Caelem posts a win in season’s first outing

In his first outing of the season, Caelem Stewart, 11, took a checkered flag Friday at Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, winning the eight-lap (two mile) B Heat. He finished the […]

Herd of Badgers bound for state

By Piper Banning Badger Reporter Timberlake may have taken the Intermountain League titles in boys and girls track May 9-10, but the Badgers, finishing second in both, will be well […]

Lady Badgers stand together strong

By Piper Banning 9B News Badger Sports Reporter Some days, nothing you try seems to work. All you can do is keep trying. In so doing you never lose … […]

Badgers fall in league baseball tourney

  By Piper Banning The Timberlake Tigers prevailed 2-1 to defeat the Badgers in the opening game of the 2024 Intermountain League baseball title. Game two will be played in […]

Summer softball camp slated in Bonners Ferry

Many parents ask, “what is the best summer softball camp near me?” U.S. Softball Academy is the answer. USSA is the sister program of nationally renowned U.S. Baseball Academy, the […]

Father and son duo make Badger history

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter For Badger junior Asher Williams, the 2023/24 basketball season was special, filled as it was with remarkable achievements, including the Badger basketball team’s first […]

Everybody wins at BFHS donkey basketball gala

By Piper Banning and Mike Weland Photos by Martha Fowler The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter brought the bray back to the Badger Den Wednesday night to showcase some of the […]

Colby takes it all in bowling league week 31

By Dolores Sweet Regina Colby took it all in week 31 of Tuesday’ Trouble ladies league bowling at Liberty Lanes; high scratch game 179, high scratch series 461, high handicap […]

Dust off the fishing rod

Old man winter has finally hit the bricks, and as the temperatures creep up fish get a little more active and Idaho Fish and Game stocking trucks start delivering more […]

Davy Bryant sets his mind, brings home gold

In October, Davy Bryant, 41, Naples, traveled to Spokane and brought home medals after taking third place in men’s open bodybuilding and fourth in men’s physique in a qualifying round […]

Lady duffers win Eureka, boys fifth

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badgers played the course at Indian Springs Ranch and Wilderness Club Wednesday and Thursday in the Lincoln County High School Eureka, Montana, tournament, […]

Young Badgers hosting Sunday football

This Sunday Boundary County youth sports will host a tournament of seven on seven one hand touch football, with fifth through eighth graders from as far away as Coeur d’Alene, […]

Yellowstone takes it all in week 29

By Dolores Sweet Denise Crichton got high scratch game 185, high scratch series 440, high handicap game 263 and second high handicap series 674 to lead the Tuesday’s Trouble ladies […]

IDPR seeks to fill advisory committee vacancies

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) seeks volunteers to fill vacancies on Advisory Committees that improve outdoor recreation offerings across Idaho. Candidates are being sought in the following […]

Spring OHV classes tentatively set

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office will once again offer an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) training course for youth this spring in time for off-rod fun through the summer. Idaho State law […]

Local lakes getting stocked with rainbows

Idaho Fish and Game crews are busy these days across the state, stocking lakes with around 225,000 catchable rainbow trout. Over 33,000 of the 10 to 12 fish will be […]

Badgers split doubleheader with Kellogg

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badger boys dominated Kellogg in the opening game of a home doubleheader Wednesday, shutting out the Wildcats 9-0, but gave up the second […]

Boating season is right around the corner

Boating season is right around the corner and some have already taken to the water here in Boundary County. The Boundary Count y Sheriff’s Office has added some legal requirements […]

Two weeks of Tuesday’s Trouble ladies bowling

By Dolores Sweet Regina Colby got high scratch game 164 and high handicap game 237 in week 27 of Tuesday’s Trouble women’s league bowling at Liberty Lanes. Elaine Wheeler got […]

Badgers earn rare win in Bulldog Errorpalooza

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badgers fell in the opening game of a doubleheader against the Sandpoint Bulldogs Thursday, but took advantage of errors in game two to […]

Badger JV mmakes quick work out of Spartans

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badger JV boys hosted the Priest River Spartans in a doubleheader Tuesday that saw a little bit of all four seasons over the […]

Badger wrestler establishes an unassailable legacy

By Piper Banning Badger sports reporter Bonners Ferry High School senior Savannah Rickter started wrestling boys at age six and did amazingly well at it right up until her sophomore […]

Claybusters take on four-day Camus Prairie shoot

Last weekend, three Claybusters and their coaches traveled to Walla Walla, Washington, to shoot in the 70th annual Camas Prairie Handicap Shoot. Two Claybusters, Trenton Myers and Garrick Patty, earned their way by winning the top shooter awards in the 2024 10-week winter league.

