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An Idaho law banning nearly all abortions would take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion.  The court with a 6-3 conservative majority will hear arguments tomorrow over a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.  That would trigger an Idaho law banning all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) says that Highway 55 between Smith's Ferry and Round Valley Road is expected to remain closed for another seven to ten days.  The stretch of the state highway approximately 20 miles south of Cascade has been closed since Nov. 18 after a rockfall blocked the roadway.

The Idaho Department of Transportation will require single-lane closures on Interstate 84 between Jerome and Twin Falls to add an extra lane.  The extra lane will be between the South Jerome Interchange and the Twin Falls Interchange.

More information is being released following a shooting in a Twin Falls neighborhood last week.  36 year old James Clayson is being held on a million dollar bond after being shot in the stomach.  Officer Matt Rickards was treated for an injured hand.  Police responded to the home on the report that Clayson was inside with a gun drinking beer.  When he was being taken into custody he tried to get to the officer’s gun.

The Oakley valley arts council has closed the Howells opera House.  They are raising funds to repair a sagging ceiling.  Organizers say no Christmas concert this year.

39 year old Nathan Wrigley of Burley has been accused of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16.  His preliminary hearing is set for December 10th.

Idaho gas prices have dropped a penny.  Triple A said Fears of a global economic slowdown triggered a $10 drop in price of crude oil.  Idaho’s average price is $3.68.  In Twin Falls the price is $3.82.

SPORTS

The College of Southern Idaho women’s basketball team jumped to 10th in the national rankings this week. At 7-1 this season, CSI has won four straight, since a tough ten point loss against 15th-ranked Central Arizona.  This week marks the start of Scenic West Athletic Conference play, but the game at USU-Eastern Wednesday has been canceled, due to ongoing Covid-19 issues facing the Eagles.  Now CSI gears up to host Snow College on Saturday with game time at 1, a team they beat 83-57 in the Region 18 Championship, back in April.

In high school basketball yesterday, Hansen downed Compass Charter 62 to 56.  Twin Falls said no to Ridgeview 54 to 42. 

On today’s schedule first for the boys Lighthouse Christian travels to Ambrose.  Butte County is at Carey.  Castleford is at Hansen and Camas County travels to Twin Falls Christian academy.  All games start at 7:30.

On the girls side, Butte goes to Carey, Camas Country is at Twin Falls Christian Academy, Declo is at Kimberly, Burley is at Jerome, Gooding at Buhl, Minico at Canyon Ridge, Dietrich at Wendell, Century at Filer, Castleford at Lighthouse Christian, Mountain Home at Wood River, Valley at Shoshone, Richfield at Rockland and Oakley is at Murtaugh.

Boise State men's basketball continues its three-game home stand tonight, against Saint Louis, at ExtraMile Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. MT.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast in the morning.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 34. East wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast in the evening.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Monday:  A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

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Idaho’s parole board is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow on a request to reduce the death penalty sentence of an inmate with terminal cancer to a sentence of life in prison.  Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr. was convicted of a double murder in 1985.  The 65 year old Pizzuto, has been on death row for 35 years after being convicted for the July 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors at a cabin north of McCall.

Idaho State Police say that a driver killed in car crash, on Friday night in Boise County, has been identified as a missing Montana man.  The driver of the single-car rollover crash on State Highway 21 has been identified as Michael Edward Lopez of Missoula, Montana.  Police say the 71 year old Lopez was traveling south when his pickup left the edge of the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment.

Two lawsuits filed against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts have been consolidated into one lawsuit.  The two lawsuits each argue that the map is unconstitutional because it splits up more counties than necessary.

Vaccine mandates are back on in Idaho.  According to health officials at St Luke’s less than one percent of staff is non-compliant but that’s due in part to the number of medical and religious exemptions that were granted.  Upwards to 9 percent of staff members have been given exemptions.

Authorities in Twin Falls arrested 36 year old James C. Clayson who they identified as the man involved in the late night shooting last week.  He has a million dollar bond for attempting to remove a weapon from an officer.  He and the Officer were released from the hospital last week.

Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.8% from September to October, making the state’s unemployment rate tied for fourth-best in the nation.  The Idaho Department of Labor also said that the state’s labor force grew by nearly 1,500 to more than 907,000.

