GRANGEVILLE — The Bulldogs’ back-to-basics approach delivered another Central Idaho League title, winning 37-0 against Orofino last Friday night, Oct. 18. “I wanted to be vanilla and work on some play-action stuff, and I thought it went pretty well,” coach Jeff Adams told the Free Press imme…

Sports alter the perception of space and time. A chance to clear away a loose ball appears in front of the goal, seemingly in several places at the same time. An opposing freshman snaps off a scoring shot. The prospect of a tie game comes out of hyperspace in a shimmering flash, faster than …

    NEW MEADOWS — The Salmon River volleyball girls beat Council 3-0 during an elimination game last Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Long Pin Conference’s District III tournament.

      KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley’s Lane Schilling stepped in at quarterback and accounted for more than 370 total yards, the Lewiston Tribune noted in a report on the Rams’ 46-0 win over Troy last Friday night, Oct. 18. Of that, Schilling totaled 244 on runs and 130 on passes, including two rushi…

      COEUR D’ALENE — A single-elimination Monday, Oct. 14, halved number of teams still in the running, with the District I-II boys and girls soccer playoffs set to continue this Friday and conclude Saturday, Oct. 19.

        The Bulldog boys, seeded fifth, were eliminated by Coeur d’Alene Charter, 3-1, with Jesus Perez scoring Grangeville’s lone goal. Charter is on to play top-seeded Timberlake, which closed out its regular season with a 4-1 win over the Bulldogs last Saturday at GHS.

          The Prairie High School volleyball team, coached by Julie Schumacher, lost just a single set during the four-team round-robin style tournament held Oct. 12 in Nezperce's Bradley Gymnasium.

            POTLATCH — The Clearwater Valley boys hadn’t allowed more than 16 points or scored less than 36 prior to last last Friday, Oct. 11. The host Loggers turned that upside down with a shutout and a blowout, 62-0.

            ST. MARIES — Hollywood might have scripted a tougher situation for a Central Idaho League comeback, but the events of Grangeville’s 18-12 win last Friday night, Oct. 11, added up to an actual factual classic.

              The Grangeville volleyball girls defended their home court and avenged an earlier loss and staked a claim in the Central Idaho League with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21) win over Orofino Monday night, Oct. 14.

              When Bulldogs head coach Jeff Adams asked the Grangeville boys what play to call with less than a minute remaining in what was then a tie game last Friday night at St. Maries, quarterback Tescher Harris said: WISCONSIN.

              GRANGEVILLE — For most of the game, the touchdown the Bulldogs scored on their opening drive last Friday night, Oct. 4, looked like it would stand as the game-winner, as the GHS defense kept a clean sheet late into the fourth quarter of a 26-8 win over Kellogg.

                GRANGEVILLE — Neil Walstad — known around town chiefly as a smokejumper — has long been one of the main men at Grangeville Golf and Country Club, where members honored him with a “pre-memorial” tournament last weekend, Oct. 5-6.

                Zoey Alm, 8, a Grangeville third grader, was chosen through a random drawing at Arby’s to be an Idaho Vandal Tee Girl at the Saturday, Oct. 5, game against Weber State at Moscow. Alm was decked out in her Vandal gear and had a great time as tee girl.

                Grangeville’s Isaac Vandomelen scored the first goal of the game last Saturday, Oct. 5, against St. Maries, and Vandomelen would have had another if not for this diving play by the Lumberjacks goalkeeper. When the weather soured after halftime, St. Maries came back with four goals to beat th…

                  KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley football boys ran over Genesee 56-14 last Friday night, Oct. 4, with Lane Schilling booking 185 rushing yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns.

                  “I was just happy we won,” Grangeville senior running back Kyle Frei said of the Bulldogs’ win over Kellogg. “It was homecoming and we had a lot going on. The events and homecoming king and the court and all that is cool, but what mattered to me most was winning the game. No one wants to los…

                    CV/K cross-country co-op’s day at the Inland Empire Challenge last Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Lewiston Orchards was “a great, fast day for us as almost every single runner set a personal or season best time,” coach Janna Privette told the Free Press.

                      Setting aside lab coats and stethoscopes for bats and gloves, staff with St. Mary’s and Syringa hospitals competed in a softball game in the second annual Clash of the Quacks last Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Lions Park in Grangeville.

                      It was a moment 26 years in the making, and after Chad Biebow let loose the 12th ball of a perfect game Sept. 19, it looked like it might end with a ‘baby split’ — with the No. 3 and No. 10 pins still standing. When they went down, it marked a first for Biebow, who has bowled in the Camas La…

                      When junior running back Tori Ebert cut from behind Dane Lindsley’s big block during a 41-yard touchdown run last Saturday, he wondered if the play was over. In a way, it was, and in a way, so was the Bulldogs’ 56-0 win over Priest River.

                      WEIPPE — Last week’s meet Sept. 26 at Deyo Reservoir marked a milestone for the Clearwater Valley-Kamiah cross-country co-op, as CV/K top girls runner Melanie Gianopulos returned to action after missing the first few races of the fall.

                        RIGGINS — The Salmon River boys uncorked their second straight win, 56-6, as quarterback Ethan Shepherd shredded the Deary defense with both runs and passes. Shepherd found Jimmy Tucker for a 55-yard pass play to open the scoring; he went on to notch 179 passing yards, 105 rushing yards and …

                        Clearwater Valley and Kamiah donned purple uniforms for two varsity volleyball matches Oct. 1. Two CV girls – Alicia Reuben and Hailie Roy – had arranged for the special uniforms to be worn in honor of a girl named Rebel, who died in August 2018. Rebel was Rams coach Wendy Crocker’s granddau…

                        The Salmon River volleyball girls won all four of their matches Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Grangeville Tournament, which also brought the varsity teams from Clearwater Valley, Council and Logos high schools to town for a round robin.

                        Grangeville senior setter Hayden Hill had no trouble with this dig Sept. 17 against Kamiah. The Bulldogs won in three games, 25-8, 25-10, 25-22. Grangeville is set to host a tournament Saturday, Sept. 28.

                        GRANGEVILLE — The McCall-Donnelly boys came to town last Friday night, Sept. 20, with a point to prove: The Vandals had backed up this season’s top-five rating among 2A coaches and statewide media with a 60-man roster and a 66 points-per-game scoring average; they also had a three-game losin…

                        Grangeville’s football team hasn’t had much luck against the bigger schools they’ve played so far, but when the Bulldogs saw competition of the same classification earlier this month at Nampa Christian, they came away with a win.

                        Having posted a hat trick earlier this season against Priest River, and having added three more against Orofino last week, Aidan Acton is the leading scorer on the Bulldog boys soccer team five games into the season. Asked why that is, he pointed out teammates’ strong play.

                          GRANGEVILLE – Kelcey Edwards of Grangeville hit a hole in one Sept. 14 at Grangeville Country Club.

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