Less Than 24 Hours Away from Tip-off
Our 5A preview will come on tomorrows blog, but for today its about the other divisions and the compelling story lines that surround their State Tournaments.
In the 4A, will anyone ruin a collision course between Twin Falls and Rigby? These two contenders have been the favorites all season long and have held the top two spots in the media poll the majority of the season. They both come into the State Tournament and have identical records of 21-2. The two teams from the Treasure Valley looking to make a splash are Skyview and Kuna. The Hawks are making their 10th consecutive State Tournament appearance and despite having that legacy, they will be under the radar this weekend. They open with Madison, who lost to Rigby in the District VI Title game and will be ready to go out of the gates. Kuna will play Moscow tomorrow and the Bears are a dangerous team. They defeated Post Falls towards the end of the season and have plenty of confidence heading into their 1st round matchup with the Kavemen, but the biggest question in this game is if anyone can stop Kuna's Tyler Dubowsky.
The 3A State Tournament has been dominated by the Fruitland Grizzlies the past few seasons and in this year's bracket, they have a great draw. Arguably, the top three teams in the State are all on the other side of the bracket which should lay down the groundwork for the Grizzlies to at least make it to the State Championship. A couple of the other contenders are Filer, Kellogg and Weiser. All three of these teams are on the same side of the bracket and the matchup between Kellogg and Weiser tomorrow night should be an instant classic.
With the exception of the 5A bracket, the Treasure Valley's best chance at bringing home a State Championship lies in the 2A ranks where three teams have a great chance to win it all. There are already people predicting a showdown between two teams in District III going at it with New Plymouth and Cole Valley Christian the early favorites. The other team from the Boise area that has made it to the State Tournament is North Star Charter. Cody Pickett is doing a phenomenal job in his 1st year coaching there and has already turned a losing program into a contender in a short time. The team that might pose the biggest threat to ruining an all District III Championship would be Kamiah.
Stay tuned to 630 The Fan all weekend as we will be broadcasting all of the 5A games from the Idaho Center with coverage starting at 1:00 PM. If you are headed to the Idaho Center, you can also listen to the games on 103.9 FM.