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November 2nd, 2010
WENDELL â€” For the first time since 1972 the Snake River volleyball team will be adding a state championship trophy to the schools trophy case. The Panthers earned the title of state champions with a pair of 3-1 victories on Saturday, first taking out South Fremont 25-27, 25-22, 25-11 and 25-9 in the semi-finals and then knocking out the defending 3A state champion St. Maries Lumberjacks 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 26-24.
THOMAS â€” Mistakes nearly ended the Snake River Panthers football season on Saturday afternoon. Five turnovers will normally lead to defeat but the Panthers found a way to overcome that with a strong running game and some timely passing for a 32-26 comeback victory over Salmon in the first round of the state football playoffs.
BLACKFOOT â€” It is often said that speed kills. On Friday night, in the opening round game of the state playoffs it did just that as Blackfoot displayed tons of speed en route to a resounding 62-13 victory over Jerome.
"We're just going to come ready to play and hopefully have a few plays that we can execute and do well with," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "I think that we were just a little bit more physical tonight and that's important in the game."
POCATELLO â€” The Malad Dragons came into their opening round match up with the Firth Cougars breathing fire, roasting the Cougars and eliminating them from the state tournament on Thursday evening.
The night started out wrong from the get go for the Cougars as they had their kick off with the Dragons pushed back nearly 50 minutes in Holt Arena due to the South Fremont-American Falls game not finishing until 9 P.M.
TWIN FALLS â€” The magical dream season continued for the Snake River Lady Panthers as they closed the deal with a 2-1 victory over Payette for their first state championship on the soccer pitch.
"The girls did a great job of holding their own, everyone just came out and played together with just a ton of heart," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "It's been a fantastic season and we've just been a team all season long but each one of these girls deserve all the credit for this accomplishment."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck is fond of saying that special players make special plays. On Friday night, the Blackfoot Broncos got special plays by several special players but none bigger than the 7-catch, 5-touchdown effort from senior Beau Hoskins who led the Broncos to a conference clinching 43-28 victory.
"This was huge, coming off of our loss last week we needed to come back off of that and get back to practicing hard and we did that harder than ever this week," Beau Hoskins said.
MONTPELIER â€“ It was a thriller at Bear Lake High School as the Snake River Panthers and the Bear Lake Bears tangled for the 3A fifth district championship. In a match that both teams deserved to win, Snake River emerged triumphant with a thrilling five game victory 25-23, 24-26, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-12.
â€śThis was a great match, the kind of game that a championship match should be,â€ť
Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. â€śBear Lake is a great team and itâ€™s matches like this that will help us at state.â€ť
TWIN FALLS - The Snake River Lady Panthers and the Fruitland Lady Grizzlies entered the A3 state soccer tournament as the two of the highest scoring teams in the tournament. When the eighty minutes of play ended, the Lady Panthers owned a 1-0 victory earned by stellar defense and terrific goal keeping.
â€śWe knew that Fruitland was talented, fast and quick on the ball,â€ť said Coach Randy Turpin. â€śOur girls just wanted it more today and we played a terrific game defensively to earn the win.â€ť
IDAHO FALLS â€” Needing a win to extend their season Blackfoot took to the Bonneville auxiliary gym, facing off with the Knights of Hillcrest.
Unfortunately for the Broncos and their fans in attendance, Hillcrest brought their A-game on Wednesday evening, sweeping the Broncos 15-25, 12-25 and 19-25.
IDAHO FALLS â€” A night after a heart breaking loss to Hillcrest the Shelley Russets returned to the court looking to stay alive in the High Country Conference tournament as they battled Madison on the Bonneville court.
After a sluggish start to begin the night, Shelley found themselves battling up hill for the remainder of the evening, leading to a sweep at the hands of the Cats 25-11, 25-21 and 25-17.