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Wilson headed to Carroll College

Next Level Athlete: Michael Wilson

With football season just around the corner, the Bulldogs have their work cut out for them — without one of the players they’ve relied on most heavily the last four years.

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Worth The Weight

Juniors McKenzie Kennedy and Sophie Bush — pictured the morning of Aug. 11 working with medicine balls — are two of the half-dozen Grangeville girls who have put the new weight room to good use so far this off-season.

Early controlled hunt tags go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 11

Sale of 142 controlled hunt tags for hunts that begin in mid-August will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. MT, Aug. 11 at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online at

Sale of unclaimed tags for early hunts delayed by computer problem

Because of a computer malfunction, Idaho Fish and Game delayed sales of its early season, unclaimed controlled hunt tags that went on sale Aug. 6 on a first-come, first served basis.

Shooting clinic for women slated Sept. 12

The second area National Rifle Association Women On Target instructional shooting clinic is now taking sign-ups.

GHS track closed through Aug. 15

If you’re looking to take a walk on the Grangeville High School track, don’t. At least not now. Today, Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 15, the GHS track will be unavailable to the public.

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Bass to join Vandals, tackle heptathlon

Next level athlete: Kaleala Bass

The list of all the track and field state medals Kaleala Bass won during the course of four years competing in Bulldog blues begins in 2012, her freshman year, when the quartet of Sheyenne Stewart, Hannah Baker, Bass and Megan Sullivan each ran a quarter-mile of a school record 1,600-meter relay at the last meet of the season. brief

Kids football camp to be held Aug. 10-11; Volleyball set to begin at GHS Aug. 14; Preseason football events scheduled; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Hunters asked to comment on proposed waterfowl seasons.

Coho seasons on the agenda

Although fewer coho are expected to return than last year, Idaho Fish and Game and the Nez Perce Tribe are expecting enough to provide a tribal and non-tribal sport fishery proposed to start Sept. 1.

Streak snapped: Gibbons, Morales win

Walt Luman Memorial Tournament

The last time anyone other than Jason Huff and Trent Brown won the Luman, before last weekend, was all the way back in 2010. A year ago, Huff and Brown held off a late surge from Travis Gibbens and Lucio Morales to claim the de facto tournament championship with the lowest overall gross score.

37K chinook forecast, season set Sept. 1

Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a fall chinook salmon fishing season to open Sept. 1 on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers, and Idaho could see its second-ever sport fishing season for coho salmon on Sept. 1 pending commission approval Aug. 11 in Idaho Falls.

Tags on discount through August

Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk. The price does not include the $1.75 vendor fee.

Seconds to be drawn Aug. 15

The application period for unclaimed deer, elk and pronghorn tags (for hunts starting after Aug. 15) runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.

Softball squads tangle, as usual, at Kooskia Days

The Diehard Sports Association sponsored an old-fashioned Home Town coed softball game as part of the Kooskia Days celebration on Friday evening, Aug. 1, at Kooskia City Park. Twenty guys and gals from Kamiah, Kooskia, and Stites showed up to form two teams — along with lots of supportive spectators.


Kooskia Saddliers O-Mok-See; Walt Luman Memorial Tournament.