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Recent I.F. grad Thompson signs with Jamestown wrestling

By • Aug 23rd, 2015 • Category: News, Recruiting, Wrestling

One day in early July, Kade Thompson was on his work lunch break when he received an unexpected text message. It was Jeremy Hernandez, the then-head wrestling coach at the University of Jamestown (N.D.). He asked Thompson if he wanted to wrestle for him. It didn’t take long for the recent Idaho Falls High School [...]



Idaho Falls, Skyline to drop to 4A in 2016

By • Aug 20th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Boys basketball, Boys soccer, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, Girls soccer, Golf, Lead Story, News, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

Starting in 2016, Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools will be participating in the 4A classification. Idaho Falls School District 91’s board of trustees agreed Tuesday that both high schools would move down to 4A for the 2016-18 classification cycle. The Idaho High School Activities Association revealed in June that Idaho Falls and Skyline’s enrollment [...]



Statewide ticket prices, North Fremont’s 2A future discussed at IHSAA meeting

By • Aug 14th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Boys basketball, Boys soccer, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, Girls soccer, Golf, News, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

The Idaho High School Activities Association approved North Fremont High School’s petition to remain in the 2A classification for the 2016-18 classification cycle. The IHSAA approved the petition as a first reading during their board meeting on Aug. 5. North Fremont, whose enrollment numbers place it in 1A Division I, is not guaranteed a 2A [...]



IHSAA votes to keep current classification enrollment numbers

By • Aug 7th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Boys basketball, Boys soccer, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, Girls soccer, Golf, News, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

At Wednesday’s board of directors meeting, the Idaho High School Activities Association voted to maintain the current enrollment numbers for the 2016-18 school cycle, IHSAA executive director Ty Jones told the Post Register Thursday. The Idaho Statesman first reported the news. Wednesday’s vote points to several moves among District 6 teams. Idaho Falls and Skyline [...]



Snake River’s Treyton Nilsson signs with Chadron State

By • Jul 5th, 2015 • Category: News, Recruiting, Wrestling

Treyton Nilsson figured he was stuck. The recent Snake River High School graduate planned to go on his LDS mission this year, but it was postponed until next year due to personal reasons. Nilsson, who always assumed he’d go on a mission after graduation, had put off college plans, so he entered this summer with [...]



Skyline hires Brock Zollinger as head wrestling coach

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

Skyline High School has named Brock Zollinger its next head wrestling coach. Zollinger, a former Skyline assistant coach, will replace 31-year veteran Brian Ricks, who retired following this most recent season. “I’m kind of nervous and excited at the same time,” Zollinger said in a phone interview Tuesday. Zollinger, who runs a wrestling gym and [...]



Paul Stierle named new head wrestling coach at Idaho Falls

By • May 7th, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

Paul Stierle had been an assistant wrestling coach at Idaho Falls High School since 2009. Until last week. Stierle, 30, was named the Tigers’ new head coach, replacing the retired Jeff Einerson. Stierle’s previous position with the team and his vision for the future contributed to his hiring. “I’m just glad we can continue on [...]



Changes are made for 2A state basketball, wrestling representation

By • Apr 23rd, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Girls basketball, News, Wrestling

The Idaho High School Activities Association announced some changes to the state high school basketball and wrestling tournaments following the organization’s board of directors meeting last week. The basketball teams in Districts 5 and 6 will gain more guaranteed spots in the 2A state tournaments, while the wrestling teams from those districts will lose more. [...]



Skyline wrestling coach Brian Ricks retires after 31-year coaching career

By • Apr 2nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Before every 5A District 5-6 wrestling tournament, Skyline High School coach Brian Ricks read two poems to his players — The Race by D.H. Groberg and The Champion (author unknown). He never brought copies of the poems with him, either. He memorized them, a tough feat considering The Champion is 30 lines and The Race [...]



Wrestler of the Year: Treyton Nilsson, Snake River

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

The Snake River High School wrestling team was on the bus, about to leave for a match. Before hitting the road, head coach Jeff Gardner gave his team a speech. Sophomore Treyton Nilsson, in a poor mood because he was cutting weight, spoke up. “Blah, blah, blah, let’s get gone Gardner,” Nilsson said to his [...]