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Challis’ Ruger Piva makes surprising run to national wrestling title

By • Mar 22nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Ruger Piva looked at last weekend’s National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships as a learning experience, an opportunity to figure out what he needed to work on next year. After an amazing weekend that saw him bring home the 165-pound national title, it looks like the Challis native will have to reevaluate. The collegiate success [...]

Wrestling coach Mark Lincoln dies after fight with cancer and its aftermath

By • Mar 11th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

Mark Lincoln, an industrial technology teacher at Taylorview Middle School and father of Skyline High School state champion wrestler Kade Lincoln, died Saturday, a District 91 spokesperson said. He was 51. In addition to Kade, a freshman at Skyline, Mark is survived by his wife, Penny, a teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary School, and his [...]

Several wrestlers end season in state title bouts

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

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT POCATELLO — Skyline High School freshman Kade Lincoln pinned Bonneville’s Darrick Stacey in 3:02 to earn the 5A state title in the 98-pound weight class Saturday. But it was more than a state title. Lincoln finished the season with a 48-0 record, the first undefeated wrestler Brian Ricks [...]

Ririe wins first state wrestling title in school history by half a point

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

POCATELLO — One match separated the Ririe High School wrestling team from its first 2A state title, and the Bulldogs had no control over it. Ririe led New Plymouth by half a point as New Plymouth’s Chase Bowen faced St. Maries’ Nathan Masterson in the 182-pound title bout. A Bowen win would clinch the state [...]

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 [...]

Bonneville settles for second place in 5A; Blackfoot takes seventh in 4A

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

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT POCATELLO — Once again, the Bonneville High School wrestling team struggled to finish a tournament. At the Tiger-Grizz Invitational, the Bees went 0-7 in title matches. At last week’s 5A District 5-6 tournament, they went 6-9. Districts look like a success compared to the 5A state tournament. The [...]

Bonneville’s Boone bounty: Stephen Boone is the last of seven brothers to contend for state

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

POCATELLO — As Bonneville High School wrestler Stephen Boone stepped on the mat for the 285-pound state quarterfinals Friday, cheers rose from halfway up section E in Holt Arena. Sitting there were over a dozen of Boone’s family members: parents, brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law and nieces. The roars of encouragement and joy reached their apex when [...]

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 [...]

Bonneville, Snake River, Ririe among local teams with titles within reach after day 1 of state wrestling

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

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT POCATELLO — Like last year, the Bonneville High School wrestling team sits in second place after the first day of the state tournament. The circumstances, however, are vastly different. Firstly, the Bees moved up from the 4A classification to 5A this season. Secondly, they trail first-place Post Falls [...]

I.F. wrestling coach Einerson to retire after this weekend’s state championships

By • Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Features, Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Two Mondays ago, Idaho Falls High School wrestling coach Jeff Einerson gathered his players during practice. Sweaty and winded, some wrestlers struggled to pay attention to their coach. Then Einerson spoke. Any wandering pair of eyes sharply locked onto him as he made an expected announcement. “I told them that it’s been a privilege to [...]