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Returning to her roots: I.F. grad Craynor is now her alma mater’s head coach

Returning to her roots: I.F. grad Craynor is now her alma mater's head coach

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com As is true for several other former Idaho Falls High School and Idaho Falls Juniors (IFJ) club volleyball players, Laurel Bodily Craynor remembers well what it was like to meet Wendy Johnson. Craynor was a seventh grader the first time she met Johnson, […]

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Gunning Grizz: A year after Skyline’s boys won state, the girls are off to a fast start

Gunning Grizz: A year after Skyline's boys won state, the girls are off to a fast start

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The Skyline High School cross-country program’s first year in 4A had a dream ending last season for the boys, claiming their first state title in 19 years to wrap up a season in which they won six of nine meets. While the state […]

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Football: Skyline’s Bialas looks to bounce back in week two

Football: Skyline's Bialas looks to bounce back in week two

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com  Skyline offensive coordinator Brett Taylor said quarterback Dylan Bialas had one goal during the preseason: “zero turnovers.” After week one, Bialas has five. A year after the Grizzlies’ offense took the 4A classification by storm — averaging 46 points […]

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Football: It’s John with an “L”

Football: It's John with an "L"

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Yo Murphy grinned while walking down the main lobby of Dora Erickson Elementary School in May. The thought of 68-year-old coach John L. Smith can do that to you. “Man,” said a smiling Murphy, who played for Smith at […]

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Football: With six senior offensive lineman, Skyline is looking to run the ball — a lot — to repeat as 4A champions

Football: With six senior offensive lineman, Skyline is looking to run the ball — a lot — to repeat as 4A champions

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Skyline High School football coach Scott Berger said he just has to move on. Berger knows that he and the Skyline community may never see another team like last year’s Grizzlies — an offensive powerhouse that went undefeated (12-0) […]

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Football: Tigers have built from the ground up

Football: Tigers have built from the ground up

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Time is often our greatest teacher. Ask the Idaho Falls High School football coaching staff; they know that wisdom well. With most of its roster intact from a year ago, Idaho Falls is set to compete for a 4A […]

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Football: Moore brings leadership, hard-nosed attitude to Hillcrest

Football: Moore brings leadership, hard-nosed attitude to Hillcrest

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Hillcrest High School fullback Justin Moore caught a pass in the flat and bulldozed his 6-foot, 180-pound frame into two teammates. The next play he grabbed a black penny and dropped back into coverage as an inside linebacker, then […]

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Football: Bonneville’s Saxton aims to dice up defenses

Football: Bonneville’s Saxton aims to dice up defenses

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Bonneville High School quarterback Brock Saxton is always trying to emulate Peyton Manning. From his throwing mechanics, to his jersey number (18), to the way he throws off his back foot one Wednesday afternoon outside Bonneville High School, Saxton […]

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Home at last: Watersprings gets its first gym

Home at last: Watersprings gets its first gym

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Shiny floors, installed bleachers and scoreboards and a new paint smell have produced many smiles on Hitt Road lately. Those sights and smells, along with the new locker rooms and weight room, have been long anticipated for Watersprings School athletes, coaches, administrators and […]

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Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BLACKFOOT — Her back brace and cast might be a necessity right now, but Michelle Pratt has not lost her drive. The 2017 Blackfoot High School graduate is straightforward: she desires to be healthy enough to go for a run. “I want to […]

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Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

Watts leaves impact on baseball community, Idaho Falls

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Idaho Falls American Legion Baseball vice president Cliff Brady quips to Bandits head coach Joldy Watts, “Let me provide a reference. I can sabotage this whole thing to keep you here,” as the two stand in front of a […]

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All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year: Pat Lloyd, Idaho Falls

By PAUL LAMBERT | Prsports@postregister.com Some coaches are hitting guys. Others are pitching guys, and still others are fielding guys. Pat Lloyd? Well, he’s a relationship guy. And following the best season in his career at Idaho Falls High School, Pat Lloyd is a 2017 Post Register […]

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2017 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Dalton Virgil, Bonneville

2017 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year: Dalton Virgil, Bonneville

By PAUL LAMBERT | Prsports@postregister.com After blasting a 2-run shot off the scoreboard at Melaleuca Field on April Fools’ Day, Idaho Falls High School senior Jace Jones made sure to retrieve the ball. Not for his trophy case or anything like that. But out of respect for […]

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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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