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Dietrich does well at tourney

January 8, 2013
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BECKSTEAD DOW 10-17 3X2

By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers tested their skills in the massive Rollie Lane tournament, held in the Idaho Center on Jan. 4-5. With over 500 wrestlers in its competitive pool, this tournament hosts teams from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and California. The Rollie Lane tournament is so large, in...

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WS girls drop game to Grace

January 8, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3

By CONNOR WALDRON West Side sports writer DAYTON – The West Side girls lost a seven-point, non-district game against the visiting Grace Grizzlies on Friday, Dec. 28, in Dayton, despite outscoring their opponent by seven in the last quarter. Grace sunk the Pirates 50-43. First-year West Side coach Kelli Hobson praised her young team...

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Photo files, Preston vs West Side Basketball

January 8, 2013
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Preston ended a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 50-38 victory over visiting West Side. The gym was nearly full and the crowd fully involved as the game remained within the grasp of either team until near the end. Preston took charge in the first quarter with a 17-12 lead but a poor...

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School funding under the microscope

January 4, 2013
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Preston and West Side School districts are among the 16 poorest funded in Idaho.

Former chief economist says lawmakers don’t live up to Constitutional duty  For 25 years, Ferguson served as the state’s chief economist, working for both Democratic and Republican governors. After retiring in 2010, Ferguson became director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, a nonpartisan nonprofit. The organization’s self-described mission is to bring fact-based information...

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Hobson: WS basketball coach returns

December 31, 2012
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TAX FORMS 2012 2x3

By CITIZEN STAFF  New West Side High School girls’ basketball coach Kelli Hobson is returning to her roots, having played basketball in Dayton some years ago. Following her time as a Pirate, she played college-level volleyball and basketball at Colorado Northwestern for two years. That’s where she met her husband, Bryon, who played as...

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Bodily gives back

December 26, 2012
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Amanda and Stanton Bodily pose for a photograph at the Ronald
McDonald House in Phoenix, Ariz.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When Amanda Bodily was a senior at Preston High School last year, the Indian cheerleader wanted to recycle formal prom dresses for her senior project. She hoped to have the support of girls who have attended formal dances or proms in recent years, and she did. The plan...

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Indians drop close game with Century

December 24, 2012
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LDS CURRICULUM 2013

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston’s first district game was at home against Century on Wednesday, Dec. 18, where they lost 57-54. The Indians managed to stay in the game and make Century sweat, despite having to come back from an 11 point deficit late in the third quarter. Down just two at...

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Grapplers do well at home

December 24, 2012
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen In Preston’s second home meet of the season, Indian wrestlers grappled with opponents from Bear Lake, Malad and West Side on Thursday. In the first dual meet against Bear Lake, Preston emerged with a team win of 56-24. Seth Gregory, Cameron Dietrich, Justin Longhurst and Josh Greene each...

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Blackfoot loss: Poor first quarter dooms PHS girls

December 24, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls played the Broncos in Blackfoot on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The road trip ended in a 51-41 loss. A poor first quarter is mainly to blame where Preston allowed the Broncos a 19-2 lead to start things off and ended the quarter trailing 15. “We just...

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Pirates win

December 24, 2012
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2012 XMAS CLEARANCE

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The West Side Pirate boys travelled to Firth Thursday and beat the 2A, third-ranked Cougars 59-55. West Side Coach Tyler Brown said Firth always plays well at home and it’s a tough place to play. “But we got away with a win,” he said. West Side, now 3-2...

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