SPORTS

Over the weekend CSI mens and womens basketball teams did well.  First for the women, 12th ranked CSI, defeated Eastern Wyoming 62 to 40.  For the Men, it was 23rd ranked CSI 84 over McCook community college 84 to 75.  The scenic west conference play starts this Wednesday.

In college football from over the weekend, Boise State Broncos took another loss.  This time The San Diego state Aztecs ended regular season play downing the broncos 27 to 16.  The Broncos overall record is 4 wins 3 losses in the Mountain West conference. The Broncos should now learn of their bowl destination in the coming days but with a five-loss season, they may likely stay home for the bowl season.

Boise State men's basketball continues its three-game home stand tomorrow, against St. Louis, at ExtraMile Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. MT.

Boise State volleyball, the 2021 Mountain West tournament champions, will face No. 11 seed and host BYU with 28 wins and 1 loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7 p.m. MT at George Albert Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah.

Over the thanksgiving weekend, in Girls Basketball Berenice Vargas posted a game-high 20 points and Carey picks up its second win of the season after the 44-36 overtime victory over Shoshone.

Elsewhere Burley defeated Canyon Ridge 49 to 18.  It was Lighthouse Christian 47 Twin Falls Christian Academy 14 and Dietrich defeated Richfield 40 to 38.

There is one boy’s game from Saturday.  Preston defeated Burley 49 to 45.  On today’s schedule Hansen will play Compass Charter in Meridian at 5 and Ridgeview travels to Twin Falls with game time at 7:30.  For the girls, Bliss travels to Dietrich with the action beginning at 6. 

Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which bars transgender women and girls from competing on collegiate and K-12 women’s and girls’ sports teams, hasn’t been active for over a year while it’s being challenged in court. Now, the law’s defenders are pushing a federal district court to unfreeze enforcement.  The legal challenge led a judge to freeze, or enjoin, the ban in August of 2020 to prevent “irreparable” harm to two student-athletes who brought forth the challenge. But in June, a higher court remanded, or sent the case back to a lower court, because both students were no longer enrolled in their perspective schools and wouldn’t be immediately affected by the law.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the evening.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 52. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 52. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 56.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

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The Twin Falls Police department spent the night investigating a late night shooting.  Multiple agencies were on scene of the incident in the 1300 block of Targhee drive just before 11 last night.  Police say they were on the scene with an individual when shots were fired. 

Idaho State Police say they are expecting heavy traffic over the thanksgiving weekend.  Troopers will be out in force all weekend helping those who need assistance and looking for those who are driving impaired.

Falling crude oil prices could relieve some pain at the pump for Idaho drivers, but according to AAA, the effect may be tempered by a spike in demand as 53.4 million Americans set out on a Thanksgiving vacation. Crude oil, which makes up half the price of finished gasoline, dropped as low as $76 per barrel late last week, after staying at or above the $80 mark since mid-October. 

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and the state’s top health official in what is likely their last coronavirus town hall of the year urged residents to get vaccinated or get the booster shot if they’re eligible.  Yesterday Little and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jepsen expressed thanks that there are effective vaccines available and for the efforts of health care workers nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic.

St. Luke employees are being reminded of the vaccine mandate that is back in effect for the system.  Officials say over a thousand have received religious or medical exemptions.  Just over a half percent are currently non-compliant.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has designated a chronic wasting disease management zone in north-central Idaho, allowing hunts to kill up to 1,000 deer to determine the extent of the disease.  The decision Monday allows Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever to establish the emergency hunts that will target a mix of whitetails and mule deer of both sexes.

Idaho State Police are asking for the public's help tracking down a man from Montana who went missing after driving into Idaho earlier this month.  71 year old Michael Edward Lopez of Missoula was last heard from the morning of Nov. 10.   His phone last pinged around noon that day near Challis.

SPORTS

In girls Varsity basketball from yesterday Berenice Vargas posted a game-high 20 points and Carey picks up its second win of the season after the 44-36 overtime victory over Shoshone.  For the Indians, Karlie Chapman led the squad with 12 points, while Suzy Juarez added 11.

