It’s fitting that at the conclusion of a rain-soaked season, Clearwater Valley coach Josh Bradley’s Rams snapped one of the area’s longer-standing spring sports droughts. Having reached the state tournament for the first time since 2000, the CV baseball squad won a first-round game, securing a top-four finish in the process.
Being the top team out of the Whitepine League, which had produced the state champion in seven of the previous eight years, came with one big perk at the 2017 tournament: a first round bye.
Losses to Melba and Malad brought Grangeville's baseball season to a close during the first two days of play at the 2A state tournament held in Idaho Falls.
With an 11-10 win over Notus, the Prairie girls are in position to play Horseshoe Bend for a shot at the 1A championship. The semifinal is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at Airport Park in Lewiston.
The Clearwater Valley boys beat Wilder 7-1 in the first game of the 1A state baseball tournament, and after falling to Genesee, the Rams are set to play Glenns Ferry for third place.
State track and field results: Day 1
Cole Olsen won the 3,200 run Friday at the 1A state track meet.
Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville senior McKenzie Kennedy has been to the state tennis tournament the past two years, and each time, the weather was lousy.
Trapshooting; rodeo results.
Clearwater Valley’s Dylan Yates won the boys high school rodeo all-around saddle for the school year, marking his second in a row.
Prairie’s softball team ended Kamiah’s season with a 17-2 win last Thursday, May 11, then sent Kendrick to the elimination bracket with a 15-9 win over the Tigers at the District I-II tournament last Saturday, May 13.
A rain delay sidelined the small classifications District I-II tennis tournament last Friday morning, May 12, but when the weather finally broke at about 3:30 p.m., the floodgates opened for Grangeville’s athletes. Playing shortened matches on account of limited remaining daylight and in anticipation of more rain the next morning, the Bulldogs won three categories outright and qualified 14 in all for state.
Track & Field
Clearwater Valley senior Cole Olsen won three district titles on his own and anchored the region’s fastest medley relay last last Saturday, May 13, at Kootenai High School.
Grangeville and Clearwater Valley tennis players are on to state, as the Bulldogs won the district team title yesterday and eight Rams posted top-four finishes.
Track & Field
Grangeville won 16 events at the 2A District I-II track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Kootenai High School -- enough for first place in girls team scoring and second among the three Central Idaho League boys teams.
The Grangeville High boys will be heading to Idaho Falls for the 2A baseball tournament May 18-20, and as District I-II champions, they'll play the runner-up out of District III at 12:45 p.m. MT that Thursday.