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Soft-spoken Skyline senior Jai Jai Ely is an assassin on the court

By • Mar 5th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

Jai Jai Ely was first called the n-word in kindergarten, when a girl refused to hold his hand during a game of red rover. Since then, the Skyline High School senior has heard the slur several times, so he wasn’t thrown off when a Middleton basketball player directed it toward him last May during the [...]



2015 team-by-team boys basketball state tournament capsules

By • Mar 5th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

5A, 4A and 1A District 6 capsules by Victor Flores (vflores@postregister.com) 3A and 2A District 6 capsules by Jeff Pinkham (jpinkham@postregister.com) Out-of-area capsules written and compiled by members of state media Class 5A Borah Lions Record: 19-6 State seed: Play-in game winner Coach: Cary Cada, 21st season Players to watch: G Rylan Bergersen, jr. (18 [...]



Whole new ballgame: Firth isn’t defending its state title, it’s trying to win another one

By • Mar 4th, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Lead Story, News

By JEFF PINKHAM jpinkham@postregister.com The Firth High School boys basketball team claimed its fifth 2A state title in the past eight years last March. But 11-year head coach Scott Adams said the 2014-15 Cougars won’t be defending anything when they tip off this year’s state tournament against Grangeville at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Capital High [...]



Hillcrest’s Keisling signs with TVCC soccer

By • Mar 4th, 2015 • Category: Girls soccer, News, Recruiting

Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., has gained another local athlete. Hillcrest High School senior Mallory Keisling signed with the Chukars women’s soccer program Jan. 30, becoming the area’s second women’s soccer signee for the class of 2015. She also joins I.F’s Bailee Mills (softball), Hillcrest’s Debbie Henze (softball) and Blackfoot’s Mattie Turner (volleyball) [...]



Several wrestlers end season in state title bouts

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Wrestling

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — Skyline High School freshman Kade Lincoln pinned Bonneville’s Darrick Stacey in 3:02 to earn the 5A state title in the 98-pound weight class Saturday. But it was more than a state title. Lincoln finished the season with a 48-0 record, the first undefeated wrestler Brian Ricks [...]



Ririe wins first state wrestling title in school history by half a point

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

POCATELLO — One match separated the Ririe High School wrestling team from its first 2A state title, and the Bulldogs had no control over it. Ririe led New Plymouth by half a point as New Plymouth’s Chase Bowen faced St. Maries’ Nathan Masterson in the 182-pound title bout. A Bowen win would clinch the state [...]



Full Nilsson: Snake River claims 12th state wrestling title; Treyton Nilsson captures fourth

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

POCATELLO — After winning an individual state wrestling gold, the natural thing is to jump up, point to the home fans with both hands, and signal “No. 1.” Then there’s the curious case of Snake River senior Treyton Nilsson. After beating Shelley freshman Braxton Balmforth 5-1 in the 3A 113-pound championship final Saturday at Holt [...]



Bonneville settles for second place in 5A; Blackfoot takes seventh in 4A

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Wrestling

By VICTOR FLORES and PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — Once again, the Bonneville High School wrestling team struggled to finish a tournament. At the Tiger-Grizz Invitational, the Bees went 0-7 in title matches. At last week’s 5A District 5-6 tournament, they went 6-9. Districts look like a success compared to the 5A state tournament. The [...]



Eight locals make rosters for annual All-Star basketball game at NIC

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, Girls basketball, News

The rosters for the 12th annual Idaho high school All-Star basketball game were released Saturday, and eight locals made the cut. This is the most athletes from the Post Register coverage area to be selected for the game since 10 made the teams in 2012. Bonneville’s Telly Davenport, Skyline’s Jai Jai Ely and South Fremont’s [...]



South, West J boys break postseason droughts with play-in wins

By • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Boys basketball, News

Two more eastern Idaho high school boys basketball teams punched their tickets to this week’s state tournaments with impressive play-in wins Saturday. South Fremont, which lost a heartbreaker to Shelley in the 3A District 6 championship game, blew past Kimberly to earn a trip to state for the first time in eight seasons. And in [...]