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The Post Register’s Best of 2017 in sports

The Post Register's Best of 2017 in sports

By LUKE O’ROARK and MARLOWE HEREFORD | Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com Well, so long 2017. As the year comes to a close, the Post Register sports staff looks back on moments from the past year, votes and compiles the top 10 story lines from our coverage area. […]

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Baseball: Dustin Parkinson signs with Dakota State

Baseball: Dustin Parkinson signs with Dakota State

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Skyline High School senior Dustin Parkinson will be heading east (slightly). Parkinson signed Monday to play baseball at Dakota State, a NAIA program in Madison, S.D. Parkinson was recruited by the Trojans as a right-handed pitcher. Parkinson said Tuesday […]

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Idaho Falls Bandits: Alexander hired as new head coach

Idaho Falls Bandits: Alexander hired as new head coach

The Idaho Falls Bandits, a Double-A American Legion baseball team, announced Ryan Alexander as its new head coach Wednesday afternoon in a press release.  Alexander was selected and hired by the Bandits’ board of directors to replace former head coach Joldy Watts. Watts, who coached the team […]

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District 6 proposes to separate from District 5 in 4A for 2018

District 6 proposes to separate from District 5 in 4A for 2018

The 4A conference in eastern Idaho will have a new look beginning in 2018. After meeting for roughly two hours Monday morning at Blackfoot High School, Hillcrest athletic director Wendy Johnson said the District 6 teams that will compete in 4A starting in fall 2018 — Bonneville, […]

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Sugar-Salem shuts out Firth; Oct. 3 boys soccer roundup

Sugar-Salem shuts out Firth; Oct. 3 boys soccer roundup

At Firth High School, the Sugar-Salem High School boys soccer team blanked Firth 9-0 for a conference win behind Ace Christensen’s five goals to remain undefeated on the season. Spencer Dayley, Dan Shirley, Jordan Dayley and Scott Galbraith scored the other four goals for the Diggers. “(Christensen) […]

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Hillcrest sweeps Highland; Oct. 3 volleyball roundup

Hillcrest sweeps Highland; Oct. 3 volleyball roundup

At Pocatello, Hillcrest swept Highland 25-18, 26-24, 25-19 for a conference win. ”Good serving and consistency helped us with this win,” Hillcrest coach Matt Look said in an email. “Five aces from Paige Clark helped us squeak out that second set.” Hillcrest travels to South Jordan, Utah, […]

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To stay or go: Athletic directors to discuss 4A District 5-6’s future

To stay or go: Athletic directors to discuss 4A District 5-6's future

Athletic directors from 4A schools in Districts 5 and 6 will meet Monday at Blackfoot High School to discuss multiple options for the future of the two districts in athletics. The meeting was prompted with this week’s news regarding area schools’ classification changes for the 2018-2020 cycle. […]

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Barr retires after 30-plus years coaching at Hillcrest

Barr retires after 30-plus years coaching at Hillcrest

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register | @Lukeoroark Hillcrest High School baseball coach Scott Barr has gone fishin’. Barr announced his resignation from the program earlier this summer in an email to the Post Register — his reason, simply, was that it was “the right moment.” Barr coached […]

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Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Idaho Falls American Legion Baseball vice president Cliff Brady quips to Bandits head coach Joldy Watts, “Let me provide a reference. I can sabotage this whole thing to keep you here,” as the two stand in front of a […]

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Local round-up: Bandits’ season ends at Legion state tournament

Local round-up: Bandits' season ends at Legion state tournament

Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com The Idaho Falls Bandits’ quest for an American Legion Baseball state title came up a game short. Lewis & Clark scored a run in the top of the 10th inning of Sunday’s state Double-A championship game and held on to beat the Bandits […]

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Local round-up: Bandits advance; Grizzlies’ season ends

Local round-up: Bandits advance; Grizzlies' season ends

POST REGISTER | Prsports@postregister.com At Twin Falls, the Bandits played a familiar foe and continued its momentum at the American Legion Double-A state tournament. Idaho Falls beat Twins Falls 7-4 Saturday for the fifth time this season. This time was more significant, though, as the Bandits staved off […]

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2017 Post Register All-Area Baseball Team

2017 Post Register All-Area Baseball Team

First team Jace Jones Senior infielder, Idaho Falls THE PLAYER: Bonneville and Idaho Falls Bandits coach Joldy Watts knows a pitching staff is only as good as its catcher. When he picked Jones for Legion ball, he got both. In addition to his catching duties (where he […]

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All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

By PAUL LAMBERT | Prsports@postregister.com Some coaches are hitting guys. Others are pitching guys, and still others are fielding guys. Pat Lloyd? Well, he’s a relationship guy. And following the best season in his career at Idaho Falls High School, Pat Lloyd is a 2017 Post Register […]

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2017 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Dalton Virgil, Bonneville

2017 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Dalton Virgil, Bonneville

By PAUL LAMBERT | Prsports@postregister.com After blasting a 2-run shot off the scoreboard at Melaleuca Field on April Fools’ Day, Idaho Falls High School senior Jace Jones made sure to retrieve the ball. Not for his trophy case or anything like that. But out of respect for […]

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Bandits survive after Jones walk-off; Grizzlies lose

Bandits survive after Jones walk-off; Grizzlies lose

At Twin Falls, the Idaho Falls Bandits kept emotions in check and its season alive at the American Legion AA State tournament after Jace Jones hit a two-run homer run in the bottom of the 10th against the Boise Gems. The 5-3 win came late in the […]

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