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October 10th, 2012
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther volleyball squad closed out their home schedule on Wednesday evening as they paid a fond farewell to their lone senior Whitney Dance in a special pre game ceremony and then bid adieu to a pesky American Falls squad 3-1 by the final scores of 25-23, 22-25, 25-10 and 25-6.
"Whitney played well tonight, she had several nice kills and it was nice to send her off with a win," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "Overall I was really happy that we did as well as we did because you never know what is going to happen with a new rotation."
By MARK HIGH
BLACKFOOT â€” It's postseason time for the area soccer squads and on Saturday morning, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed Rigby to town for a first round play off game on the pitch.
A little over a week previous the same two teams battled to a 1-1 draw. On Saturday, Blackfoot was having none of that nonsense however as Cassandra Clarke tallied a hat trick and Meaghan Collard backed up her bold Thursday prediction of a victory with a goal of her own in a 4-0 victory over the Lady Trojans.
THOMAS â€” Nate Martin rushed for 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the defensive unit pitched a near shutout as the Snake River Panthers opened conference play with a most impressive 41-6 victory over long time nemesis Marsh Valley on Friday evening.
"We wanted to come out and set a tone," Nate Martin said. "We just wanted to keep fired up from start till finish tonight."
BLACKFOOT â€” Kyler Haddon rushed four 104 yards and four touchdowns and James Korth added 106 receiving yards while scoring three touchdowns as the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos extended their winning streak to 18 games with a 57-36 win over Hillcrest on Thursday evening.
"The offense was outstanding tonight," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Alonzo threw the ball well. We ran the ball well and our offensive line protected well we just didn't anticipate a shootout like we got tonight."
BLACKFOOT â€” It was the close of the 2012 regular soccer season for the Blackfoot Lady Broncos on Tuesday evening and for a trio of seniors, Alexsys Ramirez, Diana Hernandez and Sharon Varela, it was the final home game for them as well.
Unfortunately, on a day in which the wind was howling, the Lady Broncos were unable to muster the offense necessary to win as they fell 3-0 to conference foe Preston.
Idaho State senior tight end Josh Hill has been named the National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance on Saturday against Sacramento State.
Hill, a Blackfoot High School graduate, had a career afternoon as he caught 12 passes for 123 yards against the Hornets. His previous career high was nine catches against Portland State last year and 92 yards receiving against Western State in the 2011 home opener. For the season Hill has 25 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot defense forced 5 Bonneville turnovers and the dynamic duo of Alonzo Ramos and Colby Pearson accounted for four Bronco scores as the Blackfoot Broncos remained unbeaten on the season with a 45-21 win over the Bees.
"We knew that we would have to come out and score some points because Bonneville has some explosive kids," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Our defense got off to a fantastic start and when your being aggressive and flying to the ball you can create turnovers. Our philosophy was to bend but not break and that's what we did tonight."
THOMAS â€” One consistent highlight of the 3A fifth district volleyball season has been the long time rivalry between Bear Lake and Snake River. Those two teams resumed that rivalry on Thursday evening at Snake River High School and when the dust had settled, it was the two time defending state champion Panthers who stood victorious as they downed Bear Lake in four games 25-5, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-16.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco volleyball squad took to the court on Wednesday night looking to take down the visiting Pocatello Indians in a conference tussle on the hard wood. Unfortunately for the Broncos and a nice crowd in attendance, the home standing Broncos came up just short of a comeback attempt as they fell in five games 15-25, 18-25, 25-23, 27-25 and 4-15.
EAGLE â€” James Withers, the defending Class 3A state champion from Snake River, placed 17th in the elite division of the Bob Firman Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.
Whittier's time over the 5-kilometer course at Eagle Island State Park was 16 minutes 5 seconds.
The meet drew 140 teams from throughout the West including Utah, Oregon, Washington and, of course, Idaho.
"We were very honored to have been invited to participate in it," said Panther coach Mike Kirkham.