Reigning 2A state champion Malad out-played the Pirates at the four-game Glenns Ferry Tournament last weekend, April 11-12, but the Pirates — 1A runners-up last year — handled the rest of the competition well enough to win. North Fremont imploded during the bottom of the third inning last Friday, as PHS ran off 15 runs to stake out a 23-0 victory.
Having combined to throw more than 200 pitches in a sweep of their April 8 league games against St. Maries, Grangeville aces Jasper Sabatino and Alex Koberstein were in the field for home games against Kendrick and Asotin while resting their arms for a trip to Orofino (which was played after the print deadline on Tuesday).
During basketball season, one of Prairie’s powerful rebounders presented a matchup problem between the lane lines, and last Saturday, April 12, proved superior height is no disadvantage in the lanes marked out for sprinters at the annual “Border War” featuring the small schools of Idaho and Washington.
High school sports schedules week of April 16-22
Grangeville tandems thrive in league play; fund-raiser car wash slated for Saturday.
Money to be tapped for uniforms.
Starting pitcher Shane Wood helped his own cause with a strong effort at the plate as the Bulldogs mauled the visiting Tigers.
Baseball, tennis, bowling and trapshooting results
The Grangeville High School boosters meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the GHS library.
Grangeville, CV recaps
Forsmann/Rockwell challenge Nuxoll/Gutzman
Calendar: week of April 9-15
Grangeville’s softball squad braved a muddy field last Saturday, April 5, and a tough matchup against 2013 state runner-up McCall to play its first game following a hiatus dating back to 2012.
A year-end poll of high school basketball coaches, published in the Idaho Statesman last Sunday, put 13 area athletes among Idaho’s best, naming all-1A senior hoopers Leighton Vander Esch of Salmon River and Kyndahl Ulmer of Prairie ‘player of the year’ in their respective divisions. Vander Esch is headed to Boise State to be a preferred walkon with the football squad.
Area track and field athletes (as well as softball, baseball and tennis players) jumped in to their seasons last week. Pictured is Grangeville’s Madison Brown, who finished in the top seven in both long jump and triple jump at state as a freshman last year. She covered a meet’s best 32 feet, 5.5 inches in the triple jump March 18 at Kamiah – a bit short of her personal best.