The Prairie boys pulled off a major upset of previously unbeaten Lapwai, 50-49, at the last second last Friday night, Feb. 24.
On Friday, or the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 25, a poacher or poachers killed a whitetail doe just for the thrill of it. Senior Conservation Officer Ethan Bishop found two unborn twin fawns in the doe as he searched for ballistic forensic evidence at the crime scene.
A half an hour before what was likely the last match of his wrestling career, Grangeville High senior Frankie Zumwalt was doing more-or-less what everyone else in the Idaho Center was doing last Saturday evening: enjoying the matches that came before his.
Frankie Zumwalt of Grangeville, Kieran Owens, Carson Morrow and Trae Dominguez of Clearwater Valley and Jace Perrin of Prairie are all still in contention for state titles after the first day of action at the 2A state wrestling tournament in Nampa. In addition to three semifinalists, CV has two more in contention for medals, with Taylor Roy and Ty Dominguez both winning elimination matches.
Perrin, Zumwalt, MacMeniman, Dominguez, Owens and Morrow are all state-bound as District II champs
Three Bulldogs, nine Rams, a Pirate and a trio of Kubs are all headed to the state wrestling this weekend in Nampa.
1AD1 girls basketball
After Lapwai’s golden generation took a third straight state title with a 79-40 win over Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 18, PHS coach Lori Mader gave the Wildcats their due with a nod to their pending graduation: “The one thing I’m not sad at all about today is all these [Lapwai] girls going bye-bye,” Mader told the crowd in a post-game speech.
1AD2 girls basketball
A third come-from-behind win was not in the cards last Saturday, Feb. 18, as Butte County’s roster had simply too much depth for Paula Tucker to out-coach.
Grangeville topped Orofino for the first time all season behind Ryan Ruklic’s 10 points, 11 rebounds double-double on Monday night, Feb. 20 — and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Bulldog of the Week
When Grangeville High senior Tristen Bledsoe transferred from Moscow before his junior year, he brought one small state experience with him: he had traveled to Pocatello as an alternate, and shot video of his teammates there.
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.