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June 24th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” As Shelley native, Tanner Higham stood on the eighteenth tee box he held a slim one shot lead over soon to be pro Jimmy Burnett. After an errant tee shot into the pond on the right side of the fairway, Higham's shot at a Von Elm Golf Championship came crashing down as Burnett's second day 66 carried him to the 2012 championship.
"I knew that Tanner was one shot ahead when I was on eighteen and I had a ten footer for birdie which I thought that I would have to have but Tanner kind of helped me out a bit," Jimmy Burnett said.
SUGAR CITY â€” Cash Cardona hit a grand slam home run and the Panthers got complete game pitching efforts from Cardona and Shane Parkinson as they swept a road double header at Sugar City on Wednesday afternoon.
Parkinson got the day off on the right foot as he worked a complete seven innings, scattering 5 hits while striking out 12 in a 6-1 opening game victory.
"Shane was dominant in the first game and when he is on, like he was today he is more than capable of dominating," Snake River head coach Tom Strickland said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos and the Bonneville Bees combined for 46 runs, 49 hits and well over five hours of baseball on Tuesday evening and at the end of the marathon day on the diamond, the two teams split the double header, with Bonneville winning 9-7 in game one and Blackfoot rebounding for a 19-11 win in the nightcap.
"Whenever you see Bonneville on the schedule it just sort of amps everything up," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said. "To pick up a split is huge. Both teams are very good and I have to say, I like the way that our team are playing."
POCATELLO â€” It was a banner day for a fine group of fourth district rodeo stars as ten different National Finals Rodeo spots were awarded to fourth district cowboys including a pair of state champions as Skylerr Valentine and Cooper Clemens each claimed state titles by days end.
POCATELLO â€” The second go of the 2012 State High School Rodeo went into the books after the morning performance at Bannock County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Local fourth district athletes are fairing quite well halfway into the prestigious event with several in line for shots at state titles.
In the bareback event, Skylerr Valentine won the second go with a 74 point ride, giving him 138 on two head. Cooper Clemens was third in the second go with a 69 point ride which puts him at 139 on two head. That along with his carried points give him the overall lead as they headed into the third go on Thursday evening.
BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Broncos baseball team showed how Bronco baseball can be played. The Broncos won both of their games when they faced off against the Skyline Grizzlies, Thursday afternoon.
In the first game, Cole Mansanerez started off Blackfootâ€™s scoring when he hit a nice triple and sent Zach Later sliding into home plate. The Broncos went on a scoring spree and gained five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
POCATELLO â€” The 2012 Idaho State Finals Rodeo hit the midway point on Wednesday evening as the finest high school rodeo talent in the state completed the first two thirds of the second go.
After the first go which concluded on Tuesday evening, several district four cowboys and cowgirls are sitting in pretty good shape to advance to Saturday's finals.
TWIN FALLS â€” The Blackfoot Bronco American Legion team made their way back into the Twin Falls Wood Bat Tournament championship game for the fourth consecutive season and on Saturday Blackfoot laid the wood to Upper Valley as they won their third tournament in those four tries with an 8-6 victory.
"It was an even game," Blackfoot head coach Jeff Katseanes said. "Upper Valley are legit. They were in the state tournament during the high school season so they're a very good team."
AMERICAN FALLS â€” Familiar foes collided on the diamond Saturday evening as the Snake River Panthers and the American Falls Beavers squared off on the Beavers home field for an American Legion double dip.
At the end of a miserable day weather wise, the Panthers picked up a pair of wins over the Beavers as Cash Cardona struck out 16 would be hitters in game one in a 13-9 win and in the nightcap, Snake River pounded out 13 hits in a 10-6 game which was called when the automatic sprinkler system turned on in the home half of the sixth inning.
AMMON â€” As the Snake River Panthers entered the bottom of the sixth inning of play on Tuesday night at Hillcrest leading 6-1 and as the rains began tumbling down the command decision was made that the scheduled double header was to become just a single game.
That was just fine with the the frigid fans in attendance and at the time it looked as if Snake River were in line for their first American Legion win of the season. Oh, how the plans turned south however as Hillcrest rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the ball game, eventually sending the game into bonus cantos in which the Royals wound up prevailing as they up ended the Panthers 7-6 in 11 innings of play.