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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 [...]



An oval in the desert: Butte County gets long-awaited new track

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

                                                                                Cinder tracks represent another era of track and field. An era reminiscent of the 1981 [...]



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 [...]



Skyline grad Erica Wendt Richardson shares her return to competitive running with her family

By • Jul 19th, 2015 • Category: Cross Country, Features, Lead Story, News, Track

OSGOOD—If walls could talk, Erica Wendt Richardson’s childhood home would have plenty to share about a woman who went from a Division I recruit to a sponsored national champion runner. The Osgood house where her career began two decades ago intertwines past and present, perhaps more so since she and her husband, Tim, bought the [...]



Firth’s Nelson signs second letter of intent with Oregon Tech

By • Jul 17th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News, Recruiting, Track, Volleyball

Volleyball and basketball have been longtime passions for recent Firth High School graduate Bailey Nelson, who had standout four-year careers in both sports as a Cougar. Thanks to a whirlwind process that began three weeks ago, she will play both sports in college. Nelson, who signed in November to be an outside hitter for Oregon [...]



Area athletes turn the page on track season at youth state meet

By • Jul 12th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

REXBURG — The 2015 track season officially ended in Idaho at Saturday’s Idaho State Youth Track Championships, but not before providing a glimpse of the next generation. Between parting remarks while lingering outside the Madison Junior High School track for the last time until spring, athletes proudly displayed their medals and exchanged congratulations from a [...]



After milestone 2015 season, former Rigby sprinter Mecham looking ahead to 2016

By • Jul 4th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

With one of the biggest weeks of her young career behind her, Elsja Mecham is turning her attention to 2016 and two major prospects she hopes will come to fruition. Running for a Division I track program, and vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [...]



Mecham finishes seventh at World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 2nd, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was battling for third place in the 400-meter hurdles finals at the World Youth Trials when her race took an unexpected turn Wednesday. She clipped a hurdle on the last curve and fell, getting up a few seconds later to finish the race in 1 minute, 4.58 seconds for seventh [...]



Mecham advances to World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

After a quick turnaround, former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was back on the track and advancing to the finals of another major meet. Three days after placing fourth and beating three collegiate athletes at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoors Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, Mecham won her heat of the [...]