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Week three: Roberts hits 11, nabs top prize

Week three’s top prize went to Gideon Roberts, who came within a tiebreaker of winning two weeks ago. He outdid two others who picked 10 correctly. Tanya Harris won the tiebreaker for second prize. (The prizes are ready and waiting at the Free Press office.)

Brian Lorentz, Roberts, Lee Courtright and myself have the high totals after three weeks.

It’s by no means too late to get going. All the prizes are for weekly winners. The season total is just for bragging rights, and the leaderboard is prone to big weekly swings.

Around the office, everyone who entered had at least eight correct. Judy, Lorie and Jolene each had 10, and I lucked into 11.

Only the Boise State-Fresno State went the wrong way for me — but what a game!

A lot of the talk I’ve heard has focused on the perils of chasing points early in a game, but I think it was appropriate to play to tie the game both times BSU came up short.

Doing the math — which I haven’t done — and following through with what the numbers say is the best course of action, but all things being equal, I’d rather root for a coach who calls off the kicker. The gutsy coach is willing to risk being blamed for a narrow loss if it gives his team the best chance to win.

Last week’s results: Prairie beat Kendrick, Salmon River beat Colton, St. Maries beat Deer Park and Highland beat Coeur d’Alene in the high school games.

In the college games, Fresno State edged Boise State, WSU clocked Idaho, Mayville State beat Cole College and Texas A&M whipped SMU.

In the NFL games, Detroit beat Washington, Baltimore beat Houston, and Seattle absolutely crushed Jacksonville.

In this week’s high school games, give me Prairie, Carey, Cole Valley, Fruitland, and Grangeville.

I’ll take Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma in the college games. Put me down for Seattle, Denver and Pittsburgh in the pro games. (The entry form is on 2B.)

Of special interest in outdoors news again this week is the September wolf trapping class schedule.

The material to be covered includes wolf management, wolf trapping regulations and ethics; wolf habits and behavior; making, rigging, and setting traps and snares; proper care for a wolf; and reporting requirements.

Wolf trapper education classes in the Clearwater Region are scheduled 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for Friday, Sept. 27, at the Forest Service office here in Grangeville. The last wolf trapping class of the fall will be Saturday, Sept. 28, at IDFG’s Clearwater Regional Office in Lewiston. Cost is $8 per student. Preregistration is required, either through or by contacting a Fish and Game office, 799-5010.

We’re putting together our annual Hunters’ Almanac and we’ll be looking for contributions to our Brag Board all season long.

We’re also looking to write up all the great hunting stories readers care to share. (We just heard a good one about a young girl who shot a Snake River drainage black bear at 15 feet with a 25-06.)

Bring Brag Board photos by the office, send ‘em to, or call me at 983-1200.


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