Mark June 6, 10-3 p.m., at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena for a Kooskia Saddliers O-Mok-See and mark 9 a.m. June 27 for the annual Kooskia Saddliers Trail Challenge.

      Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

        Grangeville Swim Team registration for returning swimmers and their siblings is online at grangevillesports.com, and new swimmer registration will open June 7. The team size is capped at 80, so organizers are asking all to register early.

          Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

            The Idaho High School Activities Association named Clearwater Valley’s Martha Smith the IHSAA’s 2020 1A Interscholastic Star, which is an award recognizing her for exemplifying “the best qualities of students who are involved in high school activities.” Along with the award, the IHSAA will s…

            The Grangeville boys had high hopes for baseball season this spring, and many of those who figured to be prominent on the high school team now look forward to getting some competitive repetitions — with any luck — starting next month. Look for Blake Schoo and company to make the most of the …

              Grangeville Youth Soccer is signing up boys and girls ages 5-14 now through July, with those in by June 30 marked $5 per child cheaper than during regular registration July 1-31. This registration is for the fall soccer season Sept. 8 to Oct. 1, with all the fall games to be played in Grange…

                Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

                The way track and field athletes across Idaho envisioned it in early March, last Friday had all the makings of a big day – and it very well could have been an especially big day for Clearwater Valley senior Melanie Gianopulos, who had placed eighth in the two-mile and fifth in the mile at th…

                  Grangeville Youth Soccer is signing up boys and girls ages 5-14 now through July, with those in by June 30 marked $5 per child cheaper than during regular registration July 1-31. This registration is for the fall soccer season Sept. 8 to Oct. 1, with all the fall games to be played in Grange…

                    Register starting at 7 a.m. June 20 at Sing Lee Campground, seven miles up Newsome Creek Road off State Highway 14, for two days of archery fun. Full Draw Archers will have 40 3D targets set up for adults, youth 13-17 and cubs 7-12 to shoot for scores in 12 classifications. Scores are due in…

                      Grangeville’s Grace VanGunten – one half of the school’s No. 1 girls doubles tennis tandem, along with previous Bulldog of the Week Makayla Roberts – was looking forward to competing for a district title and a return to the state tournament. The public health shutdown shut that opportunity down.

                        Prairie High School senior Ciara Chaffee signed with College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls) recently, where she’s on scholarship to run cross-country and track for coach Lindsey Anderson starting next fall.

                          Grangeville Gun Club's annual six-week shoot has been pushed back due to the statewide stay-home order Gov. Brad Little issued last week. Sign-up and practice will be 5 p.m. May 5 at the gun club, and the competition begins May 12. Details are posted at the gun club and online at grangeville…

                            Prairie High School senior Hayden Uhlenkott has been representing the Idaho High School Activities Association student advisory council, including at the state basketball tournaments and, more recently, in IHSAA’s campaign to bring awareness to what students are learning from participating i…

                              Schools across Idaho are organizing an event to show support for students, coaches, families, and especially for the class of 2020. Accordingly, Salmon River will be turning on the lights on the football field “as a beacon to show that we are thinking of our students and families in this dif…

                                Gannon Garman “loves baseball, works hard, and he’s a great leader,” Bulldogs coach Lee Nadiger told the Free Press last week, with the Grangeville boys having won every game they played last month. Unforunately, every game this season adds up to one game, in which Garman hit a double and ma…

                                  “Because of the virus that’s going around and because we have a high population of elderly, we decided to cancel,” Riggins mayor and Salmon River Jet Boat Race organizer Glenna McClure told the Free Press March 23. “Our EMS director for the City of Riggins has been in daily contact with the …

                                  The Grangeville basketball girls went to state this year in no small part because of their on-court effort and ability. But if you ask coach Michelle Barger she’ll tell you about the impact of senior Iseyda Lacombe’s leadership. “She barely got to play and was yet so crucial to the success o…

                                    “I told everybody before the game I was going to hit something big,” Grangeville High baseball standout Tom Reynolds told the Free Press of his home run during the Bulldogs’ season opener last Tuesday, March 10. “I told my teachers. ... I just felt it.”

                                    Grangeville’s cheerleaders — a squad of 11, with eight newcomers — qualified for two events at the state competition that had been scheduled to begin this Friday, March 20, at the Idaho Center.

                                      The local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet March 28 has been cancelled and is being rescheduled for May 30. 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.

                                      Prairie High School multisport standout Owen Anderson on March 4 signed to play football at College of Idaho this fall. Pictured with Owen during his signing are (from left): his brother Brandon Anderson, dad Mark Anderson, mom Stacy Anderson and sister Mia Anderson.

                                        “If we would have shot a little better, we had a chance,” Grangeville guard Tori Ebert said of the Bulldogs’ two-and-out at the 2A state basketball tournament. “Our defense was pretty solid, I thought. We had to shoot a little better and run our plays a little more efficiently.”

                                        Grangeville's Tom Reynolds started the baseball season on the mound and gave the Bulldogs a boost with a home run leading off the second inning Tuesday night, March 10. Reynolds threw 43 pitches and exited with a 13-1 lead after an inning and two-thirds.

                                          Parents of players ages 5-15 can sign up starting today, March 7, and any time through April 10, online at grangevillesports.com. Walk-in registration is 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 8 at GEMS.

                                            A win over Declo last Saturday felt different for the Bulldog boys, and not just because it secured GHS a spot in the eight-team 2A state tournament to be held this week at Capital High School in Boise. “We were all super nervous, and we were all pumped up wanting to go to state,” GHS senior…

                                            “It feels like a rebuilding year, because we’ll have to play more to manufacture runs than to get one guy as many at-bats as possible,” coach Lee Nadiger told the Free Press March 2. “We have a lot of guys back that have played a lot of baseball, but it’s a new era. It’s AC, after Chase, and…

                                            Clearwater Valley’s Keyan Boller (98) and Anthony Fabbi (113) posted the highest finishes among the Free Press coverage area wrestlers who qualified for state, with very different paths leading both boys to sixth place finishes last Saturday, Feb. 29.

                                              Camas Prairie Zephyrs baseball players and parents are invited to the Idaho County Veterans Outreach & Community Center at 5 p.m. March 9. Tacos will be served, and the team for boys ages 16-18 will organize for the summer season. Contact Jinny Cash, 208-983-9387.

                                                With girls basketball seasons having run their course, the Central Idaho League and Whitepine League coaches honored top players last month.

                                                  Invitations to the local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet are in the mail and all are welcome to join for the March 28 meal. Dinner is 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville, $30 for individual members or $65 for individual meal plus membership. Tickets and details are a…

                                                    MCCALL — With the girls state tournament finale having been dashed on Tri-Valley’s late three-pointer earlier that day, Salmon River boys basketball season also ended with a narrow loss to the Titans last Saturday night, Feb. 22.

                                                    The district tournament Feb. 22 at Potlatch didn’t go exactly how top-seeded Christian Fabbi would have liked, but he and nine other Clearwater Valley wrestlers are on to state.

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