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July 26th, 2013
The summer has come to an end for the Shelley Russets.
In their return to American Legion baseball after a 10-year absence the Russets had their hopes of making it into next weekâ€™s American Legion â€˜Aâ€™ state tournament dashed as the Idaho Falls Rangers defeated them 13-2 in five inning at Halliwell Park.
The Russets' downfall on Friday with their inability to get the third out of several innings.
There may be no sport that feeds off of emotion more than the game of baseball.
With each pitch, a team's fate can change and a comfortable lead can become a large deficit.
The Blackfoot Broncos found that out Friday afternoon in the semifinal game of the Area â€˜Câ€™ American Legion district tournament at Halliwell Park.
BLACKFOOT â€” All summer long the Blackfoot Broncos American legion baseball team has been on of the tops teams in Area 'C'.
The Broncos were so good in fact they earned the top spot in the west division of Area 'C' and a first round bye into the quarterfinals of today's American Legion district tournament that begins today at Halliwell Park in Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€” A month after clinching her spot in the National High School Finals Rodeo, Snake River High School freshman Timmi Hutchings took to the back of her horse on a much bigger stage last week.
MONTPELIER â€” For the Blackfoot Broncos Thursday's doubleheader with Bear Lake was the final games of the regular season.
But it will not be the last time the players on the team will don the Blackfoot uniform as the Broncos will be the top seed in next weeks Area C 'A' district tournament in Pocatello.
BLACKFOOT â€” After a long hot summer of baseball the American Legion baseball season entered its final week of the regular season with questions remaining on who will qualify for next week's district tournament in Pocatello.
POCATELLO â€” Five Blackfoot tennis players competed at Scott's Tennis Tournament last week. Four brought home hardware.
By JASON ENES
BLACKFOOT â€“ Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by 14 runs the Blackfoot American Legion team needed to get something going.
Their opponent on Saturday, a team made up of Blackfoot American Legion Alumni which made the deficit even more embarrassing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Sometimes during the long hot American Legion baseball season a team is going to take some lumps and have a performance that was less than stellar.
The Blackfoot Broncos experienced just that in Shelley on Monday when they were swept by their Bingham County rival Russets.
SHELLEY â€” As the Shelley Russets enter the final week and a half of the American Legion season the team finds itself playing its' best baseball of the summer.
Coming into the district doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees on Tuesday, the Russets have won their last four games and sit near the top of the district standings at 6-8.