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Blackfoot grad Clarke joins Carroll football coaching staff

By • Jul 24th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

Anthony Clarke’s coaching career will begin where his playing career recently ended. Clarke, a former Blackfoot High School and Boise State football player, was hired Wednesday to be an offensive assistant coach for the Carroll College football team. Clarke, who graduated from the Helena, Mont., college this spring, will focus on the wide receivers, with [...]

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 [...]

Former NFL lineman Mark Asper joins Bonneville coaching staff

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

A recently retired NFL player will be roaming the sidelines for Bonneville High School this fall. That former player is Mark Asper, a 2004 Bonneville graduate who played offensive line for the University of Oregon and for six NFL teams. This week, he was hired as Bonneville’s offensive line coach and running game coordinator, pending [...]

Hillcrest’s Hess wins Idaho Men’s State Amateur by one stroke

By • Jul 14th, 2015 • Category: Golf, Lead Story, News

Andy Hess thought he had a two-stroke lead on the final hole of the 2015 Idaho Men’s Amateur State Championship. His lead was one. “I was obviously gonna try to get it as close to the hole as possible and try to two-putt, but I didn’t realize how close I was until I got in [...]

Rigby’s Marley signs with Miles CC baseball

By • Jul 9th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News, Recruiting

It took a little longer, but Rigby High School graduate Porter Marley found a college baseball home. The former Trojans slugger signed to play for National Junior College Athletic Association member Miles Community College on Wednesday in front a crowd of family and friends at Rigby High School, more than a month after the high [...]

Bandits swept by Poky Runnin Rebels

By • Jul 8th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News

The top two Double-A American Legion Baseball teams on this side of the state squared off with first place in the district on the line Tuesday at Melaleuca Field. And there was one clear winner. The Pocatello Runnin Rebels rode two dominating starts, nearly flawless defense and more than enough key hits to a doubleheader [...]

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. [...]

Recent Skyline grad Ely signs with Big Bend men’s basketball

By • Jul 1st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News, Recruiting

Jai Jai Ely believes he’s a Division I college basketball player. But for at least one season, he’ll take the junior college route. Ely, who graduated from Skyline High School this spring, signed his letter of intent to play for Big Bend Community College’s men’s basketball team June 22. While he’s disappointed he didn’t get [...]

2015 PR Baseball Player of the Year: Dylan Mansanarez, Blackfoot

By • Jun 28th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News

Dylan Mansanarez was speechless. After the final out had been made and Blackfoot High School had claimed the program’s first state baseball title, Mansanarez struggled to understand what had just happened. He was elated. Overcome. Stunned. “At first I couldn’t belief we had just won,” Mansanarez said. “I couldn’t put it into words.” He let [...]

Skyline’s Baker in process of transferring to Highland for senior year

By • Jun 27th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

The Skyline High School boys basketball team has received an offseason blow. Incoming senior guard Mason Baker has been attempting to transfer to Highland since his junior campaign ended, and he is weeks away from sealing the move. The transfer cannot become official until July 10, when the sales of his old house in Idaho [...]