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Grangeville Youth Baseball sign-ups set

Grangeville youth baseball sign-ups will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16 and March 23  in the art room at GEMS.

Cost per player is as follows: T-Ball (ages 4-5) is $25, coach pitch (6-7) is $30, machine pitch (8-9) is $30, Cal Ripkin (10-13) is $40 plus $10 for pants, girls fast pitch softball (10-15) is $40 plus $10 for pants.

Pants fee can be waived for players who have their own, and scholarships are available for all ages upon approval of the Grangeville Youth Baseball board.

All players must meet minimum age requirement before April 30.

Forms can be picked up at GEMS after March 14, and forms must be turned in to league heads by April 4.

CVHS wrestling fund-raiser tops 10 percent of goal

KOOSKIA — Shortly after his squad’s strong finish two weeks ago at state, Clearwater Valley wrestling coach Carlos Martinez launched a project to raise $20,000 to bring key equipment up-to-date.

New mats cost $9,500 and would replace the ones that have worn out during the decades since the newest was purchased, in 1991.

Wall padding costs $7,250 and would cover interior walls and beams in the CV wrestling room.

The rest would cover a heating system upgrade.

“Funding this project will give us a clean and safe environment for our kids to wrestle in,” Martinez said. “It would be amazing to give these children a facility they could be proud of.”

Martinez, whose day job is with the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, also noted “our community has a much lower underage drinking rate and youth crime rate” since the program started growing in 2009.

Clearwater Valley’s wrestling program presently includes 16 high schoolers, 18 junior highers and about 45 kids ages 5-12 in the youth program.

As of March 8, the fund-raiser, which was launched online March 2 at, had raised $2,270 toward the goal with 24 contributions ranging from $20 to $500.

“Night at the Nets” slated March 18

A fastpitch softball hitting clinic for girls ages 7-18 is coming up at 6-8:30 p.m. March 18 in Lewiston. It’s set to include machine pitching and live pitching at the indoor facility at 2015 8th Ave. in Lewiston.

The cost is $40, limit 25 per session.

Contact coach Haylee Fishback at 208-227-4019 or find information online at

Hunter Ed Course set

GRANGEVILLE — A hunter education course scheduled for March 14-25 will be held in the Grangeville Elks Lodge basement from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each session night.

Preregister online at


Turkey Federation  banquet slated April 9

GREENCREEK — The annual National Wild Turkey Federation fund-raiser, the Turkey Trackers Hunting Heritage banquet, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Greencreek Hall.

Advance ticket forms are now available. “Early bird” packages may be purchased through March 19.

Contact John or Kathy Warford, 983-1832.

Annual fur auction slated April 9 in CDA

COEUR D’ALENE — You don’t have to be a taxidermist to find a treasure at Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction. This year’s auction of furs, hides, antlers, and other items is set for Saturday, April 9 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way between the 4-H and Wildlife buildings. Items may be viewed beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the live auction running 9 a.m. to noon.

Auction items include furs, whole carcasses, antlers, skulls and other items. All were either found, seized as evidence or salvaged. Elk, deer and moose antlers may be sold as small bundles by weight or as single sets attached to skull plates.

Cash, cashier’s check or personal check only. No credit card service will be available.

Commission to meet in Boise this week

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet this Wednesday and Thursday, March 9-10, in Boise.

Commissioners will set seasons for spring chinook salmon and make a decision on big-game tags for auction. Routine agenda topics include a legislative update and briefings on migratory game birds and nonbiological rules for all game animals.

The agenda is available at




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