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Running down history: Parities, dynasties could define 2015 XC season

By • Sep 2nd, 2015 • Category: Cross Country, Lead Story, News

Ample talent returns in eastern Idaho for the 2015 high school cross-country season, which is less than a week old. Here are the storylines to watch this fall as area runners strive to make the trip north to Farragut State Park for the state meet in October. Class 5A Nearly all 5A District 5-6 teams [...]

Ririe Bulldogs preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Football has become the hot topic off Highway 26 West since Ririe head coach Jim Newton’s hire, and he has the turnout to prove it. A combined 25 varsity and JV athletes showed up for the start of team camp in July. By the end of camp, there were 38. On the fourth day of [...]

Watersprings Warriors preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Injuries derailed the high hopes of the 2014 Watersprings Warriors, who entered the season with four seniors and hopes of defending the Sawtooth Conference east title. By Oct. 17, the Warriors had four starters sidelined. The season ended 11 days later in a Kansas City playoff with conference opponents Mackay and Clark County. In his [...]

Clark County Bobcats preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Exciting times abound in Dubois, where 21 kids have tried out for Clark County’s football team. Not only are those impressive numbers for an 8-man team, but nine of the 21 are seniors. Most of those seniors bring experience that dates back to Grid Kid, when first-year Clark County head coach Greg Shenton got his [...]

2015 soccer preview: Vega, Marlow reunite to lead Shelley girls

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Boys soccer, Girls soccer, News

SHELLEY — The ability to play the beautiful game is not underappreciated by Shelley High School forwards Kira Marlow and Jasmin Vega. Close friends and teammates since middle school, the seniors will play together this fall completely healthy for the first time in two years. The wait was especially long for Vega, and the scars [...]

An oval in the desert: Butte County gets long-awaited new track

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

                                                                                Cinder tracks represent another era of track and field. An era reminiscent of the 1981 [...]

Blackfoot pitcher Hayes selected for Area Code Games

By • Aug 2nd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Football, News

Blackfoot High School’s Pacen Hayes leaves this morning for California for an honor bestowed upon a select few high school baseball players. The 6-foot-4, right-handed pitcher was chosen by MLB scouts to participate in the annual Area Code Games, which showcase the nation’s top high school baseball players. Eight MLB teams are represented at the [...]

Skyline grad Erica Wendt Richardson shares her return to competitive running with her family

By • Jul 19th, 2015 • Category: Cross Country, Features, Lead Story, News, Track

OSGOOD—If walls could talk, Erica Wendt Richardson’s childhood home would have plenty to share about a woman who went from a Division I recruit to a sponsored national champion runner. The Osgood house where her career began two decades ago intertwines past and present, perhaps more so since she and her husband, Tim, bought the [...]

Firth’s Nelson signs second letter of intent with Oregon Tech

By • Jul 17th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News, Recruiting, Track, Volleyball

Volleyball and basketball have been longtime passions for recent Firth High School graduate Bailey Nelson, who had standout four-year careers in both sports as a Cougar. Thanks to a whirlwind process that began three weeks ago, she will play both sports in college. Nelson, who signed in November to be an outside hitter for Oregon [...]

Area athletes turn the page on track season at youth state meet

By • Jul 12th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

REXBURG — The 2015 track season officially ended in Idaho at Saturday’s Idaho State Youth Track Championships, but not before providing a glimpse of the next generation. Between parting remarks while lingering outside the Madison Junior High School track for the last time until spring, athletes proudly displayed their medals and exchanged congratulations from a [...]