Sho-Ban Chief Tyvan Farmer to the hoop for Sho-Ban in the loss to North Gem.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Chiefs basketball team won their first game of the season December 9 beating the Clark County Bobcats 52 to 46 in Dubois.
Sho-Ban coach Justin Dance said they started off slow and their one goal was to hold the Bobcats to 18 offensive rebounds because they gave up 52 against Butte County and it’s tough to win in those situations. “We gave up 18 in the first half and midway through the third quarter we were down 14,” he said. Tyvan hit a few threes to close the lead to five going into the third quarter but they just couldn’t get the lead.
Dance said they put in a press and were able to pressure Clark County’s guards to force some turnovers. With three minutes left Tyvan hit a three to go up 47 to 46. Leslee Sequints and Joaquin came up with some big rebounds at the end while Tuff and Colton forced some crucial turnovers to keep the lead. “They kept their composure and made less errors at the end which is ultimately what won the game,” to coach continued. “They played hard and in the fourth quarter they also played smart.” He’s very proud of them and it was a great learning experience for the younger kids. “We still have a lot of work but it’s nice to have the win under our belts.”
Tyvan Farmer led the Chiefs against Clark County with 29 points, Colton Baldwin added 17 points, Jason Navo 4 points, Tuff Medicinetop 2 points, Dryson Jim, Leslee Appenay, Cody Tendoy, and Joaquin Ramos-Yazzie didn’t score.
Clark County: T. Parton 18 pints, K. Kornell 9 points, A. Hernandez 7 points, B. Bramwell 6 points, C. Eddins 2 points, Brian Murdock, E. Hernandez, J. Perez, H. Egan, H. Palmer, and E. Gonzalez didn’t’ score.
Butte County 85, Sho-Ban 54
Sho-Ban played tough in the first half against Butte County as the game was tied at halftime 33 all. However the Pirates pulled away in the second half. Coach Dance said the first half was great, and the team did what he asked them to do. He said the second half was a learning experience for the young team.
Tyvan Farmer led Sho-Ban in scoring with 24 points, Colton Baldwin had 21 points, Dallas Spanbauer and Joaquin Ramos-Yazzie each with 3 points, Leslee Appenay 2 points, Tuff Medicinetop, Jason Navo, Cody Tendoy and Kyton Brunette didn’t score.
Butte County: Brett Waymire, Kalib Hawley and Dylan Beard each with 13 points, Keyan Cummins 5 points, Bryson Gunter, Grant Waddoups-Hamm and Ty Twitchell 4 points each, Brigham Webb, Seth Hansen, Hunter Bowcutt, C.L. Bogart each with 3 points, Sage Cummins 2 points, Ruger Stamos and Dante Bernal didn’t score.
North Gem 66, Sho-Ban 43
Sho-Ban started off slow against North Gem as they were down by 28 points at halftime but shot better in the second half.
Colton Baldwin led Sho-Ban in scoring with 16 points followed by Tyvan Farmer with 13 points, Tuff Medicinetop added 10 points, Jason Navo and Dallas Spanbauer each had 2 points, Cody Tendoy, Drayson Jim and Leslee Appenay didn’t score.
B. Holbrook led North Gem with 22 points, J. Neese 9 points, L. Corta 8 points, J. Bodily 7 points, N. Christensen and T. Labrouche each with 4 points, G. Leavitt 3 points, B. Freeman, T. Parker and H. Casperson each with 2 points, R. Barnes didn’t score.
Tuff Medicinetop (left) goes up for a rebound against Butte County in the
loss to the Pirates.
Reesha Pokibro (10) and Rylee Appenay on defense for the Lady Chiefs at Butte County December 7.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs won two out of three games on the road in the past week beating Clark County and North Gem but falling to Butte County.
SB Lady Chiefs 67, Clark County 32
The Lady Chiefs defeated the Clark County Lady Bobcats 67 to 32 in Dubois December 9. Coach Andrew Baldwin said the girls looked good. “They came out with a lot of energy and played some excellent defense.” He said they’ve had a long stretch of road games and it’s going to be nice to play in their own gym December 20 when they play Grace.
Siona Astorga led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 22 points; Angela Astorga 19 points, Nakai Appenay, Sacoyah Appenay and Rylee Appenay 6 points each, Reesha Pokibro 3 points and Tia Buckskin didn’t score.
Glaby Hernandez scored 22 points for Clark County, Joni Grover 7 points, Marisol Perez and Yesenia E. each with 2 points, Mia Hsin, Yessica Ruiz, Abby Grover and Melanie deal didn’t score.