Elsewhere Burley trounced Canyon Ridge 49 to 18.  Lighthouse Christian defeated cross town rival Twin Falls Christian Academy 47 to 14.  Dietrich said no to Richfield 40 to 38.

The 2021 NFL season continued with seven former Boise State standouts in action.  The Patriots defeated the Falcons 25 to 0.  Avery Williams returned five kickoffs for 102 yards and one punt for 11 yards.  The Chiefs downed the Cowboys 19 to 9.  Leighton Vander Esch started at outside linebacker, registering two tackles, including one solo.  Cedrick Wilson notched 36 yards on four receptions and returned two punts for seven yards.  In a game where the Vikings defeated the Packers 34 to 31, Ezra Cleveland started at left guard, playing all 70 offensive snaps.  Alexander Mattison ran for five yards on three attempts and hauled in one reception.  One other game with a former BSU player was the Washington Football team defeating the Panthers 27 to 21.  That’s where we find John Bates who started at tight end, catching all three of his targets for 23 yards.  Then there was Charles Leno Junior who started at left tackle, playing all 67 offensive snaps.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 40. West northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 22. West wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

 

Thanksgiving Day:  Sunny, with a high near 45. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 49. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 53.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

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There are many details to iron out about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, but mayors in Idaho cities large and small already have plenty of ideas for how the funds could improve their communities.  The $1.2 trillion bill was supported by 19 Republicans in the U.S. Senate, including Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, while Reps. Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson voted against it.  In Idaho portions of the money will be going to build out the internet, while many mayors want to tackle water issues.  Climate change and wildfires are also on the list.

Idaho’s top health official has deactivated crisis guidelines for rationing care at most of the state’s hospitals.   Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen issued the decision yesterday after health officials said the number of COVID-19 patients remains high but no longer exceeds health care resources in most areas. Crisis standards remain in effect for northern Idaho.

Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will seek a sixth term as the state’s chief legal officer.  Wasden is seeking to extend his run as the longest-serving attorney general in the state’s history.

Former Idaho Republican lawmaker Luke Malek has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor and endorsed Republican Speaker of the House Scott Bedke.  The move leaves Bedke and Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings as the two Republican candidates in the race facing off in the May primary.

The Heyburn City Council has removed Dan Bristol as Police Chief.  The decision came at last night’s city council meeting.  An investigation by the Idaho State Police found no wrongdoing in complaints that had been made.

42 year old Fernando Najera of Burley was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing meth.  An earlier investigation found 35.5 grams of meth, a large amount of cash and related drug sale items.

SPORTS

After leading the Murtaugh Red Devils to a conference championship and state appearance, two key members of the volleyball team earned Snake River Conference honors. The Player of the Year is Addison Stoker.  Lisa Nebeker is the Coach of the Year for guiding the Red Devils to an 18-win season and their first district championship since 2002.

This weekend Boise State travels to Carson, Calif., to face No. 22 San Diego State in a game with Mountain West title implications.  The Aztecs are the only school in the Mountain West that the Broncos do not have a winning record against, with Boise State and San Diego State each boasting three wins in the all-time series. The Broncos are 2-1 when playing the Aztecs on the road, and knocked off SDSU, Oct. 14, 2017, in the only previous meeting in which the Aztecs were ranked.  The Boise State football team will close out the 2021 regular season on the road against San Diego State, Friday in Carson, Calif. The Aztecs, ranked No. 22 in both the AP and Coaches Polls is the fourth ranked opponent the Broncos have faced in 2021. Boise State and San Diego State are slated to kick at 10 a.m. MT at Dignity Health Sports Park, and the game will be nationally televised on CBS.

In High School Girls basketball from yesterday, Murtaugh defeated Castleford 82 to 18.  Raft River outlasted Hansen 68 to 21.  Valley downed Glenns Ferry 48 to 22.  Oakley took the win over Wendell 57 to 16. 

On the Girls Basketball schedule today Canyon Ridge travels to Burley, Declo is in Buhl, Carey heads to Shoshone.  Richfield plays Dietrich, Twin Falls Christian Academy will be at Lighthouse Christian, Shelley is at Minico, Twin Falls travels to Mountain Home and Rimrock is in Glenns Ferry. 

