Grangeville Smash Bash Softball Tournament, a fund-raiser for Idaho County Schools, has been scheduled Aug. 28-30. Entry is $250 per team for up to 16 teams. Contact Ron at 208-713-7758 or Casey at 208-989-6686 or Troy at 208-507-1888.

      Olson's Miniature Rodeo Bulls will hold its third annual mini bull bash finals at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Grangeville Border Days arena. A youth barrel race is planned as well. Entries open Aug. 24, with slots available for up to 20 riders: the first 10 ages 10 and younger, and the first 10 ag…

        The Kamiah Youth Recreation Association board recently voted to hold a football season this year. "As long as the public school is able to play, so will we," KYRA president Ben Baldwin said.

        The 2020 edition of the Walt Luman Memorial held last weekend at Grangeville Country Club saw a full field of golfers in two-man pairings, which made for long days on the links, but also big prizes for those who topped the scoring. At midday on Sunday, Aug. 2, with nine holes still to play, …

        Clearwater Valley’s football team has a new head coach with Allen Hutchens, who had assisted former head Roger Whalen last fall. Whalen took over in 2017 and will coach his 50th football season in Colorado this fall, having bossed the Rams to a 17-11 overall record, including 1AD1 state play…

          Two Bar V Livestock and the Idaho Cowboys Association have scheduled another timed events rodeo at the arena off Greencreek Road near Cottonwood. This one is set for 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Entry information is online at icarodeo.com.

            Idaho High School Rodeo District III has penciled the following dates this fall and next spring: Sept. 18-20 in Lewiston, Sept. 26-27 in Cambridge, Oct. 10-11 in White Bird, April 17-18 in White Bird, and May 7-9 in Cambridge. Details and entry information can be found at ihsra3.com.

              The Grangeville High School volleyball team has a meeting with players, parents and new head coach Elaine Anderson set for 7 p.m. the Friday night, Aug. 7. The purpose of the meeting is to organize and complete paperwork. Freshmen, juniors and players new to the program are to present proof …

                The Grangeville High School cheer team athletes and parents will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the GHS library to organize for the 2020-21 season. Freshmen, juniors and those who are new to the program must have sports physicals to be on the team. Evaluations begin Aug. 10, at a time to be announ…

                  Clearwater Valley volleyball players and parents will meet with coaches at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 to organize for the upcoming season.

                    The Kamiah Youth Recreation Association board recently voted to hold a football season this year. "As long as the public school is able to play, so will we," KYRA president Ben Baldwin said.

                      The 27th Annual Camas Prairie Bowmen Spring Fling 3D Shoot was postponed this spring and has been rescheduled Aug. 8-9 at the range south of Grangeville. Shoot time Saturday is a staggered start 7-10 a.m. with scorecards in by 4 p.m. Sunday's is a "fun shoot" — no trophies.

                        Prairie's sports teams will hold a player/parent meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 in the high school cafeteria. Volleyball practice starts that evening from 6-9 p.m. in the gym. The meeting is for every player who plans to play a sport in the 2020-21 school year and PHS requests at least one parent…

                          The Grangeville High School football team will hold its parents meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 in the GHS gym. The Bulldogs' annual combine will be for all interested high school players at 5 p.m. that same day.

                            The Kamiah High School football team will have a mandatory parent/player meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the high school library, to complete all the required paperwork and cover all safety information including new protocols and IHSAA guidelines. Kamiah’s football camp is Aug. 10-12 at Dent Acr…

                              Mandatory GHS Soccer organizational meeting and sign-ups for both the boys and the girls high school soccer teams will be held at 6 p.m. July 30 in the GHS Library. First practice will be Aug. 10. First game will be Aug. 22.

                                Prairie announced a couple of football and volleyball dates will not go off as planned. The football team’s first game had been scheduled Aug. 29 as part of an inter-district 1A showcase at Middleton High School. Prairie, Lapwai and Kendrick all had games slated that day, and all three cance…

                                  Mandatory GHS Soccer organizational meeting and sign-ups for both the boys and the girls high school soccer teams will be held at 6 p.m. July 30 in the GHS Library. First practice will be Aug. 10. First game will be Aug. 22.

