BLACKFOOT â€” The laughter and the "ARRRGHHHs" could be heard throughout the building at Stoddard Elementary School as students celebrated exceeding their Idaho Reads! VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) reading challenge at a "pirate themed" reward party Friday.
Annie Tanner, Idaho Reads! VISTA volunteer for the school, said that the goal for the school-wide reading challenge was for the students to read 200 books (with a book title starting with each letter of the alphabet) by March 31. The students exceeded the goal by reading 207 books.
BLACKFOOT â€” A day removed from their first conference loss of the season, the Blackfoot Broncos took to the home diamond looking to split the season series with the Century Diamondbacks. Behind a complete game effort from starting pitcher Russel Osborn, the Broncos accomplished that feat as they avenged Thursday's loss with a tidy 3-1 win on Friday.
"Russel wanted the ball and he came out and got the job done today," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "He stayed ahead of hitters and just battled all day long."