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January 19th, 2014
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.
SHELLEY â€” Coming into Thursday's game with Rigby, the Shelley Russets had won their last three games.
And after the opening minute of the game Thursday it looked as if the streak would continue.
But a strong fourth quarter by the two-time defending 4A state champs including a 7-0 run in the final 1:14 of the game was the difference as the Trojans took down the Russets 57-50.
FIRTH â€” Firth started slowly, but eventually sped to a 52-34 Nuclear Conference win over Salmon in girls' basketball on Wednesday.
Kayla Jensen scored 15 points and Bailey Nelson added 14 for the Cougars (2-2, 11-4). Shantel Miller led Salmon with 12 points.
BLACKFOOT â€” For the first time this season the Blackfoot High School wrestling team took to the mats of Blackfoot High School.
Their opponent; perennial power and district rival Pocatello.
It took just 33 seconds for the Broncos to make their mark on the match as Chase Wasia pinned the Indians Jess Nielsen to get the Broncos rolling.
When the match was all said and done the Broncos walked away with a 51-30 win and some valuable reps in preparation for this weekends Tiger/Grizz Invitational in Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” After falling behind by as many as 19 points on two different occasions Tuesday night against district rival Century, the Blackfoot Broncos could have easily rolled over.
Instead the Broncos chipped away at the Diamondbacks lead cutting to 12 with seven minutes remaining in the game.
But on four consecutive possessions the Broncos failed to capitalize on their opportunities as Century pulled away earning a 65-44 win at Blackfoot High School.
THOMAS â€” When the Snake River and Sugar-Salem boys basketball teams met over Christmas break in Sugar City it took two overtimes and missed free throw in the final seconds for the Panthers to escape with a one-point win.
The two teams met again Saturday night in front of a packed house in Thomas, and after one quarter it was clear the home team was out to make sure they result from the first meeting would not be the same this time.
Snake River dominated the opening eight minutes building a 16-2 lead and finishing the game going 7-for-8 from the foul line to earn a 55-45 victory.
THOMAS â€”Â Over the past few weeks the Snake River boys basketball team had been struggling offensively.
Tuesday night at Soda Springs the Panthers scored just 37 points in a two-point victory over the Cardinals.
After one quarter of Friday night's home game with Teton it appeared the offensive struggles would continue.
But one play in the second quarter ignited the panthers offense as the cruised to a 68-50 win over the Redskins.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Trailing by one point with 21.2 seconds left the Blackfoot Broncos had plenty of time to get off a game-tying shot attempt.
The first attempt was a good look at the basket, but bounced off the back of the rim.
After a pair of free throws by Skyline extended the lead back to three, the Broncos had one last chance to send the game into overtime.
But Kaden Loveland's three point attempt hit the front of the rim and the Grizzlies escaped with a 65-62 win at Blackfoot High School Wednesday night.