November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015
Bruner tops WPL awards; Steelhead fishing still going strong; Nonresident/second tags could sell out; Trout limit reset, Free Fishing Day dates set.
Salmon River 22, Deary 20
It’s almost enough to make a man wonder: how many more rabbits are there in Salmon River’s collective hat?
Football, girls basketball, trapshooting, bowling results.
Grangeville once again leaves no doubt about where to find the best 2A football team
Last time the Bulldogs won a football championship, the title game proved a bit of an anticlimax. That championship established Grangeville’s place among the best teams in the classification — a status GHS has maintained with stout playoff performances in the years since. Only the certainty that comes with taking a title had escaped the Bulldogs. After whipping Aberdeen 42-12 last Saturday, Nov. 21, none of the 25 teams in the 2A classification can escape it: the Bulldogs are the best.
For a few brief seconds, from the idahosports.com webcasters’ vantage, Prairie appeared to have struck first last Saturday, Nov. 21, at the 1AD1 state championship game. But from the officials’ vantage, Valley’s defensive line had somehow kept PHS standout Jake Bruner out of the end zone.
Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved fishing rules changes for the 2016-18 seasons. New rules will take effect on Jan. 1.
For Prairie, it’s a shot at back-to-back football championships. For Salmon River, it’s a chance for the program’s fourth championship since 2009. For Grangeville, it’s a return to the mountaintop – a landmark at the brink of the pinnacle the Bulldogs reached for the first time in 2011.
Information about a trapper education course, upland bird hunting opportunities and the Snowhaven Ski Swap.
Three deer – all bucks – were shot and wasted in the Joseph Plains during the last week, and details of an unrelated elk poaching came to light on Monday, Nov. 16.
Make it a double
The Pirates made it there and back again, and they’re getting ready to go there again. That turn of phrase could apply equally to two treks. One would be the yearlong trip from the 2014 state championship to this year’s title game, during which the athletes involved also won a 1AD1 basketball title. The other would be last week’s the multi-day journey from the Camas Prairie to Malta — which neighbors the Utah state line southeast of Burley — where the Pirates knocked out Raft River 44-30 last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14.
A fumble return moments into the 1AD2 semifinal showdown between Lighthouse Christian and Salmon River put SRHS behind the eight-ball — but not quite literally. The Savages stuffed the conversion attempt, regrouped, and struck back — all the way back to the championship round, which they had last reached in 2013.
Last time Grangeville played for the state title, the 200-yard rusher was the name of the Bulldogs’ ground game, and the GHS passing attack played off the rhythm of Justin Robie’s bruising runs.
Ski swap to run Nov. 20-21; Fish and Game news.
Next stop, Nampa
In intent, at least, Melba stood in Grangeville’s way last Friday night, Nov. 6, but in action, the Mustangs barely hindered the Bulldogs, who scored during the second minute of play and went on to win 41-6.
Prairie made a few mistakes against one of the 1AD1 level’s tougher squads out of southern Idaho, but before Oakley scored three return touchdowns last Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, PHS had a lead locked in on the way to a 42-22 quarterfinal victory.