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Bonneville coughs up lead then rallies to beat rival Hillcrest 64-63

By • Jan 31st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

The Bonneville bench exploded off the bench, ready to celebrate the Bees’ biggest win of the season — a 64-63 comeback victory over their District 93 rivals Friday night at Hillcrest High School. Just as quickly, seniors Telly Davenport, Keegan Hansen and Kaden Lords tried to tone down the victory party. They know there is [...]

Fredrickson lifts Shelley to 49-47 rivalry win over Firth; Jan. 29 boys basketball roundup

By • Jan 30th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

At Shelley, Tyler Fredrickson had 12 points and made the game-winning shot with 40 seconds left to lift the Russets to a 49-47 nonconference rivalry win over Firth on Thursday. The win avenged a 55-48 loss to the Cougars on Jan. 3 in Firth. Fredrickson scored all 10 of Shelley’s fourth-quarter points. “I was proud [...]

Baker’s game-winner lifts Skyline 65-64 over rival Idaho Falls

By • Jan 29th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

The Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team led 64-63 as Connor Cammack lined up for his second free throw. Eight seconds remained. Cammack’s free throw clanked off right iron, nearly plunking Skyline’s Tyson Baker in the face. But Baker snatched the rebound, turned right and bolted down the court. Skyline head coach Clint Cornish [...]

Hillcrest girls defeat Highland 59-50 to end conference regular season 10-0

By • Jan 28th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, Lead Story, News

Clinching the top seed for February’s 5A District 5-6 tournament five days earlier didn’t prevent the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team from finishing strong in Tuesday’s home game against Highland. The Knights poured in 35 second-half points en route to a 59-50 conference win over Highland to complete the first regular season sweep of [...]

Bittersweet victory: Bees win Tiger-Grizz despite losing seven title matches

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT The Bonneville Bees became the first District 6 school to win the Tiger-Grizz wrestling tournament this century on Saturday night, doing so in a most improbable fashion. Bonneville out-pointed Wyoming’s Green River 221.5 to 215.5 for the team title, but went 0-7 in championship bouts. The last local team to win [...]

Climbing the hill: Local wrestlers look to conclude Tiger-Grizz with titles today

By • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT Look at his wavy blonde hair and you may think Snake River junior Wyatt Volger is a surfer. Look at his moves in the circle and you may think he looks like a wrestler. Ask him about his method, however, and you will discover Volger is actually a chess master. “I [...]

Road to 100 wins has been grueling for IFHS wrestling captains

By • Jan 23rd, 2015 • Category: Features, Lead Story, News, Wrestling

Idaho Falls High School senior wrestlers Brady Kenney, Bridger Carpenter and Kade Thompson aren’t team captains by accident. They’ve stockpiled victories and served as ideal examples for their younger teammates. The three have also suffered these ailments and injuries: a broken jaw, a panic attack, torn ligaments, a skin infection, black eyes, strep throat. Those [...]

Ely, Skyline too much for Hillcrest in 75-65 win

By • Jan 22nd, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

Skyline High School boys basketball coach Clint Cornish gave senior Jai Jai Ely a breather to start the fourth quarter, intending to preserve the senior for the final five minutes. Skyline nursed a 57-53 lead as Hillcrest’s Coleman Johnson, usually solid on free throws, stepped up to the line. Johnson missed both. Ely, who had [...]

Devoted duo: Sisters Sicilee and Haddi Williams have shared milestones at Ririe

By • Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Features, Girls basketball, Lead Story, News

RIRIE — Two conversations made Jan. 6, 2014 an unforgettable day for sisters Sicilee and Haddi Williams. Sicilee, then a junior and starter on the Ririe High School varsity girls basketball team, was asked a momentous question by head coach Damien Smith. The Bulldogs were 9-2 and the No. 1-ranked 2A team in the Idaho [...]

Going green: Bees claim seven of 15 brackets to win Madison Invitational

By • Jan 18th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

REXBURG — The 152-pound title bout at the Madison Invitational was as good as it gets. Such was the educated opinion of Rigby senior 160-pounder Luis Saldana, watching the bout from the stands. “Oh my gosh, dude,” Saldana said to teammates as Bonneville senior Chase Lemons battled Rigby senior Cutler Gneiting. “This is like a [...]