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By MARK HIGH
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad opened their 2013 season on Thursday afternoon and after a shaky start, the men in green pulled it all together in a 7-6 hard fought victory over 5A Idaho Falls.
"Like I told the boys, first game of the season and we saw a lot of good things and we also saw a lot of things that we can work to improve on," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Overall I'm proud of the boys though. Idaho Falls are a good, young, well coached team and its always big to pick up a win against them."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot softball squad took to the home field for the first time this season as they welcomed 5A Madison to town for a double dip on the diamond. By evenings end, the Lady Broncos remained unbeaten on the young season as they ran their record to 4-0 with a sweep of the Lady Bobcats 5-3 in game one and then 9-3 in the nightcap.
RIVERSIDE â€” With the score tied 6-6 heading into the bottom half of the seventh inning the Snake River Lady Panthers got two very big swings. Alyssa Delaney started the inning with a drive to deep center field for a lead off triple. Moments later, Raegan Martin crushed a shot to centerfield and although it was caught, it was more than deep enough to drive in Delaney with the winning run as Snake River downed Soda Springs 7-6 in non-conference action.
POCATELLO â€” The Blackfoot High School tennis squad opened their 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon as they battled with a pair of perennial tennis powers in Century and Wood River.
Playing at Century High School the Broncos more than held their own as the boys team beat Wood River 4-2 and tied Century 3-3. The girls squad also beat Wood River by the tally of 4-2 but they fell to a deep Century squad 1-5.
RIVERSIDE â€” Mother Nature provided a sunny back drop for cross river rivals Blackfoot and Snake River on Saturday afternoon as the respective softball teams squared off on the Lady Panthers home diamond for a double header to open the season for both clubs.
By days end, Blackfoot was more than grateful for the season to begin as they opened 2013 with a double header sweep of the Lady Panthers, 15-1 in game one and then 19-1 in the nightcap.
NAMPA â€“ The game could have been played on any given night in Bingham County but on Saturday afternoon it was the stateâ€™s biggest stage as the Snake River Panthers and the Shelley Russets squared off on the Idaho Center hardwood with each looking to bring home the coveted 3A state boys basketball championship.
It took five quarters of basketball but in the end it was Snake River who finally stood at center court to hoist the blue trophy after their 67-65 overtime thriller.
MERIDIAN â€“ Last year the Snake River Panthers fell to the Fruitland Grizzlies in the Idaho Center, settling for the second place trophy. This season, Snake River knocked out the Fruitland squad, advancing to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a well played 50-37 victory over the Grizzlies.
â€śOur game plan was to come out and control the tempo because Fruitland likes to come out and get up and down the floor at nine hundred miles per hour,â€ť Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. â€śI thought that our zone was able to slow the tempo down and get the game to our liking.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ The Shelley Russets slowed down a very quick Filer Wildcat team and then got a game high 19 points from sophomore sharpshooter Tyler Fredrickson as they advanced to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a convincing 66-52 victory on Friday evening.
â€śIâ€™m so proud of my kids,â€ť Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. â€śAll day long and deservedly so, all we heard was how good Filer was. Our kids are battlers, theyâ€™re gamers and they came out and didnâ€™t play afraid. They came out and played bold which is what we talked about in the locker room and tonight we just went out and played and Iâ€™m so happy for them.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ Three different Russets cracked double-digit scoring as Shelley cruised into the 3A semi finals with a 60-44 win over Payette on Thursday evening.
Playing the last of the four opening round games the Russets took note of the earlier upset of conference rival Sugar-Salem as they came out quick on the Pirates, leading to a 15-9 first quarter lead.
â€śIt was hard to push it as much as we wanted to against their zone with them getting back we didnâ€™t get quite as many easy looks as I would have liked to have gotten,â€ť Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. â€śFirst game of the state tournament for all of these kids except for McKay, McKay got some time as a freshman, and for the first time on a pretty big stage you have to expect some nerves. Overall execution wasnâ€™t great but we got a win and I guess thatâ€™s what matters now.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers took center stage as they opened the 2013 3A state basketball championship tournament with a 1:15 game with the Buhl Indians. Riding a nine game winning streak Snake River looked to run it to ten and that is exactly what they did, although it was a little tighter than anticipated, as they held off a furious Buhl comeback attempt before escaping with a 38-37 victory.