April 20th, 2013
SHELLEY â€” The Blackfoot Broncos ran their winning streak to nine on Saturday as they danced amidst the raindrops at Shelley High School for a 10-0 victory.
The game was a classic pitchers duel through the first five innings as Dylan Mansanarez and Tyler Bean locked horns on the bump. A lone Blackfoot run in the top of the third inning was the difference through five as the two teams headed to the sixth inning with Blackfoot leading 1-0.
POCATELLO â€” On a cold and rainy evening the fourth district high school rodeo resumed their 2013 season as they took to the indoor arena at the Bannock County Fairgrounds for rodeo three of the 12 rodeo season.
In the barrel racing it was all Timmi "Full Throttle" Hutchings as the Snake River freshman blistered the course with a winning time of 15.748. Hutchings was the only sub sixteen second ride of the evening as Cassidey Quinn and Kassidy Duffin came in second and third with times of 16.143 and 16.217.
The community has generously stepped up to help cover the medical costs of Muffin, the 12-week-old Cocker spaniel who was flung out of a moving vehicle two weeks ago.
Marcia Williams, vice-president of the Bingham County Humane Society, said she was contacted by a woman who witnessed the puppy being thrown out the window in the midst of what appeared to be a domestic dispute going on between a couple in the vehicle ahead of her on the highway between Blackfoot and Fort Hall.
The spring book sale is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday in the basement of the Blackfoot Library.
Sponsored by Friends of the Blackfoot Library, the money raised goes to support projects in the library, said book sale co-chair Venita Fankhauser.
"We purchased a machine that buffs CDs and DVDs," she said.
"We will also partner with the library for a "Let's Talk About It," seminar that starts in January," said Fankhauser. "It depends if the library receives a grant for this program.
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers got a nine run sixth inning and Erica Ramirez worked her way out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh as the Lady Panthers won their fifth straight game with a 9-4 non-conference victory over the Malad Lady Dragons on Thursday afternoon.
"We're on a bit of a roll so we like that," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "The girls were having fun. They didn't get really down and it was definitely hard to keep up when they were hitting the ball hard and not really getting any hits out of it. Malad has a pretty good team though so we feel good about it."
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community and one special young man, a night fit for a princess awaits Rachael Slay, a senior at Blackfoot High School with non-speaking autism, as she prepares to attend the BHS prom on Friday night.
A few weeks ago, Rachael's mother, Serrina Slay, used social media and the assistance of the Morning News in hope of finding her only child, Rachael, a date to the prom saying, "She [Rachael] has never gone to a school dance or any school function and I would love for her to have this one last opportunity to go to the Blackfoot High School prom."
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham, who sued the Blackfoot School District last fall and won, has been nominated for The Max Dalton "Open Government Award."
The award, sponsored by the Idaho Newspaper Foundation, has been given yearly since 1999, "to a citizen or group judged to be an outspoken advocate of openness in either public records or public meetings on the state or local level."
For one former Blackfoot man, the celebration of the Boston Marathon ended with two bombs going off near the finish line on Monday.
Matt Hong, a Blackfoot High School graduate, was running his first Boston Marathon.
When contacted, Hong said, "My wife and I are okay."
"I had finished the marathon a half-hour before the explosion," he said. "We are staying with friends near the scene of the explosion.
"After cleaning up, we were heading back to the finish to cheer on other runners," Hong said. "People were heading toward us, coming in the opposite direction,from the finish line.
FIRTH â€“ Shannon Christensen was named the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of the Firth/Shelley area Saturday night in the Firth High School auditorium.
Ashley Carpenter was named First Alternate. Jessica Mecham will serve as Second Alternate.
Christensen not only became the DYW but also was recognized as the person who best exemplified the â€śSpirit of Distinguished Young Women.â€ť This award is voted on by the participants themselves.
DYW is a scholarship program. Christensen was awarded these scholarships:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $1,000 scholarship for becoming the DYW,
BLACKFOOT â€” In an overall quality and entertaining production as good as any in a big city, accomplished dancer, Miiko Toussaint, wowed the crowd with a self choreographed lyrical dance performance, taking top honors as Blackfoot's 2013-14 Distinguished Young Woman at Saturday night's program held at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.