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Local tennis players training to be courtside with the pros

By • Feb 15th, 2015 • Category: Features, Lead Story, News, Tennis

One Wednesday and Saturday per month since October, 21 young local tennis players have made the Apple Athletic Club Auxiliary Tennis Facility an especially busy place while preparing for a monumental opportunity. Within those walls alongside 16th Street, a structured schedule is followed. The athletes, who attend various middle and high schools in Idaho Falls [...]



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 [...]



Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Maddie Maloney, Idaho Falls

By • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Tennis

Maddie Maloney’s biggest high school tennis goal was to win a state title before she graduated. Having taken third in singles at state as a freshman and second as a sophomore, Maloney made the switch to mixed doubles with freshman Jesse Haas this spring. The duo proved to be a winning combination, taking the 5A [...]



Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Orin Duffin, Hillcrest

By • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

Orin Duffin’s senior season was several years in the making, and that just made the final matches of his high school career that much sweeter. After two previous seasons of advancing to the state championships and coming up shy of his goal, Duffin defeated Borah’s Kyle Whittaker 6-4, 6-4 on May 17 at the Boise [...]



Doubles domination: Area doubles teams won two titles, placed in three more at state

By • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

Eastern Idaho was well-represented by its doubles teams at the high school state tennis championships. Of the 19 area doubles teams to advance to state in 4A and 5A, five placed on Day 2. Two teams won state titles. The Idaho Falls High School duo of Maddie Maloney and Jesse Haas, who formed a team [...]



Duffin wins 5A boys singles title as Knights win team championship; May 17 state tennis roundup

By • May 18th, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

Orin Duffin has always put in the extra time needed to become a boys singles state champion. Now he’s got the title. Make that two. The Hillcrest High School senior checked off one of his long-time goals Saturday, beating Borah’s Kyle Whittaker 6-4, 6-4 to win the 5A boys singles title at the Boise Racquet [...]



Six local doubles teams advance at state tennis

By • May 17th, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

Eastern Idaho showed off its doubles dominance on the opening day of the state tournament. Six area duos played their way into today’s semifinals, led by three teams from Idaho Falls High School. Maddie Maloney and Jesse Haas won both of their Friday matches 6-0, 6-1 to reach the 5A mixed doubles semifinals, where they’ll [...]



Familiar foes face off in 5A District 5-6 tennis finals

By • May 11th, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

The championship round of the 5A District 5-6 high school tennis tournament had a familiar feel for many of the participants Saturday. Teammates took on teammates in three of the five finals, adding an interesting challenge to an already challenging sport. “It’s a lot more of a mind game,” said Idaho Falls High School sophomore [...]



Top seeds rule day 1 of 5A District 5-6 tennis

By • May 8th, 2014 • Category: News, Tennis

The top seeds mostly held serve on the opening day of the 5A District 5-6 tournament, which was played on courts across Idaho Falls on Wednesday. Four of the five top seeds reached the finals, including Hillcrest’s Orin Duffin in boys singles, Highland’s Andrea Osborn in girls singles, Idaho Falls’ Jordan Wright and Madison Wright [...]



Upbeat Bees: Clayton, Fullmer win mixed doubles district title

By • May 7th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, News, Tennis

There was no mistaking the elation felt by Bonneville High School’s Justin Fullmer and Hailey Clayton on Tuesday afternoon. After getting the decisive point to defeat Blackfoot’s Scott Cannon and Baylee Gorder 7-6, 6-4 for the 4A District 5-6 mixed doubles championship at the Apple Athletic Club Auxiliary Tennis Facility, Fullmer and Clayton ran toward [...]