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Skyline wins 22-21 thriller over Blackfoot in Berger’s absense

By • Sep 5th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Skyline High School football coach Scott Berger was thousands of miles away from Ravsten Stadium on Friday night, but his presence loomed over the field. Berger lost his mother earlier in the week, so he left Idaho Falls to grieve with his family in Minnesota. Skyline’s players honored him by writing the words “Momma Berg, [...]

Heath, Trojans run over I.F. for 39-0 win

By • Sep 4th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

The ball dropped out of the air and fell perfectly into Cody Heath’s hands for what looked like a sure touchdown pass. Only Heath lost control and the ball fell harmlessly to the Ravsten Field turf. A few series later, it happened again, leaving Rigby’s senior captain shaking his head. “I didn’t make the plays [...]

Thompson leads I.F. to conference win over Hillcrest; Sept. 2 volleyball roundup

By • Sep 3rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Volleyball

At Hillcrest, the Idaho Falls High School volleyball team began 5A District 5-6 play with a four-set win over Hillcrest on Wednesday. After taking the first set 25-19, the Tigers dropped the second set 21-25 and came back to win the next two 25-19, 25-16. “The biggest thing I think was Hillcrest came out very [...]

Running down history: Parities, dynasties could define 2015 XC season

By • Sep 2nd, 2015 • Category: Cross Country, Lead Story, News

Ample talent returns in eastern Idaho for the 2015 high school cross-country season, which is less than a week old. Here are the storylines to watch this fall as area runners strive to make the trip north to Farragut State Park for the state meet in October. Class 5A Nearly all 5A District 5-6 teams [...]

Knights put on show in 41-27 win over Blackfoot

By • Aug 29th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Bridger Blakeslee had a feeling his Hillcrest High School football team was capable of something special in Friday’s season opener against Blackfoot at Thunder Stadium. But even when it was over and the Knights had rolled to an impressive 41-27 victory, the Knights senior quarterback was hesitant to say he saw it coming. “We knew [...]

Played out: Longtime powerhouse Mackay can barely field a team

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Features, Football, Lead Story, News

The numbers still baffle Jack McKelvey. Mackay High School currently has five boys in the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Combined. Three of those boys are on the football team, which McKelvey is coaching for his 24th season. Colt Kraczek, a sophomore, is one of the two boys foregoing football for academics (“a brilliant mind,” [...]

Bees, Broncos play to 2-2 tie

By • Aug 26th, 2015 • Category: Boys soccer, Lead Story, News

The season was barely a minute old for the Bonneville High School boys soccer team when things went sideways. Junior keeper Marlon Cruz had just scored into his own net when his clearance bounced off a Blackfoot attacker and beat him across the line on a slow roll. It was a play that would take [...]

Snake River atop 3A ranks in 2015 preseason football media poll

By • Aug 25th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Three other area teams made the top five in their respective classifications. To see the complete poll, read on.

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 [...]