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February 16th, 2011
SHELLEY â€” The 4A High Country Conference sixth district wrestling tournament was held on Wednesday at Shelley High School. The twelve time defending district champion Blackfoot Broncos were once again tabbed as the favorite heading into the tournament and they didn't fail to disappoint, as they crowned 7 district champions and qualified 22-wrestlers to the state tournament en route to capturing their thirteenth straight district title with 505 team points.
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets drilled 11 three point baskets, 4 of those from the hot shooting Chad Leckington, as the Men in Red disposed of the Bonneville Bees 72-52 in the first round of the sixth district tournament at Shelley High School on Tuesday night.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot paid a fond farewell to 7 seniors at Blackfoot High School on Friday night as Beau Hoskins, Cody Cunningham, Logan Loveland, Collin Rockwood, Phil Woods, Will Woods and Sam Cannon laced them up for the final time on the home hardwood.
Unfortunately for those seniors and the large contingent of fans on hand to cheer them on, Century was able to turn in a solid performance in the roll of spoiler, sending the home team packing with a 69-50 victory.
FIRTH - The Firth Cougars celebrated senior night Friday evening with a total dismantling of the Ririe Bulldogs, sending the visitors home on the wrong end of a 59-23 score.
With seniors Kory Anderson, Logan Wynn and Morgan Giles leading the way, the Cougars sped to an early 16-9 lead in the first period and the contest was never in doubt from that point.
POCATELLO â€” The dream of a state tournament bid remained alive on Thursday evening as the Snake River Lady Panthers took care of business with a 45-35 win over Bear Lake at Highland High School.
Bear Lake held their only lead of the game at 2-0 before Snake River reeled off 10 straight points, 6 of those courtesy of Shayla Christensen, who drained a pair of three balls in the first quarter to put the Lady Panthers up for good on the evening.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot wrestling team took to the mats against Bonneville on Wednesday night, celebrating 15 seniors for their contributions to the long and storied program.
At the end of the evening, Blackfoot was strutting their stuff as those seniors, and the rest of the Blackfoot grapplers stood triumphant with a commanding 66-2 team victory over those Bees.
SHELLEY â€” It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday evening with Blackfoot winning the first half and Shelley winning the second and in the end, it was the Russets who claimed victory with a 61-56 win on senior night.
"I was proud of our seniors tonight," Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "I thought that all of our seniors did a good job of contributing and that's a neat thing because I owe those kids an awful lot for what they've given to our program over the past couple of years and I was proud and happy for them to have a good night and finish on a win."
POCATELLO â€” A fifth district tournament crown was on the line at Highland High School Tuesday evening as the Snake River Lady Panthers and the Marsh Valley Lady Eagles squared off for the rubber match of their season series.
During the regular season, the team split with one another and Tuesday nights contest was as competitive as the regular season was but in the end, Marsh Valley was a shade better on Tuesday as they took the title away from Snake River with a 49-36 victory.
POCATELLO â€” After a three ball from American Falls junior Kimberlyn Fehringer, the Snake River Lady Panthers found themselves trailing by three. That lead was short lived however, as Snake River closed the first quarter on a 10-0 run, putting the Lady Panthers up for good as they coasted to a 34-13 victory.
"This probably wasn't the most entertaining game to watch as a fan but the girls new that they were supposed to win this game and it can be real easy to look past it," Snake River head coach Steven Morton said. "How it works now is win and move on and it doesn't matter how you do it."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos entered Friday nights non-conference tilt with Pocatello in desperate need of a win. Blackfoot got just what the doctor ordered with a 57-53 win, snapping a five game losing streak.
"We decided to shake things up a little tonight, we were on a losing streak and I thought that we needed to change the chemistry a little and I thought that it worked out for the best," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "I am just really happy for the kids, they did everything that they needed to do too get the win tonight."