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TUESDAY: Grangeville's Wassmuth shows strength in wrestling return

Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth won all three of his matches in his return from a football season injury.

Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth won all three of his matches in his return from a football season injury.



Boys basketball schedule/results

Grangeville 59, Clearwater Valley 51

Prairie 57, Genesee 56

Colton 55, Kamiah 47

Girls basketball schedule/results

Grangeville 51, Orofino 37

Prairie 66, Genesee 58

Lapwai 87, Kamiah 19

Salmon River 69, Council 65

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

WHERE WE'LL BE

COTTONWOOD - Wrestlers from across the Central Idaho League will converge tonight at Prairie High School. Among them will be the winners of the 160-pound and heavyweight classes at the Maniac Invitational last Saturday in Orofino. Those two are Clearwater Valley's Ian Anderson -- who competes with the Rams through a cooperative with Kamiah -- and Kieran Owens.

Grangeville's squad is also due at PHS at 6 p.m. tonight.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

At Genesee, the Prairie boys have what Pirates boys coach Teel Bruner anticipates will be a tough matchup against the sharp-shooting Bulldogs. Prairie girls coach Lori Mader made a similar assessment of her team's matchup against the Bulldogs, as the girls are slated to open the varsity double-header at 6 p.m.

At Orofino, the Grangeville girls will be looking to even out the Central Idaho League standings, in which they presently trail St. Maries by a half-game even as both the Lumberjacks and the Bulldogs are undefeated in league play.

In Kamiah, the Whitepine League's only undefeated team, Lapwai is set to test the KHS girls.

In Riggins, the Salmon River girls have a key matchup against Long Pin Conference co-leader Council, which beat Cascade 93-6 last Friday, Jan. 8.

MORE TO SEE

In Grangeville, Clearwater Valley is set to square off with the GHS boys for the first time this season. The matchup figures to feature strong post play as Grangeville's Dillon Alder has stepped up as an impact player this season while CV's Grant Wallace has been a focal point for many of the defensive schemes the Rams have seen so far.

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Salmon River's Payton Branstetter scored nine points during the Savages 69-65 win over Council Tuesday night.

RESULTS

RIGGINS - Four Savages scored double-figures, and Maddy Tucker led them all with a 20-10 double-double that helped lift Salmon River to a 69-65 win over fellow Long Pin Conference front-runner Council.

"We had good senior leadership," coach Paula Tucker noted. "Sarah Laritz stepped up big. Had a guard lead the team in rebounds. Overcame foul trouble. A great team win."

Chevelle Shepherd and Laritz each scored 14, and Ryan Simonson tallied 12. (Payton Branstter accounted for the other nine.)

Salmon River built a 23-10 lead during the first quarter and led by 11, 38-27, at halftime. The Savages widened it to 16 during the fourth, and Council slashed the lead to just four by outscoring SRHS 24-12 during the fourth.

The win puts Salmon River in sole possession of first place in the league.

PREVIOUSLY

Details on Monday's game are here.

NEXT

Details on Thursday's game are here.



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