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Several wrestlers end season in state title bouts

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT POCATELLO — Skyline High School freshman Kade Lincoln pinned Bonneville’s Darrick Stacey in 3:02 to earn the 5A state title in the 98-pound weight class Saturday. But it was more than a state title. Lincoln finished the season with a 48-0 record, the first undefeated wrestler Brian Ricks [...]

Bonneville settles for second place in 5A; Blackfoot takes seventh in 4A

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT POCATELLO — Once again, the Bonneville High School wrestling team struggled to finish a tournament. At the Tiger-Grizz Invitational, the Bees went 0-7 in title matches. At last week’s 5A District 5-6 tournament, they went 6-9. Districts look like a success compared to the 5A state tournament. The [...]

South, West J boys break postseason droughts with play-in wins

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Two more eastern Idaho high school boys basketball teams punched their tickets to this week’s state tournaments with impressive play-in wins Saturday. South Fremont, which lost a heartbreaker to Shelley in the 3A District 6 championship game, blew past Kimberly to earn a trip to state for the first time in eight seasons. And in [...]

Marsh Valley forces if-necessary game v. Snake River; Feb. 26 district boys basketball roundup

By • Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Tyler Dunn scored a game-high 21 points and Andrew Vaughan added 19 to lead top-seeded Marsh Valley to a 63-53 win over second-seeded Snake River in the 3A District 5 high school boys basketball championship game Thursday at Snake River. The win forces a second winner-to-state, loser-out championship game tonight in Arimo. The Eagles (14-9) [...]

Grace upsets Butte County in elimination game; Feb. 24 district boys basketball roundup

By • Feb 25th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

At Terreton, the Butte County High School boys basketball team’s season ended in a 50-41 loss to Grace in a 1A Division I District 5-6 tournament loser-out game Tuesday at West Jefferson High School. The Pirates, who entered the tournament as the top seed, led 24-23 at halftime. The second-seeded Grizzlies outscored them 27-17 in [...]

West J edges North Fremont 59-56, will face Firth for district title

By • Feb 24th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

At South Fremont High School, Hadley Edelmayer and Benson Briggs took turns carrying the scoring load and West Jefferson survived North Fremont 59-56 in a 2A District 6 loser-out game. Edelmayer scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half and Briggs added 11 of his 16 in the second half as the Panthers [...]

Nelson scores 24 to lift Firth girls to 2A state third place trophy

By • Feb 22nd, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

By JORDAN RODRIGUEZ BOISE — The 2015 2A state tournament was a roller coaster for the Firth girls basketball team. After the highs of an opening-round win over Cole Valley, the lows of a semifinal loss to district rival Ririe and, finally, a wild third-place game versus Grangeville, the Cougars are coming home both [...]

Shelley, Challis take home third place trophies; Feb. 21 state girls basketball roundup

By • Feb 22nd, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

At Skyview High School in Nampa, the Shelley High School girls basketball team claimed third place in the 3A state tournament with a 60-42 win over Filer. The Russets had about 12 hours to regroup after a 49-45 overtime loss to District 6 rival Sugar-Salem Friday night. “I was a little nervous about coming back [...]

Bonneville holds off Idaho Falls 66-55 in loser-out game

By • Feb 22nd, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Telly Davenport, Keegan Hansen and Kaden Lords each scored 17 points and the Bonneville High School boys basketball team held off Idaho Falls 66-55 in a 5A District 5-6 loser-out game Saturday at Bonneville. The Bees led 16-8 after one quarter and 31-27 at halftime before slowly pulling away in the second half. “We were [...]

Seniors send Sugar-Salem girls past Shelley 49-45 in OT and into 3A title game

By • Feb 21st, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

A trio of seniors wouldn’t let the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball season end one game short of the state championship game. Jessie Harris, Stacy Roberts and Ta’Lee Rose took turns playing hero Friday night, helping the Diggers rally late in the fourth quarter before edging District 6 rival Shelley 49-45 in overtime in the [...]