Idaho Falls is headed back to the boys’ basketball state tournament, courtesy of a back-and-forth; grind it out victory over Hillcrest on Saturday night in the 4A District 6 championship game.

NAMPA — For two quarters Friday night, the Sugar-Salem girls basketball team looked out of sorts. The defending 3A state champions were plagued by cold shooting, foul trouble and uncharacteristic mistakes as Homedale eyed an upset.

At Rexburg, second-seeded Rigby avenged two regular-season losses to rival Madison, defeating the No. 1 Bobcats 54-44 in 5A District 5-6 tournament game on Thursday night. With the win, Rigby (19-4) earned a trip to the state tournament. Madison (20-3) drops to the loser’s bracket and will h…

BOISE--During the last practice before leaving for the 4A girls basketball state tournament in Boise, Hillcrest head coach Alan Sargent described first-round opponent Minico as “explosive.”

NAMPA — Maybe it was the cavernous feel of the Ford Idaho Center, or maybe it was the looming presence of Boise’s imposing frontcourt. Whatever the reason, the Rigby girls basketball team simply couldn’t get enough shots to fall as the Trojans fell to Boise, 58-43, Thursday afternoon in the …

At Skyline, No. 1 seeded Idaho Falls pulled away in the second half with a balanced offensive effort to defeat Bonneville 55-44 to reach Saturday’s 4A District 6 championship game.

Madison, the top-seeded team in the 5A District 5-6 boys basketball tournament, has been a successful postseason program and coach Travis Schwab likes what he’s seen so far this year as the Bobcats begin district play on Tuesday against Highland.

At Hillcrest, No. 2 seeded Blackfoot preserved its season and reached Saturday’s state play-in game with a 62-57 win over No. 4 seeded Skyline in the final game of the 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament.

ST. ANTHONY--Deja vu was alive and well at South Fremont High School in Tuesday’s 2A District 6 girls basketball championship game between No. 1 seeded Ririe and No. 3 seeded West Jefferson.

For one of the few times in recent weeks, the boys basketball state media poll had a little bit of movement. There wasn’t any seismic-level action, but just enough change to keep things interesting down the stretch of the regular season.

At Sugar City, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team ran past Teton 62-38 to win its third consecutive 3A District 6 title Monday and remain unbeaten versus conference opponents this season.

At St. Anthony, the Ririe High School girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament for the seventh consecutive season. The top-seeded Bulldogs defeated No. 2-seeded Firth, 53-40 in Saturday night's 2A District 6 tournament, earning the state berth and a trip to the district champi…

RIRIE — Senior nights tend to be filled with mixed emotions. Even for the most stoic of coaches and players, celebrating the ups and downs of a four-year journey can be arduous.

At Pocatello, the No. 2 seeded Rigby High School girls basketball team handed No. 1 seeded Highland its first loss to a conference opponent this season, 64-57 in two overtimes, to qualify for the 5A state tournament and reach Tuesday’s 5A District 5-6 championship game.

At Hillcrest, the Skyline High School girls basketball team bested its District 91 rival Idaho Falls for the third time this season, beginning the 4A District 6 tournament with a 53-40 win.

At Bonneville, the Bonneville High School girls basketball team made nine 3-pointers in a nonconference win over former conference opponent Madison to end the regular season 21-0.

Some may have been surprised two years ago when Kalvin Bowen, then a little-known sophomore guard at Idaho Falls High, took over the 4A District 5-6 championship game against No. 1 seed Preston and helped lead the Tigers to an upset win and a berth into the 4A state tournament.

FIRTH--Abby Schiess provided her own memorable ending to senior night in Wednesday's girls basketball game versus West Jefferson.

At Blackfoot, free throws helped the Bonneville High School girls basketball team finish off a 47-43 win over Blackfoot on Tuesday to grab the No. 1 seed for the 4A District 6 tournament.

With district tournaments on the horizon, the boys state basketball media polls continue to show little movement as the top teams continued to hold onto their spots in Week 8.