Andrew Ottoson

Sports/Outdoors Editor

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I grew up in the Denver suburbs and went to college in Hillsboro, Kansas, where I studied chemistry and bible and got my first newspaper job doing sports and features for a little weekly. I moved to Grangeville in April 2011, when I started covering sports and other topics for the Idaho County Free Press.

Recent Stories

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Orofino nearly upsets Grangeville

Preps Beat Journal

The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.

Timberlake ends boys soccer season

The Grangeville boys' state tournament hopes ended Tuesday night, Oct. 10, when Timberlake held on for a 2-1 win during the second round of the District I-II tournament.

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Lapwai barely stays unbeaten in the WPL

Football

Down by a dozen with less than six minutes to play, the Kubs put together one of the finest defensive stands seen all season at the recently-christened Bob Squires Sports Complex.

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GHS girls season ends in district tournament; boys top Orofino in first round

Chloe Dame and Baeli Kinsley scored the final two goals of the first GHS girls soccer season last Saturday, Oct. 7, during their regular season finale against Timberlake, which won 10-2. Before that game, GHS honored seniors Tessa Godrey and Brenda Gomez.

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Giddings unfazed; State Rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County

Contrary to statewide media reports that she is caught a residency and tax scandal, Rep. Priscilla Giddings told the Free Press she had done everything the law required of her and that she continued to follow the law after she decided to run for office early in 2016. She said she even went to the trouble of seeking advice from the Ada County Assessor’s Office at the time she was moving from Garden City to White Bird.

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Tom’s Tailgate Party Hits Clearwater Valley

(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.

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Lapwai escapes Kamiah with a narrow win

Preps Beat Journal

It's homecoming night in Kamiah, Tom's Tailgate is coming to Kooskia and Grangeville will play its first Central Idaho League game of the season.

GHS to honor soccer seniors Saturday

Soccer

Early in what became a 4-3 loss last Saturday, Sept. 30, the Grangeville boys had taken a commanding lead.

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Prairie holds off Kamiah in second half

Football

The opening kickoff turned the early game into nervous moments for Prairie, but the Pirates eventually prevailed 38-12 on homecoming night, Sept. 29.

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Grangeville to visit St. Maries Friday

Football

Including touchdown runs by Justin Fogleman and Jaize Norman, the Bulldogs accomplished everything they wanted during a 48-0 win over the Lewiston JV Thursday night, Sept. 28, despite a couple of scheduling oddities — one planned and one unplanned.

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