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Keck hired as Skyline girls basketball coach

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

Skyline High School hired an Idaho Falls native to fill its varsity girls basketball head coaching vacancy. Ty Keck, a 2005 Bonneville High School graduate, was hired Monday and was introduced to parents and returning athletes Wednesday at Skyline High School. He will also teach math at the school. Keck competed in football, basketball and [...]

Looking back at state track: Plenty of firsts for District 6 teams, athletes

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

With more than 300 athletes competing at the state track and field championships this past weekend, District 6 excellence was on display from 5A to 1A. Due to space and time constraints, some of this excellence was left on the cutting room floor and did not make Sunday’s Post Register. Today, we look back on [...]

Sugar-Salem boys three-peat by one point as five local teams win trophies at 3A/2A/1A track

By • May 17th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

MIDDLETON — It was by the slimmest of margins, but the Sugar-Salem High School boys track and field team won its third straight 3A state championship Saturday at Middleton High School. The Diggers edged Emmett with 97.5 points to 96.5 points on a statement day for eastern Idaho teams at the 3A/2A/1A state track championships. [...]

End of an era: Challis’s Cain wins three medals in last state meet with childhood coach

By • May 17th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

MIDDLETON — Longtime Challis High School head track coach Paul Lind knew the day would come, but reality didn’t start sinking in until the start of Saturday’s 1A girls 200-meter finals. Perched atop the press box of the Middleton High School visitor’s side bleachers, he peered down at the girl in lane six wearing knee [...]

Field day: Local athletes frequent the podium on day 1 of small school state track

By • May 16th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

MIDDLETON — Middleton High School’s blue track was kind to eastern Idaho field athletes Friday as the 3A/2A/2A state meet began. Mackay High School senior Chelbee Rosenkrance received a fitting ending in her final weekend as a high school athlete. With heavy rain falling, Rosenkrance won the 1A girls high jump by clearing 4 feet, [...]

Shelley sweeps 3A state 3,200 titles

By • May 16th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

MIDDLETON — The first thing Shelley High School sophomore Paytin Drollinger did after becoming 3A girls 3,200 state champion was look over her shoulder, turn around and smile. Taking second place was teammate Klarissa Andersen, whom Drollinger tightly embraced in the finish area Friday at Middleton High School. The two-sport teammates went 1-2 in respective [...]

Shelley downs Emmett 4-2, advances to state winner’s bracket for first time

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

ONTARIO, Ore. — Shelley High School head baseball coach Trent Armstrong was caught somewhere between past and present Thursday, and he didn’t mind in the slightest. At Treasure Valley Community College’s Elks Memorial Field in 2002, he was in a Shelley uniform celebrating winning the 3A state baseball consolation trophy as a senior. To Armstrong’s [...]

Timberlake edges Snake River 3-2 in bottom of seventh

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

ONTARIO, Ore. — As soon as the Snake River High School baseball team rallied, Timberlake found a rally of its own. The Tigers edged the Panthers 3-2 with a sacrifice bunt by Jackson Staffer and a throwing error by Wyatt Vogler, ultimately allowing Drew Hansen to score from second in the bottom of the seventh [...]

Years in the Making: Tigers savoring historic season

By • May 14th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Softball

The Idaho Falls High School softball team adds another milestone to its ledger by making the nearly eight-hour trip to north Idaho this weekend. The 5A state tournament, which begins Friday and continues through Saturday at Post Falls High School, will be the first postseason experience in any sport for several Tigers. It is also [...]

Eyes on the prize: Area athletes head west for state track this weekend

By • May 13th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

All the hours of training and competing in ever-changing eastern Idaho spring weather has brought area track athletes to this weekend’s state track and field championships in the Treasure Valley. The storylines are as plentiful as the total number athletes from all classifications who will represent District 6 at the state meets, which begin Friday [...]