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All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Chris Harris, Ririe

All-Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Chris Harris, Ririe

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com There’s nothing flashy about Ririe wrestling. You won’t see a lot of stacks, spladles or gut wrench cradles. Not too much in the way of mohawks, mat thumps or mid-circle chest bumps. No, according to assistant coach Jeff Smith, Ririe wrestling is just […]

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

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

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com You can’t compete. You don’t belong. You will never be as good as your brother or your teammates, and getting humiliated in front of your friends and family is not only embarrassing, it’s a waste of everyone’s time. Such was the inner monologue […]

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All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Nathan Sargent, Blackfoot

All-Area Heavyweight Wrestler of the Year: Nathan Sargent, Blackfoot

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com Memo to older siblings: be careful how much you whoop up on the little ones. Because every time you push them down, they have to get back up. Every time you flick their earlobe or punch them with their own fists, you are […]

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All-Area Lightweight Wrestler of the Year: Jake Kesl, Salmon

All-Area Lightweight Wrestler of the Year: Jake Kesl, Salmon

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com The sign taped to the steering wheel of Jake Kesl’s 1999 Jeep Cherokee was simple enough. Scratched out in all block letters on a sheet of notebook paper, it read, “STAY FOCUSED.” And that’s just what he did, finishing off a perfect 49-0 […]

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All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Sawyer Hobbs, South Fremont

All-Area Middleweight Wrestler of the Year: Sawyer Hobbs, South Fremont

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com If Idaho held an all-classification state championship, the betting favorite at 170 would be a sophomore from St. Anthony. With wins over reigning 5A champion and 2A champion, the smart money would be on South Fremont’s Sawyer Hobbs — the 3A state champ […]

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Trio of Blackfoot athletes sign LOIs

Trio of Blackfoot athletes sign LOIs

By MICHAEL GUISE Idaho State Journal BLACKFOOT — Lana Hunt began wrestling in the eighth grade because of her brother. The then-middle-schooler watched Lane Hunt wrestle for Blackfoot High, inspiring her to take up the sport. She joined the Broncos’ squad as a freshman and found her […]

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Ririe achieves rare ‘four-peat’

Ririe achieves rare 'four-peat'

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com POCATELLO — A familiar scene unfolded for the Ririe High School wrestling team on Saturday, but with a slight twist. After gathering around the 2A state championship banner and blue trophy on the Holt Arena turf, the Bulldogs took a few photos before […]

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Greatness achieved: Local wrestlers claim several individual state titles

Greatness achieved: Local wrestlers claim several individual state titles

By MARLOWE HEREFORD and PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — Local wrestlers made several trips to the medal stand Saturday on the final day of the Idaho state wrestling championships at Holt Arena. For some, the gold medals were a first. For others, it was a repeat or […]

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Wrestling: Sugar-Salem goes back-to-back

Wrestling: Sugar-Salem goes back-to-back

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — The term “new tradition” may be something of an oxymoron. But if the contradiction fits, Sugar-Salem is going to wear it. The Diggers backed up their 2017 title with a dominant defense this past weekend, posting a 3A-best 237 points — […]

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Bonneville, Blackfoot finish top-5 in 5A/4A state wrestling

Bonneville, Blackfoot finish top-5 in 5A/4A state wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT Prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — The Bonneville Bees claimed state wrestling hardware for the first time since 2015 on Saturday, making the most of the left side of the bracket at the 5A State Championships. Bonneville placed second in the team fight with 172.5 points, despite […]

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Ririe, Sugar leading 2A, 3A standings after day 1 of state wrestling

Ririe, Sugar leading 2A, 3A standings after day 1 of state wrestling

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com POCATELLO — If Friday at the state wrestling tournament is about setting the table, and Saturday is about clearing your plate, what is Thursday for? Peroxide parties, as it turns out. At least that’s how the Bonneville Bees see it, soaking their heads in bleach late Thursday night in the spirit […]

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Wrestling: Shelley seniors look to end careers on high note, set foundation

Wrestling: Shelley seniors look to end careers on high note, set foundation

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Shelley High School wrestling may be behind on the leaderboards, but don’t kid yourself: the Russets are slowly, but surely, building their wrestling program. “We’re definitely better. All-around better,” Shelley’s Caleb Call said when asked about defending 3A state champion Sugar-Salem. “Our […]

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Wrestling: Bonneville’s Austin Ford seeks 5A 170 title

Wrestling: Bonneville's Austin Ford seeks 5A 170 title

By LUKE O’ROARK | @LukeORoark Loroark@postregister.com POCATELLO — Pacing back and forth Friday in Holt Arena, Bonneville’s Austin Ford sported a green sweater with a white hoodie. He had propped his hood up — to focus. To block out pressure and anxiety. Wait, Ford — a 170-pound […]

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Grappling for glory: State wrestling begins today at Holt Arena

Grappling for glory: State wrestling begins today at Holt Arena

Wrestling season comes to an end at this weekend’s state championships in Pocatello, and several local schools and athletes will be pursuing hardware and individual medals at Holt Arena. Here is a classification-by-classification preview of stories to watch from District 6 programs. Class 5A Bonneville enters state […]

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Wrestling: Sugar-Salem, Hobbs among winners in 3A wrestling tournament

Wrestling: Sugar-Salem, Hobbs among winners in 3A wrestling tournament

By PAUL LAMBERT | Post Register Prsports@postregister.com ST. ANTHONY — Competing in front of the home fans at South Fremont High School on Thursday night, 170-pounder Sawyer Hobbs did not disappoint. Hobbs, a sophomore for the Cougars, needed just 61 seconds, an arm-bar and a stack to […]

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