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April 18th, 2014
SHELLEY â€” For many sports fans in Bingham County when the name Kaden Schmitt comes up in conversation it is more often than not about his exploits on the football field.
Schmitt was named the 3A State player of the year after leading the Russets to their second consecutive 3A state championship. But while Schmitt was a stellar football player, baseball is first love and the sport he hoped to get an opportunity to play in college.
BLACKFOOT â€” All season long the buzz up and down the Snake River plain has been about how good the Rigby High School softball team has been.
The Trojans have been hitting the ball well and hitting it with power keeping them in close games and even beating some of East Idaho's top teams.
Rigby visited Blackfoot on Thursday for a 4A District 5/6 doubleheader with the Broncos.
And while the Trojans did hit the ball during the afternoon, it was one bad inning in game one that cost the Broncos the chance of a doubleheader sweep.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â The Blackfoot High School golf team took to the links of the Blackfoot Golf Course Wednesday afternoon to take on Idaho Falls and Hillcrest.
The teams played nine holes during the afternoon.On the boys side Hillcrest finished first with a score of 157, Blackfoot finished third with a score of 184.
Kaden Loveland and Aaron Carter led the Broncos by each shooting 43 on the afternoon. Mason Gillins shot a 46, Kyler Croxford finished at 52 and Shan Leavitt shot a 55.
Hillcrest's Andy Hess shot the low score of the day with a 37.
SHELLEY â€” Prior to Tuesday District 6 opener with Teton, Shelley head coach Trent Armstrong reminded his team of the goal they had set for the themselves for the next few weeks.
Go through district play 6-0.
The Russets knew that the visiting Redskins were going to be tough. They also had to deal with Mother Nature who threw 30-plus mph winds and even a little rain at both schools.
But Shelley got a a solid start from Tyler Bean and six RBI hits to earn a 6-3 win over Teton at Shelley High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” After watching their one run led slip away in the top of the seventh inning on a wild throw that allowed a run to score, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos knew they had to aggressive if they wanted to pull out a win and end the crosstown rival Panthers 13-game winning streak.
The Broncos were just that.
Sami Macfee led of the bottom of the seventh with a single and stole second and then came around to score on a ground ball to third hit by Madison Rigby when the throw sailed over the first baseman's head and out of play giving Blackfoot the 11-10 victory.
RIVERSIDE â€” Opening the season winners of their first 12 games, the Snake River Lady Panthers have done all of the little things well enough to win ballgames.
Playing solid defense, hitting the ball and getting good pitching have be a constant for the team all season.
They also have not trailed very often this season.
But that normally solid Snake River defense showed some cracks on Friday against District opponent Bear Lake, but the offense made up for the mistakes as an eight-run fifth inning gave the Panthers a 15-5 win over the Bears at Riverside Elementary School.
BLACKFOOT â€” It wasn't the prettiest game the Blackfoot Broncos have played all season, it also wasn't the best performance by a pair of umpires either.
But despite some bad calls and the Broncos running themselves out of a few runs, Blackfoot was able to hang on for a 3-2 win over Rigby Thursday at Blackfoot High School.
FIRTH â€” After losing their fist game of the season Tuesday night at Sugar-Salem, the Firth baseball team took to the field again Wednesday to open up Nuclear Conference play.
Their opponent; a West Jefferson team that suited up just nine players and showed up to Firth High School less than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch time of 4 p.m.
The Cougars showed their visitors not sympathy as the earned a 10-0 six inning win that featured a lot of fireworks including a verbal dispute between Firth head coach Scott Adams and the West Jefferson coaching staff.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Coming into her final at-bat of the game against Pocatello, Blackfoot senior catcher Matti Chavez had not had a very memorable day at the plate.
But as can often be the case in softball, one swing of the bat can change all of that.
Chavez came up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and promptly took a 1-2 pitch from Pocatello pitcher Shayla Baker and deposited over the left field fence for a grand slam as the Lady Broncos earned a doubleheader sweep with Pocatello losing game one 8-3 before winning game two 16-3 in five innings.
RIVERSIDE â€” Eight times so far this season the Snake River Lady Panthers have taken the field, and eight times they have come out victorious.
But after almost dropping the second game of a doubleheader at Sugar-Salem on Friday, the Lady Panthers took to the field of Riverside Elementary on Saturday morning looking to get back on track.
The offense did not miss a beat as the Panthers pounded out 11 hits and scored 13 runs on the way to a 13-1 five inning victory on Saturday.