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…

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…

Skyline junior outfielder Cole Mecham runs off the field during Tuesday afternoon’s game against Hillcrest at Melaleuca Field. Mecham has not cut his hair since his father, Arden, died in a car accident two years ago. (Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com)

Hillcrest senior Makell Skidmore steps up to the foul line during the final quarter of the 5A District 5-6 championship game against Highland Feb. 10 at Hillcrest High School. Hillcrest was able to take the lead in the final minutes of the game and defeat Highland 38-34, securing their spot …

Hunter Rackham rides her horse Kirby on her family’s property in Menan in late July. Rackham won the National High School Rodeo Association Queen title in July riding Kirby. Alex McDougall / amcdougall@postregister.com, alexmcdphoto@gmail.com

Brooke, left, and Hannah Rammell pursue a steer at the Tetonia Rodeo Arena. The arena has been in the Rammell family since it was built by their grandparents 47 years ago. Alex McDougall / amcdougall@postregister.com, alexmcdphoto@gmail.com

Team roping contestants warm up in the Keely Lance Arena prior to competition Saturday at the Rigby rodeo grounds. The arena was named after Keely who died in a car crash Sept. 2. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com