High school

PRESTON — The bad news for West Side’s boys basketball team is it struggled mightily from 3-point range with a chance to capture its third straight 2A District 5 tournament title.

Idaho State University

...and Brett returned the favor by asking me five questions about Idaho State heading into the spring season. If you’ve skipped our positional previews, consider this a quick-and-dirty primer on ISU’s roster and situation heading into a season unlike any other. To see Weber State beat writer…

Weber State, ISU’s season-opening opponent, has been one of the best teams in the Big Sky Conference in recent years, winning shares of three-straight conference titles under coach Jay Hill. With so much turmoil and uncertainty coming into the spring 2021 season, we asked Brett Hein, Weber S…

POCATELLO, Idaho–– In close collaboration with the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department, Idaho State University has announced that approximately 2,800 fans will be admitted into Holt Arena for each of the three spring home football games. This limited capacity will allow for student s…

Writing a preview about Idaho State’s linebackers can be more difficult than at some other positions on the team. Instead of similar players filling similar roles, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Roger Cooper recruits his guys to fill one of four distinct positions on the Bengals…

Prep Stars

Editor’s Note: Prep Stars in College is a weekly glance at former southeast Idaho high school athletes who are now competing at the college level. If we’re missing anyone, let us know at sports@journalnet.com.

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Being a starting quarterback in the NFL is supposed to be hard — but it appears nobody told Pocatello’s Taysom Hill, who helped the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 21-16 on Sunday to run his record to 3-0 as a starter in the NFL.

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Longtime coach and ultra-runner extraordinaire Ty Draney is this year’s keynote speaker for the Idaho State Journal’s Sports Stars awards banquet in Pocatello. Draney is a native of Auburn, Wyoming, and attended Idaho State University and Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho).

National

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The image of Grand National-winning trainer Gordon Elliott seemingly posing for a photo while sitting on a dead horse provoked horror and anger in British racing circles on Monday as authorities weighed up what action to take against the Irishman.

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Novak Djokovic is gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, and he’s already caught Federer in another significant statistic: As of Monday, Djokovic has been No. 1 in the ATP rankings for a total of 310 weeks.

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Mets president Sandy Alderson says the team may have been naive to think it could manage Trevor Bauer’s habit of inflammatory social media posts but says he’s happy with New York's offseason changes despite failing to sign the NL Cy Young Award winner.

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MADRID (AP) — Catalan police detained several people after raiding Barcelona’s stadium on Monday in a search and seizure operation, adding to the club's turmoil less than a week before it holds presidential elections.

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ESPN has re-signed Rece Davis to a multiyear contract that will keep him in place as host of the network’s popular Saturday college football pregame show.

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MIAMI (AP) — Atlanta coach and USA Basketball men’s national team assistant coach Lloyd Pierce had a one-day coronavirus scare a few weeks ago and had to stay in his hotel room while the matter was sorted out.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Louis Nix III, a standout nose guard at Notre Dame before being drafted into the NFL, has died in Florida after being missing for several days, but many questions linger about the circumstances of his death.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It wasn't a typical late February day in Arizona — a little cool, a little breezy — but Delaney didn't complain a bit.