Archive - 2013
NAMPA â€“ The game could have been played on any given night in Bingham County but on Saturday afternoon it was the stateâ€™s biggest stage as the Snake River Panthers and the Shelley Russets squared off on the Idaho Center hardwood with each looking to bring home the coveted 3A state boys basketball championship.
It took five quarters of basketball but in the end it was Snake River who finally stood at center court to hoist the blue trophy after their 67-65 overtime thriller.
Magistrate Judge Gilman Gardner found probable cause to bind Blackfoot resident Adan Adolfo Arroyo, 22, for trial after seven hours of testimony in a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Arroyo faces two felony counts, one for first degree murder and the second for use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony.
Arroyo is accused in the shooting death of 21-year-old Kristy Aschliman on Jan. 19.
MERIDIAN â€“ Last year the Snake River Panthers fell to the Fruitland Grizzlies in the Idaho Center, settling for the second place trophy. This season, Snake River knocked out the Fruitland squad, advancing to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a well played 50-37 victory over the Grizzlies.
â€śOur game plan was to come out and control the tempo because Fruitland likes to come out and get up and down the floor at nine hundred miles per hour,â€ť Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. â€śI thought that our zone was able to slow the tempo down and get the game to our liking.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ The Shelley Russets slowed down a very quick Filer Wildcat team and then got a game high 19 points from sophomore sharpshooter Tyler Fredrickson as they advanced to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a convincing 66-52 victory on Friday evening.
â€śIâ€™m so proud of my kids,â€ť Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. â€śAll day long and deservedly so, all we heard was how good Filer was. Our kids are battlers, theyâ€™re gamers and they came out and didnâ€™t play afraid. They came out and played bold which is what we talked about in the locker room and tonight we just went out and played and Iâ€™m so happy for them.â€ť
On Thursday afternoon, The Willows Assisted Living & Memory Care in Blackfoot hosted its first Senior Awareness Day.
A variety of services were available for exploration. These included hair care for mature hair and information about adult cradle cap, elder care--estate and life care planning for seniors--and denture care.
Information about home health and hospice services, pharmacy services and diabetic foot care was also available.
â€śWhat Iâ€™m emphasizing here today is crime prevention for senior citizens and how to get rid of unused meds,â€ť said Blackfoot Police Detective Paul Hardwicke.
MERIDIAN â€“ Three different Russets cracked double-digit scoring as Shelley cruised into the 3A semi finals with a 60-44 win over Payette on Thursday evening.
Playing the last of the four opening round games the Russets took note of the earlier upset of conference rival Sugar-Salem as they came out quick on the Pirates, leading to a 15-9 first quarter lead.
â€śIt was hard to push it as much as we wanted to against their zone with them getting back we didnâ€™t get quite as many easy looks as I would have liked to have gotten,â€ť Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. â€śFirst game of the state tournament for all of these kids except for McKay, McKay got some time as a freshman, and for the first time on a pretty big stage you have to expect some nerves. Overall execution wasnâ€™t great but we got a win and I guess thatâ€™s what matters now.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers took center stage as they opened the 2013 3A state basketball championship tournament with a 1:15 game with the Buhl Indians. Riding a nine game winning streak Snake River looked to run it to ten and that is exactly what they did, although it was a little tighter than anticipated, as they held off a furious Buhl comeback attempt before escaping with a 38-37 victory.
The Snake River Panthers took center stage as they opened the 2013 Class3A state basketball championship tournament against the Buhl Indians on Thursday. Riding a nine-game winning streak Snake River looked to run it to 10 and that is exactly what they did, although it was a little tighter than anticipated, as they held off a furious Buhl comeback attempt before escaping with a 38-37 victory.
While many urgent issues need to be addressed, Blackfoot School District 55 trustees will not have a school board meeting in the month of February, because of a lack of a quorum to legally conduct business.
Students from Blackfoot and Firth high schools will have a full day in a real Bingham County courtroom on Saturday. They will be competing in the annual "Idaho Law Foundation's" Mock Trial Competition.
Four teams consisting of 6 to 9 students from Valerie Williams (BHS) and Trevor Clayson's (FHS) "Mock Trial Classes" will compete against one another, playing various roles as they simulate a real trial on "battery and bullying allegations."
Local attorneys Ann Taylor and Jared Harris volunteered as "attorney coaches" preparing the students for the competition.