As area girls basketball teams make their arrangements for the state tournament this week, boys district tournaments get underway with coveted state berths on the line.
POCATELLO — Aberdeen’s Larissa Carrillo desired something new. Grace’s Emma Ball wanted to be more than a statkeeper for the wrestling team.
At Fruitland, the Teton High School girls basketball team reached the 3A state tournament for the fourth time in five seasons with a 50-29 win over Bonners Ferry in Saturday’s District 1/District 5-6 state play-in game.
At Pocatello, five District 6 athletes and one relay team made the podium Saturday at the 42nd annual Simplot Games at Holt Arena.
REXBURG – The 5A District 5-6 boys basketball tournament bracket was already set before rivals Rigby and Madison tipped off Friday night in the teams’ regular-season finale.
At Mackay, the Mackay High School boys basketball team got points from 11 of 14 players in a 99-35 win over Clark County to begin the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.
The celebrations for the Bonneville High School girls basketball team carried on long after the trophy and medal presentations, taking photos, and ascending a ladder to cut down the net.
At Hillcrest, the Mackay girls basketball team punched its ticket to the state tournament on Thursday night, downing defending district champion Rockland 62-51 in the finals of the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.
Bonneville named Kevin Kempf, formerly the defensive coordinator for the Bees, the team’s head coach.
Elizabeth “Izzy” Peters took the next step in her academic and athletic careers Thursday and made some history in the process.
At Skyline, it did not take two overtimes to decide the second District 91 rivalry boys basketball game of the 2019-20 regular season.
Bonneville linebacker Ryker Beck signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to attend College of Idaho.
Bonneville and Sugar-Salem were two of five unanimous No. 1s in the final Idaho girls basketball media poll of the season released Wednesday.
At Bonneville, the Blackfoot girls basketball team earned a date with No. 1 seed Bonneville in the 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament and also earned a berth to the state tournament with a 53-41 win Tuesday night over Skyline.
RIGBY--Cheers and applause were already beginning to rise from the Rigby bench and the maroon-clad faithful in the stands with 35 seconds left in regulation of Tuesday's 5A District 5-6 girls basketball championship game.
Coming off a victory over rival Madison, Rigby moved up a spot in the boys basketball state media poll released Tuesday.
At Hillcrest, the Bonneville girls basketball team remained unbeaten and clinched a berth to the state tournament with a 69-55 victory over Skyline on Monday in the 4A District 6 tournament.
At St. Anthony, the Ririe High School girls basketball team defeated North Fremont 44-32 in Saturday’s 2A District 6 tournament semifinal game at South Fremont to extend its win streak to eight and advance to Tuesday’s title game.
With one week left in the boys basketball regular season, it looks like the 4A District 6 race is shaping up like last season.
At Rexburg, No. 2 seeded Teton outlasted No. 3 seeded South Fremont 54-46 in a 3A District 6 girls basketball tournament elimination game at Madison High School to advance to Monday’s title game.
At Bonneville, top-seeded Bonneville opened the 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament with a convincing win over Hillcrest on Thursday night, downing the Knights 68-46.
RIGBY — The Thunder Ridge student section chanted ‘Feel the Pressure’ and clapped as Rigby senior Ruby Murdoch stepped to the free throw line with three seconds left in Thursday’s 5A District 5-6 tournament semifinal game and Thunder Ridge leading 48-46.
RIGBY—It was a memorable Wednesday at Rigby High as the afternoon started with football players Tanoa Togiai and Christian Fredericksen signing national letters of intent. The nightcap of the day was another thrilling basketball game between Rigby and Madison in eastern Idaho’s most fierce rivalry.
At Rexburg, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team advanced to the 3A District 6 championship game for the fourth consecutive season with a 67-33 win over Teton on Wednesday in a battle of state ranked teams at Madison High School.
The latest Idaho girls basketball state media poll has a new District 6 team among the rankings.
Bonneville High School seniors Willie Nelson and Kai Howell have been good friends for much of their lives.
RIGBY – Tanoa Togiai, Rigby’s much heralded defensive lineman, had 15 offers from colleges both large and small, each wanting the 6-foot-7, 295-pounder to be a foundation on their defense.
