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Broncos open season with 3-1extra inning loss to Minico

March 18, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It may have taken a little longer than the team may have liked, but the Blackfoot High School baseball team finally opened its 2014 season at home against Minico.
And after waiting and extra four days to finally get the season going, seven innings was not going to be enough.
After battling to a 1-1 tie through seven innings the visiting Spartans scratched two runs across in the top of the eighth inning to earn a 3-1 victory.

Russets offense comes alive in 12-5 win over Soda Springs

March 16, 2014

SHELLEY – After a season opening 12-2 loss at Malad on Friday, the Shelley Lady Russets looked to get back on track in their home opener against Soda Springs on Saturday afternoon.
Under a bright blue sky the Russets sent Madi Ball into the circle to try and shut down a pesky Soda Springs squad.
But just four batters into the game the Russets found themselves trailing 2-0, but Ball settled down in the circle and the Russets offense scored five runs in their first two at bats and seven runs in their last two at bats on the way to a 12-5 win over the Cardinals.

Bronco softball opens season with 9-2 win over Hillcrest

March 13, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After winning the 4A District 5/6 championship and reaching the 4A state softball tournament in 2013 the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew that the 2014 team would have a decent chance to repeat that success assuming the team returned intact.
That was almost not the case as junior pitcher Morningrose Tobey literally decided minutes before tryouts were to begin that she wanted to play this season.

Postseason honors come for a handful of county basketball players

March 11, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It has been less than a week since the 2013-14 boys basketball season ended and Firth raised the 2A championship trophy, but the postseason honors for the players on the teams that participated in the state tournament are starting to trickle in.
Six players from the three Bingham County state participants earned All-state honors as selected by Idahosports.com and its broadcasters who called each game of the tournament live online last weekend.

Firth boys win 2A state title over Declo 58-48

March 11, 2014

NAMPA — After a three-year drought in which Firth head coach Scott Adams wondered if there was a semifinal jinx, the Cougars are back on top in Class 2A boys basketball.

The Firth boys program won its sixth state championship since 1999 with a 58-48 thumping of the Declo Hornets Saturday at the Idaho Center, where two weeks prior the Cougar girls won their first title since 1987.

"We wanted to do what they did, and we did," said junior Zak Johnson, who helped his teammates with a 10-2 third-quarter scoring run that ultimately doomed Declo.

Firth weathers late Grangeville rally to make 2A title game

March 8, 2014

BOISE — The Firth boys basketball team are a game away from bringing home a state trophy to match the one the girls team won two weeks ago.

After fending off a last-ditch effort from Grangeville, the defending champion, The Cougars earned the right to play for the Class 2A championship. Firth won a 44-41 contest, only the third time the Cougars have allowed a team to put up more than 40 points this season.

Russets upset defending champ Panthers in OT 55-51

March 8, 2014

MERIDIAN — Free throw shooting in overtime decided Sugar-Salem's Class 3A state consolation title opponent: District 6 rival Shelley.

The Russets fought back from an 11-point deficit to claim a 55-51 overtime victory over Snake River on Friday. The elimination game sent Shelley to the consolation final and 2013 state champion Panthers home for the season.

Shelley drops opener to Homedale

March 7, 2014

MERIDIAN — The hope of a District 5 state champion was baked not long after halftime in the final game of the opening round of the Class 3A boys basketball tournament, as Shelley joined conference rival Sugar-Salem in the consolation bracket.

The Russets lost 53-38 to the Homedale Trojans Thursday, setting up a rematch with District 6 rival Snake River. Shelley was within a basket of the Trojans at the half, but a 13-6 third quarter put the Russets at a deficit they did not overcome. A primary problem: the Russets couldn't make shots fall, hitting just 24.6 percent from the field.

 

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