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NAMPA NAMES NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Ty Thomas will take over as the athletic director for the Bulldogs, the school announced Monday.

Thomas replaces John Gregory, who is retiring after 27 years at the school, 11 as the athletic director. The school originally hired Dominic De La Paz to replace Gregory. But he has since become an elementary school principal in the district.

EAGLE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOP 5A SCHOOLS

The neighboring West Ada School District high schools tied for the Idaho High School Activities Association’s School of Excellence award for 5A programs.

The award recognizes the schools with the top scores weighing three components — academic, performance at IHSAA state championships and citizenship, a self evaluation that includes deductions for ejections of players and coaches.

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