Athletes from nearly every high school sport in Idaho have competed for an elusive Idaho-shaped blue trophy and state championship banner at the end of the season for a number of years now.

One year after taking second by two points to Bishop Kelly at the 4A swimming state championships, the Idaho Falls girls swim team got redemption Saturday at the West Boise YMCA.

CALDWELL – The Vallivue High School football team’s offense is absolutely sizzling. Yet, head coach Lane Coffin was giddy about his guys on the other side of the ball.

ASHTON — In a world where there is no North Fremont High School, West Jefferson is rolling through a legendary football season. In the real world, however, there is an NFHS, and West Jefferson has rolled into the offseason.

CAREY — In each of its past three trips to the state football playoffs, Mackay has run into Carey — and been eliminated.

In 4A football — one of the best classifications in Idaho — only two Districts remain in the playoffs: District 3 and District 6.

Shelley High School football coach Jake Monahan said he has resigned from his head coaching position Monday evening in a text to the Post Register, Idaho State Journal and Blackfoot Morning News.

At Rexburg, Madison High School quarterback Jordan Porter had a hand in all four of the Bobcats’ touchdowns in a 27-14 win over Meridian to begin the 5A football state playoffs. Porter completed two touchdown passes in the first half to Mason McWhorter of nine and 12 yards, respectively, for…

At Declo, the Ririe High School football team’s at-large bid into the 2A state playoffs ended with a 41-21 loss to defending state champion Declo.

At Parma, the Sugar-Salem High School football team routed Parma 79-3 to end the regular season 7-1. Their 79 points were the most scored by the Diggers in a single game since a 72-36 win over Malad in 2013.

SHELLEY — With 1:39 left on the clock and trailing by five, the Shelley High School football team had to travel 83 yards to score the game-winning touchdown and earn their first district win of the season against Bingham County rival Blackfoot.

During the third quarter of Friday's non conference matchup between Madison and Skyline, Madison quarterback Jordan Porter — with his pristine, white jersey riddled with grass stains and dirt — was knocked down by the Grizzlies front seven and looked up at the backline judge.

At Rexburg, a three-set victory over Rigby gave the Madison High School volleyball team the 5A District 5-6 championship and a spot in next week’s 5A state tournament.

For the second straight week, the song remains the same: the Hillcrest Knights are the best football team in 4A, according to this week’s media poll.

A lot can happen in two weeks. Ask the Hillcrest High School football team, voted the best team in 4A by Idaho state media members on Tuesday.