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Eyes on the prize: Local athletes head west for state track

Eyes on the prize: Local athletes head west for state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com All the hours of training and competing in ever-changing eastern Idaho spring weather has brought area track athletes to this weekend’s state track and field championships in the Treasure Valley. The storylines are as plentiful as the total number athletes from all classifications […]

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Run for the Roses: Brother-sister duo among biggest returning point scorers for Diggers

Run for the Roses: Brother-sister duo among biggest returning point scorers for Diggers

SUGAR CITY–Sugar-Salem High School head track coach Brett Hill refers to siblings Jaron and Ta’Lee Rose as thoroughbred horses. The Rose thoroughbreds, however, do much more than race. Ta’Lee, a senior, is a five-time state medalist. Jaron, two years younger than his sister, has set personal bests […]

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Locks of love: Skyline’s Cole Mecham honors late father

Locks of love: Skyline's Cole Mecham honors late father

Cole Mecham’s barber died two years ago in North Dakota. Cole hasn’t cut his hair since. His barber was his father, Arden Mecham, the only person to cut Cole’s hair since 2006. A day before he died, Arden promised to cut Cole’s mane, which flowed over his […]

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Tiger-Grizz ends with 10 shattered records

Tiger-Grizz ends with 10 shattered records

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Saturday was the last day of the last Tiger-Grizz Invitational of their high school careers, and Idaho Falls High School seniors Bryce Frazee and Austin Carpenter didn’t want to stop soaking up the moment. Immediately after Frazee won the boys 200 in 22.46 […]

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Sugar-Salem’s Crane, Hawkes sweep Tiger-Grizz triple jump

Sugar-Salem's Crane, Hawkes sweep Tiger-Grizz triple jump

After Hannah Crane completed one of her triple jump attempts, Sugar-Salem High School teammate Ryan Hawkes enthusiastically congratulated Crane on her distance, which neared 34 feet. Minutes later, Crane jumped 34 feet, 11 inches. It was her personal best. It won her the girls triple jump at […]

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Record breaking opening day of Tiger-Grizz

Record breaking opening day of Tiger-Grizz

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com After receiving the baton from teammate LeAnn Larkin, Shelley High School sophomore Paytin Drollinger had more than her Russet teammates cheering for her Friday during the anchor leg of the girls 4×800 at the annual Tiger – Grizz Invitational. The spectators in the […]

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Tiger-Grizz draws biggest turnout in six years

Tiger-Grizz draws biggest turnout in six years

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Although the Tiger – Grizz Invitational doesn’t begin until 4 p.m. today, one record has already been broken. The 42nd annual meet at Ravsten Stadium has drawn 27 teams, which is the biggest turnout in six years. Registration closed at 10 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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2015 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Sicilee Williams, Ririe

2015 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Sicilee Williams, Ririe

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Sicilee Williams will no longer wear a Bulldogs uniform, but her contributions are still being revered by the Ririe community. Especially by pint-sized fans who are several years away from starting high school. The Ririe High School student section turned out in droves […]

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2015 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Telly Davenport, Bonneville

2015 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Telly Davenport, Bonneville

By JEFF PINKHAM jpinkham@postregister.com The toughest night of Telly Davenport’s basketball life was something he never wants to forget. He wants to remember the missed shots, the uncharacteristic turnovers and the mental mistakes. Most of all, he wants to remember how he felt. He wants to remember […]

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2015 PR Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Crystal Dayley, Sugar-Salem High School After taking over as head coach at her alma mater three years ago, Crystal Dayley said restoring Sugar-Salem’s winning tradition was one of her first goals. Three consecutive district championships and postseason appearances later, the 2001 Sugar-Salem graduate has put the Diggers […]

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2015 PR Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Ryon Pope, South Fremont The South Fremont High School boys basketball team had just suffered a heartbreaking 36-30 overtime to loss to rival Shelley in the 3A District 6 tournament title game. The easy route to the state tournament was now gone, and to reach state the […]

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2015 PR All-Area Girls Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM Bailey Nelson Senior post, Firth High School THE PLAYER: Of the many superlatives area coaches of all classifications gave Nelson, “dominant” was used the most. The 6-foot post ended the season top 10 in the area in scoring, rebounding, foul shooting and blocks for the […]

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2015 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Team

2015 PR All-Area Boys Basketball Team

By JEFF PINKHAM jpinkham@postregister.com FIRST TEAM Braydon Adams Senior guard Firth High School THE PLAYER: Adams was the engine that drove the Firth machine to its second straight 2A state championship. He led a balanced attack in scoring, and was also among the team leaders in 3-point […]

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2015 Girls basketball all-conference

*All-conference teams are selected by coaches.* ALL 5A DISTRICT 5-6 Player of the Year: Makell Skidmore, Hillcrest Coaches of the Year: Traci Peterson (Madison), Cody Jackson (Hillcrest), Tony Green (Highland) First team Rylee Jensen, Skyline Lindsay Cook, Hillcrest Maren Herrud, Highland Riley Tyler, Madison Haylie Keck, Bonneville […]

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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 VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com Chris Harris doesn’t like being told good luck. The Ririe High School wrestling coach tells his wrestlers that they deserve the results they get based on the work they put in. No luck required. Luck, however, seemed to envelop Ririe’s first ever state […]

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