Ririe wins first state title in school history by half a point

Ririe freshman Brytton Moon tries to flip over Challis Senior Joshua D'Orazio during their 2A 106 pound championship bout Saturday at Holt Arena. Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 2/28/2015, Lens 190, ISO 2500, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/500, Aperature {aperature},

POCATELLO — One match separated the Ririe High School wrestling team from its first 2A state title, and the Bulldogs had no control over it.

Arms raised

Snake River senior Treyton Nilsson maneuvers Shelley freshman Braxton Balmforth into a better position during the 3A 113 pound Championship bout Saturday at Holt Arena. Nilsson defeated Balmforth by a 5-1 decision, making him the seventh wrestler in state history to win four state titles. Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 2/28/2015, Lens 135, ISO 2500, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/400, Aperature {aperature},

POCATELLO — Skyline High School freshman Kade Lincoln pinned Bonneville’s Darrick Stacey in 3:02 to earn the 5A state title in the 98-pound weight class Saturday.

Bonneville settles for second place

Bonneville junior Jared Bird gets thrown by Post Falls senior Seth Mcleod during the 2015 Idaho High School State Championships on Saturday at Holt Arena. For a gallery of images from the championship matches, visit http://tinyurl.com/wrestling-state-champs. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

POCATELLO — Once again, the Bonneville High School wrestling team struggled to finish a tournament.

Snake claims 12th state wrestling title

Shelley senior Takoda Bingham takes-down Kellogg senior Blake Ivie during the 2015 Idaho High School State Championships on Saturday at Holt Arena. Ivie defeated Bingham with a 5-3 decision, making him the state champion for the 3A 138 pound division. For a gallery of images from the championship matches, visit http://tinyurl.com/wrestling-state-champs. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

POCATELLO — After winning an individual state wrestling gold, the natural thing is to jump up, point to the home fans with both hands, and signal “No. 1.”

Area squads within reach of team championships

Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com Columbia senior Bryson Hockett looks for help during his 152 pound bout against Bonneville senior Chase Lemons on Friday at Holt Arena. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

POCATELLO — Like last year, the Bonneville High School wrestling team sits in second place after the first day of the state tournament.

I.F. coach Einerson says goodbye

Idaho Falls High School wrestling coach Jeff Einerson, front, poses for a portrait with his eight state qualifying wrestlers Wednesday at Idaho Falls High School. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Two Mondays ago, Idaho Falls High School wrestling coach Jeff Einerson gathered his players during practice. Sweaty and winded, some wrestlers struggled to pay attention to their coach.

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