BLACKFOOT – It was marked on a lot of calendars as a very dangerous game. Dangerous because of Skyline’s ability to hit the three-point shot and their post players to play on the outside effectively. Dangerous because the Blackfoot Lady Broncos have seemed to be floundering at times as they …

FIRTH – The young Firth Cougars sent a message to the rest of the Nuclear Conference that they are here to stay as a contender for the Nuclear Conference wrestling title in February.

DRIGGS – Just when everyone thought that the Snake River Lady Panthers had things figured out and that they were on their way to another district title and a berth at the state tournament, they drop a ball game to a team that a lot of people figured that they could beat.

IDAHO FALLS – It was senior night for the Idaho Falls Tigers and the opponent was Shelley. It was expected to be a celebration of the seniors on the Tigers’ roster and the Shelley Lady Russets were not about to stand in the way of the party.

BOISE – The latest Idaho boys’ basketball media poll has been released and for the first time this season, there is not a single Bingham County team listed in the six classifications, although Snake River did receive votes in the 3A classification.

THOMAS – The Snake River Panther boys returned to the court on Wednesday as they hosted the South Fremont Cougars from St. Anthony.

RIGBY – The Blackfoot Broncos boys’ basketball team continues to struggle a bit through the middle section of their season, especially with some of the 5A schools and those that have size on the inside. The Broncos have now lost three of their last four games, the latest defeat coming at the…

RIRIE – If Tuesday night’s game between the Firth Cougars and the Ririe Bulldogs was any indication, the Firth Cougars are back. Maybe not to the extent that they will be a contender for the state championship in March, but they are getting closer with each passing game.

IDAHO FALLS – The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs, trailing the Rockland Lady Bulldogs by half a game in the Rocky Mountain Conference standings, got just what the doctor ordered as they went into the gymnasium at Watersprings on Tuesday and came away with an impressive 57-28 win to tie the conference s…

SHELLEY – Shelley High School’s best returning distance runner and a star of the cross country team, has officially signed a letter of intent to attend the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

BLACKFOOT – Arguably one the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in Idaho took place this past weekend at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational and the results have been made available.

FORT HALL – The Mackay Miners left little doubt that they were the better team on Saturday, as they exploded from the gates in the first quarter, outscoring the Sho-Ban Chiefs by a 28-9 margin and then poured it on in the second period by a 35-10 margin on their way to a 78-39 win in Rocky M…

BLACKFOOT – This week could well be the defining week in girls’ basketball in Bingham County, at least for those teams who have aspirations of reaching the state tournaments in the Boise area Feb. 20-22.

ST. ANTHONY – The Snake River Lady Panthers have spent a good portion of the regular season trying to get to the .500 mark in their season record.

BLACKFOOT – As we head into the final two weeks of the girls’ basketball regular season, each and every game becomes more important as the seeding for the upcoming district tournaments are on the line.

ABERDEEN – The Malad Dragons traveled to Aberdeen as the two teams opened District 5, 2A conference play and the Dragons flew from the gate as they opened up a quick 10-1 lead and then made it stand up for the whole game as they fought their way to a 48-39 win over the Tigers.

TERRETON – The Firth Lady Cougars made the trip to Terreton to tangle with the West Jefferson Panthers as they began the second half swing through the Nuclear Conference and suffered through three quarters of cold shooting, as cold as the winter wind that was blowing across southeast Idaho F…

FORT HALL – The Lady Chiefs of Sho-Ban may have struggled early on, but when it mattered late in the game, they found enough to grab a lead and make it stand up against the Lady Miners of Mackay in an important Rocky Mountain Conference win by the final of 50-47.

FIRTH – When a team is facing its first conference game of the year, there are a lot of expectations that can be fulfilled or dashed on the rocks. Either way that it goes, it will be a growing experience for a young team.

FIRTH – 2019 Idaho 2A volleyball state champion coach Elda Park of Firth High School has been named the Idaho 2A coach of the year by the Idaho Coaches Association.

SHELLEY – The season-long struggles continued on Friday night for the Shelley Russets as they continue to look for that elusive first win of the season.

BLACKFOOT – I have been writing about sports for a good portion of my adult life.

AMERICAN FALLS – It was the first game of conference play for both the Snake River Lady Panthers and the American Falls Lady Beavers, so it was expected to be a tight ball game throughout.

BLACKFOOT – It is often said that to win conference championships, you must win all of your games at home and at least half of your games on the road. That has been the recipe for a lot of successful teams who win title after title after title.

BOISE – The most recent girls’ basketball media poll has been released and there were very few changes in the rankings from a week ago.

FIRTH – The young Firth High School wrestling team got a bit of a lesson on Wednesday, as one of the favorites for the Nuclear Conference team title came calling for a little dual meet action between the two teams.

THOMAS – The Snake River High School wrestling team flexed its muscles a bit on Wednesday night at they were able to take down conference foe American Falls in a dual match by the final score of 46-39.

BOISE – The latest media poll for boys’ basketball has been released and there are a few changes of note.

