RUPERT — The Blackfoot Lady Broncos softball team took to the road on Saturday following a nifty win over Rigby on Thursday. The expected road trip was to be a challenge as they were facing a Minico team that is expected to challenge for the Great Basin title later this spring.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos baseball team may be young, but they are also very resilient as they shook off a loss to highly regarded Idaho Falls on Friday and took on the Pocatello Indians on the field at Blackfoot High School Saturday.

THOMAS — The Snake River Panthers are young and, as such, they make mistakes. It doesn’t help when the coaching staff also makes a few mistakes and that was the case when the Panthers opened the season this past Tuesday.

BLACKFOOT — The 2019 version of the Blackfoot High School Lady Broncos softball team will be young, but they are also very talented and they can hit the ball if any of the early indications pan out.

BLACKFOOT — The Lady Broncos of Blackfoot bounced back nicely from a loss to Pocatello earlier in the week with a fine win against Rigby Thursday by a final of 4-2.

POCATELLO — The Blackfoot Lady Broncos took to the road for their season opener and found the going a bit tough as they squared off against the Pocatello Lady Indians and came up on the wrong side of 5-0 score.

BLACKFOOT — Fresh on the heels of a season in which the Blackfoot Lady Broncos won 23 games and won the consolation championship at the 4A Idaho State Girls’ Basketball Championships, head coach Courtnie Smith has been named the High Country Conference’s Coach of the Year.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos baseball team opened the 2019 season in style as they welcomed the Thunder Ridge Titans to town and promptly sent them packing on the wrong end of an 18-3 score Tuesday afternoon.

SHELLEY — Shelley has struggled a bit with the pains of youth in prep sports so far this school year. It is looking like same-old, same-old for Shelley High School as the seasons change and the sports move from boys’ basketball to baseball.

With some of the major college conferences already starting play to earn a berth in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament which begins next week at various locations, it only seems appropriate that we look at some of the games that will be played.

With spring break just ahead for many people, now is the time to look at the best Major League Baseball spring training facilities and maybe sneak off for a weekend to Arizona or Florida and take in a game or two and get ready for the season that is just around the corner.

SHELLEY — It has been a year of trials and tribulations for athletics at Shelley High School as they have made the move from 3A schedules to that of a 4A school and schedules.

The rosters for the boys’ side of the District 5 All Stars are now complete and the game will feature a pair of players from Snake River in Benson Isom and Tate Gilbert.

The annual Fifth District All-Star Game for the girls has announced the players selected to participate. All of the selections are seniors from their respective teams and will have the opportunity to also participate in a three-point shooting contest at halftime of their game.

Sophomore Mitch Lindsay, who led the Snake River Panthers down the stretch and into the state playoffs, has been named Honorable Mention to the 3A Idaho State Basketball Tournament All tournament team.

BLACKFOOT – Boys basketball just wrapped up its state tournament in Boise on Saturday, wrestling hasn’t even had a chance to put away the mats, and the girls’ state basketball tournament hasn’t even had a chance to be erased from the memories of those who went to Boise to watch and play, but…