E. Idaho players make the cut

New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs past Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Bair (93) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Two of the three eastern Idaho natives fighting for NFL roster sports survived cut-down day Saturday.

Shelley back in the saddle

Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com Shelley junior running back Rollin Sutherin avoids multiple tackles by the Faith Lutheran defense as he drives the ball into the end zone for the third touchdown of the first half Saturday during the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Holt Arena. Shelley won with a final score of 27-0. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

POCATELLO — Shelley head football coach Travis Hobson had every reason to punt: first quarter, no score, fourth down and 5, short of the 50 yard-line, a sophomore quarterback.

Resurgent Russets shoot for success

From left to right, David Searle, Paytin Drollinger, Cambria Hassell, Austin Stewart, Chase Barrow, Mark Crandall and Klarissa Andersen run during practice Tuesday at Shelley High School. All seven medaled at last season’s 3A state championships. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

SHELLEY — The sight of 60-plus middle school and high school runners taking off to begin cross-country practice Aug.

Hill leads BYU over UConn, spoiling Diaco’s debut

BYU cornerback Michael Davis (15) covers Connecticut wide receiver Deshon Foxx (4) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The pass was incomplete and BYU won the game 35-10. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — BYU quarterback Taysom Hill says he had a serious case of the butterflies before his season opener at UConn.

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