Archive - May 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” The season is over. The stats have been compiled and the votes are in for the 2013 High Country Conference softball All-Conference team and as expected, the 23-3 Blackfoot Lady Broncos have several selections to this years team.
"Honestly, while we are happy with the all-conference selections that we got, we felt that we could have had even more," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "Our top eight hitters in our lineup each hit over .400 this year and when you are hitting at those levels, regardless of what league your playing in, that's pretty special."
Ted Waine Kinney, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â He was born November 2, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Norma Seamons and Waine Vernon Kinney.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ted enjoyed growing up on a farm just east of Blackfoot.
The election results were decisive in each contest.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Blackfoot School District Zone 5, Mary Jo Marlow garnered 146 votes to Lori Kitzmillerâ€™s 66 votes.
The breakdown by voting precinct follows:
Blackfoot 1â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 27
Wapello 19â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 58
Blackfoot 23â€”Kitzmiller 13; Marlow 22
Absentee 31â€”Kitzmiller 25; Marlow 39
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Shelley School District Zone 5, newcomer Sharlene Jolley defeated incumbent Vicki Johnson. It was Jolley 133; Johnson 29.
By voting precincts, the count was:
Shelley 13â€”Johnson 3; Jolley 12
Shelley 14â€”Johnson 14; Jolley 87
The study of kidneys brought a doctor of nephrology and a kidney transplant recipient to Elaine Asmusâ€™ science class at Snake River High School last Wednesday.
To bring the study of the kidney into real life, SRHS junior Taylor Crumley, a student in the class, arranged the visit of nephrologist Dr. Michael Haderlie, M.D., and kidney recipient Peggy Hansen.
In a question and answer session with the students, Dr. Haderlie spoke about his educationâ€”13 years after high schoolâ€”and his school debt--$300,000.
A half a point. That was what separated the Blackfoot boys tennis team from winning a state tennis title as they finished second in the team race with 27.5 points. Century won the team title with 28 points while Columbia was third with 25.5 points. On the Girls side of the tournament Blackfoot finished in sixth place with 19.5 points while Skyview were crowned the champions with 29 points.
Items of note from April 17-24.
Bingham County Sheriff
BUSH MAN: April 21, 7:05 p.m.: A caller at the Porterville Boat Dock reported that there is a man laying in the bushes.
CHILD ABUSE: April 22, 12:37 p.m.: A woman reported finding five cigarette burns on her two-year-old son. She said she left the boy with her boyfriend and there are other people that live at the residence.
DYING TREES: April 18, 11:02 a.m.: A man said he just realized that someone has drilled holes into the trunks of several of his trees and they are beginning to die.
Two Blackfoot men were the top winners in the marathon and half-marathon at the Tommy Vaughn's Marathon and More competitions on Saturday.
Defending champion John Taberna repeated his marathon victory while Kohl Bingham won the half marathon.
"There was a headwind the whole way," Taberna said of his race, which he completed in 3 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds. "But the volunteers did great and the officers were great.
FRUITLAND â€” Tears, disbelief and shock were on display at the 3A state baseball tournament but the agony of defeat was not from the expected dugout. After advancing to their first ever state baseball championship game, the Snake River Panthers stunned the mighty Fruitland Grizzlies on their home field, in front of a capacity crowd, by the final score of 8-4 for their first ever baseball state championship.
"It's been a real fun year. A real fun ride," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I said it before at districts and I'll say it again here at state now that it's over. Don't ever dangle a state championship in front of Snake River kids because they will get it. Don't ever dangle a championship in front of Snake River."
BOISE â€“ Trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh inning the Blackfoot Broncos came through with a pair of runs on a gutsy call by Blackfoot skipper Kenny Dahle to take a 3-2 consolation championship game victory from the Twin Falls Bruins on Saturday morning.
â€śIt was just awesome to come here and watch these kids battle the way that they did,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. â€śIt is just huge for our program because now we know that we can compete at this level. We battled a full seven innings today and yesterday and you just have to be so proud of each one of these kids. Not one of them quit and they could have after not one but two questionable calls, one I can say blatantly horrible call. Regardless we just got them settled down, my assistant coaches settled me down and we got it done.â€ť
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.