Some 14 months ago, before the coronavirus pandemic shook the world and everything still felt normal, Brenna Clyde liked her volleyball offers. Then an Idaho Falls junior, Clyde was enjoying a healthy collection of recruiting attention, especially because she still had another season to build on.

When she tries, Sidney Parker can still remember the emotions, the mental toll it took to watch her best friend crumple to the ground with an injury that looked serious before any official diagnosis. It wasn’t just that Maddi Wilcox was in pain. It was also the opponent, the circumstances.

State volleyball is about to kick into full swing, and there are several storylines to follow. Our area includes seven teams headed to state tournaments, from Thunder Ridge to Mackay, which means it’s time to break down teams, their opponents and how they figure to fare.

There’s a full slate of state playoffs and tournaments scheduled for the end of the week, but the Mountain Rivers Conference football teams already got a head start on the postseason action with Monday’s Kansas City tiebreaker.

The only sound was the one nobody wanted to hear, a hush of voices that mushroomed over those in attendance for Thunder Ridge’s home volleyball matchup with Madison Thursday night. Bobcat outside hitter Maddi Wilcox crumpled to the ground with a knee injury early in the first set. Moments la…

At Hillcrest, Skyline took a 1-0 advantage into the half, but Johan Gaytan-Hernandez tied the game on an assist from Benson Bateman and Thomas Endsley netted the eventual 2-1 game winner for the Hillcrest boys soccer team on Wednesday..

So much about this Bonneville volleyball team is different from previous seasons. The Bees, who have either claimed a state title or come one match away in each of the past five years, return little of that experience this year. They rely on one senior to guide a collection of green players.

The Idaho Falls boys soccer team has made a smooth transition to 5A, entering the week 4-0-0 in conference play and 7-2 overall prior to Tuesday’s matchup with Thunder Ridge.

Tears welled in the eyes of Madison volleyball coach Meranda Maestas as she recalled the memory, which had just turned four hours old. In her team's opening match of the Bonneville Classic Saturday morning, a win over Fruitland, senior libero Charity Wilson went down with what turned out to …

At Thunder Ridge, the Thunder Ridge girls soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 win over Shelley on Thursday. Willow Hurley scored in the third minute off an assist from Kelcie Peterson, and Olivia Christensen netted the game-winner unassisted in the 77th minute.