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

Clearwater Valley blanks Timberline

Football

The Kooskia boys posted a 54-0 win over Timberline Friday night, Sept. 15, on the strength of 487 rushing yards.

Prairie thunders Council; game called at half

Football

There was no second half Friday night at Prairie High School, where the Pirates blew out Council 60-8 in what head coach Ryan Hasselstrom called a “gross” game.

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Bulldogs maul Vandals with balanced run, pass offense

Football

For the second time in as many games against teams in their classification, the GHS boys had a blowout win. If they had been stung by a couple of earlier losses to larger schools farther north, the Bulldogs showed no sign of any ill effects in their second game against a squad from parts south, downing McCall 42-8 on Friday night, Sept. 15.

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Gomez tallies; Jacks win

Soccer

St. Maries allowed just one goal during the two soccer games played today at GHS, with the Bulldog boys falling 4-0 and the Grangeville girls on the short side of a 7-1 final score.

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Salmon River tops Grangeville Tournament as Shepherd stars up front

Volleyball

During the last of five matches the Salmon River girls won, in a total of 10 sets, during the Grangeville Tournament, Salmon River front-liner Chevelle Shepherd had a series of solo blocks that staked out a 6-0 lead for SRHS, prompting a Prairie timeout. The Savages led that game by as many as 10, and went on to win the finale 25-14, 25-17.

Plans on the table for bridge

The new Manning Crevice Bridge may be ready for travelers later this year, and two possibilities have emerged for what may happen to the old one when work is finalized next spring or summer. The questions looming over the old bridge are who, if anyone, would pay the maintenance expenses involved with keeping it in place – and if no one will pay the cost of keeping it up, where it will go when it comes down.

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GHS Homecoming Queen and King

Grangeville High crowned Morgan Crea and Garett Malone homecoming queen and king during a ceremony at halftime of the Bulldogs' 42-8 win over McCall Friday night, Sept. 15.

Grangeville tops Orofino for season's second win

Soccer

A couple of goals by Amador Perez and a 3-2 final score gave the Grangeville boys their second win of the season.

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Savages win Grangeville Tournament

Preps Beat Journal

It's homecoming week in Grangeville and Riggins, and Grangeville's parade departed GHS for Heritage Square at 10:45 a.m. Activities are set to continue at the football field at 1 p.m.

Kubs top Lapwai, climb in league standings

Preps Beat Journal

It's homecoming week in Grangeville and Riggins, and the Friday night football games are traditionally the main event.

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