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October 20th

Broncos win consolation championship in shootout

October 20, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — The 4A boys soccer consolation championship match went as far as it could go on a blustery Saturday morning as the Blackfoot Broncos and the Jerome Tigers played dead even through 100 minutes of play before the Broncos prevailed by winning the match 4-2 on penalty kicks.
"I felt that this game summed up our entire tournament," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "We had lots of chances but we were just wasteful in front of the goal and then we have a little lapse on the defensive end and give up a cheap goal. Honestly, I don't think that this game should have gone to penalty kicks."

October 19th

Broncos back on track with 34-13 win over Indians

October 20, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos got back in the saddle on Friday night as they shook off their first loss of the season by dominating conference rival Pocatello 34-13.
"I'm pretty happy with the way we played," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "The defense played well and really got us going in the game. They made lots of stops which then got our offense going."

Former probation officer pleads guilty

October 20, 2012

Daniel Darwin Orders, age 32, entered a guilty plea Friday morning to two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 and one count of rape with a female under 16. He appeared before District Judge David Nye.
Orders resigned his position as an adult probation officer with Bingham County at the time the charges were filed.
There are actually two cases against Orders. The first was filed in 2011. In this case, Orders admitted to two actions of lewd contact with a minor child, age 14.

District 55 lists names of superintendent search committee members

October 20, 2012

Blackfoot School District 55 has announced the names of 15 community members, selected by the board, put on the committee to help select a new superintendent. That person will replace Scott Crane, who resigned last spring.
School district trustees Mary Jo Marlow and Jenny Hong head the committee. They will conduct a series of public meetings in each of the five zones in the coming months, giving everyone an opportunity to have an input in the selection process.

Elks' craft fair continues today

October 20, 2012

Police arrest chase suspects

October 20, 2012

Blackfoot Police arrested two Bannock County residents following a high-speed chase on Friday.
Officers arrested Daniel R. Wallace, 34, of Chubbuck and Kylee R. Borjas-Black, 23 of Pocatello after they fled on foot following a crash about milepost 99 on U.S. Highway 91. Idaho State Police troopers investigated that crash which occurred about 5:44 p.m.
A BPD officer was in pursuit of Wallace's 2003 Pontiac Grand Am when a second officer spiked Wallace's tires. Wallace lost control and struck a 2005 Kia Spectra driven by David J. Contreras, 17, of Blackfoot.

Broncos advance to consolation soccer championship

October 19, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — On Thursday, the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos went 80 minutes of play without a goal. That rarity spilled over into Friday's loser out contest against Bishop Kelly for 60 minutes of play but in the sixty-first minute, the Blackfoot offense erupted as they tallied a trio of goals in a fifteen minute span leading to a 3-1 victory.
"We have a running joke in England that you wait around for an hour for a bus and then suddenly two arrive at the same time and that's exactly what it felt like," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "It went through my head, I would be lying to say that it didn't but I'm standing there and I'm looking at Andy and Gordies and Jordan and Berra and Chewy and I'm like, there's so much attacking talent here, how are we not getting any goals?"

October 18th

Russets bury Diggers 48-8

October 19, 2012

SHELLEY — The Shelley Russet offense was on the field for a grand total of six plays in the opening quarter of their Mountain Rivers Conference clash with Sugar-Salem on Thursday evening. That proved to be more than enough however as they scored 21 points in the opening frame en route to a 48-8 drubbing of the Diggers.

Simpson: 'cliff' looms for nation

October 19, 2012

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, enjoys being home.
However, on Wednesday he told those at the Bingham Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) business symposium, "we shouldn't be home. Congress should be in session. The American people would be better served."
Simpson said the nation is facing an economic cliff in part because, "both sides really are unwilling to make the tough decisions before the election."
That economic cliff that looms on Jan. 1, 2013, will certainly affect this area.

Marlow and Hong head search committee for new District 55 superintendent

October 19, 2012

Blackfoot School District 55 trustee Mary Jo Marlow and clerk/treasurer Jenny Hong have been named as co-chairs for a newly formed search committee to find a new superintendent to replace Scott Crane, who resigned last spring. This decision was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday evening.

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