May 17, 2017
Prairie kept up a perfect record in Whitepine League play last week, with a 13-10 win April 29 at Troy the closest of four games this week.
In three Central Idaho League meetings with St. Maries, the Bulldogs posted a 6-4 win May 1 at Orofino but were swept 7-6 and 3-1 at St. Maries. Senior Tristan Roberts keyed the victory with three hits.
Track & Field
With the annual area best meet coming up May 4 at Sweeney Track, a few locals are on the Lewiston Tribune’s list of the top performers across the region.
League play last Saturday, April 29, proved productive for the Grangeville squad — especially the girls, who carved up much of the opposition they’ll see at the district tournament May 12-13 at Lewiston High.
The second annual Rochelle Hilbert & Colin Sprute Archery Shoot will be held this weekend at Camp 58.
Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville seniors McKenzie Kennedy and Maicee Conner are undefeated so far this season, and the competitive duo is looking forward to state.
GHS football camp forms due by May 1; New hunting, fishing license fees hit May 1; Moose, sheep, goat hunting applications due by April 30; Bowhunter Ed course scheduled May 6-7; Kooskia softball opens May 1; Golf league organizing; Fastpitch clinic coming April 29.
Track & Field
The Kubs, Pirates and Savages flags were among the nine flown last Friday night, April 21. The Prairie girls took second place, with a total a few ticks better than Nezperce and a few short of McCall, and the 1A Kamiah boys placed third to the 2A squads in attendance, Orofino and McCall.
Clearwater Valley went into a double-header on the April 19 afternoon with thoughts of climbing the Whitepine League standings, but a two-run fifth and a two-run seventh dealt the Rams a 5-2 loss in the opening half.
Prairie’s softball squad overcame an unusual bit of scheduling and jumped to 5-0 atop the Whitepine League standings with a 15-5 win over Genesee last Wednesday, April 19. All the precipitation this spring precipitated a shift: Genesee was due for a home game, but agreed to relocate it to the neutral site on account of what the Lewiston Tribune described as “soggy field conditions.”
Track & Field
Last Saturday, April 22, the Grangeville track and field teams got a first look at the facility where state qualification will be held next month, and the GHS girls outscored competitors from nine teams, including 2A rival St. Maries.
With Coeur d’Alene Charter and Clark Fork on the court last Saturday, April 22, Grangeville “won the ones we expected,” coach Kerry McCulley said. “We also lost some matches that surprised me.”
Personnel from Fish and Game's McCall and Nampa Hatcheries will be releasing more than 100,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout during May.
Salmon fishing seasons are tricky because the run size and fishing seasons vary from year to year based on how many fish return to Idaho and how many hatchery fish are available for sport harvest.