Three-time state champion wrestler Derek Matthews signed with Northern Colorado University.  The Bears compete in the Big VII Conference for wrestling and they’re 4-2 overall with losses to 3rd ranked Missouri and 17th ranked Oklahoma.  Matthews meanwhile, is looking to wrap up his fourth 2A state championship in February.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming west 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening.

 

Thanksgiving Day:  Sunny, with a high near 46. East southeast wind around 6 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

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Idaho’s unemployment rate is fourth lowest in the nation with Nebraska, Utah and Oklahoma first through third.  Governor Brad Little said the rate of 2.8 percent is due in part to keeping taxes low and responsible government. 

Most of Idaho’s emergency medical services rely entirely on volunteers and don’t have enough resources to meet the needs of their communities, according to a new report from the state’s Office of Performance Evaluations.  Just 18% of EMS directors reported that their agency is able to maintain sufficient staff and 65% said they experienced delayed emergency response times because of staffing problems within the last year.

The US forest service has cleared the way for testing for a Canadian mining company hoping to build an open-pit gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park.  The agency said it had approved Excellon Idaho Gold’s Kilgore Gold Exploration Project to drill test wells in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Clark County.  The project was halted two years ago over potential harm to cutthroat trout.

Police investigators in southwestern Idaho now say a 5-year-old boy missing since July was likely abducted.   Fruitland Police Chief J.D. Huff said that the search for Michael Vaughan won’t stop until the boy is found.  Huff said no headway has been made despite exhaustive ground searches in a 2-mile radius of the family home over the past few months, aided by trained search dogs, drones, helicopters, local homeowners and several law enforcement agencies.

53 year old Paul Afeaki a former Mini-Cassia jailer has been accused of having sexual contact with an inmate through a jail cell door slot.  The adult female inmate was incarcerated from March 9 to May 20 at the jail. At the time, Afeaki was a Minidoka County deputy and part-time deputy at the jail.

30 year old Jenna Castaneda of Twin Falls has been sentenced to five years’ probation because of Social Security fraud.  Castaneda was ordered to pay $107,293.73 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

SPORTS

Khalil Shakir rolled up 192 all-purpose yards, George Holani rushed for 114 yards, and Boise State returned two blocked punts for touchdowns as the Broncos defeated New Mexico 37-0 Saturday night.  Boise State keeps alive its slim hopes of winning the Mountain Division by virtue of Wyoming’s 44-17 upset of Utah State on Saturday. However, the Broncos will still need some more help in the final weekend of the regular season to advance to the Mountain West title game.

Zach Borisch and Trase Le Texier each had a short-yardage touchdown run, and Idaho beat Idaho State 14-0 on Saturday in the last game for both head coaches.  Idaho State announced before the game that Rob Phenicie, on contract until January 2023, will be reassigned. Phenicie has been in the program since 2015, the last five as head coach.  Idaho had announced on Thursday that its boosters will buy out the remaining year of Paul Petrino’s contract. He has been at the helm since 2013 which included the program’s transition from FBS to FCS.

Derrick Walker scored 14 points making all five of his shots and Nebraska beat Idaho State 78-60 on Friday night.  Friday’s matchup was the second between the two programs, and first since a 98-72 Husker win on Dec. 3, 1994. Nebraska is 29-8 all-time against the Big Sky Conference.

In  Girls varsity high school basketball, Twin Falls squeaked by Bishop Kelly over the weekend with a 51 to 50 score in a non-conference matchup.  Elsewhere Canyon Ridge defeated Emmett 62 to 36 and Snake  River outlasted Filer 74 to 70.

In CSI College basketball first for the men, where Daylen Williams posted career-highs of 13 points and 16 rebounds and the College of Southern Idaho outrebounded Eastern Wyoming, 54-38, to get the 80-66 win.  With their third straight win of the season, CSI now improves to 5-1.  CSI will take on Western Nebraska on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

For the women, the Coca Cola Invitational is underway in Twin Falls. No. 19 CSI led by three at halftime, but outscored Laramie County 49-32 in the second half to win 74-54 on Friday.

