State volleyball is about to kick into full swing, and there are several storylines to follow. Our area includes seven teams headed to state tournaments, from Thunder Ridge to Mackay, which means it’s time to break down teams, their opponents and how they figure to fare.

Nelah Roberts is on the cusp of wrapping up her freshman season of cross country at Skyline, where she has finished in the top five at each of the team’s eight races, and already she has become one of the best freshmen in the area. She has two first-place finishes and three second-place times.

There’s a full slate of state playoffs and tournaments scheduled for the end of the week, but the Mountain Rivers Conference football teams already got a head start on the postseason action with Monday’s Kansas City tiebreaker.

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Interception. Touchdown. Fourth Down Conversion. Touchdown. That was nearly the entire game, if you can call it a game, Monday in Sugar-Salem’s 6-0 and 6-3 Kansas City Playoff wins over South Fremont and Teton, respectively. 

Kip Archibald clapped two bare hands together, encouraging his Skyline girls soccer team to keep their heads up. They weren’t out of this tournament. They had just dropped a 4-1 decision to Columbia in the first round of the 4A state tournament Thursday afternoon, but to the man tasked with …

Talk to most anyone on Skyline’s girls soccer team and it becomes apparent fairly quickly how much the team has gone through this season. The Grizzlies have lost two starters to injury. One player suffered a concussion. Another had to miss time due to COVID-19 concerns.

Madison’s boys soccer team is headed to state after taking out Highland 3-1 Saturday. Though the game was tied for most of the first half and a good portion of the second, it was never terribly close.

Weeks ago it looked like there may not even be a football postseason, but with just two weeks left in the regular-season schedule, the playoff picture is coming into focus.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot boys’ soccer team used its strong defense and some timely scoring to defeat Hillcrest 3-1 on Wednesday to win the 4A District 6 title and secure a berth in the state tournament.

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The four seniors on Sugar-Salem’s boys’ soccer team don’t know what it’s like to lose a district championship. The Diggers won their fourth straight title Wednesday, winning 1-0 over Teton in Driggs after falling 2-1 to Teton in their game with the Timberwolves last week.