The Prairie boys kept Genesee mired in a slough of turnovers during a District II eliminator Monday night, Feb. 18, won 67-32, and kept their state tournament hopes alive.
The Clearwater Valley boys took multiple short-range shots at eliminating Troy with less than five seconds remaining in a District II playoff Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, but the Trojans survived regulation 40-40 and went on to win 47-43 in overtime.
NAMPA – Having played a close and consequential game against a strong opponent, having given a strong effort of their own, and having kept within two points of Carey until about two minutes remained, the Salmon River girls went through the handshake line, went to their bench, and began to cr…
NAMPA – The stakes in the latest Prairie-Lapwai showdown were formally lower than would have been, if not for the Friday night upsets that matched these rivals against each other once again. They played not for the 1AD1 state championship decided Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ford Idaho Center, …
BOISE – Grangeville held a 6-4 lead after a cold-shooting first quarter of the 2A consolation final, but Malad’s Britlynn Hubbard warmed up, scored 25 points and thawed out a 53-45 Dragons win Saturday, Feb. 16, at Bishop Kelly High School.
The Clearwater Valley-Kamiah wrestling co-op continued to show strength in numbers – and in quality – with six district champions among 16 who placed at the district tournament Saturday, Feb. 16.
The 2019 girls State basketball tournaments start today (Thursday, Feb. 14) in Boise and Nampa. Local teams include Grangeville, Prairie, Salmon River and Nezperce. Lapwai, Kendrick and Genesee are also seeded in the tournaments.
NAMPA – Four Prairie Pirates and one Notus Pirate scored double-digit points on Thursday, Feb. 14, with Madison Shears and India Peery notching 14 apiece and Ciara Chaffee and Theresa Wemhoff adding 13 apiece for the Cottonwood squad.
Their second clockwork blowout of Central Idaho League competitor Orofino locked up a first-round playoff bye for the Bulldogs, who will most likely face St. Maries next Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Troy.
Prairie’s Jordyn Higgins was named the Whitepine League upper division’s "player of the year" in an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12. Troy coach Aaron Dail was named "coach of the year".
The Kamiah boys saw their post-season end in a 60-42 loss Tuesday night, Feb. 12, at Troy.
Genesee trailed by six through two quarters, led by one after the third and wound up falling to the Clearwater Valley boys, 53-47, on the strength of two big plays late in the district tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday night, Feb. 12.
A 22-point outing by Randy McClure and stingy defense from the get-go got the Salmon River boys into the double-elimination portion of the 1AD2 District III tournament, as the Savages smoked Cascade 62-51 Tuesday night, Feb. 12.
“Things went our way, for sure,” Grangeville senior Paige Lindsley told the Free Press of her district title-winning performance against St. Maries. “We got the call to send us to the line. We should have maybe been a little more cautious, because we did send one of their players to the line…
One of the toughest roads trod last Saturday, Feb. 9, was the path Grangeville’s Brittney Benavidez took to the pinnacle of the 138-pound bracket at the Idaho Girls Wrestling Invitational tournament in Pocatello.
The Idaho Force cheerleaders placed in every category they entered Feb. 9 at Orofino. The team was second in show. Mashyia Rose and Kayla Jessup took first in partner stunt. Jade Rose took first in her solo. Khloe Burch placed second in her solo. The team placed first in stunt group. Kayla J…
The Grangeville, Prairie, Lapwai, Salmon River and Nezperce girls basketball teams have earned trips to the state tournaments later this month with wins in the region's high school girls basketball District tournaments, which continue this week.
The Grangeville boys basketball team remains ranked third overall in Idaho's Class 2A with a record of 17-3. The Bulldogs defeated Central Idaho League foe Orofino to finish off their regular season.
BOISE – A closer game could not have been played without overtime, as the Grangeville girls took 2018 2A runner-up Ririe down to the wire and won 52-49 Friday night, Feb. 15, at Bishop Kelly High School.
NAMPA – Shoshone weathered a 12-turnover first half and got by Prairie 30-27 on Friday night, Feb. 15. The Pirates shot 11-for-43 from the field as both teams played withering defense.
NAMPA – The Salmon River girls are back in the 1AD2 state championship game for the first time since 2017.
NAMPA – “It’s four on three,” Salmon River senior Chevelle Shepherd shouted moments into the 1AD2 first round game Thursday, Feb. 14.
BOISE – Soda Springs extended a 50-game win streak with a mix of stifling defense and precise offense against Grangeville during the first round of the 2A tournament. Out of the gate Thursday night, Feb. 14, Soda stacked off a 10-4 lead on the way to a 25-8 halftime advantage and a 50-29 victory.
The Grangeville High School cheer team had another great weekend at the Prairie Classic in Rathdrum, coach Renita Lee said in a social media post Feb. 2.
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Canyon Harper (29 points), Randy McClure (19), Reece Jones (12), Jimmy Tucker (11) and Ethan Shepherd (10) all scored double-digits as the Salmon River boys punctuated their 2018-2019 regular season with a 92-39 win over Highland Wednesday night, Feb 6.
While the top of the Whitepine League standings has been solid for weeks, it took Tuesday wins by No. 2 Prairie and No. 1 Lapwai to sort out a tangle at the bottom. With the Pirates having beaten Clearwater Valley, the Rams placed fifth and with a Wildcats win over Kamiah, the Kubs placed seventh.
