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February 17th, 2012

Panthers lose double-overtime heartbreaker

February 17, 2012

3A state semi-final
Snake River Panthers vs Timberlake Tigers
Winner will face winner of Marsh Valley and Priest River.

The score is tied 6-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Snake River takes its first lead of the game at 10-8 in the second quarter.

It was a defensive battle in the first half and the teams head to the locker room tied at 13-13. Shayla Christensen has six points and Jocelyn Harper has seven for the Panthers.

Snake River has taken an early 18-15 lead in the third quarter.

Police Log

February 17, 2012

Items of note from Feb. 13-15.

Blackfoot Police

BIKE FOUND: Feb. 13, 2:02 p.m.: A woman reported finding a bike in a ditch on Golden St.

SAY MY NAME: Feb. 13, 2:43 p.m.: A woman said she has received several calls from a man who said he is with the CIA. He told her he is investigating illegal purchases of prescription medications. He said two men with guns would come and arrest her and take her to jail. She said her front door is open and an officer should just come in and shout her name.

Terry Child, 65

February 17, 2012

H. Terry Child, 65, of Firth passed away Feb. 15, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Services are pending under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Virginia Ellsworth, 87

February 17, 2012

Ruth Virginia Ellsworth, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
No formal services are planned at this time. Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Floyd Junior Evans, 73

February 17, 2012

Floyd Junior Evans, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 15, 1938 in Winnemucca, Nev., to Ernest V. Evans and Daisy M. Renfro.
Floyd moved to Blackfoot at the age of 15 and though he has lived in various places throughout his life, including the Salt Lake area from 1973-2003, he has always called Blackfoot his home.
He served in the US Army.
On March 16, 1962, he married Barbara Lamb in Elko, Nev.
Floyd owned a janitorial contracting business with his wife, Barbara since 1979 and cleaned many businesses in Blackfoot.

February 16th

Bobcats hold off hard charging Russets 70-64

February 17, 2012

REXBURG- The top seeded Madison Bobcats built a double digit lead and then held off a hard charging Shelley Russet squad 70-64 during semi-final action at Madison High School on Thursday evening.
Early on it looked as if the entire game was going to be a nip-tuck affair as the squads traded blows during a highly entertaining first quarter.

Panther wrestlers win Conference Title

February 17, 2012

AMERICAN FALLS — The defending 3A state champions took to the mats on Thursday morning, looking to add a Southeastern Idaho Conference title to their already impressive resume.
At the end of a hard day of wrestling, Snake River did just that as they qualified 14 wrestlers into next weekends state tournament. Crowned seven individual champions en route to their first district title in a few years.

Cougars advance to Nuclear Conference title game

February 17, 2012

ST. ANTHONY- The Firth Cougars boys basketball faced off against the Butte Pirates Thursday night, in an intense game between the conferences top two squads. In the end, Firth dominated the night with a 59-42 win over the Pirates sending them into next weeks 2A Nuclear Conference championship game.
Firth was able to keep their lead through the whole game as they built a sizable lead that was never threatened for the better part of three quarters of play.

Blackfoot High grad spray painting his way to fame

February 17, 2012

Blackfoot artist Matt Sorensen has made his living from Spray Paint Art for several years. Sorensen calls it "Rattle Can Art."
"I started spray paint art about 15 years ago after I watched a spray paint artist in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where my family and I were vacationing," Sorensen said. "I came home and started experimenting.
"Jared Van Orden was instrumental in setting me up to paint. He gave me a place to go to paint.
"Now I make my living from painting," he said. "I get paid as an entertainer."

'We're devastated,' Snake River superintendent says

February 17, 2012

Counselors are available in the Snake River School District to help students and staff deal with the alleged actions of Christopher Cox, the Snake River Junior High principal who was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Cox has been charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years old.
"We are all devastated," said Superintendent Russell Hammond. "A brief assembly was held at the junior high Thursday morning to explain to the students what we know."

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