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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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McKay Cannon provokes cheers in Weber’s 69-68 loss to ISU

McKay Cannon provokes cheers in Weber’s 69-68 loss to ISU

POCATELLO — Boos showered McKay Cannon as he was announced as a starter for the Weber State men’s basketball team. Those boos were quickly drowned out by a downpour of cheers. Cannon estimates he had 20 to 25 family members and friends in attendance Saturday night at […]

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Skidmores enjoying the ride with West J girls basketball

Skidmores enjoying the ride with West J girls basketball

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com TERRETON — West Jefferson High School starting guard Jade Skidmore gained an additional supporter for her senior season thanks to a phone call her father Gary made last summer. A farmer and West Jefferson’s fifth-year head girls basketball coach, Gary became shorthanded on […]

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Continuity breeds success for Idaho Falls basketball

Continuity breeds success for Idaho Falls basketball

The Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team has developed a motto. The word “Tiger” starts with the letters TI. The Tigers focus on putting the team before the individual. T before I. This motto is the “no I in team” cliche repackaged, to some extent. But […]

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Former Ricks point guard climbs referee summit

Former Ricks point guard climbs referee summit

Clyde Nelson attended the biggest — and maybe the best — college football game of the season last week. But the Rigby High School girls basketball coach focused more on a referee than the game. That referee is Clyde’s son, Justin Nelson. The game was the NCAA […]

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The cost of high school sports

The cost of high school sports

By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com When Bonneville Joint School District 93 looked for ways to trim the cost of its new high school bond, it didn’t consider eliminating one large money-sucker: sports. The Nov. 3 bond dedicated $63.5 million to a new high school and its additions. About […]

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Keeping sports in high schools

Keeping sports in high schools

By KIRSTEN JOHNSON kjohnson@postregister.com At Bonneville High School, “Bee Pride” is evident just about everywhere you look — from the larger-than-life mascot painted on the decades-old school’s iconic brick walls, to the white, green and gold swag adorning just about every other student. Even Bonneville’s Principal Heath […]

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Larkin becomes new lead girl for defending state champion Shelley

Larkin becomes new lead girl for defending state champion Shelley

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com SHELLEY — Cross-country is a sport decided by seconds. Those seconds can mean the difference between winning and finishing 30th, medal or no medal, trophy or no trophy, personal best or just shy. For LeAnn Larkin, the number 86 has decided much. That’s […]

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Played out: Small-town Mackay football at a crossroads

Played out: Small-town Mackay football at a crossroads

By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com The numbers baffle Jack McKelvey. Mackay High School currently has five boys in the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Combined. Three of those boys are on the football team, which McKelvey is coaching for his 24th season. Sophomore Colt Kraczek is one of […]

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Locks of love: Skyline’s Cole Mecham honors late father

Locks of love: Skyline's Cole Mecham honors late father

Cole Mecham’s barber died two years ago in North Dakota. Cole hasn’t cut his hair since. His barber was his father, Arden Mecham, the only person to cut Cole’s hair since 2006. A day before he died, Arden promised to cut Cole’s mane, which flowed over his […]

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Knights living a legacy in second consecutive trip to state

Knights living a legacy in second consecutive trip to state

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Although Presidents Day was a holiday for District 93, the members of the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team were in Hillcrest ’s gym at 8 a.m. to prepare for this weekend’s 5A state tournament. Any signs of drowsiness disappeared as each girl […]

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