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January 25th, 2014
THOMAS â€” Another game for the ages.
That phrase accurately describes each meeting between the Shelley and Snake River boys basketball teams in recent years, Saturday night's second meeting of the season was no different.
A huge block on a potential game-winning shot by Tyler Fredrickson in the final seconds of regulation sent the game into overtime.
In the overtime Bracken Nelson nailed the go ahead three-pointer with 24.8 seconds left as the Russets earned the season sweep of the defending 3A state champion Panthers 62-59 Saturday night at Snake River High School.
RUPERT â€” Bryant Sargent's first place finish at 170 pounds capped of an eighth place finish for the Blackfoot wrestling team at the Red Halverson Memorial Wrestling Invite at Minico High School on Saturday.
Sargent defeated Bonneville's Jared Bird in the finals of the 170 pound classification.
SUGAR CITY â€” The Firth Cougars wrestling team was one of four Bingham County schools that participated in the John Berry Classic Sugar Invitational at Sugar-Salem High School last weekend and the Cougars finished the two-day tournament in seventh place to lead the results for the county schools.
Layton Wasia kept his undefeated record intact after taking down Teton's Tristan Hansen in the 145 pound final.
Coltyr Brewington came home second in the 285 pound division, while Luke Madsen and Clay Elkington finished the weekend with third place finishes.
BLACKFOOT â€” When the Blackfoot and Bonneville basketball teams met in Iona on Dec. 18, the Broncos let a lead slip away in the final two minutes before falling by seven.
Friday night the top ranked team in the 4A ranks made the trip south to Blackfoot for the seasons second and final meeting.
The Broncos who came into the game on a six-game losing also needed to find a way to stop the Bees Jared Stutzman and Telly Davenport.
After one quarter the Bees duo established the control of the game scoring 23 of the Bees 25 first quarter points on the way to a 73-51 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” Morningrose Tobey and Cassandra Clarke combined to score 44 points as Blackfoot earned a big 4A District 5/6 win over Bonneville 56-42 Thursday night at Blackfoot High School.
Tobey, who was celebrating her 17th birthday Thursday was the spark plug for the Broncos on both ends of the floor, while Clarke continued her aggressive play from the last few games.
FIRTH â€” Entering the fourth quarter the Firth Cougars held a 12-point lead and were in control of their game with South Fremont.
But a 13-2 run by the visiting Cougars in the final three minutes of the game cut a 14-point Firth lead down to three with less than a minute left in the game.
But in the final 37 seconds Firth outscored South Fremont 6-3 to earn a 49-45 victory Wednesday night.
POCATELLO â€” Two words describe the Blackfoot Lady Broncos 68-55 loss to the top ranked team in 4A the Century Diamondbacks.
Those words, foul trouble.
From the opening tip the Lady Broncos struggled defending the paint and dealing the with Diamondbacks 6-foot-2 post Henny Hearn.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After two days and hundreds of matches wrestlers from 30 high schools were working towards reaching the big stage and the final mat and the shot to crowned Tiger/Grizz Invitational champion.
Two wrestlers from Bingham County would survive the weekend and get the chance to win the elusive title on the single mat in the center of gym at Skyline High School on Saturday.
When the day was done, just one took home a title.
The one, Snake River's Treyton Nilsson.
SHELLEY â€“ In a game that featured all the momentum swings you would expect between the Snake River and Shelley boys basketball teams a couple of questionable calls in the final 7.6 seconds of the game proved to be the difference.
A foul called on an attempted steal by the Panthers Kade Keller sent the Russets Blaine Rumsey to the free throw line for what turned out to be the game-winning points as the Russets handed the Panthers their second loss of the season 48-46 Saturday night.
THOMAS â€” If you were one of the fans in attendance at Snake River High School Friday night and were hoping to see an offensive show, you went home disappointed.
Instead fans were witness to another strong defensive effort from the Lady Panthers as the earned a hard fought 30-25 win over fifth district rival Marsh Valley.