Berths to the state soccer tournaments were on the line Saturday as area teams competed in play-in games.
REXBURG — Wind sliced through the night air at Bobcat Stadium, the site of Thunder Ridge’s latest conquest, a double overtime win over Madison for a fourth straight district title. Six stadium lights had dimmed, inspiring a round of hearty boos from Titan fans lingering around, but they illu…
RIGBY — From now on, no level of destruction Rigby delivers should come as a surprise. The Trojans have established a football empire in this small town, but what they did to Highland Friday night — the way they picked apart a Rams team long known as one of the best statewide — demonstrates …
Another big football Friday as the postseason picture starts to take shape.
Sugar-Salem topped rival South Fremont 35-7 Friday to secure the 3A District 6 title with a perfect 2-0 record in district and run its overall win streak to five games.
It may be easy to forget, but Rigby hasn’t always been a football authority. A few years ago, the Trojans had yet to establish itself in the 5A market. They weren’t one of the best teams in the state. Head coach Armando Gonzalez busied himself with creating a good team, not an empire.
There’s a lot on the line between Blackfoot and Shelley
As every five minutes passed in the second half, Blackfoot players left their sideline at the 4A District 6 tournament title game, ran over to the side and craned their necks to get a better look at the scoreboard, tucked inside a tent on this cold Wednesday afternoon. They knew the score — …
Sometimes the best soccer strategy is the simplest.
At Madison, Thunder Ridge's boys soccer team topped Idaho Falls, 3-1, good for a spot in Thursday's 5A District 5-6 tournament title game.
The city cross country championships are Wednesday at Snake River Landing with Bonneville, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Skyline and Thunder Ridge all competing for local bragging rights.
Across the past seven weeks, Rigby has piled up a spotless record by reaching its lofty standards. The Trojans like to say they don’t focus so much on playing opponents as much as they focus on playing themselves, ironing out issues to make sure they don’t surface come postseason time. They …
District soccer champions will be crowned this week. Here are results from Monday's games.
Boys and girls district soccer tournament got underway on Saturday.
Week 7 of the high school football season is now in the books. Let’s revisit the action.
With about two minutes left in Friday's grind-it-out, drizzly, and very spirited Civil War rivalry game against Hillcrest, Bonneville coach Kevin Kempf was already thinking about his postgame speech.
Not a speck of orange spray paint found Marty Duffin, not even as he waded into the throng of black and orange at the base of Ravsten Stadium’s south goalposts. Quite the feat considering it was everywhere: on the uprights, on his players, on the field where his Idaho Falls team had just top…
Sugar-Salem opened Mountain Rivers Conference play with an impressive 59-0 win over Teton on Friday night.
Madison’s football team topped Thunder Ridge 33-27 in double overtime Friday to secure its first conference win of the season.
POCATELLO -- The last time Skyline's Nelah Roberts ran at the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello, the then-freshman finished by celebrating an individual and team 4A cross country state championship.
Somewhere in his head, Dakota Baker knew there were bigger things in life than the 2013 Emotion Bowl. He’s a smart guy. He had perspective, even as a teenager.
Back in the 18th century, before architects had the means to build bridges and tunnels and other modern ways to traverse mountains, they had to use brute force. They had to go right through them — with an axe.
Week 7 of the high school football season is upon us, which means it's time to check out a few storylines to follow. Here is a sampling.
At Skyline, Hillcrest's boys soccer used a 3-2 win over the Grizzlies to wrap up the regular-season slate and head into the 4A District 6 with the top seed.
At South Fremont, Teton's girls soccer team cruised to a 9-0 win over the Cougars.
A busy schedule isn’t a burden for Idaho National Laboratory employee and Mackay High School two-sport coach Kashia Hale.
Live on this side of the state long enough, even for just a few months during the fall, and you learn one thing about the high school football scene: Sugar-Salem is a force. The Diggers have won three straight 3A state championships. The personnel may change from year to year. The results ra…
At Hillcrest, Hadrien Pena scored twice and Isaac Woolley added the third goal as the Hillcrest boys soccer team remained unbeaten in conference play with a 3-0 win over Bonneville.
At Challis, setter Ava Undhjem finished with 25 digs, 22 assists, two kills and three aces for Watersprings on the way to a 17-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Challis.
The annual Civil War football game between Bonneville and Hillcrest will be held on October 8, 2021, at 7 pm at Thunder Stadium. Gates will open at 5 pm. Bonneville is the home team this year.
After two years in the 5A classification, Idaho Falls is moving back to 4A in 2022.
Scott Terry is a self-professed math guy. He loves the challenge of arranging numbers like pieces on a chessboard, of finding ways to make everything fit together neatly. It challenges his brain. He has to think through things to arrive at the right decision.
REXBURG -- The Sugar-Salem volleyball team found itself in unfamiliar territory on Saturday when the Diggers actually trailed in a match.
Bonneville tops Shelley to snap 16-game losing streak
RIGBY — Across nearly two hours Friday night, Rigby did what head coach Armando Gonzalez said his team had not to that point: Play a complete game. The Trojans thoroughly dominated Idaho Falls, 42-19, scoring on all but two series and turning this 5A top-five matchup into a blowout.
It's been two years, 16 straight losses to be exact, but the Bonneville football team is finally back in the win column.
The Sugar-Salem football team topped Preston 24-14 Friday for its third straight win.
Idaho Falls rallied in the second half but it wasn't enough as the Rigby girls soccer team held on to pick up its first conference win of the season with 3-2 final.
Ahead of Week 6 of the high school football season — the first in October! — here is a sampling of the more interesting matchups and storylines to follow.
On the Monday morning after Idaho Falls opened this new season with a blowout win, Skyler Olsen made his way to his first-hour classroom, expecting just that — another class, another school day, another day in his final year of high school. Except when the team’s starting quarterback entered…
At Shelley, Hillcrest's boys soccer team fell behind by a goal before rattling off four straight of its own, good for a 4-1 road win over the Russets.
At Madison, the Bobcats secured a close 3-2 win over Bonneville.
Here are a few pieces of news and notes from the past week.
There might not be a more interesting football story in the state than this one, at least in terms of team accomplishments: Idaho Falls has gone from winless to undefeated — so far.
The success Trae Henry had on East Sunnside road with the Hillcrest Knights has transferred north to Billings, Mont.
More than two weeks have passed by now, but Ryan Cook still remembers the emotions, the conversations, the feelings that descended upon his Idaho Falls boys soccer team when it earned its fourth win of the season. It’s over. It’s buried.
At the Border Wars cross country meet in Salt Lake City, Luke Athay of Idaho Falls placed third in the championship division with a time of 14:54.89. The next local finisher was Eli Gregory of Blackfoot with an 11th-place finish.
The physical scar on Teresa Ledezma’s left knee is barely noticeable, but the impact and the story behind the scar could be life changing for the Skyline senior.
With the end of Week 5 of the high school football season, we bring you the results. Here is a rehash of Friday night’s action.
Tiger Adolpho could have sworn he was ready. All day Friday, his decision made, he couldn’t wait to announce his college commitment. Let’s do this as soon as possible, he thought. The Rigby quarterback texted his friend Matt VanSteenkiste, who was creating the images Adolpho would post with …
South Fremont’s football team dropped its second game in a row Friday, falling 31-21 to Snake River in St. Anthony.
POCATELLO – Punter Ian Hershey caught the snap, took a few steps right and looked up. This is the moment that spoils the quaint dreams of high school football coaches: when punters decide to put the game in their hands.