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Lutz, GHS girls finished ‘proud’

Bulldog of the Week

Outside hitter Kate Lutz — one of the team’s senior leaders — described Grangeville’s volleyball season as “lots of fun” as well as a growing experience.


Football standings, bowling, trapshooting results.

Prairie ascends to second in WPL

Football roundup

Prairie faced a long drive and must-win situation last Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14 — and they faced a 14-12 deficit early on. But after Wallace returned a fumble for a touchdown against the PHS offense, the Pirates defense held the fort, allowing no more points in the course of a 66-14 Prairie win.

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Playoff-bound Bulldogs on bye week

Orofino supporters were left righteously salty over a holding penalty call which undid a two-point conversion run, which would have tied the game with 13 seconds left last Friday night, Oct. 13, at GHS.

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IDFG seeks public help with poaching case

Nearly all of a large bull elk shot and tagged on opening day in Unit 14 was left to rot off Slate Creek in what Idaho Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer called an unusual case.

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Idaho looks to book coho records

If you’re fishing in the Clearwater River for coho salmon, or catch one while you’re steelhead or chinook fishing, the IDFG offers this hint: The state catch-and-release record is wide open because this is the first coho fishing season since the catch-and-release records started in 2016.

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Steelhead harvest season opened Sunday, Oct. 15

Harvest season for adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead opened Sunday, Oct. 15 on the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers.

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Snowhaven ski swap slated Nov. 17-18

Snowhaven will again sponsor a ski swap Nov. 17-18, at the National Guard Armory.

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Orofino nearly upsets Grangeville

Preps Beat Journal

The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.

Timberlake ends boys soccer season

The Grangeville boys' state tournament hopes ended Tuesday night, Oct. 10, when Timberlake held on for a 2-1 win during the second round of the District I-II tournament.

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Fogleman, Bulldogs prevail

Bulldog of the Week

“It was a battle, for sure,” Grangeville’s Justin Fogleman said. “They’re a good football team, big, physical, they’re all weight-lifters, and it’s just tough to play good teams when some things go against you.”

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Lapwai barely stays unbeaten in the WPL


Down by a dozen with less than six minutes to play, the Kubs put together one of the finest defensive stands seen all season at the recently-christened Bob Squires Sports Complex.

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GHS girls season ends in district tournament; boys top Orofino in first round

Chloe Dame and Baeli Kinsley scored the final two goals of the first GHS girls soccer season last Saturday, Oct. 7, during their regular season finale against Timberlake, which won 10-2. Before that game, GHS honored seniors Tessa Godrey and Brenda Gomez.

IDFG says non-resident deer, elk tags may sell out this month

Big Game Outlook

Idaho big game hunters have been on a roll in recent years with a top-10, all-time deer harvest in 2016, an all-time record whitetail harvest in 2015, and a top-five, all-time elk harvest in 2015.

F&G commission pushes new rules; comments due Oct. 25

Several proposed rules recently adopted by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission was published on Oct. 4 in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin.