Tiger Adolpho could have sworn he was ready. All day Friday, his decision made, he couldn’t wait to announce his college commitment. Let’s do this as soon as possible, he thought. The Rigby quarterback texted his friend Matt VanSteenkiste, who was creating the images Adolpho would post with …
POCATELLO – Punter Ian Hershey caught the snap, took a few steps right and looked up. This is the moment that spoils the quaint dreams of high school football coaches: when punters decide to put the game in their hands.
SALMON 19, RIRIE 12: At Salmon, after back-to-back weeks of being shut out, Salmon found its footing and came out on top of a close game against the Bulldogs.
In the last week of September football, here is a sampling of matchups and storylines to follow.
Film sessions at Rigby have taken on a more serious tone this season. When the Trojans check out video of their games, coaches are quick to identify mistakes. Maybe somebody missed a block. Maybe someone got blown up.
At Thunder Ridge, the Titans' girls soccer team was down a player for 50 minutes after receiving a red card, but Sophie Mangum netted the eventual game-winner in the 55th minute off an assist from Allison John for a 1-0 win over Idaho Falls.
Here are some news and notes for the week ahead.
A week ago, Shelley entered the Class 4A rankings for the first time in awhile. The Russets were on the rise.
At Hillcrest, the Knights boys soccer team shut out Madison 3-0 on Monday with Isaac Woolley, Thomas Endsley and Hadrien Pena each scoring goals.
Sugar-Salem won the Bonneville Classic volleyball title, finishing undefeated in the two-day tournament.
In Week 4 we saw a few interesting results: Sugar-Salem got back to .500, Shelley and Idaho Falls remained perfect, and Rigby throttled Hillcrest. Here’s a recap of Friday night’s action.
When Jerrod Ackley saw his running back jogging his way, he beamed bright enough to give the stadium lights a run for their money. He spread his arms and called out: Austin!
Madison topped Bonneville 26-7 in the Bobcats' homecoming game Friday night to improve their season record to 3-1.
At Marsh Valley, Sugar-Salem jumped out to a first-quarter lead on the way to a 28-14 win over Marsh Valley.
At Bonneville, Brooklyn Pett scored off a rebound from a mishandled ball by the keeper and Ali Ellsworth scored unassisted from distance as the Bonneville girls soccer team defeated Thunder Ridge 3-1.
Somehow, someway, we are already in Week 4 of the high school football season. That means it’s time to take look at a few of the most interesting matchups.
The clip was cut off at the end, but Scott Berger vividly remembers watching the video: Blackfoot receiver Ja’Vonte King making a one-handed catch in the end zone, holding off a defender with his left arm and using his right to corral the ball, a stunning play from last week that hardly seem…
At Hillcrest, Isaac Woolley and Hadrien Pena each scored twice as the Hillcrest boys soccer team remained unbeaten in 4A District 6 action with a 4-0 win over Shelley.
The Madison volleyball team has been resilient since last season when the injury bug wreaked havoc on the Bobcats team.
At Highland, the Thunder Ridge boys soccer team shut out the Rams in a 2-0 victory.
It’s pretty difficult to overstate how remarkable this news is: In the new high school football media poll, Shelley has entered the top five in Class 4A.
At Mackay, the Miners' volleyball team kept their undefeated record intact with sweeps over Rockland and Clark County.
Week 3 of the high school football season is officially behind us, which means it's time to recap the action that unfolded this Friday.
POCATELLO — Rigby hasn’t become a football power by coincidence. The Trojans have built an empire of a program, in part, by being flexible at the line of scrimmage: What is the defense showing? Is it zone or man coverage? Are they blitzing?
WATERSPRINGS 58, MACKAY 12. At Mackay, Warriors' quarterback Jrew Plocher rushed 11 times for 195 yards and five touchdowns. He finished 3 for 4 for 157 yards through the air with touchdown passes of 85 yards and 72 yards.
