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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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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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Firth teammates, close friends sign with Treasure Valley

Firth teammates, close friends sign with Treasure Valley

Firth High School’s Allie Gibson and Kellie Tucker are taking the next step in their athletic careers the way they started them: together. The seniors signed their letters of intent with Treasure Valley Community College on Tuesday at Firth. Gibson will compete in cross-country and track for […]

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I.F.’s Whiting signs with Treasure Valley volleyball

I.F.'s Whiting signs with Treasure Valley volleyball

Treasure Valley Community College continues to maintain its eastern Idaho recruiting pipeline, this time in volleyball. Sporting a sweatshirt with her new team’s colors, Idaho Falls High School senior Baylie Whiting signed her letter of intent to play for the Chukars on Thursday in the high school’s […]

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Lott siblings share connections on and off the court

Lott siblings share connections on and off the court

When Sadie Lott buried her state championship-winning kill, an important face was absent. Sadie, a freshman middle blocker, and the Bonneville High School volleyball team were dominating Timberline in the 5A state title match this past fall. Sadie’s older brother, Braden, and older sister, McKenzi, watched the […]

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2016 All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: Maddy Reeb, Idaho Falls

2016 All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: Maddy Reeb, Idaho Falls

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The athlete nicknamed ‘Little Red’ isn’t so little anymore. When Idaho Falls High School senior Maddy Reeb first made varsity two years ago, she was the smallest player on the team and often the smallest on the court. The redhead is now 5-foot-10, […]

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2016 All-Area Volleyball Coach of the Year: Chantal McMurtrey, Bonneville

2016 All-Area Volleyball Coach of the Year: Chantal McMurtrey, Bonneville

The two attributes about the 2016 Bonneville High School volleyball team that drew the most conversation from area coaches were their youth and their power. The Bees had an eight-member varsity roster — small by 5A standards — consisting of two seniors, two juniors, one sophomore and […]

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2016 All-Area Volleyball Team

2016 All-Area Volleyball Team

FIRST TEAM Maya Taylor Senior outside hitter Idaho Falls THE PLAYER: Idaho’s 2015 Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year and two-time Post Register All-Area Player of the Year continued to drop jaws and turn heads in gyms across the state with her resonating kills and powerful arm […]

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2016 volleyball all-conference selections

2016 volleyball all-conference selections

*all-conference teams are selected by coaches* ALL 5A/4A HIGH COUNTRY CONFERENCE Coach of the Year: Wendy Johnson, Idaho Falls Player of the Year: Maya Taylor, sr. OH, Idaho Falls First team Maddy Reeb, sr. S, Idaho Falls Kiley McMurtrey, sr. L, Bonneville Danni Weaver, jr. L, Madison […]

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The Post Register’s Best of 2016 in sports

The Post Register's Best of 2016 in sports

By MARLOWE HEREFORD and VICTOR FLORES mhereford@postregister.com vflores@postregister.com The Post Register’s coverage area never fails to produce compelling sports stories, and 2016 was a peak example. The year featured new state champions and extended dynasties. Breathtaking plays reverberated through eastern Idaho and sometimes beyond. Natives accomplished incredible […]

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Hanging up the whistle

Hanging up the whistle

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com “To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. To love the game is greatest.” Among the numerous quotes displayed in Wendy Johnson’s classroom at Idaho Falls High School, this is her favorite. That quote, which once accompanied Johnson’s email […]

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Madison’s Day signs with Snow College volleyball

Madison's Day signs with Snow College volleyball

Madison High School’s Madi Day became the second Bobcat this month to extend her volleyball career. The 6-foot senior signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Snow College on Monday at Madison High School in the presence of her family members and coaches and teammates […]

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Madison’s Sutton signs with Salt Lake CC volleyball

Madison's Sutton signs with Salt Lake CC volleyball

REXBURG — A six-month recruiting process ended with a signature on Thursday for Madison High School’s Journee Sutton. Before family members, friends, teammates and coaches in Madison’s upstairs conference room, the senior outside hitter signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Salt Lake Community College. […]

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One final time on the court at District 6 Senior All-Star game

One final time on the court at District 6 Senior All-Star game

The Idaho Falls High School gym was a rainbow of colors on Wednesday as high school senior volleyball players from 21 area schools took to the court one final time in their team uniforms for the annual District 6 Senior All-Star Game. South Fremont’s Karlee Parkinson and […]

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Diggers claim first 3A title since ’08; Oct. 29 state volleyball roundup

Diggers claim first 3A title since '08; Oct. 29 state volleyball roundup

At Madison High School, the Sugar-Salem High School volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated weekend at the 3A state tournament with its first volleyball state title since 2008. The Diggers defeated Timberlake twice Saturday, 25-16, 25-13, 25-18 in the semifinals and 25-15, 25-14, 25-16 in the championship match later […]

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