Dozens of supporters gathered on Monday as Raquelle Trogden stood inside the high school she attends because of her exploits at the school she plays soccer at — to announce her new school.

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If there was doubt on the best 5A conference in Idaho, this year’s playoffs may have eased that. Rigby defeated Highland in the state title game, a pair of Eastern Idaho powerhouses from District 5-6 dueling it out for the championship.

These games don’t really matter. Idaho State will not be judged off its non-conference slate. It will not be defined by its November record. But through a half-dozen games, the Bengals have not shown much they can hang their hat on.

POCATELLO – If the cafes around Dayton were empty on Friday morning, blame the Idaho High School Athletic Association. Blame them for making supporters of West Side and Firth trek to and from Pocatello in pitch-black darkness. For ensuring that even the earliest of early birds weren’t gettin…

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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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LONDON (AP) — Aggression by England fans at the European Championship final exposed an “embarrassing" part of the national culture that endangered lives and should lead to fans being barred from stadiums if they are chanting abuse and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, an investigation…

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had to step in for Mike McCarthy as acting head coach and enjoyed the sideline view as the unit he normally oversees lifted the Cowboys out of their recent swoon with a slew of big plays.

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TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out with a sore right calf to beat Milwaukee 97-93 Thursday night, ending the Bucks’ winning streak at eight.

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United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday urged all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the world’s premiere sporting events can be “a tool to promote peace, dialogue and reconciliation.”