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October 4th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The team of Hal Nelson, Delynn Morgan, Skyler Young, Nancy Cushman and Mike Johnson won top honors at the Closing Social tournament at Blackfoot Golf Course on Saturday.
They shot a gross 296 to win the top prize by two strokes. Runnersup were Barrett Beck, Doneal Johns, James Carter, Cody Seamons and Brandon McNeil.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High's football boosters will conduct a "Mash the Russets"-themed free tailgate party before the game with Shelley on Thursday.
Activities get underway at 5:30 p.m. in the stadium parking lot. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
This is the final regularly scheduled home game of the season and will feature Senior Night. In addition, members of the team and the coaching staff will wear pink shoelaces, wristbands and mouthguards in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
RIGBY â€” The dynamic duo of Trae Pilster and Colby Pearson were a lethal combination on Friday night as the tandem connected 9 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Blackfoot Broncos trampled all over the homecoming festivities of the Rigby Trojans.
"We knew that we could pass on them and we were able to take advantage of a few things out there," Pilster said.
"We watched a lot of film on them and we knew coming in that we would be able to pass the ball on them," added Pearson.
BLACKFOOT â€” It was a near perfect day for a soccer game on the Blackfoot pitch on Thursday afternoon as the Blackfoot Broncos squared off with conference rival Hillcrest on an evening when Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to four seniors.
Unfortunately, those seniors didn't pick up a win in their final home contest but they didn't lose either, finishing in a 1-1 tie.
THOMAS â€” A week ago the Snake River volleyball squad gutted out a four game victory over Sugar-Salem, looking a little leg weary in the effort. After a rare weekend off, the Lady Panthers retook to their home court looking for a conference win as American Falls came calling.
The rest did the Panthers good as they cruised to a relatively easy 25-7, 25-10, 25-10 victory.
"I think that they came back with a new focus tonight," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I was happy with how they came out and performed."
THOMAS â€” It was a new look Snake River team that took to the home field for Friday nights homecoming clash with Aberdeen as the two headed quarterback rotation was scraped in favor for a more traditional single signal caller and the change was effective as the Panthers sent their large crowd away happy with a 24-0 whitewashing of the Tigers.
BLACKFOOT â€” Colby Pearson hauled in a six yard touchdown strike from Trae Pilster with :30 remaining on the clock on Friday evening and the Blackfoot Broncos emerged victorious in their homecoming game with a 27-22 victory over the Madison Bobcats.
The touchdown was quickly followed by a catch by Gabby Maldonado who scored the two point conversion, making the final score 29-22.
The Broncoâ€™s hosted the Bobcats in what was not only Blackfootâ€™s homecoming game it was also the continuation of the annual Buck Bowl, as brothers Stan and Mitchâ€™s teams faced off.
THOMAS â€” Hard to believe but the Snake River volleyball squad dropped a game on Thursday evening. Of course, that hiccup was offset by their normal dominating selves in the other three games in which they won as they emerged victorious with a 25-16, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12 non-conference win over South Fremont.
"It's homecoming week and we just weren't as focused as we normally are," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The return of the River Rivalry game is in the books as the Blackfoot Broncos posted a 49-21 victory over the visiting Snake River Panthers on Friday night.
The game was filled with big plays as the two teams combined for nearly 700 yards of offense and a pair of kick off returns for scores before a capacity crowd.
"We anticipated that there would be some big plays," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some play makers and they have some play makers and it's exciting for the kids and exciting for the fans and it's fun to watch."
THOMAS â€” It's been a grueling two week stretch for the defending 3A state champion Snake River Panther volleyball squad and on Thursday evening, that tough road got even tougher as the always tough Sugar-Salem Diggers came calling for a non-conference tilt on the court.
"Sugar and Bear Lake always bring their very best game against us," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I was pleased with how the girls came out and played tonight."