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All-stars Garza, Payne used spring to prepare for college football

All-stars Garza, Payne used spring to prepare for college football

Many players in the East Idaho All-Star football game have signed with college football programs. Most of the seniors played spring sports. That’s where Skyline High School’s Anthony Garza and Idaho Falls’ Terrell Payne diverge. The two linebackers have spent the last three months shacked up in […]

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Madison’s Art Morales reaches a slowdown

Madison’s Art Morales reaches a slowdown

Luke Mecham approached Art Morales four years ago with a job offer. Madison High School’s then-varsity baseball coach wanted Morales to join his staff as an assistant. Mecham was surprised to hear Morales say, “I don’t know.” “What do you mean?” Mecham asked. “I just have to […]

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For local golfers at 5A state tournament, finishing is key

For local golfers at 5A state tournament, finishing is key

Andy Hess and Yedin Lui have similar memories from last year’s 5A state golf tournament, and they aren’t pretty. Hess, now a Hillcrest High School senior, followed up a 74 in round one with an 83 at Avondale Golf Course in Coeur d’Alene.Lui, an Idaho Falls senior, […]

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Nearing the end of their ride: District 7 rodeo seniors reflect on legacy

Nearing the end of their ride: District 7 rodeo seniors reflect on legacy

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com ST. ANTHONY — District 7’s cowboys and cowgirls have sustained an impressive streak over the last decade, especially recently. The buckle collection says it all: 12 individual event state champions, one state all-around cowgirl title, three state all-around cowboy titles and two state […]

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Idaho Falls graduate Anthony Brady recovers from two Tommy John surgeries

Idaho Falls graduate Anthony Brady recovers from two Tommy John surgeries

Anthony Brady feared his ulnar collateral ligament had torn for the second time in two years, but he held his emotions in check until the MRI report arrived. Brady was a sophomore pitcher for the University of Puget Sound baseball team. As a freshman, Brady tore the […]

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Maryland natives have helped build local lacrosse

Maryland natives have helped build local lacrosse

Five years ago, Lyon Johnson wanted to move closer to Yellowstone National Park, and Idaho Falls looked like a logical destination. Before Lyon’s wife, Joyce Johnson agreed, she had one question: Did I.F. have a youth lacrosse league? “They had a club, so I said, ‘OK, let’s […]

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Coaches, sons gear up for East Idaho Invite

Coaches, sons gear up for East Idaho Invite

Coaching your son or daughter in a team setting can feel like standing on a trapeze. Just ask Madison High School tennis coach Lary Duque. Lary coaches his son Joseph Duque, a junior boys doubles player. Lary always wants to give advice to his son during practices, […]

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Mt. Hood Community College has become a local baseball pipeline

Mt. Hood Community College has become a local baseball pipeline

A baseball player from Idaho Falls High School helped turn Mt. Hood Community College into a mini-pipeline for local players. That Idaho Falls grad, Riley Barr, is in his first year as the pitching coach for Mt. Hood, which plays in the Northwest Athletic Conference. Thanks to […]

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Shelley’s Cannon experiences March Madness from the inside

Shelley's Cannon experiences March Madness from the inside

By JEFF PINKHAM jpinkham@postregister.com McKay Cannon grew up in Shelley watching the NCAA tournament on TV, soaking in the madness like millions of other Americans. He experienced the tournament firsthand last week as a member of the Weber State Wildcats, who dropped their East Regional first-round game […]

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Edelmayer, Webb have sparked Madison

Edelmayer, Webb have sparked Madison

A season before the Madison High School boys basketball team became a 5A state tournament favorite, it was headed toward a losing season. A three-game losing streak dropped the Bobcats to 4-6 heading into their game at Bonneville on Jan. 13, 2015. They needed a spark. They got two. […]

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Local wrestlers eye title matches with unbeatens

Local wrestlers eye title matches with unbeatens

POCATELLO — Trying to upend a top seed at the Idaho high school state wrestling tournament is grueling enough. When a top seed is undefeated, the climb starts to look impossible. A half dozen local wrestlers are looking up at undefeated top seeds heading into the final day […]

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Dyed hair blankets the state wrestling tournament

Dyed hair blankets the state wrestling tournament

POCATELLO — Sit in the Holt Arena stands at this weekend’s state wrestling tournament, and you’ll look down upon a sea of unnatural hair. Brunette wrestlers sport bleached blonde hair. Blondes dyed their hair black. More than one wrestler shaved their head. Hair transformations are traditional for many […]

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Former Bee Porter Clayton prepares for first spring training

Former Bee Porter Clayton prepares for first spring training

Porter Clayton was in familiar territory Friday afternoon, throwing pitches at Bonneville High School. But Clayton, 22, has bulked up some 20 pounds since he graduated from Bonneville in 2010. He’s added new pitches to his repertoire. And he was dressed head to toe in Tampa Bay […]

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Savoring their turn: West J seniors finally get to live out their state basketball dreams

Savoring their turn: West J seniors finally get to live out their state basketball dreams

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com TERRETON — While lacing up their sneakers inside West Jefferson High School’s gym Tuesday afternoon, reality was sinking in for seniors Jade Skidmore, Kallee Nickerson and Kaylee Newman. There was no denial anymore. This was their final practice as Panthers in their home […]

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New D93 high school will mix up local sports conferences

New D93 high school will mix up local sports conferences

Empty fields currently sit on 1st Street and Crowley Road in Idaho Falls. In as soon as three years, those vacant 135 acres will be replaced by a new high school. With it come basketball courts, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields and more athletic […]

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