“It was a good game,” Grangeville junior Zoe Lutz said of her season-high 11-point night last Thursday, Jan. 9, at Orofino, where the Bulldogs won their first league game of the season. “We played really well together and it was fun.”

    GRANGEVILLE – Picture a snowy night, with some games in North Central Idaho already having been called off. Or, picture living in another state, far from the grandkids. What if you could watch from home?

      LCSC junior Cole Olsen qualified for the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships with a 3,000 meter time of 8:36.92 at the Vandal Open last Saturday, Jan. 11, in Moscow — his first indoor race of the season. He placed second as the only NAIA runner in the pack.

      GRANGEVILLE — The Bulldog boys scored the first four points and hung within four points after a put-back by Kyle Frei (12 points) early in the second quarter, but found themselves on the wrong end of an 8-2 run that saw Prairie push out to a 10-point lead before halftime on Jan. 7 at GHS.

      GRANGEVILLE — During the first five minutes of their 52-19 win over McCall-Donnelly last Saturday, Jan. 4, the Grangeville girls outscored the visiting Vandals by 15 points.

      Clearwater Valley’s Keyan Boller took second place at Pomeroy during the holiday break, and backed up his strong performance at 98 pounds with a first-place finish at St. Maries last weekend, Jan. 3-4.

      On a last-second shot, Grangeville’s grade 6-7 girls basketball team beat the Clarkston Little Bantams 19-18 in the final game of their Washington state qualification tournament Jan. 3-5 in Lapwai. Earlier in the tournament, they beat Lapwai, Lewiston and Walla Walla teams. Pictured are (fro…

      RIGGINS — Victory Charter came out gunning with 18 first quarterr points — all on shots from the floor, including a couple of three-pointers — but the Salmon River girls took charge of the contest during the second.

        Adelei LeFebvre and Landon Schlieper topped their section of the annual free throw contest put on by Grangeville Elks Lodge No. 1825. LeFebvre, GEMS, and Schlieper, Clearwater Valley, headed the 12-13 year-olds portion of the event held Dec. 14 at GEMS.

          Grangeville’s cheerleaders have become competitive in recent years, and the squad has several competitions coming up. The team has been practicing together since before the start of school and has been on hand at football and basketball games.

          KAMIAH — The Kubs teamed up with the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, sponsors and their Clearwater Valley rivals to raise $7,811 for their local food banks. The respect the foes have for each other was on display during the games last Thursday night, Dec. 19, which ended up split with the CV girls taking the opener 29-23 and the Kamiah boys taking the nightcap 63-36.

          Bulldog of the Week

            “It’s really fun, our fast style of play,” Bulldogs senior Aiden Anderson told the Free Press Dec. 18. “We don’t have as much height as we did last year, so we like to push the pace and shoot well.”

            COTTONWOOD  — The Prairie boys and girls varsity basketball schedules aligned last week, with both squads taking on Clearwater Valley Dec. 10, followed by double-headers at Salmon River Dec. 12 and against Troy Dec. 14.

            Colton hadn’t lost a game to the Grangeville girls since Dec. 7, 2010, but the Wildcats had no counter for the inside-out offense GHS deployed during a 59-38 victory on Dec. 10.

            Les Schwab Tire Center in Grangeville recently donated $500 to the Grangeville High Scholl girls’ basketball program for its Nyssa, Ore. tournament. “We as a basketball family just want to express how thankful we are to have such a great supporter of GHS sports in our community,” said coach …

              After wrestling in Bulldogs blue his freshman year, GHS junior Sebastian Darwish had been away from wrestling for more than a year. He came back to the sport this season, and went 5-1 during Grangeville’s second competition, last Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14 at Kellogg’s George Wilde tournament.

                Clearwater Valley’s Christian Fabbi took first place at the team’s first event of the season Dec. 7 at Potlatch’s Dick Griswold Memorial tournament. Fabbi (132) pinned Avery McSpadden of Post Falls and Nick Hastings of Pomeroy, and won a major decision, 9-0, over McCall’s Arlen Main in the f…

                  KELLOGG — Grangeville’s Sebastian Darwish went 5-1 at the George Wilde wrestling tournament last Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, where he topped the consolation bracket at 170 pounds.

                    High SchoolGirls Basketball2019-2020 Standings Central Idaho League    Record (12/17)League Overall Orofino1044Grangeville0061St. Maries0137     Grangeville results    Grangeville 59, Colton 38    Lapwai 78, Grangeville 56         Grangeville schedule    Dec. 19-21 at Nyssa (Oregon) Tourname…

                      Whitepine League coaches named Prairie running back and defensive back Cole Martin “player of the year” and put similar titles to two other Pirates: offensive player of the year Derik Shears and defensive player of the year Owen Anderson.

                        High SchoolGirls Basketball2019-2020 Standings Central Idaho League    Record (12/9)League Overall Grangeville0051St. Maries0035Orofino0014     Grangeville results    G’ville 44, McCall 30    Prairie 43, G’ville 34         Grangeville schedule    G’ville at Colton, Dec. 10    G’ville at Lapw…

                        Clearwater Valley wrestling coach Carlos Martinez sees the District I-II as a powerhouse once again. With 16 wrestlers cleared to start the season on his team, including two out of Kamiah, the CV/K co-operative again figures to be among the area’s strong teams.

                          High SchoolGirls Basketball2019-2020 Standings Central Idaho League    Record (11/27)League Overall Grangeville0040St. Maries0014Orofino0003     Grangeville results    Grangeville 47, Prairie 45         Grangeville schedule    G’ville at McCall, Dec. 3    G’ville at Prairie, Dec. 6    G’vill…

                            The annual Elks Hoop Shoot, which for GEMS students was slated Nov. 26, was postponed due to a snow day. It will instead be conducted during school sports class hours.

                              High SchoolGirls Basketball2019-2020 Standings Central Idaho League         Record (11/25)League Overall Grangeville0030St. Maries0003Orofino0002     Grangeville results    Grangeville 49, Genesee 35    Grangeville 64, Kendrick 52         Grangeville schedule    G’ville vs. Prairie, Nov. 26 …

                                Grangeville’s wins over Genesee and Kendrick featured timely, effective play from the Bulldogs’ forwards, with senior Colby Canaday co-leading the GHS scorers against Genesee and sophomore Talia Brown delivering a break-out performance against Kendrick.

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