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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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I.F.’s Johnson to step down after 2016 season

I.F.'s Johnson to step down after 2016 season

Longtime Idaho Falls High School coach Wendy Johnson announced Wednesday that the upcoming volleyball season will be her last with the Tigers. Johnson’s Tigers have won six 5A state titles since 2000, when she took over the program from Mary Farner. Idaho Falls won three three straight titles […]

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Ririe hires Tayler Sommers as new volleyball coach

Ririe hires Tayler Sommers as new volleyball coach

Ririe High School hired Tayler Sommers as its new volleyball coach this week, pending board approval. Sommers, 23, takes over for Mical McKean, who resigned in February because she’s due to have a baby in the coming months and her husband is preparing to join the coast […]

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IHSAA goes to pay-per-view for state tournament streams

IHSAA goes to pay-per-view for state tournament streams

Matt Harris’ voice has become familiar to anyone who follows high school sports in eastern Idaho. Harris has spent countless hours broadcasting games online and doing the dirty work of updating and posting scores and schedules to the IdahoSports.com web site since 2011. And while he’s disappointed […]

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Bonneville’s Halle Hess signs with North Idaho

Bonneville’s Halle Hess signs with North Idaho

Halle Hess could have gone to a large college if she chose to pursue swimming or rowing. But the Bonneville High School senior liked volleyball and North Idaho College too much. Hess signed a partial scholarship with North Idaho on Thursday at Bonneville High School. She hopes […]

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Hillcrest’s Jenkins ends quick recruiting process, signs with Grays Harbor volleyball

Hillcrest's Jenkins ends quick recruiting process, signs with Grays Harbor volleyball

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com An email, a phone call and a visit all within 48 hours determined where Hillcrest High School’s Jayde Jenkins would continue her volleyball career. After playing at a tournament in Spokane, Wash., the weekend of March 19 with her club team, the Idaho […]

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Blackfoot’s Gorder signs with Spokane Falls CC volleyball

Blackfoot's Gorder signs with Spokane Falls CC volleyball

By MARLOWE HERFORD mhereford@postregister.com All it took was one visit for Blackfoot High School’s Baylee Gorder to bring a long recruiting process to an end. The senior signed her letter of intent with the Spokane Falls Community College volleyball program Thursday at Blackfoot High School, two weeks […]

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Skyline’s Miller signs with Western Wyoming volleyball

Skyline's Miller signs with Western Wyoming volleyball

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Skyline High School senior Bailey Miller has played volleyball for 13 years, and she extended her career another two years Thursday. Sporting a sweatshirt with her new team’s black and red logo, Miller signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Western […]

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New D93 high school will mix up local sports conferences

New D93 high school will mix up local sports conferences

Empty fields currently sit on 1st Street and Crowley Road in Idaho Falls. In as soon as three years, those vacant 135 acres will be replaced by a new high school. With it come basketball courts, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields and more athletic […]

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The Post Register’s Best of 2015 in sports

The Post Register's Best of 2015 in sports

By JEFF PINKHAM, MARLOWE HEREFORD AND VICTOR FLORES prsports@postregister.com Excellence, dominance and new ventures were in abundance among athletes in the Post Register’s coverage area in 2015. Before turning the page to 2016, the Post Register sports staff takes a look back at the top 10 stories […]

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The cost of high school sports

The cost of high school sports

By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com When Bonneville Joint School District 93 looked for ways to trim the cost of its new high school bond, it didn’t consider eliminating one large money-sucker: sports. The Nov. 3 bond dedicated $63.5 million to a new high school and its additions. About […]

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Keeping sports in high schools

Keeping sports in high schools

By KIRSTEN JOHNSON kjohnson@postregister.com At Bonneville High School, “Bee Pride” is evident just about everywhere you look — from the larger-than-life mascot painted on the decades-old school’s iconic brick walls, to the white, green and gold swag adorning just about every other student. Even Bonneville’s Principal Heath […]

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I.F.’s Taylor named Idaho’s Gatorade Player of the Year

I.F.'s Taylor named Idaho's Gatorade Player of the Year

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Idaho Falls High School junior Maya Taylor received a historic accolade Tuesday. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter was named Idaho’s Gatorade Player of the Year for volleyball, becoming the second District 6 athlete to receive the award. Keisha Fisher, a 2007 Skyline graduate, won […]

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All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: Maya Taylor, Idaho Falls

All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: Maya Taylor, Idaho Falls

Life is moving fast for Maya Taylor. Entering the 2015 volleyball season, the Idaho Falls High School junior outside hitter was a state champion with an opportunity to defend that title. She had also received more than 60 letters from colleges, ultimately committing to a full-ride scholarship […]

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2015 All-Area Volleyball Coach of the Year: Dave Cousin, Shelley

2015 All-Area Volleyball Coach of the Year: Dave Cousin, Shelley

The road to Shelley’s 2015 3A state championship was several years in the making. It originated in 2011, when an impressive group of eighth-graders caught the attention of then first-year Shelley head coach Dave Cousin. Those athletes were in the middle of what would be a three-year […]

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