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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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All-Area Boys Golfer of the Year: Andy Hess, Hillcrest

All-Area Boys Golfer of the Year: Andy Hess, Hillcrest

Andy Hess would make a terrible Waldo. “Where’s Andy?” you ask? The answer is almost always a golf course. “He lives and breathes golf,” Madison High School golfer Colten Cordingley said. Hess, who graduated from Hillcrest earlier this month, likes to fish, hunt, camp and do other […]

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Field of Angels continues to grow

Field of Angels continues to grow

Mikayla Leavitt is visiting her grandparents in Wyoming this week, so she couldn’t attend one of the events she looks forward to every summer. The event was a baseball game Thursday at Skyline High School run by the Field of Angels, a nonprofit baseball league tailored for […]

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Locals lead Utah Valley baseball to first NCAA berth

Locals lead Utah Valley baseball to first NCAA berth

The Utah Valley University baseball team is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time Friday, and the Wolverines are bringing plenty of eastern Idaho ties with them to Baton Rouge, La. Sophomore pitcher Kaden Schmitt made a name for himself as a star pitcher and […]

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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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