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October 23rd, 2014
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.
THOMAS â€”Â The Snake River Lady Panthers volleyball team are use to cruising through district tournaments.
But this season has not been a normal one for the defending 3A state champs, but the Panthers still earned the top seed in the 3A District 5 tournament that began Tuesday at Snake River High School.
It was not even remotely close to the prettiest game the Lady Panthers have played this year and early in set four the Snake River faithful were getting uncomfortable in their seats as the home trailed a very aggressive American Falls team.
FIRTH â€” Just before halftime Friday night one of the light banks on the Firth High School football field went out with North Fremont setting up for a First and goal from the Cougar five yard line.
After as brief discussion between Firth head coach Keith Drake and the officials the teams moved down to the other end of the field to continue play while the lights came back on.
The Huskies punched the ball in two plays later from three yards out to take a 16-8 lead heading into halftime.
POCATELLO â€”Â What a difference 48 hours makes.
In there 4A district 5/6 tournament opener on Tuesday the Broncos fell behind early to Preston and were never able to rally as the fell 2-1 to Indians setting up a win or go home game Thursday at Century High School against Rigby.
Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope wanted his team to control the tempo of the game and posses the ball.
From the opening kick-off on Thursday the Broncos did just that.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the 4A District 5/6 volleyball tournament being played on their home floor next week, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking to close out the regular season with a big conference win over a scrappy Pocatello team that was looking to ruin senior night.
After one set the Bronco faithful were excited as the team cruised to a 25-14 win.
But it was the second set that showed just how far the Broncos have come this season.
THOMAS â€“ Walking into the gym at Snake River High School on senior night for the Lady Panthers volleyball team last Thursday there was one lone name spelled out on the gym wall.
Under the painted Panther on the wall in black letters was the name Josey and the number 19.
In pregame warms Snake River senior Josey Carter came out in a grey t-shirt with a wolf on it to signify Carter being the lone wolf of the senior class for the Panthers as they look to repeat as 3A state volleyball champions.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter the Blackfoot High School student section began chanting "seniors, seniors, seniors."
And with good reason the 24 seniors who were celebrating their final regular season home game Friday night left their mark on the visiting Preston Indians as the group of Damon Bodkin, Andrew Hatch and Si Hoskins combined for four touchdowns as the Broncos cruised to a 40-21 win at Blackfoot High School Friday night.
SHELLEYâ€”Entering the fourth quarter of Friday's homecoming football game, Shelley trailed South Fremont 14â€”10.
However, the Russets benefited from a 34-point fourth quarter to win their homecoming game 44â€”14 Friday night, getting two interception returns from Braxton Smith within the span of 40 seconds.
After the opening kickoff, the Russets marched 63 yards in 8 plays to the Cougars' 15-yard line.
However, the drive stalled, as Russets quarterback Tyler Fredrickson fumbled and the Cougars recovered at their own 10-yard line.