October 13th, 2010
FIRTH â€”The Firth Cougars bid a fond farewell to four seniors before Wednesday evening's showdown with the first place West Jefferson Panthers. After a hear warming pre match ceremony honoring Emily Fielding, Kelsie Oliver, Brooke Chapman and Shannon Spencer the visitors disrupted the proceedings with a 3-0 shut out of the Cougars.
"I hope that these seniors continue to have big dreams and the courage to go after them," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I was especially proud of Kelsie Oliver tonight. She just went out there and played her heart out."
IDAHO FALLS â€” Trailing by one goal to the Bonneville Lady Bees, Blackfoot put on a last rush in a valiant effort to tie the game. In the last 5 minutes of play the Lady Broncos peppered the Bonneville goal, only to see the ball carom harmlessly away on as many as five occasions, leading to a hard fought, yet disappointing 3-2 season ending loss.
By MELANIE MOORE
SHELLEY â€” Starla Thompson was just 39 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, seven years later, she is free and clear of the deadly disease.
Thompson found a lump in her breast, but hesitated to have it checked. Three months later, in May of 2003, she again found the the lumpâ€”this time it was larger.
"I decided 'I can't just ignore this anymore,'" Thompson said.
Thompson scheduled an appointment at the Blackfoot Medical Center. Shortly after her exam, she had a mammogram and biopsy. It was cancer.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After a 9-1 conference record and a first place finish in the regular season the Blackfoot Broncos looked poised for a deep run through the post season. That is why they continue to play the games however as the Broncos were upset for the second straight day, this time 4-2 at the hands of the Madison Bobcats.
THOMAS â€” The top two teams in the 3A fifth district collided at Snake River High School and after the dust had settled, Snake River emerged triumphant after a five game thriller 20-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 15-6.
"I think that we just had to get the jitters out to start," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "We are mentally strong, we have a lot of experience and we just fought through it tonight."
After dropping the first two games Snake River roared back to life in the third game behind the very vocal, loud support of the home crowd.
POCATELLO â€” Late Tuesday, Idaho State Police officials reported the arrest of a suspect in a hit-and-run accident which occurred on Sunday, Oct. 9.
An ISP spokesman said information provided by members of the public resulted in the arrest of Kelsey Schlenker of Idaho Falls.
Schlenker was arrested for the felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and the misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving.
THOMAS â€” For the fourth year in a row, the Snake River Lady Panther soccer squad are heading to the state tournament, representing the fifth district as the conference champions.
"I told these girls that this is our field and we don't want to go home without winning on this field with this team," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "We had play out of kids all day long like they wanted to win and I'm sorry but American Falls didn't know what to do with us. These dang kids have so much heart and I can't say enough."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot volleyball program paid a fond farewell to four seniors on Tuesday night as Taylor Sheepskin, Quinci Mortensen, Vanessa Wislodoski and Andrea Smith took to the home court for the final time in their prep careers.
At the end of the evening Hillcrest proved to be inhospitable house guests however, as they spoiled the evening by winning the match 3-1.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of planning and weeks of construction and design work, the Grandstands of Terror are prepared to open this week.
The Grandstands of Terror, a haunted spook alley located in the grandstands at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, opens this Thursday and runs through Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. All proceeds from the haunted house benefit the Blackfoot Community Players and the Nuart Theater.
BLACKFOOT â€“ It is fundraising season at Ridge Crest Elementary and a couple of area businesses have come forward with big donations.
Both Brent Gordon Law Firm and Brandon and Summer Jackman with local State Farm offices have boosted fundraising efforts at Ridge Crest by each donating $600 which will result in two new projectors for classrooms.