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2011 All-Area Baseball Team

2011 All-Area Baseball Team

Chad Snell / Madison senior pitcher THE PLAYER: Snell has been Madison’s workhorse for three years, and he didn’t disappoint in his senior year as his blazing fastball overpowered hitters to the tune of 11.37 strikeouts per seven innings and a 2.14 ERA. ABOUT SNELL: “Especially in […]

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All-Area Softball Coach of the Year

All-Area Softball Coach of the Year

MARK HILLYARD, HILLCREST By ZACH KYLE Always the bridesmaid, the Hillcrest softball team couldn’t get past Blackfoot in Mark Hillyard ‘s first six years as head coach. That ended this year, making Hillyard the 2011 Post Register Softball Coach of the Year. Hillcrest beat Blackfoot 14-4 in […]

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All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Tyler Crofts, Hillcrest

All-Area Male Track Athlete of the Year: Tyler Crofts, Hillcrest

By DAVID ROY Tyler Crofts makes running long distances look easy. The Hillcrest High School graduate ran a 9:12.17 at the YMCA meet in Boise at midseason, a time that was four seconds faster than his current 4A class record in the 3,200-meter run. Crofts was the […]

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All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: Cree Phillips, Rigby

All-Area Female Track Athlete of the Year: Cree Phillips, Rigby

By DAVID ROY When Rigby High School’s Cree Phillips isn’t knocking out a 14.64 in the 100-meter hurdles, which would have won this year’s 4A state title by nearly a second, she’s volunteering in her community. Phillips is a multi-talented role model and is the best girls […]

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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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