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January 23rd, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Like Bigfoot sightings in the Plaza home duel wrestling losses for the Blackfoot Broncos are extremely rare. In the first time in a long time that is exactly what happened on Wednesday evening however as High Country Conference foe Bonneville came into Blackfoot and left town with a 36-34 victory.
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River grapplers met with the North Fremont and Malad teams Wednesday night at the Snake River gymnasium. The night was dedicated to the SR seniors and their accomplishments. The seniors are Jake Frost, SkyLerr Valentine, Jordan Campau, Shawn Turpin, Zane Stephenson, Logan Reynolds, Cash Cardona, Tyson Hansen, Carlos Molina, and Gunner Bott. Annie Whittier is the senior statistician and was also honored. When asked how he felt about this yearâ€™s seniors, Coach Gardner said, â€śthey really came out and wrestled tonight. We asked them to work hard and they did. We had a great leadership from our seniors this year and they really helped the underclassmen along. We are going to take a big hit with them leaving after this year and it will be hard to fill their shoes.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” And that is why they play the games. A popular saying in sporting circles to help describe upsets in the athletic arena. Well on Tuesday evening the 1-17 Blackfoot Lady Broncos were facing off with the 16-1 Pocatello Lady Indians. Throw the records out the window however as Blackfoot turned in an inspired performance, sending the seniors out in style with a 54-46 upset victory.
IDAHO FALLS â€” With the spot light shining on center mat four Bingham County grapplers took center stage in the finals of the prestigious Tiger-Grizz wrestling tournament on Saturday evening. Shelley's Chase Call led the charge with a commanding 14-7 decision over Columbia's Tomaz Gonzales in the 138 finals as the senior led from start to finish for the win.
"Winning this tournament has been a goal of mine since I was a freshman," Call said. "All of those years working in the wrestling room paid off. I came in just wanting to wrestle position and just do what I've been taught. I want to thank all of my coaches, friends and especially my family for helping me."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos have been oh, so close thus far on the basketball season, losing 6 games by 5 points or less. One of those earlier season close losses were to Pocatello and on Friday evening the Broncos welcomed the Indians to town looking to avenge that loss in front of the home crowd.
Unlike the first game with the Indians Friday nights contest was never in doubt as Blackfoot took out their collective frustrations by leading start to finish in a convincing 68-55 victory.
FIRTH â€” Using a quick start on offense and a stingy defense, Firth buried Ririe 63-20 in Nuclear Conference boys basketball action on Friday.
Dallan Bingham had four of his team high 15 points during a 10-0 run in the first 84 seconds of play. The Cougars had a 24-4 advantage after one quarter and led 41-11 at the half.
BLACKFOOT â€” Down a point entering the fourth quarter of their conference tilt with Bonneville on Thursday evening the Blackfoot Lady Broncos turned to their full court press. That change paid immediate dividends as they turned the Lady Bees over on three straight possessions leading to a quick 6-0 run for a 36-31 lead.
Unfortunately, the Lady Broncos could not seal the deal down the stretch however as Bonneville knocked down 9 of 12 free throw attempts over the final two minutes of play to pull away late for the 50-41 High Country Conference victory.
FIRTH â€” In a massive 2A Nuclear Conference match up the Firth Cougars out dueled perennial powerhouse North Fremont 39-21 on the home mats Thursday evening.
"Psychologically it's a big win for us when you consider North Fremont's tradition and all of their state championships," Firth head coach Keith Drake said. "I'm proud of the kids, they wrestled well. We're far from perfect but if our younger kids continue to improve we might be able to take that next step."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos are looking like a M.A.S.H. unit as they had a pair of starters leave the game with injuries with Colby Pearson taking a blow to the nose and Alonzo Ramos rolling an ankle. That said, the Broncos had a shot to win their conference match up with Preston but in the end, the visiting Indians made a more plays down the stretch as they stole a road win over Blackfoot by the final score of 54-49.
By STEPHANIE HUNT
For the Morning News
RIVERSIDE â€” Â The colossal match up of Snake River, Bear Lake and American Falls met Wednesday night in Riverside for a hard fought night of wrestling. The night started off with JV wrestling on one mat and American Falls vs Bear Lake varsity wrestling on the other mat. After Bear Lake and American Fallsâ€™ varsity ended and while the JV matches were still going, SR and Bear Lake took to the mat at the 152 weight class with back to back pins by Zane Stephenson and Cash Cardona.