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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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Pocatello ends Skyline’s injury-filled season; Feb. 18 district boys basketball roundup

Pocatello ends Skyline's injury-filled season; Feb. 18 district boys basketball roundup

At Pocatello, the Indians ended Skyline’s season in a 4A District 5-6 tournament loser-out game. Grizzlies star guard Carson Lott was dealing with the flu going into Saturday’s game, coach Clint Cornish said. This was fitting to Cornish, considering he sent out 15 different starting lineups this […]

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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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Shelley beats South Fremont, forces a rematch with Sugar-Salem

Shelley beats South Fremont, forces a rematch with Sugar-Salem

At Rexburg, the Shelley High School boys basketball team kept its season alive and set up a rematch with Sugar-Salem in the 3A District 6 title game. Shelley used a 13-6 first quarter and 10-3 third to pull away from the slow-paced Cougars. South Fremont struggled on […]

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Bonneville edges Highland for the 5A District 5-6 title

Bonneville edges Highland for the 5A District 5-6 title

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” the story reaches its crescendo with the Battle of the Five Armies. A similar battle took place at Bonneville High School on Friday afternoon, and it was the host Bees who ended up as the one team to […]

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Ririe claims its third straight 2A District 6 title

Ririe claims its third straight 2A District 6 title

At Salmon, the Ririe High School wrestling team rolled to its third straight 2A District 6 championship. The Bulldogs accumulated 234 points, a good 73.5 ahead of second-place Challis. They had six individual champions, as well — Tanner Smith (98 pounds), Tyler Criddle (132), Cory Anderson (138), […]

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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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Bonneville beats Highland, advances to the district title game; Feb. 16 district boys basketball roundup

Bonneville beats Highland, advances to the district title game; Feb. 16 district boys basketball roundup

At Iona, the Bonneville High School boys basketball team held off Highland 54-49 to advance to its first district title game since 2014. Dillon Sorensen led the way for the Bees, whose last district title appearance happened in 4A. The junior wing scored a game-high 25 points, […]

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Sugar-Salem gets revenge in the 3A District 6 wrestling tournament

Sugar-Salem gets revenge in the 3A District 6 wrestling tournament

The Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team finished a mere 18 points behind Teton last year for first place in the 3A District 6 tournament. The Diggers avenged that outcome in decisive fashion Thursday on Teton’s home mats. Sugar-Salem won this year’s district tournament with 317 points, and […]

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