Although it might have been overshadowed by a 24-22 win over rival Idaho, Idaho State made a big announcement at its final home football game three weeks ago, outlining plans for full attendance at games in the fall. That comes after a spring season in which the Bengals were limited to about…

POCATELLO — The new track at Idaho State’s Davis Field is a runner’s dream. For one thing, it doesn’t have an unexplained dip on one curve like the old track did. It’s regulation, it’s brand-spanking new and, with sparkling clean gray and orange lanes, it’s gorgeous.

The Idaho State men’s tennis team is playing its best tennis at the right time of the year. The Bengals are 4-2 in their last six matches after Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 win over Weber State in Ogden.

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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).

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BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning moments after Sam Haggerty's go-ahead double, and the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday night despite getting just three hits on a cold, blustery night.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored twice and Brandon Saad and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare added goals as the Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

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DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis was rusty in the return from the longest absence of the eight-time All-Star's NBA career, scoring four points while missing eight of 10 shots in the first half against the Dallas Mavericks.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and Khris Middleton had 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-117 on Thursday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference's top teams.

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AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Brice Garnett and Scott Stallings birdied eight of their last 11 holes, Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura birdied nine of their final 12, and both teams shot 10-under 62 in Zurich Classic to share the first-round lead Thursday.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alexander Rossi didn't sugarcoat his 2020 season, which was a terrible year at Andretti Autosport. Just one win, never in the championship mix, a driver fired with three races remaining and, worst of all, the team was a non-factor at the Indianapolis 500.