At Melaleuca Field, Chandler Robinson’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh scored Nick Layland with the winning run as Skyline defeated Madison 10-9 on Monday afternoon.
RIRIE – It was a remarkable year for boys basketball in eastern Idaho, especially for those fans in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas and towns that flock to their local high school gyms every winter and root on the boys to be their best.
For the first time since 1988, the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team will get the opportunity to hang a state championship banner in its gym.
At Melaleuca Field, the Skyline High School baseball team swept a conference doubleheader over Hillcrest to win the three-game series 2-1.
The Region teams swept Saturday’s 16th annual Idaho Statewide All-Star Basketball Games at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, and three local athletes contributed to those victories.
At Hillcrest, Dallin Weatherly hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Hillcrest High School baseball team to a 3-2 conference win over Skyline.
At Phoenix, the Idaho Falls High School baseball team had one win and one loss as tournament play continued in Arizona.
At Declo, the Sugar-Salem baseball team rallied past Declo on Wednesday, scoring three runs in the seventh for a 6-5 victory.
At Madison, the Blackfoot baseball team improved to 3-1 on the season as starter Kyson Van Orden surrendered one run in four innings on the way to a 10-4 victory over Madison. Jerod Gough finished 2 for 4 and knocked in three runs.
At Saint George, Utah, Stansbury handed the Bonneville baseball team a 4- 3 loss to start the day, but the Bees bounced back with a 17-5 win over Hunter. Bruer Webster surrendered one earned run and struck out 10 in the win over Hunter and Matt Boone belted a homer.
The fight was on, but Sawyer Hobbs was out.
Destin Summers is a big-picture kind of wrestler.
When Riggen Cordingley looks over an opposing wrestling roster, he doesn’t look at weights.
There’s a new Goliath on the block, and he wrestles for Sugar-Salem High School.
The last time someone coached the Sugar-Salem Diggers to three straight state wrestling titles, they named a tournament after him.
At Blackfoot, the Tigers opened the season with an 11-5 victory over Blackfoot as Andrew Gregersen finished 4 for 4 and knocked in six runs and Cannon Thompson, who started the game and tossed three scoreless innings, added three RBIs. Nate Rose, who finished 2 for 4, also knocked in four runs.
Ririe coach Eric Torgerson called Michael Ure the best player he’s ever coached.
The Rocky Mountain Conference released its all-conference boys basketball selections on Friday. Here’s the full list.
At Blackfoot, the Bronco softball team scored four runs in the first two innings and made them stand up for a 4-2 win over Rigby. Rigby starter Taylor Sheppard pitched a complete game and did not allow a run after the second, but Blackfoot held Rigby to just three hits.
Spencer Hathaway of Madison was named the 5A District 5-6 Player of the Year by region coaches. Macie Knapp of Sugar-Salem was selected 3A District 6 all-region player of the year.
At 6-foot-6, Randon Hostert has the size and the athleticism to be a pretty good basketball player. He can jump, rebound, hit shots, and was Bonneville’s go-to player when the Bees needed him to make things happen on the court.
At Blackfoot, the Sugar-Salem baseball team pulled away for an 8-3 victory on Tuesday, highlighted by a 5-run fifth inning. Curtis Drake knocked in two runs and also pitched three scoreless innings in relief for Sugar-Salem.
Several area wrestlers competed for Idaho in a dual match against Utah this past weekend, with Utah coming out with a 30-29 victory. In the girls competition, Utah defeated Idaho 33-12, with Idaho Falls’ Brigid Shannon pinning her opponent in the 135-pound match.
Sadie Lott of Bonneville was named the High Country Conference player of the year and Blackfoot’s Courtnie Smith was selected conference coach of the year after leading the Broncos to the state tournament.
Blackfoot High senior Allie Cannon signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to attend the College of Idaho and play basketball for the Coyotes beginning next season.
A week before Macie Knapp dominated the state basketball tournament in Nampa, she found herself in a different city on a different college campus — a city and campus that will soon be her home away from home.
