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Heads Up clinic in Rigby aimed to improve football player safety

By • May 24th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

RIGBY — Concussions ended Scott Criner’s football career. Saturday, Criner helped teach coaches how to prevent that same fate. Criner is the head football coach at Rocky Mountain High School, and he’s Idaho’s lone USA Football Master Trainer. He helped organize Saturday’s USA Football’s Heads Up Football Player Safety Clinic at Rigby High School. The [...]



District 5/6 All Star Game serves as college tuneup for several District 6 players

By • May 23rd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

The majority of players at the District 5/6 Senior All-Star Game won’t play college football. But several will, and many of them shined for District 6. The District 6 All Stars rolled over District 5 on Friday at Thunder Stadium by a score of 33-12 in the annual football all-star game. It served as a [...]



Rigby’s Mitchell Hernandez gets all star honor despite missing 2014 football season

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

A text message popped up on Mitchell Hernandez’s phone. The Rigby High School senior read it, processed it, smiled and teared up. The text came from JP Francia, the father of Hernandez’s football teammate Connor Francia, telling Hernandez that he’d join Connor on the 2015 District 6 senior all-star football team. Hernandez, a linebacker, received [...]



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., [...]



Rigby to host Heads Up Football clinic Saturday

By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Youth and high school football coaches from Idaho will participate in an interactive player safety clinic Saturday at Rigby High School. The clinic will focus on the Heads Up Football program, an initiative led by USA Football that focuses on player safety, particularly concussion prevention, according to Becca DuPont of Dittoe Public Relations. Approximately 50 [...]



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 [...]



Keck hired as Skyline girls basketball coach

By • May 21st, 2015 • Category: Girls basketball, News

Skyline High School hired an Idaho Falls native to fill its varsity girls basketball head coaching vacancy. Ty Keck, a 2005 Bonneville High School graduate, was hired Monday and was introduced to parents and returning athletes Wednesday at Skyline High School. He will also teach math at the school. Keck competed in football, basketball and [...]



Ballistic U-18 boys become first I.F. travel team to win State Cup in 15 years

By • May 21st, 2015 • Category: Boys soccer, News

Nick Josten has been around club soccer in Idaho Falls for more years than he’d like to count, so he knows a big thing when he sees it. And it doesn’t get much bigger for youth soccer teams in Idaho Falls than winning a title at the Idaho State Cup, the annual season-ending event that [...]



Title-winning Snake River seniors reunite at District 5/6 All Star Game

By • May 21st, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Nine Snake River High School football seniors get another chance to play as a team, only they have to play alongside bitter rivals. The nine Panthers — Payden Dalley, Damon Dance, Chandler Ellis, Nate Gelles, Cutler Howell, Cole Hrabik, David Serna, Alonzo Trejo and Shad Walker — were named to the District 5 roster for [...]



Looking back at state track: Plenty of firsts for District 6 teams, athletes

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

With more than 300 athletes competing at the state track and field championships this past weekend, District 6 excellence was on display from 5A to 1A. Due to space and time constraints, some of this excellence was left on the cutting room floor and did not make Sunday’s Post Register. Today, we look back on [...]