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Madison boys preserve season with fourth straight win over Bonneville

By • Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

REXBURG — The Madison High School boys basketball team showed off its depth and kept its season alive all at the same time Thursday night. The fourth-seeded Bobcats got 12 points each from senior Logan Parkinson and junior Curtis Hathaway and at least five points from six other players on the way to a 67-53 [...]

On cloud nine: Firth drops West J 49-28 for ninth straight district title

By • Feb 26th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

ST. ANTHONY — Firth High School boys basketball coach Scott Adams wandered out on the floor to discuss something with the referee. At the time his Cougars led by 20 late in the second half, and a frustrated West Jefferson fan had seen enough. “Are you ever happy Adams?” the fan shouted. “Are you ever [...]

Rigby takes 4A District 5-6 title with 57-56 win over Preston

By • Feb 25th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

RIGBY — Nick Huston and his Rigby High School boys basketball teammates were putting the finishing touches on a state tournament clinching victory Tuesday when out of nowhere things went a little sideways. Three turnovers in four possessions cut a four-point Rigby lead to one, and when freshman Brayden Parker (where’d he come from?) banked [...]

Shelley reaches state with 36-30 district title win over South Fremont

By • Feb 24th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

There was a point this season when the Shelley High School boys basketball team had its doubts. A stretch of eight losses in 10 games, albeit against a brutal schedule filled with 5A teams, will do that to a group of teenagers trying to figure out what they’re made of. But the lessons learned in [...]

Madison survives two OTs to beat Hillcrest 64-57

By • Feb 22nd, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

It was survive and advance time for the Madison and Hillcrest high school boys basketball teams Saturday night in Ammon. And after regulation and two overtime sessions, it was the Bobcats who survived. Barely. Madison outscored Hillcrest 9-2 in the final four-minute overtime and earned a 64-57 win over the Knights in a 5A District [...]

Blackfoot edges Poky for 4A district 5-6 wrestling title

By • Feb 19th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

The Blackfoot High School wrestling team had six individual champions and edged Pocatello 362-348 to claim the 4A District 5-6 team championship Wednesday in Blackfoot. Cole Trautner (98 pounds), Lane Hunt (126), Kelby Heiner (132), Jose Ramos (160), Dylan Mansanarez (182) and Jacob Stewart (195) won individual titles, while Jacob Despain (106), Boeden Bassett (113), [...]

Shelley, Sugar-Salem rally for 3A District 6 tournament wins

By • Feb 19th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Head coach Dave Hadley knows this wasn’t a game his Shelley High School boys basketball team would have won a month ago. It was a game they might have lost by 30. But Shelley has come a long way in the past month, shaking off several disappointing nonconference losses to larger schools to now find [...]

South Fremont, Shelley boys win opening round 3A District 6 games

By • Feb 17th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

There were several moments in the third quarter of Monday’s 3A District 6 tournament opener when things appeared to be slipping away from the South Fremont High School boys basketball team. The lead that had hovered between four and eight points for much of the first half was completely gone, and the team that had [...]

Seniors lead the way for Madison in 63-53 win over Rigby

By • Feb 14th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

REXBURG — There’s been a lot of talk about the newcomers who have impacted the Madison High School boys basketball team this season. But it was a couple of old standbys who led the Bobcats to victory in the regular-season finale against rival Rigby on Friday night. Seniors Justin Ball and Riley Pierce shined inside [...]

Challis girls fall 43-37 to Grace less than a week after losing teammate

By • Feb 13th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, Lead Story, News

TERRETON — Members of the Challis High School girls basketball team had a lot more than basketball on their minds Thursday when they took the court for the 1A Division 1 District 5-6 championship game against Grace. Much more important things. Kaitlyn Ames, a sophomore on the basketball team, died in a car crash Friday [...]