Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game last night. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 at Bonneville, where the Savages will play the District IV champion -- either Lighthouse Christian or Carey -- in the first round.
Bulldog of the Week
Regular season sweeps by both Orofino and St. Maries had the Grangeville girls “hungry” for playoff wins over their Central Idaho League rivals.
Football, cross-country, karate and bowling results.
With a two-game lead in the standings after their 42-14 win over Council last Friday night, Oct. 14, and with one game left on their schedule, Salmon River has secured the Long Pin Conference title.
Bulldogs maul Maniacs 21-6
Pity the coin-operated laundromat washers and dryers.
When a well-timed blitz forced the St. Maries center to make a no-win decision, the only blocker with a chance to make the play had to ignore Grangeville sophomore inside linebacker Justin Fogleman, who shot into the backfield, tackled the opposing quarterback and shut down a threatening Lumberjacks drive early on last Friday night, Oct. 7.
Prairie thundered Troy 42-20 after a slow start saw the Trojans strike first, on a long pass play, last Friday night, Oct. 7.
Three Whitepine League district volleyball seeds are set in the upper division, and four are firmed up in the lower division.
St. Maries 8, Grangeville 0
An 8-0 final score last Friday night, Oct. 7, began with ominous turnovers by both teams: back-to-back fumbles foretold a defensive struggle during the first cold rain of the season at the Bulldogs home field.
An interception return during the final minute of the second quarter set up the first and only score of the 8-0 win St. Maries claimed Friday night at GHS.
Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville senior Hunter Connolley scored one goal this week against Priest River and assisted on another as the Bulldogs soccer squad moved toward the district tournament in program history.
Football, soccer, golf and bowling results
"St. Maries is without question one of the top three teams in the state,” GHS coach Jeff Lindsley said. “They have the seniors — 10 of their 11 starters on defense, which is uncommon at the 2A level — so it’s their turn, so to speak.”
The combination of homecoming this Friday night, Oct. 7, and a thunderous win last Friday night, Sept. 30 at Kamiah, has the Pirates’ flags flying high.
Grangeville senior Luke Stokes likes running the sweep, where he can get out behind blockers including Justin Fogleman, who buried a defensive back to spring Stokes for a big run last Friday night.
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