Skyline High School senior Zackary Lott will have Saturday, May 18, 2019, burned into his mind for a long time.
Twin sisters Kennedy and Madi Burton have been teammates since T-ball at age six.
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.
At Melaleuca Field, a day after a disappointing loss to eventual state champion Marsh Valley, South Fremont pounded out 13 hits to defeat Kimberly 12-0 in the 3A third-place baseball game. The Cougars put the game away with nine runs in the fourth inning.
At Melaleuca Field, Sugar-Salem punched its ticket to the 3A baseball state title game on Friday night, defeating Kimberly 11-6.
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.
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.
POCATELLO —Firth fell to Soda Springs 7-3 on Saturday in the 2A state play-in softball game.
BLACKFOOT — If there was one team that would likely be standing in the way of Idaho Falls earning a trip to the 4A state softball tournament, it would be Blackfoot.
At Chubbuck, Rigby fell to Highland 10-9 in the 5A District 5-6 championship softball game on Thursday.
At Bonneville, Idaho Falls High School completed a sweep of the team titles at the 4A District 6 championships Wednesday at Bonneville.
At Chubbuck, the No. 4 seeded Thunder Ridge High School softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the 5A District 5-6 tournament to keep its season going.
At Sugar City, South Fremont defeated Sugar-Salem 12-6 to force the if-necessary 3A District 6 championship game..
At Saint Anthony, the top-seeded South Fremont baseball team bounced back from Friday’s loss to Sugar-Salem with a six-inning, 11-1 victory over Teton on Saturday, and will host the Diggers on Monday in the 3A District 6 championship game.
At St. Anthony, No. 1 seeded South Fremont rolled past No. 2 Sugar-Salem 16-2 in five innings to reach Monday’s 3A District 6 championship game.
At Sugar City, Sugar-Salem and Teton went the distance in Thursday’s 3A District 6 baseball tournament opener. The Diggers advanced with a dramatic rally in the 10th inning for a 7-6 win. Sugar-Salem trailed 6-4 heading into the bottom of the 10th after Teton took the lead in the top of the …
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At Pocatello, in the 5A District 5-6 baseball tournament opener, top-seeded Highland (17-6-1) jumped out to an early lead on fourth-seeded Thunder Ridge (3-20) to advance to the semifinals. Thunder Ridge trailed early but put together a four-run fifth inning to close to within 6-4, but Highl…
At Blackfoot, the No. 5 seeded Hillcrest High School baseball team swept No. 4 seeded Blackfoot in a doubleheader to begin the 4A District 6 tournament.
At Melaleuca Field, Andrew Gregersen finished 3 for 4 with two triples and a home run and knocked in four runs as the Idaho Falls baseball team concluded the regular season with a non-conference victory over the Bobcats.
At Hillcrest, the Blackfoot baseball team jumped out to a 6-0 lead after one inning and held off Hillcrest 13-8. Blackfoot (13-8, 7-7) ran its win streak to seven straight as Ethan Case had three RBIs. Hillcrest dropped to 11-12, 6-10.
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 Meridian, five Rigby High School track athletes left the annual YMCA Invitational at Mountain View High School with individual varsity titles.
At Melaleuca Field, Andrew Gregersen and Paul Wilson went yard for the Idaho Falls High School baseball team in a doubleheader sweep of District 91 rival Skyline.
At Hillcrest, the Bonneville High School baseball team compiled 27 hits in a conference doubleheader sweep of District 93 rival Hillcrest.
At Feist Field in Tautphaus Park, the Idaho Falls High School softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to an 11-4 conference win over Blackfoot.
At Thunder Ridge, the Madison and Thunder Ridge softball teams split a conference doubleheader full of home runs.
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 Feist Field in Tautphaus Park, Madalyn Burton hit a grand slam and the Idaho Falls High School softball team completed a regular season sweep of District 91 rival Skyline with Friday’s 16-5 win in five innings.
Bonneville staked starting pitcher Annie Elliott to a 14-0 lead by the end of the second inning Friday at Hillcrest High School.
At Bonneville, the start of a three-game series between two of the area’s top baseball teams on Thursday produced a pitching duel between Idaho Falls’ Cannon Thompson and Bonneville’s Randon Hostert.
Idaho Falls High School seniors Madalyn and Kennedy Burton shared something Thursday that had only happened once before in their softball careers.
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.
At Boise, five District 6 athletes claimed gold medals Saturday at the annual Boise Relays at Dona Larsen Park.
At Rigby, Regan Hendricks hit a walkoff single to lift the Rigby High School baseball team to a 13-12 nonconference win over Shelley.
At Rexburg, Jordan Porter drove in Dylan Rydalch with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth for the game-winning run in the Madison High School baseball team’s 9-8 win over Thunder Ridge in nine innings.
At Shelley, the Skyline High School baseball team held Shelley to one run on four hits in a doubleheader sweep.
At Rexburg, the Madison softball team swept a conference doubleheader against Thunder Ridge on Tuesday, beating the Titans 10-9 and 7-6.
Last year’s fourth place trophy at the 4A state tournament was a long time coming for the Idaho Falls High School softball team.
In Payette, Grady Rasmussen and Tanner Harris combined to hold Payette to three singles in a 13-1 win for the Sugar-Salem baseball team.
In Boise, the Idaho Falls softball team continued to roll, scoring 38 runs in two games on Friday.
At St. Anthony, Bridger Erickson threw a no-hitter in the South Fremont High School baseball team's shutout nonconference win over American Falls.
Kennedy Burton’s RBI triple to right field in the bottom of the seventh scored Emma Williams with the game winner as the Tigers defeated Rigby 4-3 on Wednesday at Tautphaus Park.
At Bonneville, the Bonneville High School baseball team collected 32 hits in a conference doubleheader sweep of Shelley.
At Melaleuca Field, the Skyline High School baseball team swept a conference doubleheader over Hillcrest to win the three-game series 2-1.
At Hillcrest, Dallin Weatherly hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Hillcrest High School baseball team to a 3-2 conference win over Skyline.
At Phoenix, the Idaho Falls High School baseball team had one win and one loss as tournament play continued in Arizona.
At Saint George, Utah, Stansbury handed the Bonneville baseball team a 4- 3 loss to start the day, but the Bees bounced back with a 17-5 win over Hunter. Bruer Webster surrendered one earned run and struck out 10 in the win over Hunter and Matt Boone belted a homer.
At Blackfoot, the Tigers opened the season with an 11-5 victory over Blackfoot as Andrew Gregersen finished 4 for 4 and knocked in six runs and Cannon Thompson, who started the game and tossed three scoreless innings, added three RBIs. Nate Rose, who finished 2 for 4, also knocked in four runs.
At Blackfoot, the Sugar-Salem baseball team pulled away for an 8-3 victory on Tuesday, highlighted by a 5-run fifth inning. Curtis Drake knocked in two runs and also pitched three scoreless innings in relief for Sugar-Salem.
At St. George, Utah, the Idaho Falls High School softball team finished its opening weekend 4-1 after splitting two games on Saturday.
At St. George, Utah, the Idaho Falls High School softball team opened its season with two road victories on Friday, defeating Desert Oasis 7-3 and Maple Mountain 8-6.
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