RIRIE — Michael Ure made it official on Tuesday afternoon. The talented Ririe senior signed to play basketball with Montana Tech, a decision that had already been announced, but was finally cemented with a signature in front of teammates, family, and friends at the Ririe gym.
FIRTH — Scott Adams has built a resume coaching basketball at Firth High School. Anyone would have, when you win seven state titles in a 10-year period.
All-conference selections are voted on by coaches
RIRIE – It was a remarkable year for boys basketball in eastern Idaho, especially for those fans in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas and towns that flock to their local high school gyms every winter and root on the boys to be their best.
For the first time since 1988, the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team will get the opportunity to hang a state championship banner in its gym.
The Region teams swept Saturday’s 16th annual Idaho Statewide All-Star Basketball Games at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, and three local athletes contributed to those victories.
Ririe coach Eric Torgerson called Michael Ure the best player he’s ever coached.
The Rocky Mountain Conference released its all-conference boys basketball selections on Friday. Here’s the full list.
Spencer Hathaway of Madison was named the 5A District 5-6 Player of the Year by region coaches. Macie Knapp of Sugar-Salem was selected 3A District 6 all-region player of the year.
Following a run to the 3A state championship, Sugar-Salem senior Gerohm Rihari and coach Shawn Freeman were selected to the District 6 all-conference team.
Less than a week after several area boys basketball teams celebrated success at the state tournament, including bringing home three state championship trophies, the high school basketball season finally came to a close Wednesday night at the District 6 Senior Showcase at Bonneville High.
High school seniors from 23 basketball teams have been selected to participate in the annual District 6 Senior Showcase Games scheduled for Wednesday at Bonneville High School.
NAMPA — A roar not heard in more than three decades finally filled the Ford Idaho Center again on Saturday night.
NAMPA – Borah beat Madison at its own game in Saturday’s 5A boys basketball state championship game on Saturday night, stifling the Bobcat offense from the opening tip and pulling away in the second half on the way to a 62-50 victory at the Ford Idaho Center.
NAMPA – Defending state champion Fruitland hadn’t lost to a 3A team all season and the Grizzlies featured an experienced lineup that had performed well under the pressure of postseason basketball.
NAMPA—It wasn’t smooth, it wasn’t expected, and it wasn’t without its share of near-heartbreak and drama.
At Boise, the Ririe High School boys basketball team made 31 field goals and got double-digit scoring from four players in a 80-65 win over Cole Valley to claim the 2A state third place trophy Saturday at Capital High School.
BOISE – Idaho Falls players weren’t even born the last time the Tigers reached a boys basketball state championship game. That was in 1999. Idaho Falls hasn’t won a state boys basketball championship since 1988.
NAMPA—It was a Friday night rumble in the Ford Idaho Center as Madison and Post Falls went at it for four physical quarters.
At Boise, the North Fremont High School boys basketball team shot 50 percent from the field and downed Cole Valley 59-40 in a 2A state semifinal Friday at Capital High School to reach its first boys basketball state championship game in program history.
NAMPA—For three quarters Friday night, Rigby hung right with 5A state tournament favorite Borah at the Ford Idaho Center.
BOISE – After two losses during the regular season to Twin Falls, the No. 1 4A team in the final 2018-19 state media poll, Idaho Falls head boys basketball coach Howard Hart had seen enough.
At Nampa, the Rigby High School boys basketball team edged Mountain View 55-50 in a tight first-round game of the 5A state tournament at the Ford Idaho Center.
NAMPA – The Madison High School boys’ basketball team is on to the 5A state semifinals, thanks in part to … wait for it … the Bobcats’ defensive prowess.
MERIDIAN—It has often been said that basketball is a game of runs.
First-year head coach Shannon Hill wasn’t really expecting a New Year’s gift from the North Fremont High School boys basketball team, but when the Huskies defeated 2A power Bear Lake back on Jan. 5, he knew things were about to get interesting.
Rosters for Idaho’s Statewide All-Star Games at North Idaho College were released Monday and they included eight local players on the rosters and two alternates.
At Terreton, the Challis High School boys basketball team defeated Grace 73-55 to claim its first 1A Division I District 5-6 title and 1A Division I state tournament berth since 2015.
At Skyline, the Bonneville High School boys basketball team outscored District 93 rival Hillcrest 21-5 in the fourth quarter to preserve its season and advance to Saturday’s 4A state play-in game.
REXBURG – It was ugly at times, with shots clanking off the rim, loose basketballs seemingly bouncing from end to end, and fouls marring any semblance of rhythm.
ST. ANTHONY-- The No. 1 seeded Ririe boys basketball team looked to make it three consecutive titles in the 2A District 6 championship game on Wednesday night, but needed to find some answers against a No. 2 seeded North Fremont squad that seemed poised for the upset.
At Firth, the Mackay High School boys basketball team made 12 3-pointers en route to a 70-63 win over North Gem to claim its first 1A Division II District 5-6 title since 2015 and reach next week’s 1A Division II state tournament.
RIGBY – The Rigby and Madison show continues.
At Sugar City, midway through the third quarter, the No. 2 seeded Sugar-Salem boys basketball team found itself in a 13-point hole to No.3 seeded and rival South Fremont.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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…
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.
REXBURG — In Round 1, it was the first quarter.