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O’Roark’s Oracle: Goodbye … until next season

O'Roark's Oracle: Goodbye ... until next season

Well folks, this is it. You won’t have to read me babble on about some random idea tied to sports and/or hate on your local team for at least a whole year. “Oh, thank God…” This is my last column for the fall. “I mean.. daw, Luke!” […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Help, I need your team’s stats

O'Roark's Oracle: Help, I need your team's stats

Hey, folks. “How are you doing, Luke?” I’m doing well. I just need team/individual stats from the following teams: Madison, Blackfoot, Shelley, South Fremont, Teton, Sugar-Salem, Firth, North Fremont, Ririe, Salmon and West Jefferson. Feel free to send them to me at Loroark@postregister.com. Ok, that’s it. Thanks. […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: For the zillionth time, the Post Register doesn’t select all-conference

O'Roark's Oracle: For the zillionth time, the Post Register doesn't select all-conference

Hey, folks. I’m going to keep this week’s topic nice and sweet: all-conference voting. For those upset about their son or daughter not being named to the rather all-encompassing, all-conference list: for the zillionth time, the Post Register does not select the list. “And for the zillionth […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: state playoff needs reform

O'Roark's Oracle: state playoff needs reform

Hey, folks. Well, the playoffs are finally (finally) here. We have some interesting games/narratives to follow this week. Can the Tigers clean up breakdowns against Lakeland? Can anyone beat Aberdeen at home? Does Borah win its first playoff game since I was an infant (1995)? Do fall […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Best regular season games, playoffs

O'Roark's Oracle: Best regular season games, playoffs

Hey, folks. Well, it’s been a thrilling regular season, even if I was freezing on your team’s sideline halfway through this season. Damn, Idaho weather. I’m a Southern belle. I’m not used to it being 20 degrees by September. “Aww, little snowflake, Luke.” Regardless of how many […]

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O’Roark Oracle: Playoffs? Yes, we’re talking playoffs

O'Roark Oracle: Playoffs? Yes, we're talking playoffs

Hey, folks. Well.. it’s that time of the year: leaves begin to fall, 30-degree high means t-shirts and shorts and cabin fever causes everyone to go purchase snow tires all at once (there’s actually no correlation between those last two points). “Ha, good one Luke. You’re absolutely […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Please, help your local reporters out

O'Roark's Oracle: Please, help your local reporters out

Hey, folks. So, I made a mistake during last Friday’s excellent matchup between Madison and Rigby. “Oh, no, Luke. Don’t show your sensitivity.” I unfortunately misidentified Madison defensive back, Coleman Cordero, in my game story — and in my tweets— that night, writing: “Cordero Coleman returns interception for […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: a new addition to the column

O'Roark's Oracle: a new addition to the column

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register  Hey, folks. Before I get to my picks this week, I want to talk about a new addition I’m going to add to my weekly column: player of the year watch list. Each year, the Post Register publishes All-Area Football, including […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: This year’s Emotion Bowl is going to be close

O'Roark's Oracle: This year's Emotion Bowl is going to be close

Hey, everybody. “Hey, Luke. How are you?” Good, good — it’s Emotion Bowl week! While I’ve been juggling multiple features and drowning in paper work, it’s also feels good to be busy. And a busy week it has been. Upon attending both Idaho Falls and Skyline practices, […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Please, I’m just a neutral observer

O'Roark's Oracle: Please, I'm just a neutral observer

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Hey, folks. Well, week four is upon us. Games like Bonneville-Skyline, South Fremont-Firth, Aberdeen-Ririe, Madison-Blackfoot, Idaho Falls-Pocatello should be fun ones to follow. I’ll be down in Blackfoot Friday for the “Buck Bowl,” a game pitting brothers Mitch and […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Beautiful rivalries and forks in the road

O'Roark's Oracle: Beautiful rivalries and forks in the road

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Well, after three weeks my crystal ball has been (only) slight cracked. I put some Band-Aids on the piece of junk, as I’m slowly getting more and more context to each team. So… cheers to week three! Cheers, Luke.. […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Week two kinda stinks

O'Roark's Oracle: Week two kinda stinks

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com  Okay, okay, okay, my crystal ball was a little dusty last week. I think it rolled around in my attic for a little too long. I cleaned it, though. I think I got a good week ahead of me. […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: I’m the new Post Register football beat writer.. please don’t beat me up

O'Roark's Oracle: I'm the new Post Register football beat writer.. please don't beat me up

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postreigster.com Taps mic… “Is this thing on still?” I’m paraphrasing a legendary hip-hop wordsmith (Nas) here, but.. I don’t really know how to start this. “Start with your name, dude.” Oh, right. I’m Luke O’Roark, the sports reporter who you’ll […]

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Vic’s Picks: District 6 hopes to end a short drought

Vic’s Picks: District 6 hopes to end a short drought

It’s state championship week, which means eastern Idaho needs to refresh its collective memory. Going into this fall, a District 6 team hadn’t reached the state championship game since 2014 (Blackfoot). A District 6 team hasn’t won the big game since 2013, either (Shelley).  The first not-really-drought […]

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Vic’s Picks: Freshmen have sparked Butte County’s turnaround

Vic’s Picks: Freshmen have sparked Butte County's turnaround

In the Butte County High School football team’s upset win over Dietrich last week, a freshman scored the game-winning touchdown, and a junior nabbed the game-sealing interception. Everything is coming together for the Pirates (8-3), who have ridden a seven-game winning streak into the 1A Division II […]

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