FORT HALL – The Sho-Ban Chiefs boys’ basketball team has been a wheeling-and-dealing kind of a team that has struggled with consistency and discipline.

BLACKFOOT – There seemed to be a sense of urgency on Tuesday night when the Blackfoot Lady Broncos entertained the Madison Bobcats in a contest between the 5A Bobcats and the 4A Lady Broncos.

FORT HALL – It was a good comeback win and the perfect opponent for the Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs following a meltdown loss to Rockland on the road last week.

BLACKFOOT – It is getting to be that time of year. Wrestlers are beginning to get frantic as the snow flies and the wind blows. One of Idaho’s most prestigious wrestling tournaments is this week as we celebrate the Tiger-Grizz Invitational Friday and Saturday.

BLACKFOOT – Local boys' and girls' basketball standings have most of the Bingham County teams in pretty good shape as we hit the middle of January.

BLACKFOOT – The middle of January brings with it a full agenda of athletic events as teams, especially girls’ basketball, head down the stretch with a full slate of conference match-ups.

ROCKLAND – In 2019, the Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs won 21 games. They played three games at the state girls’ basketball tournament in Nampa.

ABERDEEN – With a scoring outburst of 59 points in their season opener and a subsequent 64-point outing against Ontario, Ore., the Aberdeen Tigers under coach Joe Ingersoll had reason to believe that they were going to be a pretty good team.

FIRTH – One of the goals set by Firth girls’ basketball coach Sharla Cook at the start of the basketball season for her team was to win all of their regular season games and earn the top seed in the District 6 tournament.

KIMBERLY – The Snake River Lady Panthers opened the 2019-2020 girls’ basketball season on Nov. 19, when they welcomed the Kimberly Lady Bulldogs to town for an inter-conference battle. It turned out to be a pretty one-sided win for the Panthers as they sent Kimberly packing to the tune of a …

FIRTH – It has been a very long and storied rivalry between Ririe and Firth and on Thursday, they just might have taken things to a new height.

SHELLEY – The Blackfoot Broncos remained undefeated in 4A High Country Conference play on Thursday night, emerging from a tight contest with a solid second half as they beat the Shelley Russets in Shelley by the final of 59-38.

RIGBY – It was one of those games that we have all been told about, where the shots just don’t fall and the opponent seems to make everything. They happen and when they do, it is even harder to win the game. That is what happened to the Blackfoot Lady Broncos Friday night when they traveled …

SUGAR CITY – Over the years, the Sugar-Salem Lady Diggers have made a habit of beating teams like Shelley, Snake River and Firth. This year is no different, but in defense of the Diggers, they are a very good team.

ASHTON – The North Fremont duals involved the host North Fremont Huskies against Malad, Snake River and Teton and saw the Panthers of Snake River win a pair of matches as they took down the hosts North Fremont by a score of 55-30 and then dispatched the Teton Redskins by a final of 57-30.

BOISE – The latest media poll for Idaho girls’ basketball has been released and other than the Blackfoot Lady Broncos, who are ranked fifth in the 4A classification, only the Snake River Panthers even received a vote in the balloting.

IDAHO FALLS – The Blackfoot Lady Broncos dropped their season opening game at home to the Thunder Ridge Lady Titans before running off nine straight wins and showing that they are indeed a contender for one of two berths at the state girls’ basketball championships.

WESTON – Disaster struck in the early going of the game between Aberdeen and West Side when star point guard and one of the Lady Tigers’ best players went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

SUGAR CITY – The Snake River Lady Panthers continued to struggle offensively on the road Wednesday night as they made the trip to Sugar City to take on the Diggers.

ABERDEEN – Back on Nov. 19, the Aberdeen Lady Tigers traveled to Firth to challenge the Lady Cougars in a friendly, inter-conference basketball game and Firth’s Cassi Robbins nailed a three-pointer to give Firth the win, 43-42, in as good a basketball game as you could have asked for, especi…

BLACKFOOT — The game was billed as a battle between Bonneville and Blackfoot for the top spot in the High Country Conference girls’ basketball standings. It was really all about who was going to take the initiative to make a statement and that all came down to what Bonneville was able to do …

SUGAR CITY – The Firth Cougars had not played a game since Dec. 19, taking the holiday break with just practices to get ready for the 2020 portion of the season to get underway on their quest to make the state tournament and head into Nuclear Conference play as well.

NAMPA – They gathered at the Nampa Ford Center here for the annual Rollie Lane Invitational Wrestling Tournament. They were the best wrestlers that 70 teams could gather up and bring to the biggest and most prestigious high school wrestling tournament held each year in Idaho.

BLACKFOOT – It will be a busy week for Bingham County athletic teams as everyone is back in action following the two-week holiday break.

THOMAS – Slowly but surely, the Panthers boys’ basketball team of Snake River is establishing an identity. They are a quick and hustling defensive team that is making a name for itself as such.

AFTON, Wyo. – It is often said that if you live by the three, you will die by the three, or at least words to that effect.