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November 5th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Four of the five Bingham County schools are still alive as the high school football playoffs move into the quarterfinal round.
With a victory this week a berth in the semifinals awaits, but none of the four games will be easy, one South Fremont at Snake River will be a rematch of a week one meeting.
Shelley will take on the state's top 3A team in Gooding and Aberdeen will host two-time defending state champion Declo.
After a much deserved week off Blackfoot will host high-scoring Sandpoint in the 4A playoffs.
FIRTH â€” After a solid senior season for the Firth Cougars Jackson Thompson was names the 2014 Nuclear Conference Player of the Year Tuesday by the league's coaches.
Thompson was one of nine different Cougars to earn all-conference honors for their play during the season.
Quarterback Brodie Cate was named to the first team. Lucas Orme was named a first team wide receiver and a first team defensive back.
On defense the Cougars got at least one player to each position of the all-conference team.
Dallan Bingham was named to the second team offensive line and the first team defensive line
Marcia Davis Fernandes of Tarzana, Calif., and Jeannette Detmer Seamons of Bozeman, Mont. teamed to earn bronze medals at the womenâ€™s doubles table tennis competiton at the Huntsman World Senior Games competition in St. George, Utah, early last month. The two women are 1957 graduates of Blackfoot High School.
ABERDEEN â€”Â The Aberdeen Tigers remembered the feeling from last season when they were eliminated in the opening round of the 2A playoffs by North Fremont and they are determined to make sure it didn't happen again.
Friday night county rival Firth came to Aberdeen to open the 2A playoffs and Tigers found a way to grind out a victory.
Ethan Elliott ran for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Aberdeen ended Firth's season with a 25-12 win.
TWIN FALLS â€”Â For the defending state volleyball champion Snake River Lady Panthers and Firth Lady Cougars the run for a repeat state championship begins today as the state volleyball tournaments begin in the Twin Falls area today.
Shelley also returns to the state tournament for the second consecutive season with the goal of bringing a title back to Shelley.
While Firth and Snake River are the defending champions each team looks drastically different than a year ago when they ran the 2A and 3A brackets on the way to titles.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â A journey for a state championship that began on Aug. 29 moves on to the final 12 this week with the opening of the state football playoffs all over then state.
All five Bingham County schools qualified for this years playoffs and four of the five will play beginning tonight.
Shelley, Snake River, Firth and Aberdeen all play this week, while Blackfoot earned a first round bye after winning the District 5/6 title over Rigby last Friday.
THOMAS â€” With 13.7 seconds left in the first half Friday night the Marsh Valley Eagles lined to up to punt to Snake River for what seemed like the 100th time in the opening half.
But what the Panther faithful did not know was that the fail 13.7 seconds would feature a games worth of craziness.
On the punt return the Panthers Wyatt Vogler was picked up and body slammed to the ground by the Eagles Seth Hansen.
As Vogler hit the turf, the benches emptied on both sides of the field as a half worth of frustration had come to a head.
THOMAS â€”Â When Snake River and American Falls met in the 3A District 5 volleyball tournament on Tuesday the Panthers had their hands full with the feisty Beavers squad that had nothing to lose.
The two teams met again on Thursday with the district championship and state berth on the line and for the Panthers fans in attendance the result was a much better one.
The Lady Panthers win the match in straight sets 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 at Snake River High School on Thursday.
The first half of the opening set was a battle as neither team was able to take a lead more than three points.
POST FALLS â€”Â The Blackfoot Broncos fell in the opening round of the 4A state soccer tournament 2-1 to Canyon Ridge Thursday at Post Falls High School.
Jordan Garcia got the Broncos on the board with a goal in the 20th minute.
But Canyon Ridge scored a pair of goals in a five minute stretch of the second half to take the lead for good.
"We played pretty well today," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "That is a very good Canyon Ridge team and we did a lot of good things against them."
Blackfoot takes on Bishop Kelly today at 9 a.m. at Coeur d'Alene High School in an elimination game.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Lady took the top four spots and the team title in the 3A District 6 cross country meet at Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley Wednesday afternoon, while junior and defending state champion Austin Stewart took home the boys individual title.
Stewart ran the course in 16:26 a full 1:03 ahead of second place Kaden Hamblin of Sugar-Salem.
Shelley's Chase Barrow came home in fifth and David Searle was sixth for the Russet boys who finished second in the team standings behind Sugar-Salem who won the event with 31 points.