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The Post Register’s Best of 2017 in sports

The Post Register's Best of 2017 in sports

By LUKE O’ROARK and MARLOWE HEREFORD | Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com Well, so long 2017. As the year comes to a close, the Post Register sports staff looks back on moments from the past year, votes and compiles the top 10 story lines from our coverage area. […]

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District 6 represented well in ALL-USA Idaho team

District 6 represented well in ALL-USA Idaho team

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com District 6 was well represented with national recognition this week. The USA Today network announced its 2017 ALL-USA Idaho Football Team earlier this week, including 10 from District-6 schools. Rigby senior running back Braden Youngstrom, the Post Register’s Player […]

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All-Area Football Coach of the Year: T.T. Cain, Challis

All-Area Football Coach of the Year: T.T. Cain, Challis

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com T.T. Cain changed Challis in 2017. He changed the Vikings from an offense-first team to a more sound, fundamental-first team. The change helped Challis go 8-3 in 2017 and upset defending state champion Raft River 29-28 in week five. […]

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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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All-Area football selections

All-Area football selections

*- Player was a Post Register Player of the Year finalist First Team OFFENSE Jordan Porter  Jr. quarterback MADISON SEASON: Had over 2,200 yards passing with 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 11 games. Was a threat on the ground too — showing superb escapability during the […]

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Football: All-Idaho teams feature variety of District 6 players

Football: All-Idaho teams feature variety of District 6 players

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com A variety of District 6 players and coaches, from all classifications, recently received All-Idaho honors, the Idaho Statesman announced this week. According to the Idaho Statesman: “The Idaho Statesman polls every high school football coach in the state, asking them […]

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Football: Declo trounces Firth in 2A championship

Football: Declo trounces Firth in 2A championship

By JASON ENES prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — All week long, the Firth High School football team’s coaches and players were focused on stopping Declo running back Keegan Duncan. But in Saturday’s 2A state championship game it was the rest of the offense that proved to be tough to […]

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Football: Fruitland grinds out Snake River in 3A title

Football: Fruitland grinds out Snake River in 3A title

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Against Snake River in Saturday’s 3A state championship, there were special plays on special teams but nothing special — or different — from Fruitland. The Grizzlies used their double wing-T offense to grind out a 28-12 win […]

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Football: Back-to-back state championships for Skyline

Football: Back-to-back state championships for Skyline

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Walking down the sideline, Skyline High School football coach Scott Berger hugged every single one of his players. He said 25 years ago, he may not have continued coaching. But Berger’s glad he stayed — specifically at […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Goodbye … until next season

O'Roark's Oracle: Goodbye ... until next season

Well folks, this is it. You won’t have to read me babble on about some random idea tied to sports and/or hate on your local team for at least a whole year. “Oh, thank God…” This is my last column for the fall. “I mean.. daw, Luke!” […]

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Football: Snake River, Firth embracing ‘underdog’ roles during state title games

Football: Snake River, Firth embracing 'underdog' roles during state title games

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Snake River High School football coach Jeb Harrison said his team must stop the run to beat undefeated Fruitland. Firth coach Keith Drake said his team must find a way to stop Declo’s Keegan Duncan. Both will embrace an […]

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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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High school round up: Challis’s season ends at Kibbie Dome

High school round up: Challis's season ends at Kibbie Dome

At Moscow, the 2017 season came to an end for the Challis High School football team with a 50-28 loss to Genesee in the 1A DI semifinals at the Kibbie Dome. The Vikings trailed 32-0 at halftime to the top team in 1A DI and could never […]

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Football: Snake River stomps Gooding, advances to 3A title game

Football: Snake River stomps Gooding, advances to 3A title game

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Snake River coach Jeb Harrison said there’s only been one moment of toxicity for the Panthers this season. It surely didn’t happen Saturday during the 3A semifinal round against Gooding. Snake River’s defense stomped Gooding’s usually-potent offense, […]

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Football: Fruitland ends Shelley’s season

Football: Fruitland ends Shelley's season

By PAUL LAMBERT | Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com FRUITLAND — What would Braxton Balmforth give for just one more 12-minute quarter? “Anything. Oh man, anything in the world,” Balmforth said. Unfortunately for Balmforth’s Shelley Russets (9-2), Saturday afternoon’s 3A state football semifinal ended after just four quarters, […]

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