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Luke Martin returns for Idaho Falls Bandits after five-month injury rehab

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

The most difficult period of Luke Martin’s life is on the mend. Martin, a departing senior at Skyline High School, rode the bench for most of his final basketball season and didn’t see the field for a single inning of baseball season. His athletic absence was due to a labrum injury he suffered during football [...]



Heads Up clinic in Rigby aimed to improve football player safety

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

RIGBY — Concussions ended Scott Criner’s football career. Saturday, Criner helped teach coaches how to prevent that same fate. Criner is the head football coach at Rocky Mountain High School, and he’s Idaho’s lone USA Football Master Trainer. He helped organize Saturday’s USA Football’s Heads Up Football Player Safety Clinic at Rigby High School. The [...]



District 5/6 All Star Game serves as college tuneup for several District 6 players

By • May 23rd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

The majority of players at the District 5/6 Senior All-Star Game won’t play college football. But several will, and many of them shined for District 6. The District 6 All Stars rolled over District 5 on Friday at Thunder Stadium by a score of 33-12 in the annual football all-star game. It served as a [...]



Rigby’s Mitchell Hernandez gets all star honor despite missing 2014 football season

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

A text message popped up on Mitchell Hernandez’s phone. The Rigby High School senior read it, processed it, smiled and teared up. The text came from JP Francia, the father of Hernandez’s football teammate Connor Francia, telling Hernandez that he’d join Connor on the 2015 District 6 senior all-star football team. Hernandez, a linebacker, received [...]



Hillcrest’s Austin Hayward headed to University of Idaho for lacrosse

By • May 21st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News, Recruiting

Austin Hayward always wanted to play a college sport when his high school career was over, he just never expected that sport to be lacrosse. But that’s exactly what’s in store for the Hillcrest High School senior, who signed a letter of commitment to play for the Vandals club team Wednesday in front of family [...]



Looking back at state track: Plenty of firsts for District 6 teams, athletes

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

With more than 300 athletes competing at the state track and field championships this past weekend, District 6 excellence was on display from 5A to 1A. Due to space and time constraints, some of this excellence was left on the cutting room floor and did not make Sunday’s Post Register. Today, we look back on [...]



Rigby boys and girls finish 1-2 at 4A state track tournament

By • May 17th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

BOISE — Rigby High School senior Cameron Hansen wanted his career to end golden, but his chances looked slim. Hansen anchored the final leg of the 4A boys 4×400 relay. He received the baton with the lead, but the Bishop Kelly anchor overtook him heading into the final 100 meters. Then, Hansen ran “the hardest [...]



Rigby eyes 4A team title sweep at state track

By • May 16th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

BOISE — A Rigby High School track team leads the 4A state tournament after day one, and it’s not the two-time defending state champion. The Rigby boys compiled 27 points for a narrow lead following Friday’s events at Dona Larsen Park. Century is lurking with 23 points and Bishop Kelly has 21. The Rigby girls [...]



Hatch, Blackfoot survive shaky start, advance to 4A state baseball semis

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News

BOISE — Andrew Hatch felt a little nervous, and it showed. After giving up two runs early in the top of the first inning, the senior left-handed pitcher for Blackfoot High School faced Minico’s Jaden Jensen with runners on second and third and two outs. Coach Liam Pope was not afraid to replace Hatch if [...]



Years in the Making: Tigers savoring historic season

By • May 14th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Softball

The Idaho Falls High School softball team adds another milestone to its ledger by making the nearly eight-hour trip to north Idaho this weekend. The 5A state tournament, which begins Friday and continues through Saturday at Post Falls High School, will be the first postseason experience in any sport for several Tigers. It is also [...]