Poor air quality threatens, but only one smoke-out so far

Preps Beat Journal

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Volleyball results

Thursday, Sept. 7

Kamiah 3-2 over Potlatch (25-20, 20-25, 25-12, 25-27, 15-11)

Logos 3-2 over Summit (25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 22-25, 15-13)

Football schedules

Friday, Sept. 8

Grangeville at Clarkston

Salmon River at Prairie

Clearwater Valley at Kamiah

Volleyball schedules

Saturday, Sept. 9

Summit at Salmon River, 10 a.m. MT

Grangeville JV Tournament

Reader poll

How much is your favorite parking place worth to you?

  • $5 0%
  • $10 0%
  • $50 0%
  • $250 0%
  • Free! 0%

0 total votes.

Soccer schedules

Saturday, Sept. 9

Grangeville boys vs. Priest River, noon

Grangeville girls vs. Priest River, 2 p.m.

With so much smoke still lingering in the air, the questions of the day are: what schedule changes have already been made, and what are the contingencies if improvement in air quality isn't seen before kickoffs tomorrow night? The short answer is, local teams are planning to play as previously scheduled -- for now. We'll check in on the status of Friday and Saturday games again tomorrow.

A cross-country meet that was to be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Deary, was called off due to the smoke, but volleyball games went off as planned that night as well as last night. Tuesday night, Prairie rallied from two sets down to beat Potlatch 3-2 (20-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-18, 15-9), Nezperce swept Summit 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-12), and Clearwater Valley played back-to-back, falling to Kamiah (25-10, 25-11, 26-24) Tuesday and Timberline (18-25, 25-17, 28-26, 25-20) Wednesday. Wednesday night in McCall, Grangeville beat McCall 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21).

Prairie had been scheduled to play tonight at Lapwai, but that game was shifted to next Tuesday to accommodate a rescheduling of the Wildcats' football game.

In other results, last week's poll was inconclusive, with voters evenly split over the whether we should keep calling that first Friday's football games "Zero Week" -- or go with the flow. We'll take the easy way out: the Aug. 25 games will be called Week One, so last week's were Week Two and this week's are Week Three -- and Zero Week will be no more.

This week, we're not the only ones asking how much a good parking place is really worth.

Prairie is auctioning off eight prime spaces to raise money for new bleachers, estimated to cost $30,000 to $50,000 for a setup the size of the Kamiah visitor's side stands. Bidding closes at 5 p.m. today.

FINE PRINT

In the Sept. 5 paper, you can find coverage of last week's games including write-ups about Bob Squires's big night, about how Bulldog of the Week Booker Bush broke two big plays at Nampa Christian, and about what happened to the Rams against Wallace.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Kamiah and Potlatch will both be seeking a second win in the Whitepine League's upper division, while Summit will be looking to stay a game ahead of Logos in the WPL lower division standings.

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