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Rigby’s Taylor signs with Eastern Oregon volleyball and track

Rigby's Taylor signs with Eastern Oregon volleyball and track

RIGBY— Another Taylor from Rigby High School has signed a national letter of intent. This time, it is in two sports. A year and a half after older brother Solo Taylor signed with Boise State football, Rigby senior Jet Taylor signed with Eastern Oregon University (EOU) to […]

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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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Bonneville’s Moss runs near 30-second PR to win 3,000 at Jr Olympics nationals

Bonneville's Moss runs near 30-second PR to win 3,000 at Jr Olympics nationals

Incoming Bonneville High School sophomore Stetson Moss can add ‘Junior Olympics national champion’ to his career accomplishments. Moss won the 15-16 boys 3,000-meter finals in eight minutes, 39.97 seconds at the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Lawrence, Kan., on Friday and got a big […]

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Bonneville’s Moss advances to Jr Olympics 1,500 finals with fastest prelims time

Bonneville's Moss advances to Jr Olympics 1,500 finals with fastest prelims time

Incoming Bonneville High School senior Stetson Moss is making a name for himself at his first National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. Moss won his 15-16 boys 1,500-meter heat on Thursday in four minutes, 10.13 seconds at Lawrence, Kan. The time was not only a personal […]

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Final youth meet brings end to 2017 track season

Final youth meet brings end to 2017 track season

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com REXBURG — For area track athletes who have yet to experience a state meet, Saturday provided that type of atmosphere for them. Cars filled the parking lot and spectators lined the fences surrounding the track at Madison Junior High School on Saturday morning […]

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Blackfoot’s Pratt hospitalized following ATV accident

Blackfoot's Pratt hospitalized following ATV accident

Recent Blackfoot High School graduate Michelle Pratt is currently being treated at the University of Utah hospital for injuries sustained from an ATV accident on Monday. Pratt, who was selected as the Post Register’s All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year on Sunday, and her cousin Danielle […]

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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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All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Daniel Helsley, Skyline

All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Daniel Helsley, Skyline

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Daniel Helsley’s first state track appearance last year lit a fire under him. A sophomore at the time, he entered as 5A District 5-6 champion in both throwing events. When he left Boise’s Dona Larsen Park with a sixth place medal in shot […]

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2017 All-Area Track Coach of the Year

2017 All-Area Track Coach of the Year

FRANK GARRETT, SALMON Frank Garrett has made the trek to the Treasure Valley numerous times for state track and seen his share of medalists and individual champions since joining Salmon High School’s track coaching staff in 1997. Salmon won two of its three total boys track state […]

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2017 All-Area Track Team

2017 All-Area Track Team

Girls Paytin Drollinger / Shelley senior THE ATHLETE: The Utah State signee owned the 3,200 in eastern Idaho, winning it five times and running an area best, personal best and school record time of 11:10.05 at state. She matched 2016 Shelley graduate LeAnn Larkin’s senior season feat […]

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Rolling Mosses: Iona siblings already impressing on the track

Rolling Mosses: Iona siblings already impressing on the track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The earliest version of the proverb “a rolling stone gathers no moss” — credited to ancient scholars and writers — has negative connotations. The message was that a nomad could not thrive because they never settle in one place. An antithesis interpretation has […]

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Moss breaks Armstrong’s record, qualifies for JOs with sister and brother

Moss breaks Armstrong's record, qualifies for JOs with sister and brother

Incoming Bonneville High School sophomore Stetson Moss had quite a day at the Region 11 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Meridian. Moss, whose outdoor 3,200 personal best of 4:22.90 put him at top six in the nation for freshmen boys in April, ran […]

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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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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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