Sports...in brief

White Bird Rodeo coming up June 16-17

Rodeo fans and spectators can circle June 16-17, when the full slate of rodeo action will go at the arena near Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird. That Friday night, June 16, steer riding at 6:15 p.m. will wrap before the main event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. That Saturday, June 17, the full rodeo is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

The rodeo goes along with the White Bird Days celebration, which starts that Saturday, June 17, at 7 a.m. with cowboy breakfast followed by the 11 a.m. parade and the art show and sale and live music downtown.

Tickets are $8 for adults, with those younger than 12 discounted to $6 and those 5 and younger admitted free.

Connect with the event through the White Bird Rodeo Facebook page or whitebirdrodeo.com.

CVRA Rodeo to go June 17-18 at Kamiah

KAMIAH — The 54th Annual Clearwater Valley Roundup Association rodeo is set to go June 17-18, with the full slate of main events to go at 7 p.m. that Saturday and a 1 p.m. performance that Sunday. Mutton bustin’ and junior steer riding will go a half an hour beforehand each day.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-12, and kids six and younger enter free.

Local events include team roping, breakaway roping, junior barrel racing, junior steer riding, mutton busting and a kids boot race. To enter, contact Heather Paradis 6-9 p.m. before June15, at 208-741-2510.

Fund-raiser fun run planned for June 17

COTTONWOOD — The first annual XC Pirate 5K run will go off at 10 a.m. June 17 at the Prairie elementary school. Early entry fee is $10 for the run only or $25 including a T-shirt. Late entries will be taken up to race time with a $5 late fee.

Contact race directors Jenny Arnzen, jennyarnzen@q.com, or Dave Young, young@sd242.org.

Camas Prairie Cup scheduled July 1

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High student Ryan Ruklic is organizing four-on-four soccer tournaments this July 1 for his senior project. Registration deadline is June 16. Fee is $50 per team.

Teams of up to six will play in five age divisions, with opportunities for kids ages K-8. Play will be four players per side, and action will start at 8 a.m.

Rules, location and entry information is online at grangevillehighschool.org. Proceeds will go to the GHS soccer team.

Hunter ed courses on offer this summer

If your sights are set on hunting this fall and you still need to complete Idaho’s hunter education requirement, now is the perfect time to sign up for a course.

Hunter education is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1975 who wants to purchase an Idaho hunting license.

Summer is a great time to get into a course, as there are a number of courses to choose from and space is usually available. Early fall courses fill up rapidly and there may not be available spaces for those who delay.

To learn about Idaho’s hunter education requirement or to register for a course, visit IDFG’s hunter education webpage, idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education.

Locally, Pres Funkhouser is offering an instructor-led course June 30-July 1 at his ranch near the town of Clearwater. Find course details at https://register-ed.com/events/view/104540.

Lochsa River chinook fishing opens June 22

The sport fishery harvest for spring chinook salmon in the Mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater and South Fork Clearwater rivers has been met so they closed on June 11 and will not reopen. 

Spring chinook fishing remains open on sections of the Snake River, Salmon River and Little Salmon River. Those fisheries are open to fishing Thursday through Sunday of each week until further notice. 

Fishing for summer chinook will open June 22 on the Lochsa River, Upper Salmon River and South Fork of the Salmon River. 

In an e-mail note to anglers, Clearwater Region fishery staff biologist noted adult returns to the Clearwater River this year “fell well short of pre-season predictions and that has limited the fishery.”

“We were able to have a jacks only fishery for two weeks which did provide some additional opportunity,” he noted. “Anglers harvested 77 jacks and caught and released another 170 adults.”

Youth golf clinic scheduled for July

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Golf & Country Club is offering a youth golf clinic 9-11 a.m. July 10-13, for boys and girls ages 6-15. Instruction will be given in the basics of beginning golf. Clubs will be available, and a snack and beverage will be offered at the end of each session. Early registration will open June 19, with a fee of $30 per golfer. From July 2 through the day of the clinic the registration fee will be $35. Forms are available at B&B Bargain or at the country club. Send completed forms to Grangeville Country Club, PO Box 64, Grangeville, Attention: Terri. Contact Grangeville Country Club, 983-1299.

‘Capped’ elk resident tags on sale July 10

Resident hunters wanting to purchase a general season elk tag in a ‘capped’ zone will want to review this year’s seasons and rules booklet for changes on how tags will be sold in July.

All resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, go on sale at 10 a.m. (MDT) on July 10 at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, or with a credit card by going online to https://idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling (800) 554-8685.

For current information about how many of each of the capped zone tags are available, go to https://idfg.idaho.gov and click on the “Elk Tag Quotas” under the “Licenses” tab.

Softball clinic set

Fishback Fastpitch will be holding its annual summer fastpitch softball clinic June 26-29. The first two days will be held at Joseph Fields (corner of Mt. View and Joseph Street) in Moscow, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The second two days, June 28-29, will be held at Hereth Field (1534 Powers Ave.) in Lewiston. June 29 will feature an additional day of pitching and catching only in Moscow.

They will be covering hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, catching and game strategy.

The clinic is open to girls ages 8-18. No experience is required. The cost is $125 for all 4 days, or $40 per day. Friday is $30, separate from the regular clinic. Bring a mitt. Bats are optional.

Register and pay online at fishbackfastpitch.com, and contact coach Haylee Fishback at 208-227-4019.



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