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April 9th, 2013
SHELLEY â€” County foes collided on Tuesday afternoon as the Shelley Russets welcomed the Firth Cougars to town for a day on the diamond. The day's festivities came down to the seventh inning of play as Firth broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the frame, only to see that elation shift to disappointment when Shelley scored two runs in the home half for the 5-4 victory.
POCATELLO â€” It was cold. It was windy. In short. It was a typical spring baseball game in Southeastern Idaho as the Blackfoot Broncos traveled south to Pocatello for a rescheduled game from an earlier season rain out.
Blackfoot entered the game looking for a regular season sweep of the Indians and by games end, that is exactly what they got as they downed the defending 4A state champions with a 10-3 ball game.
POCATELLO â€” The Fourth district High School Rodeo closed out week one of their 2013 season on Saturday morning as the area's finest prep cowboys and cowgirls took to the indoor arena at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.
The Barrel racers kicked off the festivities with 20 participants entered in the event. By days end, several fast times were clocked but none faster than Snake River freshman Timmi Hutchings. Hutchings blistered the course in a time of 15.620 which was nearly a half second faster than second place finisher Cassidy Quinn who stopped the clock at 16.093. Coming in third was Highland product Kassidy Duffin and her 16.203.
Blackfoot's Morningrose Toby and Pocatello's Alice Kordopatis engaged in a good old-fashioned pitching duel on Friday. Both struck out 13 batters but Toby came away with a 4-2 victory in the first game of a conference softball doubleheader. The Broncos won the nightcap 9-1.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Lady Bronco softball squad continued their unblemished season as they returned to the home diamond with a dominating 12-1, 11-0 sweep of the visiting Lady Spartans of Minico on Tuesday.
"I am just so happy with the way that these girls played," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "My little freshmen got a couple of crushes. Cassandra [Clarke] almost took one out in the first game. I mean, they did a fantastic job because it is really tough for a good hitting team to face slower pitching and these girls didn't struggle at all today."
IDAHO FALLS â€” Under near perfect Spring baseball conditions the Firth Cougars closed out the Skyline J.V. tournament on Saturday with a morning game at Bonneville against the Bee's freshman squad and then in an afternoon contest at Hillcrest against the Knights junior varsity.
By days end, the Cougars had shaken off the previous two losses in the tournament as they evened their weekend record at 2-2 with a pair of Saturday victories, 12-1 in five innings at Bonneville and then 7-5 at Hillcrest.
"I think that we've had three games in which we felt that we were just as good or should have won and you learn from adversity and I think the kids are doing that," Firth head coach Scott Adams said.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Firth Cougars opened the Skline tournament on Thursday afternoon with a match up with the Bonneville J.V. squad. In a twist, the Cougars were the home team on the scoreboard despite playing on Bonneville's home field. In the end, Firth dropped a heart breaker as Bonneville came from behind to down the Cougars 7-5.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River baseball team took to the home diamond looking for a season sweep of 6th district South Fremont on Wednesday afternoon but the visiting Cougars had other ideas as they rebounded from an earlier season loss to the Panthers with a 6-5 victory.
"Really today, our pitching kind of labored. We walked too many and we hit five batters and early on, I think that every runner we let on scored and then we left nine runner in scoring position," Snake River skipper Rich Dunn said. "We just let too many opportunities early slip away and it got us late."
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers hosted the South Fremont Lady Cougars on Wednesday afternoon in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in St. Anthony. Due to poor field conditions the game was moved to Snake River's home field and the Lady Panthers took full advantage of both the home field and the gorgeous weather conditions in a 9-3 non-conference victory.
"It was just a great day," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We have a solid core of girls and when we are rolling, playing relaxed, it just makes all the difference."
FIRTH â€” The Firth Cougars welcomed next door neighbor Shelley to town on Tuesday afternoon for a game of hardball that eventually was won by the Russets 7-4 in a game that was called after five innings of play due to the muddy conditions.
"It went down hill fast and it got pretty sloppy out here and when the ball gets wet like this, it's hard for any pitcher to get a good grip and that's what happens when it just keeps raining," Shelley head coach Trent Armstrong said. "I give the kids credit though. They were able to stick it out and just keep trying."