Rigby clinic aimed to improve football player safety

Local High School and youth football coaches go over alternative tackling drills that reduce the amount of contact between players during a football clinic Saturday at Rigby High School. Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 5/23/2015, Lens 35, ISO 2000, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/125, Aperature {aperature},

USA Football’s Heads Up Football Player Safety Clinic at Rigby High School was a small part of the program’s attempt to tackle a complicated question: How do you make an inherently dangerous sport safer?

District 6 rolls

Bonneville wide receiver Teagan Handy narrowly escapes a tackle by Snake River linebacker Cutler Howell as he carries the ball into the end zone during the District 5-6 All-Star Football game Friday at Thunder Stadium. For a gallery of images, visit http://tinyurl.com/All-Star-Fball. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Several college-bound football players led District 6 to a 33-12 win over District 5 in the annual District 5/6 All Star Game

I.F.’s Clements, Chaffin sign to play college ball

Nick Chaffin, left, and Andy Clements signed their letters of intent to play baseball for Grays Harbor Community College and Lane Community College, respectively, Thursday at Compass Academy. Jeff Pinkham / jpinkham@postregister.com

Nick Chaffin and Andy Clements have shared a seat in the same baseball dugout since they were 10. So it was fitting they shared the podium Thursday at Compass Academy to announce their college baseball signings.

Rigby’s Hernandez gets one more football game

Rigby’s Mitchell Hernandez, right, breaks past a blocks during practice for the District 5-6 All-Star Game Wednesday at Bonneville High School. Hernandez missed the entire his senior football season due to a torn MCL but is part of the District 6 all star roster. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

A text message popped up on Mitchell Hernandez’s phone. The Rigby High School senior read it, processed it, smiled and teared up.

Ballistic wins Idaho State Cup title

Members of the U18 Ballistic team are, back row: head coach Nick Josten, Quentin Anderson, Jacob Gravelle, Rikki Rodriguez, Josh Crose, Andrew Nelson, James Goettsche, Jordan Garcia, Mckay Zabriskie, Traigen Ledezma and coach Rob Crose; front row: Cobi Brower, Abe Torres, Caleb Allred, Mitch Behunin, Andres Godinez, Caleb Eubanks, Juan Santana, Jorge Carmona, Luis Gutierrez and coach John Allred. Photo courtesy of Judy Brower

Nick Josten has been around club soccer in Idaho Falls for more years than he’d like to count, so he knows a big thing when he sees it.

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