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Lady Tigers pull away from Lady Broncos

November 17, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Early foul trouble spelled trouble for the Blackfoot Lady Broncos as they fell to 5A Idaho Falls 51-33 on Wednesday evening.
"We have both of our guards pick up those three early fouls and it really changed what we wanted to do," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "It did give us a chance to get other girls on our bench into the game which gave them all some valuable experience."
Blackfoot and Idaho Falls traded baskets throughout the first quarter with Kylie Coby and Boo Burnett scoring 4 points each in the opening stanza as the Lady Broncos took a 10-8 lead.

Lady Cougars pounce in season opener

November 16, 2011

ST. ANTHONY — The Firth Lady Cougars looked in mid season form on Tuesday nights season opener as they traveled to 3A South Fremont for a non-conference showdown with the Lady Cougars of South Fremont.
In the end, it wasn't much of a contest however as Firth built a big first quarter lead and then played add on for the remainder of the night in a impressive 48-27 victory.
"I am just so proud of the kids," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "I really thought that they did an excellent job showing poise and confidence all night."

Cougars march into 2A State Finals

November 13, 2011

POCATELLO — Four was a prevalent number for the Firth Cougars on Saturday evening. After starting the season 0-4, the Firth Cougars got 4 touchdown passes from Jacob Orme, all of which went to cousin Mitch Orme and the defense got a huge goal line stop on fourth down as the Cougars dumped New Plymouth 26-7 for a trip to the 2A state championship game next Friday in Moscow.

Broncos one step closer to perfection

November 12, 2011

POCATELLO – For the fourth time in five years, the Blackfoot Broncos will be playing for the 4A state football championship. The Broncos earned that right with a thrilling, heart-stopping 34-31 victory over conference rival Hillcrest in Holt Arena on Friday.
“I’m glad that they are out of our league next year, I’ll tell you that,” Blackfoot coach Stan Buck said. “We knew that they were a tough team and it always seems like these games come down to an end like this.”
The end was certainly in doubt as Hillcrest came roaring back from an early 21-point deficit.

Panthers avenge early loss, crush Marsh Valley 35-8

November 12, 2011

POCATELLO – The Snake River Panthers got their revenge against an old foe on Friday night. It couldn’t have come at a better time as they advanced to the 3A state championship game with a huge 35-8 blowout over longtime rival Marsh Valley. The Eagles won 14-0 earlier this season in a game played in a rainstorm.
“I felt that the last time we played them at their place that circumstances just didn’t make for an even game,” Snake River coach Jeff Dalley said. “The kids had talked about wanting a little revenge and they worked real hard all week preparing for tonight’s game.”

Prep football playoffs

November 8, 2011

Class 4A
Friday
Pocatello at Middleton, 7 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Hillcrest vs. Blackfoot, 5 p.m.
Class 3A
Weiser at Fruitland, 1 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Snake River vs. Marsh Valley, 8 p.m.
Saturday
Class 2A
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Grangeville vs. West Side, 2:30 p.m.
New Plymouth vs. Firth, 5 p.m.

Panthers topple Savages in nail-biter

November 7, 2011

POCATELLO — It was a good old fashioned slugfest on Saturday afternoon as the Snake River Panthers took on the undefeated Salmon Savages in the quarterfinal round of the 3A state football championships.
At the end of the day, the game came down to the kickers with Snake River's Cooper Peterson hitting his lone field goal attempt and Salmons kicker failing on a potential game winner with 0:06 remaining as the Panthers escaped Holt Arena with a thrilling 23-21 victory.

Cougars swat Hornets 18-15

November 5, 2011

DECLO — Mitch Orme caught three footballs in the fourth quarter of Firths quarterfinal game on Friday evening at Declo, two of which were in the endzone as the Cougars upset the Hornets, despite the home field advantage and advanced to next weeks semi-finals with a 18-15 victory.
"Are you kidding me? We started 0-4 to begin the season and now we are in the state semi-finals," Firth head coach Keith Drake said. "Everyone has improved across the board and we are getting contributions from everyone."

 

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