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Week 7: Lorentz breaks through

Brian Lorentz broke through for first place with just one miss among his week seven picks. If it hadn’t been for Cincinnati’s win over Detroit — which seemed to trip up almost everyone who entered — he’d have hit a perfect score.

The tiebreaker for second place went to Dave Hohman. (Congratulations, guys! Your prizes are ready to be picked up at the Free Press office.)

Around the office, Lorie Palmer had the high score, which she credited to a good pick in one of this week’s stumpers. “I mainly pick by the sound of the name,” she wrote in a building-wide e-mail. “I liked Gustavus.”

For those who were wondering, Gustavus Adolphus is the name not only of a pretty decent NAIA college in Minnesota, but also of Sweden’s greatest king — a noted general who commanded armies at age 17 and won brilliantly at Breitenfeld in 1631.

Having deployed cavalry, cannons and musketmen together, Gustavus Adolphus is credited with advancing the combined arms military doctrine.

Why I picked Valley City State to beat a pretty decent NAIA college football team named after such a formidable man, I have no idea.

Last week’s results: Prairie beat Lakeside, Salmon River beat Garden Valley, Clearwater Valley beat Lapwai, Lewis County beat Timberline and Raft River beat Butte County in the high school games — and, again, many who entered had all five correct.

In the college games, Florida State rocked Clemson, Gustavus Adolphus topped Valley City State, Missouri beat Florida and South Alabama beat Kent State.

In the NFL games, San Francisco beat Tennessee, Green Bay beat Cleveland and Cincinnati edged Detroit.

In this week’s high school games, give me Kamiah, Hagerman, Grangeville, Prairie and Salmon River. I’ll go with Ohio State, Houston, UAB and Texas Tech in the college games.

In the NFL games, put me down for Kansas City, Miami and Arizona. (The entry form is on 3B and is in The Shopper, third page, as well.)

We’ve heard a number of favorable steelhead reports from parts south.

By one thermometer’s reckoning, the temperature was in the 70s on Sunday afternoon in White Bird. The fall colors are really popping in some of the creek bottoms down there.

The weather was so nice on Friday night in Riggins, I almost regretted wearing a sweatshirt to the football game — but I was glad to have it with me when I got back to Grangeville.

Thanks to Lisa Zumwalt for sending in the hunter success photo below.

If you have a big game or big fish photo you’d like to share, e-mail us, give us a call or come by the office.

We’re also looking to write up all the great hunting and fishing stories readers care to share.


Andrew Ottoson Sports / Outdoors 983-1200 503-6110


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