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October 17th, 2012
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot cross country squad took to the course at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls on Wednesday and at days end, Rachel Cannon became the first female district champion in recent memory while Paul Cannon and Kohl Bingham each punched a ticket to state in the boys race with fifth and seventh place finishes.
TERRETON â€” There was no wild celebration at the net and no student body rushing the court but despite the relatively low key celebration, the Firth Cougar volleyball squad were all smiles on Wednesday evening as they capped an undefeated conference season with a solid 3-1 victory over Ririe 25-15, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-18 to capture the 2A Nuclear Conference championship.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russet volleyball squad entered Tuesday nights conference tournament needing nine wins for a district championship. At the end of a very loud, and very dominant evening, they got all nine of those wins in just ten of the possible fifteen games, as they downed Teton 3-0 and then Sugar-Salem 3-0 and 3-1 while punching their ticket to the state tournament with a 3A Mountain Rivers Conference Championship.
IDAHO FALLS â€” On a cold and blustery Saturday morning two teams took to the Bonneville High School pitch looking for a berth in this weeks upcoming state tournament. Preston entered the game with the knowledge that they had beaten Blackfoot in both of their earlier meetings but as many sports pundits will tell you, beating a team three times in a row is a tough thing to do.
REXBURG â€” For the first time since the 2010 4A state championship game, the Blackfoot Broncos tasted defeat as they fell at Madison 35-14 on Friday evening.
"Like I told the kids after the game, football will expose you if you don't do the little things and do the work necessary to win," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Madison beat us up. I was impressed with what they were able to do to us."
POCATELLO â€” Here come the champs! Here come the champs! Yes, the defending conference and state champion Blackfoot Broncos took another step towards a repeat of 2011 as they downed the second seeded Century Diamondbacks 2-0 at Century High School on Thursday afternoon to capture their second straight conference championship.
"It was an uncomfortable pressure on us entering the tournament as the top seed," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "When your the underdog your not expected to win and looking back this is the first time that the top seed has won the district tournament since I've been coaching here."
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."