PRESTON – The Preston Lady Indians welcomed the Shelley Lady Russets to town for a friendly game of softball that may have turned into anything but as the Lady Indians pounded a pair of Shelley pitchers to the tune of 18-3.

THOMAS – Just when the Snake River Panthers seemed to get things lined out, the Kimberly Bulldogs came to town and took the Panthers to task in a sweep of a prep baseball doubleheader.

BLACKFOOT – On Thursday, the Blackfoot Broncos came from behind to claim a 10-9 win over the Hillcrest Knights in what was supposed to be the first game of a doubleheader and ended up being a single game partially due to high winds and the game running long.

RIGBY – The only word that comes to mind when thinking of the pitching performance by Joel Simmons of Rigby last Thursday is “brilliant.” That is how the coaching staff of Rigby referred to the no-hitter thrown by Simmons against the Shelley Russets.

FIRTH – The top of the lineup for the Firth Cougars has been set for a while, and with the five speedy rabbits fueling things, why wouldn’t it be? Gage Vasquez, Sam Park, Alex Vasquez, Nathan Park, and Burton Park all have speed galore and stealing bases to add to the offense is really a no-…

KIMBERLY – It is never easy to make the trip to the Twin Falls area and play any sport. On Saturday, the Snake River Lady Panthers made that trip for a friendly, inter-conference game with the Kimberly Lady Bulldogs and came away with a nice 8-4 win.

THOMAS – Anytime a graduating senior is awarded a scholarship to a school, especially if the school has been on their dream list for a number of years, the event is special.

BLACKFOOT – Powered by a home run from center fielder Stryker Wood and a strong five-inning stint on the mound from Candon Dahle, the Blackfoot Broncos stifled a comeback bid from the Hillcrest Knights for a 10-9 High Country Conference baseball win on Thursday.

THOMAS – It was a rematch opportunity for the Snake River Panthers, who had dropped a game to the Firth Lady Cougars several weeks ago and they wanted a chance to redeem themselves.

AMERICAN FALLS – The annual Beaver-Bulldog Track Meet has now released results and why it is important is that this is the first real meet where the three members of the South East Idaho 3A Conference will be competing against each other and will give a chance to compare the various events w…

THOMAS – It is never easy when a 2A school plays a 3A school and for the second time this season, the Firth Cougars learned the lesson at the hands of the Snake River Panthers in prep baseball.

POCATELLO – The 2021 District 4 High School Rodeo season returns to Eastern Idaho today with the first of two weekends of high school rodeo action at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.

FIRTH – When Firth scheduled the annual Firth Classic track and field meet it is possible that they did not expect the turnout that responded to the invitations.

IDAHO FALLS — For one of the few times this season, the Blackfoot Broncos had the bats out early and strong as they took the lead in the top of the first inning and then carried on through the game, scoring runs and holding the lead in a 6-4 win over Thunder Ridge.

REXBURG – With the 2021 track and field season just about to reach the halfway mark of the regular season, and the district meets just about a month away, we are about to see where the local teams are as far as where they may take their place among the district competitors they will face off…

FIRTH – The Firth Lady Cougars charged out to a 6-0 lead, then had to hold off the Soda Springs Lady Cardinals for a 7-5, non-conference win in a battle of 2A teams.

KIMBERLY – The Shelley Lady Russets spotted the Buhl Indians a 6-0 start and although they only gave up a pair of hits in the game, found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-3 final score. The worst of it all for head coach Travis Perez was that his pitchers did not give up a single earned ru…

BLACKFOOT – For the second time last week — in fact, for the second time in three days — Kymber Wieland of the Blackfoot Lady Broncos was sent out to the pitching rubber in the circle at the Blackfoot High School softball complex and responded with a no-hitter against Pocatello.

CHALLIS – The Firth Cougars made the long trek to Challis-Mackay on Thursday and it turned into the opportunistic Cougars who would come out on top by taking advantage of a two-run error in the top of the eighth to capture an all-important 13-11 Nuclear Conference win and seize the lead in t…

KIMBERLY — The Shelley Lady Russets are getting closer and closer to that elusive first win of the season, this time falling to Wood River by the final of 5-4 in a game where Shelley was ahead by the score of 4-0 for most of the contest.

FIRTH – Cooper Leslie was sent to the mound on Saturday to face the Soda Springs Cardinals and boy did he ever respond for head coach Rigo Vasquez. All Leslie did was allow a single hit and no runs over five innings of play, while striking out four Soda Springs hitters.

POCATELLO – The Blackfoot Broncos sent hard-throwing righthander Candon Dahle to the mound for the first game of a doubleheader against Pocatello on Wednesday and the future Golden Eagle of the College of Southern Idaho responded with a complete game, four-hitter with six strikeouts and no w…

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot Broncos earned a series win when they came from behind once again with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Pocatello by the final score of 9-7.

THOMAS – The South Fremont Cougars took the lead early in their game with Snake River, and then held the lead until the bottom of the fifth inning, before the Panthers took over and pulled away late for an 11-5 win.

