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…

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Clinging to a one point lead with a little more than three minutes remaining in the game the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team needed one play, one play to change the momentum versus rival Skyline.

The Ririe High School boys basketball team took over the No. 1 spot in the 2A ranks of the first boys basketball state media poll of 2019 released Tuesday.

At Rexburg, the Idaho Falls High School boys basketball team outlasted Idaho 5A No. 1 ranked Madison 63-58 in overtime to hand the Bobcats their first loss to an Idaho team this season.

At Logan, Utah, Idaho 5A boys basketball No. 1 Madison was handed its first loss of the season Thursday night, 66-57 to Skyview, Utah, in a game played on the campus of Utah State.

At Hillcrest, a 26-point third quarter propelled the Rigby High School boys basketball team to a win over former conference opponent Hillcrest.

At Jerome, the Rigby High School girls basketball team had an impressive defensive showing in a 52-15 win over host team Jerome to win the Jerry Callen Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday afternoon.

At Skyline, four players finished with double-figure scoring for the Skyline High School girls basketball team in a nonconference win over Ridgevue.

The Utah State-eastern Idaho connection continued by way of Rexburg as the Aggies landed another recruit.

RIRIE — The third quarter provided the firepower for the Ririe High School girls basketball team in Wednesday’s 2A Nuclear Conference opener versus Firth.