Val Rodel has been named the new boys basketball coach for Idaho Falls High School. Rodel is taking over the basketball program after coaching at both the freshman and varsity level for the past three seasons.

One of the final batches of boys basketball postseason awards has arrived: The all-state teams. The teams, compiled by the Idaho Statesman, spotlight several District 6 players and coaches.

The final installment of Idaho girls basketball post season awards has arrived. This time, it’s the all-state lists, which are compiled by the Idaho Statesman.

MERIDIAN — It’s not easy at the time, but good programs tend to build on their losses. Young players learn from their mistakes and they learn from adversity. Experiences, both good and bad, sharpen and mold players for the future.