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June 14th, 2012
POCATELLO â€” The second go of the 2012 State High School Rodeo went into the books after the morning performance at Bannock County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Local fourth district athletes are fairing quite well halfway into the prestigious event with several in line for shots at state titles.
In the bareback event, Skylerr Valentine won the second go with a 74 point ride, giving him 138 on two head. Cooper Clemens was third in the second go with a 69 point ride which puts him at 139 on two head. That along with his carried points give him the overall lead as they headed into the third go on Thursday evening.
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Broncos baseball team showed how Bronco baseball can be played. The Broncos won both of their games when they faced off against the Skyline Grizzlies, Thursday afternoon.
In the first game, Cole Mansanerez started off Blackfootâ€™s scoring when he hit a nice triple and sent Zach Later sliding into home plate. The Broncos went on a scoring spree and gained five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
POCATELLO â€” The 2012 Idaho State Finals Rodeo hit the midway point on Wednesday evening as the finest high school rodeo talent in the state completed the first two thirds of the second go.
After the first go which concluded on Tuesday evening, several district four cowboys and cowgirls are sitting in pretty good shape to advance to Saturday's finals.
TWIN FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco American Legion team made their way back into the Twin Falls Wood Bat Tournament championship game for the fourth consecutive season and on Saturday Blackfoot laid the wood to Upper Valley as they won their third tournament in those four tries with an 8-6 victory.
"It was an even game," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said. "Upper Valley are legit. They were in the state tournament during the high school season so they're a very good team."
AMERICAN FALLS â€” Familiar foes collided on the diamond Saturday evening as the Snake River Panthers and the American Falls Beavers squared off on the Beavers home field for an American Legion double dip.
At the end of a miserable day weather wise, the Panthers picked up a pair of wins over the Beavers as Cash Cardona struck out 16 would be hitters in game one in a 13-9 win and in the nightcap, Snake River pounded out 13 hits in a 10-6 game which was called when the automatic sprinkler system turned on in the home half of the sixth inning.
AMMON â€” As the Snake River Panthers entered the bottom of the sixth inning of play on Tuesday night at Hillcrest leading 6-1 and as the rains began tumbling down the command decision was made that the scheduled double header was to become just a single game.
That was just fine with the the frigid fans in attendance and at the time it looked as if Snake River were in line for their first American Legion win of the season. Oh, how the plans turned south however as Hillcrest rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the ball game, eventually sending the game into bonus cantos in which the Royals wound up prevailing as they up ended the Panthers 7-6 in 11 innings of play.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot American Legion baseball squad opened their 2012 campaign on Thursday evening as they welcomed the Pocatello Rebels to Blackfoot High School.
Last season, the Rebels swept the Broncos but Blackfoot turned the tables on the team from down south as they picked up a pair of wins 9-3 in game one and 12-11 in the night cap.
The High Country Conference released their 2012 All-Conference softball squad and as expected, their are several Blackfoot Broncos throughout the list along with a quartet of Shelley Russets.
Those local athletes garnering first team honors were Mattison Chavez for her work behind the plate. Miraya Castaneda in the outfield and Tylie Polatis for her skills at second base.
Second team selections included Jessica Capson at pitcher, Brielle Brower at utility, Ally Smith in the outfield and Shelley's Tallie Schmitt at third base.
Rounding out the selections were the honorable mentions with Jessica Capson (ss), Brielle Brower (3b), Shateal Murphy (c), Makayla Rowsell (p), Jessalyn Hobbs (p) and Shelby Chapple (of).
The official results are in! John Taberna of Blackfoot and Annette Bohnsack 0f Chubbuck are the champions of the Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon. Taberna won his race in three hours and two minutes. Bohnsack won her title with a time of 4:17.
Other overall winners included Brittney Hill and Ray Bessett, both of Malad, in the 5-kilometer race; Joe Stroh of Idaho Falls and Joy Anderson of Blackfoot in the 10K; and Mandy Chestnut of Firth and Jeff Shadley of Idaho Falls in the half-marathon.
Photo courtesy of Blackfoot tennis team
Blackfoot's Boys Tennis team led the state in academics for 2012 with a cumulative GPA of 3.93. The boys team also earned a fourth place finish at the state tournament last weekend. Pictured from left are Bobby Cannon, Tyler Cannon, Jacob Harris, Paul Cannon, Tanner Norton and Coach Brint Jefferis. Other members of the Academic State Championship team were Mark Hudson, Anthony Smith, Jared Evans and Daylan Bird.
Excuse Blackfoot tennis coach Brint Jefferis if he's popping his buttons with pride these days.