NAMPA — The tears flooded as they posed for the picture they never wanted to take. Their coach made a speech and their supporters applauded, but the end had come for the Thunder Ridge girls, who exchanged hugs and wiped their faces under circumstances that signaled the conclusion of this won…
At Meridian, the Skyline girls basketball team, making its first trip to the state tournament since 2007, defeated Mountain Home 54-37 in Saturday's 4A consolation game.
NAMPA — Raimee Odum came striding out of the hallway, toward her Blackfoot players and into a state championship celebration she never could have predicted. Three-year-old Piper, dressed in a black shirt and jeans, bounded toward her mom and wrapped her arms around her leg. Odum beamed. Her …
NAMPA—In a battle of the top two 3A programs in the state, a dynamic Timberlake duo proved too much for Sugar-Salem to overcome.
NAMPA — These circumstances always figured to challenge Rigby, the team that had just fallen in a way it never had.
NAMPA — The first Thunder Ridge basketball team to earn a state tournament bid prepared for the championship game by dissecting game film over chicken fried steak.
The Thunder Ridge girls moved on to Saturday's 5A state championship game with a win over Coeur d'Alene, while Rigby fell to Mountain View on Friday.
NAMPA — The avalanche unraveled in overwhelming fashion, baskets from Mountain View players who never seemed to miss, turnovers from Rigby guards who couldn’t maneuver the defending 5A champions’ clamps on the other end, losing turnovers around the basket and 30 feet from it.
NAMPA — Jeremy Spencer stared straight ahead, past the black gate guarding the empty court at the Idaho Center and into the maroon seats on the other end of the venue. A few scattered conversations filled the oval stadium, which was silent otherwise. Thunder Ridge’s head coach was racking hi…
NAMPA — The black-and-white plaque rested on the first row of the bleachers in a Nampa High gym that had mostly cleared out. Cut in the shape of Idaho, it stood out against the red stands, waiting for someone to pick it up.
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.
The Rigby girls moved on to the 5A state semifinals with a 56-36 win over Post Falls Thursday afternoon in Nampa.
NAMPA — Rigby’s weapons always lent themselves to state tournament games, the types whose winners are the ones who can beat you a multitude of ways: With defense, with shooting, with passing, with smarts.
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 …
At Nampa, Mackay dropped its girls basketball state tournament opener on Wednesday, falling to Carey 50-46 in overtime in the 1AD2 bracket.
Demi Miller can still remember the pressure, the magnitude, even the cow blimp that dropped coupons for ice cream around the stands at Nampa’s Idaho Center. Fourteen years have passed since her Skyline team earned this trip to state in 2007, but the gravity of the Grizzlies’ accomplishment s…
At Mackay, the Miners' boys basketball team kicked off the 1AD2 District 6 tournament with a 78-36 win over Leadore.
We’ve officially made it through both the girls basketball regular season and district tournaments, which means it’s time for state. State tournaments begin on Wednesday, starting with the 1AD2 competition. Here’s a look at local teams’ first-round matchups.
The IHSAA can’t allow 40% capacity at this season’s winter state tournaments.
Championship Saturday at the girls basketball state tournament did not end well for Blackfoot and Mackay.
MIDDLETON — In an all eastern Idaho 3A state consolation final, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team prevailed for a 68-39 win over Mountain Rivers Conference foe Teton at Middleton High in the fifth meeting between the teams this season.
BOISE--Bonneville senior Brooklyn Cunningham's two points might not jump off the score sheet from Friday's 4A state semifinal versus Sandpoint, but that bucket will be an enduring memory for a while for the guard.
At Middleton, after a hard-fought but disappointing double-overtime loss to Timberlake in the girls basketball state tournament opener, two-time defending state champion Sugar-Salem wasted no time in Friday's 3A consolation game, jumping out to a 28-point lead at the half and rolling to a 75…
At Middleton, it took two overtimes, but Sugar-Salem's run at another 3A state title came to end against Timberlake.
BOISE — For the first time, Century first-year starter Kassidy Gardea was on the court for the opening tip of a state tournament game.