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Foes on the field, friends on the ice: Hockey unites football rivals

By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com Idaho Falls football players were surrounded by hundreds of cheering fans, who engulfed Ravsten Stadium, as the players painted the field goal posts. This scene contrasted drastically with the Skyline locker room, where players sat motionless, tears streaming down their faces. “(There was) obviously not a smiling face in the entire [...]

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Football

Pinkham’s back, and he’s ready to pick»

It’s never easy to admit when you’re wrong. But it’s something you better get used to when you take the reins of the Post Register’s weekly high school football picks column, which I have signed up for after nearly 20 years away from prognostication. I don’t take my new duty lightly, not when I’m following [...]

Volleyball

Tigers sweep tri-match to begin 2014 season; Aug. 28 volleyball roundup»

At Idaho Falls High School, the defending 5A state runner-up Idaho Falls Tigers opened the 2014 high school volleyball season with a tri-match sweep of Rigby (25-12, 25-21) and Blackfoot (25-12, 25-10) on Thursday. Idaho Falls coach Wendy Johnson said she was especially pleased with her team’s serve receive and defense. The Tigers had 63 [...]

Cross Country

And they’re off: Saucony XC Scramble starts 2014 season»

SHELLEY—As indicated by the team tents, cheering spectators and post race watermelon on Thursday at Journey’s End Golf Course, cross-country season has arrived in eastern Idaho. Several runners wearing orange, red and blue took home medals Thursday at the second annual Saucony XC Scramble meet co-hosted by Shelley and Sugar-Salem. With five top-20 finishers, the [...]

Boys soccer

Driggs’ hat trick, two assists lead Knights in 6-0 win; Aug. 29 boys soccer roundup»

At Hillcrest, Rydder Driggs scored three goals and assisted on two others as Hillcrest bounced back from a loss to Century with a 6-0 thrashing of Minico. “He worked hard and played well,” Hillcrest coach Bryan Johnston said. “He got a lot of space because of the movement of his teammates off the ball and [...]

Girls soccer

Sanchez, Johnson each have hat tricks in 9-1 Skyline win; Aug. 28 girls soccer roundup»

At the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex, Citlalli Sanchez and Bailey Johnson had hat tricks and Skyline rolled to a 9-1 nonconference win over Blackfoot. The game was tied 1-1 in the 27th minute, but Sanchez scored twice in the next four minutes to put the Grizzlies in command. Nicole Morrison, Mandy Griffeth and Ashleigh Ferrara [...]