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2011 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Ryker Pierce, Madison

2011 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Ryker Pierce, Madison

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA At 6-foot-2, Madison High School junior Ryker Pierce doesn’t surprise anyone with his skills around the perimeter. He’s quick off the dribble, uses his body to drive and shield off defenders, and can shoot the 3. He looks like a prototypical guard. Except he’s […]

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2011 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Tiffany McDonald, West Jefferson

2011 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Tiffany McDonald, West Jefferson

By ZACH KYLE This season, girls basketball in eastern Idaho produced a handful of talented offensive players but lacked the game-changing offensive dynamos of past seasons. However, the area produced a standout defender whose dominance altered every game, making West Jefferson senior forward Tiffany McDonald the 2011 […]

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2011 PR Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

2011 PR Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Bill Hawkins, Madison Bill Hawkins entered his 23rd season at Madison trying to recover from the graduation of one of the best players the school has ever produced — Josh Fuller, who signed to play for Utah. But as he always does, Hawkins molded his team into […]

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2011 PR Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

2011 PR Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Todd Jensen, Sugar-Salem Four state titles. A 16-2 state tournament record. A 4-0 record in state championship games. The numbers say it all for 2011 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Todd Jensen, who won his third title at Sugar-Salem this season. Jensen’s latest title came without […]

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2011 Boys basketball all-conference selections

2011 Boys basketball all-conference selections

*All-conference teams are selected by coaches* 5A/4A All-High Country Conference Player of the year: Dylan Jones, jr., F, Rigby Coach of the year: Bill Hawkins, Madison First team Tyler Cunningham, sr., F, Hillcrest Ryker Pierce, jr., G/F, Madison Kyle Blanchard, sr., PG, Madison Sean McCarthy, jr., G, […]

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2011 Girls basketball all-conference selections

2011 Girls basketball all-conference selections

*All-conference teams are selected by coaches* 5A/4A High Country Conference Player of the year: Megan Olaveson, sr., G, Rigby Coach of the Year: Clyde Nelson, Rigby First team Sadee Wattenbarger, sr., F, Shelley Erica Shenton, jr., G, Bonneville Hayley Farrer, jr., G, Idaho Falls Jane Hansen, soph., […]

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2010 PR Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year: Sofia Hepworth, Sugar-Salem

2010 PR Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year: Sofia Hepworth, Sugar-Salem

By ZACH KYLE Several girls basketball players in the area matched Sugar-Salem guard Sofia Hepworth’s trophy count and slate of personal accolades. However, nobody could match Hepworth’s relentless nature or penchant for the highlight reel, making her the Post Register’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The […]

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2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Josh Fuller, Madison

2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Josh Fuller, Madison

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA When Josh Fuller showed up at Madison High School’s summer program three years ago, Bobcats coach Bill Hawkins knew he had something special. Fuller was just a sophomore at the time, and sophomores are a rarity on a Hawkins-coached team, let alone a sophomore […]

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2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Scott Adams, Firth When the state tournament program comes out next year, Scott Adams’ name will jump out. Firth claimed its fourth consecutive 2A title this year, making Adams just the second coach in Idaho history to win four straight titles. Capital’s Charles Henry (1975-78) is the […]

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2010 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

2010 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Jessica Shanafelt, West Jefferson Jessica Shanafelt must be doing something right, considering she’s won titles in her first two years as West Jefferson’s head coach. Both years, Shanafelt guided solid 15-8 teams into the state tournament. Both years, West Jefferson peaked at state, playing by far its […]

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2010 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Team

2010 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Team

By ZACH KYLE FIRST TEAM Allisa Harrigfeld Senior forward North Fremont THE PLAYER: Harrigfeld averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds per game before tearing her ACL on Jan. 9 . Despite seeing her minutes and numbers crash when she returned to the court at the end of […]

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2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Team

2010 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Team

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA FIRST TEAM Jordan Johnson Senior guard Hillcrest THE PLAYER: Scoring isn’t what Johnson is about. Hillcrest’s second-year starter at point guard saw his point production drop from 13.3 to 12.1 points per game as a senior. But the tradeoff saw Johnson marshal Hillcrest to […]

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2009 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Jordan Bjornberg, Blackfoot

2009 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Jordan Bjornberg, Blackfoot

By MICHAEL LYCKLAMA Blackfoot coach Gerald Humpherys had heard of this Jordan Bjornberg kid. His son, Shane, coached Bjornberg on the junior varsity team and raved about him. So, during the 2006-07 season, Gerald elevated his super sophomore to varsity against Madison midyear. He made some typical […]

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2009 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Laurel Kearsley, Teton

2009 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Laurel Kearsley, Teton

By ZACH KYLE This basketball season boasted a bumper crop of round-ball standouts, but nobody carried her team like Laurel Kearsley carried the Teton Redskins. Teton would not have had a 16-12 season without Kearsley . Teton wouldn’t have beaten Shelley at the District 6 tournament ( […]

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2009 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

2009 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Jessica Shanafelt, West Jefferson Some coaches oversee basketball programs for decades without winning a championship. Jessica Shanafelt found herself lifting a championship trophy at the end of her first year at West Jefferson. “Honestly, I didn’t expect this to happen,” Shanafelt said. “I was excited as heck […]

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