your limits and it’s just a lot of fun. It is also a good way to meet people from other schools and even meet people from out of state.” Gould stated that the reason he tried wrestling was because “I just thought that wrestling would be a really fun sport to try out so I tried it, and I loved it.” Wrestling is one of the very interesting winter sports there is here at Bonneville. Running is a very big part of training for wrestling, as staying in shape and that might be hard for some people running in Idaho's crazy
This year's wrestling season is going to be amazing here at Bonneville High School because of all of our amazing wrestlers. Wrestling is a very complex sport; when people wrestle, they have to be mentally and physically strong if they are looking to win. Make sure to show school spirit and go watch the wrestlers compete against other schools.
This year, the Bonneville girls jv and varsity soccer team had one of the best seasons that they have ever had. Bonneville’s head coach for both the junior varsity and varsity girls teams is Amy Hair. The girls have been trying their hardest this year to improve.They have been doing their best to win their games against other high schools.
On August 23rd, the JV and varsity played Rigby High School and won 3-2. Bonneville High School played against Hillcrest on September 2nd and won 8-1. On September 6th, BHS played Shelly, and the Bees won 2-1; two days later, they played Idaho Falls High School and tied 2-2. On October 20th, the Bees played Pocatello High School and won 2-1; the next day Bonneville played Shelly High School and won 4-1. The Bees played Skyline on October 13th, and they swept the field with a score of 4-0. Bonneville High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Idaho, which is 6th place.
After reviewing their scores, Bonneville High School girls varsity had an impressive soccer season. The girls did amazing and are doing their best to make it to state. The Bonneville High School Jv and Varsity Soccer team has been improving, and they have been doing good at their games. They won some and lost some, but the games they lost did not stop them from growing. The team keeps working harder and harder to make it to state. It does not matter how much our soccer girls lose because they just keep improving.
This year, Bonneville’s JV and varsity tried their hardest to make it to the top of the scoreboard and they did their best at state; they got 6th place, which is not a bad score. What makes it better is that they worked their hearts out to earn that place. The BHS soccer season this year has shown most people that Bonneville has tried their hardest, and they have done great this season because of their scores. The students at BHS are very proud of this year's girls varsity and JV soccer season.
Rose Le Boudec
The football season at Bonneville High School is coming to an end. Varsity players thrilled the students for two emotional months. Despite a few defeats, the Bonneville team managed to stay in the competition and competed in the State Playoffs in late October.
The team's first game was on August 25 against Logan High School (Utah). The Grizzlies held the 8-0 advantage at halftime and pushed defense to claim the victory with a final score of 14-0. The boys won their first home game on September 2 against Century High School. The Bees defeated the Diamondbacks with a score of 33-15. In their third game, the Bees traveled to Rigby to play against the Trojans. Rigby High School won with a final score of 49-14. On September 16 at the homecoming game, BHS matched Idaho Falls High School. Halfway through the game, the Idaho Falls Tigers had the advantage 8-7. At the end of the 4th quarter, the Bonneville Bees tied the score at 15-15. When the game went into overtime, the opposing team picked up an interception allowing the Tigers to win with a final score of 21-20. On the evening of September 23, the Bees played against Shelley High School. The Russets defeated BHS with a final score of 28-0. Bonneville played against Thunder on September 30 and the Bees won this Friday at home. From the first quarter, Varsity players led with a score of 14-7, to achieve victory with a final score of 21-19.
On Friday, October 7, the famous Civil War took place at Thunder Stadium. The Bonneville Bees played against their biggest rival, the Hillcrest Knights. As with every year, this was undoubtedly the biggest game of the season. Even though BHS was the away team this year, that did not prevent the students from filling the guest side stadiums in droves to support their players. From the first minutes of play, Anthem Dahlke and Briggs Hansen from BHS kicked and led the score to 7-0. Later in the game, Connor Payne from Hillcrest tied the score with a touchdown. In the 3rd quarter, Jacob Perez and Hansen kicked, adding 7 points to Bonneville's score. With seconds remaining in the game, Hillcrest’s Thomas Endsley (Kicker) fired a 27-yard field goal to give the Knights a 16-14 win.
For the last game at home, the varsity team played against Skyline High School, one of the best teams in Idaho. It was an important game for both the Bees and for the Grizzlies. With a score of 16-13, Bonneville High School won, securing a victory for all BHS students. The last match of the 2022 season took place at Blackfoot High School, where the Bees lost against the Broncos with a final score of 38-14.
This football season has been filled with many ups and downs. The Bonneville Bees, both players and students, have enjoyed these games. The players played all the way, and the Bees could not be more proud.
As the fall sport season comes to a close, many different teams are starting to compete in district matches and this includes cross-country. On October 19, the Bonneville cross-country team attended this year’s district meet in Blackfoot. After a strenuous race, the girls varsity team took third in the competition with a score of 82, which means they made it to state; this is the third year in a row that the girls team has qualified for the higher competition. Senior Alivia Johnson stated in a quick interview, “Our districts [competition] is one of the hardest to run because the teams that are more than likely going to win state are in our district.” Other impressive accomplishments at districts were made by junior Kennedy Kunz and senior Alivia Johnson who both medalled in the top ten. Kunz took fourth with a time of 19:16:5, and Johnson took sixth with 19:31:7.
While most sports have a varsity and junior varsity team, the Bonneville girls cross-country only has enough members for a varsity team. A full varsity has seven members; the first five runners count towards going to districts, and the other two girl’s times are used in breaking ties and adding to the overall score of the team. Even with scarce numbers, the team is grateful for the seven girls because in years past they have had numbers as low as five members.
Senior Kenadee Roberts expressed some of her thoughts and feelings about the district meet. Roberts divulged that this year’s race was more competitive and intense. When Idaho Falls High School dropped back into the 4A High Country district, which Bonneville competes in, the race became more uncertain for the Bonneville girls varsity. Roberts said, “We weren’t guaranteed a spot for state like we usually are. … We weren’t quite sure we were going to make it.” IFHS has always been a strong cross-country competitor and is a team that frequently claims the state champion title. However, last year they got bumped up to a 5A school because they had more students. This year, numbers went down and they rejoined the 4A district. Roberts elaborated on her feelings of mixed emotions she experienced after the race. Immediately following her run, she was filled with sadness for her last district race and possibly her last race of the season, but happiness and excitement soon replaced her initial feelings. She said, “Once I found out we had enough points to actually make it to state, I was super pumped and just glad that for my senior year we actually get to run together again.” Her excitement about state was coupled with excitement for spending time with the other girls on the team. Roberts mentioned that her favorite thing about state is staying the night at a hotel. She talked about how this gives the girls bonding time and is a great way to end the season.
The cross country state championship was Saturday, October 29, 2022. The Bonneville varsity girls cross country team competed for the 4A state championship. The girls placed tenth out of 15th, and they represented Bonneville well. Congratulations to the girls for running through districts and ending their season with state!