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Passing the torch: Gardners retire as District 93 athletic directors

Passing the torch: Gardners retire as District 93 athletic directors

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com After careers spanning nearly four decades, Dale Gardner and Barney Gardner have finished the way they started — together. Their time as athletic directors of Bonneville and Hillcrest high schools, respectively, concluded last week. The Gardners, who are not related, said they haven’t truly […]

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Ricks signs with Southern Virginia University soccer

Ricks signs with Southern Virginia University soccer

Tyson Ricks is continuing his soccer career on the East Coast. In the presence of his family, teammates, friends, classmates and administrators and sporting his new school’s bright green colors, Ricks signed his letter of intent to play soccer at Southern Virginia University on Wednesday at Compass […]

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Blackfoot’s Pope, Pelayo sign letters of intent

Blackfoot's Pope, Pelayo sign letters of intent

Joined by their families and coach, Blackfoot High School seniors Rhys Pope and Daniel Pelayo signed letters of intent to further their athletic careers on Friday at Blackfoot High School. Son of Blackfoot High School boys soccer and baseball coach Liam Pope, Rhys Pope signed to play […]

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Bonneville’s Cruz, Barrientos sign to continue soccer careers

Bonneville's Cruz, Barrientos sign to continue soccer careers

Bonneville High School’s Marlon Cruz (left) and Johny Barrientos (right) sign to play soccer at Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday morning. Cruz, a goalkeeper, and Barrientos, an attacking player, helped lead the Bees to the 5A state tournament the last two seasons. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

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Bonneville’s Lopez signs with Spokane CC men’s soccer

Bonneville's Lopez signs with Spokane CC men's soccer

Bonneville High School senior Hardy Lopez has big dreams, and he took a step toward fulfilling one of them Thursday. In the presence of Bonneville head boys soccer coach Chris Watts, his aunt and numerous teammates and classmates who spilled into the doorways of Bonneville’s conference room, […]

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2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Coque Velasquez, Blackfoot

2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Coque Velasquez, Blackfoot

Coque Velasquez has few hobbies. He spends a bulk of his time at Blackfoot High School. He often works for his father, Marcos, to help the Velasquez family earn a little extra money. And then there’s soccer. Many people would consider the sport a hobby. Not Velasquez. […]

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2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Team

2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Team

FIRST TEAM Tanner Chapple Senior forward Hillcrest THE PLAYER: Chapple was a scoring threat throughout the season, but one goal stood out. In the 36th minute of the 5A District 5-6 title game, Hillcrest’s Brody Hansen lofted a pass toward the middle of the penalty box. Chapple […]

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2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Coach of the Year: Jesus Castro, Teton

2016 All-Area Boys Soccer Coach of the Year: Jesus Castro, Teton

Several local coaches had excellent cases for the Post Register All-Area Boys Soccer Coach of the Year. Bart Mower helped turn a lowly Rigby High School team into the top seed at the 5A District 5-6 tournament. All-area player of the year Coque Velazquez described coach Liam […]

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2016 all-conference boys soccer selections

2016 all-conference boys soccer selections

ALL-5A/4A HIGH COUNTRY CONFERENCE Player of the Year: Coque Velasquez, jr., Blackfoot Coach of the Year: Liam Pope, Blackfoot First team Gerrardo Ayon, jr., Madison Daniel Pelayo, sr., Blackfoot Carlos Murillo, sr., Rigby Tanner Chapple, sr., Hillcrest Omar Hernandez, sr., Idaho Falls Armando Perez, sr., Blackfoot Oscar […]

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Thrilling finish nets Teton the 3A state title; Oct. 22 state boys soccer roundup

Thrilling finish nets Teton the 3A state title; Oct. 22 state boys soccer roundup

Mere seconds away from defeat, the Teton High School boys soccer team forced a 1-1 tie and beat Community School 4-2 in penalty kicks for its first 3A state soccer championship since 2006. The win wraps up a 17-1-1 season for the Redskins, who have eight seniors. “I’m […]

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Broncos fall short of 4A state third place trophy

Broncos fall short of 4A state third place trophy

The members of the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team took a little longer than usual to pack up their gear Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex. One by one, they shared long embraces and pats on the back. Some spoke and some were silent. […]

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Broncos bested by Hawks in 4A state semifinals

Broncos bested by Hawks in 4A state semifinals

The long faces and hugs between athletes and coaches said it all for the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team Friday afternoon. Skyview dealt the Broncos their second loss of the season in Friday’s 4A boys soccer state semifinals at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex, winning 3-2 […]

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Teton advances to 3A state championship; Oct. 21 state boys soccer roundup

Teton advances to 3A state championship; Oct. 21 state boys soccer roundup

At Sunway Soccer Complex in Twin Falls, the Teton High School boys soccer team pounded Bliss 6-0 in the 3A state semifinals to advance to today’s championship game. It is the first state title game appearance for the Redskins since 2011, when they took second to Snake […]

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Diggers knock off defending champs; Oct. 20 state boys soccer roundup

Diggers knock off defending champs; Oct. 20 state boys soccer roundup

At Sunway Soccer Complex in Twin Falls, Sugar-Salem knocked off defending state champion Weiser 1-0 to advance to today’s semifinals of the 3A boys soccer state tournament. Kyle Terry had the lone goal of the game off a 25th minute penalty kick. Sugar-Salem coach Oscar Bustos said […]

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Blackfoot wins a heart-stopper, advances to the 4A state semifinals

Blackfoot wins a heart-stopper, advances to the 4A state semifinals

For a split second, Daniel Martinez thought he had cost his team a victory. Martinez lined up a penalty kick. A make would send the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team to the 4A state semifinals. A miss would keep Sandpoint alive. The right-footed Martinez normally shoots […]

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