Football Takes on Wood River for Conference/Playoffs

Tonight, Oct 21st at 7:00pm @ Wood River High School our football team takes on the Wolverines. Here are the Playoff Scenarios. Good Luck Spartans!!
Conference Records
Wood River 4-0      Tonight plays Minico
Twin Falls 3-1        Tonight plays Jerome
Minico 3-1             Tonight plays Wood River
Jerome 2-2            Tonight plays Twin
(Burley and Canyon Ridge eliminated)
(3 teams qualify – tie breakers are record, then head to head, then conf opponent)
1: We beat Wood River and Jerome wins: We are conference champions: we would have a bye next week and play at home in two weeks.
2: We beat Wood River and Twin wins: We would have a three way tie for first place and it would result in a Coin Flip.
3: We lose to Wood River and Twin wins: We would be 3rd seed in playoffs and travel to District 5/6 2nd place next week.
4: We lose to Wood River and Jerome wins: We would have a 3 way tie for 2nd and would have a Kansas City Playoff on Monday @ Burley to make playoffs.

Minico Football Defeats Jerome 20-12

Minico Defeats Jerome 20-12

Minico Defeats Jerome 20-12

The Minico Football team defeated the Jerome Tigers Friday on a wet Friday night 20-12!  The win puts Minico in a tie for 2nd place as they travel to conference leading Wood River next Friday night Oct 21st at 7:00pm. Jerome drops to 2-2, Twin Falls and Minico are both 3-1 in conference, and Wood River is 4-0. Many scenarios can still play out depending on the outcomes on Friday. The Spartans have an opportunity to win the conference or meet in a Kansas City Playoff for seeding for the upcoming post season. Go Spartans!!

Minico 20, Jerome 12

 Minico 7 6 0 7 —20

Jerome 6 0 0 6 —13

First quarter

M – Chandler 1 run (Bott kick) 8:30

Second quarter

M – May 4 run (run failed) 4:50

Third quarter

M – Vega 62 run (Bott kick) 8:08

Our JV team defeated Jerome 41-0 and our Freshmen team beat Jerome 61-16. The JV and Freshmen will play wednesday Oct 19th this week at Minico vs Wood River for their finale of their seasons.

East vs West will be Tuesday Oct 18th at Minico for their final games.

Good luck to all teams this week!

Volleyball Advances in District Tournament Play

Minico 3, Jerome 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-11)

The Spartans won their opening round district tournament game against the Tigers, and were led by Maura Merrill with nine kills and 11 digs, Rachel Baliola with four blocks and Saydi Anderson with 31 assists.

With the win the girls advance to play the Burley Bobcats Monday night at Burley @ 7:00pm in the winners bracket. Come out and support our girls!!

Minico Girls Soccer Defeat Burley in Tournament Play

The Lady Spartan Soccer team defeated Burley for the second time this season and advanced in the district tournament 2-1!! They did eventually fall to Jerome on Tuesday ending their season. Congratulations to the girls on their coaches as they have built a foundation for the

Minico Kids Volleyball Camp, Sept. 19 and 26

Minico Kids Volleyball Camp

Sept. 19th and Sept. 26th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for Grades 3-6

Cost: $20 Payable at the door and includes a shirt!

Multipurpose Gym

Come learn from the Minico Volleyball staff and players. Questions? Contact Coach Michelle Perry, 531-4667 or

Volleyball: Spartans Take Second in Tourney Invite

The Minico Volleyball team is building a solid foundation early in their 2016 season campaign. After making it to the top Gold Bracket last week in the 28 team Peg Peterson Tournament and beating teams such as Highland, Hillcrest, and Preston along the way, the Minico Spartans began this week with a new set of goals.

One of those goals was on Thursday as Minico traveled to Wood River and took care of the contending Wolverines in a sweep. As timing and confidence grew, the Spartans charged into Saturday’s Twin Invitational Tournament with momentum. The success continued as the Lady Spartans made it to the Championship game before falling to Twin.

The Spartans will be in action in their first home match of the season this Tuesday Sept 13th vs Jerome in the Multipurpose gym. JV/Frosh at 6:00pm and Varsity to follow. Go Spartans!!


New year, same story: Minico crushes Burley

football-vs-burley-2016David Bashore For the Times-News, Sep 9, 2016

RUPERT — In the last decade of the Mini-Cassia football rivalry, a Minico win has seemed about as certain as death and taxes. The Spartans made it 12 wins in a row over rival Burley on Friday night, routing the Bobcats 43-6 at Bill Matthews Field.

Chase Chandler accounted for five touchdowns in three different manners, and the Minico defense held Burley to just 57 yards of offense in the latest chapter of the rivalry game, which has swung to the Minidoka County side of the Snake River since Burley’s last series victory in 2004. Only one of the 12 straight Minico wins has come by fewer than 21 points.

“We all know what the rivalry means, and we won’t want to be ‘that team’ that loses it,” said Chandler, “We already get really up for this game and we were really focused because we know what it means and we have coaches who have coached in this game for a long time – and some of them played in it too.”

The Spartans (2-1, 1-0 Great Basin) racked up 398 yards of offense in their onslaught, 300 of which came in a first half that ended with a 37-0 advantage.
“Our coaches had a really good plan to stop their run – they haven’t scored much this season, but they’ve moved the ball up and down the field – and that plan definitely benefited us,” said Minico coach Dr. Tim Perrigot. “It’s a fun game for all of us – it’s way bigger than the game. It’s a big deal to the cheerleaders, to the band, to the parents, to the businesses in the community. It’s just fun.”

Minico Football Starts September with Win

Minico football team began September by notching a 20-7 win in the late game at Holt Arena Friday night versus the Century Diamondbacks. Chase Bingham had an impressive opening kickoff return that landed the Spartans deep into Century territory but were unable to convert. After a defense stop of their own, Minico’s Chase Chandler began the scoring in the first quarter with a 10-yard run up the middle. The score was 7-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. Just moments after a Century score made it 7-7, Chandler connected with Regan Polvsen on a nice grab and run with a 70-yard touchdown pass to go up 13-7.  The Spartans held strong on defense, never allowing Century to score again.  Minico punched in one more touchdown to make the final 20-7.  The Spartans take on Rival Bobcats next Friday night Sept 9th at Minico in the home opener.  Go Spartans!

JV and Freshmen Football Sweep Highland: Varsity Preps for Rumble

The season openers for the young Spartans began with a couple of tight victories versus perennial 5A powerhouse Highland Thursday night.

The Freshmen won in a marathon shootout in the first game 56-49. Total yardage was off the charts as running back sRylan Chandler and Brant Etherington put up big numbers behind a tough offensive line.

The JV took home a challenging 19-13 victory in the night cap with stingy defense against a very potent Highland offense.  The secondary held off Highland in the closing quarter with speed and toughness. Mason Harwood ended the night with a sack to finish off the Rams as time ran down.

Varsity opens the season this Saturday in the Holt Arena at 10am vs Stansbury, UT in the Rocky Mountain Rumble.

Volleyball Sweeps Season Opener

Minico Volleyball had a terrific jump start to their 2016 season with a road victory over Preston Wednesday in 3 sets.  JV and Freshmen volleyball also took care of the Indians with JV winning in 5 sets and the freshmen winning in 2 sets. Spartan volleyball will be in action again on August 30th in Pocatello.  Their first home match will be Sept 13th vs Jerome.