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All-Area Wrestler of the Year: Austin Ford, Bonneville

All-Area Wrestler of the Year: Austin Ford, Bonneville

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com Austin Ford is a funny kind of wrestler. He doesn’t wrestle for the love of the sport, though he does love it. He doesn’t step into the circle for the respect of the team, though he does have it. And he doesn’t pull […]

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All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Kevin Glider, Sugar-Salem

All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Kevin Glider, Sugar-Salem

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com Two years after he told the Rexburg Standard Journal his Diggers were “looking for the state championship,” Kevin Glider’s Diggers found it. It was right where they left it in 2003, when Madison County wrestling legend John Berry’s troops last brought home the […]

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

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

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com Defending state champions can sometimes have a little too much swagger. After sweeping through the field at a state wrestling tournament, there is too often a tendency to assume a “been there, done that,” approach. By defending his 2016 state championship with another […]

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All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Caleb Call, Shelley

All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Caleb Call, Shelley

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com The difference between silver and gold is that silver is subject to tarnishing. That is, silver must be polished to retain its shine. Few understand this principle better than Shelley High School junior Caleb Call, who took home silver as a freshman in […]

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All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Payson Anderton, Snake River

All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Payson Anderton, Snake River

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com Whether he knows it or not, Austin Betzer holds a noteworthy place in Idaho wrestling history. The former Shelley wrestler is the last person to beat Payson Anderton at the Idaho state championship wrestling meet, apparentlylighting a fire in the Snake River senior […]

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Back on top: Sugar-Salem earns its first state title in 14 years

Back on top: Sugar-Salem earns its first state title in 14 years

NAMPA — Keven Glider had seen this movie before. One year ago, in fact. Glider is in his second year as the head coach of the Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team. The Diggers held a nine-point lead going into last year’s 3A state semifinals in Pocatello, but they […]

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Ririe cruises to a historic three-peat

Ririe cruises to a historic three-peat

NAMPA — It was bad day to be a two-time defending state wrestling champion. Unless your name was Ririe High School. The two-time defending title winners in 5A (Post Falls), 4A (Caldwell) and 3A (Snake River) were all unseated on Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. […]

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Shelley juniors highlight the local individual state wrestling champions

Shelley juniors highlight the local individual state wrestling champions

NAMPA — To Darrick Stacey, this year’s state wrestling tournament felt like last year’s, even though the circumstances surrounding them were nothing alike. Stacey wrestled in the 106-pound weight class for Bonneville High School last season, when he won a state title at Holt Arena in Pocatello. This year, […]

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District 6 gets 19 medals at 5A, 4A state wrestling

District 6 gets 19 medals at 5A, 4A state wrestling

District 6 had two teams crack the top 10 in the final team standings of the 5A and 4A state wrestling championships Saturday at Holt Arena. Bonneville led local 5A teams with a ninth place finish with 90 points. Tyson Ward (14-6, fifth place at 152), Austin […]

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Ririe, Sugar-Salem eye state titles heading into the semifinals

Ririe, Sugar-Salem eye state titles heading into the semifinals

Three high school wrestling teams are in position to capture their third straight state titles. Then there’s 3A. Snake River is the two-time defending 3A champion, but the Panthers are looking up at three teams heading into the semifinals of this year’s tournament. At the top is […]

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Bonneville edges Highland for the 5A District 5-6 title

Bonneville edges Highland for the 5A District 5-6 title

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” the story reaches its crescendo with the Battle of the Five Armies. A similar battle took place at Bonneville High School on Friday afternoon, and it was the host Bees who ended up as the one team to […]

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Ririe claims its third straight 2A District 6 title

Ririe claims its third straight 2A District 6 title

At Salmon, the Ririe High School wrestling team rolled to its third straight 2A District 6 championship. The Bulldogs accumulated 234 points, a good 73.5 ahead of second-place Challis. They had six individual champions, as well — Tanner Smith (98 pounds), Tyler Criddle (132), Cory Anderson (138), […]

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Sugar-Salem gets revenge in the 3A District 6 wrestling tournament

Sugar-Salem gets revenge in the 3A District 6 wrestling tournament

The Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team finished a mere 18 points behind Teton last year for first place in the 3A District 6 tournament. The Diggers avenged that outcome in decisive fashion Thursday on Teton’s home mats. Sugar-Salem won this year’s district tournament with 317 points, and […]

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Blacfoot earns its third straight 4A District 5-6 title

Blacfoot earns its third straight 4A District 5-6 title

At Blackfoot, the Blackfoot High School wrestling team won the 4A District 5-6 crown for the third consecutive season. The Broncos accumulated 366 points to claim the team title over Pocatello, which took second with 325.5, and qualified 19 wrestlers for state. Darrin Farnes (106 pounds), Cole […]

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Feb. 10 wrestling results

Feb. 10 wrestling results

BONNEVILLE 54, SKYLINE 36 98 pounds: Logan Taylor (BONN) by forfeit; 106: Cameron Paulsen (SKYL) by forfeit; 113: Hans Blanchard (BONN) by forfeit; 120: Kade Lincoln (SKYL) pin Tanner Marley, 3:15; 126: Cameron Cole (SKYL) pin Justin Hurd, 1:36; 132: Will Cooke (BONN) pin Brandon Alexander, 4:34; […]

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