When he arrived for a photoshoot to document his final accolade as an Idaho Falls Tiger, Zac Bright wore black shorts and a white t-shirt, his blonde locks tied in a bun on his head. The morning sun hung in the sky, breathing warm temperatures before the clock struck 9 a.m.
Claire Petersen the eighth-grader could hardly wait to graduate, pull on the Skyline uniform and move on to high school competition. So when she completed her middle school track meets, she would venture online and compare her times to the ones high schoolers were recording, trying to find w…
Chase Meyer calls himself a dork. After every season, Skyline’s track coach likes to score the next year’s state meet, taking into account times, who’s returning, who’s not.
The meet might as well be hardwired into Brett Hill’s brain with how well he remembers it.
The second he completed the first long jump of his career, Tao Johnson didn’t know what to think. Had he jumped with the right technique? Was his mark, 21’3, up to par? Maybe his competition wasn’t as tight as he expected.
At state tennis, the Hillcrest girls doubles team of Raegan and Berklee Olsen won the 4A state title on Saturday, and the mixed doubles team of Daniel Crofts and Nicole Tran also captured a state title.
EAGLE — Zac Bright bowed his head and stared at the ground, like a magician from The Prestige waiting to wow the audience with the trick he’s perfected from years of practice. He wore his orange Idaho Falls top, black shorts, no shoes. The crowd behind him, a packed audience at Saturday’s 5A…
EAGLE — Chase Meyer has been Skyline’s head track and field coach for six years, 13 counting his years as an assistant. He’s seen his fair share of athletes. Some of the Grizzlies’ best have competed under his watch, seniors and freshmen alike.
Medals were handed out at Friday’s 3A/2A/1A Track and Field State Championships.
Freshmen were well represented at Friday’s round of the Track and Field State Championships.
SHELLEY – Over the past several years, Maddie Lempka set and reset the Shelley High School standard for high jumping and her current record of 5-7 is set to fall once again, probably during this week’s 4A Idaho State Track and Field Championships.
The weather is warming and the school year is coming to an end, which is as good a sign as any that it’s time for state track.
James Parrish calls it the “ticket on the bus,” a small sheet of paper that recognizes his Rigby track athletes, the ones who earn the opportunity of their careers. For many, a spot at the state track meet represents an enormous accomplishment, so Parrish likes to reward them. To see the joy…
At Sugar City, Sugar-Salem's boys and girls track teams swept the 3A District 6 meet, using scores of 111 and 88, respectively, to earn the wins.
The area’s top high school athletes, coaches and teams were honored Monday night at the third annual Post Register Sports Stars Awards ceremony.
Skyline swept the city track and field championships on Friday with the Grizzlies boys team outdistancing Idaho Falls 135 to 106 and the girls team edging the Tigers 125 to 123.
At Rigby, Ethan Dunnells hit a two-run double in the top of the seventh that proved the game winner as Thunder Ridge opened the 5A District 5-6 baseball tournament with a 7-6 win over Rigby.
The filled stands at Ravsten Stadium were a welcome sight to behold for District 6 track athletes Saturday as competition concluded at the first Tiger/Grizz Invitational since the onset of COVID-19.
At Mackay, Firth survived a late rally from MVP (Challis/Mackay/Butte) and held on for a close 3-2 win.
The bees don’t bug Jared Scott anymore. As a beekeeper, he’s used to them. Besides, he also hosts a TV show about the outdoors, so one way or another, wildlife tends to creep into the life of the father of five.
There’s an energy, Kelcee Christensen likes to say. An electricity.
The top several team finishers at Friday’s Shelley Invite looked much the same.
Three years ago, when his football team was chasing a state championship, Skyline coach Chase Meyer felt the tension building. The Grizzlies knew they were good. Nobody wanted to acknowledge how good.
At Thunder Ridge, Jaxon Sorenson belted two homers and added a triple and four RBIs as Idaho Falls downed Thunder Ridge 16-2 in five innings
Two years ago, Brendon Kopp decided to spend an afternoon watching the Idaho Fury, a local softball team made up mostly of Thunder Ridge players. Kopp, the Titans’ head softball coach, wanted to check out the game. Maybe he would spot someone he hadn’t seen before.
At Sugar City, it was a wild finish in this one as the West Jefferson softball team scored three runs in the seventh against Sugar-Salem to force extra innings and took the lead in the eighth with three more runs, but the Diggers prevailed 11-10 with a four-run eighth, highlighted by a two-r…
At Nampa, Idaho Falls' baseball team used a late-game surge to take a late lead and secure a 9-6 win over Centennial.
SHELLEY – It was an eventful day that will be a memory for the rest of his life for Shelley High School senior and cross country runner Ben Vernon, who signed a letter of intent to attend the College of Southern Idaho.
It’s been a pretty good two weeks for Idaho Falls High runner Zac Bright.
West Jefferson's Sage Wood will be exchanging blue for purple as she continues her running career.
This was the year they wanted to be at their best.
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.
From the moment she was introduced to track, Hannah Fish was drawn to sprints.
At Pocatello, five District 6 athletes and one relay team made the podium Saturday at the 42nd annual Simplot Games at Holt Arena.
After experiencing success at the national level in his four years of high school cross-country, Thunder Ridge’s Stetson Moss will be joining a collegiate program that has climbed the national ranks in recent seasons.
It wasn’t long ago that Colton Reifschneider was ready to give up on running track.
Nathan Franz was introduced to the Rigby High School track program long before he started competing for the Trojans.
Skyline head track and field coach Chase Meyer knew after revisiting results from the 2018 Idaho track and field state championships that the Grizzlies could challenge powerhouse Bishop Kelly for the 2019 4A boys team title. The boys in Skyline’s class of 2019 had shown their potential since…
Colton Reifschneider / Bonneville junior
Mateya Mobley/Rigby senior
After a frenzied weekend of state track and field competition between the top runners, jumpers, throwers, vaulters and hurdlers in Idaho, here is a look back at District 6’s accomplishments from the championship meets.
Skyline High School senior Zackary Lott will have Saturday, May 18, 2019, burned into his mind for a long time.
The Skyline boys track and field team edged favorite Bishop Kelly by two points at the 4A State Track and Field Championships following two days of competition at Eagle High School.
MIDDLETON--Eastern Idaho added to its streak of hardware from the 3A/2A/1A track state championships in a big way Saturday.
MIDDLETON--The District 6 2A and 1A trio of Butte County’s Natalya Babcock, Challis’s William Ashley and Salmon’s Johnathan Simmons compiled quite the medal collection Saturday to end the 3A/2A/1A track state championships.
EAGLE--Participating in one of the few finals to take place on a revamped day one of 5A/4A state track, the 3,200-meter competitors raced in arguably the worst conditions of the day.
Salmon and Sugar-Salem jumped out to early leads after seven events at the small school Track and Field Championships at Middleton High School on Friday, both holding 11 point leads on their nearest competitors.
EAGLE--Persistent rain not only completely changed the day 1 schedule of 5A/4A track, but the preparation for District 6 field event athletes Rayven Nealey of Madison, Kaden Hall of Rigby and Ty Wright of Shelley.
The Idaho high school track and field state championships begin today in the Treasure Valley, with the 5A/4A meet taking place at Eagle High School and 3A/2A/1A at Middleton High School.
The members of the Skyline High School track team did a modified version of ‘We’re No. 1’ when gathering to take photos upon conclusion of the 4A District 6 championships Friday at Ravsten Stadium.
At Rigby, Madison swept the team titles at the 5A District 5-6 track championships.
RIRIE — Another district track meet, another addition to the trophy cases of Salmon and West Jefferson High Schools.