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September 27th, 2010
Where has the fall sports season gone? On the pitch area teams will be wrapping up their regular seasons in the next two weeks. Volleyball and cross country are right behind them and, to be perfectly honest, the only thing that I know for a certainty is that I have no clear idea of who will emerge from their respective leagues for a state tournament trip.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther volleyball team shook off a slow start on Saturday afternoon to take down South Fremont 3-0 in a non-conference tilt.
Playing at the junior high school due to renovations in the high school gymnasium the Panthers came out sluggishly to open the first set.
The visiting Cougars on the other hand came out fast, taking an 8-2 lead before the Panthers began chipping away.
BLACKFOOT â€” Cross-Country runners from eighteen schools descended upon Blackfoot High School on Friday afternoon for the always popular Blackfoot Invitational. Four different Bingham County schools were in the field with Firth representing the 2A class. Snake River was the lone 3A school while Blackfoot and Shelley both represented in the 4A field.
At the end of the day local runners fared fairly well as several turned in solid times in the meet.
BLACKFOOT - From the moment a helicopter delivered the game ball Friday night the match up between the Skyline Grizzlies and the Blackfoot Broncos, had an electric feel to it. When the dust settled between the long time rivals, the Broncos had come away with a hard fought 35-24 win to move their season record to 3-1 at the half way mark of the regular season.
Utilizing the strong right arm of junior quarterback Trae Pilster, the Broncos turned to the passing game in the first half and Pilster responded with 13 completions in the half for a pair of touchdowns and a 21-14 lead.
ABERDEEN â€” Bingham County foes collided on Friday night as the Aberdeen Tigers welcomed Snake River to town for a non-conference tilt on the gridiron.
Snake River got a 3 touchdown performance from Emmett Smith and the Panthers defense turned in a stellar second half to lift the Panthers to a solid 28-14 win.
"Our offensive line did real well," Smith said. "They started to talk to each other and really played as a team."
ABERDEEN â€” Fans of high school soccer were in for a real treat on Thursday afternoon as the Tigers and Panthers squared off on the pitch in what turned out to be a highly entertaining contest between the Bingham County rivals.
In a match that was played about as evenly as one could imagine, the teams combined for 3 goals over a six minute span on the play clock, with Aberdeen coming away with a 2-1 victory that propelled them onto the top of the district standings.
BLACKFOOT - When the Blackfoot Lady Broncos Soccer team took to the pitch on Thursday taking on the visiting Rigby Lady Trojans, they did so without three of their key starters.
Behind the inspired play of their defense and the addition of a pair of junior varsity call ups, the Broncos came away with an important 2-0 shut out of the Trojans, keeping their hopes of a district regular season title alive.
"Rigby came in here with their best team in many years," said Coach Scott Stufflebeam. "For the girls to step up their play and come away with a win today was huge for us."
THOMAS â€” Fresh legs prevailed at Snake River High School on Wednesday afternoon as the Snake River Lady Panthers took to the pitch after a rare 5 day rest.
The fresh legs were noticeable from the onset as Snake River dominated play throughout the contest, winning 4-0 over a game American Falls squad.
"The 2 game a week schedule is going to help us," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "We played a much better team game today and the hard work that we have been putting into practice showed because the newer kids are really picking it up."
THOMAS â€” In a rough and tumble conference tilt with American Falls the Snake River Panthers earned a hard fought 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.
"This was pretty evenly matched," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "We probably weren't as clean as we could have been but it was a rough and physical match which is how they play."
SHELLEY â€” There was a bonfire at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening as the student body warmed up their homecoming week with the age old tradition.
Unfortunately, that fire didn't carry over into the gym where the Shelley volleyball team dropped both ends of their tri-match with Rigby and Idaho Falls.
In each match the Lady Russets found themselves on the short end of a 3-0 sweep although the second match against the Idaho Falls squad was certainly a valiant effort.