Archive - Dec 2012 - Latest Sports
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers took to their home court for a holiday game on Saturday night and by the end of the evening, the visiting Malad Lady Dragons found no holiday spirit in the gym as the Lady Panthers envied the mercy rule with a 56-23 drubbing.
"We came out and looked a little holidayish to start the game," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "But like we've talked all year long. Defense, defense, defense and in the second quarter, after we got a little sweat on our brow, we took over the game with our defense by getting in their passing lanes and taking away their screen game which led to some transition baskets on the offensive end."
By MARK HIGH
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers returned to the basketball court on Friday night and behind a big third quarter, the Panthers made that return a happy one with a commanding 62-46 win over Soda Springs.
"I thought that it was a good bounce back game from our loss to Blackfoot," Snake River head coach Bob Coombs said. "The kids came out and responded. Now we will have to see if we can build on that with a road game against Malad and win two in a row."
FIRTH â€” The Firth Cougars hosted the Tex Elkington Invitational Wrestling tournament on Friday with nine teams attending the annual holiday break event.
At the end of a highly contested day on the mats the Cougars took home more first place medals (4) than any other squad but wound up finishing third in the team standings with 162 points. Malad won the day with 196 points while the Idaho Falls J.V. squad finished second with 188 points.
Aberdeen finished in fifth with 135 points while the Snake River J.V. came in sixth with 81.5 points.
THOMAS â€” The Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers locked horns for the final time in 2012 as the two squads met in front of a packed house at Snake River High School with Blackfoot looking for the season sweep of the season while Snake River were looking to hold home court.
Alonzo Ramos poured in 20 points and McKye Watt added 16 as the Broncos completed the sweep with a convincing 57-40 victory in a game that many expected to be much closer.
BLACKFOOT â€” In their first match up the season the Snake River Panthers and the Blackfoot Lady Broncos battled to a double overtime thriller with the Lady Panthers prevailing on their home court.
On Thursday evening at Blackfoot High School, there was no such drama as the Lady Panthers built a first half double digit lead and then cruised home from there with a 50-28 victory.
Moreland â€“ The three way match up between Snake River, Challis and Salmon took place Thursday night at Snake River High School. Snake River started the night with a couple of JV matches that ended in wins (Ty Jensen and Jordan Campau) against the Salmon team. The Varsity matches started with SR and Challis wrestling each other at the 98 pound weight with Treyton Nilsson taking on Joshua Dâ€™Orazio. Treyton quickly took the upper hand taking down Joshua and putting him in a leg hold and pinning him in the 1st round with only 8 seconds left.
POCATELLO â€” Easton Ralphs hit the go ahead basket with 0:08 remaining in overtime and Blackfoot's last second shot attempt was blocked as time expired as the Pocatello Indians held off a game effort from the Blackfoot Broncos with a 61-60 overtime win at Pocatello High School on Wednesday evening.
"We had our opportunities to win this game," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "This was a learning game. If we get in this situation again we will know better what to do that's for sure."
ABERDEEN â€” The Aberdeen Tigers hosted Snake River in another installment of the highway 39 rivalry on Tuesday evening and by evenings end, it was the visiting Panthers who prevailed with a 60-45 victory.
The Panthers got off to about as good a start as one could have wanted as they sprinted to an 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. That lead grew to double digits late in the second quarter when Cole Rushton dialed long distance for a 29-19 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the first half.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Bronco wrestling team capped a very busy eight day stretch of wrestling with a perfect 9-0 record at the Bonneville Duels over the weekend, good enough for second place in the massive tournament just five points behind the Bees of Bonneville.
"The team showed a lot of heart," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "I was impressed with how the team stepped up. It was a good ending to a hard week of wrestling."
By MARK HIGH
THOMAS â€” For the second time in as many nights the Snake River Lady Panthers took to the hard wood looking to knock off a Mountain Rivers Conference foe. It wasn't the prettiest of affairs but in the end, Snake River were able to accomplish just that as they defended their home court with a 42-36 win over Teton.
"Everything about this game that was ugly was about us," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "It wasn't anything that Teton did which got us out of our game and maybe it was because for the first time this year we played on back-to-back nights. I was happy to see us come out after half time and play a little bit more like ourselves though."