The top high school girls soccer teams and players to watch in the 5A and 4A Southern Idaho Conference for the 2018 season. The Boise-based league has 14 players committed to a Division I program entering the season.
Previewing each high school football team in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference heading into the 2018 season. Includes a preseason coaches’ poll and rankings of all nine teams from the Boise, Idaho, area.
The top high school football players to watch in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference for the 2018 season. The list recognizes some of the top talent in Boise, Idaho, in the 5A classification, including several recruited by Division I teams.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill is battling to become the backup to Drew Brees. But he’s also still working out on special teams in training camp. The former BYU QB broke out on special teams last year and delivered a big hit on kickoff coverage last week.
Boise High’s Tracy Leinen will retire ahead of the 2018-19 school year. Leinen, the only female athletic director in the Southern Idaho Conference, served 32 years in the Boise School District, including the last 20 as the athletic director for the Braves.
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.
The 2018 Big Sky football preseason team and media and coaches’ polls were released Monday. Montana’s Josh Buss, a Mountain View High grad, was elected the league’s preseason defensive player of the year. Idaho was picked fourth by the coaches and fifth by the media.
Montana State’s starting quarterback, Chris Murray, will miss the entire 2018 season for academic reasons. That opens the door for Mountain View High grad Tucker Rovig, a redshirt freshman, to start for the Bobcats.
The Boise State women’s soccer program got a verbal commitment from Bishop Kelly defender Alicia Chatterton as part of the 2021 recruiting class. Chatterton follows in her sister Aubree Chatterton’s footsteps with the Broncos.
The West Ada School District has picked the name and mascot for its new high school: The Owyhee Storm. The school board selected Storm after a protest from Eagle High over the original mascot, the Thunder. The school is set to open in 2020.
The Houston Astros traded reliever and Boise High grad James Hoyt to the Cleveland Indians on July 6, 2018. Hoyt joins Borah High grad Stephen Fife with the Indians’ Triple-A club, the Columbus Clippers.
Eagle High pitcher Gabi Peters has verbally committed to the Stanford softball program. The former Boise State commit chose Stanford because of its academic reputation. She has a 4.0 GPA and can throw 70 mph.
Timberline High has hired Scott Scharton as its next baseball coach. Scharton led California’s Clovis High to two national titles as an assistant coach the past 21 years. He will lead the Wolves in 2019.
Tanner Mangum is one of four quarterbacks battling to become BYU’s starter for the 2018 football season. The Eagle High grad struggled with injuries and his performance last season. He’s in a race with Beau Hoge, Joe Critchlow and Zach Wilson.