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Justin Jones replaces Bob Moon as Rigby athletic director

Justin Jones replaces Bob Moon as Rigby athletic director

Rigby High School has hired Justin Jones to be its new athletic director. Before the hiring, Jones was the assistant athletic director, the head basketball coach, an assistant track coach and a Spanish teacher at Rigby. Jones takes over for Bob Moon, who served the role part time […]

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Rigby closes the book on 4A with two runner-up finishes

Rigby closes the book on 4A with two runner-up finishes

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BOISE — One streak continued and another ended for the Rigby High School track team Saturday. For the 10th consecutive year, the Trojans claimed at least one state track trophy. For the first time in nine years, however, Rigby went without a state […]

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Shelley sweeps 3A for program first state track titles, West J and Salmon end droughts

Shelley sweeps 3A for program first state track titles, West J and Salmon end droughts

*Editor’s note: Due to time and space constraints for Sunday, a state track follow-up will publish in Wednesday’s Post Register.* The Shelley High School track programs went into the final day of the 3A track and field championships without a state title to their name. They left […]

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Abundant firsts on day 1 of 3A/2A/1A state track

Abundant firsts on day 1 of 3A/2A/1A state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — West Jefferson High School’s Jade Skidmore had never run the 3,200 meters before this season. On Friday, a little more than three months after helping the Panthers win the 2A girls basketball state championship, she claimed gold in the 2A girls […]

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Russets chasing history at 3A state track

Russets chasing history at 3A state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — Disbelief was mixed with euphoria for Shelley High School’s seniors upon making several trips to the podium Friday at Middleton High School. A journey that began four years ago has entered its final day, and with it comes the opportunity for […]

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Rigby in title contention after day 1 of 5A/4A state track

Rigby in title contention after day 1 of 5A/4A state track

The Rigby High School boys and girls track teams are both in the hunt for state titles after the opening day of the 4A track and field championships Friday at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. The Trojans girls, runners-up a year ago and state champs five times […]

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State track preview: One last test

State track preview: One last test

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com State track weekend has arrived, the end goal for several local athletes who have thrown, jumped and run all spring for this opportunity. Winning streaks, records, state debuts and chances to make history surround the eastern Idaho athletes who will be competing this […]

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Troy Shippen changes his mind, will stay at Rigby

Troy Shippen changes his mind, will stay at Rigby

Longtime Rigby High School coach Troy Shippen will stay with the Trojans after all. Shippen, 49, signed a letter of intent earlier this month to become Madison’s strength and conditioning coach, among other part-time positions. On Wednesday, Madison athletic director Erick Wills announced that Shippen reversed course […]

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To the nines: Rigby ends 4A era with ninth district track sweep in 10 years

To the nines: Rigby ends 4A era with ninth district track sweep in 10 years

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com RIGBY — A familiar, lighthearted scene unfolded Friday upon conclusion of the 4A District 5-6 track championships in Rigby. For the fourth consecutive year, the Trojans swept the 4A District 5-6 team titles. It was the ninth time in the last decade Rigby […]

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Madison girls, Hillcrest boys repeat as 5A champions; May 13 district track roundup

Madison girls, Hillcrest boys repeat as 5A champions; May 13 district track roundup

The Hillcrest High School boys and Madison High School girls dominated the field and claimed team titles at the 5A District 5-6 track and field championships that concluded Friday at Thunder Stadium. Both teams defended their titles from last year. The Knights won four individual events and […]

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Double wins to start 5A District 5-6 track

Double wins to start 5A District 5-6 track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com A handful of local athletes one-upped themselves with personal bests to go with their gold medals on the first day of the 5A District 5-6 track championships. Such was the case for Skyline High School thrower Daniel Helsley in the boys shot put […]

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Challis wins district track titles No. 8 and No. 7

Challis wins district track titles No. 8 and No. 7

At Arco, the Challis High School track team continued its district win streak with the help of several newcomers. The girls won their eighth consecutive district track championship and the boys won their seventh straight thanks to several athletes participating in multiple events Wednesday at the 1A […]

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That’s a wrap: Local athletes end regular season track on high note

That's a wrap: Local athletes end regular season track on high note

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Six days after winning her first Tiger-Grizz gold, Kaeli Wilde achieved another milestone Friday in the last regular season meet of her Idaho Falls High School career. In the same 100 meter hurdles heat as fellow Tiger-Grizz champions Madison senior Remi Mcwhorter and […]

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Troy Shippen joins Madison after a 24-year coaching career at Rigby

Troy Shippen joins Madison after a 24-year coaching career at Rigby

After 24 years with Rigby High School, Troy Shippen is headed to Madison. Madison athletic director Erick Wills announced Wednesday that Shippen will take over as the school’s primary strength and conditioning coach, a position he currently serves at Rigby, his alma mater. Shippen, 49, will also […]

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Madison’s Mcwhorter signs with Utah State track

Madison's Mcwhorter signs with Utah State track

REXBURG — The eastern Idaho pipeline to Utah State University track and field continues, this time by way of Rexburg. Madison High School senior Remi Mcwhorter is the next local athlete to head to Logan, Utah, signing her national letter of intent with the Aggies on Tuesday […]

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