Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) and Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) both reached their respective finals with wins on Saturday morning at the 2A state wrestling tournament.
Seven lead changes during the first half signaled a close game, but for much of the contest, Lapwai stood firmly in control of the 1AD1 District II boys district title game Friday night at the LCSC Activity Center. During the short stretches when the Pirates' shots were falling, Prairie evened up the game -- but a bit of treachery in the Pirates' shooting touch combined with timely shooting by the Wildcats allowed Lapwai to sustain scoring runs up to double-digit leads early and late in the game.
Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) and Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) both aced their state wrestling competition, and will wrestle as two of the area's eight remaining medal hopefuls tomorrow.
Before the Pirates found the range, the sheer volume of their shooting overwhelmed Liberty Charter. Once Prairie found the range, the defending state champions shelled the Patriots into submission, 60-25, during the first round of 1AD1 state tournament play.
Grangeville trailed by as many as 11 points during the first half of its first round 2A state tournament matchup against Wendell, but charged back to win 46-44 in overtime Thursday afternoon at Bishop Kelly High School.
The Pirates are safely through to the state tournament.
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.
Pro-wolf environmentalists are taking to court the federal agency tasked with killing problematic wild animals, alleging the Department of Agriculture’s APHIS Wildlife Services arm has “never examined or disclosed the effect of its activities in combination with recreational wolf hunting and trapping conducted by the public.”
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 local gold-picking community got a boost last Wednesday, Feb. 11, when a house committee deadlocked on whether to stop Rep. Paul Shepherd’s latest bill, which aims to exempt suction dredging from federal laws under which the Environmental Protection Agency forbids suction dredging in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages.
State hammers ‘past employee’ who shot research elk illegally last year
In Clear Creek, Alternative C it is.
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.
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.
Grangeville 58, Genesee 33
In the battle of the Bulldogs — Grangeville versus Genesee — Michael and Michael (Stevens and Wilson) had big nights for the victorious hosts.
Search and rescue dollars aren’t famous among the monies local jurisdictions receive from the federal government in the form of Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payouts. PILT was renewed late last year, but while Idaho County and local school districts anxiously await Congressional action on SRS, Idaho County Undersheriff Jim Gorges is trying to schedule a gun show to help fund one of the county’s basic services.
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
While the public-sector lethal control board’s efforts may have stalled, a private group trying to organize locals wants to accelerate the trapping of wolves in the Clearwater Region.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted the Savages to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night at Salmon River High School — but without effective defense from Rylie Travis and Alex Diaz, Highland's Tanner Dempsey (26 points) might have given the visiting Huskies a winning burst.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted Salmon River to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night.
Garbage fees that for decades Idaho County failed to bill to 118 Nez Perce Tribe-owned properties will be billed soon, outgoing Idaho County Commission chairman James Rockwell said Tuesday, Dec. 30.
For all of the first half and parts of the third and fourth quarters of a 62-58 loss Dec. 29 at the LCSC Activity Center, Grangeville matched Lewiston shot for shot.
For all of the first half and parts of the third and fourth quarters, Grangeville matched Lewiston shot for shot.
Morrow’s trey lifts CV to overtime win; food banks net $8,000
On a night Kamiah led by 10 points with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, a late surge set up a moment for Clearwater Valley sophomore Mitch Morrow to take and make a hero shot.
The annual Idaho County Shootout raised more than $10,000 for local food banks — about $6,000 less than the event raised last year. Organizers decided ahead of time that the traveling trophy would not be awarded this year.
The Grangeville boys basketball squad held visiting McCall-Donnelly to just five points during each of the first two quarters even as guard Layton Harris rained down three-point shots last Saturday night, Dec. 6.
For the third time in a week, Prairie doubled its opponent’s point total.
Steve Munson, 61, retired from a life dedicated to fire management with the Forest Service. Now he runs — eight to 15 miles every other day, and 26.2 at least once a month.
WPT co-owners kick Blixseth with Lochsa land auction plan; court rejects $12M sale as undervaluing bankrupt billionaire’s former share
Western Pacific Timber, one of Idaho County’s largest landowners is the subject of a court room tug-of-war between a former billionaire and the man who once loaned him millions.
