Compared to recent history, Salmon River does not run deep — so when feature back Jimmy Shepherd sustained a hand injury at Colton, the Savages prospects took a big hit. But even if the Savages had been at full strength, their Sept. 12 matchup against Prairie would probably have gone about the same.
At the conclusion of a long day of tournament volleyball, the Clearwater Valley Rams rallied from a game down to beat host Grangeville in three (12-25, 25-21, 19-17).
Grangeville played Clarkston within one point through three quarters on Friday night, but the Bantams forced late turnovers to take away the Bulldogs' winning chances.
Prairie’s season opener featured a matchup of two of the Whitepine League’s elite teams — a rematch between teams whose places in the WPL pecking order were determined by a back-and-forth 96-point shootout last September in Cottonwood.
Prairie’s Kristin Uhlenkott played effectively in all phases of Prairie’s win last Thursday night, Sept. 4 at Grangeville.
A fun run to benefit the Families of SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) charity will be held at Lions Park and on the Grangeville truck route Sept. 20.
The Whitepine League standings include just two league games so far, with reigning WPL champion Troy and chief contender Prairie still undefeated after Week 1.
With a powerful ground game, Prairie crushed one of the teams most observers anticipate will finish near the top of the Whitepine League's upper division.
Wool Riding (a.k.a. Mutton Bustin’) will be held during the Lewiston Roundup on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Grangeville pulled away with a 43-18 win over Moscow Friday night at GHS and Kamiah handled Zero Week visitor, Victor; Salmon River ran into a powerhouse, Troy.
The JV Bulldogs first football game of the season will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Moscow.
With two-a-days and an intra-squad scrimmage in the books, the Grangeville High School teams are set to open regular season play with a familiar Zero Week opponent: Moscow.
At the District II officials meetings last Wednesday night, Aug. 20, “the Grangeville football team, coaches, and fans won the Sportsmanship Award for last year,” GHS football coach Jeff Lindsley said.
Fall sports practices opened statewide on Aug. 15, but teams that scheduled “Zero Week” games started working out together on Aug. 11 in preparation for their season openers.