Fish and Game Commission approves new fishing rules for 2016-18

Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved fishing rules changes for the 2016-18 seasons. New rules will take effect on Jan. 1.

Going for one: Title trifecta in play as three teams reach football finals

For Prairie, it’s a shot at back-to-back football championships. For Salmon River, it’s a chance for the program’s fourth championship since 2009. For Grangeville, it’s a return to the mountaintop – a landmark at the brink of the pinnacle the Bulldogs reached for the first time in 2011. brief

Information about a trapper education course, upland bird hunting opportunities and the Snowhaven Ski Swap. brief

Ski swap to run Nov. 20-21; Fish and Game news.

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Bulldogs eliminate Melba, plot semifinal trip south

Next stop, Nampa

In intent, at least, Melba stood in Grangeville’s way last Friday night, Nov. 6, but in action, the Mustangs barely hindered the Bulldogs, who scored during the second minute of play and went on to win 41-6.

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Pirates hold off Oakley’s best shot

Prairie made a few mistakes against one of the 1AD1 level’s tougher squads out of southern Idaho, but before Oakley scored three return touchdowns last Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, PHS had a lead locked in on the way to a 42-22 quarterfinal victory.

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Salmon River flattens Kendrick

Salmon River defeated Kendrick handily despite yielding the opening score by way of an unusual turnover. After the rough start, the Savages rattled off six consecutive scores and won 48-20 last Saturday, Nov. 6.


Football, trapshooting and bowling results. brief

Survey under way; Hunters encouraged to complete big game reports soon; Steelhead catch picks up: 10 hours per fish on the Little Salmon.

Olsen, Barela and Tidwell place highly at state race

Medal mettle

Last week, the Clearwater Tribune reported the hospitalization of Elvin Pfefferkorn — long-time track and field coach, who has also coached Clearwater Valley’s nascent cross-country team. Noting Pfefferkorn’s illness, CV activities director Kolby Krieger previously told the Free Press that it’s fair to say junior Cole Olsen has “kept the team afloat” in Pfefferkorn’s absence.

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PHS girls net second v-ball title in a row

Best by test

The hustles and heavy hits — the signature plays Prairie’s players delivered throughout the season — continued throughout the playoffs, resulting in a second consecutive 1AD1 state title for a group Pirates fans won’t soon forget.