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Rolling Mosses: Iona siblings already impressing on the track

Rolling Mosses: Iona siblings already impressing on the track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The earliest version of the proverb “a rolling stone gathers no moss” — credited to ancient scholars and writers — has negative connotations. The message was that a nomad could not thrive because they never settle in one place. An antithesis interpretation has […]

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Bandits, Chukars entertain during Saturday’s exhibition

Bandits, Chukars entertain during Saturday's exhibition

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register Andrew Gregersen and Thomas Alexander played a man’s game Saturday evening at Melaleuca Field. Gregersen and Alexander, high schoolers, suited up for the Bandits’ annual exhibition against the Chukars — a minor league affiliate for the Kansas City Royals. The difference […]

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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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Youth track catching fire

Youth track catching fire

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The sight of kids from four youth track clubs going from event to event on Thursday at Ravsten Stadium brought a smile to Doug Stutz’s face. Stutz, former Ricks College cross-country and track coach, created a youth track program in Rexburg called Life […]

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Blackfoot honors fallen baseball player

Blackfoot honors fallen baseball player

Editor’s note: This story appears on A1 of the print edition of today’s Post Register. By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com BLACKFOOT — The crowd was quiet before the first pitch of Wednesday’s high school varsity baseball game between Blackfoot and Pocatello. Fans were huddled behind the diamond in blankets […]

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Lott siblings share connections on and off the court

Lott siblings share connections on and off the court

When Sadie Lott buried her state championship-winning kill, an important face was absent. Sadie, a freshman middle blocker, and the Bonneville High School volleyball team were dominating Timberline in the 5A state title match this past fall. Sadie’s older brother, Braden, and older sister, McKenzi, watched the […]

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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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Hanging up the whistle

Hanging up the whistle

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com “To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. To love the game is greatest.” Among the numerous quotes displayed in Wendy Johnson’s classroom at Idaho Falls High School, this is her favorite. That quote, which once accompanied Johnson’s email […]

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2016 All-Area Player of the Year: David Ames III, Skyline

2016 All-Area Player of the Year: David Ames III, Skyline

Before Saturday’s 4A state championship football game, Scott Berger was reminded of an unsettling fact — that would be David Ames III’s last game in a Skyline High School uniform. “Oh my gosh, let’s not even talk about that,” said Berger, Skyline’s head coach. “You can’t replace […]

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Blue blood: Scott Berger’s love for Skyline continues to grow

Blue blood: Scott Berger’s love for Skyline continues to grow

Scott Berger tells a joke that sounds more like an earnest request. He asks people to sprinkle his ashes over the Skyline High School practice football field after he dies. “That’s where I’m the happiest,” Berger said. Berger, 55, has spent the maximum amount of time on […]

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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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Shelley’s Baron chasing school history at 3A state soccer

Shelley's Baron chasing school history at 3A state soccer

SHELLEY — Although Brittney Baron can’t remember if she was 5 or 6 years old when she took up soccer, she vividly remembers the motive. Sibling rivalry. “I saw my brother playing and I was jealous of him,” she said with a grin. The beautiful game led her […]

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Idaho Falls quarterback Cannon Thompson has a direct link to a basketball legend

Idaho Falls quarterback Cannon Thompson has a direct link to a basketball legend

Cannon Thompson will always be connected to his famous great grandfather. Cannon is three generations removed from the late basketball legend John Ashworth Thompson, better known as “Cat.” Cannon’s middle name is also Ashworth. Cannon Ashworth Thompson. CAT. “That’s one of my favorite things about my name, […]

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Spirited Away: Idaho Falls, Skyline gear up for the 52nd Emotion Bowl

Spirited Away: Idaho Falls, Skyline gear up for the 52nd Emotion Bowl

With all the paint that gets splattered across Idaho Falls heading into the Emotion Bowl, it’s fitting that Paula Ashby gets footballs painted on her fingernails. Ashby is a history teacher and cheer coach at Skyline High School. She has spent the last two weeks organizing dozens […]

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Inexperience is the common theme of the 25th Civil War

Inexperience is the common theme of the 25th Civil War

Dylan Prestwich didn’t head for a goal post after winning the 2015 Civil War game. He ran to the sideline, where his brother, Kace, was sitting. Kace, 12, was paralyzed four years ago in a car accident. Last year’s Civil War was the first time Kace saw his […]

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