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February 4th, 2012
POCATELLO â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers may want to consider a mascot name change from the Panthers to the Pythons because on Saturday afternoons opening round 37-26 win over Bear Lake, the Ladies in Purple simply squeezed the life out of the Bears in one of the more impressive defensive efforts of the season.
"From start to finish the kids just came out and pressured them all over the court," Snake River head coach Rich Dunn said. "I don't think that they felt any fresh air all night long to breath in and it all started with our bigs down low."
REXBURG â€” The Blackfoot Broncos showed a ton of grit on Friday evening as they fell behind by double-digits to the Madison Bobcats but never quit, eventually pulling to within 2 points in the final minutes. The comeback stalled out however as Madison held off the Blackfoot rally with a 52-47 High Country Conference victory.
"That's one of the things that I just love about this team," Blackfoot assistant coach Jared Arave said. "This team just doesn't lay down and die. We could have easily lost by 20 points tonight but they just keep fighting."
SHELLEY â€” The Blackfoot Broncos picked up their third duel win in two days time as they took advantage of a short handed Shelley Russet squad with a convincing 69-12 team win on Thursday evening.
The win came on the heels of a tri-match sweep over Century and Pocatello on Wednesday night where they pounded the Diamondbacks 61-22 and then closed out a game Indian squad 40-27.
FIRTH â€” The Firth Cougars celebrated senior night but in the end it was the Snake River Panthers who picked up the duel win on Thursday evening as the Panthers won the cat fight 41-36.
"It was a tough match but I knew that it would be because Firth has a quality program," Snake River head coach Jeff Gardner said. "We had a couple of key matches to get the team win with Kaden Bench at 120 and Manny Trejo at 170."
Bench, who normally wrestles at 113 moved up to 120 for the Panthers on on Thursday evening and he came up aces with a hard fought 8-2 decision over Jackson Thompson.
AMMON â€” The Blackfoot Lady Broncos got 23 points from junior point guard Kylie Coby but in the end, a big Hillcrest second quarter proved too much to overcome as Blackfoot's season came to an end with a 76-60 to the Lady Knights in the Dungeon.
"We just never could recover once we got down by eleven in that second quarter," Blackfoot head coach Merle Smith said. "Kylie had a great night and she is the point guard of the future for us but now we just have to get that mental attitude and belief that we can win games like these."
SHELLEY â€” Paul Cannon drilled a three ball from the wing to open the overtime period, propelling the Broncos on a 12-0 run to open the extra frame as the visiting Broncos evened the season series with the Shelley Russets with a 64-53 overtime victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening.
"In the break before the overtime the kids were just all keyed up telling each other to go out and get the win and get out of here," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They came out and did what they did all night by playing tough defense, rebounding and hit a couple of big shots. They really gutted it out and this is a very good win for us."
ST. ANTHONY â€” A slow first quarter start spelled doom and gloom for the Firth Lady Cougars as they opened the sixth district 2A Nuclear Conference basketball tournament with a disappointing 51-27 loss to North Fremont at South Fremont High School on Tuesday evening.
"We played like a young team playing their first district tournament game," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "We will need to fix that before tomorrow night or our season will be over."
BLACKFOOT â€” A group of baseball lovers gathered at Mountain View Middle School on Monday night. They tested chili and helped the Blackfoot American Legion team raise money for the 2012 season.
"We hope to raise $4,000," said coach Jeff Katseanes. "That would pay for our uniforms and the umpires for the season."
The American Legion baseball season will begin the end of May and continue through the end of July. Katseanes said he hopes to put together a schedule of about 80 games.
The Idaho State University Rugby Club, which compiled a 6-3 record last fall, has announced its spring 2012 match schedule, which begins Feb. 18.
â€śWeâ€™ve moved from the Utah Rugby Union to the Pacific Northwest League,â€ť said Ram Eddings, team coach and advisor. â€śThe new league is going to be much better for us.â€ť
Â The clubâ€™s tentative spring 2012 schedule is:
Feb. 18 â€“ Montana State University, home
Feb. 26 Â â€“ Southern Oregon University, away at Boise
March 3 â€“ Montana State University, away
March 4 â€“ University of Montana, away
FIRTH â€” Jacob Fielding scored 13 points and Austin Leslie added 11 to pace Firth to a 53-38 Nuclear League win over Ririe on Tuesday night.
The Cougars (14-2, 4-0 Nuclear League) led 31-20 at the half and maintained their advantage over the Bulldogs (5-11, 2-2 Nuclear League) the rest of the way.
"We played well enough to get a win," said Firth coach Scott Adams. "We did some good things to build on; what was not so good we can learn from."
Ririe 9 11 9 9 - 38
Firth 15 16 12 8 - 53