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IDFG seeks input on fishing seasons, rules

Fishery managers with Idaho Fish and Game are asking for input as they craft fishing seasons and rules for 2016 to 2018.

Grangeville boys headed to Orofino tonight

St. Maries defeated Orofino by a point, locking up a state tournament berth for the Lumberjacks and forcing an Orofino-Grangeville rematch Wednesday night, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Orofino.

Pirates' pressure squashes Liberty Charter

Before the Pirates found the range, the sheer volume of their shooting overwhelmed Liberty Charter. Once Prairie found the range, the defending state champions shelled the Patriots into submission, 60-25, during the first round of 1AD1 state tournament play.

Brown, Bass key Bulldogs win in OT

Grangeville trailed by as many as 11 points during the first half of its first round 2A state tournament matchup against Wendell, but charged back to win 46-44 in overtime Thursday afternoon at Bishop Kelly High School.

Girls state basketball tournaments will be webcast starting today

Grangeville's 2A girls basketball tournament first round begins today at 3 p.m. MT at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise. Prairie's 1AD1 girls basketball tournament first round begins today at 8 p.m. MT at Columbia High School in Nampa.

Pirates advance to district tourney final, lock up state tournament berth

The Pirates are safely through to the state tournament.

Sports...in brief

Bald eagle rescued; Local tennis players advance with Palouse Tennis Club team; Soccer signups reset for 6 p.m. Thursday; PHS girls, KHS boys win on academics

State-bound Pirates headed to Nampa; tourney opens Thursday

Prairie ran into a buzz saw in its district title matchup against the team most observers favor at the outset of the 1AD1 state tournament. But as the only team in the tournament to have played a close game against Lapwai this season, the Pirates may be primed to force a rematch in the classification’s biggest game.

State-bound Bulldogs headed to Boise; GHS draws Wendell

The runner-up in last year’s 2A tournament, Ririe, may be the favorite to win the title this year. While Ririe is seeded on the other side of the bracket, the Grangeville girls likely will face a tough matchup during the second round whether or not they find a way past first-round foe Wendell.

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Potlatch Ends Rams Run

Clearwater Valley’s Trey Pfefferkorn found a lane to drive and scored two points on this play during the 1AD1 District II tournament play-in game held on Presidents’ Day afternoon last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. Potlatch grabbed an early lead, blunted the Rams’ charge during the second quarter, and held on to win 56-45. Bracket play began after the Tuesday, Feb. 17, print deadline with top-seeded Prairie preparing to play the Kamiah-Troy winner this afternoon, Feb. 18, at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. Prairie, the 2014 1AD1 state champion and the WPL’s 2015 regular season champion, will open at 7 p.m.

Wrestlers tune up at Lake City

Four locals won their respective weight classes last Saturday, Feb. 14, at the last regular season wrestling event of the year.

Scorecard

Bowling, trapshooting, and high school basketball box scores.

Boys basketball: Pirates’ title defense ramps up as districts open Wednesday

Potlatch ended Clearwater Valley’s boys basketball season with a 56-45 win over the Rams in the 1AD1 District II boys basketball play-in game last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. But if the district tournament goes the way the Loggers went during their regular season finale against Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 14, the rest of the league’s teams may find contentment in playing for second or third place.

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Hallissey Champs!

The Sts. Peter & Paul Parish girls 7-8th grade basketball team won the 52nd Hallissey Championship Basketball Tournament this past weekend in the Boise area — the first time a Sts. Peter and Paul girls team has ever won the championship.

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‘It was grandpa’s idea to bring a rifle’ : IDFG bags Earthquake Basin poachers, license cheaters

State hammers ‘past employee’ who shot research elk illegally last year