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October 13th, 2010
THOMAS â€” The top two teams in the 3A fifth district collided at Snake River High School and after the dust had settled, Snake River emerged triumphant after a five game thriller 20-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 15-6.
"I think that we just had to get the jitters out to start," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "We are mentally strong, we have a lot of experience and we just fought through it tonight."
After dropping the first two games Snake River roared back to life in the third game behind the very vocal, loud support of the home crowd.
THOMAS â€” For the fourth year in a row, the Snake River Lady Panther soccer squad are heading to the state tournament, representing the fifth district as the conference champions.
"I told these girls that this is our field and we don't want to go home without winning on this field with this team," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "We had play out of kids all day long like they wanted to win and I'm sorry but American Falls didn't know what to do with us. These dang kids have so much heart and I can't say enough."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot volleyball program paid a fond farewell to four seniors on Tuesday night as Taylor Sheepskin, Quinci Mortensen, Vanessa Wislodoski and Andrea Smith took to the home court for the final time in their prep careers.
At the end of the evening Hillcrest proved to be inhospitable house guests however, as they spoiled the evening by winning the match 3-1.
FIRTH â€” A 6-0 Butte County team invaded Firth on Friday night, looking to complete a perfect regular season and capture a 2A Nuclear Conference Title.
The Cougars were having none of that nonsense on their senior night however as they started fast and then held on late for a 36-60 victory.
"This was a huge win, basically if we can win out we will be conference champs which is what our goal was setting out," Firth head coach Dee Harrison said. "We're getting better. The offensive line did a great job, the defense was awesome it was just a great game."
MONTPELIER â€” C.J. Toulouse passed for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Snake River downed Bear Lake 43-0 in Southeast Idaho Conference football action on Friday. He also rushed for a pair of scores. With the win the Panthers improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in league play.
"The kids came out and played like we drew it up," coach Jeff Dalley said of Snake River's defensive play. "There was a lot of good hitting going on."
ABERDEEN - The West Side Pirates made the trek to Aberdeen to take on the Tigers in the conference opener for both teams and turned back the 'Cats' 16-6 on the strength of a pair of touchdown runs by quarter back Dallas Turnbow.
"Our kids proved once again tonight that we can play anyone close," said Tiger coach Cory Hollingsworth. "We just have to find a way to win one of these close games."
IDAHO FALLS â€” It was a good old fashioned, smash mouth football game at Thunder Stadium on Thursday night as the Shelley Russets looked to remain perfect in High Country Conference play as they visited Hillcrest.
At the end of a very rapid, physical contest the home standing Knights got the best of it on the scoreboard, posting a 29-21 victory over the Russets.
THOMAS â€” Snake River and Aberdeen renewed their rivalry on the soccer pitch on Wednesday evening with a highly entertaining late game under the lights on the football field.
After 80 minutes of non-stop action, the teams left the field in a 1-1 draw but not first without several heart stopping moments.
"I think that we played great," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "It was just one of those nights in which we were unable to put a shot away."
THOMAS â€“ Five of the six Snake River seniors scored on Wednesday evening and the Snake River Lady Panthers sent those seniors out on a high note by blanked the visiting Lady Tigers of Aberdeen 10-0.
"Senior night is always special with lots of tears and lots of emotion," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "This group of seniors are special, they are all good leaders and great examples for the underclassmen on the team and I think that the underclassmen have learned a lot from this group."
BLACKFOOT â€” There was a lot riding on the Blackfoot Lady Bronco soccer squads game with Madison on Tuesday afternoon.
A win would all but guarantee a second seed and more importantly a first round bye in the upcoming district tournament.
On top of that was the fact that Blackfoot was celebrating the contributions of 5 seniors and nobody wants to leave the home field as a senior with a loss.
Blackfoot responded like champions on Tuesday, sweeping aside the pressure to perform and a caution to the wind second half effort by the Lady Cats' for a 2-1 victory.