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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Michigan finally broke the stranglehold of Gonzaga and Baylor atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, taking advantage of the Bears' loss at Kansas to leap into the No. 2 spot behind the Bulldogs.

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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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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.