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Bulldogs, Pirates go five sets


It had been years since Grangeville last beat Prairie in volleyball, and the Bulldogs pulled a narrow win from a close contest Thursday night at GHS, with five sets tipping in the Bulldogs' favor (25-27, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20, 15-12) on the strength of several well-timed spikes by Maicee Conner.

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Rams crush Timberline


Trey Pfefferkorn ran for a couple of touchdowns, Mitch Morrow ran for one and threw for three, and the CV Rams led by 40 at halftime of a 60-12 blowout win over Timberline Friday night.

McCall QB Knudson’s big plays break Bulldogs; GHS offense to realign

2A Football

McCall’s 16-9 win over GHS last Friday night, Sept. 16, is leading to significant shake-ups in how the Bulldogs will go about their business, starting with the new format the coaching staff headed by Jeff Lindsley implemented in practice Monday night. brief

Identity theft protection offered after hack in place; IDFG restricts unattended vehicles; Cottonwood night shoot starts Oct. 12; Wrestling sign-ups to go Monday, Sept. 26.

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Savages slam Nezperce, Bulldogs tip Cascade

Salmon River had no trouble with the host Indians, taking the Saturday morning match in straight sets (25-9, 25-12, 25-20).

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You’ll See ‘Em In The Woods

Pictured are the instructors and the 20 participants in the fall section of local hunter education, which graduated last Saturday, Sept. 10. “This was the last fall class for this year,” hunter ed instructor and retired Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer Roy Kinner said. “Next classes will begin in February and March. “ Instructors were Kinner, Kevin Asker, Alicia Asker and Brad Flynn.

Proposed burning aims to bolster elk habitat

Idaho Fish and Game is fired up about increasing elk populations in its Lolo Elk Zone in the headwaters of the Clearwater River. Through a cooperative effort with Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the two agencies and RMEF are proposing controlled forest fires known as “prescribed-fire treatments” to improve habitat for elk and other wildlife.

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Kopczynski gives GHS a lift

Bulldog of the Week

Grangeville senior Alejandro Kopczynski scored twice against Orofino last week — his first goals in a Bulldogs uniform — and in the process lifted GHS to a 7-2 win over the longer-established Orofino program.

Olsen wins season opener at Chief Timothy Island

Clearwater Valley's Cole Olsen won the 2.6 mile cross-country race at Asotin this morning, with a time of 13 minutes, 51.19 seconds. Out of 80 varsity boys, Grangeville's Adam Wonnacott finished eighth (15:15.21). Grant Gehring paced the Prairie boys (39, 17:06.39).

Chukar season starts Saturday, Sept. 17

Upland bird hunting seasons start in a big way across much of Idaho with Saturday, Sept. 17 marking the opening day for chukar, quail, gray partridge and sage grouse.

Wrestling sign-ups Sept. 26

Grangeville Youth Wrestling sign-ups will be held Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m. in the community room of the gym at GEMS. The program is open to boys and girls ages 4-15. Contact Amanda Eich 451-4271 for information. “We are also asking for shoe donations, if anyone has some wrestling shoes that are no longer being used,” Eich said.

Pfefferkorn powers Rams past Kamiah

Clearwater Valley broke a drought against river rival Kamiah that had dated back to 2013, when the Rams last beat the Kubs. CV beat Kamiah 42-20 on Sept. 9.

Rewards offered in anti-poaching effort

With many hunting seasons about to begin, the Idaho Fish and Game reminds people who spend time outdoors that they should reach for a phone whenever they witness a violation of fish and game laws.

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Kaschmitter breaks out, but Bantams fly the coop

The Bulldogs gained a late chance to tie when Frankie Zumwalt recovered a fumble, with Clarkston turning it over in the course of trying to run out the fourth quarter clock. But the Bantams defense rose to the occasion and kept GHS from advancing near their goal during the final three minutes of their 33-26 win last Thursday night, Sept. 8.