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Cougars cap comeback with walk-off win over Huskies 12-11

April 25, 2014

FIRTH — One thing can be said about the Firth High School softball team; they don't ever give up.
Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning Friday against North Fremont the Cougars found themselves trailing 9-3 after leading earlier in the game.
But with the ever looming threat of rain the Cougars were playing with a purpose, to win the game.
Firth scored eight runs over the next two innings to take an 11-9 lead.
The lead was short lived as North Fremont tied the game in the top of the sixth.
But Firth starting pitcher Ashley Sanders sent the Cougar faithful home happy with a walk-off double to right center field in the bottom of the eighth as Firth earned a 12-11 win Friday afternoon at Firth High School.

Firth’s Jensen signs to play basketball at Big Bend

April 24, 2014

FIRTH — With a stroke of a pen Thursday afternoon Firth senior Kayla Jensen did something no other Firth girls basketball player in seven years had done; sign a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball.
The senior wing signed to play for Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash. on Thursday at Firth High School.
"It just felt right," Jensen said of why she chose Big Bend. "It was the perfect fit for me. Everyone was so nice and I really liked the campus, this was the best decision for me."
Having some familiar faces on the team also played a factor in Jensen's decision.

Blackfoot tennis earns sweep of Rigby on windy senior day

April 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot's Scott Cannon spent most of this season playing mixed doubles with Baylee Gorder.
But with Gorder out sick, Cannon had to move to singles Wednesday against district foe Rigby.
Long after all the other matches had finished Cannon and Rigby's Jared Neville were battling in a third set tiebreaker. After losing the first set 7-5, Cannon battled back and won the next two sets 6-2 and 6-1 to lead the Blackfoot boys to a 6-0 victory over the Trojans. The Bronco girls also defeated the Trojans 4-2 on a blustery senior day at Blackfoot High School.

Bair signs to play volleyball for Dixie State

April 22, 2014

THOMAS — On Tuesday Snake River's Brylie Bair signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Dixie State.
"Actually I chose Dixie because I love the girls," Bair said of her new teammates. "I love the warmth and I have family down there.
"I love the coach, too," Bair said, noting that Robyn Felder made her feel comfortable.
Bair will be leaving teammates with whom she has played since fourth grade. They won the Class 3A state championship, defeating Parma in the title game.
"I have had some great coaches (at Snake River)," she said. "They have taught me a lot."

Russets win slugfest over Broncos 12-8

April 19, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Over the last week the Shelley Russets have put on quite the offensive show.
After winning the Buhl Tournament last weekend where they won all four games they played outscoring their opponents 47-12, the Russets defeated Teton and Sugar-Salem earlier this week to open district play.
Saturday the Russets traveled down Highway 91 to take on the Blackfoot Broncos and if you were a fan of offense Blackfoot High School was the place to be.

Schmitt signs to be a Wolverine

April 18, 2014

SHELLEY — For many sports fans in Bingham County when the name Kaden Schmitt comes up in conversation it is more often than not about his exploits on the football field.
Schmitt was named the 3A State player of the year after leading the Russets to their second consecutive 3A state championship. But while Schmitt was a stellar football player, baseball is first love and the sport he hoped to get an opportunity to play in college.

Broncos split doubleheader with Rigby

April 18, 2014

BLACKFOOT — All season long the buzz up and down the Snake River plain has been about how good the Rigby High School softball team has been.
The Trojans have been hitting the ball well and hitting it with power keeping them in close games and even beating some of East Idaho's top teams.
Rigby visited Blackfoot on Thursday for a 4A District 5/6 doubleheader with the Broncos.
And while the Trojans did hit the ball during the afternoon, it was one bad inning in game one that cost the Broncos the chance of a doubleheader sweep.

Blackfoot golfers host Idaho Falls and Hillcrest

April 16, 2014

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot High School golf team took to the links of the Blackfoot Golf Course Wednesday afternoon to take on Idaho Falls and Hillcrest.
The teams played nine holes during the afternoon.On the boys side Hillcrest finished first with a score of 157, Blackfoot finished third with a score of 184.
Kaden Loveland and Aaron Carter led the Broncos by each shooting 43 on the afternoon. Mason Gillins shot a 46, Kyler Croxford finished at 52 and Shan Leavitt shot a 55.
Hillcrest's Andy Hess shot the low score of the day with a 37.

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