Malad Dragons wrestling brings home 2A State Championship

Dragons also earn Academic State Champion trophy

The Malad High School wrestling team claimed the 2A Idaho State Wrestling Championship held Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, in the Idaho  Center in Nampa.

The Dragons show off their 2A State Championship Banner and trophy. The team also brought home the Academic State Championship for 2A for the second year in a row. Pictured are  (front, left to right) Carson McClain, Manager Bree Moon, Manager Shelby Udy, Robert Wray, Drew Heyder, Dallin Ward, Tucker Hess, Manager Paige Peabody, Derek Checketts, Chet Potter, Rhett Daniels, (back) Coach Devin Morrison, Coach Allen Edwards, Manager Kelbie Edwards, Gabe Cobabe, Brooks Bowman, Cal Willie, Logan Atkinson, Dallin Atkinson, Coach Nathan Eliason, Jayden Moon, Eric Eliason, Brock Udy, Coach Eric Fanning, Spencer Ward, Hazen Smith, Austin Atkinson, Wyatt Martin, Coach Nathan Whipple. Not pictured are Chase Davis, Hayden Peterson, Tristen Chelette, Joel McDonald, Matt Quinn, Michael Gallegos, Alex Saunders and Hugo Ramos.

The Dragons show off their 2A State Championship Banner and trophy. The team also brought home the Academic State Championship for 2A for the second year in a row. Pictured are (front, left to right) Carson McClain, Manager Bree Moon, Manager Shelby Udy, Robert Wray, Drew Heyder, Dallin Ward, Tucker Hess, Manager Paige Peabody, Derek Checketts, Chet Potter, Rhett Daniels, (back) Coach Devin Morrison, Coach Allen Edwards, Manager Kelbie Edwards, Gabe Cobabe, Brooks Bowman, Cal Willie, Logan Atkinson, Dallin Atkinson, Coach Nathan Eliason, Jayden Moon, Eric Eliason, Brock Udy, Coach Eric Fanning, Spencer Ward, Hazen Smith, Austin Atkinson, Wyatt Martin, Coach Nathan Whipple. Not pictured are Chase Davis, Hayden Peterson, Tristen Chelette, Joel McDonald, Matt Quinn, Michael Gallegos, Alex Saunders and Hugo Ramos.

Malad earned 149 points to claim the big win. Firth finished second with 147 points. Challis claimed the third place trophy with 136 points.

Malad knew before they headed off to state that they had won the Academic State Championship for the second year in a row. This is based off the grades of each of the wrestlers compared with all the other teams in the state. It is a great accomplishment for a team to win it two years in a row.

Malad also went into the tournament tied for the most wrestlers competing with 15. It would take every one of those wrestlers and every win they could muster, along with every pin and major decision, to help them claim the State Championship. Malad and Firth went back and forth the entire weekend. It came down to the final match of the tournament. Continue reading

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week: Brooks Bowman, Senior Offensive Lineman

This week’s featured player is senior offensive lineman Brooks Bowman.

#79 Brooks Bowman makes a block for #16 KC Snyder last week against Soda Springs.

#79 Brooks Bowman makes a block for #16 KC Snyder last week against Soda Springs.

Brooks gives everything he has when he steps onto the field for the Dragons, and excels in the weight room and works hard on the practice field. He also is the guy to bring the best out of his teammates.
Head coach Coda Tchida said, “Brooks is a great team player. He works so hard and gives us all he has day in and day out. He helps us a lot in the running game with his great blocking and also helps protect our quarterback. We need Brooks to step up and play great and he has done that every game this season.” Continue reading

Dylan Thorpe wins final football contest

Dylan Thorpe won first place in the final week of The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 21 winning teams. Second place went to Darin Hess who predicted 19 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Shelley who scored 49 points against South Fremont. Dylan will take home $15 for first place and Darin will take home $10 for second. Thanks to all who participated in this year’s contest. Scores for last week’s games follow below.  Continue reading

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week Josh Jensen, Senior Wide Receiver and Defensive End

Josh Jensen is one of ten seniors for the 2013 Malad High School Dragons

Josh Jensen (#2) and Brett Roedl (#18) cover a Marsh Valley reception in the Dragons first game of the year.

Josh Jensen (#2) and Brett Roedl (#18) cover a Marsh Valley reception in the Dragons first game of the year.

football team. He is 5’9″ 150 pounds and plays wide receiver and defensive end for the Dragons. He works hard in the weight room, at practice and during games. Josh also participates in basketball and baseball for Malad High School.

Head Coach Coda Tchida loves everything Jensen brings to the field for the Dragons. He Said, “Josh, like the rest of our seniors, gives us 110% at all times. He will do what needs to be done in order to push his teammates to be the best they can be both on and off the field. He is the type of kid who will play any position that the coaches ask him to play and he can pretty much fill in wherever he is needed.” Continue reading

American Legion to send care packages to service members stationed overseas

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 65 in Malad is putting together a care package drive for our troops overseas.  The public is asked to show their appreciation for the troops by donating items.  The Auxiliary is asking the public to donate items such as instant coffee, tea bags, powered creamer, powered Gatorade, pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, beef jerky, granola bars, dried fruit, snack-size crackers, chips, individually wrapped hard candy, suckers, mints, gum, sunflower seeds, baby wipes, disposable razors, eye drops, hand sanitizer, sun block, non-aerosol deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, lip balm, q-tips, tissue, bandages, nail clippers, combs, magazines, newspapers, crossword puzzles, playing cards, wash cloths, bandanas, socks, etc.

