As of Friday, September 15, 2017
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Crowning the King & Queen
6 total votes.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Orofino 3-2 over Prairie
Timberline 3-1 over Clearwater Valley (28-26, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13)
Kamiah over Lapwai
Friday, Sept. 15
Grangeville vs. McCall
Salmon River vs. Notus
Clearwater Valley at Timberline
Prairie vs. Council
Saturday, Sept. 16
Grangeville vs. St. Maries
Girls at noon
Boys at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Grangeville Tournament, 9 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Seaport Invitational at Clarkston
Varsity girls, 11 a.m.
Varsity boys, 11:30 a.m.
It's homecoming week in Grangeville and Riggins, and the Friday night football games are traditionally the main event. That said, it's a busy week for all our area schools, with Prairie traveling to Orofino for volleyball tonight and Kamiah visiting Lapwai for a Whitepine League showdown.
Friday's homecoming games feature a 7 p.m. MT kickoff between Salmon River and Notus, and a 7 p.m. kickoff between Grangeville and McCall.
- The Savages have rarely played Notus, with Salmon River having won their most recent matchup 42-32 in 2011.
- Grangeville plays McCall annually, and the Bulldogs saw the Vandals twice last fall. GHS won the more significant game 29-28 in the playoffs, and McCall took the earlier one 16-9. But to find McCall's most recent trip to Grangeville, look back to 2015, when the Bulldogs won both a regular season game, 48-8, and a playoff game, 48-21. (The Bulldogs went on to win the 2A state title that fall.)
- Clearwater Valley plays Timberline annually -- a matchup that has seen each team post a win since 2015.
- Prairie has played Council each of the past three seasons, and has won all three by 40 or more. The Lumberjacks enter as upstarts, having played just one other game so far this season.
Saturday also figures to be a busy day in Grangeville, with the Bulldogs' home volleyball tournament set to go at 9 a.m., with competitors from Clearwater Valley, Kamiah, Prairie, Salmon River and Summit all in the building, along with Logos and Nezperce. At noon Saturday, the GHS soccer squads are slated to host their first home games of the season -- last weekend's home openers against Priest River having been smoked out -- with the girls taking the field against St. Maries. The GHS boys soccer game is set to follow at 2 p.m.
In the Sept. 12 paper, you can find coverage of last week's games including a bit about a drive-saving catch Bulldog of the Week Brandon Stump made late in Grangeville's narrow loss to Clarkston.
Timberline tips CV
KOOSKIA - Timberline beat the Rams 3-1 (28-26, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13), marking the Spartans' second four-set win over Clearwater Valley of the season. The Rams (0-6, 0-4 Whitepine League) are scheduled to play at the Grangeville Tournament on Saturday and to host Genesee and Troy Sept. 19.
Orofino holds off Prairie
OROFINO - The Maniacs held off Prairie 3-2 Thursday night, Sept. 14, leveling the Pirates' overall record at 3-3. Prairie (3-2 Whitepine League) is scheduled to play at the Grangeville Tournament on Saturday, then next Thursday, Sept. 21, at Genesee.
Kamiah beats Lapwai
LAPWAI - Kamiah beat Lapwai last night, Sept. 14. The league win lifted Kamiah even with Prairie at third place in the league standings. The Kubs (3-3, 3-2 Whitepine League) are scheduled to play at the Grangeville Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16, and then to host Troy and Genesee on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Should the Kubs and the Pirates meet during the tournament tomorrow, the outcome won't affect the league standings -- but would give both squads a sense of the progress each has made since the first week of the season, when the Prairie girls pulled out a 3-1 win over Kamiah.