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May 16th, 2013
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."
By BOB HUDSON
THOMAS â€” Bret Parkinson drove in five runs and Cash Cardona added two in support of Zane Stephenson's pitching as Snake River downed Marsh Valley 10-4 on Tuesday. The win gave the Panthers the Fifth District baseball title and earned them a spot in the state Class 3A tournament next week.
"Do not dangle a championship in front of these Snake River kids and challenge them," a happy coach Rich Dunn said.
He praised Stephenson, who scattered six hits and struck out eight. Both teams had plenty of defensive problems on the windy day. Each team committed six errors.
POCATELLO â€” The regular season champion Blackfoot Lady Broncos opened their conference tournament on Tuesday as they squared off with the Century Lady Diamondbacks at OK Ward Park. By games end, Blackfoot had advanced to today's title game as the bottom of the line up came through with 8 of the Lady Broncos 11 runs in a 11-3 victory.
"Huge, just huge," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said of his lineup. "The girls came through with big hits when we needed them just like they have all year long. I think that this wasn't our best game this year but we did enough to get the job done."
AMERICAN FALLS â€” Make no doubt about it, the Snake River Lady Panthers came to play on Monday afternoon as they split the day with a 13-1 win over American Falls to advance the district championship game and then falling just short in a seventh inning rally as they settled for second place with a 9-7 defeat to Bear Lake.
"What can I say? The girls battled all the way to the end." Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "They came out firing in game one and took care of business and then even though we were down all the way through the second game they just never gave up and I think that it is a testament to the character of these girls. They just never quit."