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Prairie sweeps 'Shootout'

Event nets $16K in money and food donations

Prairie's Angela Wemhoff guards Grangeville's McKenzie Kennedy during the second half of the Pirates' 56-41 win during the Idaho County Shootout Dec. 3.

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Prairie's Angela Wemhoff guards Grangeville's McKenzie Kennedy during the second half of the Pirates' 56-41 win during the Idaho County Shootout Dec. 3.

Girls basketball results

Prairie 56, Grangeville 41

Kamiah 50, Kendrick 39

Lapwai 89, Salmon River 50

Boys basketball results

Prairie 53, Grangeville 39

Kendrick 64, Kamiah 55 (OT)

Lapwai 91, Salmon River 43

Wrestling results

Dick Griswold Invitational

Dec. 3 at Potlatch

Local teams: 1, Clearwater Valley 158; 5, Grangeville 75½. 9, Prairie 26.

Local individuals:

113: 3, Mike MacMenamin (CV); 4, Wilder Cross (CV).

120: 1, Alfredo Gonzalez (CV).

126: 2, Christian Fabbi (CV); 5, Ammon Dewey (G).

132: 1, Ryan Cox (G).

145: 2, Blake Courtney (G); 4, Conrad Duman (P).

152: 2, Carson Morrow (CV); 3, Frankie Zumwalt (G).

160: 3, Ty Dominguez (CV); 4, Davis McElroy (CV); 5, Bryden Brannan (G).

170: 2, Taylor Roy (CV).

182: 1, Jace Perrin (P); 3, Peyton Whipple (CV).

195: 3, Noah Kaschmitter (G); 4, Sean Nelson (CV); 5, Kade Ketola (CV).

220: 2, Trae Dominguez (CV); 4, Dawson Fisher (CV).

285: 1, Keiran Owens (CV).

(Check back later for results. To report a score, text 208-507-0675, Facebook us, or e-mail us. Complete score sheets received by 10 p.m. will be written up tonight.)


GRANGEVILLE — The annual Idaho County Shootout, a fund-raiser for local food banks sponsored by the Idaho County Sheriff's Office, is tonight. The matchup features the Prairie and Grangeville varsity basketball teams, with tonight's contests marking the second game between the girls teams, the Prairie boys' second game of the season and the Grangeville boys' season opener. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow.

The Prairie bus, escorted from Cottonwood by several law enforcement vehicles, arrived at GHS shortly before 5 p.m.


At Potlatch, local wrestling teams will be competing in their first event of the season: the Griswold Tournament.


In Riggins, Salmon River will host Lapwai for boys and girls varsity games.

At Kendrick, the Kamiah boys will be looking for their second win and the girls will be looking for their third.


BOYS: Prairie 53, Grangeville 39

Dec. 3 at Grangeville

Pirates 15 15 8 15 - 53

Bulldogs 8 14 11 6 - 39

Prairie scoring

Patrick Chmelik 19, Brandon Anderson 13, Gavin Branson 7, Hunter Chaffee 6, Tyson Schlader 4, Nick Mager 2, Lucas Wemhoff 2.

Grangeville scoring

Trey Dreadfulwater 11, Luke Stokes 11, Patrick Schumacher 8, Colby Kennedy 4, Ryan Ruklic 3, Booker Bush 2,


Prairie's Patrick Chmelik (19 points) and Grangeville's Patrick Schumacher (eight points) battled back-and-forth most of the night Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Idaho County Shootout. The Pirates ultimately prevailed over the Bulldogs, 53-39.

Chmelik lifts PHS over Grangeville boys

GRANGEVILLE — Senior forward Patrick Chmelik tallied 19 points as part of a double-double effort that put Prairie ahead of Grangeville 53-39 on the scoreboard and double-digits ahead of the Bulldogs in rebounding Saturday night.

Prairie scored the first seven points of the contest before Grangeville's Patrick Schumacher drew Chmelik's first foul 1:04 into the game. Schumacher scored Grangeville's first basket and tallied eight points before Chmelik drew his fifth foul with 2:40 left in the game.

"We overcame some adversity there in the third quarter," Prairie coach Kevin Chaffee said. "The game got real close in the third quarter, then our guys battled back, settled down a little bit and took care of the ball. I give Grangeville credit -- they guarded us well, and we had trouble guarding a couple of their guards."

GHS coach Kelcey Edwards praised his squad's defensive effort and said "even though Prairie scored 53, part of that is we had to scramble...We shot too many three-pointers tonight."

Trailing 30-22 at halftime, Grangeville rallied early in the third quarter to within two points, 35-33, on one of those three-pointers. A moment later, a Prairie defender held his ground and drew a charge call when Luke Stokes drove into the lane. Prairie then scored a three-pointer of its own, and led 38-33 at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Pirates extended the lead to 11 before the Bulldogs scored their next basket.

GIRLS: Prairie 56, Grangeville 41

Dec. 3 at Grangeville

Pirates 16 4 18 18 - 56

Bulldogs 10 12 10 9 - 41

Prairie scoring

Chaye Uptmor 11, Kylie Tidwell 10, Angela Wemhoff 8, Jordyn Higgins 8, Leah Higgins 8, India Peery 6, Josie Peery 3.

Grangeville scoring

Paige Lindsley 16, Mikayla Ruzicka 6, Sophia Bush 5, Jakaili Norman 5, Rachel Kelley 4, Chloe Dame 2, McKenzie Kennedy 2, Colby Canaday 1.


Prairie's Kylie Tidwell (10 points) and Grangeville's Paige Lindsley (14) were among the leading scorers Saturday night at the Idaho County Shootout.

Pirates' defense turns the tide

GRANGEVILLE — After Grangeville pulled ahead late in the first quarter, Prairie notched three quick baskets after making a defensive adjustment. It was a telling sequence early in a closely-contested rivalry game, as although GHS eventually opened up a six-point lead, PHS went on to win 56-41.

The decisive moment came early in the third quarter, after Sophia Bush put GHS ahead 30-24 with a three-point play, on which she drove from the high post and scored, drew a foul and made the "and-one" free throw. Prairie responded with a 9-0 run which included a couple of easy layups for Kylie Tidwell, who was able to get out ahead in transition while Prairie's trap forced turnovers. The run grew to 21-2 before several Bulldogs -- who got into foul trouble stemming Prairie's first-half surge -- fouled out.

PHS coach Lori Mader pointed to the success of the trap and praised junior guard Angela Wemhoff among the decisive factors in the game, and GHS coach Michelle Barger described the difference in the game as 10 possessions -- referring to instances when turnovers haunted the Grangeville girls.

Shootout raises $16K in money and food donations

GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Shootout raised $16,648 in donations, Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings announced during the third quarter of the boys game.

GIRLS: Lapwai 89, Salmon River 50

Dec. 3 at Riggins

Wildcats 25 28 24 12 - 89

Savages 14 12 9 15 - 50

Salmon River scoring

Maddy Tucker 19, Chevelle Shepherd 14, Sarah Laritz 10, Payton Branstetter 6, Tehya Gubitosi 1.

Lapwai girls net sixth win

RIGGINS — Despite putting three players in double-digits, Salmon River lost by 39 as the Lapwai girls won their sixth in a row, 89-50.

Leading Salmon River were Maddy Tucker (19 points), Chevelle Shepherd (14) and Sarah Laritz (10). Lapwai also had three in double-figures: Amil Mitchell (27), Koyama Young (22) and Ione Chimburas (10).


(Check back later for results. To report a score, text 208-507-0675, Facebook us, or e-mail us. Complete score sheets received by 10 p.m. will be written up tonight.)


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