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Bandits begin Spokane tourney with blowout win; July 2 Legion roundup

By • Jul 3rd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

The Idaho Falls Bandits raced out to an 11-0 lead after three innings and cruised to an 11-2, five-inning win over the Spokane Expos Red on the opening day of the 2015 Wood Bat Classic on Friday at Ramsay Field in Coeur d’Alene. The Bandits started quickly, scoring on an RBI triple by Johnny Hyland [...]



Tigers split Legion doubleheader with Shelley

By • Jul 2nd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

The Idaho Falls Tigers and Shelley Russets split a Single-A American Legion Baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Tautphaus Park. In the opener, Shelley broke a 1-1 tie by scoring two runs in the top of the seventh without putting a ball in play. The Tigers walked the bases loaded and then hit two batters to force [...]



Recent Hillcrest grad Crouch makes All-USA Idaho Baseball Team

By • Jul 2nd, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

Hillcrest High School graduate Beau Crouch was the lone District 6 representative on the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Idaho Baseball Team. Crouch, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound outfielder, earned a spot on the second team after batting a team-high .412 with seven doubles, two triples, a home run and 24 RBIs in 32 games for [...]



Mecham finishes seventh at World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 2nd, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was battling for third place in the 400-meter hurdles finals at the World Youth Trials when her race took an unexpected turn Wednesday. She clipped a hurdle on the last curve and fell, getting up a few seconds later to finish the race in 1 minute, 4.58 seconds for seventh [...]



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 [...]



Mecham advances to World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

After a quick turnaround, former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was back on the track and advancing to the finals of another major meet. Three days after placing fourth and beating three collegiate athletes at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoors Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, Mecham won her heat of the [...]



Bandits compile 29 hits in sweep of Minico; June 30 Legion roundup

By • Jul 1st, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

At Rupert, the Idaho Falls Bandits strung together 29 hits in a Double-A American Legion baseball doubleheader sweep of Minico. Every batter in the Bandits lineup got a hit in the 10-3 win in the opener, which Idaho Falls led 9-1 through four innings. The hot bats continued in the nightcap with a 13-0, five-inning [...]



Rigby wins Poky Wood Bat Tournament; June 29 Legion roundup

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News

The Rigby Single-A American Legion Baseball team dropped its first game of last weekend’s Pocatello Wood Bat Tournament, done in by a bad inning against the host Pocatello Rebels at Halliwell Park. Instead of letting that loss bother them, the Trojans took the opposite tack, winning the rest of their games over the next three [...]



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 [...]



2015 PR All-Area Baseball Team

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

FIRST TEAM Brandon Bialas Junior pitcher Skyline THE PLAYER: The big right-hander had to step up in roles with the season-ending injury to ace pitcher Luke Martin prior to the season. And that’s just what Bialas did, going 5-2 with a 2.37 ERA and 71 strikeouts. Bialas was also one of the area’s top hitters, [...]