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Firth teammates, close friends sign with Treasure Valley

Firth teammates, close friends sign with Treasure Valley

Firth High School’s Allie Gibson and Kellie Tucker are taking the next step in their athletic careers the way they started them: together. The seniors signed their letters of intent with Treasure Valley Community College on Tuesday at Firth. Gibson will compete in cross-country and track for […]

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Shelley’s Drollinger signs to run at Utah State

Shelley's Drollinger signs to run at Utah State

SHELLEY — The Eastern Idaho pipeline to Utah State’s cross-country and track programs continued by way of Shelley on Wednesday. Sitting with her parents and two sisters across from a stack of state medals and two pairs of running shoes, Shelley senior Paytin Drollinger signed her national […]

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Skyline’s Schmidt receives national honor

Skyline's Schmidt receives national honor

Skyline High School head cross-country coach Sean Schmidt received an honor this week given to a select few. Schmidt received Idaho’s boys cross-country coach of the year award from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association for the 2016 season. One boys coach and one […]

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The Post Register’s Best of 2016 in sports

The Post Register's Best of 2016 in sports

By MARLOWE HEREFORD and VICTOR FLORES mhereford@postregister.com vflores@postregister.com The Post Register’s coverage area never fails to produce compelling sports stories, and 2016 was a peak example. The year featured new state champions and extended dynasties. Breathtaking plays reverberated through eastern Idaho and sometimes beyond. Natives accomplished incredible […]

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Local runners end XC season at Foot Locker West Regionals

Local runners end XC season at Foot Locker West Regionals

At Walnut, Calif., Blackfoot High School senior Michelle Pratt wrapped up her final cross-country season for the Broncos with a top-20 finish at the Foot Locker West Regional Championships. The Weber State signee covered the course at Mt. San Antonio College in 18 minutes, 45.2 seconds to […]

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2016 All-Area Boys XC Runner of the Year: Coen Haroldsen, Bonneville

2016 All-Area Boys XC Runner of the Year: Coen Haroldsen, Bonneville

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Although he’s kept his shorter haircut from outdoor track season, Bonneville High School’s Coen Haroldsen drew comparisons to a shaggy-haired distance running legend this fall. At each of his races, Haroldsen charged forward after the gun and fought for a spot in the […]

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2016 All-Area Girls XC Runner of the Year: Michelle Pratt, Blackfoot

2016 All-Area Girls XC Runner of the Year: Michelle Pratt, Blackfoot

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The first race of the 2016 cross-country season provided a strong indication of what was ahead for Blackfoot High School’s Michelle Pratt. The 2015 4A state runner-up claimed the varsity girls title at one of the biggest meets in eastern Idaho, the 24-team […]

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2016 All-Area Cross-Country Team

2016 All-Area Cross-Country Team

First team girls Virginia Nielsen Idaho Falls senior I.F.’s lead girl blazed a trail all her own as a senior. Nielsen had six top-four finishes this fall, including winning the city/county meet, taking second at the 4A District 5-6 meet and fourth at the 4A state meet. […]

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2016 All-Area XC Coach of the Year

2016 All-Area XC Coach of the Year

SEAN SCHMIDT, SKYLINE Week after week, a sea of Skyline’s sky-blue uniforms crossed the finish line in close succession during varsity boys races, resulting in an ever-growing collection of hardware. The Tiger-Grizz Invitational varsity A title, the Bob Conley Invitational varsity A title, city/county champions, 4A District […]

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Blackfoot’s Pratt signs with the Wildcats

Blackfoot's Pratt signs with the Wildcats

Within the last six months, Blackfoot High School’s Michelle Pratt has won two state track gold medals, a state cross-country gold medal and made her way into the school record books. As of last week, the senior is a Division I signee. Pratt signed her letter of […]

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Skyline boys place fourth at Nike Cross Northwest Regionals

Skyline boys place fourth at Nike Cross Northwest Regionals

At Eagle Island State Park, the 4A state champion Skyline High School boys cross-country team placed fourth in the boys championship race of the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Championships. Senior Ryan Barna led the way, finishing 35th overall in 16 minutes, 9.4 seconds while Harrison Roberts (40th […]

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Bonneville’s Haroldsen signs to run for Utah State

Bonneville's Haroldsen signs to run for Utah State

A big day for the Haroldsen family and Bonneville High School was commemorated with several smiles and photos Friday in Bonneville’s conference room. Sitting in front of a banner and pennant and wearing a T-shirt with an Aggies logo, senior Coen Haroldsen signed his national letter of […]

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Local runners seize the moment at state XC

Local runners seize the moment at state XC

POCATELLO — After the formalities of the 4A state cross-country awards ceremony at the Portneuf Wellness Center Complex amphitheater, Skyline High School senior Ryan Barna took a few seconds to freeze time. One of the last to descend the stairs from the stage, Barna stopped with the […]

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Leaving a legacy: Skyline boys seek to end 19-year state XC title drought

Leaving a legacy: Skyline boys seek to end 19-year state XC title drought

Five years, hundreds of miles and tight friendships have all led to this weekend for the Skyline High School boys cross-country team. The Grizzlies enter Saturday’s state championships in Pocatello having collected an impressive heap of hardware this fall. They have placed in the top three of […]

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Madison, Skyline win district XC team titles

Madison, Skyline win district XC team titles

At Pocatello, the Madison High School cross-country team swept the 5A District 5-6 titles while the Skyline boys and Century girls won the 4A District 5-6 team titles Thursday at the Portneuf Wellness Center Complex. In 4A, the top three teams and top 14 individuals qualified for […]

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