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Hillcrest red to Harvard crimson: Hillcrest’s Omotowa to study, run at Harvard

Hillcrest red to Harvard crimson: Hillcrest's Omotowa to study, run at Harvard

Editor’s note: This story appeared on A1 of the May 26 Post Register. By NATHAN BROWN and MARLOWE HEREFORD nbrown@postregister.com mhereford@postregister.com Ara Omotowa has had big dreams since she was little. “My dad had a lot of influence on it,” she said. “He was like, ‘Do you […]

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Standing the test of time: City’s oldest track records belong to I.F.

Standing the test of time: City's oldest track records belong to I.F.

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Rubberized asphalt 400-meter tracks, fully automatic timing, the Fosbury Flop and starting blocks have all changed the world of track and field within the last half century. The oldest high school track and field records in Idaho Falls either predate those innovations, or […]

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Lacrosse: The new sport in town

Lacrosse: The new sport in town

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com During a gloomy, rainy Monday at Eagle Rock Middle School, the Idaho Falls lacrosse team warms up for its final home game of its club season. It’s senior night: your quintessential high school event honoring a program’s seniors and their respective […]

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2018 Post Register Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

2018 Post Register Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com Dave Austin, Hillcrest Hillcrest reached new heights in 2018. A year after losing out in the 5A District 6 tournament, Hillcrest made the 5A state tournament for the first time in school history. It was also the first postseason appearance since […]

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Hillcrest heading into uncharted territory, 2018 state boys basketball preview

Hillcrest heading into uncharted territory, 2018 state boys basketball preview

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com The last time Hillcrest made a boys basketball tournament, Boise State football was (at one point) the second best team in college football, Harry Potter films were still being released in theaters and two dudes named Peyton Manning and Drew Brees […]

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No dismissing these Dogs: Ririe girls hope to continue ‘proving people wrong’ at state

No dismissing these Dogs: Ririe girls hope to continue 'proving people wrong' at state

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com RIRIE–Ririe High School head girls basketball coach Damien Smith experienced several ‘firsts’ in 2017. With seven seniors—the most he has ever had in one season—the Bulldogs ended a program best 25-2 season with a program first state title on Feb. 18. A little […]

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Sidebar: Yadon’s injury forces Watersprings to adapt

Sidebar: Yadon's injury forces Watersprings to adapt

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register Loroark@postregister.com Watersprings guard Abigail Yadon was running down the court when a North Gem player’s knee banged into hers after she stopped. Her left knee bent inward, causing an MCL sprain. Yadon, a sophomore on the Warriors’ girls basketball team, said […]

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Boys basketball: A path to recovery

Boys basketball: A path to recovery

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register Loroark@postregister.com Trey Johnson’s injury can be seen on video. Ty Burton’s didn’t even happen on a basketball court. Dillon Sorensen’s didn’t end his season, but it did affect his team. Three different seniors. Three different teams. Three different injuries. Three of […]

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Swarm of success: Amy Wood has led her alma mater to its best season in eight years

Swarm of success: Amy Wood has led her alma mater to its best season in eight years

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Bonneville High School head girls basketball coach Amy Wood runs a drill that brings the past into the present for the players who now wear the team colors she once wore. It is an inbounds passing drill designed to imitate a high pressure […]

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2017 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Coque Velasquez, Blackfoot

2017 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Coque Velasquez, Blackfoot

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com On both toe caps of his white cleats, Blackfoot High School midfielder Coque Velasquez drew Disney icon Mickey Mouse with black marker. A traditional Mickey Mouse for the right cleat. A Fantasia-version Mickey for the left. Symbolizing a Ying […]

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2017 All-Area Player of the Year: Braden Youngstrom, Rigby

2017 All-Area Player of the Year: Braden Youngstrom, Rigby

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Mountain View High School football coach Judd Benedick has coached 22 years in Boise, and he said he’s never seen a running back quite like Rigby’s Braden Youngstrom. Benedick’s high praise holds weight. Benedick’s Mavericks play in the most […]

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Football: Skyline’s o-line ready for their moment

Football: Skyline’s o-line ready for their moment

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Skyline High School offensive line coach Gregg Baczuk said one of the Grizzlies’ team mottos is, simply, “prove it”. After starting the season 0-2, Skyline (9-2) has proved its worth in 2017 by advancing to its second-consecutive 4A football […]

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Football: More than a sport

Football: More than a sport

By LUKE O”ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com MORELAND — Every time James Clegg takes the field at Snake River High School, he has to run past the patch of grass where his brother died four years ago. Every time. There is no special memorial for Conner […]

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Football: The catalyst behind Rigby’s change

Football: The catalyst behind Rigby's change

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com RIGBY — Rigby High School football coach Armando Gonzalez rapidly shuffles around the Trojans’ practice field. He’s involved in almost every individual drill. “OK, you want to drop back and BAM!” he says to quarterback Tanner Clayton while gesticulating […]

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Butte County’s Coburns sharing one last year together

Butte County’s Coburns sharing one last year together

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Three members of the Butte County High School volleyball team have the name ‘Coburn’ printed down the left sleeve of their jackets this year. This is the first time — and the last — that all three jackets will be seen among the […]

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