There was no fourth-quarter letdown this time around, much to the delight of Preston head coach Tyler Jones.
POCATELLO — Noah Watt likes the long shots.
Grace’s Rhet Jorgensen did not have a unique dream. Every wrestler executes their first cradle or pins their first helpless opponent and wants to be a state champion. Willing that into existence is always a bit tougher. Especially when you’re a senior and haven’t even finished in the top thr…
Some things never change in wrestling. You can put the state tournament in a new location, trim it down to a day, trim the attendance by two-thirds and so much still feels the same.
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BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School softball pitcher Kymber Wieland, who amassed a high school record of 38-3, has signed a letter of intent to attend Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangeley, Colorado.
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.
Pocatello senior Brevin Vaughan is not the biggest guy in the world. For his sport, that doesn’t matter. In cross country, it’s about preparation, about endurance, about mental fortitude. It’s one of the few sports where the biggest or strongest or most-skilled guy doesn’t always win.
POCATELLO – Ryan Payne emerged from Century’s visitor locker room with a white t-shirt and a bright smile that lit up the hallway. There was a heck of a lot of joy in that cheeser. His words, though, offered a sense of relief.
MCCAMMON — The lead kept climbing, 17-8 after the first quarter and a seemingly insurmountable 32-12 at halftime.
BLACKFOOT — When he finally came out of the locker room, Kent Howell wanted to find a quiet corner.
NAMPA — The floor setup at the Ford Idaho Center is a reminder of just how painful basketball can be.
NAMPA — Raimee Odum came striding out of the hallway, toward her Blackfoot players and into a state championship celebration she never could have predicted. Three-year-old Piper, dressed in a black shirt and jeans, bounded toward her mom and wrapped her arms around her leg. Odum beamed. Her …
Kelsey Rhoades began coaching Mackenna Thayne when the latter was in eighth grade. She showed up as a responsive, athletic volleyball player – a tall outside hitter who could smash balls into the sun.
NAMPA — Bear Lake’s Cinderella story was ending, and still Hailey Humpherys kept driving into the heart of the Melba defense, taking the hits, crashing to the floor, trying to will the Bears into a comeback.
BOISE — Bear Lake Strong.
NAMPA — One thing needs to be said right away. The story of Grace’s 46-37 state-title win over Prairie on Friday, as has been the case all tournament, was Maniah Clegg.