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Ostermiller runs wild in Sugar-Salem’s 49-35 win over South Fremont

By • Oct 10th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

SUGAR CITY — Sugar-Salem cornerback Junior Gonzalez had only three words for teammate Derek Ostermiller after Friday night’s 49-35 win over South Fremont. “Man, you sucked,” Gonzalez said, welcoming Ostermiller into the hallway leading to the weight room. Ostermiller said nothing, flashing his winning smile as Gonzalez clapped the senior running back on the shoulder. [...]

Key fourth-down plays lift West Jefferson past North Fremont 30-28

By • Sep 26th, 2015 • Category: Football, Lead Story, News

TERRETON — Given the chance, West Jefferson will plead the fourth. There was no crime per se in Friday night’s football game against North Fremont, and pleading the fifth would be out of order. So the Panthers will plead the fourth, turning a series of clutch second-half fourth-down situations into a 30-28 Nuclear Conference victory [...]

Skyline edges Rigby on a last-second field goal

By • Sep 19th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

RIGBY — The second half was Rigby’s. The game was Skyline’s. But the night belonged to a young man named Lucas. Skyline held off an inspired Rigby comeback Friday night to win a nonconference thriller 24-21, claiming victory as time expired on a 21-yard field goal from Steven Nawrocki. After giving up two first quarter [...]

Skyline feasts on overmatched Bees

By • Sep 12th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

Seconds before taking the field Friday night, Skyline High School senior Anthony Garza uttered one final self-psych. “It’s dinner time, baby!” he said to himself. And how the Grizzlies did feast, scoring touchdowns on their first seven possessions in a 55-6 Homecoming game rout of Bonneville at Ravsten Stadium. Skyline’s TDs were largely of the [...]

Delay pep speech sparks Snake River past Shelley 24-14

By • Sep 5th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

SHELLEY — For the first eight minutes of the second half, the Shelley Russets were unstoppable. Then the rains came. A lightning delay followed. That allowed for a classic pep talk from Snake River lineman Porter Thomas, and the battle between Bingham County 3A powers went the way of the Panthers 24-14. “(During the delay) [...]

Teton Redskins preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

By PAUL LAMBERT If you are sensitive to loud noises, you had best steer clear of the Teton High School weight room. Depending on whether the coaches or kids are at the controls, the booming sound system in the mirrored room belts out AC/DC, Eminem, Skynyrd, Wiz Khalifa and Jay Z at a decibel [...]

North Fremont Huskies preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

By PAUL LAMBERT Hold on to your chinstraps, Nukies. The purple and yellow wave is rising. Though the Nuclear Conference has largely belonged to Firth and Salmon over the past decade, it appears the balance of power his heading northeast to the Ashton high country. When Ben Lenz took over as head coach of [...]

Salmon Savages preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

By PAUL LAMBERT Some say the frontier town of Salmon doesn’t belong to the Gem State. That is, Salmon is in Idaho, but it is not of Idaho. The rough-and-tumble outdoor culture is more reminiscent of Montana, which makes Sean McKinney the perfect fit for the Salmon High School football team. McKinney, a former [...]

Challis Vikings preview

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Football, News

By PAUL LAMBERT Forget about Chicken-out Ridge. That’s not how they do things in Challis. Chicken-out Ridge, a narrow, double-cliffed backbone on the trail to the top of Mount Borah, is an aptly-named stretch that has prevented many a vertigo sufferer from reaching the summit. It is a scramble path that is unforgettable for [...]

Drought ended: IF softball defeats Highland 15-7 for first district title since ’01

By • May 8th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Softball

By PAUL LAMBERT Who says “One” is the loneliest number? With a 10-5 semifinal win over host Skyline and a 15-7 victory over Highland, Idaho Falls High School staked its claim as the No. 1 softball team in the District 5-6 championship tournament. And one by one, parents, fans and BFFs alike flooded through [...]