Football and team roping results.
Matt Ruhnke calls himself a full-time sports player. He’s in his fourth year as a tri-sport athlete at Grangeville High School. Asked which sport is his favorite, he says “It depends on the season.
Clearwater Valley’s strong start included an early touchdown run by Trey Pfefferkorn, which put the Rams ahead of visiting Genesee early in the first quarter last Friday night, Oct. 2.
Council was the team to beat in the Long Pin Conference, the five teams in which the Lumberjacks beat by a combined 214 points last year.
Two weeks before the Whitepine League’s undefeated teams collide at Kamiah, the Pirates and Kubs made quick work of their Week 5 opposition.
Grangeville gave the Pea and Lentil Tournament’s eventual champion, Pomeroy, a bit of a scare, but the Pirates won the match in two (26-24, 25-12) last Saturday, Oct. 3.
For Prairie High School senior Hailey Danly, tradition is at the root of her senior project. “I wanted to help continue Prairie’s ‘Think Pink’ volleyball tournament tradition, to keep it a strong, fun community event,” she said.
For the second week in a row, Grangeville played a non-league opponent that Central Idaho League rival Orofino had already beaten. For the second week in a row, GHS won in a blowout, with a recent 62-19 win over Asotin sending a signal to the CIL: the Bulldogs mean business.
Grangeville played its busiest week of the season so far, with seven matches in as many nights. GHS split the crucial ones last Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Maries. There, the Bulldogs opened Central Idaho League play with a win over Coeur d’Alene Charter and a loss to St. Maries.
Whitepine League Football
The last week of the regular season continues to loom as potentially the Whitepine League’s largest, as Prairie and Kamiah stayed on course to collide on the Kubs’ field with unbeaten records.
Salmon River made short work of Garden Valley, dropping a Long Pin Conference foe -- an outfit Savages coach Paula Tucker coached previously -- by scores of 25-11, 25-8, 25-6 Thursday night in Riggins. A tri-match in Grangeville went in Kendrick's favor, as the Tigers beat both the Bulldogs and Summit in four sets. GHS edged the Patriots in five sets (25-15, 20-25, 26-28, 25-20, 16-14).
Volleyball was created in 1895 by a YMCA instructor. In 1964, it first appeared in the Olympics. In 1968, it became the NAIA’s 15th competitive sport. And 30 years ago, in 1985, volleyball made its way to Grangeville High School. * “I really pushed to get volleyball through,” said Sally Greene, who taught at Grangeville High School for five years in the ‘80s.
Grangeville finally won its own tournament, much to the relief of GHS head coach and tournament organizer Kelcey Edwards. “I was pleased,” Edwards said. “It’s the first time I’ve won our own tournament.”
Layton Harris had a strong performance throwing the football during Grangeville’s 48-8 win over McCall-Donnelly last Friday night, Sept. 18. With 300 yards on pass plays, which averaged 30 yards per attempt, Harris delivered four touchdown throws.
Any thoughts Council might have had of staging a homecoming upset of the reigning D1 champion Pirates were vaporized during the second quarter on Friday night, Sept. 18.