Brooklyn Pett scored twice and Ali Ellsworth added a goal as the Bonneville girls soccer team defeated Shelley 3-2.
POCATELLO — For such an unassuming frame, Gage Vasquez plays like something out of a Looney Toons cartoon. Firth’s 5-foot-4 quarterback is quick and shifty, fleet-footed and quick-thinking, but the genius to his game is that he always seems to have somewhere to go, even — and especially — wh…
North Fremont won its homecoming game/home opener Friday 54-8 over Malad.
It wasn't officially the state championship meet, but Friday's Tiger-Grizz Invitational cross country meet featured a slew of some of Idaho's top runners and a few youngsters who intend to add to that list.
BLACKFOOT – A Blackfoot fan in a green long-sleeved shirt queued the photo on his phone and waltzed forward with an eager grin.
Football is back this week, which means it’s time to check out a few matchups and storylines to check out. Here is a sampling.
Armando Gonzalez remembers the vibe, remembers the sigh that mushroomed over the stadium when his Rigby team raced to a three-score lead last week. Here we go again. The Trojans were showing why they’re one of the best teams in the state, but two weeks into the season, they had already made …
At Thunder Ridge, the Titans' girls soccer team earned a 2-1 win over Rigby thanks to goals from Willow Rhoda and Sophie Mangum, who netted the game-winner in the 62nd minute.
Bonneville split two volleyball matches on Tuesday and Hillcrest dropped a pair of matches.
Stop us if you've heard this before: Rigby and Skyline are tops in their classifications in the new football state media poll.
It may be hard to believe, but we’ve officially made it through two weeks of the high school football season. In Week 2, lots unfolded: Shelley sprung an upset over Sugar-Salem, Rigby rolled again, Madison fell to Lewiston and lots more.
AMMON — Silence filled the room deep within Thunder Ridge High, where Jeff Marshall sat cross-legged, reflecting on the reasons his Titans had just dropped a 39-18 decision to Skyline Friday night. There were a few, to be sure. But the biggest one was obvious.
South Fremont shut out Salmon 48-0 Friday night in a game that finished with a running clock.
At Hillcrest, the Skyline boys soccer team scored early in the first half but Johan Gayton-Hernandez netted a free kick for Hillcrest and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Week 2 offers another batch of intriguing games and storylines to watch. Here is a sampling.
Across 13 years at Skyline, Scott Berger has learned several ways to keep his players calm in the days ahead of big matchups. Usually, he offers an incantation that puts the opponent in perspective, some way to contextualize the other team and help his players realize they aren’t playing the…
The first full week of high school sports is in the books. Here's a recap of some of the action and what to look forward to this week.
At Mackay, the Miners' volleyball team beat Rockland 3-0 on Tuesday, downing the Bulldogs 25-13, 25-22, 25-9.
Remember last week, when the football state media poll didn’t reveal much movement? It happened again, at least for the most part when it comes to local teams.
Over the past few years, as she watched her Thunder Ridge team cruise through regular seasons and make state tournament appearances routine, Corey Toldson felt something off. The Titans set goals. They crossed them off. Yet something felt missing.
At Bonneville, a game between Bonneville girls soccer and Pocatello was tied 1-1 at the half after a goal by Mady Gasser, but Ali Ellsworth scored unassisted in the 63rd minute for the eventual game-winner for a 2-1 victory. Maya Medrano had eight saves.
Well, the dust has settled. Week 1 of the high school football season is behind us. That means it’s time to rehash what unfolded: Skyline dropped a heartbreaker, Rigby rolled, Idaho Falls cruised to a win — and much, much more.
BLACKFOOT — Ten minutes after his Thunder Ridge club secured a 26-25 win over Blackfoot Friday night, Jeff Marshall wore a wide grin at midfield. Things were good: The Titans had just kicked off this new season with a road win, his quarterback threw for nearly 250 yards and his defense had j…