GRANGEVILLE — KHS alum Bailey Nygaard was a key player on the court last time the Kamiah varsity beat Grangeville at GHS, which was back in January 2013. As JV coach last Tuesday night, Nov. 24, Nygaard called a timeout after a few minutes of disengaged play from her girls, and the Kamiah bo…

    COTTONWOOD - Outscoring the Lewiston JV 21-4 during the first quarter, the Prairie basketball girls won their third game this season 59-24 on Nov. 24. Tara Schlader scored 20 points, and Ellea Uhlenkott scored 13. Prairie hosted Kamiah after the print deadline Dec. 1, and the Pirates are set…

    The degree to which Grangeville’s offense depended on the offensive line this past fall was reflected in the all-Central Idaho League list, and the recognition from CIL coaches counts for a lot to junior Isaac Dewey as well as Quincey Daniels, Adam Sabota and Jeff Hickman.

    Running mostly juniors against the younger players on Kamiah's 2020 varsity girls basketball team, Grangeville won a blowout just before Thanksgiving on Tuesday night, Nov. 24.

    The Central Idaho League coaches named Grangeville’s Jeff Adams “coach of the year,” named GHS junior Caleb Frei “player of the year” and recognized 10 Bulldogs in all.

      KAMIAH — With a 59-12 opening night win over Timberline, the KHS basketball girls have a winning record for the first time since 2016, when Kamiah beat Kendrick on opening night.

      WEIPPE — The Salmon River basketball girls opened their season with a 70-12 win at Timberline last Friday night, Nov. 20, as Sofie Branstetter put up 23 points among three Savages in double-digits.

      GRANGEVILLE — Kendrick trailed by six after one quarter last Thursday night, Nov. 19, and the GHS basketball girls went on to win by 33, 68-35. The victory leveled their record at 1-1.

      KAMIAH — After Kubs freshman Ashlyn Schoening sank a game-tying three-pointer with less than three minutes remaining, the Kamiah basketball girls got a stop and had a chance to take a late lead last Friday night, Nov. 20.

      COTTONWOOD — Prairie is off to a fast start once again, as the PHS basketball girls ran away with a 56-26 nonleague win over Orofino on opening night last Tuesday, Nov. 17, then torched Troy 52-18 during their first Whitepine League game of the season last Thursday, Nov. 19.

      POTLATCH — Ahead by nine at halftime and by 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Clearwater Valley basketball girls held on to beat Potlatch by three after a couple of key players fouled out last Friday night, Nov. 20. Kadance Schilling (14 points) and Shada Edwards (11) provided a bit…

      Locals land 30 spots on all-WPL teams

        Prairie's Dean Johnson was named all-Whitepine League "player of the year" by the WPL coaches in an announcement Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 24. Prairie's Brody Hasselstrom was named the league's offensive player of the year and Kamiah's Bodie Norman was named the league's defensive player of th…

        GRANGEVILLE — Last spring, Melba bopped the GHS girls during the first round of the 2A state tournament. The new season began last Thursday night, Nov. 12, with the Mustangs in town.

          KAMIAH - Central Idaho Bowling Association held their annual Mixed Doubles Tournament at Tamarack Lanes last Saturday, Nov. 14. Competing were 15 sets of doubles with bowlers coming from Cottonwood, Craigmont, Grangeville, Kamiah, and Kooskia. Taking first place in the doubles was Cheyenne H…

            Grangeville soccer boys Aidan Acton and Emilio Barela were named to the all-Intermountain League team for their play this past season. GHS girls Talia Brown, Jordan Click, Naomi Connolley and Mia Rioux were recognized by vote of the IML coaches. The coaches noted 16 players on each side, wit…

              In July, Boise State announced the end of its nascent baseball program, with covid-related cancelations having shut down college sports nationwide this spring. Caught in the limbo, Grangeville High alum Chase Adkison has transferred from BSU to Oklahoma State to pursue his baseball dreams, O…

                Though restrictions on public and private events have once again been tightened to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, local high schools will try to proceed with their scheduled sports, but fans won’t be allowed to in the gyms for some leagues’ games until the disease abates. Und…

                MOSCOW — Prairie’s return to the 1AD1 final to defend of its 2019 state championship looked inevitable despite extraordinary difficulty, until Oakley’s defense came out of a pileup at the goal line with a stunning fumble recovery against third-and-goal, one foot away.

                DAYTON — West Side showed its superiority and capitalized on home-field advantage to beat the Grangeville football boys 28-7 last Saturday, Nov. 7.

