Fort Hall Boxing Club girl fighters. (Joseph Wadsworth photo)
Fort Hall Boxing Club all girls
FORT HALL — All girls are competing for the Fort Hall Boxing Club.
Coaches Tim Wadsworth and Kilburn Buckskin have been coaching them since November and they have a lot of heart. “They fight and it seems like they fight harder than the boys anymore,” Wadsworth said.
However, Tim said it may be a little more stressful coaching girl fighters because they have to watch what they say or feelings may get hurt. He added they’re pretty much “girly” when they start out but once they get them fighting like boys, “They come out of it real good.” After that they just start catching on, “They listen what you say and want to do it, they want to stay after practice and work harder,” Wadsworth continued. “It does them good.”
He believes they have a good chance of winning fights.
Kilburn said the girls call him “Grandpa” and he’s been in boxing since the 70’s probably had over 100 fighters. He believes the girls are gonna do great.
Fighter Levi Ike is an eighth grader at Hawthorne Middle School and has been fighting for three years. She said she needs to work on bobbing and weaving and stay at an angle. Despite being a tough sport, she encourages other girls to join to see what it’s about. Boxing is fun, she said, “You do a lot of running, they motivate you and push you. Sometimes the sparring gets a little tough.”
Fort Hall Boxing Club Video by Joseph Wadsworth
Zane Fox. (Alexandria Alvarez photo)
Zane Fox continues on family rodeo tradition
By ALEXANDRIA ALVAREZ
FORT HALL — Zane Fox is 13-years-old, and a 7th grader attending Mountain View Middle School and it’s the second year that Zane will be competing in the Junior High Division.
Before then, Zane had been competing in the Idaho Junior Rodeo Association Circuit, and in the All-Indian Rodeo during the Fort Hall Festival.
Every since Zane can remember he has been doing different rodeo related events, from stick horse racing and sheep riding, to calf riding, pole bending and barrel racing. Currently Zane will be competing in breakaway and team roping.
“I like rodeo because my brothers do it, and they are my role models and because most of my family has been involved in rodeos, it’s only right for me to keep rodeoing,” said Zane.
Besides his two older brothers, Trevin and Hollin, Zane said that he looks up to professional roper Cesar De La Cruz, and former Professional Bull Rider Wiley Peterson who has been a positive influence on him.
In order to stay on the top of his game, Zane works on staying physically fit participating in other sports such as football, baseball, and enjoys playing basketball, and skiing. He also spends at least 2 and half hours a week roping a dummy and riding horse.
Academics are also important to keep ahead in, and currently Zane has a 3.2 GPA and said that his favorite subjects in school is physical education, painting, math and geography. This year, Zane hopes to make it to state or nationals, and compete again in the Wrangler Finals in Billings Montana, which one must qualify for.
Junior tourney concession
Bids for the concession are due Friday, March 14 for the midget and junior tournament on March 21 and 22. Minimum bid is $200.
Baseball sign ups
Baseball sign ups for 13 and 14 year olds are in the Recreation office to determine if there are enough players to have a team in the town league. Deadline is March 14.
Midget and peewee basketball
Midget and peewee basketball leagues are on Saturdays.
Downstairs will be locked
Downstairs will be locked at 8 p.m. daily to prevent vandalism and loitering. If you come to work out please find a staff member and we will be glad to let you in.
Hip-hop dance class is Tuesday and Thursday in aerobics room now starts at 6:15 p.m.
After school arts and crafts
After school arts and crafts is Monday to Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. downstairs of Timbee Hall. Need more participants.
Boxing is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the boxing room for ages 8 to 35.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings.