AMERICAN FALLS – Standing in the American Falls common area in early June, Felippe Cataluna had one request, or rather one rule. Those in attendance could snap as many pictures as they wanted of him. He would pose, switch spots, stand next to different people — do anything except smile.
POCATELLO – Butte spilled out of the dugout like moths to light, swarming Eyston Lakkala with a champion’s fervor and a promoter’s exuberance. The Miners rushed the field in euphoria, 17-16 victors over Marsh Valley in the most improbable way.
POCATELLO – Dillon Evans has never been lights out from the jump. The Malad pitcher is like the ‘90s coupe that needs all of the onramp to get going. He struggles in the first inning, then somehow hits cruising speed in the second and rolls to the finish line.
POCATELLO – Oh, it was so close. So, so close.
POCATELLO — After his Pocatello Razorbacks ran through the handshake line and started to clear the dugout, celebrating their 8-6 win over Wood River in the Pocatello Wood Bat Classic on Friday, Mikee Blackhawk climbed on a four-wheeler and started to drag the infield at Halliwell Park.
POCATELLO RAZORBACKS 6, THUNDER RIDGE 5
POCATELLO RUNNIN’ REBELS 6, IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 4
POCATELLO REBELS 16, MALAD 5 (5)
POCATELLO — In the lengthening light of a Pocatello late afternoon, Hayden Corta stands next to her family’s trailer, parked in the back lot at the Bannock County fairgrounds.
POCATELLO RUNNIN’ REBELS 12, BLACKFOOT AA 2 (6)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Local competitors qualifying first for the short go-round in three events highlighted Friday's action at the Idaho State High School Rodeo Finals.
POCATELLO RAZORBACKS 10, BOX ELDER (UT) 2 (6)
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Craig Culver makes baseball sound like poker. He describes America’s pastime as if it was a card game predicated on instincts, on not showing your hand, on understanding what cards you have and how they can garner the most value.
The logo of the Soles de Mexicali is a bit of a fever dream — the word Soles (Spanish for Suns) spelled out in black, only with an basketball replacing the O. That’s not the weird part. The weird part is that the basketball also has angry-looking eyes and clenched teeth, plus a trail of flam…