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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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Tri-Valley ends Butte County’s playoff run

Tri-Valley ends Butte County's playoff run

At Cambridge, the Butte County High School football team’s playoff run ended with a 20-0 loss to Tri-Valley in the 1A Division II state semifinals. It was the second consecutive state semifinals appearance for the Pirates, who had not been shut out since the 2013 1A Division […]

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Football: Skyline clinches second-consecutive 4A championship berth

Football: Skyline clinches second-consecutive 4A championship berth

By PAUL LAMBERT | Post Register | Prsports@Postregister.com MIDDLETON — The Skyline High School football team gave up the big play, but still landed in the big game. The Grizzlies defeated Middleton 21-13 at a foggy Vikings Stadium on Friday to advance to its second consecutive 4A […]

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Football: Firth advances to first state title game since 2012

Football: Firth advances to first state title game since 2012

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Friday’s 2A state semifinal against New Plymouth wasn’t always pretty, but the Firth High School football team will take the win nonetheless. The Cougars advanced to the 2A state title game with a 38-16 win over the […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Help, I need your team’s stats

O'Roark's Oracle: Help, I need your team's stats

Hey, folks. “How are you doing, Luke?” I’m doing well. I just need team/individual stats from the following teams: Madison, Blackfoot, Shelley, South Fremont, Teton, Sugar-Salem, Firth, North Fremont, Ririe, Salmon and West Jefferson. Feel free to send them to me at Loroark@postregister.com. Ok, that’s it. Thanks. […]

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Football: Shelley, Skyline seek repeat title game berths

Football: Shelley, Skyline seek repeat title game berths

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com SHELLEY — Shelley High School head football coach Jake Monahan said if your team is playing when the weather gets cold, it’s been a good season. At Wednesday’s chilly practice, the Russets’ defensive backs jovially trash-talked at their offensive […]

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Football: state playoff previews for semifinal round

Football: state playoff previews for semifinal round

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Two weeks down, two to go. The state football playoff semifinals are this week, as six local teams remain in contention. Skyline (4A), Shelley (3A), Snake River (3A), Firth (2A), Challis (1A D1) and Butte County (1A DII) are still […]

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