MERIDIAN—With a limited capacity crowd at Mountain View High School and two District 6 rivals facing off for the sixth time this season, Thursday felt like an odd way to start the 4A state tournament.

NAMPA — Aspen Caldwell shook her fist and screamed, inspiring a party on her Thunder Ridge team’s bench. Teammates jumped and yelled and laughed between their socially-distanced chairs. The 3-pointer wasn’t unusual, but it was enormous, considering the stage of this 5A state tournament. The …

SHELLEY – It was a regional play-in game where the winner moves on to the state play-in game and the loser goes home. The game involved two teams who were very familiar with each other in Snake River and Teton, runners-up in their respective conferences.

BLACKFOOT – It was senior night for the Blackfoot Broncos and they entertained the Bonneville Bees and celebrated the contributions made by Tylar Dalley and Yoleni Navarrette, they joined Hadley Humpherys, Prarie Caldwell and Izzy Arave in the starting lineup to the cheers of a student secti…