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Drought ended: IF softball defeats Highland 15-7 for first district title since ’01

By • May 8th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Softball

By PAUL LAMBERT Who says “One” is the loneliest number? With a 10-5 semifinal win over host Skyline and a 15-7 victory over Highland, Idaho Falls High School staked its claim as the No. 1 softball team in the District 5-6 championship tournament. And one by one, parents, fans and BFFs alike flooded through [...]

Sugar-Salem boys win BYU Invite

By • May 3rd, 2015 • Category: News, Track

The defending 3A state champion Sugar-Salem High School boys track team concluded an impressive weekend in Utah with the ultimate prize. The Diggers accumulated 81.25 points to win the 1A/2A boys team title at the 105th annual BYU Invitational at Clarence Robison Track in Provo, Utah. Their point total was also the largest for any [...]

Full Nilsson: Snake River claims 12th state wrestling title; Treyton Nilsson captures fourth

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

POCATELLO — After winning an individual state wrestling gold, the natural thing is to jump up, point to the home fans with both hands, and signal “No. 1.” Then there’s the curious case of Snake River senior Treyton Nilsson. After beating Shelley freshman Braxton Balmforth 5-1 in the 3A 113-pound championship final Saturday at Holt [...]

Clone wars, Burley style: Salmon twins on track to both claim state titles today

By • Feb 28th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

POCATELLO — If you are a general home contractor working in the greater Lemhi County area, it may be time to get the Burley family on speed dial. At the very least, the Burleys could use an unsolicited cold call once a week. Because when teenage twin brothers Casey and Conner Burley decide it’s time [...]

Knights hand Grizz boys first home loss, 72-61

By • Feb 12th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Skyline High School coach Clint Cornish nearly pulled off a “Donnie Baldwin” on Wednesday night. Baldwin, whose typical preseason goals are to win every home game for the home fans – plus enter the district tournament with at least 15 wins – foiled Skyline’s attempt at DB’s version of perfection with a 72-61 win at [...]

South Fremont’s Konner Hiatt one of many local wrestlers to celebrate title at John Berry Classic

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

SUGAR CITY — Reverse arm bar? Check. Front set? Check. Short drive home to St. Anthony with a sweet first-place medal from the 2015 John Berry Classic? Check. South Fremont junior Konner Hiatt thrust his arms up into the spotlight Saturday afternoon after defeating conference rival Tanner Klingler (Teton), turning an arm bar and a [...]

Tiger-Grizz: I.F.’s Kade Thompson tops friend for 100th win

By • Jan 27th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

On the upside, Idaho Falls High School senior Kade Thompson got the 100th win of his wrestling career Saturday morning at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational. On the downside, he had to beat a lifetime friend to do it. That friend was Shelley 152-pounder Josh Calderwood. And when Calderwood lost, he was none too happy about it. [...]

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 [...]