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

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

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com 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 [...]



Skyline boys ride defense to 52-44 win over Rigby

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

RIGBY — Outside of a dominating first quarter, the Skyline High School boys basketball team was simply pedestrian on the offensive end during Friday’s nonconference game at Rigby. The Grizzlies blew an early 13-point lead, struggled to make shots (20 of 47, 3 of 15 from the 3-point line) and fought the turnover bug in [...]



No. 1 Bulldogs bear down, trounce No. 2 Cougars 59-32

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

FIRTH — During halftime of the JV game in an already packed Firth High School gym Saturday, the Ririe High School girls basketball team shot around in matching black sweat shirts with the words ‘Make it Rain’ across the front. That phrase was foretelling for the varsity game, as the top-ranked 2A Bulldogs poured in [...]



Balanced effort leads Bees to 63-45 win over Poky; Jan. 24 girls basketball roundup

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

The Bonneville High School girls basketball team got at least nine points from five different players and cruised to a 63-45 nonconference win over Pocatello on Saturday in Iona. The Bees led just 12-10 after the first quarter, but then outscored the Indians 34-10 over the next two to take control. “They were pressing us [...]



Magee’s double-double leads Mackay to 69-49 win; Jan. 24 boys basketball roundup

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

At Mackay, Pat Magee had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mackay High School boys basketball team to a 69-49 1A Division 2 District 5-6 victory over North Gem on Saturday. North Gem entered the game with a one-game lead on the Miners in the conference standings, but Mackay built a lead over [...]



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 prsports@postregister.com 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 [...]



3A underdogs deliver promising day one at Tiger-Grizz

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

Last year’s Tiger-Grizz Invitational was a rough one for the Sugar-Salem and Shelley high school wrestling teams. Sugar finished in 27th place, while the Russets finished dead last at 30th. After the first day of this year’s tournament, each team surpassed, or came close to surpassing, their points from both days of the prestigious tournament. [...]



Firth stays undefeated in Nuke with 60-29 win over North; Jan. 23 boys basketball roundup

By • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

At Ashton, the Firth High School boys basketball team pounded North Fremont 60-29 on Friday to remain undefeated in the Nuclear Conference. “First quarter was good and we didn’t play the others three quarters,” North Fremont coach Todd Jensen said. “We fell apart a little bit.” Josh Hess scored seven points to lead North Fremont [...]



North Fremont holds off Salmon 48-38; Jan. 23 girls basketball roundup

By • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

At Salmon, North Fremont raced out to a 30-11 halftime lead and held on for a 48-38 Nuclear Conference victory. “They battled back,” Salmon coach Camille Williams said of her team. “I saw a lot of heart and effort.” Halle Hill scored 16 points and Savannah McDonald added 12 for North Fremont, which made eight [...]



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 [...]