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3As, 2As east Idaho’s best bets for state wrestling title

By • Feb 21st, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

The 2013 state wrestling championships get underway at 9:30 a.m. today on the floor of Holt Arena in Pocatello. All four classifications will compete on 16 mats at the same time. Slight changes have been added to this year’s schedule, with consolation loser-out matches being wrestled at the same time as championship semifinal matches at [...]

Russets run afoul of wrestling limits, still competing at state

By • Feb 21st, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

The District 6 Board of Control confirmed that an unspecified number of Shelley High School wrestlers violated Idaho High School Activities Association rules by participating in more than the limit of 15 dates this season. Shelley wrestlers also competed in more dates than allowed in 2011. Wrestlers are allowed to compete in a maximum of [...]

Ririe secures first district title in history; Jan. 14 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 15th, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

The Ririe Bulldogs captured the 2A/1A District 6 wrestling championship Thursday for the first time in school history, according to Bulldogs coach Chris Harris. Individual champions Dakota Murdock (98 pounds) and T.J. Thacker (126) got things started for Ririe, but the team’s upper weights sealed the team title. Kaleb Nelson (182), Kaleb Orchard (195) and [...]

Bees break Broncos’ 14-year hold on district title

By • Feb 14th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Bonneville High School broke Blackfoot’s 14-year district tournament win streak, taking home the first-place trophy Wednesday at the 4A District 5-6 wrestling championships at Bonneville. Always tough on their home mats, Bonneville came in with 18 seeded wrestlers and qualified an impressive 23 wrestlers for next weekend’s state championships in Pocatello. “We had an incredible [...]

Bees end regular season with two dual wins; Feb. 8 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 8th, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

Bonneville 68, Highland 10; Bonneville 49, Pocatello 27: At Rexburg, Bonneville wrapped up the regular season with two dual wins, including a dominating victory over Highland. “We matched up well against Highland and won the close ones,” Bonneville coach Zairrick Wadsworth said. “Pocatello has some good lighter weights. Now we know what is expected of [...]

Blackfoot crushes Century in dual; Feb. 7 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 7th, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

Blackfoot 77, Century 10: At Blackfoot, the Broncos rolled to a conference win over Century on senior night. “The seniors got to showcase their talent,” Blackfoot coach Thain Cashmore said. “We were pleased with the team’s performance and we’re getting ready for districts.” Blackfoot will wrestle tonight at Rigby. BLACKFOOT 77, CENTURY 10 98 pounds: [...]

Grizz win rivalry match over Tigers; Feb. 7 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 6th, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

Skyline High School took a 45-36 5A District 5-6 high school wrestling win over rival Idaho Falls on Wednesday at Skyline. Starting at 182 pounds, Skyline got out to a big lead before Idaho Falls came roaring back in the middle weights. “I knew it would be close and it went pretty much according to [...]

Broncos down rival Snake River; Feb. 5 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 5th, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

Blackfoot 51, Snake River 24: At Blackfoot, the challenge for Bingham County bragging rights was evident despite both squads missing varsity wrestlers who were nursing injuries. “Anytime you wrestle Snake River, the kids take it seriously,” Blackfoot coach Thain Cashmore said. “Both teams wrestled hard and we had good matches from Hyatt Henderson and Devon [...]

Madison’s Wright honored at Poky Duals; Feb. 2 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 2nd, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

Madison High School’s Chase Green was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the Pocatello Duals wrestling tournament Saturday. Wrestling at 120 pounds, Green went 8-0 with seven pins and one technical fall. “I went in expecting to do my best, be on the offense and wrestle smart,” Green said. “I used cradles and arm bars to [...]

Four Diggers still undefeated at Poky duals; Feb. 1 wrestling roundup

By • Feb 1st, 2013 • Category: News, Wrestling

At Pocatello, the 16-team Pocatello dual tournament got off to a good start for Sugar-Salem as four individuals remain undefeated after the first four dual matches. Sugar-Salem’s Garrett Wood (145 pounds), Nic Arnold (152), Ryker Merrill (126) and Jade Green (132) went 4-0 on the first day. “We are seeing the kids improving on technique [...]