Butte County 55, SB Lady Chiefs 38
Foul trouble was costly for the Lady Chiefs when they lost to Butte County December 7. However, Coach Andrew Baldwin said he was really pleased with the way the girls played. “We got into foul trouble at the end, once we figure that out, we’re going to compete with anybody.” He said they played the defending state champs — one of the best teams in state, “We came in, stood toe to toe with them and traded blows most of four quarters,” he continued and he’s really pleased with the way they played, “There was some tough defense going on.”
Reesha Pokibro led Sho-Ban with 10 points, Angela Astorga added 8 points, Sacoyah Appenay and Rylee Appenay each had 5 points, Siona Astorga 4 points, Starla Littlelight 3 points, Nakai Appenay, Sincere Martin and Tia Buckskin didn’t score.
SB Lady Chiefs 72, North Gem 59
The game against the Lady Cowboys was much closer in the beginning as North Gem came within six points before the Lady Chiefs pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Angela Astorga poured in 30 points for Sho-Ban, Rylee Appenay had 12 points, Starla Littlelight and Nakai Appenay 10 points each, Reesha Pokibro 7 points; Sincere Martin 2 points, Siona Astorga 1 point and Tia Buckskin didn’t score.
K. Christensen scored 22 points for North Gem, J. Devine 10 points, K. Simons 8 points, K. Neese 6 points, A. Davids 4 points, C. Corta 3 points, C. Van Pelt 2 points, K. Chacon, M. Mabey, K. Freeman, H. Shaw, C. O Brien, and K. LaBrouche didn’t score.
Sho-Ban's Astorga defends against North Gem's Kim Neese who grimaces
with the ball.
Waylon LaDue bull riding. (Submitted photo)
BROWNING, Mont. — Waylon LaDue from Browning Montana recently competed at the Elite Professional Bull Riders Finals in Kalispell, Mont. on December 1 and 2.
LaDue finished seventh in the overall standings and seventh in the finals. He won the go round on Saturday with an 86-point ride to win the long go round.
LaDue is a member of the Blackfeet Nation. He began his riding career in Fort Hall, while living there with the assistance of Kidd and Kyler Farmer riding steers at the indoor arena. His uncle Gifferd Osborne also assisted him with his riding.
He rode in the mini bull riding association in Idaho. When he moved to Montana he competed in the United Indian Rodeo Association Jr. Bull riding and qualified for the Indian National Finals Rodeo In Las Vegas in 2013. He ended up third in the world qualifying on all his bulls.
He competed in the Montana High School Rodeo Association in the bull riding and saddle bronc riding. In 2015, he qualified for the high school finals and won the state finals and was the Montana State High School Bull Riding Champion.
In 2017, he won the Brash Rodeo Winter Series in the bull riding. He is currently a member of the PRCA and the Elite Professional Bull Riders. The Elite Professional Bull Riders is a step below the PBR.
He is a grandson of Zelberta Begay. His mother is Iris Begay and his dad is Kevin LaDue.
He would like to thank all his family and friends in Idaho and Montana for all the support because he could of never made this far without you. He gives thanks to his sponsors Black Weasel Enterprise, Hero Rodeo, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Council.
Santa arrives at Timbee Hall at noon on Saturday, December 16. The fire engine departs Timbee Hall at 8:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the gym.
Arts and crafts
The following arts and crafts classes will be offered at the Timbee Hall crafts room at 7 p.m. December 19 and 20 lap quilts, baby quilts and tie blankets.
The second gymnastics session is in January for first 20 to sign up in Recreation office. Ages 5 to 15.
Youth hip-hop class
Youth hip-hop class is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the aerobics building. Mia Murillo is the instructor. Ages 8 to 18.
Boxing is for those 8 years and up Monday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wrestling is underway and coaches are Matt Wilson and Julius Morgan. It’s at the Tribal Business Center Dome Room Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Rock climbing second session starts December 12. The first 10 kids to sign up in the Recreation office accepted. It’s for ages 8 and up.
Youth basketball leagues
Youth basketball leagues begin December 2 with peewee division ages 8 years and younger at 9 a.m., along with 11 years and under at 11 a.m. Games are played on Saturdays. Sign up teams in the Recreation office.
Half “A” basketball tourney
A Half “A” basketball tourney is December 28 to 29 (evenings) at Timbee Hall. Entry fee is $60 and the deadline is December 21. Double elimination except championship. Three men and three women roster. Award are first place hoodies and second place T shirts. Call Recreation for more information.
The curfew for Timbee Hall is 8 p.m. for kids 12 and under. They must be with their parents after 8 p.m. otherwise the police will be called. There are too many kids being dropped off at the gym without supervision.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday it’s open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weight room closes at 8 p.m. For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.