Ron Osborn

Highland tennis coach Ron Osborn speaks during a 2014 ribbon cutting ceremony at Capell Park in Chubbuck.

Highland was destined for a breakthrough this season, amid a time frame in which the Rams still had veterans looking to finish their careers strong in addition to a promising rookie aiming to establish herself as one of the best in Idaho.

Seniors Chloe Stoddard and Carter Fellows paired up to finish second in mixed doubles at the 5A state tournament, while freshman Cassie Stoddard earned Highland’s first singles state medal since 2004 with a third-place finish. The trio helped lead the Rams to third in the 5A state girls team standings.

Overseeing the success was Highland coach Ron Osborn, the 2019 Journal All-Area Tennis Coach of the Year.