Archive - Jan 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos have been oh, so close thus far on the basketball season, losing 6 games by 5 points or less. One of those earlier season close losses were to Pocatello and on Friday evening the Broncos welcomed the Indians to town looking to avenge that loss in front of the home crowd.
Unlike the first game with the Indians Friday nights contest was never in doubt as Blackfoot took out their collective frustrations by leading start to finish in a convincing 68-55 victory.
FIRTH â€” Using a quick start on offense and a stingy defense, Firth buried Ririe 63-20 in Nuclear Conference boys basketball action on Friday.
Dallan Bingham had four of his team high 15 points during a 10-0 run in the first 84 seconds of play. The Cougars had a 24-4 advantage after one quarter and led 41-11 at the half.
Former Blackfoot School District Superintendent Scott Crane issued a brief (but vague) statement following Thursday night's meeting where the board voted to reinstate the $220,000 separation agreement between Crane and the district. Patrons in the district are, again, asking, "Now what?" in what has been a long and drawn-out ordeal for the community.
Items of note from Jan. 2-14.
INCOMING: Jan. 2, 11:15 p.m.: A woman said an unknown object just hit the side of her residence.
THEFT: Jan. 3, 6:38 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man left with alcohol that was not paid for and there are cameras and a customer witness to the incident.
COOKIES: Jan. 5, 10:23 p.m.: A caller said some teenagers are doing cookies in the parking lot between Taco Bell and Ridley's and there is a female on top of the car.
SHOTS FIRED: Jan. 7, 7:27 a.m.: A caller on South Pendlebury said she heard five shots fired.
BLACKFOOT â€” Down a point entering the fourth quarter of their conference tilt with Bonneville on Thursday evening the Blackfoot Lady Broncos turned to their full court press. That change paid immediate dividends as they turned the Lady Bees over on three straight possessions leading to a quick 6-0 run for a 36-31 lead.
Unfortunately, the Lady Broncos could not seal the deal down the stretch however as Bonneville knocked down 9 of 12 free throw attempts over the final two minutes of play to pull away late for the 50-41 High Country Conference victory.
FIRTH â€” In a massive 2A Nuclear Conference match up the Firth Cougars out dueled perennial powerhouse North Fremont 39-21 on the home mats Thursday evening.
"Psychologically it's a big win for us when you consider North Fremont's tradition and all of their state championships," Firth head coach Keith Drake said. "I'm proud of the kids, they wrestled well. We're far from perfect but if our younger kids continue to improve we might be able to take that next step."
Patrons were not happy at Blackfoot School District's, standing room only board meeting Thursday night when, in another strange twist of events, former superintendent Scott Crane's quarter million dollar separation agreement with the district was "reaffirmed and ratified." Board members voted 4-1 that the the terms of the agreement will continue to be honored.
Annis Williams was appointed Snake River trustee representing Zone Two. She will complete the term of Julie VanOrden who was elected to the legislature.
Her position comes up for election in May 2013 when she will have an opportunity, should she desire, to run for this office.
Snake River trustees unanimously approved asking their patrons to approve a $900,000 supplemental levy in their January meeting on Wednesday evening.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos are looking like a M.A.S.H. unit as they had a pair of starters leave the game with injuries with Colby Pearson taking a blow to the nose and Alonzo Ramos rolling an ankle. That said, the Broncos had a shot to win their conference match up with Preston but in the end, the visiting Indians made a more plays down the stretch as they stole a road win over Blackfoot by the final score of 54-49.
By STEPHANIE HUNT
For the Morning News
RIVERSIDE â€” Â The colossal match up of Snake River, Bear Lake and American Falls met Wednesday night in Riverside for a hard fought night of wrestling. The night started off with JV wrestling on one mat and American Falls vs Bear Lake varsity wrestling on the other mat. After Bear Lake and American Fallsâ€™ varsity ended and while the JV matches were still going, SR and Bear Lake took to the mat at the 152 weight class with back to back pins by Zane Stephenson and Cash Cardona.