At Rigby, Tylie Jones returned for the Rigby High School girls basketball team in a 52-36 win over Upper Valley rival Madison to begin the 5A District 5-6 tournament.
The Idaho Falls boys basketball team is back in the 4A state media poll, moving into the No. 4 spot behind Middleton, Preston and Minico.
At Rexburg, the Teton High School girls basketball team began the 3A District 6 tournament with a 34-19 win over South Fremont at Madison High School.
BLACKFOOT – He has patrolled the sidelines for 38 years, 28 of them at Blackfoot High School. During that time, thousands of players have crossed the chalk lines of the field under his leadership.
At Leadore, Joanna Hayes scored 23 points and Abigail Yadon added 14 as the Watersprings girls basketball team pulled away in the second half to defeat Leadore 48-29 in their first-round game at the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.
RIGBY--A year ago, the Rigby High School girls basketball team went the distance versus No. 1 seeded Highland, prompting a second 5A District 5-6 championship game and ultimately winning 52-46 in overtime for its first district title since 2012.
At Blackfoot, Dylan Seeley had 27 points for the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team in a 67-44 conference win over Blackfoot.
At Rexburg, the Bonneville High School girls basketball team turned a two-point halftime lead into a 56-39 win over Madison to end the regular season 21-0.
RIGBY — Rigby boys basketball coach Justin Jones doesn’t like to talk about stats. He doesn’t like to talk about individual players, instead focusing on the overall philosophy that the team is always more important than any one player.
At Driggs, two-time defending 3A girls basketball state champion Sugar-Salem used the second half to complete a 53-44 comeback win over Teton.
While the ranks of other District 6 teams remained relatively unchanged for another week, Butte County made a jump in the latest Idaho girls basketball state media poll released Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot High School’s starting quarterback, Craig Young signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana.
At Sugar City, the Shelley High School boys basketball team edged Sugar-Salem 45-42 for its first win of the season Tuesday.
A game between two state-ranked 4A teams came down to who utilized their strengths the best.
There was little movement in this week’s boys basketball state media poll, with the No. 1 teams in five of the six classifications holding their spots. The only change was in 1A Division I where Ambrose jumped to the top spot after previous No. 1 Potlach was beaten by Lapwai.
The name Cook has become synonymous with Hillcrest High School sports over the past 10 years.
At Rigby, the Rigby boys basketball team extended an early lead to double digits in the third quarter as Britton Berrett scored 23 points and Christian Fredericksen added 12 points in a 73-60 nonconference win Monday night over Bonneville.
RIRIE---A tight 2A Nuclear Conference race became tighter Saturday.
At Idaho Falls, in a battle of boys basketball conference leaders, Rigby held off Idaho Falls 68-57 on Saturday as Britton Berrett led the way with 26 points, which included four 3-pointers.
North Fremont state champion Riggen Cordingley recently signed to wrestle at Western Wyoming Community College.
Madison goalie Rachel Hicks has been a big part of the Bobcats’ success the last four years as she provided the last line of defense on four district title teams. That era is over however as Hicks is moving on to bigger and possibly better things. She recently signed her letter of intent com…
Wearing a brace on his left elbow, Cruz Taylor is not the same basketball player he was a year ago. He knows it. His teammates know it. And so do opponents.
At Skyline, the Skyline High School girls basketball team held District 91 rival Idaho Falls scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 62-33 conference win.
Midway through the 4A District 6 boys basketball season, it looks like the field may be chasing Idaho Falls.
At Idaho Falls, Jaxon Sorenson hit a 10-footer to give the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team a 53-52 win over Thunder Ridge.
Madison senior hitter Macie Gordon had no shortage of suitors when it came to playing college volleyball. Utah Valley, Eastern Oregon and Texas A & M all came calling but it was ultimately family ties and a feeling that won out when Gordon signed her letter of intent Wednesday to play at…
At Thunder Ridge, the Rigby High School girls basketball team edged Thunder Ridge 59-55 for a conference win in a battle between the top two teams in 5A District 5-6.
The battle between Idaho’s unanimous No. 1 state media poll ranked 4A team and the defending 4A District 6 champion came down to which team best endured a subpar shooting night for both teams.