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 / psutphin@postregister.com)

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

REXBURG — Madison High School’s Rachel Morrin and Idaho Falls High School’s Isaac Kunz continued their season win streaks Friday at the annual Madison Invitational at the Rexburg Municipal Golf Course.

In her third year of cross-country, LeAnn Larkin has emerged as the lead girl for defending 3A state champion Shelley. The senior has taken 1 minute, 26 seconds off her best time from last year and is the second fastest girl in District 6 for any classification. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postre…

SHELLEY – The rivalry between Mountain Rivers Conference cross-country teams Sugar-Salem and Shelley was set aside for a moment Friday amidst steady rain and cooler fall weather.

Rachel Morrin competes in the girls varsity A race of the annual Tiger-Grizz Cross-Country Invitational Friday at Freeman Park. Morrin finished first to lead the Madison girls to the varsity A team title. Check out the gallery at http://tinyurl.com/TGXCountry. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregi…

Cougar ClassicThursday at Fremont County Golf Course, St. AnthonyBoysTeam scores: 1. Shelley 41, 2. Sugar-Salem 44, 3. Rigby 45, 4. Blackfoot 117, 5. Teton 121, 6. South Fremont 186Individual results (top 40)1. Austin Stewart, SH, 16:24; 2. Mark Crandall, SH, 16:44.8; 3. Sam Clarke, RIG, 16:…

Shelley’s Paytin Drollinger, center, Klarissa Andersen and Cambria Hassell take off at the start of the varsity girls race at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational last September at Freeman Park. The Russets return eight state medalists from last year’s team which swept the 3A boys and girls state cr…