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Hidden talent: Wilson named co-freshman of the year

December 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor He loves to run and has a natural talent for the sport. That may explain why a 22-year-old freshman from Preston was named co-freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference last month as a member of Utah State’s crosscountry track team. Colby Wilson received his award...

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Evans receives national award

December 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Josh Evans, agricultural educator at Preston High School, is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Ideas Unlimited Award on Dec. 7 at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas. Evans received the award for his design and construction of a...

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Pirate girls lose in overtime

December 23, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s girls’ basketball team played back-to-back games this week. The first, on Wednesday, was in Aberdeen. It was the Pirates’ first district game of the season and it was also their closest game of the season. They lost in overtime 63-60. They played the Bear Lake Grizzlies...

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WS loses to Firth

December 23, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s boys’ basketball team lost against Firth on Wednesday night. Because the Pirates were missing two players, Jason Wade and Tristen Cox due to injuries, the team was at an extreme disadvantage. In the end, West Side lost 58-38. During the Christmas break, the Pirates travel to...

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School food drive

December 18, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County schools collected more canned food and other commodities than ever, said Jenny Hollingsworth, who co-chairs the drive with Krista Christensen. The schools play a huge part of the Elks Christmas Baskets. This year they gathered over 7,300 items to help families. Both county junior high schools...

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Castleton to bring new boy band to Preston schools

December 18, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston’s Tyler Castleton has assembled a boy-band called “Beyond 5,“ (B 5) that is taking Utah by storm and look like they have a bright future. The group is made up of 15 to 18 year old boys Castleton found from auditions held across the country. B 5...

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Indians thump Marsh Valley

December 17, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians played well last week despite losing to Century 77-69 on the road on Dec. 10. Down by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter, Preston was able to take advantage of Century’s foul trouble and close the gap considerably. Last Saturday they turned around...

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PHS girls beat Bear Lake

December 17, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls lost to Pocatello at home, but beat Bear Lake on the road last week, making it a pretty good week. They travel to Bonneville on Dec. 17, and host Malad on Dec. 21. Varsity plays at 7:30 p.m. Preston beat the Bears for the second...

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WS girls drop two games

December 17, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s girls’ basketball team lost both of their back-to-back games last week. Against Marsh Valley on Thursday the Pirates lost 62-45 and on Friday lost 52-20 to American Falls. This week is packed with three games. They start with a conference game in Aberdeen on Wednesday, then...

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WS wrestlers get experience

December 17, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side wrestling team really kicked off their season last week at a two-day tournament hosted by Marsh Valley. This week the Pirate wrestlers are busy with a meet at Preston on Wednesday and then a two-day tournament in Malad on Friday and Saturday. The team has...

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