BONNEVILLE — Not a cloud hung in the sky after one of Blackfoot’s first-regular season wins of the season, a September victory over Hillcrest in Idaho Falls. Head coach Liam Pope wore a grin while he teased his players, who pulled on warmup gear and prepared to return home. The mood was ligh…


IDAHO FALLS — The skies were dark and angry, unloading a downpour on the field at Hillcrest High School on Saturday afternoon. The conditions were treacherous, and even more miserable for the girls who stayed in shorts and their jerseys.

DAYTON — Three minutes into the game Thursday night at Lyle S. Henderson Field, the West Side Pirates found themselves in a weird spot.

POCATELLO – Wind cuts through the valley that separates Chinese Peak and Indian Mountain, howling bitter air between the goalposts of Century High’s football field. Ryan Fleischmann stands in the corner of the north end zone, covered up in dark attire that would see him vanish if the lights …

The West Side boys punched their ticket to the 2A State Championships by finishing second behind perennial state title contender Soda Springs. The Cardinals finished with 20 points, followed by the Pirates (53), host Bear Lake (81) and Malad (88).

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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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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly understands human nature. And the longtime Notre Dame coach is fine if his players are looking forward to a showdown with top-ranked Clemson in two weeks, provided they play like a team capable of hanging with the Tigers in the interim.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed so far away from the downtown streets of St. Petersburg and teams poured into the city eager to shake off six months of rust and race again.