On today’s schedule for High school girls basketball, Hansen will  travel to Raft River, GlennsFerry will be at Valley, Oakley goes to Wendell and Castleford travels to Murtaugh.  All the games will  start at 7:30.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 50. East wind 7 to 11 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 28. East wind 3 to 7 mph.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Light and variable wind becoming west 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 22.

 

Thanksgiving Day:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

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Only one company responded to a call by Idaho lawmakers seeking a third-party to appraise federal land in real-time to find out how much money the state would get paid in property taxes if the land were privately held.  Idaho is roughly 63% federal public land, but that land isn’t taxable by local governments.

A second legal challenge has been filed against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts.  Ada County Commissioners filed the petition with the Idaho Supreme Court, contending that the map is unconstitutional because it splits up more counties than necessary.

There could be new charges against Chad and Lori Daybell.  In Arizona, the Gilbert police department is recommending first degree murder charges. That stems from the shooting of the ex-husband of Vallow’s niece, Brandon Boudreaux who was shot at in 2019. At the time, Boudreaux was going through a divorce with their niece.

Twin Falls police has received $500-thousand to hire four officers from a $139 million dollars in grant funding from the department of Justice.  It’s intended to reduce crime and advance public safety through community policing.

A Jerome man has been sentenced to 82 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  32 year old Luis Leyva Verduzco was involved in distributing Meth in the Magic Valley according to police reports. After searching a milk house he was observed entering, police discovered over 2 pounds of meth and approximately 46 grams of fentanyl. Police say further investigation revealed he was in possession of these drugs and attempted to hide them in the milk house.

Idaho wildlife managers say two deer killed in north-central Idaho have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It’s the first time the contagious and fatal neurological disorder has been detected in the state. Chronic Wasting Disease, can also infect elk, moose and caribou and has been confirmed in 25 states.

 

SPORTS

Noah Williams scored 16 points and led six players into double-digit scoring as Washington State routed Idaho, 109-61 to win the 277th edition of The Battle of the Palouse, the longest continuous running rivalry in the country. The Cougars now have won four-straight in the rivalry and 17 straight non-conference games, a streak that began in Moscow December 4, 2019, when WSU beat Idaho 78-65.

Coach Kalani Sitake made sure No. 14 BYU got in some time to rest during last week’s bye. The Cougars also practiced a couple of times with an emphasis on fundamentals like blocking and tackling.  Now he is emphasizing that BYU can’t afford to overlook Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern. The Eagles are coming off a win at Texas State in which they snapped a four-game skid.  The Cougars have won three straight.

The University of Idaho is saying good bye to head football coach Paul Petrino after nine seasons. Saturday’s season finale at Idaho State will be Petrino’s final game.  During his career as the Vandals head coach, he went 33-66, with his best year coming in 2016. Idaho went 9-4, winning the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Championship, 61-50 over Colorado State. These accolades helped Petrino earned Sun Belt Coach of the Year.

In local high school football, the Oakley Hornets took the win over Raft River 42 to 14 inside Holt Arena for the 1A Division 1 state championship game.  After winning the state title a year ago, the Hornets repeat for the first time in school history.

In girls Basketball, Murtaugh took the win over Hansen 55 to 28.  Burley defeated Pocatello 57 to 27.  It was Dietrich 68 over Gooding 55.  Kimberly took the win over Wood River 70 to 38.  Mountain Home  defeated Caldwell 58 to 19.  Shoshone outlasted Wendell42 to 33. It was Canyon ridge taking their game against Buhl 40 to17 and it was highland 35 Twin Falls 30.  Filer took the win from Jerome 62 to 38.

Today the football state championship continues.  For 5A football it’s Rigby playing Highland at the Holt arena in Pocatello.  Game time is 8:15.  In 4A action Sandpoint plays Skyline at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow at 7pm. In 3A action  Sugar-Salem plays Weiser at Holt Arena at 5:30.  

For Girls Basketball, Richfield travels to Rimrock.  Camas County heads to Glenns Ferry.  Declo will  play American falls and Ridgevue plays Gooding.  Raft River will travel to Valley with a game at 7:30.

WEATHER

Friday:  Showers, mainly before 11am. High near 50. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 9 to 14 mph in the evening.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 25. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 45.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 48.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Thanksgiving Day:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.