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Bittersweet victory: Bees win Tiger-Grizz despite losing seven title matches

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT The Bonneville Bees became the first District 6 school to win the Tiger-Grizz wrestling tournament this century on Saturday night, doing so in a most improbable fashion. Bonneville out-pointed Wyoming’s Green River 221.5 to 215.5 for the team title, but went 0-7 in championship bouts. The last local team to win [...]

Climbing the hill: Local wrestlers look to conclude Tiger-Grizz with titles today

By • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT Look at his wavy blonde hair and you may think Snake River junior Wyatt Volger is a surfer. Look at his moves in the circle and you may think he looks like a wrestler. Ask him about his method, however, and you will discover Volger is actually a chess master. “I [...]

Going green: Bees claim seven of 15 brackets to win Madison Invitational

By • Jan 18th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

REXBURG — The 152-pound title bout at the Madison Invitational was as good as it gets. Such was the educated opinion of Rigby senior 160-pounder Luis Saldana, watching the bout from the stands. “Oh my gosh, dude,” Saldana said to teammates as Bonneville senior Chase Lemons battled Rigby senior Cutler Gneiting. “This is like a [...]

Bees lead Madison Invitational after day one, send 12 to semifinals

By • Jan 17th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

The Bonneville High School wrestling team holds a slim lead following the first day of competition at the Madison Invitational, scoring 100 points to take a six-point edge into today’s final rounds at Madison High School. Wyoming’s lone representative Star Valley, is right on the Bees’ heels with 94 points, followed by Blackfoot in third [...]

2014-15 wrestling preview: Jefferson County winning numbers game

By • Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT If bodies in the gym are measure, the balance of wrestling power in the Nuclear Conference is shifting north and east, finding fertile ground in rural Jefferson County. Both Ririe and West Jefferson are getting wrestlers out in numbers reminiscent of eastern Idaho wrestling’s glory days, closing the gap between themselves [...]

2014-15 wrestling preview: Bonneville a state favorite in its first foray into 5A

By • Dec 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT There is a 1998 Plymouth Breeze in the Bonneville High School parking lot with a 4A state championship wrestling medal sitting in the center console. The medal is oval, it’s in a plastic case, and it is heavy. But the only thing that matters to its owner is the medal’s color. [...]

Madison outlasts Hillcrest 27-21 to keep playoff hopes alive

By • Oct 25th, 2014 • Category: Football, News

By PAUL LAMBERT REXBURG — It’s not often a goat gets to shed its own horns. But Madison junior Zach Anderson did just that Friday night, getting sweet redemption in a clutch 27-21 win over Hillcrest. After muffing the opening kickoff to start the game, Anderson later scored a touchdown and then sealed the [...]

Bees save the best for last, knock off Tigers 24-18

By • Oct 18th, 2014 • Category: Football, News

Idaho Falls High School was one play away from a storybook ending Friday night at Ravsten Stadium. But Bonneville senior linebacker Colby Sexton slammed that book closed with a game-ending sack, coming unblocked on a failed Idaho Falls play-action attempt. Sexton’s walk-off sack preserved a 24-18 advantage for the Bees, lifting the seniors on the [...]

Shelley piles on 34 points in fourth quarter to knock off South Fremont 44-14

By • Oct 11th, 2014 • Category: Football, News

SHELLEY — Richard Hobbs had seen enough. With 81 seconds left in Shelley’s 44-14 Homecoming win over South Fremont, Hobbs yanked senior defensive back Braxton Smith out of Friday night’s game. Moments earlier, Smith had run off the field after scoring his second touchdown via interception. Hobbs, the Russets’ defensive coordinator, rewards any such pick-6 [...]

Trojans capture lightning delayed homecoming win over Bees, 21-14

By • Sep 27th, 2014 • Category: Football, News

RIGBY — “No, no. That’s it. I’m taking my boys off the field. Off the field. That’s it.” And that was it. With lightning threatening his players from all four compass directions, and thunder bouncing the stands on both sides, Bonneville coach Fred Armstrong waved his players off the field. The score was 21-14 Rigby, [...]