Grangeville’s tennis set met two rarely-seen foes and the usual cast of league opponents at Lewiston High School last Saturday, May 2.
On a day that athletes from across the region marked outstanding performances, several of Grangeville’s set new personal records and others from across Idaho County proved their places among North Central Idaho’s elite.
The Pirates had 10 wins under their collective belts before a 3-0 loss to Genesee sent them for a loop. Prairie stumbled to a 15-14 loss to Asotin on April 21, allowing the Panthers to score nine runs during the fourth inning of that contest.
With two weeks left in the regular season, Genesee kept up its league-best one-loss record with a 24-4 victory over defending state champion Prairie last Monday night, April 20.
Three of Grangeville’s outstanding athletes have signed letters of intent to compete at the next level while pursuing degrees on athletic scholarships.
Grangeville’s Katelyn Fogleman slid in ahead of the tag during Grangeville’s 12-9 victory over Clearwater Valley last Friday, April 10. The win, Grangeville’s second over Clearwater Valley this season, featured Grangeville’s first four batters all scoring during the first inning.
Last week was quite a week for Grangeville senior Kaleala Bass. Last Saturday was quite a day, as Bass won two events at the Moscow Invitational hours before she was named the small-classification girls track and field “athlete of the year” at the North Idaho Sports Banquet at Coeur d’Alene. A strong performance at Lapwai last Thursday, April 9, might have been even better.
Instead of driving all the way to St. Maries, the Grangeville baseball team -- as had been scheduled for the afternoon of April 7 -- the Bulldogs will meet the Lumberjacks today, April 8, at Clearwater Park in Lewiston. The teams will play two games, with start times set for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The baseball field at Clearwater Valley was swamped last Monday, April 6, forcing a postponement of the Rams’ game against Nezperce.
Thanstrom took the No. 1 girls singles match 9-8, 7-5.
The last meet before spring break has long drawn athletes from near and far. As the clock ticked toward 3 p.m. last Thursday, March 26, a start time snafu had left event runners wondering whether a few local teams would even be attending.
“It was a good win,” Grangeville baseball coach Lee Nadiger said of his team’s
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.
The Grangeville baseball squad will throw out its first pitch of 2015 at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Asotin. The Bulldogs will be playing Genesee at the Asotin Tournament, which will also be the site of two Saturday games.
Already ultimate victors in basketball, baseball and football, the Prairie class of 2015 boys last weekend added a second basketball championship to the records of their high school times. A half-dozen multi-sport, multi-champion PHS seniors are slated to graduate, and by way of wins over Ambrose, Valley and Lapwai at the 1AD1 tournament March 5-7, they staked another claim to fame.