Archive - 2013
THOMAS â€” After watching Teton march down the field in the final seven minutes of the game and punch the ball in the end zone to cut the Snake River lead down to 15-13 the Panther needed to make a play to keep their playoff run alive.
The Snake River and Firth High School volleyball teams along with the Shelley boys and girls cross country teams took home state championships on Saturday afternoon.
See Monday's edition of the Morning News for more on the victories.
BLACKFOOT â€” Friday night's game for the Blackfoot and Rigby football teams had a different meaning for both teams.
COUER D'ALENE â€” Snake River and Firth took two steps toward state volleyball championships on Friday.
The Panthers, playing in the Class 3A tournament at Couer d'Alene High School, opened with a 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Fruitland. They followed that up with 25-19, 25-18, 25-19 victory over Filer.
Snake River will play Parma at 11 a.m. PDT this morning in the semifinal match.
The championship match is scheduled at 3 p.m.
Last week Shelley coach Travis Hobson said he wanted his starters to play the opening two quarters against American Falls in their class 3A playoff opener.
His starters got a little longer break than they had anticipated.
A 28-point first quarter outburst was more than enough as Shelley cruised to a 52-0 victory in Holt Arena Thursday night.
American Falls was outmanned and a huge underdog to the top-seeded Russets so making any type of mistake could prove to be especially costly.
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.