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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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Scaling down: How dropping to 4A affects Idaho Falls and Skyline football

Scaling down: How dropping to 4A affects Idaho Falls and Skyline football

As Skyline High School football coach Scott Berger prepared to watch some state tournament football, the public address announcer caught his ear. Berger was at Twin Falls High School, watching the Bruins take on Century in last year’s 4A state quarterfinals. Berger’s son Michael was an assistant […]

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Recent Teton grad and cowgirl unafraid after surviving horse wreck

Recent Teton grad and cowgirl unafraid after surviving horse wreck

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com VICTOR — The fact that Libby Cooke can walk and talk today is astonishing and humbling to anyone who saw her six weeks ago. The 18 year-old graduated from Teton High School on June 3. Three days later, she was in a hospital […]

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Remarkable six months for teenage Victor cowboy

Remarkable six months for teenage Victor cowboy

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com VICTOR — Already known to the Teton Valley and eastern Idaho rodeo community, Cooper Cooke is becoming a familiar name at the regional and national levels thanks to an extraordinary year. Within the last six months, the Victor cowboy has traveled hundreds of […]

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Skyline grad Richardson chasing childhood dream

Skyline grad Richardson chasing childhood dream

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com OSGOOD — Erica Wendt Richardson’s most vivid Olympics memory still touches her to this day. It was the night of the women’s 1,500 meter finals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, featuring Americans Marla Runyan, the first legally blind athlete to […]

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2016 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Kolten Westergard, Hillcrest

2016 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Kolten Westergard, Hillcrest

Kolten Westergard listened to the compliments from opposing coaches, and a smile slowly crept over his face. The Hillcrest High School senior might not have been the best pitcher in District 6. He probably wasn’t the best hitter, either. But the combination of his pitching, hitting and defense […]

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All-Area Girls Tennis Players of the Year: Jordan and Madi Wright, Idaho Falls

All-Area Girls Tennis Players of the Year: Jordan and Madi Wright, Idaho Falls

No one enjoys losing three straight state tennis title matches, but Jordan and Madi Wright might be the best players to handle that streak. The Idaho Falls High School girls doubles players have interests and career aspirations beyond the court. “We can’t expect to beat all of […]

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A cause close to home: Skyline’s Vollmer organizes cancer awareness stock car race

A cause close to home: Skyline's Vollmer organizes cancer awareness stock car race

It doesn’t take long to pick out Kendra Vollmer’s car on the track. Among the splashes of color and large numbers circling the Idaho Falls Raceway on Friday was a pink and black sports mod with the number 91 on the roof and doors. It stood out […]

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All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year: Yedin Lui, Idaho Falls

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year: Yedin Lui, Idaho Falls

Yedin Lui wrote down two goals heading into her senior season with the Idaho Falls High School golf team: 1) shoot in the low 70s, and 2) win the 5A state tournament. She accomplished the first goal easily. Highland sophomore Payton Fehringer ran away with the individual girls […]

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