Berths to the state soccer tournaments were on the line Saturday as area teams competed in play-in games.
REXBURG — Wind sliced through the night air at Bobcat Stadium, the site of Thunder Ridge’s latest conquest, a double overtime win over Madison for a fourth straight district title. Six stadium lights had dimmed, inspiring a round of hearty boos from Titan fans lingering around, but they illu…
As every five minutes passed in the second half, Blackfoot players left their sideline at the 4A District 6 tournament title game, ran over to the side and craned their necks to get a better look at the scoreboard, tucked inside a tent on this cold Wednesday afternoon. They knew the score — …
Sometimes the best soccer strategy is the simplest.
At Madison, Thunder Ridge's boys soccer team topped Idaho Falls, 3-1, good for a spot in Thursday's 5A District 5-6 tournament title game.
The city cross country championships are Wednesday at Snake River Landing with Bonneville, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Skyline and Thunder Ridge all competing for local bragging rights.
District soccer champions will be crowned this week. Here are results from Monday's games.
Boys and girls district soccer tournament got underway on Saturday.
At Skyline, Hillcrest's boys soccer used a 3-2 win over the Grizzlies to wrap up the regular-season slate and head into the 4A District 6 with the top seed.
At South Fremont, Teton's girls soccer team cruised to a 9-0 win over the Cougars.
At Hillcrest, Hadrien Pena scored twice and Isaac Woolley added the third goal as the Hillcrest boys soccer team remained unbeaten in conference play with a 3-0 win over Bonneville.
Scott Terry is a self-professed math guy. He loves the challenge of arranging numbers like pieces on a chessboard, of finding ways to make everything fit together neatly. It challenges his brain. He has to think through things to arrive at the right decision.
Idaho Falls rallied in the second half but it wasn't enough as the Rigby girls soccer team held on to pick up its first conference win of the season with 3-2 final.
At Shelley, Hillcrest's boys soccer team fell behind by a goal before rattling off four straight of its own, good for a 4-1 road win over the Russets.
At Madison, the Bobcats secured a close 3-2 win over Bonneville.
More than two weeks have passed by now, but Ryan Cook still remembers the emotions, the conversations, the feelings that descended upon his Idaho Falls boys soccer team when it earned its fourth win of the season. It’s over. It’s buried.
The physical scar on Teresa Ledezma’s left knee is barely noticeable, but the impact and the story behind the scar could be life changing for the Skyline senior.
At Thunder Ridge, the Titans' girls soccer team was down a player for 50 minutes after receiving a red card, but Sophie Mangum netted the eventual game-winner in the 55th minute off an assist from Allison John for a 1-0 win over Idaho Falls.
At Hillcrest, the Knights boys soccer team shut out Madison 3-0 on Monday with Isaac Woolley, Thomas Endsley and Hadrien Pena each scoring goals.
At Bonneville, Brooklyn Pett scored off a rebound from a mishandled ball by the keeper and Ali Ellsworth scored unassisted from distance as the Bonneville girls soccer team defeated Thunder Ridge 3-1.
At Hillcrest, Isaac Woolley and Hadrien Pena each scored twice as the Hillcrest boys soccer team remained unbeaten in 4A District 6 action with a 4-0 win over Shelley.
At Highland, the Thunder Ridge boys soccer team shut out the Rams in a 2-0 victory.
At Mackay, the Miners' volleyball team kept their undefeated record intact with sweeps over Rockland and Clark County.
Brooklyn Pett scored twice and Ali Ellsworth added a goal as the Bonneville girls soccer team defeated Shelley 3-2.
At Thunder Ridge, the Titans' girls soccer team earned a 2-1 win over Rigby thanks to goals from Willow Rhoda and Sophie Mangum, who netted the game-winner in the 62nd minute.
At Hillcrest, the Skyline boys soccer team scored early in the first half but Johan Gayton-Hernandez netted a free kick for Hillcrest and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Over the past few years, as she watched her Thunder Ridge team cruise through regular seasons and make state tournament appearances routine, Corey Toldson felt something off. The Titans set goals. They crossed them off. Yet something felt missing.
At Post Falls, Sophie Mangum scored a hat trick with goals in the third, ninth, and 45th minute, with assists from Willow Rhoda and Savannah Kenney. Rhoda finished off the scoring in the 54th minute unassisted as Thunder Ridge defeated Post Falls 4-0 on Friday.
At Idaho Falls, the Idaho Falls boys soccer team defeated Blackfoot 3-1 on Wednesday.
At Bonneville, Zach Lowe scored the go-ahead goal in the 65th minute and added another goal in the 67th minute to lead the Idaho Falls boys soccer team to a 3-1 over Bonneville.
At Blackfoot, Thunder Ridge's boys soccer team spoiled the Broncos' home-opener with a 4-2 victory.
The Great Shaving Cream Battle of 2021 seems to have ended in a draw as the boys and girls soccer teams at Sugar-Salem begin to assess the carnage at the local elementary school field.
At Rigby, the Trojans' boys soccer team kicked off a new season with a 2-1 win over Bonneville, which earned a scored first, but the Trojans tied the game on a goal by Fabri Castro. With three minutes left in the game, Rigby ended up with a penalty kick when the ball hit the arm of a Bonnevi…
After a year without a boys soccer team, South Fremont High School hired Steven Rowley this spring to coach both the boys and girls soccer teams.
The area’s top high school athletes, coaches and teams were honored Monday night at the third annual Post Register Sports Stars Awards ceremony.
The Thunder Ridge girls will win their first 5A state title in program history
Good luck finding another coach in the area who dealt with more this season than Skyline’s Kip Archibald.
In several ways, Sunny Bennion has been all over. She once lived with her family in Cedar City, Utah, before the family moved to Sugar City, where Bennion became a standout athlete at Sugar-Salem. There, she blossomed into a star on the football team and the softball team — among other teams…
During its run the 4A state title game, it was clear the Blackfoot Broncos were far from a one-player team.
Even without the craziness of 2020, there are plenty of challenges in coaching, many of which can derail a season or launch a team to new heights, depending on how those challenges are handled.
The Idaho all-state soccer teams are chosen by the Idaho High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) and United Soccer Coaches (USC).
The Blackfoot boys soccer team was already having a strong season.
The Thunder Ridge boys soccer team came up just short in Tuesday’s 5A state championship game, falling to Boise 5-4 on penalty kicks.
A full 198 1/2 minutes. That’s how much soccer the Sugar-Salem girls’ team played Saturday in temperatures as low as 23 degrees. And that doesn’t include their penalty kicks in the 9 a.m. game.
Not a cloud hung in the sky after one of Blackfoot’s first-regular season wins of the season, a September victory over Hillcrest in Idaho Falls. Head coach Liam Pope wore a grin while he teased his players, who pulled on warmup gear and prepared to return home. The mood was light for the Bro…