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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 [...]

Challis’ Ruger Piva makes surprising run to national wrestling title

By • Mar 22nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Ruger Piva looked at last weekend’s National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships as a learning experience, an opportunity to figure out what he needed to work on next year. After an amazing weekend that saw him bring home the 165-pound national title, it looks like the Challis native will have to reevaluate. The collegiate success [...]

March 20 track results

By • Mar 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

Bonneville Tri Friday at Thunder Stadium Girls team scores: 1. Madison, 70; 1. Skyline, 70; 3. Bonneville, 46 Girls individual results 100: 1, Oe, Emily, Skyline, 13.87. 2, VanKampen, Abby, Skyline, 14.00. 3, Hoover, Hailey, Madison, 14.06. 4, Wightman, Lexi, Madison, 14.16. 200: 1, Wilson, Hannah, Madison, 28.00. 2, Oe, Emily, Skyline, 28.59. 3, VanKampen, [...]

Skyline and Idaho Falls split golf matches

By • Mar 20th, 2015 • Category: Golf, Lead Story, News

Idaho Falls vs. Skyline Thursday at Pinecrest Golf Course (9 holes) Boys Medalist: Stockton Murdoch, Skyline, 35 SKYLINE (172) — Stockton Murdoch 35, Austin Guza 41, Quin Heyrend 47, Jake Cole 49, Tyler Campbell 55 IDAHO FALLS (174) — Quinn Detrick 43, Kendall Morrison 44, Adam Craig 41, Ethan Sutton 46, Jake Hendrickson 54 Girls [...]

Shelley names offensive coordinator Jake Monahan its new head football coach

By • Mar 17th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Jake Monahan was teaching a class at Shelley High School on Monday morning when athletic director Dave Hadley knocked on his door. Hadley told Monahan to come with him to the principal’s office. That three-minute walk felt like hours for Monahan, the offensive coordinator for the Shelley football team. “I knew that I was going [...]

Sports psychologist Brian Baxter gives advice to D91 athletes and parents

By • Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News

Brian Baxter’s presentation at Taylorview Middle School on Thursday night got off to a bumpy start. Baxter, a sports psychologist from Portland, Ore., held a workshop for about 50 athletes and parents from Idaho Falls School District 91. But he lost his voice earlier in the day, and the monitor in the Taylorview auditorium didn’t [...]

Pregame and halftime steal show at District 6 Senior All-Star Basketball

By • Mar 12th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Girls basketball, Lead Story, News

Prior to the boys half of the District 6 Senior All-Star Basketball games, the players from the North and South squads warmed up in their layup lines. But calling them “layup” lines would be disingenuous. Any player with the ability to dunk attempted one, including players like Bonneville’s Keegan Hansen and Mackay’s Pat Magee, who [...]

Perfect 10: Rigby rallies to win school’s 10th state title

By • Mar 8th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

NAMPA — Rigby appeared to have things all wrapped up 10 minutes into Saturday’s 4A high school boys basketball state championship game at the Ford Idaho Center. The Trojans had blitzed Bishop Kelly with a 20-0 run to take a 22-2 lead on Haydn Landon’s floater with six minutes left in the second quarter. Title [...]

Fifth time’s a charm: South Fremont advances to 3A title game with 54-46 rivalry win over Shelley

By • Mar 7th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

By RYAN HOWE MERIDIAN — South Fremont is making its first trip to state in eight years. Shelley has a decade-long tournament tradition. Shelley had beaten South Fremont three out of four times this season, including twice in the District 6 tournament. None of that mattered Friday night. South Fremont upset Shelley 54-46 in [...]

Third quarter dooms Skyline versus Capital; Highland advances to semis

By • Mar 6th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

NAMPA — With about six minutes remaining, Skyline High School guard Carson Lott stole an inbounds pass and had an open layup attempt. The Grizzlies boys basketball team was in desperate need of a bucket, trailing Capital 48-28. Lott’s layup hung on the rim for a split second. It would have been Skyline’s second field [...]