Archive - Oct 2013 - Latest Sports
POCATELLO â€”Â Believe it or not the high school football playoffs begin tonight. While many of the youngsters in our area will be out out trick-or-treating, three of the teams from Bingham County will be suiting up and beginning their quests for state football championships.
NEW ORLEANS â€” It was a weekend of firsts for former Blackfoot High School and Idaho State tight end Josh Hill last Sunday.
Hill the undrafted free agent by the Saints caught his first two passes in the NFL Sunday in New Orleans 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Hill caught two passes for 17 yards, the longest being nine yards.
So far this season, Hill has played in all eight of the Saints games, mostly on special teams.
New Orleans currently sits at 6-1 and in first place in the NFC South.
BLACKFOOT â€” After helping lead the Blackfoot High School girls soccer team to their first state tournament appearance in a decade, senior Cassandra Clarke was honored with a selection to the High Country Conference's all-conference team.
POCATELLO â€“ Scouting an opponent is important no matter the sport.
For the Shelley High School volleyball team, scouting their 3A state play-in game opponent Bear Lake was extremely important, and in fact it may have been the difference in the game.
It was, as Brad Coombs described it, "the best Senior Night ever.
Coombs rushed for 87 yards and 4 touchdowns to help Snake River defeated Bear Lake 43-19 on Friday night. With the victory the Panthers (3-0, 6-3) claimed the District Five Class 3A championship. They will open the state playoffs with a home game against Teton at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1.
"That's definitely exciting," Coombs said of his big night. "Our offensive line really came to play this week. And credit our underclassmen for their role in this win."
Against Madison last week Blackfoot freshman quarterback Pacen Hayes did his best to try and bring the Broncos back from a 21-point deficit with a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes.
After that game Broncos head coach Stan Buck said that he would start the player under center who wanted it more.
Friday night in Holt Arena against Pocatello it was the freshman under center and he did not disappoint.
FIRTH â€” Firth head coach Carla reeves got quite the birthday present Thursday night from her Lady Cougars volleyball team, a 3A Nuclear Conference championship.
The Lady Cougars took down North Fremont in straight sets 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 to claim the district title and the berth in next weekâ€™s state tournament.
â€śIt was a phenomenal season,â€ť Reeves said. â€śThe entire tournament we only lost one set.â€ť
After the trophy was handed out the entire crowd sang happy birthday to Reeves.
â€śThe team told me that they won the title for me,â€ť Reeves said.
AMERICAN FALLS â€”Â The Snake River Lady Panthers volleyball team celebrates its 3A Fifth District championship
after taking down Bear Lake 25-12, 25-9, 25-19 at American Falls High School on
Thursday. â€śI was pleased. So pleased,â€ť Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said.
â€śWe played consistent. It wasnâ€™t drop a set , then kill a team. ... All the scores were right
where we thought theyâ€™d be.â€ť The Lady Panthers open State tournament play on Nov. 1
at 8 a.m. against the third place team from District 3.
SHELLEY â€” Shelley senior quarterback Kaden Schmitt has been a key component for the Russets offense all season long.
Thursday night on senior night and the Mountain Rivers Conference title on the line Schmitt played one of his best games of the season throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns and running for 102 yards and two more touchdowns as Shelley routed Teton 42-29 at Shelley High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” When first year head coach Alisha Yeates and her team talked prior to the 2013 season, the team set the goal to just improve over last season.
But when the season was all said and done the Lady Broncos had a little more success than anyone in District 5/6 was expecting.