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June 13th, 2012
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.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot American Legion baseball squad opened their 2012 campaign on Thursday evening as they welcomed the Pocatello Rebels to Blackfoot High School.
Last season, the Rebels swept the Broncos but Blackfoot turned the tables on the team from down south as they picked up a pair of wins 9-3 in game one and 12-11 in the night cap.
The High Country Conference released their 2012 All-Conference softball squad and as expected, their are several Blackfoot Broncos throughout the list along with a quartet of Shelley Russets.
Those local athletes garnering first team honors were Mattison Chavez for her work behind the plate. Miraya Castaneda in the outfield and Tylie Polatis for her skills at second base.
Second team selections included Jessica Capson at pitcher, Brielle Brower at utility, Ally Smith in the outfield and Shelley's Tallie Schmitt at third base.
Rounding out the selections were the honorable mentions with Jessica Capson (ss), Brielle Brower (3b), Shateal Murphy (c), Makayla Rowsell (p), Jessalyn Hobbs (p) and Shelby Chapple (of).
The official results are in! John Taberna of Blackfoot and Annette Bohnsack 0f Chubbuck are the champions of the Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon. Taberna won his race in three hours and two minutes. Bohnsack won her title with a time of 4:17.
Other overall winners included Brittney Hill and Ray Bessett, both of Malad, in the 5-kilometer race; Joe Stroh of Idaho Falls and Joy Anderson of Blackfoot in the 10K; and Mandy Chestnut of Firth and Jeff Shadley of Idaho Falls in the half-marathon.
Photo courtesy of Blackfoot tennis team
Blackfoot's Boys Tennis team led the state in academics for 2012 with a cumulative GPA of 3.93. The boys team also earned a fourth place finish at the state tournament last weekend. Pictured from left are Bobby Cannon, Tyler Cannon, Jacob Harris, Paul Cannon, Tanner Norton and Coach Brint Jefferis. Other members of the Academic State Championship team were Mark Hudson, Anthony Smith, Jared Evans and Daylan Bird.
Excuse Blackfoot tennis coach Brint Jefferis if he's popping his buttons with pride these days.
ONTARIO, OR â€” Coming off of their disappointing semi final loss on Friday it was interesting to see how the Snake River Panthers would respond in their third place game with St. Maries on Saturday afternoon.
Snake River wasted little time showing their intentions on the day as they jumped on St. Maries with a 4 run first inning en route to a convincing 10-2 rout to bring home the third place trophy.
"A third place trophy, I really don't know if we have brought home a trophy in baseball before," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "It wasn't what we were aiming for but the kids should be proud of this accomplishment. This was good for the kids and a great experience for all of them to talk about for the rest of their lives."
ONTARIO, OR â€“ Make no doubt about it, the Snake River Panthers had more than their fare share of opportunities to be playing in todayâ€™s 3A state baseball championship game but unfortunately, 12 stranded base runners and way too many free passes enabled the Kimberly Bulldogs to steal a semi-final victory from the Panthers by the final tally of 9-7.
â€śWalks, just killed us today,â€ť Snake River head coach James Carter said. â€śDonâ€™t take anything away from Kimberly, they are a great team and we knew that we would be in for a dog fight today but in the end, we just gave them way too many walks.â€ť