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Legion baseball district tournaments begin today

Joldy Watts admits that winning the past two American Legion Baseball Double-A state tournaments wasn’t the ultimate goal for his Idaho Falls Bandits. The veteran coach just wanted his team to have the chance to win. That mentality won’t change this year when the Area C tournament begins today at Warbuton Field in Rupert. Despite [...]

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Baseball

Fuhriman’s one-hitter sends Bandits to district title game; July 24 Legion roundup»

At Warburtan Field in Rupert, Jalen Fuhriman threw a one-hitter to send the Idaho Falls Bandits to a 10-0, seven-inning win over the Minico Storm at the Double-A American Legion Baseball Area C district tournament Thursday. The win puts the Bandits in tonight’s 7 p.m. district championship game against the Pocatello Runnin’ Rebels (35-18-1). “He [...]

Track

Mecham places 16th in 400 hurdles, ‘loved every minute’ of Junior Outdoors»

The Rigby era for Elsja Mecham ended with arguably the biggest competition of the 16-year-old’s career over July 4th weekend. Mecham, who won eight individual state track gold medals in two years at Rigby High School and moves to Utah this week, ran 1 minute, 2.74 seconds for 16th place in the women’s 400-meter hurdles [...]

Tennis

Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Maddie Maloney, Idaho Falls»

Maddie Maloney’s biggest high school tennis goal was to win a state title before she graduated. Having taken third in singles at state as a freshman and second as a sophomore, Maloney made the switch to mixed doubles with freshman Jesse Haas this spring. The duo proved to be a winning combination, taking the 5A [...]

Golf

2014 PR Boys Golfer of the Year: Andy Hess, Hillcrest»

Ever go through that lerpy growth-spurt phase? There you are, all comfy-cozy in your 4-foot-11 frame and — Whammo! You’re 5-foot-8. You wake up one morning tripping over your own feet, and bumping your wrists on furniture and door frames you never realized were there. Dribbling a basketball becomes a nightmare, and forget about running [...]

Softball

2014 PR Softball Player of the Year: Kylee Burnside, Skyline»

Softball caught the eye of Kylee Burnside the first time she watched University of Arizona All-American pitcher and two-time Olympian Jennie Finch on television. Not long after, the then 5-year-old signed up for a city league team, and has been on the diamond for more than a decade since. Sporting a Finch-inspired pink headband of [...]