Archive - Latest Sports
November 4th, 2011
Sports Editor Mark High is out in the blowing snow watching Firth take on Declo. At the half, Firth leads 12-0.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State its consent to join the Big East Conference.
The board voted 7-1 Thursday to give university president Bob Kustra authority to move Boise State out of the Mountain West Conference and into the Big East.
Kustra told trustees he has had ongoing discussions with Big East representatives, though the school has yet to receive a formal invitation to join the conference.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Three out of four. Not a bad first week of fearless predictions of the Bingham County teams involved in the state football playoffs. Hopefully the area teams will continue their good play on the field and I will have three more predictions next week. That said, here goes the latest round of football previews for the upcoming playoff games.
Blackfoot @ Skyview 7 P.M. Friday
LAS VEGAS (AP) â€” UNLV coach Bobby Hauck says five players have been suspended and will miss Saturday's matchup with No. 5 Boise State.
Hauck says the suspensions are for violations of team rules and code of conduct. Hauck did not provide more details of the violations.
The players suspended include: freshman linebacker Peni Vea; freshman receiver Devante Davis; junior linebacker Princeton Jackson; sophomore running back Tim Cornett and sophomore linebacker Tani Maka.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says the conference will begin extending invitations to potential new members as the league tries to rebuild after losing four schools.
Marinatto declined to say which schools will receive invites to the Big East. He did say the league will hand out invites for football-only and all sports and the league is looking to expand westward.
The Big East's plan is to add Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports.
Columbia at Hillcrest, Friday, 7 p.m.
Blackfoot at Skyview, Friday, 7 p.m.
Middleton at Lakeland, Friday, 7 p.m.
Preston at Pocatello (Holt Arena), Friday, 7 p.m.
Kellogg at Fruitland, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Weiser at Timberland, Saturday, noon
Snake River vs. Salmon (Holt Arena), 5 p.m. Saturday
Marsh Valley vs. Kimberly (Holt Arena), 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Firth at Declo, Friday, 6 p.m.
New Plymouth at Nampa Christian, 7 p.m. Friday
West Side vs. Butte County, (Holt Arena), noon, Saturday
Gooding vs. Grangeville (Kibbie Dome), 5 p.m. Friday
COEUR D'ALENE â€” Don't be surprised at your Halloween party this evening if you bump into someone dressed as a back-to-back champion because there are a fine group of Snake River Panthers who are exactly that after the Panther volleyball team accomplished their season long goal on Saturday with a pair of thrilling victories in the 3A state volleyball tournament.
"To be in the championship and then actually win it, there are no words for it," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Colby Pearson scored four touchdowns and the heavily favored Blackfoot Broncos took care of business in a convincing 41-13 home win over Wood River on Friday evening.
The visiting Wolverines put a brief scare into the large Blackfoot crowd who braved the bone chilling wind as they forced a fumble on Blackfoot's first offensive play of the game.
The defense quickly alleviated that anxious moment however as they drove the Wolverines back on the next three plays and after a punt, the Broncos wound up with a net loss of five yards on the the whole series of events.
POCATELLO â€“ The Firth Cougar football program took a huge step back to where it has historically been on Thursday evening as it knocked off the Malad Dragons 33-26 in the first round of the 2A state football playoffs.
Mitch Orme led the way for a Cougar team that was looking to exact a little bit of payback on the Dragons from a heartbreaking two-point loss two months ago.
Orme was fantastic as he accounted for three touchdowns for the Cougars, a pair rushing and another through the air as he amassed 102 yards on the ground and 83 through the air.
POCATELLO â€“ Led by Wyatt Wrayâ€™s four touchdown passes, Snake River knocked off South Fremont for the second time this season on Thursday, advancing to the next round of the Class 3A state football playoffs with a 34-23 victory at Idaho Stateâ€™s Holt Arena.