Lapwai got out to a fast start in a Whitepine League showdown fraught with playoff implications Friday night, Sept. 17. The Wildcats brought Willis Williamson down on this play, but the Kamiah running back proved himself a weapon as the Kubs trimmed their early deficit to two scores before h…

After a couple of weeks without scoring, the Bulldogs and Caleb Frei broke through for a late touchdown and a 7-6 win over McCall-Donnelly Thursday night, Sept. 16.

    GRANGEVILLE — A fund-raiser for GHS boys and girls basketball is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Grangeville Country Club. It’s 18 holes and $300 per team, with free BBQ to be provided by Cash & Carry Foods. Those wishing to sign up or sponsor a hole may contact Cooper Wright at 208…

    MOSCOW — Kamiah’s Colton Sams scored twice in the first quarter on runs of 91 and 17 yards as the Kubs put up 28 in the first frame and blew out WPL upper division first-timer Logos 50-6 last Friday night, Sept. 10.

    GRANGEVILLE — The Bulldogs are still looking for their first win under new coach Jason Weber, but charted a bit of progress with a 1-1 tie against Orofino early last week, followed by a 5-0 loss to St. Maries on Saturday, Sept. 11.

      CLARKSTON — Wyatt Anderberg had the fastest three-mile time out of the local boys who ran at the annual Seaport Invitational last Saturday, Sept. 11, finishing in 19 minutes, 41 seconds and 16th place overall, trailing only runners out of Lewiston, Clarkston, Medical Lake and College Place.

      COTTONWOOD — In an early test of two Whitepine League title hopefuls, the Prairie football boys reasserted their prominence with a 48-14 win over Clearwater Valley last Friday night, Sept. 10. The Pirates led 30-0, but CV’s run-heavy attack led by Dylan Pickering showed the Rams’ bruising ca…

        A 40-0 loss on the road at Weiser last Friday night, Sept. 10, would count as a setback for some teams, but in Grangeville — where it is routine for the Bulldogs to schedule top competitors and bigger schools early in the season — the result at this stage of the season is of less consequence…

        Prairie's TJ Hibbard is pictured breaking a touchdown run early in the Pirates' win over Clearwater Valley Friday night, Sept. 10. Prairie won 48-14.

          The cross-country meet previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, at Nezperce High School has been cancelled due to covid.

          Prairie's Josie Remacle buried this hit for a point against Clearwater Valley last Thursday, Sept. 2.

            The Kooskia Saddliers will hold an obstacle and trail challenge Sept. 18, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and start at 10 a.m. Entries are $10 for juniors up to age 13, $10 per horse for novices, and $15 per horse in the open class. Spectators are free and all are welcome.

              Rylie Davis, son of Nathan and Deanna (Schultze) Davis, won the 2021 Reserve Champion of the Olson’s Miniature Bull Association for senior minis. This 13-year-old, eighth grader earned a spot in the finals, to be held in Reno, Nevada, in November.

                The first annual OC Abbott Memorial Golf tournament fund-raiser for American Legion Post #152 is scheduled Sept. 18 at Grangeville Country Club, with major prizes provided by Hammer Down River Excursions and Killgore Adventures. Green fee is $100 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, lunch…

                  Clearwater Valley’s Ashton Mangun looked to play the second touch over the net against Genesee last Tuesday, Aug. 31.

                  NEW MEADOWS — Gabe Zavala ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth as the Salmon River football boys tagged Meadows Valley 60-0 last Friday night, Sept. 3. Standing 1-1 after two games, SRHS was scheduled to host Timberline this week, but that game was called off Tuesday, Sept. 7, due…

                    Levi Cereghino, son of Jenna Boggan and Mike Cereghino, took All-Around for ages 12-15 in the Central Idaho Rodeo Association, as well as winning a buckle for calf tying, ribbon roping and steer stopping. Noah Cereghino, son of Jenna Boggan and Mike Cereghino, took Reserve All-Around for Jun…

                    Grangeville’s football season opener against Moscow last month proved another close game in what has been a competitive early-season series since 2012. The last time GHS opened with a different opponent, it was Bonners Ferry in 2011 — and last Friday, Sept. 3, Bonners was back on the schedul…

                      BONNERS FERRY — Adding five touchdowns to a field goal and a spotless defensive performance, Bonners Ferry beat Grangeville 43-0 last Friday night, Sept. 3. The Bulldogs slipped to 0-2 on the season, and will play at Weiser this Friday night, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. MT.

