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.

With one week left in the boys basketball regular season, it looks like the 4A District 6 race is shaping up like last season.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…