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Comeback ‘Cats: Tigers turn seven-run deficit into 15-10 win

Comeback 'Cats: Tigers turn seven-run deficit into 15-10 win

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com Say what you like about rookie nerves, just don’t bring Madalyn Burton into the conversation. In the first pitching appearance of her varsity life, Burton fired the Idaho Falls High School softball team to victory Wednesday, and is now 1-0 following a 15-10 […]

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Hawkins era ends at Madison

Hawkins era ends at Madison

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com One of the state’s longest tenured high school boys basketball coaches has called it a career. Bill Hawkins announced his retirement as Madison High School head boys basketball coach on Monday to administrators and informed his athletes Wednesday evening. He first shared his […]

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Dunks reign supreme at the District 6 Senior Showcase

Dunks reign supreme at the District 6 Senior Showcase

Brad Fabanich got the show started. Late in the 1A-3A boys basketball game in Wednesday’s District 6 Senior Showcase, Fabanich threw down a two-handed dunk. It was the first slam of the game, but it wouldn’t be the last. A few minutes after his first dunk, Fabanich […]

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Sugar rush: Sugar-Salem ends a 23-year state title drought

Sugar rush: Sugar-Salem ends a 23-year state title drought

NAMPA — Shawn Freeman was a freshman at Sugar-Salem High School the last time the Diggers won a boys basketball state championship. On Saturday, he sat in the head coach’s chair on Sugar’s bench. From there, he watched his team end a 23-year title drought. The Diggers (20-5) […]

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Vallivue sinks Idaho Falls in the 4A state semifinals

Vallivue sinks Idaho Falls in the 4A state semifinals

BOISE — It was hard for the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team to fathom defeat. The Tigers had won three straight over quality teams, including defending 4A state champion Preston, and spent the last month in a groove. “You could’ve put us in the 5A bracket, […]

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Bonneville battles Rocky Mountain but falls short

Bonneville battles Rocky Mountain but falls short

NAMPA — For a quarter, the Bonneville High School boys basketball team flirted with one of the biggest upsets of the season. A shocking win, however, fell short. Rocky Mountain (24-1) bulldozed its way past the Bees (14-11) for a 61-56 victory in the first round of the […]

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Roaring into state: Idaho Falls is the hottest local team heading to Boise

Roaring into state: Idaho Falls is the hottest local team heading to Boise

To some, January 9 looked like rock bottom for the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team. To Tigers senior forward Sawyer Storms, it was a turning point. On January 9, I.F. surrendered a 21-12 halftime lead and lost 51-50 to rival Skyline at home. The Tigers […]

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Back on top: Sugar-Salem earns its first state title in 14 years

Back on top: Sugar-Salem earns its first state title in 14 years

NAMPA — Keven Glider had seen this movie before. One year ago, in fact. Glider is in his second year as the head coach of the Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team. The Diggers held a nine-point lead going into last year’s 3A state semifinals in Pocatello, but they […]

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Ririe, Sugar-Salem eye state titles heading into the semifinals

Ririe, Sugar-Salem eye state titles heading into the semifinals

Three high school wrestling teams are in position to capture their third straight state titles. Then there’s 3A. Snake River is the two-time defending 3A champion, but the Panthers are looking up at three teams heading into the semifinals of this year’s tournament. At the top is […]

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Buzzing to state: Bonneville fends off Highland, advances to the 5A state tournament

Buzzing to state: Bonneville fends off Highland, advances to the 5A state tournament

The Rams graduated their stars (Connor Harding and Mason Baker), replaced long-time head coach Chris Frost and brought back just three seniors this winter after two straight seasons in the 5A state title game.None of that made Bonneville coach John Tucker comfortable before Thursday’s 5A District 5-6 […]

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Madison cruises past Bonneville, wins second straight district title

Madison cruises past Bonneville, wins second straight district title

REXBURG — Tuesday night’s game at Madison High School felt familiar bordering on deja vu. The Madison High School boys basketball team overcame a slow start and dominated its helpless opponent. The student section (aka the Maniacs) was loud all night, especially after another Jaxon Edelmayer dunk. […]

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Diggers down the Russets, win the 3A District 6 title

Diggers down the Russets, win the 3A District 6 title

REXBURG — For years, the Sugar-Salem High School boys basketball team could not clear one mental hurdle. Then the 3A District 6 tournament arrived, and the leap suddenly became effortless. The Diggers’ mental block came in the form of their 3A District 6 rival Shelley. Going into […]

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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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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 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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