While the cancellation of the wrestling team’s only home match sounded a dour note, Grangeville’s Caleb Barger sounded upbeat while recounting the team’s travels in 2019. Though the team has just three competitors, they’ve stuck with it all season and will have a chance to prove their mettle…
“We had a game plan going in,” Rams coach Craig Shorey told the Free Press shortly after Potlatch prevailed over Clearwater Valley 57-43 in Whitepine League boys basketball action on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. “Our team followed that plan with 95 percent effectiveness. It's that five percen…
Grangeville will once again field soccer teams for kids in Kindergarten through 9th grades to compete in the league organized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley.
Salmon River’s Canyon Harper (23 points) and Randy McClure (14) led SRHS to a narrow win over Orofino Jan. 29, but Ethan Shepherd’s overtime three-pointer proved crucial as SRHS prevailed 54-52.
Facing a shortage of officials, the Idaho High School Activities Association put out a call on social media for those interested to sign up. Cost to register is $40 per sport ($50 for baseball and softball). Officials are required to attend a district rules clinic, take two certification cou…
The Clearwater Valley boys had three double-digit scorers Thursday night, but the biggest hoop of the night was the last one of CV’s 52-27 win over Timberline, Rams head coach Craig Shorey told the Free Press Friday.
Salmon River senior Chevelle Shepherd led the SRHS girls to an upset win over non-league Prairie last Saturday, Jan. 26.
Singles: AA 25 Josh Bransford, Pepper Harman, Cliff Greenhaw, 24 Rod Behler, Ralph Kaschmitter. A: 23 Jake Kaschmitter, Mike Lerandeau, Steve Kaschmitter, 22 Bob Abbott, Bambi Baker, Ken Slabach, Dale Wemhoff. B: 25 Jeff Farris, Tim Kaschmitter, 24 Logan Schumacher. C: 23 Stephanie Bransford…
GRANGEVILLE — With one regular season game remaining — which was scheduled for Jan. 29, after the Free Press print deadline — the Grangeville girls secured the Central Idaho League’s regular season title with a 49-41 win over St. Maries last Saturday, Jan. 26.
Leighton Vander Esch, a graduate of Salmon River High School and former Boise State University football standout, capped his rookie season off by playing in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27. Vander Esch, the 6’4” linebacker who was the 19th pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, led the …
LEWISTON — With four finalists and more than 142 points on the day last Saturday, Jan. 19, the Clearwater Valley-Kamiah wrestling co-op took second overall in a field that included teams from western Washington, northern Idaho, and much of the Central Idaho League.
The Salmon River girls are 10-0 in Long Pin Conference play with two league games left in their regular season. One of those league games – tonight’s (Jan. 24) matchup with Tri-Valley – effectively decides the No. 1 seed. The seven-team District III 1AD2 tournament begins Jan. 31 at Meadows Valley.
The Clearwater Valley girls ground out a 37-31 win over Orofino Wednesday night, Jan. 23. Leading CV was Kadance Schilling with 11 points on five twos and a free throw, while Hayley Bretz scored 11 for Orofino on three threes and two foul shots.
With 14 points from Taylor Lustig and 12 points from Lexi Currier, the Summit girls topped Timberline of Weippe 36-34 Tuesday night, Jan. 22. Timberline surged during the fourth quarter, but could not overcome the lead Summit had established with a 10-2 run during the third.
For a half, the Prairie boys put Lapwai to a test Tuesday night, Jan. 22, in Cottonwood. Spencer Schumacher scored 23 for PHS, but the Wildcats pulled away with a 16-6 run during the third quarter to stay unbeaten in the Whitepine League. For the Pirates, the 62-46 loss to Lapwai adds signif…
The Clearwater Valley boys didn’t have a last-second response to Kamiah’s late lead-changing foul shot during the Upriver Rampage last month, but after taking a 28-23 lead to halftime, the Rams made enough freebies of their own kept the Kubs from putting the outcome into question Tuesday nig…
The Grangeville boys and girls basketball district tournaments are being penciled in as seedings become more clearly determined by the Central Idaho League’s regular season.
Tournament brackets online at whitepineleague.com spell out the schedules for four upcoming District II tournaments to be held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
Prairie cross-country runner Ryan Arnzen has accepted an invitation to run at the Down Under Sports Tournament this summer in Australia, where he will be representing Idaho and the USA.
Grangeville High School’s competitive cheer squad recently took a break from practice to accept a $100 check from Shirley Crane on behalf of the Eagles Aerie 539 in Grangeville. Cheerleaders helped children shop and wrap gifts at the annual Kids Christmas Sale. Pictured are (front row,) McKe…
The Grangeville High Cheer squad placed first in several 2A categories last Saturday, Jan. 19, at University of Idaho: Co-ed show routine, pom routine, sideline routine, co-ed five-man stunt, co-ed partner stunt and all-girl partner stunt.
Three Grangeville teams competed at an indoor soccer tournament held last weekend in Clarkston. They are “The Jets” in dark blue at left, the “Mean Beans” in red and the “Scooby Doo’s” in black at right. The Scooby Doo’s placed second among five teams at the tournament. Pictured are (from le…
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