At Boise, the West Jefferson High School girls basketball team got 30 points from senior Jordi Holdaway in a 50-45 loss to Cole Valley in the 2A state third-place game at Bishop Kelly High School.
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 — With numerous state titles in multiple sports, it is no secret that Sugar City is a title town.
BOISE--Green and black clad fans filled the hallway outside the locker rooms Saturday morning at Timberline High School, and they erupted into cheers and applause as the Blackfoot High School girls basketball team exited.
At Timberline High School, Allie Cannon hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to help propel the Blackfoot girls basketball team to a 64-51 win over Mountain Home and a berth in today’s 4A state consolation championship game.
BOISE--Friday’s first 2A girls basketball state semifinal game had an eastern Idaho feel to it, but the winner was from the Treasure Valley.
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.
BOISE--The Hillcrest High School girls basketball team will be playing for a trophy today versus an all too familiar opponent.
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.”
At Bishop Kelly High School, for the first time in over two months, the Ririe High School girls basketball team lost a game. The Bulldogs also lost their best player to a knee injury in a 41-35 loss to Cole Valley in the 2A state basketball tournament.
5A tournament at Ford Idaho Center, Nampa
NAMPA—In a game where shooting was not the strong point for either team, rebounding and turnovers proved to be the deciding factors.
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 …
The 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament drew much attention inside and outside of the district when the top two seeds went down in a 24-hour span.
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.
At Rexburg, No. 1 seeded Madison opened the 5A District 5-6 boys basketball tournament in impressive fashion, holding Highland to just eight points in the first half and 10 overall field goals on the way to a 65-35 victory.
The final boys basketball state media poll was released Tuesday with little change other than movement in the 4A ranks.
At Hillcrest, a second half defensive adjustment allowed the No. 4 seeded Bonneville High School boys basketball team to pull away in its 43-31 4A District 6 tournament opener over No. 5 seeded Skyline.
5A DISTRICT 5-6
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 Burley, the Blackfoot High School girls basketball team defeated District 3 third-place team Kuna 52-35 in a play-in game to reach the 4A state tournament.
The 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament created chatter around eastern Idaho inside and outside of 4A the last two weeks.
At St. Anthony, the Teton High School boys basketball team earned the top seed and a first-round bye in next week's 3A District 6 tournament with a 64-62 victory over South Fremont on Friday night.
POCATELLO — Summer Dabell threw her arms toward the roof as Rigby’s fans rose to their feet.
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.
At Pocatello, the Madison High School boys basketball team made 11 3-pointers in a 60-45 win over Highland on Wednesday.
On paper, Wednesday’s Idaho Falls vs. Skyline boys basketball game didn’t feature any headline-inducing matchups or potential postseason drama awaiting the outcome.
At Hillcrest, the Blackfoot girls basketball team needed overtime to knock off top-seeded Bonneville on Tuesday night in the 4A District 6 tournament, downing the Bees 48-45. Blackfoot plays Skyline on Thursday in another elimination game.
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.
RIGBY — Some people will do anything for Throwback Thursday.
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…
Three years ago, Maycee Stenquist was the lone freshman on a state-ranked Hillcrest High School girls basketball team that won its second consecutive 5A District 5-6 title en route to a program best 23-3 season.
At Idaho Falls, the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team defeated Hillcrest 70-57 in a battle between the top two teams in 4A District 6.
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 No. 4 seeded Skyline High School girls basketball team handed No. 1 seeded and No. 2 state media poll ranked Bonneville its first loss of the season, 50-44, on Wednesday to advance to Saturday’s 4A District 6 championship game.
REXBURG — In Round 1, it was the first quarter.
Firth was one of two local teams to rejoin the rankings in the final Idaho high school girls basketball state media poll of the 2018-19 season.
At Rigby, the Rigby High School girls basketball team built on a 33-17 halftime lead during a 51-35 win over Thunder Ridge to begin the 5A District 5-6 tournament.
For the fourth straight week, Ririe sits atop the 2A ranks of the boys basketball state media poll.
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 Rupert, the Bonneville High School wrestling team came away with second place Saturday at the annual Red Halverson Invitational at Minico High School.
At Terreton, the Ririe High School girls basketball team concluded the regular season 8-0 versus Nuclear Conference opponents with a 52-40 win over West Jefferson.
The sigh may not have been audible, but it was definitely there.
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.
At Rexburg, the Madison and Bonneville boys basketball teams combined for 140 points and 18 3-pointers in the Bobcats’ 81-59 victory over Bonneville.
FIRTH--Abby Schiess provided her own memorable ending to senior night in Wednesday's girls basketball game versus West Jefferson.
Little change occurred in the latest girls basketball poll, but one local team did move up in the ranks.
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.