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Recent I.F. grad Thompson signs with Jamestown wrestling

By • Aug 23rd, 2015 • Category: News, Recruiting, Wrestling

One day in early July, Kade Thompson was on his work lunch break when he received an unexpected text message. It was Jeremy Hernandez, the then-head wrestling coach at the University of Jamestown (N.D.). He asked Thompson if he wanted to wrestle for him. It didn’t take long for the recent Idaho Falls High School [...]

Firth’s Nelson signs second letter of intent with Oregon Tech

By • Jul 17th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News, Recruiting, Track, Volleyball

Volleyball and basketball have been longtime passions for recent Firth High School graduate Bailey Nelson, who had standout four-year careers in both sports as a Cougar. Thanks to a whirlwind process that began three weeks ago, she will play both sports in college. Nelson, who signed in November to be an outside hitter for Oregon [...]

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 [...]

Snake River’s Treyton Nilsson signs with Chadron State

By • Jul 5th, 2015 • Category: News, Recruiting, Wrestling

Treyton Nilsson figured he was stuck. The recent Snake River High School graduate planned to go on his LDS mission this year, but it was postponed until next year due to personal reasons. Nilsson, who always assumed he’d go on a mission after graduation, had put off college plans, so he entered this summer with [...]

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 [...]

Blackfoot’s Cannon adds to milestone year, signs to run at BYU

By • May 30th, 2015 • Category: Cross Country, News, Recruiting, Track

BLACKFOOT — Rachel Cannon added another accolade to her historic senior year at Blackfoot High School by making a longtime dream come true Friday. Smiling and sporting BYU blue, the three-time 4A state track gold medalist signed with BYU cross-country and track and field in Blackfoot’s gym in the presence of Blackfoot head coach Heidi [...]

Compass Academy’s Chaffin, Clements sign to play college baseball

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News, Recruiting

Nick Chaffin and Andy Clements have shared a seat in the same baseball dugout since they were 10. So it was fitting they shared the podium Thursday at Compass Academy to announce their college baseball signings. Clements, a middle infielder for Idaho Falls High School, signed to play at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., [...]

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 [...]

Mackay’s James signs with Walla Walla women’s basketball

By • May 12th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News, Recruiting

Standing out has never been a problem for Cheyan James. The Mackay High School three-sport standout has been a force in 1A Division 2 sports in Idaho for four years. She was a 5-foot-11 sledgehammer in volleyball, a force all over the court in basketball and the top 1A thrower in District 6 track and [...]

Bonneville’s Yarnell signs with Western State Colorado swimming

By • May 7th, 2015 • Category: News, Recruiting

Bonneville High School swimmer Randi Yarnell has a love-hate relationship with swimming. The mental and physical challenges the sport presents are challenging. That’s the hate. Succeeded despite of and because of those challenges? That’s the love. Yarnell, a member of the Idaho Falls Swim Team, will continue that love-hate relationship at the next level after [...]