Following a run to the 3A state championship, Sugar-Salem senior Gerohm Rihari and coach Shawn Freeman were selected to the District 6 all-conference team.
"I love that girl, everything about her. Jordi is very classy, very professional for as young as she is. My view is she is one of the most athletic girls in the whole state. The tough thing about her is a lot of her offense comes from her defense. She hates losing, gives 100 percent every ga…
The 2018-19 season was a dream one for the seniors on the Blackfoot High School girls basketball team.
At St. George, Utah, the Idaho Falls High School softball team finished its opening weekend 4-1 after splitting two games on Saturday.
At St. George, Utah, the Idaho Falls High School softball team opened its season with two road victories on Friday, defeating Desert Oasis 7-3 and Maple Mountain 8-6.
North Idaho College gained another local recruit Friday, this time by way of Skyline High School.
Less than a week after several area boys basketball teams celebrated success at the state tournament, including bringing home three state championship trophies, the high school basketball season finally came to a close Wednesday night at the District 6 Senior Showcase at Bonneville High.
High school seniors from 23 basketball teams have been selected to participate in the annual District 6 Senior Showcase Games scheduled for Wednesday at Bonneville High School.
NAMPA — A roar not heard in more than three decades finally filled the Ford Idaho Center again on Saturday night.
NAMPA – Borah beat Madison at its own game in Saturday’s 5A boys basketball state championship game on Saturday night, stifling the Bobcat offense from the opening tip and pulling away in the second half on the way to a 62-50 victory at the Ford Idaho Center.
NAMPA – Defending state champion Fruitland hadn’t lost to a 3A team all season and the Grizzlies featured an experienced lineup that had performed well under the pressure of postseason basketball.
NAMPA—It wasn’t smooth, it wasn’t expected, and it wasn’t without its share of near-heartbreak and drama.
At Boise, the Ririe High School boys basketball team made 31 field goals and got double-digit scoring from four players in a 80-65 win over Cole Valley to claim the 2A state third place trophy Saturday at Capital High School.
BOISE – Idaho Falls players weren’t even born the last time the Tigers reached a boys basketball state championship game. That was in 1999. Idaho Falls hasn’t won a state boys basketball championship since 1988.
NAMPA—It was a Friday night rumble in the Ford Idaho Center as Madison and Post Falls went at it for four physical quarters.
At Boise, the North Fremont High School boys basketball team shot 50 percent from the field and downed Cole Valley 59-40 in a 2A state semifinal Friday at Capital High School to reach its first boys basketball state championship game in program history.
NAMPA—For three quarters Friday night, Rigby hung right with 5A state tournament favorite Borah at the Ford Idaho Center.
BOISE – After two losses during the regular season to Twin Falls, the No. 1 4A team in the final 2018-19 state media poll, Idaho Falls head boys basketball coach Howard Hart had seen enough.
At Nampa, the Rigby High School boys basketball team edged Mountain View 55-50 in a tight first-round game of the 5A state tournament at the Ford Idaho Center.
NAMPA – The Madison High School boys’ basketball team is on to the 5A state semifinals, thanks in part to … wait for it … the Bobcats’ defensive prowess.
MERIDIAN—It has often been said that basketball is a game of runs.
First-year head coach Shannon Hill wasn’t really expecting a New Year’s gift from the North Fremont High School boys basketball team, but when the Huskies defeated 2A power Bear Lake back on Jan. 5, he knew things were about to get interesting.
Rosters for Idaho’s Statewide All-Star Games at North Idaho College were released Monday and they included eight local players on the rosters and two alternates.
POCATELLO — Ririe High School may need to add another trophy case just for its wrestling program.
POCATELLO — Following the final consolation round Saturday, Sugar-Salem head wrestling coach Keven Glider found Snake River head wrestling coach Jeff Gardner for a championship chat.
POCATELLO — It was a big day for area wrestlers on Saturday as state champions were crowned at Holt Arena.