Archive - May 17, 2013
It wasn't your usual school lunch for eighth graders at Mountain View Middle School on Thursday. The students feasted on parrot wings, golden carrot doubloons, pirate ship potatoes, tropical key lime pie, hardtack and apple cider grog - the kind of meal that possibly pirates of days gone by may have enjoyed.
The students said they particularly enjoyed making the hardtack - a hard, thick flat cracker, described as "an edible rock" often eaten by sailors out at sea. The crackers are supposed to keep indefinitely and not become spoiled or infested by weevils or grubs.
By MARK HIGH
FRUITLAND â€“ The Snake River Panthers erupted for 10 runs over the fourth and fifth innings to avenge last seasonâ€™s Class 3A semifinal loss to the Kimberly Bulldogs by dispatching them 10-0 in five innings on Friday.
By MARK HIGH email@example.com
BOISE â€“ For the first time in over 12 years the Blackfoot Bronco baseball team picked up a state Class 4A tournament win. Fresh off a disappointing round one loss on Thursday, the Broncos got the big monkey off their backs with a thrilling 4-3 win over Minico on Friday.
POST FALLS â€“ The dream season for the Blackfoot Lady Bronco softball team came to an end on Friday evening with Blackfoot winning one, but dropping two games on day one of the 4A state softball tournament.
The day began well enough with Blackfoot crushing Canyon Ridge, 10-2.
Morningrose Tobey was dominant in the pitching circle for the Lady Broncos while the offense scored early and often in the rout.
Next up for the Lady Broncos was Lakeland which advanced into the second round with a walkoff two-run homer to down heavily favored Kuna.
After defeating Canyon Ridge 10-2 in the opening round of the state Class 4A softball tournament, Blackfoot lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Lakeland on Friday. The Broncos then had to turn around and play Skyview. Check Saturday's print edition for a wrapup.
Snake River's baseball team reached the championship game of the Class 3A state tournament by beating Kimberly 10-0 on Friday. Check out the Morning News print edition on Saturday for complete details. The Panthers will likely play old nemesis Fruitland, which played later that night.
Blackfoot's baseball team beat Minico 4-3 in the consolation round of the state baseball tournament today. The Broncos softball team beat Canyon Ridge 10-2 and plays again later today. Meanwhile, in the Class 2A tournament, Melba defeated Firth 3-1 to end the Cougars' season.
Check out Mark High's reports of tournament play in the print edition of the Morning News on Saturday.