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July 11th, 2014
FIRTH â€” Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia has had quite the year.
He won the state wrestling championship in February after going undefeated, he then followed that up with a solid rodeo season leading District 4 as the all-around cowboy.
His success on the back of bulls during the spring earned Wasia a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo that begins Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wasia will compete in the bull riding event this week and is one of three Bingham County cowboys who will be making the short drive east to Rock Springs.
BLACKFOOT â€” Offense, offense and more offense.
That was what the Blackfoot Broncos put on display on Tuesday afternoon against the visitors from Bear Lake.
The Broncos pounded out 19 hits and 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Bears 12-2 in five innings and 10-3 at Blackfoot High School on a very warm Tuesday afternoon.
But it was not just the offense that the Broncos showcased on Tuesday, the Broncos also got two very good starts from pitchers Kyle Scott and Brady Pearson.
BLACKFOOT â€” It is getting to the point of the American Legion baseball season where games are coming at a fevered pace and the players are getting less and less time to recover.
Throw in the heat that began to set in on Tuesday and it means the home stretch of the season is going to be a long one for all of the legion teams the remainder of the summer.
Before heading to Jackson Hole on Thursday, the Broncos hosted a doubleheader with Madison on Tuesday and the visiting Cats walked away with a pair of wins 19-12 and 8-2 at Blackfoot High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” After battling back to tie the second game of their doubleheader with the Pocatello Rebels on Tuesday at Blackfoot High School, the Broncos needed to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth to avoid a sweep.
But after getting one run on an sacrifice fly by Kyle Scott, the Broncos were unable to get the tying run across as they stranded the tying and winning runs on base to end the game.
Pocatello earned the doubleheader sweep with a pair of late rallies wining game one 8-4 and game two 8-7.
BLACKFOOT â€” Coming into Sunday's final round of the 53rd annual George Von Elm Golf Tournament Chris Reinke found himself sitting in fourth place three shots behind first round leader Clayton Brown.
By the end of the day Sunday Reinke found himself as the new Von Elm champion.
Reinke shot a final round 72 to win the tournament by three strokes shooting a 146 for the two days.
Josh Nunamaker and Nick Higham who started the day in Sunday tied for second, finished the tournament tied for second shooting a 149 for the weekend.
September 9, 2001.
To most people that day was just a normal Sunday afternoon two days before one of the biggest events in United States history.
But to me that Sunday afternoon was the day I met my childhood hero Tony Gwynn.
Growing up in San Diego there were no athletes that meant more to the city than Gwynn and the Chargers Junior Seau.
As a youngster who played baseball I idolized Gwynn and even tried to emulate his swing, I watched him play thousands of time in person at Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm Stadium and on television.
BLACKFOOT â€” It had been a few weeks since the Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has played a game on their own field, but Wednesday the Broncos returned home against county rival Shelley.
After a 40 run explosion at the Twin Falls tournament last weekend the Broncos were looking to continue their winning ways, while the young Russets were looking to get some momentum going as they have a large chunk of home games upcoming.
Blackfoot's offense kept rolling in game one earning an 11-3 win, but behind the arm and bat of Josh Peterson the Russets took game two 7-6.
POCATELLO â€”Securing a spot in today's short go.
That was the goal for the cowboys and cowgirls from Bingham County on Friday at the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello.
Having an average good enough to be one of the top 20 in today's finals meant that Friday's third go was everybody's last chance.
After a week with very few serious injuries the rodeo has gone of without a hitch, but District 1's R.J. Cotant went on a wild ride that left him motionless on the arena floor.
POCATELLO â€” Time is running out for the cowboys and cowgirls competing at the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals in Pocatello as Thursday mornings session was the final of the second go.
With the opportunity to record a qualified ride quickly running out, each and every competitor knew one mistake could be the difference between making Saturday's finals or not.
A handful of cowboys and cowgirls from Bingham County took the arenas of the Bannock County Fairgrounds looking to improve on their average for the week and quite possibly cement their spot in the finals.
POCATELLO â€” She goes by the nickname of 'Full Throttle' because of the way she rides her horse.
But after exploding onto the scene during last year's Idaho High School Rodeo Finals Huthcings had not exactly started this years event the way she would have liked.
That all changed in the Tuesday night session where Hutchings was the last competitor to take the arena floor of the Bannock County Fairgrounds in barrel racing.
Hutchings blazed through the barrels to a time of 17. 779 to win the session and end the first go on a high note.