COVID-19 attempted to throw a wrench into the recruiting process, but Rigby’s Ruby Murdoch has chosen where she will continue her basketball career.
The Idaho High School wrestling tournament took place Feb. 27-28, giving Jefferson and Clark County students a chance to display their athletic abilities on the state stage.
NAMPA – It’s the cruelest of sounds that only the most spiteful of basketball gods would appreciate.
The area’s best rivalry has been conspicuously one-sided this season.
Cheers and applause were already beginning to rise from the Rigby bench and the maroon-clad faithful in the stands with 35 seconds left in regulation of last week's 5A District 5-6 girls basketball championship game.
The Ririe lady Bulldogs defeated Firth High School 43-41 Feb. 11, sending them to the state championships starting Feb. 20. They will play Declo at 8 p.m. at Kuna High School.
Tanoa Togiai, Rigby’s much heralded defensive lineman, had 15 offers from colleges both large and small, each wanting the 6-foot-7, 295-pounder to be a foundation on their defense.
The Thunder Ridge student section chanted ‘Feel the Pressure’ and clapped as Rigby senior Ruby Murdoch stepped to the free throw line with three seconds left in last week’s 5A District 5-6 tournament semifinal game and Thunder Ridge leading 48-46.
It was a memorable Wednesday at Rigby High Feb. 5 as the afternoon started with football players Tanoa Togiai and Christian Fredericksen signing national letters of intent. The nightcap of the day was another thrilling basketball game between Rigby and Madison in eastern Idaho’s most fierce …
A year ago, the Rigby High School girls basketball team went the distance versus No. 1 seeded Highland, prompting a second 5A District 5-6 championship game and ultimately winning 52-46 in overtime for its first district title since 2012.
At Thunder Ridge, the Rigby High School girls basketball team edged Thunder Ridge 59-55 last week for a conference win in a battle between the top two teams in 5A District 5-6.
Dave Hadley, West Jefferson varsity boys basketball coach, celebrated a milestone 350 wins Jan. 18 with the Panthers’ 62–45 win over Ririe.
RIRIE---A tight 2A Nuclear Conference race became tighter Jan. 25.
As fifth graders, Keegan Thompson, Tanoa Togiai, Christian Fredericksen, Trey Talbot, Zhigy Falevai and Brigham Youngstrom were bonded by football and friendship.
Ririe native Jordan Hamilton played numerous sports at Ririe High School, but if his friends were to pick one he might eventually coach, Hamilton said they would pick football.
Armando Gonzalez made the call and his players responded. That’s the only way to describe the coach’s decision to go for a two-point conversion in overtime in the 5A state championship game.
Triston Rogers of Rigby wrestled much of his life, beginning in third grade and continuing through high school. Now, Rogers is passing his knowledge of the sport onto wrestlers at West Jefferson High School as the school’s newest wrestling coach.
For the first time in recent memory, a Ririe High School athlete has signed with a college volleyball program.
It took just one visit for Rigby quarterback Keegan Thompson to know he wanted to play for Idaho State University.
When two-time wrestling state placer Bubba Summers moved from Kamiah, Idaho to Dubois earlier this year, he found himself at a school without a wrestling team.
Warcats fans had much to cheer about this year after the co-op football team finished 2019 as conference champions. But next year, there will be no Warcats fans, because there will be no Warcats.
Boys basketball season began last week, and local teams are at different levels starting off.
Wrestling season began last week, and local wrestling teams are putting their skills to the test on the mat.
Girls basketball teams at Rigby, Ririe and West Jefferson are all young this year, but coaches have high hopes for their players.
When long-time, successful girls basketball coach Damien Smith left Ririe High School to accept a superintendent position in Wyoming, he left some big shoes to fill.
While it remains to be seen how negotiations will play out over the next year, Minor League Baseball officials are worried about how losing teams like the Idaho Falls Chukars could affect the future of the sport.
As of Saturday morning, Rigby High School owned 10 state titles in boys basketball and 10 state titles combined between girls and boys track, but had never a state title in football.
