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42nd annual Tiger-Grizz ends with 10 total records broken

By • Apr 26th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

Saturday was the last day of the last Tiger-Grizz Invitational of their high school careers, and Idaho Falls High School seniors Bryce Frazee and Austin Carpenter didn’t want to stop soaking up the moment. Immediately after Frazee won the boys 200 in 22.46 seconds and Carpenter took second in 23.05, the two high fived and [...]

Three broken records highlight day 1 of 42nd annual Tiger-Grizz

By • Apr 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

After receiving the baton from teammate LeAnn Larkin, Shelley High School sophomore Paytin Drollinger had more than her Russet teammates cheering for her Friday during the anchor leg of the girls 4×800 at the annual Tiger-Grizz Invitational. The spectators in the Ravsten Stadium stands became equally as loud after hearing the public announcer say that [...]

Bittersweet split: Idaho Falls takes one against Highland on senior night

By • Apr 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Softball

Before the Idaho Falls High School softball seniors played their final two home games Thursday, coach Traci Wilkinson surprised the team with pink jerseys. The jerseys symbolized breast cancer awareness, which struck a personal chord with senior pitcher Bailee Mills. Her mother, Shelley Mills, is a breast cancer survivor of three years. “Being a senior [...]

South Fremont bounces back from rough first inning to hold off Shelley 8-7

By • Apr 23rd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News

SHELLEY — South Fremont High School pitcher Braxton Erickson bounced off the mound, high-fived his teammates and ran into the dugout after getting what he thought was a game-ending groundout Wednesday. The celebration quickly ended when the home-plate umpire called catcher’s interference, loading the bases with Shelley runners and forcing an already tired Erickson to [...]

Bees rally for 11-7 rivalry win over Knights

By • Apr 22nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Softball

It took the fifth and sixth innings for the Bonneville High School softball team to turn Tuesday’s pitcher’s duel into a high-scoring, come-from-behind win. After trailing through five innings, the Bees scored a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to rally for an 11-7 victory over District 93 rival Hillcrest at Bonneville [...]

Hillcrest boys basketball coach Don Baldwin resigns

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

After 33 years as a head coach and countless days and nights in the gym, Donnie Baldwin said the time was right to step aside. The former Idaho Falls High School and Gonzaga standout and longtime coach at four high schools in eastern Idaho resigned April 15 from his job as head coach of the [...]

Two new local rugby teams signify the sport’s growth, locally and nationally

By • Apr 19th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News

  Carly Smith’s first step involved posters. Smith, a senior nursing student at Idaho State who played college rugby for three years, had talked with Idaho Falls Rush boys rugby coach Jay Hix about starting her own high school club rugby team. A girls team. She created dozens of posters featuring her phone number and [...]

Fast friends: Friendly competition in ample supply at Bonneville Invite

By • Apr 18th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

Shortly before stepping in the blocks for their heat of the boys 100 meters at a sunny Bonneville Invite on Friday, Hillcrest High School senior Derek David and Idaho Falls High School senior Bryce Frazee exchanged handshakes and smiles. A quick 11.26 seconds later, Frazee edged David in a tight finish for what would be [...]

Grizz softball edges Bees 13-12 in eight-inning barnburner

By • Apr 17th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Softball

Two weeks into 5A District 5-6 play and the Bonneville and Skyline high school softball teams have already seen their share of extra innings and one-run games. Thursday continued the trend for both teams, as the Grizzlies edged the Bees in a 13-12, eight-inning conference barnburner at Bonneville High School. The win moved Skyline to [...]

Challis sprinter Cain, point guard Olson sign letters of intent

By • Apr 16th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, Lead Story, News, Recruiting, Track

Challis High School seniors Hannah Cain and Kaylee Olson will look to add to their impressive medal collections in their respective sports at the college level. Both signed their national letters of intent Wednesday, Cain with the track program at Point Loma Nazarene University, an NCAA Division II school in San Diego, and Olson with [...]