In the battle of the Bulldogs -- Grangeville versus Genesee -- Michael and Michael (Stevens and Wilson) had big nights for the victorious hosts.
After the host Lumberjacks stumbled to score just three points during the second quarter last Saturday, Jan. 17, Grangeville’s boys had a bead on the Central Idaho League’s top spot. But St. Maries dialed in on the bottom of the net during the second half and shot its way to the league lead, 55-50, with a win in the Lumberjacks’ CIL opener.
After dropping one match during the seeding round of the Orofino Invitational last Friday, Jan. 16, Grangeville’s Frankie Zumwalt won every match during the elimination round on Saturday — including the one pictured, by way of a pin of Lewiston’s Keegan Sweeney en route to the 132-pound title.
The Grangeville girls strengthened their grip on the Central Idaho League with a 48-41 win over St. Maries Jan. 6, and followed up with a couple of tough non-league games last week.
Against a full field of 16 other wrestlers in his weight class, Grangeville’s Damon Nuttman ran the table at the Clearwater Classic last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10.
Wrestling, boys and girls basketball, trapshooting and bowling results for the week of Jan. 7-12
Area basketball roundup
After hanging in against a tough Seattle-area squad earlier in the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational Tournament, Prairie nearly pulled out a win over Ridgeview of Oregon, then followed up with a clean victory over international Georges Veniers of British Columbia. Against Ridgeview, the Pirates led by five at halftime and kept an even score through three quarters before falling by 57-54 final score last Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted the Savages to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night at Salmon River High School — but without effective defense from Rylie Travis and Alex Diaz, Highland's Tanner Dempsey (26 points) might have given the visiting Huskies a winning burst.
Boys and girls basketball, wrestling and bowling results, Dec. 30-Jan. 6.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted Salmon River to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night.
For all of the first half and parts of the third and fourth quarters, Grangeville matched Lewiston shot for shot.
About 120 Grangeville football supporters — including parents, players and coaches — turned out for a banquet dinner Dec. 10 at Oscar’s Restaurant to honor the 2014 team’s accomplishments, which included several new school record performances by the school’s most prolific quarterback-to-receiver combination.
Prairie swept the 2014 Idaho County Shootout with a 70-62 win in the boys game and a 40-37 win in the girls game.
The Grangeville boys basketball squad held visiting McCall-Donnelly to just five points during each of the first two quarters even as guard Layton Harris rained down three-point shots last Saturday night, Dec. 6.