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BLACKFOOT â€”Â The first two weeks of the boys basketball season have featured its fair share of ups and downs for the Blackfoot Broncos.
But more often than not in the early weeks the Broncos have taken some lumps as the entered Tuesday night's home game with Madison at 0-2 and staring a gauntlet of a schedule going forward.
The Bobcats pounded the low post on the smaller Broncos to start the game and then Bill Hawkins ball control offense moved the ball around the perimeter for the open three pointer as Madison cruised to a 73-30 win over the Broncos at Blackfoot High School Tuesday.
THOMAS â€“ A year ago the Snake River and Bear Lake boys basketball teams were involved in a trio of epic games as 3A District 5 rivals.
Saturday night in Thomas the Panthers welcomed the Bears to town for the home opener, but this time the Bears are members of the 2A classification after dropping down in the summer.
But drop down in classification did not quell the rivalry between the two schools.
After 16 minutes of up and down basketball the Panthers went into the locker room trailing 27-26.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â It wasn't exactly the start the Blackfoot Broncos boys basketball team had for the 2014-15 season home opener, but it was definitely a learning experience.
The Broncos welcomed 5A Hillcrest to town on Friday night and from the opening tip-off the Knights made it clear they were going to shoot the ball, a lot.
Hillcrest put up 24 first quarter points on the way to a 66-34 victory.
The Knights made three first quarter three pointers and junior McKay Mangeris scored 10 of his game-high 17 points in the opening quarter to give the Knights the big lead after one quarter.
SHELLEY â€” There is a saying in sports that defense wins championships.
Over the early part of the young season the Shelley Lady Russets have played some pretty good defense, it has the offense that needed to come along.
After a big win and quite possibly the most complete effort of the season on Tuesday night against Firth, Shelley welcomed 5A Skyline to town.
After a slow start to the game the Russets blew the game open in the second quarter as a 22-2 run turned a two point deficit to a 16 point lead as Shelley blew out the Grizzlies 70-42 at Shelley High School.
THOMAS â€” The injury bug has hit the Snake River Lady panthers hard during the seasons opening weeks.
During pre game warmups on Wednesday night the Panthers had three players down with injury forcing head head coach Rich Dunn to pull up a few players from the junior varsity team to help give breaks to the starters.
Tuesday night in Sugar City the Panthers played well into the third quarter, but fatigue set in during the final quarter and the Diggers handed Snake River a 31-point defeat.
Snake River got a much better performance Wednesday night at home against South Fremont.
SHELLEY â€” Last season the Firth Lady Cougars were able to sweep both meetings from the their neighbors five miles to the north in Shelley.
Tuesday night the two teams met for the first time in 2014 with the visiting Lady Cougars carrying a 5-0 record and the Russets and first year head coach Trevor Elordi improving every day and looking to get their a win against their county rival.
Employing a full court pressure defense and double teaming Firth post Bailey Nelson stalled out the Cougars offense as Shelley was able to run away with a 59-38 win at Shelley High School.
FIRTH â€” It is not often a team go over nine minutes without scoring a basket and still earn a double-digit win, but the Firth Lady Cougars did both on Saturday night with a 46-29 win over Malad at Firth High School.
The Lady Cougars scored a field goal with 4:30 left in the third quarter to build a 32-16 lead. But it would be over nine minutes of game play before Natalie Jolley's layup came with 1:46 left in the game.
During the nine minute stretch the Cougars did manage to convert nine free throws, but the Dragons were never able to cut into the big lead.
BLACKFOOT â€” In yesterday's edition of the Morning News the girls soccer All-Bingham County team was released featuring the 11 best players in the county in my opinion this season.
Today I get to announce the All-Bingham County boys soccer team.
Just like the girls team the all-county team was picked by myself based on the performances I saw during the season.
And while not everyone can be chosen for the team, the picks are in no way made to diminish or not acknowledge any players performance during the year.
With that announcement out of the way on to the team.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Now that the fall sports have officially come to an end earlier this week it is time to move onto to some postseason honors.
Just like season I will be releasing All-Bingham County teams to honor the performances by players though out the season.
And just like last season the players are picked by myself and are based on the performances by the individuals during the season.
We will begin with girls soccer where the Shelley Russets were the only team that qualified for the state tournament and featured a high powered offensive attack.
THOMAS â€” It has been a week since the Snake River Lady Panthers last took to the basketball floor.
In that time the team hasn't had a lot of practice as head coach Rich Dunn was helping the coach the Panthers football team to the 3A state title last Friday.
Despite that the Panthers took to the floor Tuesday against Filer.
It wasn't the prettiest of games but the Panthers earned a hard fought win going 13-of-14 in the final 3:35 to earn a 44-35 victory.