Disappointment, despair, and sadness. That's the overriding sentiment among area seniors whose careers were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few of their stories.

Entering this season, it had been 15 years since a District 6 team of any classification reached a softball state championship game. That distinction belonged to 2004 4A state champion Madison, the lone District 6 team to win a softball state title since Idaho created state sanctioned softba…

Bonneville senior Aly Radford wasn’t sure she wanted to continue her softball career. After an impressive season in which the Bees catcher hit .447 and knocked in 33 runs, some schools showed interest, but Radford was focused on a future nursing career and those classes would likely take all…

Most college recruiting visits are scheduled in advance, allowing the athlete to look forward to the day with a combination of anticipation or anxiety. That wasn’t the case for Madison senior catcher Karly Hanosky when she visited Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington.

COEUR d’ALENE — With two days of 4A state softball games crammed into six hours thanks to rain, Idaho Falls packed a bunch of clutch pitching, defense and hitting into an intense Saturday afternoon in North Idaho.

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State softball begins Friday in north Idaho. Of the 40 teams to reach state, four are from District 6. Here is how they got to the postseason.

Flip to the 4A section of this weekend’s program for the softball state championships and something will jump off the page where Idaho Falls is listed.

At Soda Springs, Sugar-Salem pitchers Curtis Drake, Hayden Crapo and Kyzon Garner combined to hold Soda Springs to two hits and Kyle Ostermiller knocked in four runs on Tuesday as the Digger baseball team defeated Soda Springs 17-3.

At Tauphtus Park, the North Fremont softball team pounded out 25 hits and took advantage of 13 Ririe errors on the way to a 23-13 win. Taylyn Cordingley and Remi Litton each had five hits for North Fremont, which improved to 10-3. Cordingley drove in five runs and Litton added four RBIs.

At Sugar City, the Shelley softball team put up five runs in the first, but it wasn’t enough as Sugar-Salem took advantage of walks and errors to pull away, 16-5 in five innings. Kennedy Chambers knocked in four runs and Shayla Dopp finished 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs for Sugar-Salem.