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February 4th, 2013
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.
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River grapplers met with the North Fremont and Malad teams Wednesday night at the Snake River gymnasium. The night was dedicated to the SR seniors and their accomplishments. The seniors are Jake Frost, SkyLerr Valentine, Jordan Campau, Shawn Turpin, Zane Stephenson, Logan Reynolds, Cash Cardona, Tyson Hansen, Carlos Molina, and Gunner Bott. Annie Whittier is the senior statistician and was also honored. When asked how he felt about this yearâ€™s seniors, Coach Gardner said, â€śthey really came out and wrestled tonight. We asked them to work hard and they did. We had a great leadership from our seniors this year and they really helped the underclassmen along. We are going to take a big hit with them leaving after this year and it will be hard to fill their shoes.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” And that is why they play the games. A popular saying in sporting circles to help describe upsets in the athletic arena. Well on Tuesday evening the 1-17 Blackfoot Lady Broncos were facing off with the 16-1 Pocatello Lady Indians. Throw the records out the window however as Blackfoot turned in an inspired performance, sending the seniors out in style with a 54-46 upset victory.
IDAHO FALLS â€” With the spot light shining on center mat four Bingham County grapplers took center stage in the finals of the prestigious Tiger-Grizz wrestling tournament on Saturday evening. Shelley's Chase Call led the charge with a commanding 14-7 decision over Columbia's Tomaz Gonzales in the 138 finals as the senior led from start to finish for the win.
"Winning this tournament has been a goal of mine since I was a freshman," Call said. "All of those years working in the wrestling room paid off. I came in just wanting to wrestle position and just do what I've been taught. I want to thank all of my coaches, friends and especially my family for helping me."