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September 17th, 2011
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."
BLACKFOOT â€” The River Rivalry is back! Yes folks, the ages old rivalry game between the Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers will resume on Friday night and despite being in kept in limbo for over a decade, the game should no doubt stir memories of times gone by as the entire community will sit up and take notice.
When last we visited the Battle for Bingham County, the Panthers were in the midst of the Tom Harrison era a golden time that saw the Panthers reel off 54 straight wins, including seven state championships in an eight year span.
BLACKFOOT â€” The top two teams in the High Country Conference squared off on the pitch at Blackfoot High School on Thursday afternoon as the undefeated Broncos took on the undefeated Bees in a classic soccer showdown.
In a back and forth affair, the Bees showed why they are the defending 4A state champions as they tallied a pair of second half goals to escape with a 3-2 victory.
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Bronco football team opened up their season against the 5A Idaho Falls Tigers Friday night and looked in mid season form as they crushed the Tigers 38-8.
The Broncos started off the game receiving the kick-off. For the first play of the Bronco offense, senior Ryan Gallegos ran 11 yards for a first and ten. Then with 7:31 left on the clock in the first quarter, quarterback Trae Pilster threw a 36 yard pass to Gallegos down to the five yard line.
SHELLEY â€” There were plenty of scoring opportunities during the Blackfoot and Shelley boys soccer game on Thursday afternoon. In the end, Blackfoot converted a pair of those chances to remain unbeaten on the season with a 2-0 win on the Russets home field.
"Some time you get three chances and you score on all three and other times you get fifteen chances and you score one, it's just how the game goes," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said.
SHELLEY â€” With the game tied at 1-1, late in the second half of Shelley and Blackfoot's conference tilt on the Lady Russets home field, Shelley's Megan Jensen pulled out her sand wedge and then lofted a perfect shot over the Blackfoot goal keeper for the eventual game winner.
BLACKFOOT â€” The largest soccer crowd of the year welcomed the Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers to the pitch on Saturday afternoon and not one of them left disappointed with the play on the field as the two teams put on a marvelously played game, with the home standing Broncos earning the 1-0 victory.
SHELLEY â€” It will go down in Shelley Russet lore as an instant classic. With their long time coach returning to the sideline after a year over seas in Afghanistan, the Shelley Russets battled through key injuries and a two touchdown deficit for a thrilling 38-33 come from behind victory over the Idaho Falls Tigers on Friday night at Shelley High School.
"Oh, man what a great story, I have to admit it. If you were to right a story this is how you would want to write it," Shelley head coach Dwight Richins said. "I feel fortunate to win, honest to god I do."
BLACKFOOT â€” The conference season couldn't have began any better for the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad as they annihilated the team from Rigby 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.
"In last nights practice during the scrimmage it was some of the best passing that we've ever done and we are a good passing team when we put the ball on the deck and work together as a unit," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "The practice carried over today and we were sharp and it was a conference game, which is as good as it gets for me."