Prairie ran into a buzz saw in its district title matchup against the team most observers favor at the outset of the 1AD1 state tournament. But as the only team in the tournament to have played a close game against Lapwai this season, the Pirates may be primed to force a rematch in the classification’s biggest game.
The runner-up in last year’s 2A tournament, Ririe, may be the favorite to win the title this year. While Ririe is seeded on the other side of the bracket, the Grangeville girls likely will face a tough matchup during the second round whether or not they find a way past first-round foe Wendell.
Clearwater Valley’s Trey Pfefferkorn found a lane to drive and scored two points on this play during the 1AD1 District II tournament play-in game held on Presidents’ Day afternoon last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. Potlatch grabbed an early lead, blunted the Rams’ charge during the second quarter, and held on to win 56-45. Bracket play began after the Tuesday, Feb. 17, print deadline with top-seeded Prairie preparing to play the Kamiah-Troy winner this afternoon, Feb. 18, at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. Prairie, the 2014 1AD1 state champion and the WPL’s 2015 regular season champion, will open at 7 p.m.
Four locals won their respective weight classes last Saturday, Feb. 14, at the last regular season wrestling event of the year.
Bowling, trapshooting, and high school basketball box scores.
Potlatch ended Clearwater Valley’s boys basketball season with a 56-45 win over the Rams in the 1AD1 District II boys basketball play-in game last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. But if the district tournament goes the way the Loggers went during their regular season finale against Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 14, the rest of the league’s teams may find contentment in playing for second or third place.
Led by Central Idaho League "player of the year" Hailey Sullivan, the Grangeville girls took one step closer to a district tournament title.
Grangeville found itself in foul trouble early in the fourth quarter, but St. Maries had no answer for the 16-6 run GHS used to lock up a share of the Central Idaho League lead.
Salmon River's district tournament offers the Savages two potential pathways to state.
Less than five minutes into Friday's game, Grangeville had a point total it would take Coeur d'Alene Charter most of three quarters to match.
The 1AD1 District II championship game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the LCSC Activity Center.
In the battle of the Bulldogs -- Grangeville versus Genesee -- Michael and Michael (Stevens and Wilson) had big nights for the victorious hosts.
After the host Lumberjacks stumbled to score just three points during the second quarter last Saturday, Jan. 17, Grangeville’s boys had a bead on the Central Idaho League’s top spot. But St. Maries dialed in on the bottom of the net during the second half and shot its way to the league lead, 55-50, with a win in the Lumberjacks’ CIL opener.
After dropping one match during the seeding round of the Orofino Invitational last Friday, Jan. 16, Grangeville’s Frankie Zumwalt won every match during the elimination round on Saturday — including the one pictured, by way of a pin of Lewiston’s Keegan Sweeney en route to the 132-pound title.
The Grangeville girls strengthened their grip on the Central Idaho League with a 48-41 win over St. Maries Jan. 6, and followed up with a couple of tough non-league games last week.