October 24th, 2011
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Bingham County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jon Croxford meets with Mountain View Middle School students after their 6th annual "Cookies for Courage" assembly Monday. Students gave cookies to the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, Blackfoot Police Department and Blackfoot Fire Department to thank them for their service. The assembly kicked off Red Ribbon Week at MVMS. Throughout the week students will wear red and participate in various activities to pledge to live a drug-free life.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three 4-H members were recognized for their leadership last year.
Chase Herbst, son of Layne and Michaelene Herbst, received the Spirit of 4-H Award. He received $200 for this award that is sponsored by Randy and Julie Wilmot.
"I think this award is amazing," Herbst said. "I like to help the kids and helping to keep the program going." He turns 18 on Saturday and figures the money will go into his truck.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's dual enrollment program has grown in recent years and students are now able to choose from 33 dual credit courses and other college credit options while in high school.
Blackfoot High School Principal John Pearce and Dean of Students and Counselor Vicki Johnson made a presentation to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees last week about the advanced education opportunities currently offered at BHS.
BLACKFOOT â€” The attorney representing Michael Roy Conn was in court Monday requesting reconsideration of Rule 35, a motion for reduction of sentence.
Conn is a former Blackfoot City Parks department employee who pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old in September 2010. He was sentenced to seven to 17 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.
CALDWELL â€” It was a scene that played out all year long. Anytime Blackfoot or Snake River soccer was discussed you couldn't help but notice the smiles and the pride that fans showed towards the two teams.
What will catch those unfamiliar with the two squads by surprise is the genuine love that the two teams have for one another. Yes, long time rivals have become best of friends both on and off the field, well at least on the soccer pitch that is.
BLACKFOOT â€” For many members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard, being away from their homes and families is not a new experience â€” several just completed their second or third deploymentâ€” but each time coming home is just as sweet.
The community of Blackfoot welcomed home the 116th Saturday night with an informal bonfire and chili dinner. Several guardsmen and their families were in attendance.
MIDDLETON â€” The Blackfoot Broncos accomplished their lofty goal on Saturday evening as they blanked a very talented Caldwell team 3-0 for their first ever state soccer championship.
"The standard has been raised. The first state championship for a Blackfoot team, that's the new standard now," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "To win a state championship, it is just brilliant and it sets a new precedence for Blackfoot soccer."
CALDWELL â€“ History was made on Saturday afternoon as the Snake River Panther soccer squad capped off their monumental run through the 3A State Soccer Championship Tournament with a dominating 5-0 victory over the Redskins of Teton.
â€śThis is just indescribable for me,â€ť Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. â€śTo have played for three years as a player for Snake River and then to be fortunate enough to coach these guys and help build this program just leaves me a little speechless.â€ť
Russets Sting Bees Late
By Ron James
For the Morning News
SHELLEY â€” For those in the stands at Shelley High School on Friday night to see the Russets take on the visiting Bees of Bonneville, you were treated to one of the best games of the year as Shelley scored late to complete a comeback from 12 points down and nip Bonneville 41 â€“ 40.
By KASEY JONAS
For The Morning News
AMMON â€” Blackfoot overcame a slow start and used a strong second half to down Hillcrest, 38-22 at
Thunder Stadium Friday night. The Broncos celebrated with their District Six championship trophy that was presented to the team after the game.
At the start of the game, after Hillcrest attempted an on-side kick, Blackfoot recovered the ball on its own 43-yard line.
Then with 9:43 on the clock quarterback Trae Pilster threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Colby Pearson. Pearson then ran the ball for a two-point conversion.