Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville junior Ryan Ruklic was one of a couple of Bulldogs to score 14 points at Kamiah last Thursday — and Ruklic was one of the tall players who battled Orofino’s bigs effectively during a key league game the prior Monday, Feb. 6.
Salmon River overwhelmed Council during the second and third quarters of the Long Pin Conference’s district title game Feb. 7.
Lapwai came in to the Whitepine League’s district tournament like a rising tide, and swept Potlatch 83-19 and Prairie 70-36. Under their own hoop, the Pirates held their ground, but Lapwai flooded every other inch of the floor.
Freshman forward Jakaili Norman scored double-digits during Grangeville’s dominant first half last Saturday, Feb. 11, against 2A state tournament play-in foe Marsing and the GHS lead grew to eight, 35-27, on a Norman hoop during the third quarter.
The Whitepine League’s district basketball tournament featured a contest that came down to the final minute as Genesee held off the Clearwater Valley boys 49-45 Monday night, Feb. 13, at the LCSC activity center.
The Prairie girls booked their state trip before they played for the Whitepine League’s district title last week.
Having whipped the Loggers 62-41 in January, the Pirates were caught on the return leg of the season series when Potlatch’s Devin Richards sank a lead-changing three-ball with 36 seconds left in overtime. The shot was good for a 41-40 Loggers win last Saturday night, Feb. 4.
A strong second quarter lifted the PHS girls to a 42-32 win over Troy last Thursday night, Feb. 2. That night, reigning 1AD1 state champion Lapwai thundered Potlatch 83-19, so the Wildcats and the Pirates will play for the district title this Friday night, Feb. 10.
The away stretch of the home-and-home series that will decide Grangeville’s place in the Central Idaho League turned in the Bulldogs’ favor when senior forward Patrick Schumacher banked in a three-pointer with 11 seconds to go last Monday night, Feb. 6.
Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville senior forward Rachel Kelley scored 11 points and the GHS girls topped Orofino 53-34 on the first night of the District II basketball tournament last Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Grangeville boys need to stay focused, senior guard Luke Stokes said Tuesday, Jan. 31, the morning after Prairie handed the Bulldogs a 68-40 loss.Stokes, boys staying focused
The Bulldogs have a new head football coach.
The Salmon River girls had taken an unexpected loss on a last-second shot against Tri Valley earlier this season, but made certain no late twist of luck could turn around the final score last Saturday night, Jan. 28, routing the Titans 63-30 on the strength of Maddy Tucker’s 35 points.
The Bulldogs had chewed through St. Maries’ early lead, but the visiting Lumberjacks went on to win a key Central Idaho League game 59-55 last Saturday, Jan. 21.
The GHS girls celebrated their seniors last Saturday, Jan. 21, and through two-and-a-half quarters, they kept visiting St. Maries off-balance.