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MONTPELIER â€” For the Blackfoot Broncos Thursday's doubleheader with Bear Lake was the final games of the regular season.
But it will not be the last time the players on the team will don the Blackfoot uniform as the Broncos will be the top seed in next weeks Area C 'A' district tournament in Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€” After a long hot summer of baseball the American Legion baseball season entered its final week of the regular season with questions remaining on who will qualify for next week's district tournament in Pocatello.
POCATELLO â€” Five Blackfoot tennis players competed at Scott's Tennis Tournament last week. Four brought home hardware.
By JASON ENES
BLACKFOOT â€“ Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by 14 runs the Blackfoot American Legion team needed to get something going.
Their opponent on Saturday, a team made up of Blackfoot American Legion Alumni which made the deficit even more embarrassing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Sometimes during the long hot American Legion baseball season a team is going to take some lumps and have a performance that was less than stellar.
The Blackfoot Broncos experienced just that in Shelley on Monday when they were swept by their Bingham County rival Russets.
SHELLEY â€” As the Shelley Russets enter the final week and a half of the American Legion season the team finds itself playing its' best baseball of the summer.
Coming into the district doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees on Tuesday, the Russets have won their last four games and sit near the top of the district standings at 6-8.
SHELLEY â€” It was a Bingham County battle Monday at Shelley High School as the Shelley and Blackfoot American Legion baseball teams took to the field for their only meeting of the season.
Shelley came into the game having been off for six days, while Blackfoot played in the Jackson Hole Tournament over the Fourth of July weekend before coming home a day early after rain needed the tournament Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a good thing that Dr. Dave Stanley doesn't equate a successful hunt with harvesting an animal every time.
Stanley, a local veterinarian who owns Blackfoot Animal Clinic, and his hunting companion spent seven long years trying to bring a wily wapiti home before succeeding in 2012. Stanley recounts their adventures and misadventures in the July/August 2013 edition of "Bugle," the national publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Stanley hunts with a traditional recurve bow. He has tried compound bows, too, but prefers the traditional weapon. His has a 52-pound pull.
BLACKFOOT â€” Since District play began on Tuesday the Blackfoot Broncos have been playing some of their best baseball of the summer.
The Broncos came into Friday's doubleheader with Buhl winners of their last three games looking to keep a stranglehold on the top spot in the district.
BLACKFOOT â€” So far this week the Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has played .500 baseball.
After a split with the Idaho Falls Knights on Monday and another split with Wood River on Tuesday, the Broncos took to the field tired, sore but looking for improvement.
In Wednesday's doubleheader with Twin Falls the Broncos put the fatigue behind them and pulled out two big district wins taking game one 9-8 in eight innings and game two 8-2.
So far this summer the Blackfoot offense has come in spurts, some games they get runs in bunches, the rest it is a struggle.