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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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Going out with a bang: Seniors, underclassmen alike claim statement wins

Going out with a bang: Seniors, underclassmen alike claim statement wins

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — After crossing the finish line Saturday to win the 3A girls 1,600 state title at Middleton High School, Shelley High School senior Paytin Drollinger briefly shut her eyes and then smiled upon hearing the words “new state record.” Her winning time […]

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Sweet victory for Sugar, Salmon at 3A/2A/1A state track

Sweet victory for Sugar, Salmon at 3A/2A/1A state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — The two District 6 teams to win titles Saturday at the 3A/2A/1A state track and field championships came about them a different way, but the elation and tears of joy were the same. Sugar-Salem High School completed its third state track […]

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Hillcrest’s Omotowa wins 5A girls 100; 5A/4A state track day 2 recap

Hillcrest's Omotowa wins 5A girls 100; 5A/4A state track day 2 recap

Hillcrest High School junior Araoluwa Omotowa can now claim the title of fastest girl in Idaho. Omotowa beat a strong field of sprinters in the girls 100-meter dash during Saturday’s 5A state track and field championships at Dona Larsen Park in Boise, winning with a 2017 classification-best […]

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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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A beginning and end in the 5A, 4A boys 3,200

A beginning and end in the 5A, 4A boys 3,200

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BOISE — One of the oldest and one of the youngest representatives of District 6 came away with medals and personal best times in stacked 3,200-meter finals Friday at the 5A and 4A state track championships at Dona Larsen Park. Competing in his […]

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Diggers lead the way in 3A; May 19 3A/2A/1A state track roundup

Diggers lead the way in 3A; May 19 3A/2A/1A state track roundup

The Sugar-Salem High School track teams had more ups than downs on the opening day of the 3A state championship meet Friday at Middleton High School. The Diggers lead both team races — the boys by 20 points over Kimberly and the girls by 11 over rival […]

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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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Salmon sweeps 2A District 6 track titles

Salmon sweeps 2A District 6 track titles

At Ashton, Salmon swept the team titles at the 2A District 6 track championships that concluded Friday at North Fremont High School. The sweep was the first for Salmon track since 2003, when the school competed in the 3A classification. Salmon won last year’s girls team district […]

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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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Shared signing day for Rigby seniors

Shared signing day for Rigby seniors

RIGBY — Perhaps Rigby High School head track coach James Parrish said it best Friday: It was a good day to be an Olivia from Rigby. That was evident in the second floor faculty conference room at Rigby High School on Friday as Rigby seniors and track […]

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Diggers sweep 3A District 6 track titles

Diggers sweep 3A District 6 track titles

The Sugar-Salem High School boys and girls track teams swept the team titles at Friday’s 3A District 6 championships at Shelley High School. The Diggers girls piled up 127 points to top Shelley (84 points), Teton (35) and South Fremont (26). And the Diggers boys had 156 […]

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Down to the wire: Madison girls, Rigby boys win tight 5A District 5-6 meet

Down to the wire: Madison girls, Rigby boys win tight 5A District 5-6 meet

RIGBY — Of all the cheers that filled Rigby’s Hyrum Blackburn Stadium on Thursday, the ones that erupted from the Madison High School track team’s tent as the sun went down were arguably the loudest. The elation was the result of learning Madison had won the 5A […]

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Challis wins district track titles No. 8 and 9

Challis wins district track titles No. 8 and 9

At Arco, the district championship streak continued for the Challis High School track program. The Vikings accumulated 202 points to win their eighth consecutive boys track district title and 191 points to win their ninth consecutive girls track district title. Helping Challis’s cause on the boys side […]

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Diggers win 1A/2A boys title, Blackfoot’s Pratt runs sub-5 1,600 at BYU

Diggers win 1A/2A boys title, Blackfoot's Pratt runs sub-5 1,600 at BYU

For the second time in three seasons, Sugar-Salem claimed the 1A/2A boys team title at the BYU Invitational. The Diggers, who also won in 2015 and placed second last year, won the title with 111.5 points, well ahead of Delta (Utah)’s 69 for second place. They placed […]

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