Three district titles on line in boys basketball Thursday

The Skyview High boys basketball team looks to add to its rich history when it takes on Kuna in the 4A District Three championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday at Middleton High.

The Hawks (15-7) are appearing in their 11th district championship game and chasing their sixth district title, but unlike past seasons, the third-seeded Hawks aren’t the favorites in this contest.

Skyview lost both meetings against the No. 2 Kavemen (15-7) this season, falling 50-35 on Dec. 8 and 67-44 on Jan. 19.

Both teams have already secured spots in next week’s state tournament. The winner of Thursday’s game will play the District Six runner-up in the first round at state, while the loser draws District One-Two champion Moscow (12-10).

It will be Skyview’s eighth consecutive state appearance and the first for Kuna since 2006.

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2A District Three championship

Top-ranked Cole Valley Christian (20-1) plays New Plymouth (16-6) at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Vallivue High in Caldwell. Both teams are already headed to state, but this game will determine state seeding. Cole Valley won both regular-season games against New Plymouth by five points.

1A Division I District Three championship

Notus (18-3) upset No. 1 seed Liberty Charter in the semifinals to set up a championship matchup with Horseshoe Bend (14-5). Tipoff is 8 p.m. Thursday at Caldwell High. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Both have already secured state berths.