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Blackfoot grapplers get district win over Preston 51-36

January 14, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Thanks to four forfeits in the first six matches Wednesday night the Blackfoot Broncos wrestling team built a 30-6 lead over visiting Preston in the District 5/6 opener for the Broncos.
But as the night came to an end a mere 40 minutes later the visiting Indians had narrowed the gap, but not close enough as Blackfoot took down Preston 51-36 at Blackfoot High School.
The Broncos got forfeits at 98, 106, 113 and 132 pounds to start the night.
Marcus Menefee was the first Bronco to hit the mat Wednesday when he took on Preston's Kieton Keller in the 120 pound class.

Firth uses big fourth quarter to down South Fremont 46-28

January 13, 2015

FIRTH — Saturday night in St. Anthony in the first battle of the Cougars for the 2014-15 season the Firth Cougars escaped with a 47-45 win over South Fremont as South's Con Bauer scored a game-high 27 points.
Tuesday night the two teams closed out their season series in Firth and for the home standing Cougars stopping Bauer was going to be a big key if Firth hoped to earn the season sweep.
After going over six minutes of the second quarter scoreless, South Fremont went on a first half closing 12-0 run to head into the locker room trailing 22-17.

Bronco grapplers split quad meet with Bonneville and Hillcrest

January 10, 2015

BLACKFOOT — At last years 4A District 5/6 tournament the Blackfoot Broncos were involved in a battle with eventual district champion Bonneville.
The Bees had one of the best teams in the state last year and ended up with a handful of state placers.
Friday night the Bees returned to Blackfoot, but this time they were wrestling as 5A members and part of a quad match with Rigby and Hillcrest.

Lady Russets take advantage of miscues to down Lady Panthers

January 9, 2015

THOMAS — Trailing by five with 3:30 left in the game the Snake River Lady Panthers had the opportunity for a six-point play after a pair of Shelley fouls, one being a technical.
But the Panthers went 2-for-4 from the foul line and then turned the ball over on the ensuing possession.
Shelley closed out the quarter on an 8-1 run to earn a 53-42 victory and a sweep of the season series with the Panthers.
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Shelley 52, Snake River 43
Shelley 13 14 13 12 — 52
Snake River 8 7 20 8 — 43

Panthers losing streak at four after 53-43 loss to South Fremont

January 8, 2015

THOMAS — The 2014-15 season has been unkind to the Snake River Panthers boys basketball team.
Entering Wednesday night's game with South Fremont the Panthers were 1-7 and mired in a three-game losing streak.
But when you have a roster of just two players with varsity experience some growing pains are going to be expected.
Con Bauer and Alec Pope combined to score 41 of the Cougars 53 points as they handed the Panthers their fourth straight loss 53-43 in Thomas.
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South Fremont 53, Snake River 43

Broncos getting better, but let lead slip in loss

January 7, 2015

BLACKFOOT — It will go down in the books as a 59-49 loss to Madison, but for the Blackfoot Lady Broncos Tuesday night's loss showed just how far the team has come since the beginning of the season.
When the Broncos and Bobcats played in Rexburg earlier in the season the Broncos were handed a 58-point loss.
Tuesday night the Broncos led by as many as eight late in the third quarter and held a slim one-point lead entering the fourth.

Pair of defensive stops give Firth win over rival Shelley 55-48

January 3, 2015

FIRTH — For the opening three plus quarter Saturday night Firth's Dallan Bingham was MIA.
The senior post was in foul trouble early ink the first quarter and spent a good chunk of the game on the bench.
But when the Cougars needed a spark the senior stepped up.
Nursing a three point lead over county rival Shelley Bingham scored six straight points as Firth held a two-point lead with a little more than a minute remaining in the game.

Lady Panthers use big second half to down Malad

December 31, 2014

THOMAS — Snake River head coach Rich Dunn refers to his yearly Christmas break game as the holiday ham game and for good reason.
As most teams in the area enjoy a few weeks away from playing games and just practice, the Panthers play at least one game during the break to keep in basketball mode prior to the second half of the season beginning.
In years past it took the Panthers a quarter or two or sometimes the entire game to get into the flow of the game.
Tuesday night against visiting Malad it took just two quarters for the Panthers to earn a huge 56-33 win at Snake River High School.

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