Sports...in brief

Wrestling sign-ups set

Grangeville Youth Wrestling sign-ups will be held Sept. 22 from 5-8 p.m. in the community room at GEMS. Wrestling is for boys and girls ages 4-15. Contact Amanda Eich at 451-4271.

‘Think Pink’ tourney lands on Oct. 15

COTTONWOOD – As part of her senior project, Prairie High School student Hailey Danly will be putting on the “Think Pink” volleyball tournament Thursday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m., at the PHS gym.

Prairie Pirate volleyball is looking to “pink out” the gym. Grangeville and Cottonwood are invited to come out and enjoy volleyball, while supporting breast cancer awareness. T-shirts are being sold for $15. Text or e-mail Danly for T-shirt orders by Oct. 2. Pay for and pick up shirts on game day.

Those who wear pink to the game will have their name placed into a drawing for gift baskets donated by businesses in both communities. Donation jars will be present during the game, and all proceeds will be sent out to support breast cancer.

Contact Danly at (208) 553-0377; hailsdanly1@gmail.com.

Soccer practice under way; tournament scheduled Oct. 17

GRANGEVILLE — Soccer practice started Sept. 14 at Lions Park, and will be Monday through Thursday 5-6 p.m. for two weeks, followed by weeks with scrimmages on Thursdays.

“The plan is to play games within the Grangeville teams,” organizer Tara Connolley said. “We have a tournament planned with Cottonwood for Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

Sports open at GEMS

GEMS Athletics are up and running for fall sports seasons. “We have 13 seventh and eighth grade girls out for basketball with coaches Michelle Barger and TJ Blackwell,” Katrena Hauger said. “31 boys round out our seventh/eighth combined football team with coach Mark Vanderwall.”

Currently the basketball girls have eight games and the football boys have six.

The girls’ first home game is at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 against Orofino and the boys’ first home game is at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 against Asotin.

“Middle school athletics is a great opportunity for learning solid defense and strong fundamentals and enjoying the opportunity for lots of playing time,” Hauger said.

GEMS Fall Sports

Girls basketball

September: 15, Kamiah at Kamiah, 4:30; 17, Orofino at home, 4:30; 24, Asotin at Asotin, 4:30; 29, Prairie at Prairie, 5.

October: 1, Kamiah at home, 4:30; 6, Orofino at Orofino, 4:30; 8, Clearwater Valley at CV, 5:15; 13, Asotin at home 4:30; 15, Prairie at home, 4:30.

Boys football

September: 16, Asotin at GHS, 5; 23, Clarkston at GHS, 5; 30, Orofino at GHS, 5.

October: 7, Asotin at Asotin, 5; 14, Pullman at Pullman, 4:30; 21, Orofino at Orofino, 5.

How to stop a poacher with a phone call

Hunting seasons are finally here, and the Idaho Fish and Game reminds people who spend time outdoors that they should reach for a phone whenever they witness a violation of fish and game laws.

Callers to the Citizens Against Poaching hotline, 1-800-632-5999, can report wildlife law violations anonymously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cash rewards are available to callers who provide information leading to the citation of suspected wildlife law violators.

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