After three trips to the 5A volleyball state tournament and two third place trophies in her first four seasons as head coach, Meranda Maestas’ Bobcats claimed the elusive blue trophy in October at Ridgevue High School in Nampa.

Players from 22 schools around District 6 participated in Thursday’s annual District 6 Senior All-Star Game at Idaho Falls High School, officially closing the curtain on the 2018 high school volleyball season.

The 2018 high school volleyball season officially comes to an end tonight with the annual District 6 Senior All-Star Game at Idaho Falls High School.

At Mountain View High School in Meridian, the Sugar-Salem High School volleyball team lost to Filer in four sets — 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14 — to finish second in the 3A state tournament.

Before beginning Tuesday’s practice, Bonneville High School head volleyball coach Chantal McMurtrey shared a few words with the Bees.

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.

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.

When your 4A District 6 bracket is headlined by the 2-time defending 5A state champs, it is understood everyone else is playing for silver. Not that the Hillcrest Knights weren’t playing to win Thursday.

At St. Anthony, the Sugar-Salem High School volleyball team beat South Fremont in an intense, back-and-forth, five-set match to win the 3A Mountain Rivers district championship.

At Blackfoot, the Teton High School girls soccer team defeated American Falls on penalty kicks in a 3A girls soccer state play-in game to advance to the 3A state tournament.

The cheers from the players in blue and white jerseys Thursday night in the Idaho Falls High School gym was nearly drowned out by the blue clad spectators.

At Firth, digs were a plenty for the Firth High School volleyball team in a 25-14, 25-18, 24-26, 25-18 conference win over West Jefferson on Tuesday.

At Blackfoot, the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team shut out Bonneville 6-0 on Thursday to advance to Saturday's 4A District 6 semifinals at No. 2 seeded Idaho Falls.

At Blackfoot, the Hillcrest High School boys soccer team locked up the No. 1 seed in the 4A District 6 tournament by beating Blackfoot 2-0.

At the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex, Bernice Chavez scored both goals for the Skyline High School girls soccer team in a 2-0 win over Hillcrest in a battle between the top two teams in 4A District 6. 

At the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex, the Tigers and Bobcats boys soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie after Madison scored in the 38th minute to knot the match.

At Hillcrest, the Hillcrest High School volleyball team got its first win of the season after sweeping Skyline 25-20, 29-27 and 25-20.

At Bonneville and Thunder Ridge, Bonneville High School volleyball swept Idaho Falls and Thunder Ridge in three sets each to remain perfect on the season.

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The first Bonneville vs. Hillcrest volleyball match of 2018 occurred earlier in the season than in previous years, but there was no shortage of energy Thursday.

Bonneville High School athlete Jaden Howell says, “If we took away high school sports, it would affect tons of kids and make high school a lot harder to get through.” (Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com)

Three concussions in seven months forced Madison High School senior Michael Dredge to quit football this past season. (Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com)By VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.comWhen Bonneville Joint School District 93 looked for ways to trim the cost of its new high sc…