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Andrew Ottoson

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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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Pirates chase Savages after Friday smoke-out

Football

Friday’s smoke-out made for Monday night football between two local teams, and Prairie’s physical play early on pushed the hosts to a 52-34 win over defending 1AD2 champion Salmon River.

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Kubs smoked by Rams, Summers

Football

“If we had to play them again tomorrow, it might turn out different,” Clearwater Valley head coach Roger Whalen said after the Rams' 54-6 win — his first win as CV's leading man. “With a rivalry game, you never know how that's going to go.”

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Bantams sidestep Bulldogs’ big plays

Football

A couple of long scoring plays by Booker Bush put Grangeville ahead 6-0 early in the first quarter and 20-16 late in the third quarter, but host Clarkston converted a tip-drill interception into the decisive points during their 22-20 win over the Bulldogs Saturday, Sept. 9.

Local taxes not the biggest issue, but worthy of public's attention

Editorial

People don’t show up for public meetings the way they used to. History describes huge numbers standing for hours, listening to Lincoln and Douglas, but during the Sept. 5 Idaho County budget hearing last week, elected officials shared a laugh over something they – and we – are worried about.

Board approves solid waste fee hike, new roads tax

In a pair of hearings Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, the Idaho County Commission approved higher solid waste fees for all as well as a new road and bridge tax for some in order to make the coming year’s budget compute. The board passed both resolutions unanimously.

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New Wild and Scenic plan designations possible

USFS taking comment through map website

Through a new website, the Forest Service is receiving comments on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest’s Wild & Scenic Rivers, which are being sought from the public as part of the ongoing forest plan revision process.

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Clarkston slips Grangeville's grip

Preps Beat Journal

All three local football games that had been scheduled for Friday night were scrubbed due to bad air quality related to forest fires, and all three have been rescheduled. Two of those will kick off on Saturday, if the air is good.

All local football games postponed due to air quality; two games reset for tomorrow

Preps Beat Journal

Poor air quality continues to hang over the football games scheduled across the region tonight, with the Prairie-Salmon River, the Kamiah-Clearwater Valley. and the Clarkston-Grangeville game all facing administrative decisions this afternoon.

Poor air quality threatens, but only one smoke-out so far

Preps Beat Journal

While smoke may yet interfere with schedules, local teams are moving to play as planned.

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Valley’s air attack evades Kubs radar

Valley 60, Kamiah 20

“They’ve got speed, they’re physical, they’ve got the total package,” Kamiah head coach Nels Kludt said of his opening-night opponent after his team’s 60-20 loss to Valley Friday, Sept. 1. “They beat Challis last week about like they beat us. That’s a good team.”

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Wallace wallops Clearwater Valley

Leading by 16 early, with a long return of the opening kick having set up the first score of the game, Wallace’s passing game hit Clearwater Valley for score after score, making a 50-22 final score.

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Kamiah honors Squires, names facilities after him

After a lengthy introduction during a pregame ceremony that would culminate with the unveiling of new signage on the Kubs’ scoreboard, Bob Squires told the crowd a pointed story about his coaching career.

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Troy, Genesee top PHS

Volleyball

Troy’s hitters looked strong, but to Pirates coach Julie Schumacher, Prairie’s own miscues were an even bigger factor in the Trojans’ 3-0 win (25-12, 25-16, 25-16) Thursday night, Aug. 31. Earlier in the week, Genesee posted a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) at PHS.

First ‘W’ for GHS, Adams

Bulldogs 41, Trojans 0

Starting with a couple of early touchdowns, the Bulldogs mauled Nampa Christian Friday night, Sept. 1.

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Kamiah honors Squires; Kubs thumped

Preps Beat Journal

Whatever else happens when the Kubs host Valley tonight, the Kubs have scheduled what is sure to be a big moment in school history, when they'll name the place where Hill Street meets Lawyer Creek after Bob Squires.

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Pirates face another big volleyball test tonight

Preps Beat Journal

Prairie's second big early-season test will be tonight against Troy, with the Pirates having topped Kamiah last Thursday and having fallen to Genesee on Tuesday night.

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Third generation Main Street retailer competes with high-tech giants

It's Your Business 2017

Every smart business adapts along with its customers and competitors. For retailers like Lindsley’s Home Furnishings in places like Grangeville, the rise of Internet giants such as Amazon is bringing global competition to Main Street. While providing great service has helped distinguish Lindsley’s from other competitors since 1945, a big part of what owner Jeff Lindsley is about is keeping his prices competitive.

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First things first: Gomez scores Grangeville girls' first goal

Fall Sports Preview 2017

The GHS soccer girls have a team of their own this fall, in what is sure to be a season full of firsts.

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Stellar crew: CIL showdowns coming this October

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Jeff Adams is living the dream: Not only has he realized a lifelong goal to some day coach the Grangeville High football squad, but also, he takes the wheel from former head Jeff Lindsley at just the moment when a large and gifted group of sophomores have become upperclassmen.

