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All eight locals score in Statewide All-Star Games

All eight locals score in Statewide All-Star Games

All eight local basketball players to make the trek to Coeur d’Alene for the Statewide All-Star games got points in the 14th annual event at North Idaho College. The first event of the day was the girls game, which was won by the Region team 87-63 over […]

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All-Idaho girls basketball includes 12 local players, two coaches

All-Idaho girls basketball includes 12 local players, two coaches

Two coaches and 12 local athletes in the 3A, 2A and 1A Division II classifications were honored in the annual All-Idaho girls basketball team selections released Friday by the Idaho Statesman. Butte County, which completed a 24-0 season with the 1A Division II state title, claimed two […]

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Idaho Statewide All-Star rosters include 10 locals

Idaho Statewide All-Star rosters include 10 locals

Eastern Idaho will send 10 players from nine schools to the annual Idaho Statewide All-Star basketball games later this month. The rosters for the games, which take place March 25 at North Idaho College, follow the theme that was introduced last year: the Boise metropolitan area vs. […]

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Ririe’s Williams to join her sister at Westminster

Ririe's Williams to join her sister at Westminster

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Two years after 2015 Ririe High School graduate Sicilee Williams began her collegiate career at Westminster College, her sister chose to join her. Ririe senior Haddi Williams will join the NCAA Division II Griffins in the fall. The younger Williams, who was recruited […]

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Bulldogs have their day: Ririe defeats Malad 56-34 for first state title on third try

Bulldogs have their day: Ririe defeats Malad 56-34 for first state title on third try

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com NAMPA — Any ghosts of state title games past that may have been haunting the Ririe High School girls basketball team disappeared Saturday afternoon. The final buzzer at the Ford Idaho Center drove those ghosts away, replacing them with teary embraces as the […]

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Butte County ends perfect season with 1ADII title

Butte County ends perfect season with 1ADII title

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com NAMPA — Domination, perfection and, at last, legendary status. The Butte County High School girls basketball team joined the likes of its 2012, 2007 and undefeated 2006 predecessors on Saturday, capping a 24-0 season with a 73-44 win over Salmon River for the […]

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No. 3 Sugar-Salem’s upset bid falls short to No. 1 Timberlake

No. 3 Sugar-Salem's upset bid falls short to No. 1 Timberlake

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com NAMPA — Two minutes and a couple fouls separated the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team from pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the state girls basketball tournament. The Diggers, ranked No. 3 in the state media poll, had No. 1-ranked defending […]

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Madison falls to Post Falls 50-37 in the 5A third-place game

Madison falls to Post Falls 50-37 in the 5A third-place game

By JORDAN RODRIGUEZ prsports@postregister.com NAMPA — The Madison High School girls basketball team did a lot of good things in Saturday’s 5A third-place game. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, putting the ball in the basket wasn’t one of them. Cold shooting thwarted an otherwise solid effort as Post […]

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Teton’s season ends with the 3A consolation trophy

Teton's season ends with the 3A consolation trophy

At Middleton High School, the Teton High School girls basketball team wrapped up its season with a 3A state consolation trophy. Teton beat Priest River 55-40 on Saturday. Teton won its two consolation games by a combined 28 points after losing to Timberlake 67-16 on Thursday in […]

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One more: Undefeated Butte County moves on to 1AD2 state title game

One more: Undefeated Butte County moves on to 1AD2 state title game

NAMPA — The Butte County High School girls basketball team is headed to the Ford Idaho Center. The Pirates dispatched their second state media poll-ranked opponent in as many days, using a full court press and sizzling shooting to take down No. 2 Nezperce 63-24 on Friday […]

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Madison falls to No. 2 Centennial 50-35 in 5A state semis

Madison falls to No. 2 Centennial 50-35 in 5A state semis

NAMPA — For much of Friday night’s 5A girls basketball state semifinal game, the Madison High School girls basketball team hung with defending 5A state runner-up Centennial. The Patriots’ defense and fiery 3-point shooting proved too much in the second half, however, as the Bobcats fell 50-35 […]

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Ririe advances to third 2A title game in four years; Feb. 17 state girls basketball roundup

Ririe advances to third 2A title game in four years; Feb. 17 state girls basketball roundup

At Bishop Kelly High School, the Ririe High School girls basketball team sped past St. Maries for a 69-53 win, and the Bulldogs advanced to their third 2A state title game in four years. Ririe coach Damien Smith was concerned about St. Maries’ height advantage going into […]

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Madison outlasts Kuna 52-41, advances to the 5A state semifinals

Madison outlasts Kuna 52-41, advances to the 5A state semifinals

By JORDAN RODRIGUEZ prsports@postregister.com NAMPA — It wasn’t always pretty, but the Madison High School girls basketball team found a way to survive and advance Thursday at the 5A state tournament. Senior wing Leah Dougherty scored a game-high 24 points, and the Bobcats used a big third […]

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No. 1 Timberlake smothers No. 2 Teton 67-16

No. 1 Timberlake smothers No. 2 Teton 67-16

MIDDLETON— Last year’s 3A girls basketball state tournament semifinal shootout between Timberlake and Teton seemed like a distant memory Thursday at Middleton High School. Defending state champion and No. 1 Idaho state media poll ranked Timberlake made work of No. 2 Teton, holding the Redskins to four […]

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Diggers dominate Priest River in 85-41 first-round win

Diggers dominate Priest River in 85-41 first-round win

MIDDLETON — The Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team returned to the 3A state tournament after a year’s hiatus with a vengeance on Thursday. The Diggers shot 35-of-60 from the field and got playing time from all 12 players in an 85-41 rout of Priest River in […]

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