The National Wrestling Hall of Fame selected South Fremont’s Sawyer Hobbs as the Idaho Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner earlier this month, making him the first South Fremont wrestler to win the award.
As a two-time state wrestling medalist, South Fremont’s Cesar Tavarez figured he would pursue the sport at the collegiate level.
The Post Register’s second annual Sports Stars Awards had a different look Wednesday night as area high school athletes were honored during a virtual Facebook live ceremony.
Kenneth Copley, one of the top athletes in a loaded Sugar-Salem senior class, signed a letter of intent to wrestle at NAIA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
Wrestling coaches from the High Country Conference selected all-conference teams for 2019-2020.
With a calm and efficient first round pin over Weiser's Rylee Willet at the Ford Idaho Center on February 29, Sawyer Hobbs cemented his legacy as one of the best prep wrestlers in eastern Idaho history.
Traditionally, anything can happen in a matchup of two heavyweights.
Feeling low? Need an emotional kick.
Lightweight of the Year: Kohl Nielson (56-4), 132, North Fremont.
Cordingley was eight pounds light when he climbed on the scales at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa for the state tournament.
While his Cougar's finished fourth in 2019, it was a strong fourth to be sure.
Of the 24 District 6 wrestlers that made it all the way to the championship mat Saturday, nine came back to eastern Idaho with 2020 wrestling gold.
NAMPA — The Ririe Bulldogs matched the longest dynasty in Idaho wrestling history at the Ford Idaho Center on Saturday, winning their sixth-straight team championship in front of a packed house.
NAMPA — There are two ways to enter a party.
At Nampa, South Fremont leads the 3A team standings and Ririe leads the 2A team standings after day one of the Idaho high school state wrestling championships at the Ford Idaho Center.
The state wrestling championships are Friday and Saturday as hundreds of competitors converge on the Idaho Center in Nampa. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at area athletes and teams.
At Middleton, after a hard-fought but disappointing double-overtime loss to Timberlake in the girls basketball state tournament opener, two-time defending state champion Sugar-Salem wasted no time in Friday's 3A consolation game, jumping out to a 28-point lead at the half and rolling to a 75…
At Rigby, the top-seeded Rigby boys basketball team went overtime to defeat rival Madison 66-60 in a 5A District 5-6 semifinal on Thursday night.
Schoolhouse Rock taught us that 3 is the magic number.
POCATELLO — Aberdeen’s Larissa Carrillo desired something new. Grace’s Emma Ball wanted to be more than a statkeeper for the wrestling team.
At Mackay, the Mackay High School boys basketball team got points from 11 of 14 players in a 99-35 win over Clark County to begin the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.
At Skyline, it did not take two overtimes to decide the second District 91 rivalry boys basketball game of the 2019-20 regular season.
At Bonneville, top-seeded Bonneville opened the 4A District 6 girls basketball tournament with a convincing win over Hillcrest on Thursday night, downing the Knights 68-46.
At Rexburg, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team advanced to the 3A District 6 championship game for the fourth consecutive season with a 67-33 win over Teton on Wednesday in a battle of state ranked teams at Madison High School.
At Leadore, Joanna Hayes scored 23 points and Abigail Yadon added 14 as the Watersprings girls basketball team pulled away in the second half to defeat Leadore 48-29 in their first-round game at the 1A Division II District 5-6 tournament.
At Skyline, the Skyline High School girls basketball team held District 91 rival Idaho Falls scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 62-33 conference win.
At Idaho Falls, Jaxon Sorenson hit a 10-footer to give the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team a 53-52 win over Thunder Ridge.
At Thunder Ridge, the Rigby High School girls basketball team edged Thunder Ridge 59-55 for a conference win in a battle between the top two teams in 5A District 5-6.
At Hillcrest, the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team held off Skyline 60-55 to extend its win streak to six and add to a tightening 4A District 6 race.
As a senior at Idaho Falls High, Brigid Shannon might be the area’s most experienced and decorated girls’ wrestler.
All in all, Saturday was a tough day for local boys in the championship round of the Tiger-Grizz Invitational at Skyline High School.
At Terreton, West Jefferson handed Firth its first Nuclear Conference loss of the season 39-30 with Saige Moss scoring 13 points and Mallory Barzee and Eliza Anhder each adding 10 points.
At Pocatello, the Rigby girls basketball team remained unbeaten in 5A District 5-6 with a 45-34 win at Highland on Thursday night.
The Tiger-Grizz wrestling tournament begins today and runs though Saturday with some of the top individuals in the state competing for coveted titles at Skyline High.
At Thunder Ridge, Jaxon Sorenson had 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team in a 66-48 nonconference win over the Titans, who had their second annual Pink Night cancer awareness fundraiser.
At Buhl, the South Fremont High School wrestling team won the 46th annual Buhl Invitational team title 253-250 over Spring Creek, Nev.
At Idaho Falls, Macey Larsen set the pace in the first quarter with a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 10 points in the fourth quarter to finish with 22 points and lead Hillcrest to a 49-40 win over Idaho Falls on Wednesday night.
At Nampa, District 6 had 10 wrestlers reach medal matches at the annual Rollie Lane Invitational.
If wrestling coaches wanted to see how their teams stack up against area competition, this weekend’s 25th annual High Country Conference Tournament at Bonneville High was the place to be.
At Kimberly, the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team got points from 11 players and moved to 5-0 with a dominating 55-18 win over Kimberly.
At Bonneville, the Bonneville High School boys basketball team defeated Century 66-62 in a competitive game for its first win of the season.
Alvin Dalley’s Teton Redskins. John Berry’s Sugar-Salem Diggers.
At Thunder Ridge, Paige Clark had 18 points for the Thunder Ridge girls basketball team in a 61-48 nonconference win over Hillcrest.
RIRIE – Mashed potatoes and gravy are the enemy. The smell of fresh pie wafting through the air is torture.
All conference selections are voted on by coaches.
The fight was on, but Sawyer Hobbs was out.
Destin Summers is a big-picture kind of wrestler.
When Riggen Cordingley looks over an opposing wrestling roster, he doesn’t look at weights.
There’s a new Goliath on the block, and he wrestles for Sugar-Salem High School.
The last time someone coached the Sugar-Salem Diggers to three straight state wrestling titles, they named a tournament after him.
Several area wrestlers competed for Idaho in a dual match against Utah this past weekend, with Utah coming out with a 30-29 victory. In the girls competition, Utah defeated Idaho 33-12, with Idaho Falls’ Brigid Shannon pinning her opponent in the 135-pound match.
POCATELLO — Following the final consolation round Saturday, Sugar-Salem head wrestling coach Keven Glider found Snake River head wrestling coach Jeff Gardner for a championship chat.
POCATELLO — Ririe High School may need to add another trophy case just for its wrestling program.