Coho season coming through

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Oct. 20 approved an historic fishery for the first time ever: a specific season for coho salmon is open in Idaho.

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Pages succeed in first hunting seasons

On the Sunday morning of Opening Weekend 2014, Jackson Page, 10, went to his dad to ask for a chance to go after a deer he had seen weeks earlier and decided would be his come hunting season.

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No holding back

With one of the school’s Class of 2015 most decorated athletes hampered by injury, Prairie seniors Hunter McWilliams, Isaiah Shears and Mason Dalgliesh provided the scoring punch the Pirates required to win during a key matchup in the Whitepine League's regular season finale last Friday night, Oct. 24.

Poaching stirs anger among social networks

Several recent poaching cases are catching the attention of Facebook users who follow the Citizens Against Poaching page; a trophy mule deer shot before rifle season in Caribou County, two five-point bull elk shot out of season in Owyhee County, five mule deer with backstraps removed, left to waste in Homedale. The list goes on.

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Coho ComeBack

Sabrina Sims of Wisconsin, and her dad, Steve Sims of Grangeville, put in about three hours to catch this coho salmon on a spoon lure last Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Middle Fork Clearwater River

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Poachers disregard life, property

Poaching, always a problem this time of year, sometimes threatens homes. “We have been very, very busy,” IDFG conservation officer George Fischer said Monday, Oct. 27. “This deer was shot and left in a yard up Cow Creek.”

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A bear for the books? Duman’s may be

A black bear weighing 600-plus pounds could not have mistaken a Cottonwood-area photographer’s intentions on Oct. 21, but it turns out Renee Duman has as good an eye with her rifle as she has with her portraiture rig.

Bulldogs headed to Nampa

Orofino’s 15-14 win over St. Maries during Grangeville’s bye week resolved the Central Idaho League standings tension that kept the CIL tight into the final week of regular season play.

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GHS, Prairie v-ball squads headed to state

Grangeville’s state tournament will open at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, against a Nampa Christian team that boasts one of the 2A classifications best overall records.

Three Bulldogs qualify for state

Three Grangeville High School cross-country runners — Diego Barela, Kaleala Bass, and Emily Kaschmitter — qualified to run at Eagle Island State Park. “Kaleala ran a superb race finishing in third,” coach Les Loeber said. “She improved her time by 54 seconds from two weeks earlier.”

Riener’s leads Night Shoot

Despite gusty strong winds, many teams posted high scores during the second week of the Cottonwood Gun Club’s night shoot.

Pigskin Prognosticators Week 8: Hall tops picks contest; playoffs pick up this week

Jason Hall pegged 11 of last week’s games to edge out three others who hit 10. Second prize went to Terry Schlieper, who lucked out in the tiebreaker for the second week in a row.

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Friday Night Results: Week 8

Lifted by a large senior class, Prairie claimed the Whitepine League title with a 48-6 win over Kamiah Friday night.

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Sweep takes GHS to state

2A District I-II volleyball tournament

With a state tournament berth available to the district winner, Grangeville played brilliantly to win in extra sets against both Orofino (26-24, 24-26, 28-26, 25-21, 15-9) and St. Maries (25-21, 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 16-14) last Saturday, Oct. 18.

Runners prepped for Potlatch

The Grangeville cross-country team’s meet last Saturday, Oct. 18, was “a great tune-up and preparation for our district meet this Thursday at Potlatch,” coach Les Loeber said.