Archive - Apr 2011 - Latest Sports
SHELLEY â€” It was a strange day on the Shelley baseball diamond as the Russets welcomed Blackfoot to town for a conference tilt between the two schools. After battling through wind, rain, ten fielding errors and a thirteen walks the game was called in the top of the sixth inning when Shelley was unable to field a full squad after losing a player, leading to a 14-12 Blackfoot win.
THOMAS â€” After a dreadful start the Snake River Panthers tried to mount a comeback on Wednesday evening but in the end came up short as they fell 13-8 to American Falls in the final home game of the seniors collective careers at Snake River High School.
A trio of fielding miscues in the first two innings proved costly indeed as American Falls took advantage of those with a collection of well hit balls as they scored 8 runs in the opening frames, 7 of those unearned.
RIVERSIDE - The present and the future were both showcased Wednesday afternoon as the Snake River Lady Panthers celebrated senior night with a solid 8-1 victory over American Falls in softball.
The seniors led the way offensively and sophomore hurler Alyssa DeLaney pitched a complete game, one hit masterpiece, shutting down the Beaver offense.
"Our seniors set the tone right from the start," said Coach Kay Martin. "Courtney and Bailey had back to back doubles in the first inning to get us started and all the seniors hit the ball real well today."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot tennis team welcomed conference rival Hillcrest to town on Tuesday for a blustery day on the courts that witnessed a split between the two teams. In the girls match up, Blackfoot got a huge 4-2 win over the Knights while in the boys side of the ledger, Hillcrest returned the favor for a 4-2 defeat of the Broncos.
BLACKFOOT â€” For six innings the Blackfoot Broncos out hit, out fielded and out pitched the visiting Highland Rams on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the one inning in which the Rams clearly won was more than enough as they struck for 9 runs in the first inning and then coasted home, handing the Broncos a 11-5 defeat.
"I was happy with the way that the kids battled back and never quit," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We out hit them and played pretty even with a team that swept Hillcrest and soundly at that."
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos got a trio of home runs on Saturday afternoon from Dallas Bitton, Shawn Whitehead and Colby Pearson as they shrugged off a sloppy first game and split the double-header at Madison by cruising to a 11-1 win in the nightcap.
"That second game we came out and played baseball the way that we know that we can play," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Top to bottom I thought that the kids did a tremendous job."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed the Lady Tigers of Idaho Falls to town on Friday afternoon for a remake of an earlier season rain out. On the diamond the two teams played a pair of starkly different contests with Blackfoot winning game one in classic fashion 6-1 and Idaho Falls out slugging Blackfoot 21-11 in the nightcap.
Jessica Capson got the call in the circle in game one and the sophomore picked up right where she left off during her win on Thursday as she picked up the win by working a complete game, scattering 5 hits while striking out 8.
POCATELLO â€” Night three of a twelve night grind on the High School Rodeo circuit came to a frigid conclusion on Friday night as the 4th districts best cowboys and cowgirls battled the cold temperatures, the livestock and each other at Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The barrel racers opened the festivities with a pair of familiar faces finishing 1-2 as American Falls junior Kimberlyn Fehringer crossed the line with a time of 17.159, narrowly edging out Highland senior Shelby Freed who finished with a time of 17.180.
BLACKFOOT â€” Playing into a gale force wind for the entirety of their double header with Hillcrest, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos led for 13 of the 14 innings, earning a split for their efforts on the day by dropping game one 11-8 and then rebounding for a 4-3 win in the nightcap.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Lady Russets initial foray into the 4A High Country Conference continued on Tuesday night as they welcomed Rigby to town for a double dip on the diamond.
At the end of the evening, the visiting Lady Trojans proved to be the better team, as they came from behind for a 14-10 win in the first game and then pounded Shelley 18-6 in the nightcap.
"I wish that I could explain what happened to us tonight," Shelley head coach Chris Fleming said. "We started making errors in the field and then we just took it into every part of our game and lost our heads."