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February 4th, 2011
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."
THOMAS - The Snake River Panthers bid a fond farewell to seven graduating seniors Friday night as they welcomed the American Falls Beavers to town. In a game that was not at close as the final score, the Panthers dominated the contest in every aspect on their way to a 59-39 final.
"This is a great group of kids," said Coach Robert Coombs. "They have played hard all year and they practice hard as well. I think that they try as hard as any group we have ever had here at Snake River."
BLACKFOOT â€” A near capacity crowd was on hand at Blackfoot High School as a pair of storied wrestling programs collided on the mats for a non-conference duel.
When the dust had settled, the men in black stood triumphant with a convincing 72-3 victory over Snake River.
"It feels good to renew the heritage of this match," Blackfoot head coach Brian Barlow said. "Shoot, you have one of the most storied programs on one side of the river and another on the other side of the river and when you meet in the gym and feel the buzz, it's a pretty special place here at Blackfoot High School."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot had more than their fair share of chances to get a conference win over Bonneville on Wednesday night. In the end, the Bees found a way to get it done however, as Blackfoot was left shaking their heads after a disappointing 74-71 overtime loss at Blackfoot High School.
"I don't think that we deserved to win after giving up the lead and playing soft like we did," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We didn't play much defense at all in the second half, we were lucky to be there at the end."
THOMAS â€” It was senior night at Snake River High School on Wednesday evening as 8 seniors were honored for their contributions to the Snake River wrestling program over the years.
In addition, the Panthers welcomed conference rival American Falls for what has become one of the hottest rivalries on the mats in all of Southeastern Idaho.
At the end of the night, American Falls was able to get key wins, in some tightly contested matches, sending the Panther faithful home with a 46-27 loss.
THOMAS â€” Usually, during the course of a game there is one pivotal moment, a game changing play that defines the course and outcome of the game. On Tuesday evening, that moment may have been the Star Spangled Banner, the player introductions, or the opening tip for that matter. The game was never in doubt as Snake River led from wire-to-wire for a 68-36, mercy rule shortened, non-conference victory.
THOMAS â€” The chant went up from a young group of awestruck Panther fans early in the fourth quarter of Snake Rivers 52-33 conference win over Marsh Valley on Friday night.
"Junior Jimmer!" they chanted as Candon Watt stepped back and cooly drilled his fourth trey of the night for 3 of his game high 25.
THOMAS - The Sugar Salem Diggers invaded the Panther Lair at Snake River Wednesday night and the two teams stood like a pair of heavyweight fighters slugging it out on the defensive end before the Panthers edged clear in the late stages to register a 47-34 victory.
"We really played well defensively tonight against a strong team," said Coach Robert Coombs. "I expect that Sugar will finish first or second in their district so that is added emphasis on how well we played."
BLACKFOOT â€” In the end it was a loss, but for Bronco fans in attendance at Wednesday evenings game against the Knights of Hillcrest, progress could be seen throughout the 86-73 defeat.
"Our offense is a lot better when we are a pass first team and you saw that out there tonight so at least we are making those strides because we had some really good possessions out there," Blackfoot head coach Jonathan Packer said. "We played with a lot of energy which I was happy to see."
SHELLEY â€” Behind a double-double by senior post Sadee Wattenbarger, the Shelley Lady Russets completed a season sweep of their county neighbors on Tuesday evening by beating Blackfoot 57-41.
The game got off to a late start, due to some scheduling confusion, but the Lady Russets did anything but start late, sprinting from the opening tip with a full court pressure package that led to a 19-6 lead after the first period of play.