Grangeville, Kendrick and Nezperce swimmers met last Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Grangeville City Pool for the last meet of their summer season. Pictured,  and Patrick McGuigan (right) dives in for a later event.

    The Kooskia Saddliers O-Mok-See earlier this month saw 18 riders. Pictured are top finishers (from left): queen Macy Morrow, Maggie Winkler, Gabe Doughtery, Conner Christensen, Sawyer Fisher, Taya Pfefferkorn, princess Makenzie Winkler, Michelle Clark and Sheryl Nimms.

    Kooskia Saddliers Queen Macy Morrow rode to first place in her age group during the barrel racing portion of the Kooskia Saddliers O-Mok-See held last Saturday, Aug. 2,. Pictured is her ride of 20.711 seconds in the bracket for ages 12-15.

      Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch keeps giving back to his alma mater. One way, Boise TV news outlet KTVB.com reported last week, is by outfitting the football team with new jerseys. Vander Esch has deal with sports apparel titan Nike, KTVB reported, and that deal includes $5,00…

        GRANGEVILLE – Bulldogs football parents and players are to meet coaches and do paperwork for the upcoming season at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the GHS gym. The team will be holding its annual combine at 5 p.m. that day.

        Summertime youth football camps in the Clearwater Valley were held last month, with CVHS head coach Roger Whalen instructing the elementary-age kids last week and bringing out the middle-schoolers Monday, July 29. Pictured participating in footwork, tackling, blocking and passing drills are …

          Kamiah High School got a new football scoreboard up and running, the Kamiah Kub Football Facebook page announced Tuesday, July 30.

            The Clearwater Valley High School fall sports meeting for football, volleyball, and cross country will be held at 6 p.m. July 31 in the CVHS library. Parents and student athletes are highly encouraged to attend to meet with coaches, fill out paperwork and pay sports fees. Contact Kolby Krieg…

              The Cottonwood Summer Fest softball game was a hit last Saturday, July 27, at Wimer Field. The game was just one of about a dozen events in town that day, as a new committee stepped up to revive an old local holiday under a new name. “It was amazing,” organizer Serena Lockett told the Free P…

              “Once again the Kooskia Days hometown softball game hosted by Diehard Sports Association provided an exciting and hilarious game for players and spectators,” organizer Ruth Mohr said the Monday following the annual event. “The Lucky Lizards bested the Barflys by one run, 13-12, in seven inni…

                GRANGEVILLE – Athletes entering grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the Bulldogs’ non-contact football skills development camp scheduled next month. The camp runs 9-12:30 p.m. each day Aug. 12-13 at the GHS football field. Registration is $35; register before Aug. 3 to secure a camp t-s…

                Soccer players opened camp last week in Grangeville with co-ed drills and scrimmages held Monday, July 22, at Grangeville High School. The UK Elite camp — scheduled as a GHS soccer team function — is scheduled to continue through Friday, July 26. Pictured, Grangeville girls standout Mia Riou…

                Having opened post-season play with a 2-1 win over eventual the district runner-up LC Cubs last week in Sandpoint, the Camas Prairie Zephyrs had a bit of bad-luck batting and fielding during an 11-2 loss to eventual district champion Moscow.

                  Syringa Hospital & Clinics has scheduled free sports physicals 4-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Grangeville clinic and 1-5 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Kooskia clinic. The physical is free; 100 percent of any donation goes directly to the school of your choice. Information is online at syringahospital.org.

                    LEWISTON - Recruitment is under way for football officials for high school and junior high school football in Idaho's District 2.
The first meeting, which is an introductory meeting for officials only, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at the City of Lewiston Police Training Center…

                      Jakes Day is set for Aug. 3 at the Camas Prairie Archery Range south of Grangeville. Sign-up sheets are at B&B Bargain this week. Cost is $10 per kid and per adult, including lunch. Participants will get instruction in archery, .22, shotgun, turkey shoot, survival skills training and BB gun.

