Archive - 2013
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad punched their ticket to the state tournament on Thursday evening, their first trip to the big dance since 2001, as they avenged an earlier loss to the Pocatello Indians with a 8-5 victory.
"After we lost the first game with Pocatello we just told the kids to relax and focus because we still needed two wins to get to state no matter how we did it," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We felt that we were in a good position with our arms. We were confident that we could get it done and that's what we did."
POCATELLO â€” Fantastic! That was the word that repeatedly came from Blackfoot head tennis coach Brint Jeffris on Thursday afternoon as his boys team captured their first district championship in the history of the program by a wide margin as they scored 71.5 team points with Century coming in second with a team total score of 48.
"This is the first district championship for the boys and with eleven players going to state that is the most ever," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "This was probably the most successful team in the history of Blackfoot tennis."
Students Nayeli Morales and Tony Davis from the Student Health Council at Independence High School are on a mission to see that all parks in Blackfoot become smoke-free for the better health of everyone, especially children. The students, along with Traci Lambson, MHE from Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH), presented a proposal to the Blackfoot City Council on Tuesday night in hopes that the city will consider making smoke-free parks a reality in the near future.
With the help of its patrons, employees and members of the community, Bingham Co-op presented a check for $14,100 and boxes of food to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) Wednesday.
"Even though it wasn't a great year, with help from the community we increased our giving," said Bingham Coop marketing director Jeff Nii.
The total amount of funds given to SEICAA increased by over $1,000 from last year.
"People came by and dropped off money or food," he said. "Our employees also were very involved."
Items of note from April 8-15.
Bingham County Sheriff
CAUSING PROBLEMS: April 8, 7:41 a.m.: A woman said she believes someone has been opening her gates and letting the horses out. She said someone has broken the padlocks she put up and now they have started turning on the water when she leaves.
TRUCK ON FIRE: April 8, 8:29 p.m.: A caller reported a truck on fire. They said orange flames are coming from the engine compartment and the truck has a full tank of gas.
POCATELLO â€” In a classic pitchers duel, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos emerged victorious on Wednesday evening as they tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-2 win over a very game Pocatello squad, wrapping up an undefeated conference season and with it a 4A High Country Conference Championship.
"This was really important to me," Blackfoot's lone senior Jessica Capson said. "My whole objective this year was bringing a district championship back to Blackfoot. I'm excited to go kick some butt at state now to."
As was expected, Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus was officially appointed the city's new police chief by the Blackfoot City Council Tuesday evening.
Asmus will take over as police chief on June 1, replacing Police Chief David Moore, who will retire at the end of the month. Moore recommended Asmus to the council as his replacement in March when he turned in his resignation letter to Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue.
By BOB HUDSON
THOMAS â€” Bret Parkinson drove in five runs and Cash Cardona added two in support of Zane Stephenson's pitching as Snake River downed Marsh Valley 10-4 on Tuesday. The win gave the Panthers the Fifth District baseball title and earned them a spot in the state Class 3A tournament next week.
"Do not dangle a championship in front of these Snake River kids and challenge them," a happy coach Rich Dunn said.
He praised Stephenson, who scattered six hits and struck out eight. Both teams had plenty of defensive problems on the windy day. Each team committed six errors.
POCATELLO â€” The regular season champion Blackfoot Lady Broncos opened their conference tournament on Tuesday as they squared off with the Century Lady Diamondbacks at OK Ward Park. By games end, Blackfoot had advanced to today's title game as the bottom of the line up came through with 8 of the Lady Broncos 11 runs in a 11-3 victory.
"Huge, just huge," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said of his lineup. "The girls came through with big hits when we needed them just like they have all year long. I think that this wasn't our best game this year but we did enough to get the job done."
Darrel Wayne Abrahamson passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013, on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He was an enrolledÂ member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, as well as the Spokane and Coeur dâ€™Alene Tribes.
He was born at home in Spokane, Wash. to James Abrahamson Sr. and Violet Friedlander Abrahamson.