April rainbow trout stocking schedule slated

Personnel from Fish and Game's Clearwater Hatchery will be releasing more than 10,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at five regional locations during April, including Robinson Pond (Kamiah) April 6-10 and Long Gulch (Riggins) April 13-17.

Spring chinook fishing season to open April 25

The Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and rules for the earliest of Idaho’s chinook salmon fishing.

Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers banquet slated

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual hunting heritage banquet April 11 at the Greencreek Hall.

Basketball: Statesman names Wilson 2A “player of the year”

Having been an all-state first-teamer in football and basketball in two previous seasons, GHS senior Michael Wilson brought home one of the most prestigious awards any newspaper could possibly bestow on a high school basketball player in Idaho.

Apply now for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts opens this week. Applications for these hunts will be accepted April 1-30.

Chinook fishing season to open April 25

The Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and rules for the earliest of Idaho’s chinook salmon fishing. The seasons and rules approved by the commission are based on a projected sport harvest of approximately 11,700 adipose clipped chinook salmon in the Clearwater, Snake, lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.

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Track & Field: Lindsley eyes Hill’s school record

If spring has sprung early across the region, it seems to have sprung best in Grangeville. While much of the squad spent last week on a band trip, several of the Bulldogs distinguished themselves at the Lewiston Invitational last Saturday, March 21. Two seniors — Drew Lindsley and Kaleala Bass — not only staked out some of the best marks seen anywhere in Idaho’s 2A classification, they also added their names to the Lewiston Invitational’s record book.

Baseball: Weather scrubs some games; GHS gets Nadiger’s first ‘W’

Grangeville won one for new coach Lee Nadiger — and the Bulldogs came within one hit of a second win at the Asotin Tournament last Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.

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Kubs Launch

Reigning 1A shot put champion Brooke Eades (right) ramped up her senior season best to 37 feet, 2.5 inches last Saturday, March 21, at the Lewiston Invitational. She placed third in a field that also included shot putters from Walla Walla and Pullman.

Pathfinders serve 48

The Idaho Pathfinders served 48 people — including fishermen, campers, ATVers and UTVers — at their annual hamburger ride March 15.

Weight room remodel fund-raiser begins

The GHS Booster Club is raising money to purchase equipment to update the high school weight room setup, to make it current and safe.

Youth baseball registration opens

Grangeville Youth Baseball registration forms were available March 23 at GEMS, with final registration set for April 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the GEMS library. This season will run May 26-July 2.

Friends of NRA banquet slated

The Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA will host its 12th annual banquet and auction fund-raiser on behalf of the National Rifle Association Foundation.

Bowmen set 23rd annual shoot dates

The Camas Prairie Bowmen will hold their 23rd annual “Spring Fling” 3D shoot May 16-17, with a trophy shoot that Saturday and a fun shoot that Sunday at their range south of town.

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Hall retires after 31 years: Grangeville coach helmed five state champion teams across three sports

Shortly after the 1994 girls basketball team won the state championship, coach Skip Hall told the Free Press the feeling that comes of taking a team to the absolute peak “gets a little more satisfying every day.”