Archive - Nov 2010 - Latest Sports
By MARK HIGH
BOISE â The Blackfoot Bronco drive for a second straight state title came to an end on Saturday afternoon, unfortunately for the Broncos and their fans, the mission came up just short with a 41-28 defeat at the hands of the Bishop Kelly Knights.
By MARK HIGH
BOISE â In a classic game of David vs Goliath the Snake River Panthers squared off with the top ranked an undefeated Fruitland Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon.
At the end of a rather physical contest, the Grizzlies proved without a shadow of a doubt that they are the top team in the 3A ranks, holding back the Panthers with a 42-14 victory.
IDAHO FALLS â For the second time this week the Blackfoot Lady Broncos faced off with a 5A foe on the hardwood, this time at Idaho Falls were the Lady Tigers were equal to the task, sending Blackfoot packing with a 62-38 victory.
"There were times during that ball game that if we make our free throws and stop their offensive rebounds we are there, we are that close," Blackfoot head coach Mike Kirkham said. "I know it doesn't seem like that or look like it we just need to realize that we are close. I don't think that they have stopped playing hard though."
BLACKFOOT â Entering Wednesday evenings game with the 5A Highland Rams the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew that they had a tough contest on their hands. For a better portion of the evening, that tough contest was nearly impossible to handle as Highland came out firing, downing Blackfoot on their home court 64-33.
FIRTH âThe Firth Lady Cougars turned in a valiant effort on Tuesday evening, erasing a double-digit fourth quarter deficit against the 3A South Fremont squad, but in the end the comeback came up just short as Firth fell 48-44.
"I was so proud of our kids," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "I thought that we showed great improvement from our first game. I thought that we did a much better job defensively and much better job of shooting our free throws."
Blackfoot's favorite daughter will return to her old stomping grounds when Raimee Beck and her Air Force Academy teammates come to Reed Gym on Thursday night. They will play a womenâs basketball game against Idaho State.
To say that I am looking forward to seeing Beck again is like saying I kind of like pizza. I plan on being there early Thursday night and I am expecting to see quite a few members of the community in the gym as well.
POCATELLO â A pair of 4A heavyweights stood toe-to-toe on Friday night inside the comfy confines of ISU's Holt Arena.
At the end of the highly anticipated match up, the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos emerged triumphant with a comfortable 35-20 victory over the Skyview Hawks.
"Looking into the season and at our area I'm thinking heck, we're as good as anybody," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some potential kids that can make plays so why not us. It was just a matter of how we developed and gelled and now we're there and we are excited and happy about it."
POCATELLO - The Snake River Panthers rode the strength of their defense as they downed the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs in the semi finals of the A3 state tournament by a score of 26-0.
So dominating was the defense that they held Kimberly to negative yardage in the first half and without a first down until 10:12 of the third quarter.
âI have to give all the credit for the great defense tonight to the kids and the defensive coaches,â said Coach Jeff Dalley. âCoaches Rich Dunn, Jeff Toulouse and Brian McInelly came up with a great game plan and the kids executed it perfectly.â
BLACKFOOT â The 4A High Country Conference selected their All-Conference picks for the 2010 soccer season and on the roster are quite a few Bingham County athletes.
On the boys team, Blackfoot placed 4 players on the first team with Luis Oseguera, Gerra Bartolo, Titus Robinson and Carlos Murrillo each making the prestigious first squad.
Freshman goal keeper Ozzie Oseguera was the lone Bronco named to the second team but he was joined by Shelley junior Jason Park who was selected to the second team for the Russets.
WENDELL â For the first time since 1972 the Snake River volleyball team will be adding a state championship trophy to the schools trophy case. The Panthers earned the title of state champions with a pair of 3-1 victories on Saturday, first taking out South Fremont 25-27, 25-22, 25-11 and 25-9 in the semi-finals and then knocking out the defending 3A state champion St. Maries Lumberjacks 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 26-24.