The Northland Prep Spartans girls soccer team registered another dominant win to start the season, this time beating Show Low 9-0 on the road Tuesday.
The 2A Conference Spartans won their sixth straight game, when accounting for games outside the power-point schedule, to start the 2019 season.
Scoring started in the second minute with a great ball served from goalkeeper Payten Schmidt to forward Ellie Karren. Later in the match, Mia Blair played a ball across to her sister, Jordan Blair, who hit a shot in the upper corner.
Karren and Mia Blair continued to lead the attack for the Spartans as they combined for six goals Tuesday, with two more coming off the leg of Sydney Sventek. The Spartans defense gave up only three shots, one of which led to a strong save by Schmidt in the net.
"(It was) one of the most complete games start to finish we’ve ever had at NPA,” Spartans co-head coach Michael Blair said.
Next up, the Spartans (2-0) host Round Valley on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Sinagua Middle School.
Northland Prep got its first win of the season and first under new head coach Erik Carrillo with a 3-2 overtime victory on the road over the Page Sand Devils.
The Spartans (1-2) will host Payson on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Sinagua Middle School.
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The Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League kicked off for high school-aged racers on Sunday at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff.
Northland Prep finished fifth as a team in the Division I race with 3,812 points, led by a first-place finish from freshman Hayden Saltonstall in the Boys JV1 North Conference in 1:05:48.33. Northland Prep's Miles Mokelke finished fourth in the same race as Saltonstall, and teammate Ava Loxley took ninth in the Girls JV1 race with a time of 1:29:31.50 as one of the team's top scorers.
Flagstaff High School's team finished in eighth place in the season opener with a score of 3,536, and Basis Flagstaff finished just behind in ninth place with 3,407 points. Both compete as D-I teams. The division was won Saturday by Basis Prescott at 4,087 points.
Flagstaff was led by a sixth-place finish from junior Wyatt Horner, who clocked a 1:29:55.13 in the Boys Varsity race for 531 points. Mackenzie Spillman and Travis Corcoran rounded out Flagstaff's top-three scorers as they each finished fourth in their respective races.
Basis Flagstaff's Logan Bonn had a first-place finish in the Boys JV2 North Conference race, crossing the finish line in 48:49.22. Teammate Remi Drogi, competing in the Boys Freshman North Conference race, finished at 47:40.60 for third in his outing, providing 481 points for Basis Flagstaff.
D-II Coconino finished 13th in the team standings, tallying 1,628 points. Coconino's points leader was Trey Kettering, who took fourth place in the Boys JV1 North Conference race in 1:15:50.99.
The next installment of the cycling league season takes place Sunday at Prescott's Pioneer Park.