With volleyball action set to continue this afternoon, Grangeville and Salmon River both have three wins to their credit so far. GHS has beaten Summit Academy, Nezperce and Cascade, while Salmon River has beaten Cascade, Nezperce and Tri-Valley. Grangeville and Salmon River will square off during pool play later this afternoon, and that match appears likely to determine the top seed for the bracket round to follow. .
Prairie led Council 44-6 at halftime and won 64-24. Grangeville led McCall-Donnelly 21-0 at halftime and won 48-8.
Somewhere in the past decade or so, Grangeville High School cheerleaders have gotten a bad rap. “I’m not sure when it happened, but somehow it became considered not cool or popular to be a cheerleader,” said GHS secretary Alecia Hagen.
With a straight sets victory (26-24, 25-20, 25-15) win over Genesee last Thursday night, Sept. 14, Prairie swept one of the few Whitepine League teams to beat the Pirates last year.
Jake Bruner scored every which way during Prairie’s 58-24 victory over Salmon River last Friday night, Sept. 11.
The Kubs’ Whitepine League season opener was a full-on blowout at halftime, but unlike most blowouts, it was feverishly-contested during the second half.
Cross country and football results.
For the second time this season, Grangeville drove more than an hour to the north for the chance to square off against a larger school, and for the second time this season, the Bulldogs committed too many errors to put a scare into their opponents.
Whitepine League football
If the preseason vote of Whitepine League coaches knocked Prairie off the top of the winners podium, the Pirates pushed much more forcefully for the league’s highest place with a 48-8 win over Genesee last Friday night, Sept. 4. Only one other WPL team — Troy — has a league win to its credit thus far. Meanwhile, top-voted Kamiah added a second shutout rout to its ledger — 46-0 over Pomeroy — albeit over a non-league opponent. That afternoon, Clearwater Valley won its season opener for the third straight year, crushing non-league Cascade 80-28.
Salmon River built a 22-6 lead last Friday night, Sept. 4, holding Colton scoreless through the middle quarters. A couple of passing touchdowns made it close in the fourth quarter, but the Savages held on defensively and added a late touchdown for a 28-20 victory in their season opener. Tucker Boyd, Devin Buys and Canyon Harper each found their way to the end zone by way of short runs, and Boyd broke a 29-yarder for the clinching touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Riley Travis booked 19 tackles. Up next, the Savages (1-0) have the toughest team they’ll see all season: they play at Prairie at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 11.
The first cross-country meet of the season brought runners from as far away as Potlatch and Logos to the Grangeville Country Club last Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3 — as well as the whole host of local runners from Clearwater Valley, Grangeville, Highland and Prairie high schools.
Grangeville 49, Marsing 6
After a high hit, Jack Lawrence was sidelined for much of the Zero Week game against Moscow, but Lawrence showed no sign of injury last Friday night, Sept. 4.
Cross-country, football results
Grangeville’s first match of the year yielded a quick victory in straight sets over Cascade (25-4, 25-19, 25-20) last Thursday night, Sept. 3. Madison Brown and Abigail Stowell had four kills apiece, and six different GHS players hit for high percentages: Brown, Stowell, Darby Finnegan, Rachel Kelley, Kenzie Kennedy, and Sarah Wilson all put pressure on Cascade’s defense.
Chris Pethtel’s impact at end was felt immediately, as the Kamiah senior housed a 42-yard completion from quarterback Parker Whipple early in the Kubs’ 38-0 blowout of Oakley last Friday night, Aug. 28.