Andrew Ottoson

Sports/Outdoors Editor


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Salmon River on to state; Prairie, Grangeville face play-ins

Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game last night. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 at Bonneville, where the Savages will play the District IV champion -- either Lighthouse Christian or Carey -- in the first round.

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Muddy Masterpiece

Bulldogs maul Maniacs 21-6

Pity the coin-operated laundromat washers and dryers.

Pirates leave Troy in second place; Savages smash TV


Prairie thundered Troy 42-20 after a slow start saw the Trojans strike first, on a long pass play, last Friday night, Oct. 7.

District tournaments open Oct. 15 at LCSC

Three Whitepine League district volleyball seeds are set in the upper division, and four are firmed up in the lower division.

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Jacks blank Bulldogs

St. Maries 8, Grangeville 0

An 8-0 final score last Friday night, Oct. 7, began with ominous turnovers by both teams: back-to-back fumbles foretold a defensive struggle during the first cold rain of the season at the Bulldogs home field.

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County OK ends SR road dispute

After years of arguing with the Federal Highway Administration over the Salmon River Road, Idaho County has accepted the Salmon River Road was “completed…per the project agreement” in September 2013. The county had been seeking changes that could make the road cheaper to maintain.

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Olds pick for judge position

New public defender sought

Grangeville attorney Victoria Olds will serve as magistrate judge for Lewis County. Olds was selected by the Second District Magistrate Commission last Thursday, Oct. 6, to replace retiring Magistrate Judge Stephen Calhoun. It is expected she will be sworn in January 2017.

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GHS Royalty

Grangeville High School seniors Katrina Frei and Luke Stokes were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime of the football game Friday night, Oct. 7.

St. Maries slips past Grangeville

An interception return during the final minute of the second quarter set up the first and only score of the 8-0 win St. Maries claimed Friday night at GHS.

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Bulldogs brace for unbeaten St. Maries

"St. Maries is without question one of the top three teams in the state,” GHS coach Jeff Lindsley said. “They have the seniors — 10 of their 11 starters on defense, which is uncommon at the 2A level — so it’s their turn, so to speak.”

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