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State wrestlers continue in contention tomorrow

Frankie Zumwalt of Grangeville, Kieran Owens, Carson Morrow and Trae Dominguez of Clearwater Valley and Jace Perrin of Prairie are all still in contention for state titles after the first day of action at the 2A state wrestling tournament in Nampa. In addition to three semifinalists, CV has two more in contention for medals, with Taylor Roy and Ty Dominguez both winning elimination matches.

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Three Bulldogs qualify to wrestle at state

Perrin, Zumwalt, MacMeniman, Dominguez, Owens and Morrow are all state-bound as District II champs

Three Bulldogs, nine Rams, a Pirate and a trio of Kubs are all headed to the state wrestling this weekend in Nampa.

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Pirates’ runners-up run continues

1AD1 girls basketball

After Lapwai’s golden generation took a third straight state title with a 79-40 win over Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 18, PHS coach Lori Mader gave the Wildcats their due with a nod to their pending graduation: “The one thing I’m not sad at all about today is all these [Lapwai] girls going bye-bye,” Mader told the crowd in a post-game speech.

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Savages rally to place second

1AD2 girls basketball

A third come-from-behind win was not in the cards last Saturday, Feb. 18, as Butte County’s roster had simply too much depth for Paula Tucker to out-coach.

Grangeville tops Orofino; Potlatch ends CV’s season

Boys basketball

Grangeville topped Orofino for the first time all season behind Ryan Ruklic’s 10 points, 11 rebounds double-double on Monday night, Feb. 20 — and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Bledsoe notches a key ‘W’

Bulldog of the Week

When Grangeville High senior Tristen Bledsoe transferred from Moscow before his junior year, he brought one small state experience with him: he had traveled to Pocatello as an alternate, and shot video of his teammates there.

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Ruklic ready for the rematch

Bulldog of the Week

Grangeville junior Ryan Ruklic was one of a couple of Bulldogs to score 14 points at Kamiah last Thursday — and Ruklic was one of the tall players who battled Orofino’s bigs effectively during a key league game the prior Monday, Feb. 6.

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Savages smack down Council, claim District III title

Salmon River overwhelmed Council during the second and third quarters of the Long Pin Conference’s district title game Feb. 7.

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Pirates soaked by Lapwai’s surge

Girls basketball

Lapwai came in to the Whitepine League’s district tournament like a rising tide, and swept Potlatch 83-19 and Prairie 70-36. Under their own hoop, the Pirates held their ground, but Lapwai flooded every other inch of the floor.

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Bulldogs advance to play-in, fall as Marsing rallies late

Girls basketball

Freshman forward Jakaili Norman scored double-digits during Grangeville’s dominant first half last Saturday, Feb. 11, against 2A state tournament play-in foe Marsing and the GHS lead grew to eight, 35-27, on a Norman hoop during the third quarter.

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Genesee holds off Clearwater Valley

Boys basketball

The Whitepine League’s district basketball tournament featured a contest that came down to the final minute as Genesee held off the Clearwater Valley boys 49-45 Monday night, Feb. 13, at the LCSC activity center.

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Prairie, Salmon River trophy hunts continue

State-bound

The Prairie girls booked their state trip before they played for the Whitepine League’s district title last week.

Defense, mid-range shooting powers Potlatch’s Prairie upset

Boys basketball

Having whipped the Loggers 62-41 in January, the Pirates were caught on the return leg of the season series when Potlatch’s Devin Richards sank a lead-changing three-ball with 36 seconds left in overtime. The shot was good for a 41-40 Loggers win last Saturday night, Feb. 4.

Prairie books state tournament return

Girls basketball

A strong second quarter lifted the PHS girls to a 42-32 win over Troy last Thursday night, Feb. 2. That night, reigning 1AD1 state champion Lapwai thundered Potlatch 83-19, so the Wildcats and the Pirates will play for the district title this Friday night, Feb. 10.

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Bow-ow! Bulldogs nipped in OT

The away stretch of the home-and-home series that will decide Grangeville’s place in the Central Idaho League turned in the Bulldogs’ favor when senior forward Patrick Schumacher banked in a three-pointer with 11 seconds to go last Monday night, Feb. 6.

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