                      A road trip during the last week of the regular season didn’t go as well for the Camas Prairie Zephyrs as head coach Dave Shears Jr. would have liked, but despite several walk-addled losses, they’re headed to the post-season with a mid-tier rank and an opportunity to flex their baseball musc…

                        Kooskia Days is once again being held on the last weekend in July, July 26-28, and the Diehard Sports Association is once again sponsoring an old-fashioned co-ed softball game as part of the celebration. The game will be played at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Kooskia City Park. Supporters are …

                          American Legion Posts 152 and 37 will receive the proceeds of an 18-hole four-man best-ball golf tournament to be held at 9 a.m. July 27. Prizes include a half-day fishing trip and a full-day fishing trip. Entry is $65 per golfer, including green fee and pulled pork sandwich lunch. Women are…

                            Clearwater Valley football coach Roger Whalen is offering two camps for elementary- and middle school-aged kids this summer. Grades 3-5 go 5-7 p.m. July 22-25 and grades 6-8 go 5-7 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Cost is $20 per kid. Register with Melissa Carter, 208-935-5134, or Crystal McElreath, 208…

                              The area’s biggest rodeo prize was won Saturday night, July 6, by bull rider Dalton Davis, who scored an 81 late in the evening to win not only the first-place purse: As the only bull rider to post a qualified ride, Davis scooped up all the ground money – totaling $2,156 in all.

                              In 2018, Alex and Margaret Frei were the first two runners to cross the finish line at the annual 5K fun run held each Fourth of July in Grangeville. On Thursday, Margaret was the first woman to finish, but Alex wasn’t seen until later.

                              It's tough to see how Cindy Woods could have taken the first turn of her run any tighter Friday morning, July 5, during Border Days Rodeo slack time, but her time -- unofficially, 18.443 seconds -- penciled about 13 hundredths of a second behind early leader Taylor Eller, who stopped the clo…

                              GRANGEVILLE — Before a bit of rain rolled in last Thursday, June 27, the Camas Prairie Zephyrs completed a late-innings comeback and held off visiting Orofino 4-3 behind the pitching of Jack Kennedy, Tyler Stephens and Reece Wimer. Orofino won the late game, which turned against the home tea…

                              If you’ve seen Shawn Wolter play basketball locally, it doesn’t take much imagination to picture the style he prefers. Years ago, a car wreck cost him a chance to play professionally overseas, but on the hardwood, Grangeville city-leaguers know he makes open shots, attacks the basket and fin…

                                Clearwater Valley football coach Roger Whalen is offering two camps for elementary- and middle school-aged kids this summer. Grades 3-5 go 5-7 p.m. July 22-25 and grades 6-8 go 5-7 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Cost is $20 per kid. Register with Melissa Carter, 208-935-5134, or Crystal McElreath, 208…

                                KOOSKIA — It only seems like baseball season never ends at Clearwater Valley High School, where varsity head coach Josh Bradley spends the first several weeks each summer working with the middle school-age kids who make up the Clearwater Valley Babe Ruth team.

                                LEWISTON — “We did pretty well, but we kind of got X’d out of the championship game,” Camas Prairie Zephyrs head coach Dave Shears Jr. told the Free Press June 25 of the local American Legion baseball team’s showing at the annual Clancy Ellis Tournament.

                                  Royalty tryouts to represent the Winchester Open Rodeo are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. July 5, with the 28th annual event to go July 6-7 at the Arena In The Pines. Rodeos are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. each day. Entries are at winchesterrodeo.com or by calling Diana Humphrey, 208-924-5840.

                                  The bareback riding resulted in the single biggest payout seen at last weekend’s 2019 White Bird Rodeo: a boon for Nolan Gillies of Boise. The horse almost got the better of him, but the 41 points were enough to take first place — which came with a buckle and a prize of nearly $700. “All I w…

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