Archive - Oct 2013
It took Connor Montgomery less than six minutes to make his mark on the Firth Cougars' 37-6 win over Oakley in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs on Thursday.
In that span Montgomery had a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a fumble recovery as the Cougars built a lead that Oakley never challenged.
Montgomery finished the night with 137 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 17 carries and another 16 yards and a touchdown through the air.
But other than Montgomery the Cougars did not get much done offensively.
The North Fremont Huskies defeated the Aberdeen Tigers 28-14 with in the 2A state play-in game at Holt Arena. The Huskies will play the winner of Saturday's Wendell and Soada Springs game.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Costumed monsters, superheroes and princesses will take to the streets tonight but precautions are necessary.
Here are a few:
"Wear bright colored clothes and bright colored costumes," said Capt. Robert Sobieski with the Bingham County Sheriff's office. "Use flashlights or glow wands, with fresh batteries.
"Children should be accompanied by an adult," he said. "Go to houses you know.
"Do not accept any foot that's unwrapped unless you know the person who made it," said Sobieski. "If you receive unwrapped candy, throw it away.
BLACKFOOT â€” For three years (1999-2002), Heidi Jacoby Cook said she did not get a good nightâ€™s sleep while living in a house at 325 N. Meridian Street in Blackfoot. Cook believes the house is haunted and claims to have experienced some strange and â€śdownright scaryâ€ť things within the walls of the home. And sheâ€™s not the only one.
Cook, who was in her early 20â€™s at the time, made an agreement with the home owner (who was also her employer at Blackfootâ€™s 20th Century Ford), that she would help fix up the old, run down, two-story house - in exchange for living at the residence for low rent.
POCATELLO â€”Â Believe it or not the high school football playoffs begin tonight. While many of the youngsters in our area will be out out trick-or-treating, three of the teams from Bingham County will be suiting up and beginning their quests for state football championships.
ISU may not be a likely participant in the Final 4 but the Bengals are ranked pretty high in this poll.
THOMAS â€” Cyn Reneau, Idaho Meth Project Director of Development and Education, presented the downside of meth to the student body at the Snake River Junior High on Tuesday.
Junior high students were asked what they learned.
"It's bad to do drugs," said Luke Clark.
"Drugs will ruin youâ€”your body, your brain and will hurt others," said Ashtyn Martin.
"Say 'no' to drugs," said Jack Thompson.
"I learned a lotâ€”not to do drugs," said Max Hodge.
"If you take meth; it can possible kill you." said Mylie Capson.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Economic development, city beautification, a railroad overpass (or underpass) and working with education were the dominant topics addressed by Blackfoot's six mayoral candidates at a "Meet the Candidates" forum at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.
About 100 people attended the forum to hear candidates Carlos Martinez, John Hoobler, Paul Loomis, Carlos Mercardo, Rick Bigler and Dan Cravens address a series of questions presented by moderators Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue and businessman Gordon Wankier, branch manager of Blackfoot's Zions Bank.
NEW ORLEANS â€” It was a weekend of firsts for former Blackfoot High School and Idaho State tight end Josh Hill last Sunday.
Hill the undrafted free agent by the Saints caught his first two passes in the NFL Sunday in New Orleans 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Hill caught two passes for 17 yards, the longest being nine yards.
So far this season, Hill has played in all eight of the Saints games, mostly on special teams.
New Orleans currently sits at 6-1 and in first place in the NFC South.
BLACKFOOT â€” After helping lead the Blackfoot High School girls soccer team to their first state tournament appearance in a decade, senior Cassandra Clarke was honored with a selection to the High Country Conference's all-conference team.