The Warcats’ season has come to an end after an overall well-played season compared with 2018.
It looked like a boxing match between two of the state's top 5A teams, with Rigby landing shots early and Eagle responding with punishing blows of its own.
Fall sports are coming to an end, and in Rigby, the excitement is only partially over. Two Rigby teams had their best seasons since becoming part of 5A Districts. The cross country team took sixth place at state Nov. 2. Meanwhile, the football team claimed the district championship and will …
At Rigby, the Rigby High School boys soccer team edged Madison 1-0 to add to an already tight race for 5A District 5-6 tournament seeds.
At Ririe, the Bulldogs defeated North Fremont 25-21, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21 for a volleyball conference win Oct. 3.
Local high school athletes and coaches from Rigby, Ririe and West Jefferson High Schools were recognized at the Bingham Healthcare Sports Stars Banquet May 23.
Former Osgood resident and Skyline High School softball standout, Rylee Jensen, was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week April 29, for the fifth time during the 2019 season at Brigham Young University-Provo.
In only their fifth season, the Rigby Royals rugby team has won back-to-back Division 2 State Championships beating the Renegades out of Boise 29-17 May 11 in Mountain Home.
The Sugar-Salem boys won their third consecutive 3A track state championship and sixth in seven years, edging familiar foe Kimberly for another blue trophy and state banner.
RIRIE — Another district track meet, another addition to the trophy cases of Salmon and West Jefferson High Schools.
Rigby and West Jefferson High Schools have both advanced to the state tournament in their respective conferences May 9.
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The Rigby softball team is preparing for its final two games of the season in a double-header against Madison May 1.
Former Rigby High School students Ben Fullmer and Keegan Zundel signed with Blue Mountain Community College out of Pendleton, Ore. during an April 5 prospect camp.
The Post Register’s 2018-19 All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year has made her decision regarding her athletic future and more importantly, which sport she will play.
Rigby High School’s Kenadee French will be trading her maroon and gold in for purple, gold and white next school year.
A pair of Rigby athletes claimed titles in throwing events in Boise April 6. Senior and Utah State signee Nathan Franz won boys elite shot put with a mark of 56-10.5 while senior and Wyoming signee Mateya Mobley won girls elite shot put with 39-2.5.
A Rigby Middle School gymnast was one of seven local gymnasts from the Madison Gymnastics Center in Rexburg to qualify to compete in the Men’s Junior Olympic National Championship in Reno, Nev.
Rigby graduate, and Montana Western senior, Tori Anderson, was named to the NAIA All-Tournament First Team after helping lead the 30-4 Montana Western Bulldogs to a 75-59 win over Oklahoma City on March 19 in the NAIA basketball championship.
In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Michael Ure of Ririe High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Idaho Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Ure is the first Gatorade Idaho Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Ri…
Ririe wrestling won its fifth consecutive state team title Feb. 23 at Holt Arena in Pocatello, outscoring second place finisher Declo 201-180.
The Ririe boys basketball team finished their season with a third place trophy March 2 after defeating Cole Valley 80-65, capping off a 24-2 season.
REXBURG – It was ugly at times, with shots clanking off the rim, loose basketballs seemingly bouncing from end to end, and fouls marring any semblance of rhythm.
RIGBY — Nathan Franz celebrated his 18th birthday by finalizing his athletic future.
ST. ANTHONY-- The No. 1 seeded Ririe boys basketball team looked to make it three consecutive titles in the 2A District 6 championship game on Wednesday night, but needed to find some answers against a No. 2 seeded North Fremont squad that seemed poised for the upset.
This weekend’s state wrestling tournament will feature seven wrestlers from Rigby High School after the team finished in 4th place during the district tournament Feb. 13.
The three Jefferson County girls basketball teams fell short at state last week after having great seasons.
At Rexburg, second-seeded Rigby avenged two regular-season losses to rival Madison, defeating the No. 1 Bobcats 54-44 in 5A District 5-6 tournament game on Feb. 14. With the win, Rigby (19-4) earned a trip to the state tournament. Madison (20-3) drops to the loser’s bracket and will host Hig…