Jeff Papworth



The Daily Telegram – Youth wrestling programs set foundation for varsity success

Hudson High School wrestling coach Scott Marry has seen the benefits from a youth wrestling program at all angles.

Marry was eight years old when he first wrestled under former Hudson varsity coach Pat Malarney in the 1970s, and he has coached young wrestlers at Hudson since he took over as head coach in 1990.

Now, as an observer of other prep wrestling teams in Lenawee County, he also sees it paying dividends for them.



Idaho State Journal – HS football: The versatility of Hilario Carrillo — Aberdeen’s star has a skill that may surprise you

Aberdeen’s star football player was riddled with nerves.

Hilario Carrillo did not want to let his teammates down and had to be flawless if the Tigers were going to clinch first-place cheer trophies at state in Nampa.

Idaho State Journal – ISU women’s bball: Grace Kenyon is Idaho State’s all-around star and she’s just getting started

Asking too little of Grace Kenyon has the same effect that is felt by someone who is asked to do too much.

The Idaho State women’s basketball player has a thirst to deliver in all areas of her game as a result.

The outcome of the mindset is Kenyon’s name showing up in the top three in all statistical categories for the Bengals. The redshirt freshman is averaging 12.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game going into ISU’s matchup against Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. today at Reed Gym.


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Idaho State Journal – HS baseball: Batboy with Down syndrome ignites Poky from the dugout (video)

POCATELLO — The Pocatello baseball team tried doing a good deed, designating an Irving Middle School special education student to be its batboy for a district game against Preston.

The players found out later that Marshall Hill, an eighth grader with Down syndrome, may have been doing them the favor as Pocatello pulled out a 2-0 win Wednesday at Halliwell Park.

Idaho State Journal – HS girls basketball: Snake River holds off No. 1 Sugar-Salem 60-53 (Highlights)

MORELAND — Snake River players, along with their coach, were stationed in the back of their bus rolling toward Moreland.

They were communicating while chowing down on their chicken salad sandwiches served up by parents. The conversation could have been unpleasant after being blown out by Teton 58-30 on Thursday. But Panthers coach Rich Dunn said it was anything but.

“I had one of the most enjoyable bus rides home, which never happens, especially after getting a shellacking like that,” Dunn said. “Just like any family, over the dinner table a lot of things can get solved and worked out.”

The coach wouldn’t enjoy having a dinner-table meeting more with any group of players than the one he has. The takeaway from the chat was they were just a few plays from being a good team, despite suffering a loss by 28 points, the biggest margin of defeat this season.

They weren’t wrong.

The Panthers (8-3) gave No. 1 Sugar-Salem its first loss of the season as Snake River rolled to a 60-53 victory Saturday in Moreland.


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The Daily Telegram – Oliver retiring from Adrian schools after 32 years of teaching

When Adrian resident Sally Oliver was in the third grade, she found her calling. It involved school desks and a chalkboard, which sat in her basement so she could play “school.”

Her favorite role was teacher. Then, long after her siblings grew tired of her mock lessons, it became more than an act as she has taught for 32 years at Adrian Public Schools.

This school year is the last for the second-grade teacher at Alexander Elementary School with plans of retirement.