Fort Hall Legends Wrestler goes toe to toe at the tournament on Saturday, January 11.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
POCATELLO — There were 25 athletes representing Fort Hall Legends Wrestling at the Highland Idaway Tournament on January 11. This was their first local tourney of the year.
Fort Hall Legends Wrestling is in their third year and was started up by Matt Wilson. The team started practicing in mid-October, and practices three times a week at Fort Hall Elementary School. They have a total of 33 wrestlers aging from 4 to 13 years old, eight of them are returning from last year. The coaches say it’s not too late if kids are still interested and want to join.
Fort Hall Legends Wrestler tries to get out of a hold.
Coaches for the team include Lance Boyd, David Johnson, Terrance Johnson and Tyler Schrock.
Coach Boyd said the team did pretty good at the tournament and people are starting to take notice of them.
Coaches instruct the wrestler on the mat.
Boyd said during practices they are still showing the kids the basics by focusing on form, technique, and conditioning. They also talk to them about learning to control their emotions. They stress that while it’s a team sport, it’s also independent and the wrestlers have no one to rely on, but themselves when out on the mat. From wrestling they also learn about discipline and nutrition.
The team is always looking for community support or donations. They team also does a lot of fundraising because the sport can be expensive. They will compete in the next tournament at Marsh Valley on Saturday, January 18. A complete schedule can be found on their Facebook page.
Sho-Ban Lady Chief Tia Smith-Buckskin in the Grace Lutheran game January 14.
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs clenched the win over Grace Lutheran Royals 75 to 27 at home Tuesday, January 14.
Justin Dance the Lady Chiefs head coach spoke after the game said the lady chiefs shot incredibly well, Harley Jackson 6 for 9 in the first half on 3 pointers. “The girls worked really hard, got the passing lane and got an early lead and we were able to build on that.”
Lady Chiefs scores: Harley Jackson scored 33 points, Tia Smith-Buckskin 12 points, Vivika Nappo 10 points, Rylia Edmo and Reesha Pokibro both scored 7 points and Nakai Appenay 6 points. Not scoring Elizabeth Quezada, Ava Zamora, Rose Evening and Angela Navarez.
Grace Lutheran Royals scores: Emma Grayson scored 8 points, Allie Austin 6 points, Aurora Rodriguez and Hanna Knape both scored 5 points each, Makenna Liddil 3 points and Raquelle Trogden 2 points. Natalie Phinney, Maria Martin did not score.
SBLC 64, Rockland 66
In an away game Saturday, January 11, Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs played in a tense game which they lost to the Lady Rockland Bulldogs 64 to 66.
Sho-Ban Lady Chief Rose Evening shoots in the game against Rockland January 11.
Head Coach of the Lady Chiefs Justin Dance said they made some mental mistakes at the end. “We just passed the ball in at the wrong time, we ran a play on the opposite side that we meant to run on the other side which confused everyone” Dance said. He went on to say they defiantly learned from their mistakes and the girls took that to learn and build on it and look towards a district championship.
Lady Chiefs scores: Harley Jackson scored 28 points, Tia Smith-Buckskin 11 points, Reesha Pokibro 10 points, Nakai Appenay 9 points, Rose Evening 4 points, Vivika Nappo 2 points. Elizabeth Quezada, Ava Zamora, Rylia Edmo didn’t score.
Rockland scores: Madalyn Rermann scored 31 points, Ember Farr 11 points, Whitney Peterson 9 points, Kiersley Boyer 7 points, Evie Waite 6 points, Charlotte Wilson 2 points. Not scoring was Hillary Hamsen, Mitana Robinson, Libby Swann, Angie Lee and Kamiah Garner.
Sho-Ban Chief Kino Ramos-Yazzie passes the ball to TJ Lama in the game against Grace
Lutheran January 14.
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — Sho-Ban Chiefs won over the Grace Lutheran Royals 57 to 50 at home Tuesday, January 14.
Chiefs Head coach Tim Wilson said they started out fast, first quarter they was up 15 to 4. “We changed up the defenses a lot, ran our offense pretty good” Wilson went on to say that he applaud the boys because they held in there and we finished the way he wanted them to finish which ended in a great win for the Sho-Ban Chiefs.
Chiefs scores: TJ Lama scored 18 points, Jayvis Friday 14 points, Kino Ramos-Yazzie 7 points, Leslee Appenay 6 points, Joey Pebeahsy 5 points and Jared Marshall, Ethan Chacon both scored 2 points each. Gene Chippewa and Jeremy Friday both didn’t score.
Royals scores: Joel Besel scored 32 points, Nate Jimenez 7 points, Kayden Cummings 4 points, Ben Hess and Antonio Rodriguez both scored 2 points and Dean Thiros 1 point. Gavin Spencer, Matt Samuelson, Zach Horst, Jarren Iverson, Cameron Frakes and Christian Moore did not score.
SB Chiefs 34, Rockland 81
Sho-Ban Chiefs lost on the road to the Rockland Bulldogs 34 to 81 on Saturday, January 11.
Coach Wilson said that they started out slow, and they did not rebound the basketball well. “Rockland couldn’t miss a shot and we had no answer for it.”
Sho-Ban Chief TJ Lama goes up in the game against Rockland January 11.
Chiefs scores: TJ Lama scored 17 points, Joey Pebeahsy 6 points, Jared and Ethan Chacon both scored 4 points each and Kino Ramos-Yazzie scored 3 points. Gene Chippewa, Jeremy Friday and Leslie Appenay didn’t score.
Rockland scores: Levi Farr scored 26 points, Branden Permann 23 points, Brigham Permann 9 points, JT Parish and Wyatt Hendrickson scored 8 points each, Michael Jensen 5 points and Garrett Hendrickson scored 2 points. Jacob Hunter, Zane Porath and Evik Parish didn’t score.
Family Fun Night at Deleta
Fort Hall Recreation will host Family Fun Night at Deleta Skating Rink in Pocatello every Friday and Saturday in January and February.
The cost will be $1 per skater. Adults must be present because this is a family activity, so don’t just drop off your children. For questions please call 208-478-3770.
Boxing is for those 8 to 45 years old. Show up in the boxing room from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Everett Jim Men’s Open Tourney
Everett Jim Men’s Open Basketball Tourney is January 16 to 18.
Round Dance is January 24 and 25.
Early Childhood Program movie
Early Childhood Program movie is January 31.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday is open gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reserving the gym so everyone must share. For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.