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FRUITLAND â€” Tears, disbelief and shock were on display at the 3A state baseball tournament but the agony of defeat was not from the expected dugout. After advancing to their first ever state baseball championship game, the Snake River Panthers stunned the mighty Fruitland Grizzlies on their home field, in front of a capacity crowd, by the final score of 8-4 for their first ever baseball state championship.
"It's been a real fun year. A real fun ride," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I said it before at districts and I'll say it again here at state now that it's over. Don't ever dangle a state championship in front of Snake River kids because they will get it. Don't ever dangle a championship in front of Snake River."
BOISE â€“ Trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh inning the Blackfoot Broncos came through with a pair of runs on a gutsy call by Blackfoot skipper Kenny Dahle to take a 3-2 consolation championship game victory from the Twin Falls Bruins on Saturday morning.
â€śIt was just awesome to come here and watch these kids battle the way that they did,â€ť Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. â€śIt is just huge for our program because now we know that we can compete at this level. We battled a full seven innings today and yesterday and you just have to be so proud of each one of these kids. Not one of them quit and they could have after not one but two questionable calls, one I can say blatantly horrible call. Regardless we just got them settled down, my assistant coaches settled me down and we got it done.â€ť
By MARK HIGH
FRUITLAND â€“ The Snake River Panthers erupted for 10 runs over the fourth and fifth innings to avenge last seasonâ€™s Class 3A semifinal loss to the Kimberly Bulldogs by dispatching them 10-0 in five innings on Friday.
By MARK HIGH firstname.lastname@example.org
BOISE â€“ For the first time in over 12 years the Blackfoot Bronco baseball team picked up a state Class 4A tournament win. Fresh off a disappointing round one loss on Thursday, the Broncos got the big monkey off their backs with a thrilling 4-3 win over Minico on Friday.
POST FALLS â€“ The dream season for the Blackfoot Lady Bronco softball team came to an end on Friday evening with Blackfoot winning one, but dropping two games on day one of the 4A state softball tournament.
The day began well enough with Blackfoot crushing Canyon Ridge, 10-2.
Morningrose Tobey was dominant in the pitching circle for the Lady Broncos while the offense scored early and often in the rout.
Next up for the Lady Broncos was Lakeland which advanced into the second round with a walkoff two-run homer to down heavily favored Kuna.
After defeating Canyon Ridge 10-2 in the opening round of the state Class 4A softball tournament, Blackfoot lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Lakeland on Friday. The Broncos then had to turn around and play Skyview. Check Saturday's print edition for a wrapup.
Snake River's baseball team reached the championship game of the Class 3A state tournament by beating Kimberly 10-0 on Friday. Check out the Morning News print edition on Saturday for complete details. The Panthers will likely play old nemesis Fruitland, which played later that night.
Blackfoot's baseball team beat Minico 4-3 in the consolation round of the state baseball tournament today. The Broncos softball team beat Canyon Ridge 10-2 and plays again later today. Meanwhile, in the Class 2A tournament, Melba defeated Firth 3-1 to end the Cougars' season.
Check out Mark High's reports of tournament play in the print edition of the Morning News on Saturday.
FRUITLAND â€” The Snake River Panthers opened their 2013 3A state baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon and behind a complete game, 14 strikeout shut out by Zane Stephenson, the Panthers advanced to today's semi-finals with a 7-0 victory over Payette.
The fabulous five some of Aberdeen have accomplished their goal, as Hazel Pratt, Breanna Duffin, Whitney Wahlen, April Beck and Sophia Duffin combined to shoot a two day total team score of 852 at the 2A state tournament in Couer D'Alene on Monday and Tuesday.
That score was a full 14 strokes better than second place McCall-Donnelly as the Lady Tigers brought home the coveted blue trophy for their 2A state championship.