FIRTH â€” The Shelley Lady Russets built a ten point first quarter lead and then spent the remainder of the evening fending off a furious Firth Lady Cougar comeback attempt with a 37-34 road win in Firth on Tuesday evening.
Firth had cut the lead to just two points at 34-32 when Rachel Schiess found Bailey Nelson on the low block for a lay up to send the Firth faithful into a frenzy. Shelley's Nikki Nelson silenced the blue and sent the red crowd to their feet less than ten second later however as the senior coolly stroked a three point shot from the top of the arc, pushing the lead back out to seven at 37-32 with just over a minute remaining.
Morning Newsâ€”Jen Andrus
Blackfoot High School celebrates during a pep rally after the varsity team took yet another state championship during the Milk Bowl last Friday. "Every day is good to be a Bronco, but especially a day that you win back-to-back championships!" said one of the coaches. The Broncos also won in 2011.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Shelley High School football players sign the 3A Championship banner Tuesday morning after an assembly recognizing their championship. Shelley capped a perfect season (12-0) by defeating Fruitland, 37-10, in the state championship game last Friday at Eagle High School. The Shelley team were also recognized as the 3A State Academic Champions.