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I.F.’s Montgomery commits to dual sport, full ride offer from Southern Utah

I.F.'s Montgomery commits to dual sport, full ride offer from Southern Utah

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Moving to Idaho brought several ‘firsts’ for Idaho Falls High School junior Katie Montgomery in the last year. Among the firsts upon moving from Georgia were new classmates, a new team, new coaches and a new sport (track). She also competed in two […]

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Idaho Sports receives exclusive state tournament audio streaming rights

Idaho Sports receives exclusive state tournament audio streaming rights

IdahoSports.com will remain a major part of the Idaho High School Activities Association state tournaments, the company announced Tuesday. The IHSAA voted unanimously Tuesday to award exclusive internet audio streaming rights to IdahoSports.com. The rights begin this fall and are good for five years and include every […]

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Madison grad Hawkins finishes 15th in Olympic Trials heptathlon

Madison grad Hawkins finishes 15th in Olympic Trials heptathlon

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Heptathlete Chari Hawkins ended her first U.S. Olympic Trials in 15th place. The 2010 Madison High School graduate and five-time All-American at Utah State concluded with 5,720 points on Sunday afternoon at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. She entered Sunday in 12th […]

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Madison grad Hawkins 12th after first day of Olympic Trials heptathlon

Madison grad Hawkins 12th after first day of Olympic Trials heptathlon

Chari Hawkins accumulated 3,536 points through the first four events of heptathlon to finish the first day of the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field in 12th place. She placed ninth in 100-meter hurdles in 13.71 seconds for 13th place, cleared five feet, 8.75 inches for […]

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South Fremont’s Bartschi named Interscholastic Star

South Fremont’s Bartschi named Interscholastic Star

  Multi-sport athlete Blake Bartschi was recently honored for his accomplishments off the field. Bartschi, who is heading into his senior year at South Fremont High School, received the 2016 spring Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Award. Bartschi will receive a college scholarship because of the honor, which […]

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Madison grad Hawkins accepted into Olympic Trials after appeal

Madison grad Hawkins accepted into Olympic Trials after appeal

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com A tumultuous two months came to an end Wednesday for Rexburg heptathlete Chari Hawkins. Around 3 p.m. Pacific Time, she heard from her mother Peggy. The appeal on behalf of Hawkins and two other heptathletes was accepted by USA Track and Field, allowing […]

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Skyline grad Richardson misses cut at Olympic Trials

Skyline grad Richardson misses cut at Olympic Trials

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Erica Wendt Richardson of Osgood missed the cut for Thursday’s finals of the women’s 3k steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, but still dropped one of the best times of her career Monday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward […]

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From Rexburg to pro runner: Madison grad Hawkins enjoying life as pro heptathlete in California

From Rexburg to pro runner: Madison grad Hawkins enjoying life as pro heptathlete in California

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com One of the biggest pieces of advice heptathlete Chari Hawkins has received during her track career is to take it one year at a time. Those words came from her father, longtime Madison High School boys basketball coach Bill Hawkins, and they have […]

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Skyline grad, record holder Richardson qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

Skyline grad, record holder Richardson qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com In less than two weeks, Erica Wendt Richardson will compete for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A 2007 Skyline High School graduate, 2011 Idaho State University graduate and record holder in multiple events at both schools, Richardson ran a personal […]

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Picking up speed: Local youth track coaches hopeful programs will continue growth

Picking up speed: Local youth track coaches hopeful programs will continue growth

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com High Five Flyers is a fitting name for eastern Idaho’s newest youth track club, as there were plenty of high fives to go around Thursday. Enthusiasm was rampant at Ravsten Stadium as the Idaho Falls-based High Five Flyers began the summer season with […]

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All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: LeAnn Larkin, Shelley

All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: LeAnn Larkin, Shelley

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com LeAnn Larkin is still astonished at everything the last year has brought her. Last spring, the 2016 Shelley High School graduate placed third in Idaho’s 3A state girls 800 meter finals in Middleton behind teammates Klarissa Andersen and Paytin Drollinger. It was the […]

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All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Isaac Kunz, Idaho Falls

All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Isaac Kunz, Idaho Falls

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Two years ago, 2016 Idaho Falls High School graduate Isaac Kunz was transfixed by film of a race from a decade before he was born. It was the 1987 Idaho A1 boys 1,600-meter state finals, a race Kunz had heard about since before […]

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2016 All-Area Track Coach of the Year

2016 All-Area Track Coach of the Year

DREW WILSON, SHELLEY Having been involved with Shelley track since 1992 and serving as the head track coach since 1995, Drew Wilson is one of the longest tenured coaches in District 6. The Russets had won state track trophies before, but the coveted blue trophies and banners […]

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2016 All-Area Track Team

2016 All-Area Track Team

Girls Michelle Pratt / Blackfoot junior THE ATHLETE: Pratt snagged the area’s fastest girls 1,600 and 800 meter times two weeks apart in May, with a fifth-place finish in the BYU Invitational 1,600 (5:01.47) and a repeat 4A state title in the 800 in a personal best 2:15.07. […]

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North Fremont’s Litton commits to Lewis-Clark State

North Fremont's Litton commits to Lewis-Clark State

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Within the past three weeks, McKinley Litton competed in her final 2A District 6 track meet, won individual gold at her final 2A state track championships and graduated from North Fremont High School. She also accepted an offer not often presented to eastern […]

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