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Stump anchors Grangeville

Bulldog of the Week

Grangeville linebacker Brandon Stump has been playing football since kindergarten and has been playing in North Central Idaho since seventh grade, when he relocated to Orofino from Arizona.

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Pirates chase Savages after Friday smoke-out


Friday’s smoke-out made for Monday night football between two local teams, and Prairie’s physical play early on pushed the hosts to a 52-34 win over defending 1AD2 champion Salmon River.

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Kubs smoked by Rams, Summers


“If we had to play them again tomorrow, it might turn out different,” Clearwater Valley head coach Roger Whalen said after the Rams' 54-6 win — his first win as CV's leading man. “With a rivalry game, you never know how that's going to go.”

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Bantams sidestep Bulldogs’ big plays


A couple of long scoring plays by Booker Bush put Grangeville ahead 6-0 early in the first quarter and 20-16 late in the third quarter, but host Clarkston converted a tip-drill interception into the decisive points during their 22-20 win over the Bulldogs Saturday, Sept. 9.

Salmon River tops Summit; Grangeville holding tournament Saturday


The Salmon River girls posted a straight-sets win over Summit last Saturday, Sept. 9, marking the Patriots’ fourth straight loss following their three-win start.

Smoke squashes soccer matches; GHS to host St. Maries this Saturday

Home soccer matches scheduled for last Saturday, Sept. 9, against Priest River, were cancelled due to poor air quality as smoke hung over much of the region late in the day last Friday.

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Clarkston slips Grangeville's grip

Preps Beat Journal

All three local football games that had been scheduled for Friday night were scrubbed due to bad air quality related to forest fires, and all three have been rescheduled. Two of those will kick off on Saturday, if the air is good.

All local football games postponed due to air quality; two games reset for tomorrow

Preps Beat Journal

Poor air quality continues to hang over the football games scheduled across the region tonight, with the Prairie-Salmon River, the Kamiah-Clearwater Valley. and the Clarkston-Grangeville game all facing administrative decisions this afternoon.

Poor air quality threatens, but only one smoke-out so far

Preps Beat Journal

While smoke may yet interfere with schedules, local teams are moving to play as planned.

PHS volleyball at Lapwai shifted to next Tuesday

Prairie's volleyball game previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at Lapwai has been rescheduled to accommodate Lapwai's football game being rescheduled due to smoke.

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Bush breaks Nampa Christian

Bulldog of the Week

Grangeville’s season opener against Moscow didn’t turn out the way the Bulldogs wanted, but the play of Booker Bush drew plaudits from head coach Jeff Adams, who remarked on the junior standout wide receiver’s playmaking from start to finish on both offense and defense.


The Prairie High School cross-country team photo, which ran in the Fall Sports Preview last week, was incorrectly attributed due to a Free Press error. Coach Glenn Poxleitner contributed the photo for publication.

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Hass’s Class

Prairie coach Ryan Hasselstrom was named the 1A track and field coach of the year during a district meeting last month.

Harper hammers Colton for 5 TDs

The Savages improved to 2-0 with a doubling-up of Colton.

Genesee turns the tide against Prairie

The Prairie boys scored just seconds into the game last Friday night, Sept. 1, but Genesee shut down the conversion run after Spencer Schumacher found Derik Shears for a 73-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.


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