                                    St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics sports physicals are scheduled Aug. 3 in Kamiah, Aug. 4 in Nezperce and Aug. 6 in Cottonwood. Cost is $25 per physical with all proceeds to be donated back to the child’s school. The physicals will be held 5-6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s clinic in each city. C…

                                    The Prairie football boys – both middle school and high school – took the field at PHS Monday night, July 20, for the first day of their annual off-season camp, which continues this week. Regular practice begins Aug. 10 and Prairie’s season opener is Aug. 29 against Oakley at Middleton. Coun…

                                    Darby Wimer, 10, and Kadin Christianson, 12, were among several boys who took the sunshine at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park last Sunday, July 19, as an opportunity to play some fly-up and 500.

                                    Having bagged sports early this spring due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Idaho High School Activities Association released sport-by-sport guidance last week for schools to follow as educators and administrators across North Central Idaho, the state and much of the country work toward deci…

                                    Bryden Brannan and Austin Brannan took first place in the local team roping earlier this month at the Grangeville Border Days rodeo. Pictured is their run on the night of July 3.

                                    Kaylee Page took first place in the local girls barrel racing earlier this month at Grangeville Border Days. Pictured is her ride on the night of July 3.

                                      Mandatory GHS Soccer organizational meeting and sign-ups for both the boys and the girls high school soccer teams will be held at 6 p.m. July 30 in the GHS Library. First practice will be Aug. 10. First game will be Aug. 22.

                                      A 2B Cabinetry flag table is being raffled off to boost GHS football this fall. The table and the raffle are at Jungle Gyms Indoor Play Center in Grangeville, with entries $20 per square.

                                        The Prairie Pirate Football team will be hosting its own football camp on July 20-23 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the football field. The camp is open to all incoming 7th-12th grade Prairie players. Bring cleats, shorts, t-shirt and your own water bottle. For more information email Coach Hasselstrom…

                                        Camden Barger, 16, a Grangeville High School junior, will serve as the 2021 Border Days Queen. She was crowned at the July 4 rodeo. She is the daughter of Kevin and Michelle Barger.

                                          The local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet previously rescheduled for May 30 has been moved to July 18. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville, $30 for members or $65 for individual meal plus membership. Contact Susan Harries, 208-983-0995.

                                            St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics sports physicals are scheduled Aug. 3 in Kamiah, Aug. 4 in Nezperce and Aug. 6 in Cottonwood. Cost is $25 per physical with all proceeds to be donated back to the child’s school. The physicals will be held 5-6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s clinic in each city. C…

                                            Many hands made light work of a new building at the Grangeville High School baseball field, which went up June 27. The project brought together donations from Grangeville Boosters, Grangeville Babe Ruth, Bruzas Construction, Idaho Forest Group, Seasons Restaurant, Early Bird Supply and Green…

                                              Clearwater Valley football coach Roger Whalen will be in his 50th year coaching this fall - but will be doing it in southern Colorado, he told the Free Press Wednesday, July 8.

                                                An American Legion baseball tournament that had been planned later this week in Coeur d'Alene has been called off, so the Camas Prairie Zephyrs will instead play a double-header at Silver Valley with starts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday in Kellogg.

                                                GRANGEVILLE – Independence Day once again saw the Camas Prairie Zephyrs host a baseball double-header in what is becoming part of the annual Border Days celebration here. Ace pitcher Blake Schoo struck out seven against visiting Moscow last Saturday, July 4, but Moscow built on to an early l…

                                                The timed events rodeo held July 4 at the Two Bar V Ranch near Cottonwood – about a mile from U.S. Highway 95 along the Greencreek Road – saw about 100 men and women compete in breakaway (pictured), team roping, steer wrestling and tie down roping. Some of the same competitors who showed out…

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