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October 20th, 2011
CALDWELL â€“ The Snake River Panthers shook of a slow start with a second half romp as they opened the 3A state tournament with a convincing 5-3 win over Gooding on Thursday afternoon.
Playing at Vallivue High School the Panthers found themselves down 2-0 just eight minutes into the first round contest.
THOMAS â€” There's an ages old coaching cliche that says we play them one point at a time. On Tuesday night, that statement couldn't have been more profound as the Snake River Panthers literally took it to the Bear Lake Bears one point at a time down the stretch as they advanced to the fifth district title game with a thrilling come from behind victory 25-23, 25-12, 24-26, 21-25 and 16-14..
"That was it. That was never say die," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I'm so happy and proud of these girls. They never quit playing and fought all the way through to the end."
THOMAS â€” On Wednesday evening Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden stated that her team was going to beat Bear Lake on Thursday evening because of the work that they got against the Beavers.
On Thursday, VanOrden's Panthers came out and proved their coach to be quite prophetic as they swept their biggest rivals 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18 much to the delight of the large crowd in attendance.
IDAHO FALLS â€” There's an old adage in sports that it is tough to beat a team three times in a season. On Thursday afternoon the Blackfoot soccer team proved that to be correct as they knocked off the defending 4A state champion Bonneville Bees in thrilling fashion as Carlos Flores knocked home the game winner five minutes into the sudden death overtime for the 2-1 victory.
ABERDEEN â€” Entering the 2011 prep soccer season the Snake River Panthers knew that they had a chance at winning the district title. The Panthers did just that on Wednesday evening as they knocked off their bitter rivals, American Falls 2-0 to claim the trophy and the bid into next weeks state tournament.
"This was a better game as far as play goes," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "I am just real proud of the guys, they came out and executed, kept their heads and just played our game today."
ARIMO â€” Wet, muddy and miserable. Those three words describe the total experience for the Snake River Panthers on Friday night as they traveled to Marsh Valley for their conference opener on a less than ideal field.
Two days of rain certainly helped the home town eagles as they took advantage of the sloppy conditions, pounding the ball at the Panthers on every opportunity, eventually culminating in a 14-0 shut out.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was senior night at Blackfoot High School as the Blackfoot Broncos tangled with cross county rival Shelley for a High Country Conference tilt on the grid iron.
Playing in a steady drizzle for the entirety of the game, the two teams slugged it out with Blackfoot pulling away in the second half for a 28-0 victory.
"We did a lot better job in the second half defensively," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "The kids really stepped it up and played well, especially in the second half."
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Lady Broncos faced off against the Bonneville Lady Bees, Tuesday night and fought hard but came up short by one point with the Bees taking the win 4-3.
As the Bees and the Broncos faced off , the wind became a factor leading to many close attempts by the Bees but Blackfootâ€™s goalie Caya Ballesteros had good saves. Bonneville was able to make a goal in the tenth minute of play and then followed that up two minutes later with another goal making the score 2-0 Bonneville.
IDAHO FALLS - The game was for all the marbles, well the regular season marbles anyway. Tuesday afternoon the Blackfoot Broncos traveled to the defending state champion Bonneville Bees for a match that would determine the regular season High Country Conference champion. In the end, the defending champs proved to be a tough out for the Broncos as they fell 3-1.
IDAHO FALLS â€“ Blackfoot tennis players were few in number at the recent Jim Sailer Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament, but the young squad still made their presence known.
Dylan Fuller was the champion in Boys' 12 Singles while Baylee Gorder earned top honors in Girls' 12/14 Singles.
Daylan Bird won the consolation championship in Boys' 14 Singles while Jacob Harris won the consolation championship for the Boys' 16 Singles.