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GHS resets: Hudson takes charge of volleyball program

Fall Sports Preview 2017

“They work really, really hard,” first-year Bulldogs head coach Cheyenne Hudson said of her new team, “and we’re working on some mental stuff. It’s a game of mistakes, but right now they get down really fast if they make a mistake. I’m working really hard on that mental side — how they control their emotions, that kind of thing.”

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Power players: Pirates in the running

Fall Sports Preview 2017

The Pirates are healthy and on their way to readiness for their next game — which will be one of the 1AD1 classification’s most consequential season openers.

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Pirates on board with familiar new coach

Fall Sports Preview 2017

This fall, coaching changes are a big part of what several local teams are facing, and the Prairie volleyball team is no exception. But it won’t be a jarring transition in Cottonwood.

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S-R volleyball squad grows, practices with live play

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Salmon River’s volleyball team hit a new milestone this fall: for the first time since coach Paula Tucker rebooted the program in 2014, the Savages have enough players to play against each other in practice.

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Roger that: Clearwater Valley gets new head coach

Fall Sports Preview 2017

There’s a new head coach running the Clearwater Valley football team — though calling it “running” might not be quite the right word for what the man who has coached football for nearly five decades does.

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Summit squad starts strong

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Summit’s 2017 volleyball squad showed much potential during the annual preseason Jamboree Aug. 21 in Grangeville, where the Patriots won the three games they played.

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Numbers running up: PHS cross country program growing

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Prairie cross country coach Glenn Poxleitner has 13-14 girls out this season — including the whole group that ran at state last year.

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Cheer turnout grows

Fall Sports Preview 2017

“This year, with the additions of a few extra people, we now have the personnel to have safety spotters on the team on the field for some really great partner stunting and pyramids,” GHS cheerleaders head coach Renita Lee said. “We’re going to be able to do build-ups, which is exciting.” GHS has 11 out for cheerleading this fall, and Lee has big plans.

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Kamiah excited for York’s 25th season

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Entering her 25th year as head Kamiah volleyball coach, Leah York has a senior-led squad while other teams that have recently led the Whitepine League are going through changes: Troy lost its best player to the normal turnover and Prairie has a first-year head coach.

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Long Pin collisions: Salmon River focusing on league

Fall Sports Preview 2017

Salmon River’s record under coach Charlie Shepherd has been astonishing. The Savages have proven Salmon River’s talent and his approach are a championship-caliber combo.

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CV alum Sears steps up

Fall Sports Preview 2017

The Clearwater Valley volleyball team has a new head coach Rams fans will recognize both for her JV coaching and her accomplishments as an athlete.

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Kamiah rising: Football squad aims to progress

Fall Sports Preview 2017

The Kamiah boys have their work cut out for them this season. Second-year head coach Nels Kludt describes them as a proud bunch who were disappointed with how last season ended up — and who want to prove the program’s winning tradition continues.

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18 boys turn out for GHS soccer season

Fall Sports Preview 2017

GHS head coach Joel Gomez was surprised by his team’s nervous start to the program’s second season, during which McCall shut the Bulldogs out on Aug. 22.

Injury issue requires hard answers

Fall Sports Preview 2017

A bit like the surgeon’s knife, competition is a sharp tool — but one most useful for surfacing information and piercing illusions.

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Bulldogs rumble early, Bears rally late

The Bulldogs’ first football game of 2017 turned on a couple of no-luck plays during the second half, and the Bulldogs still nearly came up with a key defensive stop late in what ended up a 21-14 loss to Moscow Friday night, Aug. 25.

Soccer boys net a win as Perez and Perez score the goals

“I’m happy with how we played on Saturday,” GHS boys soccer coach Joel Gomez said. “Everybody played like they really wanted to be there.”

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Moscow escapes Grangeville with a win

Grangeville's first football game of 2017 turned on a couple of odd plays during the second half, and the Bulldogs still also came up with a key defensive stop late in what ended up a 21-14 loss to Moscow Friday night, Aug. 25.

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Serrano strikes first at Senior Championships

Louie Serrano of Grangeville set two local marks last bowling season, bowling Camas Lanes’ first 300 game as well as an 800 series. He bowled another perfect game in March, during the qualification tournament held in Burley for the 2017 Senior Championships recently held in Las Vegas. And Serrano’s strong play continued in Vegas, where he tallied a 714 score on 650 pins during the three-game medal round in the 55-59 men’s classification.

Federal land buy, Highline Fire irk county commissioner

Idaho County commission chairman Skip Brandt on Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, notified congressional representatives and local, regional and statewide media that the Payette National Forest is intending to buy “another chunk of our county/private/taxable acres” in the southern part of Idaho County.

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Soccer squads play today in McCall

Fall sports season has arrived, with the Grangeville High soccer teams first among local squads to take the field.

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Skillz uncrushed in softball finale

The summer softball season came to an end last Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Skillz holding off Kooskia Krush 19-17 in the trophy game.

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