With the start of the playoffs, football results came early this week. With a comprehensive victory over Wallace Thursday, Prairie reached the quarterfinals, which will be played Nov. 7 at the Kibbie Dome depending on the results of the Oakley-Notus game to be played tomorrow. On the other side of the 1AD1 bracket, Kamiah plays at Horseshoe Bend at 6 p.m. MT tonight. In the 2A bracket, Grangeville visits Nampa Christian at 7 p.m. MT.
Prairie tops Oakley, Nampa Christian serves up win over Grangeville
After the first round of the 2A tournament Friday morning, Grangeville is set to play the Declo or West Side loser at 1 p.m. Prairie defeated Oakley and remains alive for the title in the 1AD1 bracket, with their next game against the Horseshoe Bend-Genesee winner at 3 p.m. Check back for updates on the 1AD1 and 2A state volleyball tournaments.
Lifted by a large senior class, Prairie claimed the Whitepine League title with a 48-6 win over Kamiah Friday night.
2A District I-II volleyball tournament
With a state tournament berth available to the district winner, Grangeville played brilliantly to win in extra sets against both Orofino (26-24, 24-26, 28-26, 25-21, 15-9) and St. Maries (25-21, 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 16-14) last Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Grangeville cross-country team’s meet last Saturday, Oct. 18, was “a great tune-up and preparation for our district meet this Thursday at Potlatch,” coach Les Loeber said.
Prairie 72, Potlatch 18
Prairie put up 44 points during the first quarter last Friday night, Oct. 17, and quarterback Jake Bruner had a hand in each of the first four.
Gooding 54, Grangeville 27
A Saturday trip to southern Idaho put Grangeville on the same field with a team primed to pursue the 3A football title when the playoffs open next month. Gooding flexed its main muscle — “do-everything” senior Josh Finley — and carried the day 54-27 on Oct. 18.
Salmon River 60, Garden Valley 22
Salmon River took care of the ball and punished turnovers to win their second game of the season. The 60-22 victory over Garden Valley last Friday night, Oct. 17, doubled as a league victory, keeping Salmon River’s slim playoff hopes alive.
Kamiah 50, Genesee 20
Had the opening moments of Kamiah’s homecoming game served as any guide, visiting Genesee might have found a way to turn a halftime tie into a clear victory last Friday night, Oct. 17.
Prairie’s top seed for the 1AD1 District II tournament came with a first round bye and a matchup against Clearwater Valley during the Whitepine League’s late-season moment of truth.
Grangeville's offense put Madison Brown (42 kills, 4.2 per game) in position to take point after point during the first day of 2A District I-II volleyball tournament day -- which GHS survived with wins over Orofino and St. Maries.
Kamiah surged to victory, 50-20, during the second half of Friday night's homecoming game. Elsewhere, Prairie and Salmon River won in lopsided fashion.
Grangeville defeated Orofino (25-9, 25-13, 20-25, 25-14) Thursday night and will be seeded higher than the Maniacs when the 2A District I-II tournament opens on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The upper and lower division 1A volleyball tournament brackets have been announced. In the upper division, CV and Kamiah open on Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. In the lower division, Summit will open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. All games are at LCSC.
After a week of shuffling players into new roles in the wake of a narrow loss in their Central Idaho League opener earlier this month, the Bulldogs played near-perfect defense in a lopsided win over St. Maries last Friday night, Oct. 10...