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Football: Moore brings leadership, hard-nosed attitude to Hillcrest

Football: Moore brings leadership, hard-nosed attitude to Hillcrest

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Hillcrest High School fullback Justin Moore caught a pass in the flat and bulldozed his 6-foot, 180-pound frame into two teammates. The next play he grabbed a black penny and dropped back into coverage as an inside linebacker, then […]

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Football: Bonneville’s Saxton aims to dice up defenses

Football: Bonneville’s Saxton aims to dice up defenses

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Bonneville High School quarterback Brock Saxton is always trying to emulate Peyton Manning. From his throwing mechanics, to his jersey number (18), to the way he throws off his back foot one Wednesday afternoon outside Bonneville High School, Saxton […]

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Knights, Bees fall on last day in Boise; Aug. 19 girls soccer roundup

Knights, Bees fall on last day in Boise; Aug. 19 girls soccer roundup

At Boise, Hillcrest opened the scoring before falling to Centennial 8-1. The Knights went up 1-0 in the 20th minute when Brooklyn Hansen scored off an Olivia McMurphy assist. The Patriots took a 4-1 lead at halftime before scoring four more goals. “We struggled to find our […]

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Hillcrest boys defeat Centennial; Aug. 19 boys soccer roundup

Hillcrest boys defeat Centennial; Aug. 19 boys soccer roundup

At Boise, the Hillcrest High School boys soccer team ended a weekend trip to Boise with a 3-1 win over Centennial. Hillcrest (1-1-0) beat the Patriots Saturday after scoring two goals in the second half. Seth Redd scored his second goal in as many days during the […]

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Knights, Bees, Broncos fall in season openers; Aug. 18 girls soccer roundup

Knights, Bees, Broncos fall in season openers; Aug. 18 girls soccer roundup

At Boise, Rocky Mountain blanked Hillcrest 4-0 in the season opener for both teams. Rocky Mountain scored three of its goals in the second half. “For a 4-0 loss, we actually looked pretty good,” first-year Hillcrest coach Danielle Francis said. “We had a lot of players that […]

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Local round-up: Fall sports are underway, Hillcrest draws with Rocky Mountain

Local round-up: Fall sports are underway, Hillcrest draws with Rocky Mountain

POST REGISTER | Prsports@postregister.com At Boise, Hillcrest High School boys soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Rocky Mountain Friday after Seth Redd scored in the 74th minute off an assist from Caleb Speirs. Redd’s goal tied the match after Rocky Mountain scored in the 24th […]

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Home at last: Watersprings gets its first gym

Home at last: Watersprings gets its first gym

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Shiny floors, installed bleachers and scoreboards and a new paint smell have produced many smiles on Hitt Road lately. Those sights and smells, along with the new locker rooms and weight room, have been long anticipated for Watersprings School athletes, coaches, administrators and […]

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Barr retires after 30-plus years coaching at Hillcrest

Barr retires after 30-plus years coaching at Hillcrest

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register | @Lukeoroark Hillcrest High School baseball coach Scott Barr has gone fishin’. Barr announced his resignation from the program earlier this summer in an email to the Post Register — his reason, simply, was that it was “the right moment.” Barr coached […]

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Football is back: Teams across district 6 partake in first day of football practice

Football is back: Teams across district 6 partake in first day of football practice

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register | @Lukeoroark At Hillcrest high school, football coach Jeff Marshall tells his team, “It’s all about attitude.” “Let’s be loud, let’s be confident,” Hillcrest defensive coordinator C.B. Nelson yells out during a 7-on-7 drill. Monday was the first day of practice […]

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Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BLACKFOOT — Her back brace and cast might be a necessity right now, but Michelle Pratt has not lost her drive. The 2017 Blackfoot High School graduate is straightforward: she desires to be healthy enough to go for a run. “I want to […]

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Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Idaho Falls American Legion Baseball vice president Cliff Brady quips to Bandits head coach Joldy Watts, “Let me provide a reference. I can sabotage this whole thing to keep you here,” as the two stand in front of a […]

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Local round-up: Bandits’ season ends at Legion state tournament

Local round-up: Bandits' season ends at Legion state tournament

Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com The Idaho Falls Bandits’ quest for an American Legion Baseball state title came up a game short. Lewis & Clark scored a run in the top of the 10th inning of Sunday’s state Double-A championship game and held on to beat the Bandits […]

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Local round-up: Bandits advance; Grizzlies’ season ends

Local round-up: Bandits advance; Grizzlies' season ends

POST REGISTER | Prsports@postregister.com At Twin Falls, the Bandits played a familiar foe and continued its momentum at the American Legion Double-A state tournament. Idaho Falls beat Twins Falls 7-4 Saturday for the fifth time this season. This time was more significant, though, as the Bandits staved off […]

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2017 Post Register All-Area Baseball Team

2017 Post Register All-Area Baseball Team

First team Jace Jones Senior infielder, Idaho Falls THE PLAYER: Bonneville and Idaho Falls Bandits coach Joldy Watts knows a pitching staff is only as good as its catcher. When he picked Jones for Legion ball, he got both. In addition to his catching duties (where he […]

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All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

By PAUL LAMBERT | Prsports@postregister.com Some coaches are hitting guys. Others are pitching guys, and still others are fielding guys. Pat Lloyd? Well, he’s a relationship guy. And following the best season in his career at Idaho Falls High School, Pat Lloyd is a 2017 Post Register […]

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