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BLACKFOOT â€” In their first match up the season the Snake River Panthers and the Blackfoot Lady Broncos battled to a double overtime thriller with the Lady Panthers prevailing on their home court.
On Thursday evening at Blackfoot High School, there was no such drama as the Lady Panthers built a first half double digit lead and then cruised home from there with a 50-28 victory.
Moreland â€“ The three way match up between Snake River, Challis and Salmon took place Thursday night at Snake River High School. Snake River started the night with a couple of JV matches that ended in wins (Ty Jensen and Jordan Campau) against the Salmon team. The Varsity matches started with SR and Challis wrestling each other at the 98 pound weight with Treyton Nilsson taking on Joshua Dâ€™Orazio. Treyton quickly took the upper hand taking down Joshua and putting him in a leg hold and pinning him in the 1st round with only 8 seconds left.
POCATELLO â€” Easton Ralphs hit the go ahead basket with 0:08 remaining in overtime and Blackfoot's last second shot attempt was blocked as time expired as the Pocatello Indians held off a game effort from the Blackfoot Broncos with a 61-60 overtime win at Pocatello High School on Wednesday evening.
"We had our opportunities to win this game," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "This was a learning game. If we get in this situation again we will know better what to do that's for sure."
ABERDEEN â€” The Aberdeen Tigers hosted Snake River in another installment of the highway 39 rivalry on Tuesday evening and by evenings end, it was the visiting Panthers who prevailed with a 60-45 victory.
The Panthers got off to about as good a start as one could have wanted as they sprinted to an 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. That lead grew to double digits late in the second quarter when Cole Rushton dialed long distance for a 29-19 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the first half.
IONA â€” The Blackfoot Bronco wrestling team capped a very busy eight day stretch of wrestling with a perfect 9-0 record at the Bonneville Duels over the weekend, good enough for second place in the massive tournament just five points behind the Bees of Bonneville.
"The team showed a lot of heart," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "I was impressed with how the team stepped up. It was a good ending to a hard week of wrestling."
By MARK HIGH
THOMAS â€” For the second time in as many nights the Snake River Lady Panthers took to the hard wood looking to knock off a Mountain Rivers Conference foe. It wasn't the prettiest of affairs but in the end, Snake River were able to accomplish just that as they defended their home court with a 42-36 win over Teton.
"Everything about this game that was ugly was about us," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "It wasn't anything that Teton did which got us out of our game and maybe it was because for the first time this year we played on back-to-back nights. I was happy to see us come out after half time and play a little bit more like ourselves though."
BLACKFOOT â€” The top ranked and undefeated Bonneville Bees came to Blackfoot on Friday night in a conference tilt at Chris Gardner Gymnasium and when the game was over, the Bees remained undefeated as they turned in a hot night on the offensive end in an 87-63 victory over the Broncos.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos hosted the Hillcrest Knights on the basketball court Wednesday evening looking to even the season series on their home court. Unfortunately, the Knights were not cooperating in that plan as they turned in a big second quarter to take a double-digit lead that they never relinquished in the 64-45 downing of the Broncos.
"Basketball is a game of runs," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "When you don't stop their run and then don't go on a run of your own it makes it very difficult to win basketball games. Hillcrest are a good team though. You can't take anything away from them."
RIGBY- They came, they saw, they conquered. The Blackfoot Broncos traveled north Wednesday night as they competed in a double duel with the Hillcrest Knights, and the Madison Bobcats. Not only did they compete, but they dominated as they swept the duel winning 69-15 against conference foe Hillcrest, and skinning the Bobcats 69-6.
BLACKFOOT â€” Foul trouble reared it's ugly head at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday evening and for the home standing Lady Broncos, the trouble was all theirs as they were forced to sit a trio of their starters for a large portion of the first half of play against 5A Madison.
Madison took advantage of that as they poured in 51 first half points en route to an 80-52 win over the Lady Broncos.