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Sven is a graduate of Idaho State University. His time at began in the fall of 2013 working football broadcasts. Since then he has been on the call for basketball, baseball, volleyball and wrestling as well for IdahoSports. Previously Sven has worked in the West Coast League as the 'Voice of the Kitsap BlueJackets' summer collegiate baseball team. He is originally from Camano Island, Wash.


'Shootout Selections: Boys State Quarterfinals'
Published: 3/2/2016 10:37:37 AM

I make my picks for the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Boys 'Real Dairy Shootout'.

Follow Sven on Twitter: @IdahoSportsSven

It's been a busy few weeks for those of us with, covering the 2016 'Girls Real Dairy Shootout', the State Wrestling Tournament at Holt Arena in Pocatello and following along with boys basketball district tournament play to see how the brackets would fill in. Now, all six classifications have the brackets set for the 2016 'Boys Real Dairy Shootout' set to begin on Thursday. 

The classification I will be covering is the 1AD2 tournament at Caldwell High School. In that field of eight there are countless storylines. The Carey Panthers look to repeat as state champions in the 11th consecutive trip to the tournament for the school. On the other side of the spectrum, the Genesis Prep Jaguars make their first appearance in the tournament in the first year of eligibility with the IHSAA for the school. Ranked #1 heading into the weekend, Council has not lost to any team from Idaho, with their three losses coming to 21-6 Monument-Dayville (OR) and 19-8 Union (OR). Can Dietrich break through this year and advance to the state championship for the first time since winning the whole thing in 1966? Will the Rockland Bulldogs find a way to get back into the big game after losing First Team All-Idaho honoree Rex Permann from last season? Do 6'7" Wyatt Hardin of Kendrick and 6'4" Patrick Chmelik of Summit Academy create matchup nightmares throughout the tournament? Will the phrase 'defense wins championships' continue to prove accurate? If so, watch out for Clark County, as the Bobcats have allowed just 36 points per game on the campaign, the lowest of any team in the field. If you can't make it to the Treasure Valley to see all these storylines and more play out from all six classifications and 66 games, follow along right here on You can even watch four games at once. Give it a try!

With that said, here are my game picks for day one of the 2016 'Boys Real Dairy Shooutout'.

5A Boys Tournament - Ford Idaho Center

Game 1: Borah over Capital
Game 2: Madison over Rocky Mountain
Game 3: Centennial over Lewiston
Game 4: Highland over Mountain View

4A Boys Tournament - Borah HS

Game 1: Preston over Middleton
Game 2: Burley over Lakeland
Game 3: Bishop Kelly over Rigby
Game 4: Minico over Caldwell

3A Boys Tournament - Meridian HS

Game 1: Buhl over Shelley
Game 2: Kellogg over Parma
Game 3: Snake River over Fruitland
Game 4: South Fremont over Emmett

2A Boys Tournament - Capital HS

Game 1: St. Maries over Soda Springs
Game 2: Firth over Nampa Christian
Game 3: Melba over Wendell
Game 4: West Side over West Jefferson

1AD1 Boys Tournament - Vallivue HS

Game 1: Grace over Liberty Charter
Game 2: Lapwai over Raft River
Game 3: Prairie over Oakley
Game 4: Ambrose over Genesee

1AD2 Boys Tournament - Caldwell HS

Game 1: Genesis Prep over Rockland
Game 2: Carey over Council
Game 3: Clark County over Kendrick
Game 4: Dietrich over Summit Academy

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