May 8th, 2012
The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Lawrence James Crow looks toward his family during his sentencing Tuesday afternoon in Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson's courtroom. Using an Alford plea in March, Crow plead guilty to attempted murder.
Lawrence James Crow was sentenced to at least nine years and not more than 15 years in the Idaho Department of Correction on a charge of attempted murder in the first degree.
Teachers at Stalker Elementary School were accosted with silly string, zapped with strange hair color and attacked with stickers and rubber stamps at school on Tuesday. Fifth grade teacher Amanda Jones even got her hair whacked off by a student! The culprits were all students...and no one got sent to the principal's office!
According to Stalker's office secretary Laurie Kearsley it was all part of a fun day to reward students who had a 7-point gain or received an 'advanced' or 'proficient' rating on their ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test) scores.
IDAHO FALLS â€” You will have to excuse the Blackfoot tennis squad if they are walking just a little taller today because on Tuesday, they turned in one of the finest performances in program history as they have already qualified 9 players for next weeks state tournament.
The Broncos qualified all of those players in large part to having placed four and possibly a fifth competitor in Thursday afternoons district championship matches.
â€śDefinitely in my forty years of tennis I donâ€™t believe that Blackfoot has ever had this many finalists in the district tournament,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. â€śIt was a really incredible day. One of the best performances ever.â€ť
AMERICAN FALLS â€” After a near disastrous first inning that witnessed the Bear Lake Bears push 7 runs across the plate, Snake River head coach James Carter told his assistant coaches that they would now see just how good they really were.
Apparently, the Panthers are pretty good as they rode the right arm of Zane Stephenson as they roared back for the 9-7 victory for their second straight conference title.
"I just couldn't be prouder of the way that these kids came back," Coach Carter said. "The guys just wouldn't quit and they swung the bats really well. They played hard and they should be proud of themselves for digging deep for this one."
Norma Lorraine Daniels Best, 84
Norma Lorraine Daniels Best, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Sandy, Utah.Â
She was born on June 27, 1927, to Clifford and Velta Jolley Daniels in Blackfoot.Â She had one younger sister, Evah, and two younger brothers, Delwin and Leon.Â
Norma attended Irving Grade School, Blackfoot Junior High, and Blackfoot High School (class of 1945.)Â She was involved in the safety patrol, student council, choir, and the Pep Club.Â In addition, she attended and graduated from LDS Seminary.Â
AMERICAN FALLS â€” The Snake River Panthers advanced to the 3A fifth district title game with an 11-1 five inning win over Marsh Valley on Monday afternoon.
"We're were we want to be, the district title game," Snake River head coach James Carter said.
IDAHO FALLS- The Blackfoot Lady Broncos softball had another big win, when they faced off against the Hillcrest Knights. With the ten run rule in place Blackfoot took the win 15-4.
Two key hitters in the game were both seniors with Miraya Castaneda and Ally Smith. Castaneda started her game with a double, which was shortly followed by a three run dinger. But she wasnâ€™t finished there, she also hit a triple and gained six RBIs for the night. Smith couldnâ€™t let Castaneda have all the fun as she connected with a home run as well.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Broncos took the top seeded Bonneville Bees as far as the Bees could stretch on Monday afternoon but in the end, the Broncos came up just short as they fell 4-3 in eight innings to the heavily favored Bees.
â€śI think that they did great today. We took them into extra innings,â€ť Blackfootâ€™s head coach Kenny Dahle said, â€ś I am proud of how they played. We havenâ€™t been in a game like this all season.â€ť
ARIMO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers had their opportunity to close out the 3A fifth district tournament on Monday afternoon but standing in their way was a very hot Bear Lake team that was riding the wave of momentum from their upset victory over the top seeded Marsh Valley squad in the game just previous.
That wave of momentum came crashing down on the Lady Panthers as the Lady Bears pounded out 15 hits in a 10-4 win over Snake River to force a second championship game today.
Brandon Hawker, 35, of Moreland received his doctorate degree in physical therapy over the weekend; a goal that he has been working towards for several years.
â€śI went back to ISU in 2007 to finish my bachelorâ€™s degree in exercise science, and was fortunate to get right into the doctor of physical therapy program at ISU in 2009 which took an additional three years of intense schooling to complete,â€ť said Hawker.