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February 7th, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” A long week of wrestling continued on Thursday evening as the Blackfoot Broncos welcomed the Century Diamondbacks to town on senior night for a High Country Conference duel on the mats.
In the end, Thursday nights match was more of a breather, considering their previous nights work at Minico for a duel with Minico and Columbia, as they crushed the Diamondbacks 77-10.
BLACKFOOT â€” All in all it was a highly successful senior night at Blackfoot High School as the Bronco faithful paid tribute to senior band, cheerleader, broncadette and basketball players as they took to the Chris Gardner Gymnasium for the final regular season time on Wednesday evening.
In the end, the basketball team sent those seniors out in style as they completed the regular season sweep of the Century Diamondbacks by winning a 47-36 defensive affair.
"It took us two and a half quarters to finally blow it open but when we did we took control of the game," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "It was an extremely good effort and I'm just really proud of the kids. It was a great way to end senior night."
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers got off to a quick start in their 3A fifth district championship game against long time nemesis Marsh Valley as they led from start to finish for a 52-43 victory over the Lady Eagles.
"I knew that one of us would shoot the ball well tonight and it happened to be us," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "Tonight was just one of those nights that we were ready. We weren't too pumped up and during our shoot around at four I told Mike [Kirkham] that we were ready. I could just feel it."
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Firth Lady Cougars and the North Fremont Lady Huskies met on the hardwood in a rare Monday night affair with a lot riding on the outcome. The winner guaranteed themselves a shot at the district championship and no worse than a second place finish and a Saturday play in game.
The loser's season was to come to an end and unfortunately for the Firth girls and their faithful fans, the later was just what occurred as North Fremont led from start to finish in a 49-30 victory.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panthers buried 9 three point baskets en route to a commanding 63-48 senior night victory over long time nemesis Marsh Valley on Friday evening.
Snake River opened the night by celebrating the contributions of six seniors as Adrian Castaneda, Jacoby Johnson, Cole Rushton, Nate Martin, Mason Watt and Wyatt Wray took to the home hardwood for the final time.
After the ceremony, Snake River and Marsh Valley got down to what they do best, battle it out on the court as the two teams shared or traded the lead on five different occasions leading to a 14-14 tie after one quarter of play.
SHELLEY â€” For three quarter of play the undefeated and top ranked 3A Sugar-Salem Diggers were in control of their game at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening. That was until Shelley senior McKay Cannon decided to take over the contest, putting his team on his back with five fourth quarter three point baskets, including the eventual game winner with :25 remaining.
RIGBY â€” In a high scoring affair at Rigby High School the Blackfoot Lady Broncos came up on the short end of the scoreboard as they fell 72-64 to a hot shooting Lady Trojan squad to tip off the 4A 5th/6th district tournament on Tuesday evening.
"If you would have told me before the game that we were going to score 64 points I would have taken it," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "Rigby shot lights out on us tonight though. We didn't expect them to shoot the ball so well so we were packing it in and they did a good job of shooting the ball."
THOMAS â€” The Snake River faithful bid adieu to a trio of seniors on Saturday evening and those seniors repaid the crowd by combining for 34 of the Snake River 57 points in a commanding 57-31 conference victory over the visiting Lady Beavers from American Falls.
Madison Pilster, Kylie Coby and Maricia Reyes took to the home court for the final time for head coach Rich Dunn and after just ten minutes of play, the score was already out of hand as they had built a comfortable 21-0 lead.
BLACKFOOT â€” In a game that featured 6 ties and 7 lead changes, the Blackfoot Broncos found a way to take the last lead as they held off a game effort from 5A Idaho Falls with a 58-55 non-conference home victory on Friday evening.
"I was worried about tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "In comes an Idaho Falls team that is winless on the year and our mental preparation was just zero. You let teams hang around long enough and they start to believe that they can beat you but I was proud of the way that the kids hung in there and battled through to the end to get the win."
BLACKFOOT â€” Like Bigfoot sightings in the Plaza home duel wrestling losses for the Blackfoot Broncos are extremely rare. In the first time in a long time that is exactly what happened on Wednesday evening however as High Country Conference foe Bonneville came into Blackfoot and left town with a 36-34 victory.