Champions! :Bass leads GHS girls to first team title since ’96; Bulldogs bring home 13 top-two medals
For the Grangeville girls, Kaleala Bass’s breakthrough in the open 800 meant one big step toward reclaiming a team title GHS last won 19 years ago.
By clearing 12-0 in fewer attempts, Kamiah junior Taylor McCallister edged Clearwater Valley's Trey Pfefferkorn out of the 1A boys pole vault title on Saturday, May 16.
Smothering rain sent the 3-2-1A tennis tournament indoors last Friday, May 15, but when the sun came out last Saturday morning, the Grangeville and Clearwater Valley qualifiers who avoided elimination got a chance to play in fair weather.
A last-minute injury withdrawal will have Grangeville's Sarah Wilson competing this weekend at Vallivue High School in place of teammate Savannah Thanstrom, who placed second in the district's girls singles bracket. The state bracket was announced Wednesday morning.
Blackmer Memorial tournament organized; "Spring Fling" coming up this weekend; Chinook salmon stream into Idaho; CAP calls led to 111 poaching cases, 188 citations in 2014; Softball group picks up Monday, Thursday evening games; St. Mary’s slates sports physicals; F&G board to meet in Lewiston May 19-20.
For many of the dozens of area athletes who qualified to compete at the state track and field meet at Middle- ton this weekend, earning a trip to state counts as a major triumph. For the best of the best in Idaho County, qualifying is a mile-marker on the way to the apex goal: a state title.
Clearwater Valley’s Shalynn Gutzman won the girls singles district title last Saturday, May 9, topping Grangeville’s Savannah Thanstrom in the championship match; both will represent their schools at the 3A state tournament to be held this weekend, May 15-16 at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.
The Maniacs occasionally got the better of Grangeville in boys team sports earlier this year and had the GHS baseball team’s number all spring. With a walk-off mercy rule victory over Kendrick on the second day of District II tournament play, the Bulldogs gave themselves a shot at reaching the state tournament. But the second post-season Bulldogs-Maniacs encounter in as many days ended with Grangeville’s hitters again stumped by Orofino’s pitching.
Kubs, Rams out in play-in round; Pirates advance
The Kamiah and CV baseball squads saw their seasons end Tuesday night at Orofino; the Prairie boys survived with by a 6-5 score over the Kubs.
It’s tournament time, and this year’s tournaments will be held in Orofino.
Both of the Central Idaho League’s powerhouses have had Grangeville’s number this season, and that pattern continued in St. Maries’ 17-0 win over GHS last Monday, May 4.
Grangeville’s tennis set met two rarely-seen foes and the usual cast of league opponents at Lewiston High School last Saturday, May 2.
On a day that athletes from across the region marked outstanding performances, several of Grangeville’s set new personal records and others from across Idaho County proved their places among North Central Idaho’s elite.
The Pirates had 10 wins under their collective belts before a 3-0 loss to Genesee sent them for a loop. Prairie stumbled to a 15-14 loss to Asotin on April 21, allowing the Panthers to score nine runs during the fourth inning of that contest.
With two weeks left in the regular season, Genesee kept up its league-best one-loss record with a 24-4 victory over defending state champion Prairie last Monday night, April 20.