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Wright captures Bowl Picks crown

January 7, 2014
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By GREG MADSON  Citizen Publisher There were about 15 entries in the Citizen’s annual college big game Bowl Picks contest this year. Of those, Ryan Wright of Franklin rolled to the win. Wright correctly picked 22 of the 35 games, including the BCS National Championship with a Florida State win. Coming in second was...

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Bees sting Preston boys

December 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston Indians went into the Christmas break with a disappointing loss to Bonneville on Dec. 20 at home. They brought home a win from Bear Lake on Dec. 19 and hoped to carry that momentum into the Bonneville game, but took too long to find their stride....

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PHS girls slay Dragons

December 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls had a good night at home against Malad on Saturday, Dec. 21, but shot poorly against Bonneville on Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the road. The result was a split week with a 53-31 win over the Dragons and a 43-19 loss to Bonneville. The team...

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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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Aggies win Poinsettia Bowl

December 27, 2013
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Joey DeMartino Named Offensive MVP With 143 Rushing Yards; Doughty Tabbed Defensive MVP With Eight Tackles, Forced Fumble By Zach Fisher, USU Sports Informatino SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Behind 143 rushing yards from hometown talent Joey DeMartino, Utah State defeated No. 24 Northern Illinois, 21-14, Thursday night to win the 2013 San Diego County...

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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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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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