When Cole Schlader fouled out, Prairie led Riverstone by a point, 53-52, with a bit less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Pirates' 1AD1 boys basketball quarterfinal at Vallivue High School. He had played much of the first half in foul trouble, and finished with 18 points.

    After the 1AD1 girls basketball state tournament, IdahoSports.com named three Prairie players to its all-tournament team: first-teamer Madison Shears and second-teamers Kristin Wemhoff and Ellea Uhlenkott. After the 2A girls basketball state tournament, IdahoSports.com named two Grangeville …

    The Central Idaho League coaches named Grangeville guard Camden Barger the 2020-2021 “most valuable player” and named Grangeville’s Bailey Vanderwall to the all-league team. Also recognized were Orofino’s Sydney Zywena and Grace Beardin and St. Maries’ Jenna Holder and Sami Badgett.

    Last week, the Whitepine League announced its 2020-21 girls basketball all-league teams and individual awards, as selected by the head coaches. Claira Osborne of Genesee was chosen as the Whitepine League upper division “Player of the Year.” Brandon Skinner of Kamiah was chosen as the Whitep…

    It didn’t turn out the way she’d have liked, but Zoe Lutz was pleased with how the Grangeville basketball girls approached their state tournament. “We started off strong,” she said. “I think we just met some tougher teams down there. I think we really worked together throughout the tournamen…

      The Whitepine League announced its 2020-21 boys basketball all-league teams, as selected by the head coaches. Lapwai’s Titus Yearout was named the WPL’s upper division “player of the year” and they named Genesee bench boss Travis Grieser “coach of the year.”

      Clearwater Valley’s Daring Cross (138), CV’s Landon Olsen (120) and Highland’s Kadence Beck (106) medaled at the 2A state wrestling tournament held last Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Cross pinned Sam Martin of St. Maries to claim third place, Olsen won a 6-2 decision …

        The Whitepine League announced its 2020-21 boys basketball all-league teams, as selected by the head coaches. Lapwai's Titus Yearout was named the WPL's upper division "player of the year" and they named Genesee bench boss Travis Grieser "coach of the year."

        State Wrestling

          (4 p.m.) Clearwater Valley's Daring Cross (138) pinned Sam Martin of St. Maries to claim third place at the state wrestling tournament. CV's Landon Olsen (120) won a 6-2 decision over Ririe's Brian Ferguson to take fifth. Highland's Kadence Beck (106) finished sixth.

            After the 1AD1 girls basketball state tournament, IdahoSports.com named three Prairie players to its all-tournament team: first-teamer Madison Shears and second-teamers Kristin Wemhoff and Ellea Uhlenkott.

              The Central Idaho League coaches named Grangeville guard Camden Barger the 2020-2021 "most valuable player" and named Grangeville's Bailey Vanderwall to the all-league team. Also recognized were Orofino's Sydney Zywena and Grace Beardin and St. Maries' Jenna Holder and Sami Badgett.

                Last week, the Whitepine League announced its 2020-21 girls basketball all-league teams and individual awards, as selected by the head coaches. Claira Osborne of Genesee was chosen as the Whitepine League upper division "Player of the Year." Brandon Skinner of Kamiah was chosen as the Whitep…

                When the wrestling season began under the cloud of covid, it got out to a slow start as tournaments were fewer, smaller, and farther between than the Bulldogs had seen in previous years. But once it picked up, the Bulldogs were ready to rumble.

                COTTONWOOD — Boys basketball teams across North Central Idaho sorted out a late-season jam-up of winter weather postponements last week, with Prairie scrambling off to Potlatch for a road game the Pirates might have avoided had their home game against Kamiah gone off as planned Feb. 16. Potl…

                GRANGEVILLE — Orofino came out with three quick three-pointers to start the Central Idaho League’s district tournament Monday night, Feb. 22, and led by as many as nine. Grangeville’s Dane Lindsley and Blake Schoo (10 points apiece) led the comeback, and the Bulldogs advanced to play at St. …

                NEW MEADOWS — Cascade pulled off a 67-56 win over Salmon River on the second night of the Long Pin Conference’s district tournament Feb. 17, and that sent the SRHS boys to the loser-out side of the bracket. There they met and beat Horseshoe Bend Monday night, Feb. 22, by a score 57-44.

                BOISE — The Grangeville basketball girls took a step toward realizing their state tournament aspirations with a quarterfinal win over top-rated Cole Valley Christian last Thursday, Feb. 18, reaching the 2A semifinal for the first time since 2015 on the strength of their best shooting perform…

                ST. MARIES — On the strength of individual district titles won by Anthony Fabbi (126), Daring Cross (138) and Isaac Goodwin (220), Clearwater Valley topped the 1A teams at the combined 1A-2A District I-II tournament held Saturday, Feb. 20.

                  POCATELLO — Kadance Beck won the 106 title at the girls state wrestling final last Saturday, Feb. 13, at Pocatello High School. By way of the district tournament on Saturday, Feb. 20, she also qualified to compete at the sanctioned state championship event to be held later this month, as the…

                  NAMPA — A standard size six basketball measures 28.5 inches in circumference, but during a state tournament and in the hands of a free throw shooter, such a sphere can hold the air of unlimited possibility for the player who possesses it, making her an arbiter over all the rest.

