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Bulldogs thump PHS, PHS blasts CV


On a day Prairie had to save some pitching for a double-header later in the week, the Bulldogs worked a slew of walks and lowered the boom on the Pirates on the basepaths, winning 15-5 on April 19.

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Grangeville holds home meet

Restored track proved fast for some runners

If you look at the season Trey Pfefferkorn has had in the 100-meter dash, his run at the GHS track last Tuesday, April 19, stands out. He was clocked at 11.37, which converts to 11.64 — which ranks among the Top 10 1A performances on the list kept by athletic.net.

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Brown Signs

Grangeville track and field standout Madison Brown signed last Thursday, April 14, to join the Weber State track and field to compete in her favorite event: the triple jump.

PHS girls win ‘Pfeff’ honorary track meet

The Prairie girls placed first among teams at the meet local schools organized this year in honor of Elvin Pfefferkorn. Clearwater Valley, where Pfefferkorn has coached pole vault, put its boys team second and girls fifth, in part on the strength of medal-worthy performances in that event.

GHS holds serve

Grangeville won both boys singles matches, both girls singles matches and six doubles matches last Monday, April 18, against the Lewiston JV.

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The Clearwater Valley baseball team battled the tough team that visited from Genesee Monday night, April 18, and fell 9-1.

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Maniacs defend home field, 6-3


Grangeville has ambitions of winning the Central Idaho League — or at least qualifying for the state tournament out of second place — but will have to crack Orofino when the Maniacs visit May 3.

Rams bop Troy 13-12


Last Saturday, April 16, the Clearwater Valley softball team hit an important milestone with a come-from-behind win against Troy, during which CV overcame a five-run deficit to top the Trojans 13-12, coach Hailey Fishback told the Free Press.

Sports...in brief

IDFG urges safety this turkey hunting season; Women On Target clinic slated May 14; GHS gridders named “team of the year,” Bruner top athlete.

Grangeville netters show strength in league


The tennis league is a bit bigger than the Grangeville’s league in other sports, as Coeur d’ Alene Charter, Clark Fork, Culdesac, Orofino, Timberline, Clearwater Valley, and GHS all competed together last Saturday at Lewiston High School. It’s a rare chance for the northern schools — Coeur d’Alene Charter and Clark Fork — to meet the southern teams for seeding before districts May 12.

Bulldog boys place fifth as relay wins, Lindsley doubles; McWilliams paces PHS; Shepherd tops 8-3 in first meet

Track & Field

Grangeville’s 4x400 relay team turned in the winning time of 3:45.86 with legs by Hunter Connolley, Ryan Rucklic, Adam Wonnacott and Diego Barela, and the Bulldogs took fifth place in boys team scoring last Tuesday, April 5.

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Bulldogs bop Rams 7-0, split set with St. Maries


The Bulldogs caught Clearwater Valley on a day the Rams would rather forget, as Grangeville’s starting pitcher Layton Harris worked seven solid innings without allowing much contact to the Rams, who booted away five errors behind Keiran Owens.

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Football Squad Advances Three

Grangeville football coaches Jeff Lindsley and Jeff Adams stand behind three Bulldogs who are headed to college to play football at the next level this fall. Quarterback Layton Harris (left) is headed to North Dakota to join the University of Jamestown Jimmies, while Cole Lindsley (center) and Austin Parks (right) are headed to Caldwell to join the College of Idaho Coyotes.

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Spring puts a damper on more games


hile most area teams were already off for spring break, Kamiah had a mid-week meeting at Troy bagged in favor of a double-header last Thursday, March 31. The Kubs won both games handily, punching out victories of 14-1 and 14-2 over Troy behind solid pitching from Branson Ballantyne and Chris Olive, both of whom worked complete games. Ballantyne was nearly unhittable, striking out 10 with a mix of straight and off-speed pitches. Elsewhere, Grangeville and Clearwater Valley were rained out of an April 4 meeting at GHS, which they reset for April 5 only to postpone it again, to April 6, for lack of umpires.

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Storm stops meet at CV

Grangeville’s tennis squad followed up a strong outing March 17 at Orofino with a good showing in limited action last week at Clearwater Valley. The Bulldogs were rained out of a March 21 visit to Lewiston and were all but rained out against the Rams, when wet weather slickened the courts at CVHS and put a stop to four matches that were in progress early Thursday evening.