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March 16th, 2013
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers picked up their fourth win in four days on Saturday afternoon as they pounded out 18 hits for 13 runs in a 13-9 non-conference victory over the visiting Cougars of South Fremont.
"The thing that was probably the most impressive about today is our gutsiness," Snake River skipper Rich Dunn said. "We got up on them early with good pitching and good hitting and then credit South Fremont because they didn't go away. They have a big inning and cut the lead to three and our next at bat we said no, it isn't going to happen and answer those three which is always nice."
THOMAS â€” It was a good day to play two and that is just what the Snake River Panther baseball squad did, although they ended both games early with the visiting Sugar-Salem Diggers, as they swept the twin bill 11-0 in game one and 15-5 in the nightcap on Friday.
"Honestly it was the same thing as our first game on Wednesday," Snake River skipper Rich Dunn said. "We had small ball set the table for the guys coming up behind looking for the buffet. We hit the heck out of the ball today."
By MARK HIGH
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad opened their 2013 season on Thursday afternoon and after a shaky start, the men in green pulled it all together in a 7-6 hard fought victory over 5A Idaho Falls.
"Like I told the boys, first game of the season and we saw a lot of good things and we also saw a lot of things that we can work to improve on," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Overall I'm proud of the boys though. Idaho Falls are a good, young, well coached team and its always big to pick up a win against them."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot softball squad took to the home field for the first time this season as they welcomed 5A Madison to town for a double dip on the diamond. By evenings end, the Lady Broncos remained unbeaten on the young season as they ran their record to 4-0 with a sweep of the Lady Bobcats 5-3 in game one and then 9-3 in the nightcap.
RIVERSIDE â€” With the score tied 6-6 heading into the bottom half of the seventh inning the Snake River Lady Panthers got two very big swings. Alyssa Delaney started the inning with a drive to deep center field for a lead off triple. Moments later, Raegan Martin crushed a shot to centerfield and although it was caught, it was more than deep enough to drive in Delaney with the winning run as Snake River downed Soda Springs 7-6 in non-conference action.
POCATELLO â€” The Blackfoot High School tennis squad opened their 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon as they battled with a pair of perennial tennis powers in Century and Wood River.
Playing at Century High School the Broncos more than held their own as the boys team beat Wood River 4-2 and tied Century 3-3. The girls squad also beat Wood River by the tally of 4-2 but they fell to a deep Century squad 1-5.
RIVERSIDE â€” Mother Nature provided a sunny back drop for cross river rivals Blackfoot and Snake River on Saturday afternoon as the respective softball teams squared off on the Lady Panthers home diamond for a double header to open the season for both clubs.
By days end, Blackfoot was more than grateful for the season to begin as they opened 2013 with a double header sweep of the Lady Panthers, 15-1 in game one and then 19-1 in the nightcap.
NAMPA â€“ The game could have been played on any given night in Bingham County but on Saturday afternoon it was the stateâ€™s biggest stage as the Snake River Panthers and the Shelley Russets squared off on the Idaho Center hardwood with each looking to bring home the coveted 3A state boys basketball championship.
It took five quarters of basketball but in the end it was Snake River who finally stood at center court to hoist the blue trophy after their 67-65 overtime thriller.
MERIDIAN â€“ Last year the Snake River Panthers fell to the Fruitland Grizzlies in the Idaho Center, settling for the second place trophy. This season, Snake River knocked out the Fruitland squad, advancing to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a well played 50-37 victory over the Grizzlies.
â€śOur game plan was to come out and control the tempo because Fruitland likes to come out and get up and down the floor at nine hundred miles per hour,â€ť Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. â€śI thought that our zone was able to slow the tempo down and get the game to our liking.â€ť
MERIDIAN â€“ The Shelley Russets slowed down a very quick Filer Wildcat team and then got a game high 19 points from sophomore sharpshooter Tyler Fredrickson as they advanced to todayâ€™s 3A state title game with a convincing 66-52 victory on Friday evening.
â€śIâ€™m so proud of my kids,â€ť Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. â€śAll day long and deservedly so, all we heard was how good Filer was. Our kids are battlers, theyâ€™re gamers and they came out and didnâ€™t play afraid. They came out and played bold which is what we talked about in the locker room and tonight we just went out and played and Iâ€™m so happy for them.â€ť