Archive - Aug 2011 - Latest Sports
BLACKFOOT â€” The largest soccer crowd of the year welcomed the Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers to the pitch on Saturday afternoon and not one of them left disappointed with the play on the field as the two teams put on a marvelously played game, with the home standing Broncos earning the 1-0 victory.
SHELLEY â€” It will go down in Shelley Russet lore as an instant classic. With their long time coach returning to the sideline after a year over seas in Afghanistan, the Shelley Russets battled through key injuries and a two touchdown deficit for a thrilling 38-33 come from behind victory over the Idaho Falls Tigers on Friday night at Shelley High School.
"Oh, man what a great story, I have to admit it. If you were to right a story this is how you would want to write it," Shelley head coach Dwight Richins said. "I feel fortunate to win, honest to god I do."
BLACKFOOT â€” The conference season couldn't have began any better for the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad as they annihilated the team from Rigby 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.
"In last nights practice during the scrimmage it was some of the best passing that we've ever done and we are a good passing team when we put the ball on the deck and work together as a unit," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "The practice carried over today and we were sharp and it was a conference game, which is as good as it gets for me."
SHELLEY â€” It was unknown which was tougher on the Shelley Russet boys soccer team. The strong opening first half by the visiting Preston Indians or the constant cloud of grain dust from the farmer in the adjacent field which certainly didn't help the overall health of anyone in the vicinity.
After the dust had settled on the Shelley pitch, the visiting Indians did just enough to hold off a strong rally by the Russets in a 2-1 win.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco's weathered a physical start with the Skyline Grizzlies on Friday afternoon and the got a hat trick from Carlos Flores who scored three second half goals as the Broncos began their 2011 season with a 3-0 victory.
FORT HALL â€” Oklahoma cowboy Cord McCoy has been around the world twice as a contestant on the Amazing Race but on Wednesday evening, he was one of fifty professional bull riders who took to the Fort Hall rodeo arena in the first annual Wiley Petersen Invitational.
When the dust had settled a capacity crowd applauded McCoy as he stood triumphant after capturing an event that is sure to become a regular stop on the Professional Bull Riders tour.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Moo-Donna has her new home. The 2011 EISF mascot stretches about six feet from ear to ear and now looks down from her post atop the billboard near the east entrance of the fairgrounds.
Chad Hammond with I.E. Productions said the Eastern Idaho State Fair's three-dimensional billboards are the only of their kind appearing in the state. There are two similar EISF billboards on I-15 and another large Moo-Donna will be placed on the back of the grandstands this year.
"I think it is the coolest welcome to the fair we've ever had," said Hammond.
The EISF runs Sept 3-10.