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First in 15 years: Ririe’s Johnson signs with William Penn men’s basketball

First in 15 years: Ririe's Johnson signs with William Penn men's basketball

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com RIRIE — The last time a Ririe High School boys basketball player signed with a college program, Jace Johnson was a toddler. Johnson ended that drought Wednesday, signing with William Penn University in the presence of family, teammates, classmates and coaches in Ririe […]

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Three local athletes selected to USA Today All-Idaho basketball teams

Three local athletes selected to USA Today All-Idaho basketball teams

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com USA Today released its All-Idaho basketball team selections Monday and three local players were honored. Snake River seniors Clancy Thomas and Kelsey Higginson both received USA Today First Team honors after helping the Panthers boys and girls finish third and second, respectively, […]

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Locals represent well at statewide all-star game at NIC

Locals represent well at statewide all-star game at NIC

Every local athlete who participated in the 15th annual Idaho Statewide All-Star Basketball games got playing time and four scored Saturday at North Idaho College. The day began with the girls game, which the Region team won handily 87-41 over the Metro team after building a 44-19 […]

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Numerous local basketball players receive All-Idaho honors

Numerous local basketball players receive All-Idaho honors

Three local athletes received Player of the Year honors while 18 others were named to first and second team in the Idaho Statesman’s annual All-Idaho Basketball selections released online, in full, Friday. Snake River seniors Kelsey Higginson and Clancy Thomas were honored as 3A All-Idaho girls and […]

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Miller will not return as North Fremont head boys basketball coach

Miller will not return as North Fremont head boys basketball coach

By KOSTER KENNARD Upper Valley Standard Journal District and school officials let go of Bryan Miller from his responsibilities as head boys basketball coach at North Fremont High School Tuesday. This was Miller’s second year as head coach at North Fremont. Miller led the Huskies to a […]

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2018 Post Register All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Derek Marlowe, Hillcrest

2018 Post Register All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Derek Marlowe, Hillcrest

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com Pick any spot on the basketball court — any. Corner pocket 3-pointer? Elbow jumper? 27-feet out? Hillcrest senior guard Derek Marlowe will probably make it. Behind a calm demeanor and streaky shooting, Marlowe helped Hillcrest boys basketball reach uncharted territory in […]

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2018 Post Register Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

2018 Post Register Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com Dave Austin, Hillcrest Hillcrest reached new heights in 2018. A year after losing out in the 5A District 6 tournament, Hillcrest made the 5A state tournament for the first time in school history. It was also the first postseason appearance since […]

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2018 Post Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

2018 Post Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM * – Player of the Year finalist Kalvin Bowen  Junior guard, Idaho Falls THE PLAYER: A crafty ball-handler and solid playmaker, Bowen was the key cog to Idaho Falls’ late-season run. He scored 14-plus points in eight consecutive games to help give the Tigers the […]

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Johnson wins District 6 dunk contest, senior showcase excites local fans

Johnson wins District 6 dunk contest, senior showcase excites local fans

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com District 6 seniors, from all over eastern Idaho, packed Bonneville’s gym Wednesday evening. Hillcrest’s Trey Johnson nearly tore the whole gym down, though. Johnson won this year’s District 6 senior showcase dunk contest, throwing down three dunks that rattled Bonneville’s gym […]

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Boys basketball: Rocky Mountain downs Hillcrest in OT, 5A title game

Boys basketball: Rocky Mountain downs Hillcrest in OT, 5A title game

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com NAMPA — The echoes of ‘back-to-back” may be ingrained in the heads of Hillcrest High School boys basketball players for some time. So close, yet so far from winning the program’s first boys basketball championship in a program first state title […]

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‘Cats, Diggers claim state consolation titles; March 3 boys basketball roundup

'Cats, Diggers claim state consolation titles; March 3 boys basketball roundup

At Nampa, the Madison High School boys basketball team ended the season with a 58-43 win over Centennial to claim the 5A state consolation trophy. The Bobcats got a combined 39 points from Joe Dougherty and Spencer Hathaway. Dougherty, who was 9-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 […]

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Boys basketball: Ririe loses 2A heartbreaker

Boys basketball: Ririe loses 2A heartbreaker

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com NAMPA — Michael Ure put his hands on his head and walked off the court. The feeling of another late postseason loss was all too familiar. Accepting the microphone from Idaho High School Activities Association officials and standing in front of […]

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A Magical Knight in Nampa: No. 5 Hillcrest downs No. 3 Post Falls to reach 5A title game

A Magical Knight in Nampa: No. 5 Hillcrest downs No. 3 Post Falls to reach 5A title game

By JORDAN RODRIGUEZ prsports@postregister.com NAMPA—A confident basketball team is a dangerous thing, especially this time of year. Through two rounds of the 5A state tournament, no team is playing with more swagger than Hillcrest. The Knights rallied to topple Post Falls 65-61 Friday at the Ford Idaho […]

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Snake River falls to Fruitland in 3A semis, will play Shelley for third place

Snake River falls to Fruitland in 3A semis, will play Shelley for third place

By JEFF PAPWORTH Idaho State Journal MERIDIAN – From the time the final buzzer sounded in the 2017 3A state title game, it was Snake River’s mission to return the Ford Idaho Center in 2018 and avenge last year’s overtime loss to Sugar-Salem. The Panthers’ trek was […]

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Ririe boys basketball heads back to 2A title game, pummels St. Maries

Ririe boys basketball heads back to 2A title game, pummels St. Maries

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com BOISE — This time around, the Ririe High School boys basketball team isn’t going home empty handed, coach Eric Torgerson said Friday night. Ririe bulldozed St. Maries at Capital High School in the 2A semifinal round, 54-28, to reach the 2A […]

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