Sports & Outdoors
Stitch in Time
Badgers one game short of
The Badger baseball team endured a rough season
all year but never gave up the fight, missing
the state tournament for a second straight year
by one game. The Badgers finished the season
11-12 overall last Saturday, losing to Priest
River in the winner to state game.
fishing already open for fun: The general fishing season in Idaho, often
referred to by anglers as "stream season,"
opened the Saturday before Memorial Day for many
years. A few years ago that changed, and most
streams are now open all year.
football begins soon:
Badger football spring practices for players in
eighth thru 11th grades start at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28.
doesn't speak for Badger girls:
Districts are over, softball is done for another
year, and the weather is finally beautiful. On
Thursday, May 2, Bonners played number one seed
Kellogg in the first district playoff game.
Golfers needed! The Fry Healthcare Foundation's fifth-annual
golf tournament is right around the corner, and
duffers are in demand ... and you don't have to
be a Tiger or an Arnie to contribute and have
fun! The tourney gets off to a shotgun start at
Mirror Lake Golf Course, Bonners Ferry, at noon Friday, June 14.
While the full list
of finishers in Sunday's 2013 Bloomsday has yet to be
released, a lot of Boundary County folks both made the
trip to Spokane and crossed the finish line, including
theSse familiar folks (l-r) Tacy Chouinard, Serenity Rose
Winey, Sydney Chouinard, Cale Chouinard, Sabrina Winey,
Hailey Chouinard and Pam Hamilton.
Boosters and NBC Basketball Camps have teamed up to bring the
Bonners Ferry Basketball Camps June 10-11. Camp for 7 to 11 year
olds will be from 9 a.m. to noon and camp for 12 to 18 year olds
from1 to 4 p.m. Cost is down this year, too; $65 if you
pre-register, $75 if you sign up at the door. To find out more,
call (208) 755-6118.
season opens Saturday:
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a
spring Chinook salmon fishing season to start
Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater,
Salmon and Snake rivers.
Badgers drop final
The Badger baseball team finished the regular
season by being swept rival Priest River, 6-0
and 13-6 in Intermountain League play.
Badger girls take
The Bonners Ferry High School softball team can
finally add one to the "W" column of their
record this year. The second game of their
league doubleheader with Priest River resulted
in the first win of the season for the Lady
Badger boys have
one more test before playoffs:
The Badger baseball team travelled to Kellogg
Tuesday and came away with a 10- 6 win over the
Kellogg Wildcats in Intermountain League play.
The win improves their record to 10-8 and 4-3
going into the last weekend of the season.
Big game rule books
out this week:
The 2013 Idaho Big Game Seasons and Rules
brochures are back from the printer and are
being distributed. They should be available at
license vendors and Fish and Game offices in
most locations later this week.
Badger boys tame
The Badger baseball team celebrated senior day
in style by sweeping the Kellogg Wildcats on
Saturday. Seniors Garrett Skeen, Mike Clarkson,
Jesse Woods, Cade Umphenhour, Will Weir and
Austin Hawks were all recognized between games.
Another loss, no
lack of 'try:'
Well, senior day may not have gone as all
seniors dream, but the rain held off long enough
to get both games of the doubleheader in.
Seniors Aaramie Hoisington and Lindsay Taggart
were honored before the first game on Saturday
for their dedication and commitment to the
softball program as well as a plethora of other
achievements throughout their high school
fast pitch softball league formed:
A group of concerned parents and community
members met March 21 to discuss the lack of a
well functioning fast pitch softball league in
our area. Of those in attendance, current high
school softball coach Lauren Bartoe expressed
her opinions on having a strong league for girls
to participate in and how much that helps her
high school program.
Boys win Priest
On Tuesday, April 16, the Bonners Ferry track
team hosted an Intermountain League dual meet
against the Priest River Spartans. The boys won,
89-57, but the girls fell, 86-60.
Rae takes hard
hit, jokes at practice:
The Bonner's Ferry High School girls softball
team traveled to Newport, Washington, for the
first time in as long as anyone can remember on
Thursday afternoon. With both teams fielding
foreign exchange students and new players, it
was sure to be a close match.
Senior Jesse Woods took the mound for the very first time in his
high school career and came away with a 14-3 win over the
Tough day against
The game Wednesday was another disappointing
loss for the Badger softball team against the
Badger girls in
closest game yet:
In the closest game yet this year, the
Badgers fell to the Libby Loggers JV team, 9-10