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April 17th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Down to their last strike, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos got a big swing from Jessica Capson as she swatted a two out, three run homer over the left field fence for a walk off 5-3 win over Skyline in game one of their double header on Tuesday evening at Blackfoot High School.
"I was nervous," Capson said. "I have two strikes with runners at second and third and all I could think was now I have to swing at everything. Fortunately she put one where I could hit it and it felt great. I was pretty excited."
POCATELLO â€” The Fourth District rodeo season opened over the weekend with a pair of rodeos at the Bannock County Fairground indoor arena and during Saturday's competition a freshman from Firth highlighted the festivities as Rylie Clemens took home the top honors in two separate events to open his high school career.
Clemens opened his day with a 40 point winning ride in the bareback event before following that up with a win in the tie down roping with a time of 14.28.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot had a season sweep well within their grasp on Friday afternoon as they built a 5-1 lead over the first three innings of play.
Unfortunately the grip was tenuous as Hillcrest rallied for 7 unanswered runs to salvage the season split with an 8-5 win.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a mixed day on the diamond for the Blackfoot softball squad on Thursday as they started out like gangbusters for a 8-7 first game win before fizzling out in game two for an 8-2 loss against fifth district foe Pocatello.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they evened the season series with the Rigby Trojans with a 3-2 High Country Conference victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday afternoon.
"I'm very happy with the win and very happy with the way that the team came back from yesterday and did the things that we talked about," Shelley head coach Yence Mora said. "We've talked about three things. Get on base, get the base runner over and then get the base runner home and we did that today which was the key."
BLACKFOOT â€” A day removed from a hard fought loss to conference rival Hillcrest, the Blackfoot tennis team took to the home courts looking to exact a little vengeance on the Pocatello Indians.
At the end of the day Blackfoot accomplished the mission on all fronts as they swept the Indians 12-0.
SHELLEY â€” Bingham County foes collided on Tuesday afternoon as the Shelley Russets welcomed the Blackfoot Broncos to town for a High Country Conference double header on the softball diamond.
At the end of a warm and balmy day, the Broncos emerged victorious as they swept the double dip 6-4 and 15-2.
SHELLEY â€” Even though there was a slight chill outside, there was a heated game when the Shelley Russets baseball team hosted the Idaho Falls Tigers Saturday morning.
Shelley got the better end of a ten run rule win as the Russets walked off with the 15-5 win, before the bottom of the sixth inning was finished.
BLACKFOOT â€” Coming off of an eight day lay off due to Spring Break the Blackfoot Broncos returned to the diamond on Saturday afternoon for a double dip against 5A Skyline.
At the end of the day, the two teams split the twin bill with Blackfoot winning game one 3-1 and Skyline downing the Broncos 10-3 in the nightcap.
FIRTH â€” There's nothing better than opening the conference slate with a win and for the Firth Cougar baseball squad, that is exactly what they did on Thursday afternoon as they ten run ruled their long time nemesis West Jefferson 13-3 in 6 innings.
"It's nice to start out the conference with a win," Firth head coach Scott Adams said. "We have a lot of new faces in the dugout and it was good to start out with a win."