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May 14th, 2011
By MARK HIGH
CHUBBUCK â€” Like the rising waters of the Snake River the Lady Panther softball team are starting to crest, reaching a high water mark so far on the 2011 season as they advanced to next weeks state tournament with a convincing 9-4 win over Teton on Saturday afternoon.
IDAHO FALLS - Hard work and persistence paid off for the Firth High School Lady Cougars as they captured the sixth district 2A softball title with an 8-1 victory over the Lady Huskies of North Fremont.
"All those hours of practice through the toughest weather Idaho could muster really paid off today," said Coach Rachel Olsen. "These girls have fought through the snow and cold and wind and made steady improvement all spring."
MONTPELIER - For the first time in fifteen years, the Snake River Panther baseball team has claimed the District 5 crown and advanced to the Idaho State Championships next week.
Riding the right arm of pitcher Shane Parkinson and the pinch hitting of Travis Robertson and Cash Cardona, the Panthers downed tournament host Bear Lake 3-2 in eight innings to claim the title.
We got a huge effort from Shane today," said Coach James Carter. "We just have some great kids who did just a phenomenal job today to get the win."
REXBURG â€” Once again the Blackfoot Lady Broncos proved that the game isn't over until its over as Brielle Brower swatted a 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, propelling Blackfoot to a thrilling 6-5 win over Rigby to advance to the state play in game on Saturday.
"I was just looking for a base hit to get Jamie around to home, nothing big just something to help my team out," Brielle Brower said. "We knew that we needed to come out and battle because we all want to make it to the play in game and we want to help our seniors out."
IDAHO FALLS â€” The Blackfoot tennis team took to the Idaho Falls courts on Thursday, looking to position themselves on day one of the district tournament for a run at a conference title and a number of state tournament bids.
On the day, Blackfoot did just that as many members of the squad are still alive, heading into the final day of the tournament beginning at 9 A.M. this morning.
RIVERSIDE - The Snake River Lady Panthers staved off elimination Wednesday afternoon as they downed the American Falls Beavers 4-0 behind the pitching and hitting of sophomore Alyssa DeLaney. The win set up the championship game against the Bear Lake Lady Bears who scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the Lady Panthers to a play in game on Saturday by a score of 4-3.
DeLaney was hooked up in a pitchers duel, as Snake River and American Falls defenses kept putting up zeroes on the scoreboard through the first three innings of play.
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.