Idaho’s 5A and 4A high school sports classifications are set for a major shift in 2018. Skyview joins the 5A classification, while Columbia, Nampa and Kuna move from 5A to 4A. But history shows these classes don’t matter much on the football field.
Season 3 of Netflix’s “Last Chance U” features Hawaii kicker Nino Alibegic, who was a backup at an Idaho high school and only played one year of football before college. The popular documentary on junior college football moves to Kansas’ Independence Community College after two years at East Mississippi.
Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch journey to the NFL began in Riggins, Idaho, where he was an all-sport star.. He went on to walk-on at Boise State and became Mountain West defensive player of the year.
Ruger Piva of Challis, Idaho, enters the 2018 Snake River Stampede rodeo ranked 31st among bull riders in the PRCA standings. He’s broken out during his second year on the tour after winning two high school state wrestling titles and a national college title.
The Snake River Stampede rodeo returns to Nampa, Idaho, for its 103rd edition July 17 to July 21, 2018. The rodeo draws some of the top cowboys in the world to the Ford Idaho Center. Information on tickets and what to watch for.
Jonathan Lucroy singled home Matt Chapman in the 11th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in front of the largest crowd to watch a baseball game at the Coliseum.
Dylan Covey baffled Seattle hitters allowing just two hits in 8 1/3 innings, Avisail Garcia hit a three-run home run in his return off the disabled list, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Mariners 5-0.