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May 17th, 2013
After defeating Canyon Ridge 10-2 in the opening round of the state Class 4A softball tournament, Blackfoot lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Lakeland on Friday. The Broncos then had to turn around and play Skyview. Check Saturday's print edition for a wrapup.
Snake River's baseball team reached the championship game of the Class 3A state tournament by beating Kimberly 10-0 on Friday. Check out the Morning News print edition on Saturday for complete details. The Panthers will likely play old nemesis Fruitland, which played later that night.
Blackfoot's baseball team beat Minico 4-3 in the consolation round of the state baseball tournament today. The Broncos softball team beat Canyon Ridge 10-2 and plays again later today. Meanwhile, in the Class 2A tournament, Melba defeated Firth 3-1 to end the Cougars' season.
Check out Mark High's reports of tournament play in the print edition of the Morning News on Saturday.
FRUITLAND â€” The Snake River Panthers opened their 2013 3A state baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon and behind a complete game, 14 strikeout shut out by Zane Stephenson, the Panthers advanced to today's semi-finals with a 7-0 victory over Payette.
The fabulous five some of Aberdeen have accomplished their goal, as Hazel Pratt, Breanna Duffin, Whitney Wahlen, April Beck and Sophia Duffin combined to shoot a two day total team score of 852 at the 2A state tournament in Couer D'Alene on Monday and Tuesday.
That score was a full 14 strokes better than second place McCall-Donnelly as the Lady Tigers brought home the coveted blue trophy for their 2A state championship.
BLACKFOOT - Put the 2013 prep state golf tournament in the books, and with it another Higham as Keifer Higham continued the long standing golfing tradition of his family with a two day score of 149 to capture the boys 3A state championship played at Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” The fourth district rodeo made its annual trip to the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds on Friday night as the local cowboys and cowgirls kicked off the first of four rodeo's which will be held over the next two weekends.
On a perfect night weather wise, the local athletes thrilled the crowd all evening long as several fast times and high scores were recorded as the race for the state rodeo continued in earnest.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco baseball squad punched their ticket to the state tournament on Thursday evening, their first trip to the big dance since 2001, as they avenged an earlier loss to the Pocatello Indians with a 8-5 victory.
"After we lost the first game with Pocatello we just told the kids to relax and focus because we still needed two wins to get to state no matter how we did it," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We felt that we were in a good position with our arms. We were confident that we could get it done and that's what we did."
POCATELLO â€” Fantastic! That was the word that repeatedly came from Blackfoot head tennis coach Brint Jeffris on Thursday afternoon as his boys team captured their first district championship in the history of the program by a wide margin as they scored 71.5 team points with Century coming in second with a team total score of 48.
"This is the first district championship for the boys and with eleven players going to state that is the most ever," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "This was probably the most successful team in the history of Blackfoot tennis."
POCATELLO â€” In a classic pitchers duel, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos emerged victorious on Wednesday evening as they tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-2 win over a very game Pocatello squad, wrapping up an undefeated conference season and with it a 4A High Country Conference Championship.
"This was really important to me," Blackfoot's lone senior Jessica Capson said. "My whole objective this year was bringing a district championship back to Blackfoot. I'm excited to go kick some butt at state now to."