At Nampa, the Idaho Falls Bandits began the Idaho Double-A American Legion baseball state tournament with a 12-4 win over the Boise Senators at Rodeo Park on Friday.

At Ammon, the Hillcrest Knights moved on to the Area C Single-A American legion baseball district tournament championship with a 7-4 win over the Twin Falls Black Hawks on Thursday.The No. 2 seeded Knights played neck and neck with the Blackhawks, who tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of th…

Bonneville High School athlete Jaden Howell says, “If we took away high school sports, it would affect tons of kids and make high school a lot harder to get through.” (Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com)

Three concussions in seven months forced Madison High School senior Michael Dredge to quit football this past season. (Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com)By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.comWhen Bonneville Joint School District 93 looked for ways to trim the cost of its new high sc…

Skyline junior outfielder Cole Mecham runs off the field during Tuesday afternoon’s game against Hillcrest at Melaleuca Field. Mecham has not cut his hair since his father, Arden, died in a car accident two years ago. (Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com)

Bonneville senior Lincoln Clayton throws a pitch during a game against rival Hillcrest on April 15. Clayton , a BYU commit, had a pair of no-hitters for the Bees, and is the 2014 Post Register Baseball Player of the Year. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com