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Chinook salmon seasons continue; Controlled hunt app deadline coming up; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Grangeville girls b-ball camp coming up; Softball clinic slated; ‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set.

Region’s most-caught fish? Rainbow trout

Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region may be famous for its salmon and steelhead fishing and its pristine rivers with thriving cutthroat trout populations, but in most years more hatchery rainbow trout are harvested here than any other fish.

Not’ to be


Prairie’s state title hopes were diminished by a diving catch in right field and died on a run-scoring drive in the bottom of the seventh against Notus last Saturday, May 21.

Will’d out


The Pirates took Wilder to the brink during the first round of the 1A baseball tournament Friday, May 20, but fell 6-5.

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McAlister, KHS hoist 1A title

Track & Field

Had it gone perfectly, the 1A pole vault final would have had the Kamiah boys in pole position from the start last Saturday, May 21. With Bailey Christopherson having previously cleared 14-1 in competition and Taylor McAlister having gone 12-6 the previous week, the KHS boys were trailing the Friday leaders but looking at booking 16 or 18 points in the team scoring right off the hop.

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Sullivan, Lindsley dominate

Track & Field

During his final days in Bulldogs uniform, Cole Lindsley swept the 2A throwing titles, firing off a personal record 51-11½ bomb in the shot put and ripping a near-PR 167 in the discus.

Forest Service facilities prepped for Memorial Day campers

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are ready for visitors this long Memorial Day Weekend.

Automatic machinery now tags, clips hatchery smolts

It’s no secret that Idaho steelhead and salmon anglers rely on hatcheries for fish that they can take home and eat, and anglers can identify “keepers” because a small fin on their back is removed when the fish are young. The clipped adipose fin does not grow back – letting anglers identify hatchery fish for harvest. What’s less known is how the fins get clipped.

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Tennis; Track & Field; Trapshooting

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Primed for Middleton

46 individuals qualify, six as No. 1 seeds

No one in the region could match the Kubs’ strength in numbers on the boys side of the 1A/2A District I-II championships held last Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, and they had one additional edge going for them: their track was looking freshly sharp on account of new paint the KHS coaches and boosters had recently laid down.

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Grangeville, CV squads thrive at district tourney

Bush runs table for singles title

Grangeville’s girls and Clearwater Valley’s boys are district champions, and each will send a slew of qualifiers to the state tournament to be held this coming weekend at Vallivue and Caldwell high schools. brief

Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set; ‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4; Softball clinic slated; Grangeville girls b-ball camp coming up; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; Still time to enter Super Hunt drawing.


Golf, Trapshooting, Rodeo, Bowling.

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Pirates end Genesee’s reign

Spencer Schumacher had Genesee off-balance from the very start last Saturday, May 14, yielding only a bunt single through the first three innings even as the PHS lineup pounded out a 5-0 lead on the way to an 8-2 win over the defending 1A champions.

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Grangeville's season ends on walk-off home run


Orofino's Hayden Wilson brought the Maniacs all the way back from down 7-2 to win 8-7 during the second game of the district tournament last night, May 10, at OHS.