TERRETON – The Firth Lady Cougars’ offense has not been able to keep up with their defense, at least that is what appears to be going on with the team when you look at the score book.

IDAHO FALLS – The Blackfoot Lady Broncos have been in uncharted territories, at least for them, the past five or six days.

THOMAS – On Thursday, Kierra Jensen of Snake River High School had the honor of signing her letter of intent to attend Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., where she will run cross country and track.

RIGBY – The Shelley Lady Russets continue to take some lumps as they negotiate their way through a tough schedule. The latest lessons learned came at the hands of the Lady Trojans of Rigby on Friday night as the Russets made the trek to Rigby for a High Country Conference contest between the…

THOMAS – The Snake River Panthers have been the top-ranked team in the state’s 3A boys’ basketball rankings since the first poll came out. Last week, they scheduled two other ranked teams as part of their non-conference, regular season schedule.

ARIMO – Basketball is a funny game. A couple of turnovers here and a couple of missed shots there, and a game that you had figured should be a win can turn into a loss in a hurry.

BLACKFOOT — In a tune-up for the Madison Invitational wrestling tournament and the upcoming events leading to the District 6, 4A tournament where wrestlers are qualified for the state 4A t, the Broncos took on Skyline in a High Country Conference dual and came away with a dominant 60-27 win …

THOMAS — To say that junior Emilio Caldera is having a good year would be a huge understatement. All the Snake River wrestler has done is compile a 30-0 record thus far on the season, but he isn’t done yet, at least not to the young student-athlete who has goals that are more far-reaching th…

SHELLEY – Sometimes, when you need a win in the worst way, it just doesn’t turn out that way for you, but other times it works out fine.

In a tri-dual meet between Ririe, Sugar-Salem and Firth, the Firth Cougars who are battling to fill a complete wrestling lineup came out on the wrong end of a pair of scores on Wednesday. Sugar-Salem and Ririe both handed the Cougars a defeat and the match scores are listed below:

Despite suffering their first loss of the season on Wednesday night, the Snake River Panthers retained their status as a unanimous selection as the top team in 3A boys’ basketball. The Panthers fell to South Fremont, the number four team in the poll, in double overtime.

SHELLEY – Blackfoot took to the road for its first defense of the top ranking in the latest state media girls’ basketball poll and had little trouble in scoring a 49-23 win over the Shelley Lady Russets.

RIGBY – It was a bit of a wild and crazy game on Tuesday night when Rigby hosted Blackfoot in a High Country Conference 5A vs. 4A boys’ basketball contest, with the Broncos coming out on top 73-69 in a huge win for Blackfoot.

POCATELLO – The Shelley Lady Russets continue to make progress, picking up their fourth win of the season, downing the Pocatello Lady Indians in the process by the final of 49-40.

RIRIE – Friday night’s game between the Ririe Lady Bulldogs and the Aberdeen Lady Tigers was to feature two of the better girls’ basketball teams in Idaho.

THOMAS – It had all the feel of a state tournament or district tournament game and it was simply an inter-conference game between the 2A Soda Springs Cardinals and the top-ranked 3A Snake River Panthers on a Saturday night.

BLACKFOOT – When Blackfoot invited Madison to town for one of the High Country Conference 5A vs. 4A match-ups, the visitors got the quick start that everyone wants in these expected tight ball games.

IDAHO FALLS – There have been flashes of good and even great play by the Shelley Russets, but there have also been times when the team has been overmatched physically by an opponent and Friday night may have been one of those times as the Russets fell to the Thunder Ridge Titans by the final…

THOMAS – The top-ranked Panthers of Snake River High School used their quickness and defense to carry them to a first quarter lead and then just cruised to a non-conference win over the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs 63-44 win Friday night.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot High School Lady Broncos have arrived in girls’ basketball. There is no other way to look at it, no other way to describe it, but we won’t use the term “upset” when speaking of a win that the Lady Broncos engineer, even if it is against a 5A powerhouse like Rigby, M…

Idaho state media members have voted and the votes have all been tallied and those results are now posted for the first of the boys’ basketball poll of 2021.

ASHTON – North Fremont proved why they are the top-ranked 2A boys’ basketball team in Idaho when they hosted the Firth Cougars for a Nuclear Conference clash on Thursday, clobbering Firth 44-24.

Camdyn Dunn may only be a freshman and she may be toiling on the junior varsity team for the most part, but she has tasted some varsity playing time and regularly sits at the end of the varsity bench, absorbing all she can about the game of basketball.

SHELLEY – It was an eventful day that will be a memory for the rest of his life for Shelley High School senior and cross country runner Ben Vernon, who signed a letter of intent to attend the College of Southern Idaho.

