Nelson named new basketball coach at Taylor’s CrossingTaylor’s Crossing announced the hiring of Cody Nelson as its new boys basketball coach.

The Idaho Falls Bandits opened defense of their American Legion World Series championship on Saturday in front of a spirited but socially-distanced crowd at Melaleuca Field.

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Professional heptathlete and 2010 Madison High School graduate Chari Hawkins completed day one of heptathlon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, with 3,702 points. That total puts her in 11th place through four events on Wednesday evening.

So I’ve been told I can’t really consider myself an Idaho Falls sports writer until I cover the War Bonnet Roundup.

The War Bonnet Roundup returns to Idaho Falls today, highlighted by several of rodeo’s top competitors, including current the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association all-around leader Stetson Wright and three other top-10 cowboys.

At Peoria, Ariz., the Idaho Falls Bandits outlasted the Stars (Ariz.) 2-0 behind solid pitching from Caden Christensen and Brody Owens in the Four Corner Classic tournament. Tavyn Lords had an RBI triple in the fourth and then scored on a wild pitch for the only runs of the game. The Bandits…

SALT LAKE CITY — The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance took center stage Friday in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star.

Ryan Looney will be named the next men's head basketball coach at Idaho State University. Multiple sources confirmed the news to the Journal. CBS Sports was the first to report it. An introductory press conference is expected Friday at ISU.

Six Idaho Falls figure skaters, representing both the Idaho Falls Figure Skating Club and the USFSA Learn to Skate USA program, traveled to compete in the Glacier Challenge in Missoula, Montana, March 22-23.

The Triple Threat Wrestling team from Blackfoot recently entered the Rumble in Reno national tournament. There were more than 2,600 wrestlers from 490 teams from all the western states. Triple Threat placed 22 of its 31 wrestlers in the top-six, taking the first-place team trophy by 28 point…