Late in the second year of its 10-year contract with Simmons Sanitation and Recycling Service, Idaho County’s garbage system is $78,000 in the hole. The county commission is taking steps to avoid changing the even-older fee structure – and taking a harder line to local landowners.
In the aftermath of a 72-18 final score, it is clear that visiting Valley was wholly overmatched during the 1AD1 football championship game held at the Kibbie Dome last Friday night, Nov. 21.
Prairie 72, Valley 18
Behind four first half touchdowns by Jake Bruner, the Prairie Pirates won the 1AD1 state football championship Friday night.
“...in the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence...” — Adam Smith, 1759
For the second week in a row, Prairie overcame a slow start. For the second time this playoff season, Prairie dominated a Thursday night game. For the first time since winning the 2008 eight-man football championship, the Pirates advanced to the 1AD1 title game.
North Fremont had no trouble with Bear Lake on Halloween Weekend, but gave away a “trick-or-treat” game on Nov. 8, allowing Grangeville five late touchdowns — and a 49-28 quarterfinal win.
Starting in the mid-1990s and continuing until last week, Troy and Genesee put together an impressive run: 12 of the past 18 class 1A division titles. But Prairie will mark 2014 as the year when a senior-led squad directed by Whitepine League “coach of the year” Cheyenne Hudson topped both the league and the state.
He was the hatchetman. When retiring supervisor Rick Brazell came to the area’s national forests in 2009, much of the writing was already on the wall.
Before Max Cawley recovered a Nampa Christian player's fumble midway through the first quarter of Grangeville's 47-13 first round victory last Friday night, Oct. 31, the Bulldogs and the Trojans had traded possessions.
Wallace had Prairie in a tough spot once during an 80-26 Pirates last Thursday night, Oct. 30. The Pirates were backed up against their own goal line after a defensive stand deep in their own territory.
We had two pickers tie for the top prize this week, and nearly everyone else was tripped up by the whooping Tom Brady put on Peyton Manning this week.
With the start of the playoffs, football results came early this week. With a comprehensive victory over Wallace Thursday, Prairie reached the quarterfinals, which will be played Nov. 7 at the Kibbie Dome depending on the results of the Oakley-Notus game to be played tomorrow. On the other side of the 1AD1 bracket, Kamiah defeated Horseshoe Bend 62-38. In the 2A bracket, Grangeville crushed Nampa Christian 47-13.
With one of the school’s Class of 2015 most decorated athletes hampered by injury, Prairie seniors Hunter McWilliams, Isaiah Shears and Mason Dalgliesh provided the scoring punch the Pirates required to win during a key matchup in the Whitepine League's regular season finale last Friday night, Oct. 24.
On the Sunday morning of Opening Weekend 2014, Jackson Page, 10, went to his dad to ask for a chance to go after a deer he had seen weeks earlier and decided would be his come hunting season.
2A District I-II volleyball tournament
With a state tournament berth available to the district winner, Grangeville played brilliantly to win in extra sets against both Orofino (26-24, 24-26, 28-26, 25-21, 15-9) and St. Maries (25-21, 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 16-14) last Saturday, Oct. 18.
Kamiah 50, Genesee 20
Had the opening moments of Kamiah’s homecoming game served as any guide, visiting Genesee might have found a way to turn a halftime tie into a clear victory last Friday night, Oct. 17.
‘These trainings help keep mutual benefit and respect and allow some back-and-forth. I can only foresee this cooperation getting better and better.’
What is it like to be dead for an hour? Christopher Osborne – who played one of eight shooting victims for a mass casualty drill held last week – said, “You get a lot of attention.” A simulated emergency call went out at 5:28 p.m. on Oct. 15. By 6 p.m., responders from several area agencies had arrived equipped to play-act a deadly scene at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.
Grangeville defeated Orofino (25-9, 25-13, 20-25, 25-14) Thursday night and will be seeded higher than the Maniacs when the 2A District I-II tournament opens on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Doyel Shamley of Nevada-based Veritas Research Consulting will accompany and advise Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik in visits with Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials later this month.
After a week of shuffling players into new roles in the wake of a narrow loss in their Central Idaho League opener earlier this month, the Bulldogs played near-perfect defense in a lopsided win over St. Maries last Friday night, Oct. 10...