Archive - 2012
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos showed a ton of grit on Friday evening as they fell behind by double-digits to the Madison Bobcats but never quit, eventually pulling to within 2 points in the final minutes. The comeback stalled out however as Madison held off the Blackfoot rally with a 52-47 High Country Conference victory.
"That's one of the things that I just love about this team," Blackfoot assistant coach Jared Arave said. "This team just doesn't lay down and die. We could have easily lost by 20 points tonight but they just keep fighting."
Hobbs Middle School teacher Jill Wray is undergoing treatments for cancer. She teaches home economics and science.
Three boys in Natural Helpers decided they could help Wray and her family, said Teresa Dye, the club's advisor at Shelley High School.
"They wanted to let them know that we care," Dye said.
The 22 students in the Natural Helpers class at Shelley High School had been challenged to make "an ultimate gift."
Two businesses are donating to the Wray fundraiser.
Dr. Heather Bourkovski, a former resident of Blackfoot, is giving a local woman an incredible opportunity. Bourkovski bought a plane ticket for Brady Meline, a sufferer of rare heart problems. Bourkovskiâ€™s generosity will allow Meline to travel to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, to seek specialized treatment for her condition.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The head of memory chip maker Micron long known for taking risks in stunt piloting died Friday when a small experimental plane he was piloting steeply banked, stalled and crashed near an Idaho runway.
Steve Appleton, who survived a similar crash eight years ago and had a reputation as a hard-driving daredevil, was the only person aboard the plane when witnesses said it crashed shortly after its second take-off attempt in Boise, according to safety investigators.
SHELLEY â€” The Blackfoot Broncos picked up their third duel win in two days time as they took advantage of a short handed Shelley Russet squad with a convincing 69-12 team win on Thursday evening.
The win came on the heels of a tri-match sweep over Century and Pocatello on Wednesday night where they pounded the Diamondbacks 61-22 and then closed out a game Indian squad 40-27.
FIRTH â€” The Firth Cougars celebrated senior night but in the end it was the Snake River Panthers who picked up the duel win on Thursday evening as the Panthers won the cat fight 41-36.
"It was a tough match but I knew that it would be because Firth has a quality program," Snake River head coach Jeff Gardner said. "We had a couple of key matches to get the team win with Kaden Bench at 120 and Manny Trejo at 170."
Bench, who normally wrestles at 113 moved up to 120 for the Panthers on on Thursday evening and he came up aces with a hard fought 8-2 decision over Jackson Thompson.
AMMON â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos got 23 points from junior point guard Kylie Coby but in the end, a big Hillcrest second quarter proved too much to overcome as Blackfoot's season came to an end with a 76-60 to the Lady Knights in the Dungeon.
"We just never could recover once we got down by eleven in that second quarter," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "Kylie had a great night and she is the point guard of the future for us but now we just have to get that mental attitude and belief that we can win games like these."
Dallas Michael Hartson, 19, from Blackfoot appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Thursday for his preliminary hearing.
Hartson is charged with rape with a female under the age of 16. It is alleged the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older.
Defense attorney Ron Bird requested a reduction of Hartson's bond.
Prosecuting attorney Randy Smith countered, asking Judge Roos to increase Hartson's bond for two reasons.
First, Hartson was ordered to provide a DNA sample which he has refused to do until his attorney was present, which is his legal right.
The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
â€śWe want a lot of people to apply,â€ť said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.