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October 21st, 2014
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.
THOMAS â€”Â The way the match began Thursday night it was easy to think the Snake River Lady Panthers were going to roll visiting South Fremont.
But that was far from the case.
After rolling over the Cougars 25-13 in set one, the Panthers had to battle and claw to take set two 25-21.
Snake River dropped set three forcing a fourth set.
In the fourth and final set the Panthers led the entire way, but had to fight off a very tough Cougar team at the end to earn 25-20 win and take the match 3-1.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Going into Wednesday night's senior night game the Blackfoot Broncos already knew they would be the number two seed in next week's District 5/6 soccer tournament.
But the goal was to earn the victory in front of a raucous home crowd under the light's of the Blackfoot High School football field.
For over 65 minutes the Broncos and Trojans played to a scoreless draw. But a free kick with 13:45 left in the game found the back of the net to give Rigby a 1-0 win spoiling senior night for the Broncos five seniors.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â After taking a two sets to one lead over visiting Preston Tuesday night, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos needed to put together one clean set to earn a big district win.
But in that fourth set things fell apart very quickly.
The Lady Broncos fell behind 6-1 to start the set and never found and flow as Preston cruised to a 25-11 set win to force a decisive fifth set.
Prior to that fifth and final set the Lady Broncos huddled around head coach Mindy Baldwin to hear some final instructions before hitting the floor.