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May 11th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The 4A High Country Conference golf tournament was held on Wednesday afternoon at Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course and at the end of a gorgeous day weather wise, a trio of local golfers qualified for the state tournament.
Leading the way was Shelley's Will Higham who captured the top medalist position by shooting a 77. Also qualifying for the boys team was Higham's team mate Clarke Huntsman who finished third with a 79.
Also joining the state qualifiers was Shelley's Janie Huntsman who finished fourth in the girls standings with a 89.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The only thing that the Blackfoot baseball team wanted was a chance. A chance to compete for a state tournament bid that on Monday looked as if was going to be washed away with the soaking rain that pummeled Southeastern Idaho.
With the inclement weather, the sixth district considered canceling the post season tournament all together and send the regular season champion Bonneville squad to state to represent the district and the two seeded Hillcrest team to Saturday's play in game.
THOMAS â€” The search for a new varsity girls basketball coach has come to a conclusion as the Snake River High School announced the hiring of Rich Dunn to the position.
Dunn, who has been the junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for the past three seasons will take over the helm from Steven Morton who resigned last month.
FIRTH â€” A trio of seniors played on the Firth softball diamond for the final time on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Cougars battled the Hillcrest junior varsity in a double-dip at Firth High School.
At the end of a pleasant day on the diamond, Firth emerged triumphant on both ends of the double dip, winning in convincing fashion 10-3 in game one and then came from behind for a last inning 9-8 victory in the night cap.
"Overall we played okay, there are still some things that we need to do better like getting our bats going," Firth head coach Rachel Olsen said.
FIRTH â€” The Firth baseball squad continues to roll along as they swept a pair of ball games from the Bonneville Junior Varsity squad by identical 10-0 scores.
The name of the game for Firth was strong defense and stellar pitching evident by a pair of complete game gems that were thrown by Conner Montgomery and Brenner Coughlan who pitched ahead of a defense that committed just one error between the two ball games.
BLACKFOOT â€” A trio of Blackfoot seniors took to the home diamond for the final regular season game on Tuesday afternoon as Darryl Pokibro, Emily Lish and Caitlyn Cathey graced the Blackfoot faithful for their farewell performance.
Facing off with Bingham County rival Shelley, the seniors played their part as they swept the double header 21-11 in game one and 18-8 in game two.
BLACKFOOT â€” In a remake of last Fridays weather cancelation, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos hosted Rigby for what could prove to be a very important conference double header.
Blackfoot found themselves trailing in both ball games on Monday before rallying for a pair of wins 13-12 in game one and 4-3 in game two.
"These girls just respond and work well under pressure," Blackfoot head coach Brenda Whitworth said. "They do a great job of coming from behind and they did it again today. They just never say die."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot sent their seniors out in style on Monday night as they took to the home diamond for the final time as they tangled with Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a moving ceremony the Broncos took to the field looking for a season sweep of the Russets, handing the ball to senior Sam Cannon on the hill.
Shelley came out swinging against Cannon, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first inning as Sam Graham led off with a double. Kade Longhurst plated Graham with a single and later scored courtesy of a Tyler Kidman sacrifice for the quick 2-0 lead.
SHELLEY â€” It was a strange day on the Shelley baseball diamond as the Russets welcomed Blackfoot to town for a conference tilt between the two schools. After battling through wind, rain, ten fielding errors and a thirteen walks the game was called in the top of the sixth inning when Shelley was unable to field a full squad after losing a player, leading to a 14-12 Blackfoot win.
THOMAS â€” After a dreadful start the Snake River Panthers tried to mount a comeback on Wednesday evening but in the end came up short as they fell 13-8 to American Falls in the final home game of the seniors collective careers at Snake River High School.
A trio of fielding miscues in the first two innings proved costly indeed as American Falls took advantage of those with a collection of well hit balls as they scored 8 runs in the opening frames, 7 of those unearned.