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The Post Register’s Best of 2014 in sports

By • Jan 1st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Boys soccer, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, Girls soccer, Lead Story, News, rodeo, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

By MARLOWE HEREFORD, VICTOR FLORES AND JEFF PINKHAM mhereford@postregister.com vflores@postregister.com jpinkham@postregister.com Here’s a look at the stories that stood out to the Post Register sports staff this year. 1. Jenson makes U.S. Olympic team Jessika Jenson’s biggest dream came true in January when she was named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic team after years of [...]



Off to a fast start: Thomas brings several XC, track accolades to Blackfoot

By • Aug 10th, 2014 • Category: Cross Country, Features, Lead Story, News, Track

Derek Thomas is less than three weeks away from running in his first high school race, but he already has an impressive medal collection. The incoming freshman at Blackfoot High School won two national titles in the past year and shattered records on the local, regional and national levels. All the while, his times have [...]



Mecham places 16th in 400 hurdles, ‘loved every minute’ of Junior Outdoors

By • Jul 8th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

The Rigby era for Elsja Mecham ended with arguably the biggest competition of the 16-year-old’s career over July 4th weekend. Mecham, who won eight individual state track gold medals in two years at Rigby High School and moves to Utah this week, ran 1 minute, 2.74 seconds for 16th place in the women’s 400-meter hurdles [...]



Mecham qualifies for USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships

By • Jul 1st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

Fireworks aren’t the only thing Elsja Mecham is looking forward to this July 4th weekend. The 16 year-old sprinter who won eight individual 4A state track and field gold medals for Rigby High School was informed over the weekend that she qualified for the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships scheduled for Saturday and [...]



2014 PR Female Track Athlete of the Year: Elsja Mecham, Rigby

By • Jun 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

Only halfway through her high school track career, sprinter Elsja Mecham is thinking ahead to 2016. Not just for graduation, but the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As long as the 16-year-old can remember, she has wanted to compete at the Olympics. It is more than a dream. It’s a goal [...]



2014 PR Male Track Athlete of the Year: Ryan Hawkes, Sugar-Salem

By • Jun 22nd, 2014 • Category: News, Track

One moment among all the celebrations May 17 will always stand out to Sugar-Salem High School’s Ryan Hawkes. Shortly after learning they had swept the 3A state track team titles for the second year in a row at Middleton High School, the Diggers started celebrating. The girls won with 74.5 points to Payette’s 67, earning [...]



2014 Track Coach of the Year

By • Jun 22nd, 2014 • Category: News, Track

BRETT HILL, SUGAR-SALEM After sweeping the 3A state team titles for the second straight year, the Sugar-Salem High School track team became just the second District 6 track and field team to complete a classification sweep since Firth in 2004. Like that Firth team, the Diggers are coached by Brett Hill. While a classification sweep [...]



2014 Post Register All-Area Track Team

By • Jun 22nd, 2014 • Category: News, Track

Hannah Cain Challis junior THE ATHLETE: Cain claimed the 100 and 200 titles at the Bandanna and YMCA Invitationals and won gold in the 100, 200, 400 and sprint medley relays at the 1A District 5-6 and 1A state championships, setting personal bests at state in the 100 and 400. Cassidy Cook Hillcrest senior THE [...]



Shelley named School of Excellence by IHSAA

By • Jun 3rd, 2014 • Category: Baseball, Boys basketball, Boys soccer, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, Girls soccer, Golf, News, Softball, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

Shelley High School was one of six Idaho schools to earn the Schools of Excellence award the Idaho High School Activities Association announced Monday, an award honoring a school’s overall performance in academic, athletic, sportsmanship and citizenship. One school in each of the six classifications earned the distinction and Shelley won the 3A award. Rocky [...]



Three locals named IdahoSports.com Student Athletes of the Year

By • May 27th, 2014 • Category: Boys basketball, Cross Country, Football, Girls basketball, News, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

Salmon High School’s Jedd Tibbitts, Firth High School’s Rachel Schiess and Clark County High School’s Josey Grover were three of 11 student-athletes statewide to be named a 2014 IdahoSports.com Student-Athlete of the Year. Coaches and teaches submitted more than 50 nominations, and one boy and one girl in each classification were then chosen. Players were [...]