                        DEARY — Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op runner Emmett Long placed second at the Moose Creek Invitational Sept. 1, running a 20:34, finishing nine seconds behind Noah Johnson of Troy in the boys race. Zoe Hooper led the CV/K girls, taking seventh in 26:41, followed by Kelsee Hunt (27:17) and E…

                          Due to a rare combination of cancelation and bye weeks, none of the Whitepine League football teams in the area had a game last Friday night, Sept. 3. This Friday night, Sept. 10, Kamiah returns to action at Logos of Moscow and Clearwater Valley visits Prairie for a showdown of WPL favorites…

                          Whitepine League volleyball action picked up last week as Kadence Schilling, Laney Landmark and Nicole Proskine took the floor for contests against each other as well as against WPL favorites Genesee and Troy. Prairie beat Clearwater Valley 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-16) and Kamiah 3-1 (17-25, 25…

                          GRANGEVILLE — A 0-0 halftime score turned into a 3-0 win for the GHS soccer girls last Thursday, Sept. 2, after Mia Rioux made what coach Suzanne Acton described as an elite play, scoring an “Olympico goal” directly on a corner kick with a little less than 10 minutes left in the contest. “It…

                          Grangeville’s Bailey Vanderwall (5) and Cameran Green (12) imposed their will at the net during a strong stretch of play in the first game of the Bulldogs’ opening night match against McCall last Thursday, Aug. 26. GHS had trailed early and pushed out to a 19-13 lead during one of Vanderwall…

                          Volleyball season picked up last Tuesday, Aug. 24, with a preseason jamboree at Prairie, where Clearwater Valley, Kamiah, and six other local schools met up for a practice tournament. Also competing were Deary, Kendrick, Lapwai, Nezperce, Timberline and the host Pirates.

                          MIDDLETON — With a balanced rushing offense headed by TJ Hibbard (105 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries) the Prairie boys reasserted their claim to leadership of the 1AD1 classification, and smoked Glenns Ferry 48-14 last Saturday, Aug. 28, as part of the annual eight-man football …

                          GRANGEVILLE — Coeur d’Alene Charter’s soccer squads are both routinely among the top teams in 3A Idaho. They swept Grangeville in a pair of shutouts last Thursday, Aug. 26, turning relatively close halftime scores into one-sided finals: 9-0 over the GHS girls, and 8-0 over the GHS boys.

                          MIDDLETON — Clearwater Valley’s Dylan Pickering led the Rams’ offense into the teeth of Raft River’s stout defense, carrying the ball again and again as the Rams looked for a way forward at the annual eight-man showcase held last Saturday, Aug. 28, at Middleton High School.

                          GRANGEVILLE - Moscow running back Isaiah Murphy scored twice and the Bears defense held the Bulldogs to one touchdown on the opening night of the 2021 football season last Friday, Aug. 27. After GHS quarterback Jared Lindsley threw to Miles Lefebvre for Grangeville’s score, Moscow kicked a f…

                            MCCALL — Though an informal practice meet, the annual Splash and Dash Jamboree cross-country meet at Ponderosa State Park in McCall draws runners from schools big and small, and the CV/K co-op team had four listed without times among the runners there Aug 21.

                              KAMIAH — The Kubs’ original opponent for opening week, Timberline, had been planned for Sept. 3 as part of the Kamiah Barbecue Days celebration. But Timberline dropped the game, and with opponents in short supply, on Monday evening, Kamiah and CV tried to move their Oct. 22 game up to Sept. 2.

                              GRANGEVILLE - Moscow running back Isaiah Murphy scored twice and the Bears defense held the Bulldogs to one touchdown on the opening night of the 2021 football season. After Jared Lindsley threw to Miles Lefebvre for Grangeville's score, Moscow kicked a field goal, then scored a touchdown pl…

                              Like so many other teams across Idaho, the Grangeville football boys have spent much of the past two weeks crashing into each other as they prepare for another full-contact season. The Bulldogs open this Friday night against Moscow, with kickoff at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Prairie and Clearwater Vall…

                              B.A.B. shortstop Otis Oatman ended up having to hold on to this throw during softball league play Monday night, Aug. 23, in Grangeville. Play continues through Aug. 26, with a year-end tournament to follow.

                              ST. MARIES — Mia Rioux scored three goals and the Grangeville High School soccer girls beat St. Maries 3-0 on the first day of the 2021 season. She opened the scoring with a first half free kick from just outside the box, then netted a 20-yarder off a pass from Bella Dame, who worked her way…

                                GRANGEVILLE - Olson’s Mini Bull State Finals will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Border Days Arena. Gates open at 3 p.m. Junior barrels will be held between rounds. Tickets are $10. Contact Anna Wren, 208-790-0307, or Toby Olson, 208-634-9229.

                                  COTTONWOOD - Two Bar V Livestock has calendared a ranch rodeo Oct. 2. It’ll include six events with teams of four. For information, see facebook.com/twobarvlivestock.

                                  The annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation golf tournament made good for the foundation — and participants made good, too, with this putt (nine feet, 11 inches) falling on the No. 9 Hole.

                                  Grangeville’s softball youth squad hit Meridian last weekend, posting a 1-2 record but improving “every time they took the field,” coach Jerime Zimmerman told the Free Press. “The girls played very well. We lost the first game 16-3. We had a rough inning with errors but still played well. We…

                                    COTTONWOOD – St. Mary’s Health Foundation will hold its 21st Annual Golf-4-Life Tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.

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