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Blackfoot grapplers thrill home crowd with 51-31 victory

January 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Bronco wrestling team made their home debut on Wednesday evening as they hosted Preston for a conference battle on the mats. Wrestling short handed with a handful of wrestlers out with injuries the Broncos showcased their overall depth as they took home the team win with a 51-31 final.
"It's been awhile since we have been home so it was good to get it rolling in front of our home crowd with all of the alumni, family and friends watching," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "We had a lot of young kids go out for us today and they stepped it up. Even though some of their matches might not of ended the way that they wanted it to, I thought that they showed a lot of heart and determination tonight. The core of our team did what they are supposed to do and they led us tonight."

Lady Panthers clip Lady Eagles 49-46

January 10, 2013

THOMAS — 3A powerhouses collided on the hardwood at Snake River High School on Wednesday evening as the top two ranked 3A teams in the state locked horns for the first of what will be several showdowns this season.
Last year, the two teams were as close as they could be as Marsh Valley dropped Snake River on three different occasions by a grand total of five points. Wednesday, Snake River got over the proverbial hump as they erased those memories with a hard fought, physical 49-46 victory.
"Marsh Valley and Snake River. Neither one of us are going away after this one game but it was nice to get a win against them," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I don't think that they shot the ball as well as they have or can tonight so when we go to their place we will need to tighten it up even more."

Trojans hold off Broncos in OT

January 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos dug themselves a hole to begin their conference tilt against Rigby on Tuesday evening, falling behind by a 19-3 score after one quarter of play. From there the Broncos scratched, clawed and fought their way back into the ball game only to have their comeback hopes dashed as they fell in overtime 59-54.

Grizzlies edge out Broncos 51-48

January 5, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The darn ball just wouldn't go through the hole. Fresh off their heartbreaking road overtime loss at Madison, the Blackfoot Broncos faced off with another 5A school on Friday night and trailing by three points with thirty seconds left in the contest the Broncos got not one, not two, but five different shots at tying the ball game. Unfortunately for the Blackfoot fans on each and everyone of those attempts, the ball just would not cooperate as the Broncos fell to Skyline 51-48.
"You can't fault the looks we got," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "We had the ball in the hands of our shooters. We couldn't have asked for a whole lot more."

Lady Panthers cruise past Lady Bears

January 4, 2013

THOMAS — It was the conference opener for the Snake River Lady Panthers on Thursday evening and the Lady Panthers made short work of the visiting Lady Bears from Bear Lake as they enacted the mercy rule in a 57-28 blow out victory.
Four different Lady Panthers cracked double digit scoring for Snake River with Scout Baldwin leading the charge with 14 points on the evening. Madison Pilster added 13. Makena Shelley scored 12 and Kylie Coby had 10 in the blow out.

Russets go big game hunting for Tigers

January 3, 2013

SHELLEY — The Shelley Russets were trailing at home to the 5A Idaho Falls Tigers on Wednesday evening, that was until a three ball from Chad Leckington gave the Russets a lead that they never relinquished. Of course, that deficit was 2-0 and the Leckington trey came less than a minute into the non-conference affair but in the end, that was the last of the excitement of a close game as the Russets throttled the Tigers 64-34.

Cougars top Panthers on the mats

January 3, 2013

MORELAND — Snake River took to the mats at home against Firth for a Bingham County match up on Wednesday evening. SR started the night with three JV matches against Firth. The highlight of the JV matches was Cutler Howell’s match against Hunter Ririe which was a tech in the second round. Firth’s JV took two of the matches while SR won one. After several forfeits from the Firth team and several others as the night progressed, the varsity matches started at the 120 weight class with Kaden Bench wrestling Jace Wilding.

Lady Panthers slay Lady Dragons 56-23

December 30, 2012

THOMAS — The Snake River Lady Panthers took to their home court for a holiday game on Saturday night and by the end of the evening, the visiting Malad Lady Dragons found no holiday spirit in the gym as the Lady Panthers envied the mercy rule with a 56-23 drubbing.
"We came out and looked a little holidayish to start the game," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "But like we've talked all year long. Defense, defense, defense and in the second quarter, after we got a little sweat on our brow, we took over the game with our defense by getting in their passing lanes and taking away their screen game which led to some transition baskets on the offensive end."

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