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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (May 5-10)

BASEBALL J.T. Williams, Eagle: The senior and Washington signee led the Mustangs to the 5A District Three championship. Williams, who started at shortstop, entered in the eighth inning in relief of starting pitcher Griffen Page, holding off Capital for a

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 28-May 3)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL Sage Diehm, Skyview: The North Carolina commit pitched a no-hit shutout last week. Diehm, a junior, struck out 10 and walked one as the

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Corps seeks public input for Boise River study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District and the Idaho Water Resources Board are conducting a series of meetings this week for the Boise River Feasibility Study, which will focus on ways to reduce flood risk, and meet

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 21-26)

These selections are one day later than usual, but Varsity Extra athletes of the week will return to its normal release date of Monday next week. Please send nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous

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Boise State to host ‘Application Day’ events May 8 in Boise, Nampa

Boise State University will host two Application Day events on Thursday, May 8, to assist prospective students with the admission and financial aid process. This is in advance of the May 15 priority admission date for the fall 2014 semester.

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Weather is perfect for mountain biking in the Foothills

Spring MTB

Photo by Roger Phillips Every sport has its prime season, and it’s now if you’re a mountain biker. Trails are in great shape – dry, but not dusty. Firm and traction is good, but with occasional patches of sand and

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 7-12)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL Cody Reilly, Mountain View: The senior second baseman registered at least two hits in each of Mountain View’s three victories last week. Reilly went

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Volunteers build a new trail at Avimor

AVIMOR trail

Photo by Roger Phillips Crews from the Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, DaVita Dialysis, and many other volunteers put the finishing touches on a new beginner trail at Avimor on Sunday. While SWIMBA has built and maintained many trails, this

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Boise High basketball standout chooses Seattle Pacific

Boise High’s Sam Simpson, the reigning 5A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year, recently committed to play men’s basketball for Seattle Pacific starting this fall. The 6-foot-8 senior forward averaged a league-leading 18.5 points and 10.8 rebounds during the

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Risch implores U.S. Secretary of State to help free Abedini

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Jim Risch urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to increase pressure on Iran to release Boisean Saeed Abedini. Abedini was imprisoned in September of 2012 for his involvement in Christian home

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