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October 21st, 2010
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.
âThis was a great match, the kind of game that a championship match should be,â
Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. âBear Lake is a great team and itâs matches like this that will help us at state.â
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.
âWe knew that Fruitland was talented, fast and quick on the ball,â said Coach Randy Turpin. âOur girls just wanted it more today and we played a terrific game defensively to earn the win.â
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.
IDAHO FALLS â Coming into the High Country Conference 4A district tournament the Blackfoot Broncos sat in the sixth seed. For most of the first game against Bonneville on Tuesday evening, Blackfoot looked every bit of a higher seed as they took it to the Bees for most of the game.
Unfortunately the Broncos could not hold onto a lead, falling 25-22.
"Bonneville only had 4 kills on us in that first game and we gave up some valuable points," Blackfoot head coach Lorin Lilya said. "We just have to get rid of the errors, that is where our main problem is."
SHELLEY â Aaron Adams simply would not be denied. With under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter Adams carried the ball twice from the three yard line. The first time for a touchdown. The second for a go ahead 2-point conversion, lifting the Russets to a thrilling 22-21 conference victory over the Blackfoot Broncos.
"I said we're running slot left, twenty-one counter dive reverse and we're scoring the blank word." Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "We believed in ourselves, trusted in each other and wow, that was awesome."
ABERDEEN - A quintet of Lady Tiger spikers suited up for the final time in front of the home crowd and despite a spirited rally from two sets down, fell to the visiting Lady Dragons of Malad in five sets, 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25 and 15-11.
"We proved once again that we can play with anyone in our district," said Coach Melanie Beck. "We just need to put it all together at one time and we could beat some of these teams that have edged us of late."
SHELLEY â The big, bad Madison Bobcats came calling at Shelley High School on Thursday evening, spoiling the senior night of a trio of Russets with a 3-0 sweep 25-14, 25-16 and 26-24.
After a pre-match ceremony honoring Abigail Shaw, Michelle Fowler and Katelyn Kidman the Bobcats showed their collective muscle, powering their way to fairly easy wins in the first two games.
FIRTH âThe Firth Cougars bid a fond farewell to four seniors before Wednesday evening's showdown with the first place West Jefferson Panthers. After a hear warming pre match ceremony honoring Emily Fielding, Kelsie Oliver, Brooke Chapman and Shannon Spencer the visitors disrupted the proceedings with a 3-0 shut out of the Cougars.
"I hope that these seniors continue to have big dreams and the courage to go after them," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I was especially proud of Kelsie Oliver tonight. She just went out there and played her heart out."
IDAHO FALLS â Trailing by one goal to the Bonneville Lady Bees, Blackfoot put on a last rush in a valiant effort to tie the game. In the last 5 minutes of play the Lady Broncos peppered the Bonneville goal, only to see the ball carom harmlessly away on as many as five occasions, leading to a hard fought, yet disappointing 3-2 season ending loss.