Archive - Nov 12, 2011
POCATELLO â€“ For the fourth time in five years, the Blackfoot Broncos will be playing for the 4A state football championship. The Broncos earned that right with a thrilling, heart-stopping 34-31 victory over conference rival Hillcrest in Holt Arena on Friday.
â€śIâ€™m glad that they are out of our league next year, Iâ€™ll tell you that,â€ť Blackfoot coach Stan Buck said. â€śWe knew that they were a tough team and it always seems like these games come down to an end like this.â€ť
The end was certainly in doubt as Hillcrest came roaring back from an early 21-point deficit.
POCATELLO â€“ The Snake River Panthers got their revenge against an old foe on Friday night. It couldnâ€™t have come at a better time as they advanced to the 3A state championship game with a huge 35-8 blowout over longtime rival Marsh Valley. The Eagles won 14-0 earlier this season in a game played in a rainstorm.
â€śI felt that the last time we played them at their place that circumstances just didnâ€™t make for an even game,â€ť Snake River coach Jeff Dalley said. â€śThe kids had talked about wanting a little revenge and they worked real hard all week preparing for tonightâ€™s game.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Wanting to help those at need this Thanksgiving, Blackfoot Auto & Tire and Kirkham Auto Parts are offering free oil changes for those who bring in a turkey of at least 10 pounds. Â
Kirkham Auto Parts is supplying oil and oil filters for any vehicle that uses five quarts of oil.
"No diesels," said John Reyes, Kirkham Auto Parts store manager. "Diesels take gallons of oil."
Blackfoot Auto & Tire personnel are providing the labor at no cost to the customer.
"We'll top the fluids, too," said general manager Don Hawkes,
BLACKFOOT â€” Over 200 people participated in the Blackfoot Elks Lodge's Veterans Day fundraiser on Friday.
"Fundraising for such things as the Idaho Veterans Home in Pocatello are always subject to cuts," noted Brian Cornett, who serves on the Idaho Veterans Assistance League. "So we pick up the slack. But we're not the only ones. So do the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW."
Everyone should thank veterans, Corbett said. "It's because of that veteran that they have what they have."