October 23rd, 2010
TWIN FALLS â€” The magical dream season continued for the Snake River Lady Panthers as they closed the deal with a 2-1 victory over Payette for their first state championship on the soccer pitch.
"The girls did a great job of holding their own, everyone just came out and played together with just a ton of heart," Snake River head coach Randy Turpin said. "It's been a fantastic season and we've just been a team all season long but each one of these girls deserve all the credit for this accomplishment."
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck is fond of saying that special players make special plays. On Friday night, the Blackfoot Broncos got special plays by several special players but none bigger than the 7-catch, 5-touchdown effort from senior Beau Hoskins who led the Broncos to a conference clinching 43-28 victory.
"This was huge, coming off of our loss last week we needed to come back off of that and get back to practicing hard and we did that harder than ever this week," Beau Hoskins said.
Maggie Ann Roland, 28, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Lifecare Center in Idaho Falls, from complications of Prader-Willis Syndrome.
Maggie was born August 22, 1982 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Duane and Carla Irene Hoffhine Roland. She moved with her family to Blackfoot before she turned one and has resided in Blackfoot since. She attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 2001.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was happy to be able to attend the temple on June 5, 2010.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Blackfoot High School football team will have something in common with the pros tonight -- they are going pink. In support of breast cancer awareness month the Broncos have dedicated their senior night to Coach Stan Buckâ€™s wife, Kim and all other breast cancer survivors.
The team will wear pink mouthguards, wristbands, stickers and shoelaces to show their support. Generous donations from Bingham Memorial Hospital and Stadium Sports helped make the event possible. Cheerleaders will also throw pink footballs and other pink items to the crowd.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted unanimously to refinance bonds issued in 2002 to finance the construction of the Blackfoot High School Gymnasium and the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The School Districted held a competitive bond sale Thursday of the remaining $6,145,000 general obligation refunding bonds. Five bids were received from interested financial institutions, with the lowest bid submitted by Zions Bank with a true interest cost of 2.21 percent. The original true interest cost on the Districtâ€™s 2002 bonds was 4.69 percent.
MONTPELIER â€“ It was a thriller at Bear Lake High School as the Snake River Panthers and the Bear Lake Bears tangled for the 3A fifth district championship. In a match that both teams deserved to win, Snake River emerged triumphant with a thrilling five game victory 25-23, 24-26, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-12.
â€śThis was a great match, the kind of game that a championship match should be,â€ť
Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. â€śBear Lake is a great team and itâ€™s matches like this that will help us at state.â€ť
TWIN FALLS - The Snake River Lady Panthers and the Fruitland Lady Grizzlies entered the A3 state soccer tournament as the two of the highest scoring teams in the tournament. When the eighty minutes of play ended, the Lady Panthers owned a 1-0 victory earned by stellar defense and terrific goal keeping.
â€śWe knew that Fruitland was talented, fast and quick on the ball,â€ť said Coach Randy Turpin. â€śOur girls just wanted it more today and we played a terrific game defensively to earn the win.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€“ Students at Stoddard Elementary are getting â€śfired upâ€ť about reading this year and local firefighters are helping them.
Sadie Beth Gardner Sydenham, 81, of Lehi, Utah, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the Greenwood Manor in Lehi, surrounded by her loving family. Sadie was born Feb. 13, 1929, to Samuel LaBoyd and Mary Irene Carter Gardner in Thomas. She was raised in Blackfoot, attending schools in the Blackfoot School District and was a graduate of Blackfoot High School.
Sadie lived in many different places, including the San Francisco Bay area; Boise; Carson City, Nev.; Sparks, Nev.; Monroe, Utah; and the last three years in Lehi, Utah.
BLACKFOOT â€” Adjectives such as joyful, thankful, grateful and blessed can be used to describe breast cancer survivor Kim Buck. Come Dec. 23, Buck has been cancer-free for six years.
â€śI feel wonderful,â€ť Buck said. â€śIâ€™m a very blessed lady and I know it.â€ť
In May 2004, Buck was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.
â€śMy insurance agent had talked me into purchasing cancer insurance the previous September,â€ť Buck said. â€śI just went in for a check-up because I had purchased the insurance.â€ť