Butte County ends perfect season with 1A DII title

Photo by Steve Conner Butte County’s Conlin Coburn (10) jumps into the arms of Kelsey Isham (32) as the Pirates celebrate winning 1A Division II championship game over the Salmon River Savages at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday.

The latest dominating performance from the Pirates resulted in a 73-44 win over Salmon River on Saturday for the state championship and a 24-0 season.

Third time a charm for Ririe in 2A state title game

Ririe High School’s Haddi Williams (1) is hugged by teammates Ashley Larsen (21) and Kaylee Brown (11) in the final seconds of the 2A state girls basketball championship game against the Malad Dragons at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Photo by Steve Conner

The Bulldogs avenge two second-place finishes in the previous three seasons, taking down Malad 56-34 on Saturday to finish a program best 25-2 and bring the 2A state title to the Nuclear Conference for the ninth time in 12 years.


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