Challis High School students and staff are gearing up for homecoming week activities.

The Challis cross country team traveled to Boise last weekend to compete in the Bob Firman invitational against 4,295 athletes representing 136 high schools and 61 middle schools from nine states.

The Challis cross country team hosted 209 runners from seven schools in four races in the Sept. 15 Mile High Classic at Challis Hot Springs.

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The course at the Wood River Community School cross country invitational had to be altered a bit Sept. 7 after a wasps' nest was found on the course and several runners were stung.

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The Challis Vikings kept on rolling in the Sept. 7 football contest at Grace, bringing home a 40-2 win.

The Lady Vikings played two matches and a tournament last week, pushing their overall record to 1-2 and 0-1 in conference play.

The Lady Vikings expected a close match in their Aug. 30 road match-up against Salmon. The teams had split the previous weekend when they met in the Ice Breaker Tournament.

The Lady Viking volleyball team began the 2018 season as they have for many years by competing in the Ice Breaker Tournament in St. Anthony.

A photo of Austin Ollar in the May 24 Messenger included an incorrect photo credit. Lily Verhoeven took the photo of Ollar pitching in a state tournament baseball game.

Challis Junior-Senior High School students and siblings Lane and Kelli Ann Strand continue their winning golfing ways.

Challis High School rodeo team member Kade Bruno slides from his horse to grab a steer in the May 4 and 5 high school rodeo in Leadore.

More than a few stadium records were broken at the Dow Dean Mountain Madness Meet on the Viking’s home track April 13.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats came home with three more wins under their belts after last week’s road trips for games against Wendell and Gooding.