Earlier in the week, Grangeville whomped Potlatch, but the game of the week came last Saturday, April 30, at the literal last moment of a key game on the Lumberjacks’ field.
Track & Field
The Kubs topped boys team scoring at the Whitepine League meet last Saturday, April 30, on the strength of three relay wins and solo victories by Carson Beckman (17.60 in the 110 hurdles, 41.92 in the 300 hurdles), Bailey Christopherson (13-9 in the pole vault) and Parker Whipple (40-0 in the triple jump).
As the days get warmer and longer, the Idaho Fish and Game encourages anglers to get out to their local pond, lake or river in search of hungry trout.
Prairie appeared well on the way to a higher seed in the upcoming Whitepine League district tournament, but Potlatch held on to a slim lead in the league standings with a seven-run rally during the sixth inning Monday night, May 2, at Airport Park.
Clearwater Valley won three boys doubles matches, three mixed doubles matches, and three boys singles matches last weekend at the second league tennis meet of the season, held April 30 at LHS and LCSC. Most of the Rams’ wins came over Clark Fork and Coeur d’Alene Charter foes they’ve barely seen so far this season.
Kolby Brink crushed Grangeville's Central Idaho League baseball title hopes into the bleachers in left center field, breaking both a 4-4 tie and a bit of the Bulldogs' fighting spirit in one fell swing.
On a day Prairie had to save some pitching for a double-header later in the week, the Bulldogs worked a slew of walks and lowered the boom on the Pirates on the basepaths, winning 15-5 on April 19.
Restored track proved fast for some runners
If you look at the season Trey Pfefferkorn has had in the 100-meter dash, his run at the GHS track last Tuesday, April 19, stands out. He was clocked at 11.37, which converts to 11.64 — which ranks among the Top 10 1A performances on the list kept by athletic.net.
Grangeville track and field standout Madison Brown signed last Thursday, April 14, to join the Weber State track and field to compete in her favorite event: the triple jump.
The Prairie girls placed first among teams at the meet local schools organized this year in honor of Elvin Pfefferkorn. Clearwater Valley, where Pfefferkorn has coached pole vault, put its boys team second and girls fifth, in part on the strength of medal-worthy performances in that event.
Grangeville won both boys singles matches, both girls singles matches and six doubles matches last Monday, April 18, against the Lewiston JV.
The Clearwater Valley baseball team battled the tough team that visited from Genesee Monday night, April 18, and fell 9-1.
Grangeville has ambitions of winning the Central Idaho League — or at least qualifying for the state tournament out of second place — but will have to crack Orofino when the Maniacs visit May 3.
Last Saturday, April 16, the Clearwater Valley softball team hit an important milestone with a come-from-behind win against Troy, during which CV overcame a five-run deficit to top the Trojans 13-12, coach Hailey Fishback told the Free Press.
IDFG urges safety this turkey hunting season; Women On Target clinic slated May 14; GHS gridders named “team of the year,” Bruner top athlete.