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March 21st, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened their conference slate on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the Bonneville Bees to town for the first game in the home and home series.
A disappointing top of the second inning as the Bronco defense made an uncharacteristic 4 errors in the frame led to 7 Bonneville runs and as it turned out, the first run was all the Bees needed as they left Blackfoot with an 8-0 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco tennis squad turned in a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon as they dispatched with a Rigby Trojan squad by the final combined score of 11-1 between the boys and girls squads.
"This was a nice, decisive win today which shows just how hard we've been working," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "I think that this was one of those matches which gives us a brief picture of how districts should look like."
RIVERSIDE â€” The game was much more winnable than the final 13-5 score indicated on Tuesday evening as the Snake River Lady Panthers dropped their first game of the season in the eight run, extra inning defeat at the hands of a tough Teton squad.
"We should have won this game," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We get ahead in the sixth inning and then just didn't make the plays that we needed to make to get the job done. When the pressure was on, we just didn't make the plays when we needed them."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened the home portion of their 2012 schedule on Friday afternoon as they swept an abbreviated double header with Century by winning game one 6-0 and then followed that up with a 2-1, three inning win in the night cap.
"The pitchers came out and did a great job of hitting their spots tonight," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said. "We talked about starting ahead and they each did just that which was a big key for us today."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos and the Snake River Panthers opened their 2012 softball season on Friday afternoon under a bright sunny sky and balmy temperatures for spring softball in Southeastern Idaho.
At the end of the day it was the visiting Panthers who emerged victorious as they held off a seventh inning rally by the Broncos for the 7-6 non-conference win.
NAMPA â€” The Snake River Panthers came up just short in their bid for a 3A boys state basketball championship on Saturday afternoon as the defending champion Fruitland Grizzlies were able to hold off the Panthers by a 57-51 tally.
"Fruitland needs to be congratulated," Snake River head coach Robert Coombs said. "They are a good team, made plays and did a good job of controlling the tempo on us."
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers rode the broad shoulders of Jacoby Johnson and his 25 point performance to a 56-49 semi final victory over the Weiser Wolverines on Friday night.
â€śI thought that I had a bad game on Thursday night and I just wanted to come out and play like I know that I can,â€ť Johnson said. â€śI took the advice of my coaches and just took the ball to the hole. My teammates did a great job of giving me great passes and with teammates like I have its pretty easy.â€ť
Snake River Panthers vs Weiser Wolverines
(Winner faces Fruitland at 3:50 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Snake River advances to the 3A state championship game with a 56-49 win over Weiser.
The Panthers re-take the lead over Weiser, 40-35 after the third quarter.
Snake River only scores one basket in the second quarter and Weiser takes a 25-22 lead at halftime.
Snake River leads 18-15 after the first quarter.
Firth Cougars vs Cole Valley Chargers
(Winner faces Kamiah at 1:40 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Cole Valley sends Firth to the third place game 66-54.
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers got 16 points from senior Shane Parkinson and a double-double by Jacoby Johnson with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Panthers advanced to the 3A state semi finals with a heart stopping 48-43 overtime victory over the Filer Wildcats.