                    Grangeville's 2021 football season is scheduled to open Aug. 27 against Moscow. GHS then has road games inked Sept. 3 at Post Falls against the Post Falls JV and Sept. 10 at Weiser before two non-league home games. Those are Sept. 17 against McCall and Sept. 24 against Kellogg. League play b…

                      ST. MARIES — On the strength of individual district titles won by Anthony Fabbi (126), Daring Cross (138) and Isaac Goodwin (220), Clearwater Valley topped the 1A teams at the combined 1A-2A District I-II tournament held Saturday, Feb. 20.

                      NEW MEADOWS — Garden Valley took an early lead and pushed on to a 55-37 win over Salmon River during the Long Pin Conference’s District III tournament runner-up game last Thursday night, Feb. 11.

                      Prairie’s Cole Martin (left) and Dean Johnson (right) both signed with the College of Idaho football program on Feb. 3. The Yotes of Caldwell play in the NAIA’s Cascade Collegiate Conference, which has members in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and the football team mainly plays in Idaho, Mont…

                        TROY — With Jace Sams (12 points), Brady Cox (12), Luke Krogh (11) and Kavan Mercer (10) all scoring double-digits, the Kamiah boys swiped a 52-43 road win at Troy last Friday night, Feb. 12. With the win, KHS stood at 8-5 in the Whitepine League with one game remaining. That game was going …

                          KAMIAH — The Kubs notched their 11th win of the season by way of a 49-28 blowout Feb. 9 at non-league Orofino, during which the KHS boys converted an 11-10 first quarter lead into a 22-12 halftime advantage, which they pushed to 15 points through three quarters. Kavan Mercer scored a team-hi…

                          GRANGEVILLE — Tori Ebert (14 points), Reece Wimer (13), Blake Schoo (12), Dane Lindsley (11) and Miles Lefebvre (10) all scored double-digits as Grangeville blew out Kendrick 83-41 last Thursday night, Feb. 11. GHS led 29-10 after one quarter and added to the margin each frame the rest of th…

                          The Grangeville girls’ style of team ball was on display from the outset during their district tournament win over St. Maries last week. Defensively, they disrupted St. Maries’ passing and worked their way into getting more than their share of the rebounds. Media reports the next day noted t…

                            Central Idaho Bowling Association completed their women’s tournament last week, with thirteen teams competing at Camas Lanes. Placing first among the teams was Abbie’s Angles: Abbie Hudson, Cheyenne Hudson, Janine Wilson and Debra Alm, all from Grangeville. Placing first in singles was Sandi…

                            COTTONWOOD — Trailing Logos 45-42 after three quarters, the Prairie boys ended up having to play for time at the end, which allowed the visiting Knights to extend their late lead to a 65-58 final last Thursday night, Feb. 11. The Pirates had beaten Logos by 16 earlier in the season, and the …

                            KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley boys will be on the road when the Whitepine League’s district playoff begins Monday, Feb. 20, against the No. 3 seed, and Genesee is among the roadblocks the Rams would have to clear to qualify for state play next month. When the Rams and Bulldogs collided las…

                              LAPWAI — Having beaten Kamiah earlier in the week, the Clearwater Valley girls had earned a shot at the No. 1 team in the Whitepine League. Lapwai proved its standing, 80-25, and went on to beat the league’s No. 2, Prairie, during the district title game last Friday night, Feb. 12. Tobie Yoc…

                              COTTONWOOD — Madison Shears (14 points), Kristin Wemhoff (12) and Ellea Uhlenkott (11) powered Prairie past Genesee 51-33 during the Pirates’ first game during the double-elimination portion of the Whitepine League’s district tournament last week. A Prairie-Lapwai rematch for the district ti…

                              GRANGEVILLE — St. Maries stood as the last roadblock between the GHS basketball girls and a state tournament return, and Grangeville bumped over the Lumberjacks 49-12 last Wednesday night, Feb. 10. Grangeville’s lead began to grow after Talia Brown passed to Bailey Vanderwall for a baseline …

                              GRANGEVILLE — With a hook shot midway through the third quarter, Dane Lindsley put the GHS basketball boys 16 points ahead of Genesee last Saturday, Feb. 6, but Genesee struck back in stunning fashion and won 52-50. As fouls piled up against both sides, Genesee outscored Grangeville 15-8 fro…

                              GRANGEVILLE — Bulldogs senior Zoe Lutz came up big in a matchup that featured another of the region’s best post players, with her 18 points and 10 rebounds surpassing Genesee’s Claira Osborne (16 points) despite Osborne’s hot start last Saturday, Jan. 6. Genesee led early on by as many as ei…

                              Long ago, Clearwater Valley would have been a league game for Grangeville, as would many of the others who nowadays compete in the 1A classification. The Whitepine League schools aren’t the only ones with fewer students than they used to have. Grangeville has just seven upperclassmen in the …

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