BHS Bronco Prairie Caldwell waiting for a rebound in the game against the Nampa Bulldogs February 13.
By LORI ANN EDMO
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos girls basketball team qualified for the 4A State Girls Basketball Tournament after winning a play in game February 13, 57 to 35 over the Nampa Bulldogs at Burley High School.
Shoshone-Bannock tribal members Prairie Caldwell and Aneka Dixey play for the Broncos.
The team had a busy week playing back to back games beating Hillcrest February 9, then playing Skyline February 10 in Idaho Falls that they won, then had to play Skyline again February 11 for the district title. The Broncos lost to Skyline that resulted in the play in game at Burley.
Prairie Caldwell on defense.
Now the Broncos play Skyline again in the opening round of the state tourney at 5 p.m. on February 18 at Mountain View High School in Boise.
In the game against Skyline February 11, Prairie Caldwell had six points and in the game against Nampa on Saturday she had 11 points.
Sho-Ban Chiefs Leo Bear and Tre Dixey grab for the ball in the district game against
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
AMMON — Sho-Ban Chiefs basketball season ended Tuesday, February 16 at Hillcrest High school where they lost to the Grace Lutheran Royals 28 to 41 in the Rocky Mountain Conference District 5-6 1A Division II Tournament.
Chiefs coach Daren Merzlock said the game was a tough loss for the boys. “Just couldn’t find the bucket, got to take the lid off the bucket somehow and towards the end it was pretty disappointing” said Merzlock. He challenged them to win every quarter and to fight hard. He is proud of them and all their hard work this season. “We improved a lot, we’ve gotten better.” Merzlock thanked the parents and community for their support for the players and they really appreciate it.
Adrien Honena falls out of bounds.
Scores for the Chiefs: B. Brunette 10 points, T. Dixey 8 points, D. Tarness 7 points and D. Tendoy 3 points. A. Honena, J. Navo, L. Bear, A. Sonnip, M. Hesbrook, J. Friday, J. Amboh and E. Thomas didn’t score.
Royals scoring: A. Rodriguez 14 points, B. Hess 10 points, Z. Horst 7 points, G. Spencer 5 points, W. Argail 3 points and D. Thiros 2 points. L. Thompson, L. Friesen, M. Samuelson, L. Reinhold, P. Davis and D. Staats didn’t score.
Sho-Ban Chief Jason Navo goes for 2 against North Gem Friday, February 12.
By JOSEPH WADSORTH
BANCROFT — Sho-Ban Chiefs traveled to Bancroft February 12 to face off with the second seed North Gem Cowboys in the Rocky Mountain Conference Boys Basketball District tournament playoffs where they lost 32 to 107.
Head coach Daren Merzlock said after the game he is really proud of the boys and how in the first quarter he wanted the boys to be work fast. The first quarter is the best they had all year putting up 15 points. North Gem went on their own run and never looked back. Sho-Ban could not recover said Merzlock. “Super proud of my guys though, they fought and they played hard and they had fun.”
Esau Thomas shoots a 3-point shot.
Scoring for Chiefs Adrien Honena 9 points, Tre Dixey 8 points, Braden Brunette 6 points, E. Thomas 6 points, D. Tarness 2 points and D. Tendoy 1 point, J. Navo, L. Bear, A. Sonnip, J. Friday and J. Amboh didn’t score.
North Gem Cowboys score J. Bodily 27 points, G. Leavitt 20 points, L. Corta 14 points, B. Freeman 13 points, M. Setser 11 points, B. Hatch 9 points, R. Cooper 6 points, C. Low 5 points and R. Barnes 2 points. No score J. Perry, J. Cook, C. Hill, E. O’Brien, M. Jenkins and B. Yost.
Timbee Hall February hours of operation
Monday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. extended hours kids open gym ages 8 to 14; Tuesday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. regular open gym; Wednesday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. women’s only open gym and no children allowed; Thursday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. regular open gym; Friday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.
Basketball players must clear the gym floor at 7:30 p.m.
Please wear your mask, come in, do your work out and then leave. Sanitize any equipment you have used. Keep your children at home when you come to work out. Children are not allowed to be unsupervised in the building at any time. We want our community to stay safe and healthy. No loitering at Timbee Hall — once you have finished your workout please leave the facility immediately so that others may do the same.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No drop offs.
Fort Hall Recreation staff appreciates your cooperation! Thank you!