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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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Broncos defeat Grizz 2-0 to return to state; Oct. 15 district boys soccer roundup

Broncos defeat Grizz 2-0 to return to state; Oct. 15 district boys soccer roundup

At Blackfoot, the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team earned a 2-0 win over Skyline and advanced to its third straight 4A state tournament. “The play-in game isn’t about the performance, it’s about the winning,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “That’s what we did today — we […]

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Knights holds off Bees for first district title in seven years

Knights holds off Bees for first district title in seven years

Bryan Johnston wore a sweatshirt Thursday that looked like a piece of symbolism. A motivation tactic. It was neither. “It’s just a nice, comfy one in my bag,” Johnston said. The hoodie in question was gray with red lettering on the front that read, “2009 District Champions.” […]

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Rigby rallies late to stay alive; Oct. 13 district boys soccer roundup

Rigby rallies late to stay alive; Oct. 13 district boys soccer roundup

At Rigby, the Rigby High School boys soccer team needed two quick goals late in the game to keep their season alive. The Trojans beat Madison 2-1 in the loser-out game 5A District 5-6 tournament. Madison opened the scoring in the 55th minute. That lead held for […]

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Diggers beat Russets, advance to district title match; Oct. 12 boys soccer roundup

Diggers beat Russets, advance to district title match; Oct. 12 boys soccer roundup

At Sugar City, the Sugar-Salem High School boys soccer team handled Shelley 3-0 to return to its fourth straight 3A District 6 title match. The Diggers also clinched their fourth consecutive trip to the 3A state tournament. “They’ve got a good team, they’re well-coached and I expect […]

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Bees upset Trojans to advance to 5A District 5-6 title match; Oct. 11 district boys soccer roundup

Bees upset Trojans to advance to 5A District 5-6 title match; Oct. 11 district boys soccer roundup

At Rigby, the Bonneville High School boys soccer team defeated Rigby 3-0 on Tuesday to advance to the 5A District 5-6 title game for the second consecutive season. The loss was the first to a conference opponent this season for Rigby. “Our boys, we are ready to […]

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