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BLACKFOOT â€” The positives for the Blackfoot Broncos have been few and far between in the early part of the 2014-15 basketball season.
It has been a lot of two steps forward and one step backward week after week.
Friday night the Broncos looked for their first win of the season as they opened 4A District 5/6 play hosting the Indians of Pocatello.
And for the opening 16 minutes the Broncos looked as if the first win of the season would come against the Indians as Si Hoskins, Taylor Pearson and Matt Peterson were aggressive driving to the rim.
BLACKFOOT â€” With less than a minute to go the Blackfoot Lady Broncos haled a 32-21 lead over visiting Preston.
But the Broncos first win of the season was snatched the away from the Broncos when the Indians Megan Porter nailed the game-winning three pointer as time expired to give Preston a 35-32 win Thursday night at Blackfoot High School.
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The Snake River trustees kept a tight lid on the concerns of a roomful of concerned parents and patrons who attended the trustees' December meeting on Wednesday. More than 40 people attended.
The tension in the room was palpable.
Snake River trustee chairman Bill Martin stated that no personnel matter can be brought up in open session.
"I will be more than happy to speak with individuals," he said.
"Face-to-face is best or on the phone," said trustee Kent Miller.
Trustees have authority only as a board.
FIRTH â€”Â At a table in the center of the gym of Firth High School was covered in trophies, medals and plaques of championships and other honors Firth senior Ashley Sanders has been involved in during her four years at Firth High School.
Behind the table was a pair of state championship banners and a sign that announced what Sanders friends and family where their for, Sanders cementing her future by signing her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the University of Great Falls.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he drove his car into the pedestrian walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge and got it struck there.
Bridge spokeswoman Priya David Clemens told KTVU that the crash at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday wasn't directly related to the heavy rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The bridge walkway was empty when the wreck occurred. The motorist suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.
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The Community Dinner Table (CDT) needs hams and turkeys.
"We are about 50 turkeys short this year and any assistance would be appreciated," said Ronda Cheatham, chair of the Christmas Box distribution.
"This is the first year, in the seven years she has been involved in the Christmas Box distribution, that we have needed to make a last minute plea for hams and turkeys," she said. "We are planning for 350 Christmas and have over 300 pre-registered."
Three hundred fifty is the normal number of boxes distributed each year.
There are several ways to help.
THOMAS â€” A flu bug has been working its way through the Snake River Lady Panthers over the last week.
Entering Tuesday's home game with Sugar-Salem six of the eight players on the varsity roster had flu symptoms along with head coach Rich Dunn.
And while Dunn was never use being sick as an excuse, staying competitive with a Lady Diggers team that handed the Panthers a 31-point loss two weeks ago in Sugar City.
After the opening quarter Tuesday night it looked as if the game would be a repeat performance as the one earlier in the month.