Starla Littlelight on offense in the win over Twin Falls Christian January 8.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs won two out of three games at home in the past week and are now second overall in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
The Lady Chiefs beat Rockland on January 5, lost to Butte County January 6 and defeated Twin Falls Christian January 8 in a non conference game.
SBLC 65, TFC 56
The Lady Chiefs led most of the game but Twin Falls Christian came within three points in the second half. Siona Astorga led in scoring with 27 points, Reesha Pokibro added 13 points, Angela Astorga 12 points, Sacoyah Appenay 4 points, Starla Littlelight, Rylee Appenay and Sincere Martin each had 2 points.
Rese Walker led Twin Falls Christian with 18 points, Abbie Nedrow added 17 points, Hailey Weist 10 points, Grace Miller 5 points, Victoria Glaze 4 points and Emma Fenderson 2 points.
Angela Astorga brings down a rebound for Sho-Ban against Butte County.
SBLC 51, Butte County 68
The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs lost to Butte County 68 to 51 January 6 at home.
Lady Chiefs coach Andrew Baldwin said the team was emotionally and physically drained after the win over Rockland the night before. The first half the team had a lot of uncharacteristic turnovers but played better in the second half.
Angela Astorga led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 17 points, Siona Astorga 13 points, Reesha Pokibro 8 points, Sacoyah Appenay 4 points, Starla Littlelight 3 points, Rylee Appenay and Sincere Martin 2 points each, Nakai Appenay didn’t score.
For Butte County, Tausha Cummins led in scoring with 19 points, Sherawn Brownlee had 18, Meg Buxton 13, Kelsey Isham 5, Shay Lambson and Belle Beard each with 4 points, Conlin Coburn 3 points, Kinsey Isham 2 points, Noa Browne and Bailee Vandever didn’t’ score.
SBLC 50, Rockland 36
The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs beat the Rockland Lady Bulldogs 50 to 36 at home.
It’s the first win for Sho-Ban over Rockland in more than 15 years. Coach Andrew Baldwin he’s never beaten Rockland as long as he’s coached at Sho-Ban. “It’s easily the biggest win I’ve been a part of. He described it as a dogfight and advised the girls they had to get on the ground and dive after balls. “They showed me a lot and I’m happy to be a part of it,” he continued. “Those girls are starting to buy into the team concept of defense.”
Rockland coach Vern Nelson said Sho-Ban played really good defense, “We had to dig back from a hole.” “This is a good Sho-Ban team and we just got impatient offensively.”
Siona Astorga led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 16 points, Angela Astorga added 8 points, Sacoyah Appenay and Reesha Pokibro each had 7 points, Nakai Appenay and Sincere Martin each with 3 points, Starla Littlelight and Rylee Appenay each with 2 points and Tia Buckskin didn’t score.
M. Permann had 16 points for Rockland, S. Wood 10 points, J. Robinson 4 points, R. Jensen 3 points, E. Parrish 2 points, K. Miller, C. Swan, C. Wilson, C. Bradshaw, A. Lish and B. Boyer didn’t score.
Jason Navo shoots for Sho-Ban in the loss to Rockland.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Chiefs lost two games at home over the weekend falling to Rockland 76 to 40 January 5 and to Butte County 73 to 48 January 6.
Sho-Ban 48, Butte County 73
Sho-Ban Chiefs coach Justin Dance said the team worked hard in the game against Butte County and they tied the game at one point in the second half. “They got a little bit nervous and a lot are young but it’s good for them to learn.” He said each game they’re getting a little closer and once they get a full game together, they will be able to do some damage.”
Colton Baldwin led the Chiefs in scoring with 27 points, Cody Tendoy and Tuff Medicinetop each had 6 points, Kino Ramos-Yazzie 5 points, Jason Navo and Leslee Appenay each with 2 points, Dre’sen Jim didn’t score.
Butte County’s Grant W.H. led all scorers with 14 points, Bridger H. and Keyan C. with 13 points each, Kalib H. 7 points, Brett W. and Ruger S. each wit 4 points, Hunter B. and Brigham W. each had 3 points, Seth H. and Dante B. with 2 points each, Bryson G., Sage C. and Brady M. didn’t score.
Sho-Ban Chief Tuff Medicinetop goes up for a rebound against Butte County.
Sho-Ban 40, Rockland 76
Sho-Ban coach Justin Dance said in the three years he’s been coaching with the Chiefs he’s never been more proud, “They worked their hardest, their young and they learned and we took a step up from the last game.” He said they’re working to get better for each game.
Colton Baldwin led Sho-Ban in scoring with 28 points, Tuff Medicinetop 6 points, Leslee Appenay 4 points, Cody Tendoy 2 points, Tyray J., Dre’syn Jim, Jason Navo, Kino Ramos-Yazzo and Kyton B. didn’t score.
For Rockland, Spencer P. led the Bulldogs with 21 points, Kaden W. and Kade P. each with 8 points, Owen M. with 7 points, Rodney P. 6 points, Caleb N. 4 points, Pratt M. 3 points, Landon F., Braden P., and Levi F. each with 2 points, Jacob H. and Zach H. didn’t score.
Wellness Center meeting
A Wellness Center update is at 5 p.m. January 19 downstairs Timbee Hall. Following the update Rodney Teo and Jackie Yokoyama will do a demonstration on techniques of weight lifting.
Skiing lessons are available to those 8 on up starting January 21.
Junior league 12 to 14
Junior boys and girls 12 to 14 league starts January 19. Sign up teams in the Recreation office.
The second gymnastics session is in January for first 20 to sign up in Recreation office. Ages 5 to 15. Every Tuesday and Thursday and the van leaves at 5:30 p.m.
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 J.D. Gallardo. It’s at the Tribal Business Center Dome Room Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Youth basketball leagues
Youth basketball leagues are Saturday mornings for peewee division ages 8 years, along with 11 years and under on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
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. Weight room closes at 8 p.m. On Friday it’s open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.