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Rigby falls to Skyview 36-35 at buzzer

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

BY MICHAEL LYCKLAMA BOISE — Skyview senior Hailey Graviet never dreamed she’d take the game-winning shot. The Skyview High girls basketball team trailed Rigby by two Friday in the 4A state semifinals with Rigby’s Hannah Shippen taking the second of two foul shots with 5.1 seconds left. Seconds later, Graviet found herself with the [...]

IHSAA unveils plan to expand 5A, 4A state football playoffs beginning fall 2014

By • Jan 24th, 2014 • Category: Football, News

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA Idaho Press-Tribune The Idaho High School Activities Association ap­­proved an expansion Wednesday of both the 5A and 4A state football playoffs from eight to 12 teams in 2014. The state’s two largest classifications will start their playoffs a week earlier in Week 9 of the high school football season, and conference and [...]

Centennial edges I.F. boys 2-1 on 78th minute goal

By • Oct 25th, 2013 • Category: Boys soccer, News

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA EAGLE — The first day of the state tournament sunk Idaho Falls High School again as the Tigers fell 2-1 to Centennial on Thursday in the first round of the 5A boys soccer state tournament. Centennial’s Liam Looney tapped an indirect free kick a yard to his right to Robert Madril, [...]

In the game: Coaches search for solutions to parent conflicts

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Baseball, Boys basketball, Football, News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment in a four-part series examining the changing dynamics of coaching high school sports. Joldy Watts accepted the head coaching job for the Bonneville High School baseball team with trepidation. He served as an assistant under Troy Clayton. That experience offered a front-row seat to how a small misunderstanding [...]

Nothing to hide: Hobson embraces stormy past to inspire bright futures

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

SHELLEY–Travis Hobson’s home office looks like any other coach’s. Helmets dot the room. A projector perches for film study. Photos of past teams clog the walls. But Hobson keeps two other mementos, items the Shelley football coach keeps where he can always see them. Sitting above his computer hang two 8.5-by-11-inch documents. The first document [...]

Skyline Grizzlies football preview

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, News

When Skyline football coach Scott Berger took over the Grizzlies in 2009, he installed a spread offense designed for a dual-threat quarterback. He had the perfect one in his son, Michael Berger. The Grizz have had to mold their system to fit a couple of pocket passers in recent years. But with Zak Bennett returning [...]

Idaho Falls Tigers football preview

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, News

The 2012 season began as a disaster as the Tigers started 0-4 and surrendered 57 points per game. But Idaho Falls morphed into a different team in the second half of the season. And that’s a team that could make some noise this year. Idaho Falls finished 2012 with just six seniors, meaning the underclassmen [...]

Hillcrest Knights football preview

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, News

Hillcrest enters a new era this fall. The double wing offense led the Knights to an improbable 4A state title in 2008 and made them a perennial title contender from 2008-11. But when former coach Darin Owens left, so did his explosive offense. Dwight Richins tried to wean Hillcrest off the double wing last year, [...]

Madison Bobcats football preview

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, News

Madison put together a season for the ages last fall, going 12-0 on its way to the 5A state title, the school’s first since 1995. But the Bobcats graduated nearly every player off that team, including the Post Register and 5A state player of the year (quarterback Logan Anderson) and nine more All-Idaho team members. [...]

Bonneville Bees football preview

By • Aug 30th, 2013 • Category: Football, News

Bonneville enters what many think will turn into a banner year for the football program. Last year, the Bees posted their first winning season since 2007. They reached the state semifinals for the first time since 1996. And the offense returns loads of skill players. But Bonneville has plenty of work to do to return [...]