BLACKFOOT – The Lady Broncos of Blackfoot got together with the Lady Knights from Hillcrest on Wednesday evening for a game of soccer under the lights at Bronco Stadium on the campus of Blackfoot high School.

For most teams, we have reached the halfway mark or just shy of the halfway mark of the 2021 regular season for high school football. Now it is time to start separating the pretenders from the contenders as the teams begin the race to the playoffs, which start in about five weeks.

BLACKFOOT – It was a game that the Blackfoot Broncos boys’ soccer team knew they should win and win easily. It was also a game they had to win as the High Country Conference schedule was reaching the halfway point.

THOMAS – The Snake River Panther boys’ soccer team put on a show Tuesday night as the team had senior night for three graduating seniors.

THOMAS – It may have been early for a Senior Night, but get ready, because there are more coming your way and in short order. With crowded calendars and a shortage of referees, you just about have to take your chances as to whether you will get the games in at all.

IDAHO FALLS – It was an expected tight match between the Skyline Grizzlies and the Blackfoot Broncos on Thursday evening as the two teams met to try and settle the logjam at the top of the High Country Conference standings in boys’ soccer.

IDAHO FALLS – The Blackfoot Broncos, fresh from a win over local rival Snake River, opened play in the High Country Conference on Friday night by visiting Ravsten Stadium in Idaho Falls to take on the Skyline Grizzlies.

BLACKFOOT — Local cross country teams scattered like the wind as Shelley, Blackfoot, Snake River, Firth and Aberdeen all headed in different directions to participate this week.

FIRTH – The Firth Cougars have been playing the South Fremont Cougars for what seems like forever. They always seem to appear on the schedule for Firth and they always seem to win the game whether it is played in Firth or in St. Anthony.

TWIN FALLS – Don’t look now football fans, but for the first time since they moved into the 4A classification, the Shelley Russets are 4-0, thanks to a drubbing of the Canyon Ridge Riverhawks Friday night.

BLACKFOOT – Just about a year ago, Snake River cross country runner Kierra Jensen announced her plans to attend Southwestern College in Kansas, becoming a member of the Moundbuilders.

BLACKFOOT – The latest high school football poll has been released and while there has been a lot of shuffling among the 4A schools, the rest of the classifications look remarkably the same as they did a week ago.

We have made it one-third of the way through the prep football season and there have been some delights (Shelley football) and some disappointments as well.

SHELLEY – The Blackfoot boys’ soccer team made the trip up Highway 91 to Shelley for an important High Country Conference match with the Russets.

BLACKFOOT – We have reached the middle of September and for cross country runners, that is about one-third of the season has already gone by and it is time to begin planning for the rest of the year, setting goals, and making sure you are ready for when district and state rolls around.

SHELLEY – It has been a few years since Shelley High School has been talked about in terms of having a football team that was going to the playoffs at the end of the regular season.

SHELLEY – The Shelley Russets made their Homecoming a sweet deal as they totally dismantled the Jerome Tigers in front of a raucous crowd on the campus of Shelley High School, 49-7.

BLACKFOOT – For nearly three quarters of Friday night’s football game between the Snake River Panthers and the Blackfoot Broncos, the score was deadlocked at 14.

POCATELLO – In an inter-conference game played at Holt Arena Friday, the Firth Cougars of the Nuclear Conference and District 6 took on the Bear Lake Bears of the South East Idaho Conference and District 5.

It is almost impossible to think that we are already into the third week of the high school football season. What is even more incredible to think is that Blackfoot is 0-2 and facing an 0-3 start in the first time in quite a while.

THOMAS – Following a huge win over Kimberly in the opening week of local prep football by the score of 57-40, in which the Snake River Panthers never turned the ball over on downs or by a turnover and scored on all eight of the offensive possessions, they also gave up 40 points in the game, …

BLACKFOOT – Horse racing at the Eastern Idaho State Fair got off to a big start on Sunday as eight races were contested, including four trials for the AQHA Regional John Deere Juvenile Final.