FIRTH – It was a pair of Parks that combined to not only shut out the West Jefferson Panthers on Tuesday afternoon, but the pair, Nathan Park the starter and Sam Park the reliever, who combined to throw a no-hitter against West Jefferson as the two teams opened up Nuclear Conference play at …

BLACKFOOT – When senior Kymber Wieland first stepped on the pitching rubber to start Blackfoot’s game against Skyline on Wednesday, there was a feeling that something special could be in the works.

THOMAS – Snake River Lady Panther pitcher Lyndsie Larsen had things going her way early on in Snake River’s game with South Fremont. The Lady Panther offense was showing her the way to the win as well, as they had scored nine runs behind the tall righthanded fireballer.

IDAHO FALLS – Sami Staley pitched a complete game three-hitter as the Blackfoot Lady Broncos took advantage of everything they could in sweeping to a 19-2 inning shortened win over Skyline Tuesday afternoon.

FIRTH – Getting on the board early in a game has been preached to both the Snake River Panthers and the Firth Cougars in baseball by their coaches, Rich Dunn for Snake River and Rigo Vasquez for Firth.

FIRTH – A contest touted as being decided between strikeout pitchers for the Snake River Lady Panthers and the Firth Lady Cougars was thrown a curveball by the coaches.

BOISE – For the first time this season, the bats of the Blackfoot Broncos entered a game alive and ready as the Broncos scored eight times in the top of the first inning on their way to an impressive 13-0 win over the Vallivue Falcons in the Bucks Bags baseball tournament.

BOISE – The Blackfoot Broncos were noticeably sluggish after a four-hour drive from Blackfoot to the Treasure Valley for their first game in the annual Buck’s Bags Baseball Tournament.

BOISE – The Blackfoot Broncos got a taste of what it will take to be the top-ranked prep baseball team in the state of Idaho in the 4A classification on Thursday night when they matched up with the Bishop Kelly Knights.

FRUITLAND – The Lady Cougars of Firth traveled to Fruitland for the start of the two-day Fruitland Softball Tournament and promptly gave the host team a taste of what they hope will be the start of a winning streak after only one game this season.

THOMAS – When a comment was made about how good Snake River High School’s starting pitcher Lindsie Larsen looked in an early season game, head softball coach Kay Martin simply said, “I just hope that we can score enough runs to get the wins when she pitches.”

THOMAS – It was tabbed as a last chance to see this year’s seniors’ from Snake River High School, a pair of 20-win teams that showcased some pretty good plays, when seniors took on staff in a good-natured basketball game.

BLACKFOOT – The state’s softball coaches have released their first softball poll and the only Bingham County school listed is Snake River who was among those also receiving votes in the 3A classification.

BOISE – The Idaho High School Power Rankings for softball have been released and in the 4A classification, Hillcrest appears to be the team to beat. Off to a 6-2 early season record and a power ranking of 54.5, the Lady Knights have captured the top spot in the first of the Power Rankings th…

BOISE – The season is young still and yet the High School Power Rankings have already been released for baseball.

TERRETON – The Firth Cougars and Lady Cougars ventured north to Terreton to participate in the West Jefferson Invitational track and field meet and they were set to take on nine challengers.

THOMAS – After watching the Blackfoot Quad track and field meet that actually had six teams competing, a couple of things were very apparent.

SHELLEY – When Shelley began this softball season, they knew there were going to be some rough spots in the schedule. It always happens when you have a very young team and have to face the 5A schools in the High Country Conference as well as the 4A schools, which are tough enough to begin with.

FRUITLAND – Following a bit of a roughing up at the hands of 3A Fruitland on Friday morning to the tune of 17-3, the Firth Cougars did what all good teams do — they turned the ball over to one of their best pitchers in Burton Park and let him roll with it against a good New Plymouth team.

NEW PLYMOUTH – One of the reasons the Firth Cougars accepted the invite to join the Fruitland Invitational Baseball Tournament was to have the chance to measure this baseball team against some 2A schools from the Treasure Valley and some of the 3A schools that reside there as well.

ST GEORGE, Utah – Despite struggling at times during the early going of the 2021 season, there have been signs that the Blackfoot Lady Broncos softball team could be very good and challenge for a High Country Conference title by the end of the season.

ST. GEORGE, Utah – It appears that all the Lady Broncos softball team needed was a trip to St. George, Utah, to shake the cobwebs and dust off their uniforms and begin playing ball like we all expected them to.

SHELLEY – Early season softball and baseball in Eastern Idaho is always a struggle. Getting fields ready for practice and/or games can be a challenge and that is what it has been like for the Shelley Lady Russets this year.

BLACKFOOT – In a BASEBALL game that was postponed a week ago, the Blackfoot Broncos hit the field again, this time with the Rigby Trojans coming to town for a friendly High Country Conference tilt between the 4A Broncos and the 5A Trojans.