A donation box has been placed at the Malad Senior Center and the Auxiliary is also accepting monetary donations to go towards purchasing items and to help cover shipping costs to our troops overseas. The Auxiliary is also asking for addresses of local service members who are stationed overseas. For further information or to have donation items picked up, please call Marcia Stocks at 766-2424. All monetary donations can be sent to Tiffany Jones c/o American Legion Auxiliary Unit 65, 420 South Main Street, Malad, ID 83252.

Football Pick ’em Contest Week 8

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 26 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split. Continue reading

Royce Jones wins football contest

Royce Jones won first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 23 winning teams. Second place went to Susan Williams who predicted 21 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Highland who scored 61 points against Skyline. Royce will take home $15 for first place and Susan will take home $10 for second. Scores for last week’s games follow below. Continue reading

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week: Tanner Lewis, Senior Offensive and Defensive Lineman

Tanner Lewis is one of ten seniors for the 2013 Malad High School Dragons football team. He is a 5’9″ 165 pounds and plays both offensive and defensive line. He works hard both on and off the field and provides strength at his position. Tanner is also participates in cheerleading and works for the City during the summer.

Head Coach Coda Tchida loves everything Lewis brings to the

Tanner Lewis (#63) and Jason Jensen (#56) open up a running lane in a game against Ririe last month. Lewis was chosen as this week's MHS Featured Football Player of the Week sponsored by Dude Ranch Cafe.

Tanner Lewis (#63) and Jason Jensen (#56) open up a running lane in a game against Ririe last month. Lewis was chosen as this week’s MHS Featured Football Player of the Week sponsored by Dude Ranch Cafe.

field for the Dragons. He Said, “Tanner, like the rest of our seniors, gives us 110% at all times. He is a high-energy guy and a great athlete. He pushes himself and his teammates at practice, in the weight room, and during games.”

The Dragons are coming off of a bye week and have been preparing for district rival West Side for the past two weeks. “We always want to go out and get a win against West Side,” Lewis said. “They like to run the ball and are very aggressive on the defensive side of the ball. We have been watching a lot of film and going hard during practice for the past two weeks. We will be prepared to come out in front of our home crowd on Senior Night and get a win,” he continued.

Tanner also noted that Malad’s success starts with the offensive and defensive lines. He said, “Our offense relies on the line to keep our quarterback protected and to get our run game going. We have to be on top of our game against a very aggressive West Side defense in order to be successful Friday night. On the defensive side of the ball we have to take on blocks and stuff the run game, and that all starts with the defensive line pushing the opponents’ offensive line back.”

This will be Malad’s final regular season home game of the season and the Dragons want to make it a memorable night. “We want nothing more than to go out and beat West Side on Senior Night. It is crazy that the season has gone by so fast already and that this will be the last time the seniors will suit up in front of this crowd under the lights on our home field. We want to go out and perform well on both sides of the ball and get a win,” Lewis finished.

Malad and West Side will kickoff on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Malad. Come out and watch the game and cheer on Tanner and the Dragons on Senior Night.

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Football Pick ’em Contest Week 7

 

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 26 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split. Continue reading

Brooks Thorpe wins football contest

 

Brooks Thorpe won first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 22 winning teams. Second place went to Royce Jones who predicted 21 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Marsing who scored 59 points against McCall. Brooks will take home $15 for first place and Royce will take home $10 for second. Scores for last week’s games follow below.

K-C Oil
West Jefferson 0 @ Firth 47
Aberdeen @ West Side*

Cordingly Pump & Irrigation
Ririe 12 @ S. Fremont 34
American Falls 0 @ Soda Springs 36

Ward Feed & Seed
Declo 6 @ Wendell 7
Salmon 26 @ N. Fremont 32

Malad Drive In
McCall 7 @ Marsing 59
Valley 6 @ Oakley 28

Do It Best Hess Lumber & Home Center
Burley 0 @Century 49
Snake River 0 @ Teton 17

Thomas Market
Shelley 35 @ Preston 7
Blackfoot 28 @ Bonneville 34

Evans Co-op True Value
Twin Falls 40 @ Skyline 20
Hillcrest 0 @ Highland 52

ATC Communications
BYU 31 @ Utah St. 14
North Dakota 28 @ Idaho St. 25

Dude Ranch Café
UC Davis 21 @ So. Utah 3
Weber St. 19 @ E. Washington 41

Thomas Electric & Furniture
Wash. 28 @ Stanford 31
Ohio St. 40 @ Northwestern 30

Flags West Truck Stop
Carolina 6 @ Arizona 22
Denver 51 @ Dallas 48

Allen Drug & Variety
Detroit 9 @ Green Bay 22
Houston 3 @ San Francisco 34

Griffiths OK Tire
Kansas City 26 @ Tennessee 17
New Orleans 26 @ Chicago 18

*West Side and Aberdeen was incorrectly added to the contest this week and the game was not played as West Side actually played Bear Lake while Aberdeen had a bye week. The game was scratched and totals were taken from the remaining 25 games.