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RIVERSIDE â€” Opening the season winners of their first 12 games, the Snake River Lady Panthers have done all of the little things well enough to win ballgames.
Playing solid defense, hitting the ball and getting good pitching have be a constant for the team all season.
They also have not trailed very often this season.
But that normally solid Snake River defense showed some cracks on Friday against District opponent Bear Lake, but the offense made up for the mistakes as an eight-run fifth inning gave the Panthers a 15-5 win over the Bears at Riverside Elementary School.
BLACKFOOT â€” It wasn't the prettiest game the Blackfoot Broncos have played all season, it also wasn't the best performance by a pair of umpires either.
But despite some bad calls and the Broncos running themselves out of a few runs, Blackfoot was able to hang on for a 3-2 win over Rigby Thursday at Blackfoot High School.
FIRTH â€” After losing their fist game of the season Tuesday night at Sugar-Salem, the Firth baseball team took to the field again Wednesday to open up Nuclear Conference play.
Their opponent; a West Jefferson team that suited up just nine players and showed up to Firth High School less than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch time of 4 p.m.
The Cougars showed their visitors not sympathy as the earned a 10-0 six inning win that featured a lot of fireworks including a verbal dispute between Firth head coach Scott Adams and the West Jefferson coaching staff.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Coming into her final at-bat of the game against Pocatello, Blackfoot senior catcher Matti Chavez had not had a very memorable day at the plate.
But as can often be the case in softball, one swing of the bat can change all of that.
Chavez came up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and promptly took a 1-2 pitch from Pocatello pitcher Shayla Baker and deposited over the left field fence for a grand slam as the Lady Broncos earned a doubleheader sweep with Pocatello losing game one 8-3 before winning game two 16-3 in five innings.
RIVERSIDE â€” Eight times so far this season the Snake River Lady Panthers have taken the field, and eight times they have come out victorious.
But after almost dropping the second game of a doubleheader at Sugar-Salem on Friday, the Lady Panthers took to the field of Riverside Elementary on Saturday morning looking to get back on track.
The offense did not miss a beat as the Panthers pounded out 11 hits and scored 13 runs on the way to a 13-1 five inning victory on Saturday.
Coming into Fridayâ€™s game
with Idaho Falls, Blackfoot
senior Cassandra Clarke
had never hit a home run
in her softball career.
That changed with one
swing in the bottom of the
Clarke crushed an 0-2
pitch over the left field
fence, one of two Broncos
home runs in the game as
Blackfoot downed Idaho
Falls 10-2 at Blackfoot
High School Friday afternoon.
After taking good swings
at the first two pitches in
her at-bat Clarke sat back
on the third pitch, which
just happened to be a
change up and crushed it
over the fence.
As she rounded first
THOMAS â€” With family and friends providing support, Makena Shelley of Snake River signed a letter-of-intent to play college basketball on Wednesday.
Shelley will play at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play basketball again," Shelley said. "And I'm excited to get a good education."
Shelley, daughter of Cody and Erin Shelley, said she will likely major in elementary education.
She said the biggest thing she will miss "is playing other sports with my teammates all four years."
SHELLEY â€” Prior to Shelley's game with Soda Springs on Wednesday head coach Trent Armstrong told his team one thing, be aggressive.
But after finding themselves in a 3-0 hole after an inning and a half Armstrong wondered if his team was listening.
The Russets exploded for 14 runs over the next four innings including a six-run fourth inning on the way to a 14-4, five inning win over the Cardinals at Shelley High School on Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Spring has finally sprung in Eastern Idaho and as the frequent wind storms become the norm and the NCAA Tournament is winding down and high schoolers all over are in the final few months of the school year.
And while the spring sports are in full swing let's take a brief look back at the boys high school basketball season and hand out the last postseason honors for the players in Bingham County as I name my All-Bingham County boys basketball team.
THOMAS â€”Â It wasn't the prettiest game the Snake River Panther had played so far on the young season, but with blustery weather and it being the teams third game since Tuesday, head coach Rich Dunn knew his team would have some issues.
After struggling for the first three innings the Panther trailed by one entering the fifth.
Brad Coombs hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the fifth and Snake River exploded for 10 runs in the sixth to win the game 19-9 in six innings Friday afternoon.