Six months ago, Anna Boone did not think she wanted to pursue college basketball.
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.
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.
Sadie Lott of Bonneville was named the High Country Conference player of the year and Blackfoot’s Courtnie Smith was selected conference coach of the year after leading the Broncos to the state tournament.
Blackfoot High senior Allie Cannon signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to attend the College of Idaho and play basketball for the Coyotes beginning next season.
A week before Macie Knapp dominated the state basketball tournament in Nampa, she found herself in a different city on a different college campus — a city and campus that will soon be her home away from home.
"I love that girl, everything about her. Jordi is very classy, very professional for as young as she is. My view is she is one of the most athletic girls in the whole state. The tough thing about her is a lot of her offense comes from her defense. She hates losing, gives 100 percent every ga…
The 2018-19 season was a dream one for the seniors on the Blackfoot High School girls basketball 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Driggs, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team won a shootout with Teton for a 66-59 conference win.
At Idaho Falls High School, freshman Mattie Olson had a game-high 24 points for the Skyline High School girls basketball team in a 59-45 conference win over District 91 rival Idaho Falls.
At Skyline, Jordan Perez scored on an inbounds play as the clock ticked down to lift the Bonneville High School boys basketball team past Skyline 53-50 in a dramatic 4A District 6 game on Wednesday night.
Every No. 1 ranked team retained its spot in the latest girls basketball state media poll released Wednesday.
At Skyline, freshman Hadley Humphreys led a quartet of Blackfoot players in double figures in a 74-56 conference win over Skyline.
Defense ruled early in the second round of the Civil War girls basketball game Tuesday at Bonneville High School with the Knights leading undefeated Bonneville 11-9 after the first quarter.
At Firth, Blake Oberhansley sank the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give the North Fremont High School boys basketball team a 52-50 conference win over Firth.
At Hillcrest, a second chance basket in the final 10 seconds sent the Skyline High School girls basketball team to a 57-56 conference win over Hillcrest to tighten the middle of the 4A District 6 standings.