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April 14th, 2011

Lady Cougars dominate Lady Panthers

April 14, 2011

FIRTH — Kelsey Oliver carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Lady Cougar bats erupted for 10 runs on 9 hits as Firth remained undefeated in conference play with a 10-0 victory over long time rival West Jefferson on Thursday afternoon.
"I'm just real proud of the girls today," Firth head coach Rachel Olsen said. "We have put in a lot of time in the snow and the rain just waiting for it to click and I am just happy that it clicked today."

Fatal crash in Blackfoot

April 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot man died after an early morning crash Thursday that resulted in his vehicle catching fire.
Tobie Robinson, 23, of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound on Highway 91 in a 1995 Acura Legend at approximately 2:30 a.m. when for unknown reasons his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway near Shilling Street, according to the Idaho State Police. Robinson's vehicle came to rest on the embankment of the Blackfoot River. He was wearing his seatbelt and was trapped inside his vehicle as it started on fire, ISP said.

April 13th

Snake River Orchestra to present 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

April 13, 2011

THOMAS — The Snake River Community Orchestra will perform music from the popular Broadway musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel" for its spring concert Friday and Saturday.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. All proceeds will benefit Snake River Fine Arts.
The orchestra will be accompanied by a chorus. There will be three talented vocal soloists—John Grayson, Curtis VanOrden and Sarah Jackson.

Administrators tell coach" resign or be fired"

April 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School Basketball Coach Jonathan Packer said he was informed this week by the administration at the school that they will not seek to renew his coaching contract next year. Packer coaches boys' varsity basketball.
Packer said he met with Ben Speelmon, the man hired in January to serve as an educational consultant in the absence of Principal Blaine McInelly, and Athletic Director Brian Flake Tuesday afternoon.

Rushton, Panthers slam Eagles

April 13, 2011

THOMAS — Cole Rushton and the rest of the Snake River Panthers were walking quietly and carrying a very big stick on Wednesday afternoon, scoring 17 runs on 15 hits in a 17-5 demolition of conference rival Marsh Valley.
"We hit the ball good and did a good job of playing a baseball game in just terrible weather," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "I hate playing baseball in this kind of weather but the kids did a great job of staying focused through it."

Ramirez stellar in Lady Panther win

April 13, 2011

RIVERSIDE — The Snake River Lady Panthers braved a chilly afternoon on the diamond, warming themselves with a hard fought 6-2 conference victory over the visiting Marsh Valley Lady Eagles on Wednesday evening.
"We played much better today, we just keep on trying and we are getting it all together," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We just kind of worked at it one inning at a time and it was all right today."

April 12th

Hot hitting Knights pound Broncos

April 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A slow offensive start doomed the Blackfoot Bronco baseball squads chance at a win on Tuesday afternoon as the visiting Knights of Hillcrest built a commanding 9-1 lead after three innings of play and then played keep away, handing the Broncos a disappointing 18-6 defeat.
"We started the game kind of tentative and allowed them to get ahead and it's always tough to try and battle back when your behind," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "Hillcrest is a good team and Motes threw well but they are definitely beatable, I don't think that they are 12 runs better than us."

Community leaders prepare to speak out against sexual assault

April 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham Crisis Center is seeking brave men to join thousands of others throughout the country in showing their support for women while taking a stand against sexual assault and gender violence.
That stand will be made in high-heeled shoes.
The Bingham Crisis Center is hosting a "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event Saturday at 11 a.m. They are hoping to raise awareness of sexual assault and gender violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Bingham County commissioners file suit against Utah company

April 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson has set a trial date for the case of MSW Green Energy Corporation versus Bingham County. County officials are suing the company for non-performance of contractual obligations.
Donald Fredley, president of MSW Green, and Austin Johnson, vice president of MSW Green, have also been named as defendants in this lawsuit.
A jury trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The judge reserved three days for the trial.

Local teacher has a flair for the dramatic

April 12, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Sharon Hoge has taught in the Blackfoot School District her entire teaching career. Presently, she teaches drama at the Mountain View Middle School (MVMS).
Hoge has also taught first grade and fourth. She taught fifth grade for 10 years at Stoddard Elementary School before joining the staff at MVMS.
“I was hired at MVMS as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator,” Hoge said. “About the same time, the drama teacher at the school quit.

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