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November 12th, 2010
POCATELLO â€” A pair of 4A heavyweights stood toe-to-toe on Friday night inside the comfy confines of ISU's Holt Arena.
At the end of the highly anticipated match up, the defending 4A state champion Blackfoot Broncos emerged triumphant with a comfortable 35-20 victory over the Skyview Hawks.
"Looking into the season and at our area I'm thinking heck, we're as good as anybody," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "We have some potential kids that can make plays so why not us. It was just a matter of how we developed and gelled and now we're there and we are excited and happy about it."
POCATELLO - The Snake River Panthers rode the strength of their defense as they downed the visiting Kimberly Bulldogs in the semi finals of the A3 state tournament by a score of 26-0.
So dominating was the defense that they held Kimberly to negative yardage in the first half and without a first down until 10:12 of the third quarter.
â€śI have to give all the credit for the great defense tonight to the kids and the defensive coaches,â€ť said Coach Jeff Dalley. â€śCoaches Rich Dunn, Jeff Toulouse and Brian McInelly came up with a great game plan and the kids executed it perfectly.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The 4A High Country Conference selected their All-Conference picks for the 2010 soccer season and on the roster are quite a few Bingham County athletes.
On the boys team, Blackfoot placed 4 players on the first team with Luis Oseguera, Gerra Bartolo, Titus Robinson and Carlos Murrillo each making the prestigious first squad.
Freshman goal keeper Ozzie Oseguera was the lone Bronco named to the second team but he was joined by Shelley junior Jason Park who was selected to the second team for the Russets.
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