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I.F. wrestler Jaymin Anderson signs with Jamestown

I.F. wrestler Jaymin Anderson signs with Jamestown

Sometimes one scholarship offer is all you need. Such was the case for Idaho Falls High School wrestler Jaymin Anderson. The senior’s only college offer came from the University of Jamestown, an NAIA school in North Dakota. Anderson gladly took it and signed his national letter of […]

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Bonneville’s Banks signs with Eastern Oregon wrestling

Donnie Banks didn’t follow his heart or his head to Eastern Oregon University. He followed his nose. The Bonneville High School senior stepped out of the car during his visit to the campus in La Grande, Ore., smelled the pine trees and realized he had found the […]

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Skyline’s Lincoln, Bonneville’s Stacey receive All-American honors

Skyline's Lincoln, Bonneville's Stacey receive All-American honors

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Idaho’s high school wrestling season ended with the state championships in February, but the work didn’t stop for Bonneville’s Darrick Stacey and Skyline’s Kade Lincoln. The two sophomores kept a rigid training schedule at East Idaho Elite Wrestling Club to prepare for the […]

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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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All-Area Wrestler of the Year: Jared Bird, Bonneville

All-Area Wrestler of the Year: Jared Bird, Bonneville

Jared Bird got back on the horse. Literally. Last fall, a horse fell on top of Bird, but the Bonneville High School senior wrestler didn’t just lick his wounds. He immediately got back on his horse and regained control. Bird easily could have skipped this past wrestling […]

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All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Trager Abatti, Challis

All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Trager Abatti, Challis

The match didn’t count toward his record, but Trager Abatti won’t soon forget it. Abatti, a Challis High School senior, faced Bonneville’s Jared Bird in the 170-pound bout at February’s Idaho Hall of Fame Classic. Bird led 3-0 midway through the third period when Abatti threw him […]

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All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Conner Burley, Salmon

All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Conner Burley, Salmon

When you go undefeated, it’s natural to treat a win like a loss. Salmon’s Conner Burley was preparing for his 132-pound title match at the John Berry Invitational on Jan. 30. He ate some biscuits and gravy that morning, and they didn’t sit well in his stomach. […]

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All-Area Lightweight Wrestler of the Year: Darrick Stacey, Bonneville

All-Area Lightweight Wrestler of the Year: Darrick Stacey, Bonneville

Darrick Stacey is one of those wrestlers whose losses point to his greatness as much as his wins. Stacey, a Bonneville High School sophomore, went 49-5 and won the 5A 106-pound state title this season. He’s the Post Register’s All-Area Lightweight Wrestler of the year, and his […]

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All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Jeff Gardner, Snake River

All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Jeff Gardner, Snake River

Jeff Gardner didn’t take over any athletic program. He took over the Snake River High School wrestling program. The Panthers won 11 state titles before Gardner became their head coach. They won state under Jon Cook in 1999, two years before Gardner took over. Laron Hansen headed […]

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2015-16 Post Register All-Area Wrestling Team

2015-16 Post Register All-Area Wrestling Team

98: Easton Banta, South Fremont, Fr.; Hunter Hill, Teton, 51-11, Fr.; Jacob Pilgrim, North Fremont, Fr.; Derek Ramos, Hillcrest, So.; Destin Summers, Snake River, Fr.; Logan Tingey, Sugar-Salem, Fr. 106: Sway Cook, Snake River, Fr.; Caleb Norman, Sugar-Salem, Fr. 113: Kade Bruno Challis, Fr.; Trenton Hackworth, South […]

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Blood, sweat and cheers for Snake River

Blood, sweat and cheers for Snake River

POCATELLO — Shortly after Snake River High School senior Porter Thomas won his first state wrestling title, he ran over to his coach Jeff Gardner and rubbed his sweaty head into Gardner’s back. “I didn’t like it very much,” Gardner said with a smile. “We’ll get him […]

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Local wrestlers attain titles, perfection

Local wrestlers attain titles, perfection

By VICTOR FLORES and MARLOWE HEREFORD vflores@postregister.com mhereford@postregister.com POCATELLO — Forget undefeated. Bonneville senior wrestler Jared Bird wasn’t sure if he’d even step on the mat this season. Bird tore his labrum during football season, forcing him to get shoulder surgery. The doctor recommended Bird avoid lifting weights […]

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Ririe repeats as champs, leads eastern Idaho charge at 2A state wrestling

Ririe repeats as champs, leads eastern Idaho charge at 2A state wrestling

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com POCATELLO — Wrestlers clad in royal blue and gold were already forming a line to the T-shirt station at Holt Arena with a little less than half an hour to go until team trophy presentations were scheduled Saturday. The objective: get the phrase […]

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Local 5A, 4A teams finish out of trophies at state wrestling

Local 5A, 4A teams finish out of trophies at state wrestling

By MARLOWE HEREFORD and VICTOR FLORES mhereford@postregister.com vflores@postregister.com POCATELLO — The Bonneville High School wrestling team finished out of trophy contention by the slimmest of margins Saturday at Holt Arena. After ending Friday’s matches in sixth place and moving into the top four early Saturday, the Bees […]

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Repeat fever in the air at state wrestling

Repeat fever in the air at state wrestling

By VICTOR FLORES and MARLOWE HEREFORD vflores@postregister.com mhereford@postregister.com POCATELLO — Three teams proved Friday why they’re the favorites to win the Idaho high school state wrestling tournament in their respective classifications. Ririe, Post Falls and Caldwell have all but wrapped up their second straight titles. Class 3A, […]

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