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Football is back: Teams across district 6 partake in first day of football practice

Football is back: Teams across district 6 partake in first day of football practice

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register | @Lukeoroark At Hillcrest high school, football coach Jeff Marshall tells his team, “It’s all about attitude.” “Let’s be loud, let’s be confident,” Hillcrest defensive coordinator C.B. Nelson yells out during a 7-on-7 drill. Monday was the first day of practice […]

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Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

Unshaken, undaunted: Pratt determined to run again after traumatic crash

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BLACKFOOT — Her back brace and cast might be a necessity right now, but Michelle Pratt has not lost her drive. The 2017 Blackfoot High School graduate is straightforward: she desires to be healthy enough to go for a run. “I want to […]

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Bandits advance to Legion state tournament in 5-3 win

Bandits advance to Legion state tournament in 5-3 win

By Luke O’Roark | Post Register | @Lukeoroark The Idaho Falls Bandits huddled around manager Joldy Watts at Melaleuca Field Friday. His players were exhausted, Melaleuca’s dirt streaking down their uniforms. Their faces, dripped in sweat, showed it too. “I love you guys,” Watts said firmly after […]

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Bandits sweep Cowboys late Monday; July 10 Legion roundup

Bandits sweep Cowboys late Monday; July 10 Legion roundup

The Idaho Falls Bandits’ summer supremacy continued Monday. Its latest team beaten: Twin Falls. The Bandits swept the Cowboys Monday at Twin Falls after a 12-4 and 8-4 sweep on the road. Game two wasn’t as easy as the Bandits’ 35 previous games this summer — tending […]

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All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: Michelle Pratt, Blackfoot

All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: Michelle Pratt, Blackfoot

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Defending her state titles in the 800 and 1,600 meters, barring something drastic, was not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘how fast’ for Michelle Pratt at the 4A state meet in May. Closing in on Pocatello’s Harlee Hales, the defending 4A state champion […]

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Passing the torch: Gardners retire as District 93 athletic directors

Passing the torch: Gardners retire as District 93 athletic directors

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com After careers spanning nearly four decades, Dale Gardner and Barney Gardner have finished the way they started — together. Their time as athletic directors of Bonneville and Hillcrest high schools, respectively, concluded last week. The Gardners, who are not related, said they haven’t truly […]

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Youth track catching fire

Youth track catching fire

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The sight of kids from four youth track clubs going from event to event on Thursday at Ravsten Stadium brought a smile to Doug Stutz’s face. Stutz, former Ricks College cross-country and track coach, created a youth track program in Rexburg called Life […]

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Bandits sweep Cowboys in doubleheader

Bandits sweep Cowboys in doubleheader

By Luke O’Roark | Loroark@postregister.com The Bandits are still perfect after six games. They can thank their offense. Idaho Falls beat Twin Falls, twice, Tuesday evening at Melaleuca Field to move to 6-0 on the season. The Bandits swept the Cowboys thanks to 8-2 and 3-2 wins […]

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District 6 swamps District 5 behind Skyline’s Taylor, Ames III

District 6 swamps District 5 behind Skyline's Taylor, Ames III

By Luke O’Roark | Loroark@postregister.com BLACKFOOT—Southeast Idaho’s best football players were showcased Saturday at Blackfoot High School’s Hartkopf Field in the annual District 5-6 senior all-star game. Some were better than the best, though. Skyline’s Bridger Taylor and David Ames III hurdled, juked and dominated District 5’s […]

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A look back at state track: Classy exchanges, first golds and upstart underclassmen

A look back at state track: Classy exchanges, first golds and upstart underclassmen

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com One of the fiercest eastern Idaho small school rivalries was put on hold—at least briefly—Saturday afternoon on the final day of 3A/2A/1A state track at Middleton High School. After winning the 3A girls 1,600 finals in a classification record and Shelley school record […]

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Brave new world for local athletes at 5A, 4A state track

Brave new world for local athletes at 5A, 4A state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BOISE — The first day of the 5A and 4A state track and field championships was a new venture for athletes from Idaho Falls, Skyline and Rigby high schools. Changing classifications put the Tigers, Grizzlies and Trojans up against athletes they hadn’t previously […]

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Going west in search of state track gold

Going west in search of state track gold

State track weekend is here with the promise of a warmer and drier forecast for the Treasure Valley than in recent seasons. This weekend’s meets at Dona Larsen Park and Middleton High School mark new territory for Rigby, Idaho Falls and Skyline as they compete in a […]

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Cordingleys lead locals on final day of 5A golf

Cordingleys lead locals on final day of 5A golf

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com REXBURG — One Cordingley child said hello to the state golf tournament this week, and another said goodbye. Representing Madison High School at Teton Lakes Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday, freshman Brynlee Cordingley and big brother Colten led all District 6 golfers […]

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Tigers off and running at 4A state golf

Tigers off and running at 4A state golf

By LUKE O’ROARK loroark@postregister.com Idaho Falls High School senior Quinn Detrick knows Pinecrest Golf Course well. Why wouldn’t he: Detrick and the rest of the Tigers practice on the 81-year-old course — sandwiched next to Northgate Mile — every day. “We know how it works,” said Detrick, […]

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Grizz end district track trophy drought

Grizz end district track trophy drought

For the first time in more than a decade, a district championship track trophy is headed to the District 91 high school west of the Snake River. Behind a surge of medalists in field events, distance races, hurdles and sprints, Skyline High School claimed the 4A District […]

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