BLACKFOOT – In what will be their final tune-ups for this weekend's Tiger-Grizz Wrestling Tournament which will be held on Friday and Saturday, right on the heels of the famed Rollie Lane Invitational and the 47th Annual Buhl Invitational last weekend, Snake River, Firth, Blackfoot, and Shel…

ABERDEEN – In what Aberdeen head coach Lincoln Driscoll called a historic victory, the Lady Tigers of Aberdeen downed the Soda Springs Lady Cardinals by a final score of 38-30.

RIRIE – If there was any doubt as to the validity of the Ririe Lady Bulldogs being the number one team in the state in the 2A classification, those questions were answered on Wednesday night when they pounced all over the Firth Lady Cougars in a 59-20 Nuclear Conference win.

AMERICAN FALLS – The Snake River Lady Panthers woke up this morning and must be scratching their heads wondering what happened on Wednesday night, when they fell to the American Falls Beavers 54-50.

FIRTH — A battle between Cougars, Firth and South Fremont, was a battle royale as the South Fremont version of the Cougars were physical, physical, physical and the Firth version of the Cougars was more of the stealth kind, trying to sneak up on the other to get their damage done.

IDAHO FALLS – The Blackfoot Lady Broncos are one of the top 4A teams in Idaho. Evidence of that is the perfect 4-0 record in the 4A division of the High Country Conference and their near sterling record against all of the other teams they have played along the way.

BLACKFOOT – The first state media poll for girls’ basketball has been released and several local schools are prominently placed in the standings.

IDAHO FALLS – A sure-fire way to see the progress that a team makes during the season is to compare the scores between the two teams in the different times they play each other.

Marlee Pieper has been playing basketball since second grade, or even longer except she can’t remember any farther than that. That is a long time to be playing a game, even if you love the game and a long time when asked how long it has been.

South Fremont may have stamped itself as the favorite to repeat as the state 3A wrestling champion with a solid win in the 47th Annual Buhl Invitational tournament. The Cougars racked up 216 points to easily outdistance the host Buhl who had 187 points and Snake River who posted 182.5 points.

KIMBERLY – In their final tune-up before the South East Idaho Conference begins play on Wednesday, the Snake River Lady Panthers traveled to Kimberly to take on the Lady Bulldogs.

THOMAS – There have been times in my life when I couldn’t wait for a highly anticipated game to come along and was so disappointed in the outcome and the game that I wish I hadn’t seen it to begin with.

IDAHO FALLS – It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Shelley Lady Russets continue to get better and better. After all, the Bingham New Chronicle had named freshman star Brinley Cannon as a “Star of Tomorrow” and with her scoring 21 points on Friday night, the Idaho Falls Tigers were cha…

SALMON – It is never easy to make the trip from Firth to Salmon to play a basketball game. When you add in the potential for a “C” team game and a junior varsity game, followed by the varsity game and the four-hour drive up and back, it can make for a very long day.

BLACKFOOT – If there was any doubt that the Blackfoot High School Lady Broncos were the real deal, those doubts had to be doused on Friday night when the Lady Broncos invited the Lady Trojans of Rigby to town for an inter-classification game in Chris Gardner Gymnasium on the campus of Blackf…

FIRTH – There is one thing for sure, when the Firth Lady Cougars and the West Jefferson Panthers meet, it is usually one whale of a ball game.

SHELLEY – The Shelley High School Russets are one of the most improved teams in Idaho. There is no doubt about it. They rallied to win a game against Skyline back on Dec. 18, that sent the team into the holiday break at 3-3, the three wins surpassing the number of wins Shelley had the previo…

WESTON – A rough start to the new year continued on Thursday night for the Firth Cougars as they made the trek to Weston to tackle the tough West Side Pirates on their home court. The game came just one day after falling to Bear Lake at home for the Cougars as the Bears were able to score wi…

THOMAS – Just 24 hours after a disappointing game against arch rival Sugar-Salem, a 59-46 loss to the Diggers, the Lady Panthers of Snake River High School bounced back with 55-48 win over Teton.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Broncos wrestling team showcased its grapplers on Wednesday night in a High Country Conference match against Hillcrest.

AMERICAN FALLS – The American Falls Beavers hosted a quad wrestling meet that included Snake River, Sugar-Salem, South Fremont, and American Falls.

FIRTH – Poor free throw shooting and a sluggish effort could be used as reasons for a home loss by the Firth Cougars as they hosted the Bear Lake Bears, just a couple of weeks after beating the Bears on their home floor back on Dec. 29.

THOMAS — This has been a great year so far for breakout players in basketball, both boys and girls. Not only are there a number of freshmen who are contributors to their teams and good teams at that, but there are even freshmen and sophomores, who had no varsity experience prior to now that …