At Burley, the Hillcrest boys blew out Vallivue, 65-44, earning a spot in the 4A state tournament.
For the first time since 2015, the Skyline boys basketball team is headed back to the state tournament.
Kade DaBell sported a gray sweatshirt and a black backpack as he sauntered across the court, smiling as an armada of his Rigby supporters waited to celebrate with their hero. A loud bellow was the first greeting. Then, friends closer to his age mobbed him, forming a circle, jumping and chanting.
For the third straight year, North Fremont’s boys basketball team accomplished a first.
"He looked as cool as a cucumber," Skyline coach Clint Cornish said, referring to Isaac Farnsworth's two free throws with four seconds remaining in Wednesday night's 4A District 6 tournament game.
At Skyline, the Grizzlies earned a spot in the 4A district title game with a 55-51 overtime win over Bonneville.
Madison punched its ticket to the 5A state tournament on Tuesday night, downing Thunder Ridge 65-53 in the District 5-6 tournament.
Teton defeated Sugar-Salem 63-58 on Monday night, earning the 3A District 6 tournament title and berth to the state tournament.
This year’s Sugar-Salem girls basketball 3A state tournament opener couldn’t have been more different from last year’s. After falling to Timberlake in OT last year, the Digger defense clamped down on Bonners Ferry 70-10 Thursday afternoon, setting a state record for fewest points allowed in a game.
At Hillcrest, the top-seeded Hillcrest boys basketball team kicked off the 4A District 6 tournament with a 52-39 win over Shelley.
At Mackay, the Miners' boys basketball team kicked off the 1AD2 District 6 tournament with a 78-36 win over Leadore.
At Bonneville, the third meeting between Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in the 4A District 6 boys basketball tournament proved historic for the Broncos.
The 4A District 6 boys basketball trophy remains unclaimed. At least for another 48 hours or so.
RIGBY – The area’s best rivalry has been conspicuously one-sided this season.
At Hillcrest, the Bonneville boys basketball team packed the paint and forced Skyline to attack from the perimeter and the strategy worked, Bonneville coach John Tucker said. The Grizzlies (5-18) put up 45 3-point shots, but connected on just 12 of them as Bonneville held on for a 69-57 win …
At Rigby, the top-seeded Rigby boys basketball team went overtime to defeat rival Madison 66-60 in a 5A District 5-6 semifinal on Thursday night.