                  RIGGINS — Sofie Branstetter was named all-Long Pin Conference “first team” for her play this fall, and three other Salmon River volleyball girls were also recognized by the coaches. Jordyn Pottenger and Alethea Chapman were both named to the second team, and Avery Jones received honorable me…

                    Salmon River High School senior Jordyn Pottenger is organizing a Youth Barrel Racing Clinic as her Senior Project. The Clinic is for ages 5-16 on Saturday, Nov. 14, at noon (MST), hosted by professional barrel racer, Deanna Schultze Davis. Following the clinic there will be a fun barrel race…

                    MALTA — The Kamiah football boys counted traveling south for a quarterfinal playoff game last Saturday, Nov. 7, as an accomplishment in of itself, having qualified for the 1AD1 state tournament for the first time since 2015. The Kubs’ opponent, Raft River, counted it as step forward, having …

                    COTTONWOOD — Grace tried everything, and it worked for one drive. Practically everything Prairie tried last Friday night, Nov. 6, worked throughout, and PHS won 72-36. With the victory, the Pirates secured a semifinal chance against Oakley, details of which remained “to be determined” as of …

                    Bulldog of the Week

                      West Side — big, fast, disciplined — at times pushed the Grangeville football boys backward during the 2A quarterfinal last Saturday in Dayton. Those plays resulted in big gains and, ultimately, a 28-7 West Side win. Two of Grangeville’s best linemen — Isaac Dewey and Quincey Daniels — frequ…

                        GRANGEVILLE - Cooper Wright won the Grangeville Country Club men’s championship and set a new course record.

                          Deer hunting in southern Idaho either got off to a slow start, or the harvest stats are lagging due to the timing of the opener, or a combination.

                          Teams: 1, Riener’s Grocery 636; 2, Quality Heating & Air 626; 3, Winchester Gun Club 602; 4, Camas Gravel 599; 5, CCFCU 596; 6, Wimer Corp. 592; 7, Kuther Air 591; 8, DFL 584; 9, Mad Bombers 582; 10, The Jokers 580; 11, The Beauty & Her Beast 564; 12, Central Idaho Properties 551; 13…

                          POCATELLO — The Clearwater Valley-Kamiah cross-country co-op sent four runners to state in 2020, with senior Preston Amerman leading the quartet Oct. 31 at Portneuf Wellness Complex. CV’s Amerman (18th, 17:48) placed in the top 20 among 1A boys, and CV’s Wyatt Anderberg (53rd), CV’s Eleah Sw…

                            GRACE — Trailing 8-0 after the first quarter last Friday night, Oct. 30, the Clearwater Valley football boys dynamited the scoreboard and 1AD1 first round host Grace barely held on to win, 58-42.

                            GRANGEVILLE — A compact, run-heavy offense ground out a 21-7 win over St. Maries last Friday night, Oct. 30, at GHS. Quarterback Miles Lefebvre scored two rushing touchdowns and Caleb Frei added the third during the fourth quarter. To that point, the Bulldog defense had shut out St. Maries, …

                              COTTONWOOD - Even if the Clearwater Valley boys showed that Grace has any weakness in pass defense, look for the Prairie boys — who have overpowered over every team they’ve seen so far — to test the soundness of the Grizzlies’ run defense this Friday night, Nov. 6, in Cottonwood.

                              KAMIAH - Lapwai’s first drive of the night last Friday, Oct. 30, set a tone and a tempo that dispelled any illusion that the rematch between the teams would be a mere repeat of the Kubs’ regular season win over the Wildcats one month earlier.

                              The Clearwater Valley Junior High football boys completed an undefeated season that included a recent 31-12 victory over Grangeville. Pictured are (from left): back row, Owen Rowe, Oliver Allen, Tiago Pickering, Raphael Kessler, Leighton Davis, Lincoln Barger, coach Kolby Krieger and Carson …

                              “We just wanted to bring it to them,” GHS sophomore Colyn Goeckner said of Grangeville’s win over St. Maries last Friday night. “We changed our offense a bit and changed up our defense a little bit so we could hit them hard and make them want to quit. And they started to quit. I think I’m pr…

                              Prairie senior Madison Shears was named to the all-Whitepine League first team, the Lewiston Tribune reported last week. Four other Pirates also feted were second-teamers Hope Schwartz and Sierra McWilliams and honorable mentions Ellea Uhlenkott and Tara Schlader.

                              Bulldog of the Week

                                “We just wanted to bring it to them,” GHS sophomore Colyn Goeckner said of Grangeville’s win over St. Maries last Friday night. “We changed our offense a bit and changed up our defense a little bit so we could hit them hard and make them want to quit. And they started to quit. I think I’m pr…

                                Bulldog of the Week

                                  Bulldogs offensive line coach Cody Stoy sets a high bar for his players, and they’re willing to run through a brick wall for him. At times last Friday night, Oct. 23, Grangeville didn’t make much headway against Melba. GHS also broke a few runs behind Isaac Dewey, Adam Sabota and the rest of…

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