After experiencing success at the national level in his four years of high school cross-country, Thunder Ridge’s Stetson Moss will be joining a collegiate program that has climbed the national ranks in recent seasons.

Sugar-Salem head cross-country coach Brett Hill has built an impressive resume in his more than two decades of coaching high school cross-country in Idaho, but he experienced a rare first on Saturday.

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The Utah State-eastern Idaho connection continued by way of Rexburg as the Aggies landed another recruit.

When I started running 15 years ago, I would have never guessed high school cross-country would become what it is now.

Teams from the Post Register coverage area took home two individual gold medals and 10 team trophies from Saturday’s Idaho high school cross-country championships at Lewiston Orchards in north Idaho.

An Idaho high school cross-country season that has garnered national attention should put on another show of talent this weekend at the state championships in Lewiston.

BLACKFOOT — The district meet had different teams represented this year, but the individual and team champions remained the same for another year.

For the first time in three years, individual titles at the annual Idaho Falls city/county cross-country meet went to runners from the same school.

At the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello, the Skyline girls and Sugar-Salem boys and girls claimed team titles in their respective races Thursday at the annual Bob Conley Invitational.

Saturday’s 44th annual Bob Firman Invitational was as loaded as it has been in years with national talent galore taking to the course at Eagle Island State Park.

The Post Register coverage area will have 14 teams competing Saturday at the annual Bob Firman Invitational at Eagle Island State Park, which is drawing an impressive crop of national talent this year.

Friday’s annual Tiger-Grizz Invitational at Freeman Park had so many milestones, we couldn’t acknowledge them all in Saturday’s paper.

SODA SPRINGS — The annual Cardinal Classic provided an early season glimpse into the depth that exists in District 6 cross-country this year.

Of the 12 total trophies claimed by local teams at last year's Idaho high school cross-country state championships, two of the elusive blue trophies created a memorable scene at Eagle Island State Park.

Bonneville High School athlete Jaden Howell says, “If we took away high school sports, it would affect tons of kids and make high school a lot harder to get through.” (Pat Sutphin /

Three concussions in seven months forced Madison High School senior Michael Dredge to quit football this past season. (Pat Sutphin / VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.comWhen Bonneville Joint School District 93 looked for ways to trim the cost of its new high sc…