State wrestling tournament results: Saturday evening results

Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) and Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) both reached their respective finals with wins on Saturday morning at the 2A state wrestling tournament.

Grangeville clobbers New Plymouth, books return to 2A tourney

Michael Wilson put up 20 points in a crucial stop on Grangeville's road back to the 2A boys basketball state tournament. St. Maries claimed the north's top seed by winning the district championship earlier in the week, but GHS extended its season with a 60-35 victory over New Plymouth Saturday afternoon.

Win over Orofino propels GHS to play-in game

Orofino nicked Grangeville twice in the final three meetings between the Central Idaho League rivals, but only the last one counted -- and after falling to the Maniacs earlier in the tournament, GHS took the 2A District I-II consolation playoff 47-40 to set up a meeting with District III's third best team, New Plymouth, at 1 p.m. MT in McCall, Saturday, Feb. 28.

Lapwai tops Prairie in district title game

Seven lead changes during the first half signaled a close game, but for much of the contest, Lapwai stood firmly in control of the 1AD1 District II boys district title game Friday night at the LCSC Activity Center. During the short stretches when the Pirates' shots were falling, Prairie evened up the game -- but a bit of treachery in the Pirates' shooting touch combined with timely shooting by the Wildcats allowed Lapwai to sustain scoring runs up to double-digit leads early and late in the game.

UPDATE: Eight locals still in the hunt at state wrestling tournament

Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) and Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) both aced their state wrestling competition, and will wrestle as two of the area's eight remaining medal hopefuls tomorrow.

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State runs Feb. 27-28 at Pocatello: Wrestlers ace district tourney

The Clearwater Valley nine carried the 1A District I-II team title last Saturday, Feb. 21, in part on the strength of a strong finish by Tyler Morrow. Individually, one of the day’s best results belonged to Prairie’s Dally Ratcliff, who won the district title at 132 pounds.

Salmon River steelhead biting; Clearwater catch rates popping

Exodus Wilderness Adventures reported the Salmon River is “in excellent shape and has great visibility” at the outset of another week of strong steelhead fishing.

IDFG promotes fisheries manager

Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has named Ed Schriever as the department’s new Deputy Director of Operations. Schriever has been an Idaho Fish and Game employee for 31 years. He started in 1984 as a fish culturist at the Grace Hatchery and moved up through the ranks serving seven years as the Clearwater Region’s Fisheries Manager before becoming Fisheries Bureau Chief in 2008.



Snowmobile season headed for early end

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests usually close some roads during the winter, to keep regular traffic off of groomed snowmobile routes.

1977, 1978 PHS girls basketball teams named “Legends of the Game”

The Prairie High School’s girls basketball teams coached by Art Dorval were recognized by the Idaho High School Activities Association last Saturday, Feb. 21.

Otter season closes

The river otter harvest quota of 20 otters for the Clearwater Region was reached at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. The otter season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota is met. As a result, the otter season for the entire region will close at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26.