THOMAS â€”Â Over the last few years the Snake River and Shelley boys basketball teams have been involved in some epic games.
From state championship games to their normal regular season meetings Bob Coombs Panthers san Dave Hadleyâ€™s Russets are no strangers to each other.
So far in the early part of the season both the Panthers and Russets have had their share of struggles.
The Panthers came into Saturday nightâ€™s home game winless on the season, with the Russets were coming of a loss to Rigby when they let a lead slip away.
When Dave Phillips, CEO of Blackfoot's Nonpareil, called Mountain View Middle School to say he had some science equipment to donate, he wasn't kidding.
Principal Wes Jensen and school's four science teachers (Randy Hickman, Eileen Huestis, Dennis Hansen and Alan Southern) have not been able to quit smiling over the boxes of test tubes, flasks, thermometers, funnels, beakers, cylinders wash bottles (and more) delivered to the school on Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â It took an hour longer to finally get started Friday night as a mix-up with the officials caused the Blackfoot High School administration to scramble for a pair of officials.
The officials did show up and after an hour delay the junior varsity game finally got going.
It was close to 9 p.m. before the variety teams hit the floor as Blackfoot head coach Dallin Parker finally got the chance to coach against his sister Carly who is a senior at Pocatello High School.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â One look at the box score and the casual fan cpu;d easily assume that the Blackfoot Broncos 82-56 loss to Bonneville was a blowout.
And while the score alone indicates just that, if you happened to be one of the fans in attendance at Blackfoot High School on Thursday night you wold have seen the Broncos play their best game of the young season.
After a freak accident in pre game warmups the Broncos lost starting point guard Chase Causey for the game meaning that sophomore Dunkin Hale would run the point against a very tough Bonneville defense.
The Idaho Education Association (IEA) has filed a civil lawsuit against the Snake River School District and Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk on behalf of former teacher Elaine Asmus.
Until last summer, Asmus was a science teacher in the Snake River School District where she taught almost 30 years.
The suit was filed in Federal District Court on Wednesday and will be heard before U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The school district has 30 days to "answer to the complaint" after it is served, said IEA Region Director Maggie Calica.
FIRTH â€” In the seasons first meeting eight days earlier the Shelley Lady Russets had their way with their county rivals to the south taking down Firth by 21.
The two teams met for the final time in 2014 on Wednesday night in Firth with the Lady Cougars looking to earn a season split with the Russets.
A night after shooting 20 percent from the free throw line in a loss to Sugar-Salem, Firth made sure that would not be their downfall two nights in a row.
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.
A passenger gave birth shortly after Flight 623 took off from San Francisco on Tuesday and the Phoenix-bound jet diverted to Los Angeles International Airport.
The woman was assisted by the flight crew and a doctor and nurse who were aboard, airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels said. She said hopefully the airline has a new customer for life.
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.
The Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy ended on a high note last Saturday.
"I am overwhelmed by the generosity of residents of Bingham County," said Mary Ann Johnson, Christmas Tree Fantasy chairman. "It just blows my mind."
"About $18,000 was raised at the auction [on Thursday evening]," she said.
"Anyone can donate a tree, not just businesses, said Johnson. "The general public is also invited to come and bid at the auction."