Here are some news and notes for the week ahead.
Sugar-Salem won the Bonneville Classic volleyball title, finishing undefeated in the two-day tournament.
It wasn't officially the state championship meet, but Friday's Tiger-Grizz Invitational cross country meet featured a slew of some of Idaho's top runners and a few youngsters who intend to add to that list.
The first full week of high school sports is in the books. Here's a recap of some of the action and what to look forward to this week.
At Clark County, setter Tori Vernon had 19 assists and 12 aces and Abi Undhjem added 10 kills and six aces as the Watersprings volleyball team downed Clark County 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-10).
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It doesn’t seem possible that sophomore year has arrived for Luke Athay and Nelah Roberts.
The area’s top high school athletes, coaches and teams were honored Monday night at the third annual Post Register Sports Stars Awards ceremony.
SHELLEY – It was an eventful day that will be a memory for the rest of his life for Shelley High School senior and cross country runner Ben Vernon, who signed a letter of intent to attend the College of Southern Idaho.
The consensus among some longtime District 6 cross country coaches at the end of the 2019 season was that Idaho Falls would be favorites to win the 5A boys state title in 2020.
With the departure of defending 4A district and state champion Idaho Falls to 5A and the graduation of three-time defending individual 4A state champion Mattalyn Geddes of Twin Falls, targets were on the Skyline runners’ backs this fall.
There was a time when Bonneville sophomore Alivia Johnson was hesitant to run distance.
Several accomplishments have come Johnathon Simmons’ way in recent years.
Another Idaho Falls High runner is headed to a Division I college.
It’s been a pretty good two weeks for Idaho Falls High runner Zac Bright.
POCATELLO — The Idaho Falls boys cross country team, with all of its success at the 4A level, had probably heard it enough times.
Idaho’s state cross country meet is set to kick off this weekend. The 5A, 4A and 3A teams will race on Friday, while the 2A and 1A teams will meet on Saturday, both at the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello.
Nelah Roberts is on the cusp of wrapping up her freshman season of cross country at Skyline, where she has finished in the top five at each of the team’s eight races, and already she has become one of the best freshmen in the area. She has two first-place finishes and three second-place times.
There’s a full slate of state playoffs and tournaments scheduled for the end of the week, but the Mountain Rivers Conference football teams already got a head start on the postseason action with Monday’s Kansas City tiebreaker.
The 4A District 6 cross-country championships have provided many big moments in recent seasons, and Wednesday’s meet added to the history.
The area’s top cross country runners compete Wednesday in their respective district meets.
At Bonneville, the Bees secured a spot at the 4A state tournament play-in game with a 12-0 win district tournament over Shelley.
At Firth, the Rigby boys and the Snake River girls won the team titles at the Firth Cross Country Invitational.
The Idaho Falls cross country teams swept Thursday’s Bob Conley Invitational in Pocatello.
At Blackfoot, the Preston boys and girls cross country squads won the team titles at the Snake River Invitational meet.
At Bonneville, Ali Ellsworth scored four goals and Alyssa Harris, Kylie Coles, Reagan Flynn each found the net as the Bonneville girls soccer team handled handled Blackfoot 7-0.
The Thunder Ridge volleyball team posted a 10-1 record over the weekend, winning the Triple Threat Tournament with a victory over Eagle in the championship match on Saturday.
At Madison, the Thunder Ridge girls soccer team defeated Madison 1-0 to hand the Bobcats their first High Country Conference loss since 2015, according to coach Jason Lance.
Nearly a year ago to the date — just one day off, in fact — the Idaho Falls cross country teams celebrated sweeping the boys and girls titles at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational. Head coach Alan McMurtey called it his favorite installment of this meet. Runners teamed up for a “Tigers!” chant bef…
The Tiger-Grizz cross-country meet takes place at Freeman Park on Saturday as runners from across the state converge for the biggest competition of the early season.
At Blackfoot, Thunder Ridge's girls soccer team scored early and often en route to a 3-1 win over Blackfoot, which dropped to 0-6 on the season.
At Rexburg, Frankie Garcia scored twice and Dominic Sanchez added a goal as the Blackfoot boys soccer team improved to 4-0-0 with a 3-1 win Thursday at Madison.
At Idaho Falls, Braden Reisner scored the game winner in the 80th minute as the Idaho Falls boys soccer team defeated Thunder Ridge 2-1 on Wednesday night.
At Blackfoot, Frankie Garcia scored both goals for Blackfoot (2-1-0) in Wednesday's 2-1 boys soccer victory over Idaho Falls, and has scored all three of Blackfoot's goals this season.
After a significant trophy haul in four years of 4A competition, the Idaho Falls cross-country team is moving to 5A.
The Idaho High School Activities Association released guidelines Thursday for the opening of the fall sports season.
The Post Register’s second annual Sports Stars Awards had a different look Wednesday night as area high school athletes were honored during a virtual Facebook live ceremony.
West Jefferson's Sage Wood will be exchanging blue for purple as she continues her running career.
The Idaho Falls High School boys cross-country team has left District 6 and Idaho’s 4A teams in its wake the last three seasons.
At Jerome, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team concluded a 3-0 weekend by winning the Jerome Tournament title.
In first grade, Zac Bright formed a friendship that helped set the course for the next decade of his life.
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.
POCATELLO — Idaho Falls head cross-country coach Alan McMurtrey was warned by his boys and girls teams entering Saturday’s 4A state championships that he was going to get wet.
POCATELLO--Saturday provided a familiar scene for the Sugar-Salem boys and girls and Salmon boys at the 3A and 2A cross-country championships, but it was sweet nonetheless.
The Idaho Falls High School boys cross-country team entered this season as two-time defending 4A state champion while the Idaho Falls girls team began the season with hopes of pursuing the program's first state title.
At Rexburg, the Madison volleyball team beat Thunder Ridge in five sets Thursday to win the 5A district VI-V tournament and clinch a top seed in next week's state tournament.
At Targhee Village Golf Course in Alta, Wyo., the Sugar-Salem High School cross-country teams swept the girls and boys team titles Wednesday at the 3A District 6 championships with perfect scores.