ABERDEEN – The Snake River Lady Panthers soccer team has found its stride. Following a pair of ties against Firth and Teton, the Lady Panthers have now run off three straight wins, and each one seems to be bigger and better than the previous one.

BLACKFOOT — On Sunday night at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, fans crowded into the Bank of Commerce Arena and Grandstand to witness the Western Truck and Tractor Pull-Nationals.

BLACKFOOT – The state media high school football poll for week number two has been released and there has been some shuffling around in the standings with the number of upsets and near upsets that took place.

This is a big weekend for football. It is often said that teams will improve more between the first and second games than at any other time of the year.

BLACKFOOT — The 4A Blackfoot Broncos shook off some first-game rust and gave the 5A Thunder Ridge Titans a whale of a battle Friday night at Hartkopf Field, only to fall yards short as the game wound down in a 26-25 decision.

ST. ANTHONY – The Snake River Lady Panthers picked up their first girls’ win of the year, following a pair of ties to open the season as they traveled to St. Anthony and took on the Lady Cougars of South Fremont.

THOMAS – For the first time in his head coaching career at Snake River High School, Jeb Harrison had a team score 50 points in a game. For only the second time in six tries, one of Harrison’s teams won their season-opener.

BLACKFOOT – The Annual Bronco Classic cross country meet, traditionally the opening event for both Blackfoot and Snake River, moved to a new venue for 2021 and a new course meant that the first place finisher in each of the boys’ and girls’ divisions would be the holder of a course record, i…

MALAD – The Annual Terry Jones Invitational cross country meet kicked off the season in the southernmost area of Idaho as five teams gathered in what turned into a domination of sorts for the 4A Preston boys as they swept to a perfect score of 15 in the event.

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot girls’ soccer bench area resembled a scene out of the old television series MASH. The bodies were strewn across the ground and on the trainers table as injury after injury was being attended to.

IDAHO FALLS – For the first 32 minutes of the boys’ soccer game between the host Idaho Falls Tigers and the Blackfoot Broncos, the Broncos played perhaps the perfect game.

THOMAS – When Snake River and Firth’s boys’ soccer teams met on Tuesday afternoon, the Cougars of Firth had already played two games, while Snake River was playing for the first time this season.

THOMAS – In the season-opening game for both teams, the Firth Lady Cougars and the Snake River Lady Panthers met on the pitch at Snake River for AN inter-conference match between the two up-and-coming teams.

In 2017, before the big move to the 4A classification, Shelley was one of the teams who ruled girls’ soccer. Under the guidance of Jim Gregory, the Lady Russets put together a pair of back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and advanced to the state soccer championships.

IDAHO FALLS – It wasn’t the finish that the Blackfoot Lady Broncos wanted or needed to begin the season. A road game to begin with, against a 5A program on the rise, and with a young and rising team of their own.

BLACKFOOT – When the fall soccer schedule was released for both Blackfoot and Thunder Ridge, there had to be some raised eyebrows. Not so much that the two teams were playing each other because they always do, more because it was the 2020 runners-up in both the 4A classification and the 5A c…

IDAHO FALLS – The Firth Cougars boys’ soccer program opened up the season with a lofty goal of beating the 4A Skyline Grizzlies. In a match that was very close through the opening first half, it turned somewhat different in the second half as the Grizzlies took down the Cougars by the final of 12-1

BLACKFOOT – If you have been busy with baseball, summer basketball, rodeo, every sort of run/walk races there are, let alone the plethora of camping, hiking and special events this summer, tie yourself into a bleacher seat because high school sports begins on Friday and it begins with a full…

BLACKFOOT – It is that time. Schools are back in session in some parts of Idaho, in others it will be next week, but the first 2021 Idaho Media High School Football Poll has been released.

BLACKFOOT – Here are some bits and pieces of the goings on in professional rodeo as we get closer to September and the fall run to the National Finals Rodeo.

BLACKFOOT – Here are the latest top 10 lists as published by the PRCA. Most of the leaders are the same as a week ago, but there is a bit of shuffling going on as cowboys and cowgirls try and solidify their positions and make a run at the National Finals Rodeo.