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Gobble, Gobble

The regular season opened April 15. “Turkey numbers are still down a bit from a series of wet, cold springs; however an OK hatch from last year has a few more birds available,” conservation officer George Fischer said.

Softball: PHS goes 3-for-4 at tourney

Reigning 2A state champion Malad out-played the Pirates at the four-game Glenns Ferry Tournament last weekend, April 11-12, but the Pirates — 1A runners-up last year — handled the rest of the competition well enough to win. North Fremont imploded during the bottom of the third inning last Friday, as PHS ran off 15 runs to stake out a 23-0 victory.

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Whole Lotta Horns

Bill Lancaster of Payette brought a truckload of about 5,000 pounds of elk and deer antlers through Grangeville last Thursday, April 10.

CVRA rodeo books to open June 9

The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be hosting the 51st annual Kamiah rodeo on June 21-22. This year’s rodeo will feature a new main event, ranch bronc riding, sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Riding Association. Other main events are sanctioned by the Idaho Cowboys Association (ICA). ICA books will open June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Jet boats to run 30th annual Salmon River race this weekend

Racing fans will line the banks of the Salmon River this Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, to take in the sound and spectacle of jet boats topping out at more than 100 miles per hour.

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Baseball: Bulldogs lead league

Having combined to throw more than 200 pitches in a sweep of their April 8 league games against St. Maries, Grangeville aces Jasper Sabatino and Alex Koberstein were in the field for home games against Kendrick and Asotin while resting their arms for a trip to Orofino (which was played after the print deadline on Tuesday).

Track & Field: Border War -- Arnzen triples in short runs

During basketball season, one of Prairie’s powerful rebounders presented a matchup problem between the lane lines, and last Saturday, April 12, proved superior height is no disadvantage in the lanes marked out for sprinters at the annual “Border War” featuring the small schools of Idaho and Washington.

Sign-up for Babe Ruth baseball Friday at GEMS

Babe Ruth baseball season, open to boys and girls ages 13-15, will begin in mid-May and continue through the end of June.

Golf tourney to benefit Bulldogs boys basketball

A four-person scramble tournament to benefit the Grangeville High School boys basketball team is planned June 1 at Grangeville Country Club.

Chinook moving toward Idaho

As of April 13, more than 4,600 spring chinook salmon had been moving upstream at Bonneville Dam. Early season forecasts suggest a return strong enough to allow for harvest of around 4,800 hatchery fish in the Clearwater Basin, 5,900 on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, and 700 in Hells Canyon.

Little Salmon access leased; long-term deal in the works

An agreement forged by Idaho Department of Fish and Game staff and the local landowner is set to maintain access to popular fishing holes.

Calendar

High school sports schedules week of April 16-22

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Cash, Stone win GCC Masters’ tournament

Tournament season at Grangeville Country Club started with a new offering last Sunday, April 13, combining local players’ net scores with Masters pros’ scores on the final day in Augusta, Georgia. Greg Stone won the men’s division while Pat Cash won the women’s division. Lynda Williams and Lois Geary tied for second on the women’s side. Jim Vopat, Allen Willis and Joaquin Lowe shared the men’s second-place honors.

Scorecard

Bowling, baseball and tennis box scores, April 8-14.

Tennis: Rockwell, Forsmann rally to win

Grangeville tandems thrive in league play; fund-raiser car wash slated for Saturday.

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