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BLACKFOOT â€” The final score of Wednesday's High Country Conference baseball game between the Blackfoot Broncos and the Bonneville Bees looks lopsided. In fact, the game itself was much tighter than the score indicates and unfortunately for the large Blackfoot crowd in attendance for Blackfoot's senior night, it was the visiting Bees who emerged on top with a 16-5 victory.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos wrapped up the regular season High Country Conference Championship with a double header sweep of Bonneville on Tuesday evening. Braving the cold, wind and snow, the Blackfoot bats were unfazed as they pounded out 29 hits during the double dip winning 14-2 in game one and then 13-2 in the nightcap.
"It seems like the more games that we play the stronger these girls are getting," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "I feel like we are peaking at just the right time."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos pounded out 29 hits and scored 26 runs in a double header whitewashing of the Preston Lady Indians on Saturday as they won 15-0 and 11-0 with both games being called in the fifth inning.
BLACKFOOT â€” A day removed from their first conference loss of the season, the Blackfoot Broncos took to the home diamond looking to split the season series with the Century Diamondbacks. Behind a complete game effort from starting pitcher Russel Osborn, the Broncos accomplished that feat as they avenged Thursday's loss with a tidy 3-1 win on Friday.
"Russel wanted the ball and he came out and got the job done today," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "He stayed ahead of hitters and just battled all day long."
POCATELLO â€” The Blackfoot Broncos hit the road on Thursday looking to improve upon their undefeated conference record when they faced off with Century at Halliwell Park. Unfortunately, an 8 error binge over the fifth and sixth innings spelled doom as the Diamondbacks upset the Broncos 7-2.
"We didn't even get on the bus right to come here," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We were fifteen minutes late getting on the bus and throughout the whole day you could just see that we were not focused. Like I told the team afterwards though, we are still a good team. In fact, the only team that has beaten us this year is ourselves. We just need to lock it up and come back strong tomorrow."
SHELLEY â€” The Firth Cougars are the kings of Bingham County. They earned that title after sweeping both the boys and girls team score in the annual Bingham County track meet which was held at Shelley High School on Wednesday afternoon.
The boys won the meet with a team score of 124. Snake River was second with 91 points while Aberdeen was third with 66. Shelley finished fourth with 61 points while Blackfoot finished fifth with a team score of 28.
The girls team scores were a little closer up top with Firth (114) again topping Snake River who finished with 104.5 points. Shelley was third in the girls standings with 95.5 points while Aberdeen (28.5) and Blackfoot (23.5) finished fourth and fifth respectfully.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad entered Tuesday's non-conference home game with the Madison Bobcats riding a 9 game winning streak. Unfortunately that streak came to and end as Madison took advantage of 6 Blackfoot fielding miscues in a 11-6 victory.
"It's really not the worst thing that happened today," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "It is a reality check for us. It should bring us back down to earth so we can refocus and get ready for Century and Bonneville."
BLACKFOOT â€” Madison Leslie hit two more bombs, including a walk off dinger in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game as Blackfoot remained perfect in conference play with a double header sweep of Century on Tuesday evening.
"Madison is really starting to swing a big bat for us," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "You could see it in the cage earlier in the season and I knew that it was only a matter of time before she started terrorizing pitchers. She is just so strong and our line up has no holes in it. There isn't a spot in the batting order where you can pitch around a hitter."
AMMON â€” You will have to excuse the Blackfoot Lady Broncos softball squad if they weren't just a little bit overanxious to play some ball on Monday. Due to weather and the schedule it had been ten days since they last set foot on the diamond as they traveled to Hillcrest for a make up game at the Lady Knights home field.
By days end Blackfoot doubled up the home team in a 4-2 win to run the season record to a most impressive 12-1.
SHELLEY â€” The Blackfoot Broncos ran their winning streak to nine on Saturday as they danced amidst the raindrops at Shelley High School for a 10-0 victory.
The game was a classic pitchers duel through the first five innings as Dylan Mansanarez and Tyler Bean locked horns on the bump. A lone Blackfoot run in the top of the third inning was the difference through five as the two teams headed to the sixth inning with Blackfoot leading 1-0.