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.

The Challis High School wrestling team earned both first place in the 1A division and second place in the 2A division of the state wrestling tournament. Front, from left, Christopher Arrizubieta and Kasen Hohnstein. In the back are coach Jake Zollinger, Caden Zollinger, DJ Lanier, Cooper Eri…

Three Challis Blackheart wrestlers were crowned state champs at last weekend’s state tournament and the team earned the 1A team trophy.

Four Challis Blackheart wrestlers hopped up to the top tier of the medal stand at the district tournament as the champions in their weight classes.

The Challis Vikings boys basketball season ended the night of Feb. 20 when the Vikings fell to Grace in the second round of the district tournament.

Challis player Erin Anderson drives to the basket in a Feb. 1 game against Grace in the district tournament. Challis lost the first game of the two-game contest against Grace.

Six Challis High School wrestlers stepped on the winners’ platform during the Mario D’Orazio Memorial Invitational Tournament held last weekend in Challis.

The Challis Vikings hit the road to face two tough foes last week — visiting the Mackay Miners on Jan. 31 and then facing the Grace Grizzlies on Feb. 2.