Cete of Badgers nominated for Hall of Fame awards

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Bonners Ferry Badgers will be well represented at this year’s North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame awards banquet April 6 at the Coeur […]

March a busy one for local shoot

The Washington State Junior Indoor Rifle Championships took place at the Spokane and Tacoma ranges on March 9. Kootenai Valley Jr Rifle team member, Kyalynn Comer traveled to the Spokane […]

Shotgun winter league draws to a close

After an 11 week span that began during the frigid first weeks of January, this past Sunday was the finale for the Bonners Ferry Gun Club Winter Leagues. The weather […]

Badger baseball, softball seasons getting underway

The Badger baseball and softball teams are on the move for their first games of the season Friday and Saturday against the Orofino Maniacs with the boys game, a doubleheader, beginning at 2 p.m. and softball getting underway at 3 p.m.

Asher Williams State 3A Tourney MVP

Badger junior Asher Williams, who averaged 26 points per game in the 2024 Idaho State 3A Boys Basketball Championship Tournament, hitting 55-percent of his shots from the field and 46-percent of the shots he fired off from three point land and who averaged two steals per game not only led his team to its first-ever championship trophy, he was named to the 3A All Tournament Team as tournament Most Valuable Player.

Gunsmoke comes out blazing in week 24

Elaine Wheeler got high scratch game 182, second high scratch series 463, second high handicap game 245 and second high handicap series 652 in week 24 of Tuesdays Trouble women’s league bowling. Sheila Benson got second high scratch game 169 and high scratch series 471, and Jeanne Osborn got third high scratch game 158.

KV Rifle Club hosts sectional match

By Kathy Konek For two consecutive weekends the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club hosted sectional rifle matches at the Bonners Ferry Range. This is a match that you shoot at a […]

Week 9 on the gun range

Bonners Ferry Gun Club week 9 league scores Ron Campbell won the A Class this week with a score of 43/50, and Kristie Campbell won the B Class with 32/50. […]

2024 Badgers make school history

By Piper Banning Badger Sports Reporter The Badgers walked the knifes edge in Nampa this memorable Saturday, March 2, but the tougher the challenge the deeper they dug down, and […]

Week eight on the range

Week 8 League scores:Ron Campbell took A Class by shooting 44/50 and Kristie Campbell took B Class by shooting 36/50. Individual scores: A Class: Ron Campbell. 44/50 Dean Nelson. 41/50 […]

Badger lady wrestlers bring home state hardware

The Badger girls came home from the 2024 Idaho State Girls High School Wrestling Championship in Pocatello last weekend with 73.5 points and a third place finish behind Thunder Ridge, […]

!! On to state !!

The Timberlake Tigers fought hard tonight, and the Badgers struggled the the opening half, down 4-10 at one point before tying it up at 19-19 at the end of the first quarter. The Badgers took the lead about half way through the second quarter, 27-25 …

We have victory!

Tonight the Badger varsity boys faced off against the Timberlake Tigers in the first game of the district championship. Eli Blackmore started off the Badgers scoring streak with a beautiful three point shot from the top of the key to kick start the first quarter. With 44 seconds in the half, senior Wyatt Smith from out of nowhere stole the ball for a turnover and another two points to bring the half to an end at 46-24.

Busy night tonight for Badger boys basketball

By Piper Banning It’s a busy night for Badger basketball as the high school boys launch districts at home tonight at 6 p.m. and the Boundary County Middle School boys […]

Sunday a great day for shooting

Dean Nelson took A Class 43/50, and Bill Bustillos took B Class 35/50 on Sunday — it was a great day to be shooting. The A-Class: Dean Nelson 43/50 Melanie […]

Gunsmoke leads the way in week 21

Jeanne Osborn got high scratch game 159 and second high handicap game 234 in week 21 of Tuesday’s Trouble Women’s League bowling at Liberty Lanes. Carolyn McNeill got second high scratch game with a 151 and Elaine Wheeler and Denise Crichton tied for third high scratch game 148. Denise also bowled third high scratch series, 390.

It’s playoff time, Badger fans!

The Badger boys varsity basketball team are the Intermountain league champions with a regular season record of 18-3 and 2-0 league, and they’ll host their only league opponent, the Timberlake Tigers in a two-game district playoff next week, with the first game set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20. They will then again face off against the Tigers at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 22, again on the Badger’s home court.

Gunsmoke fired up in week 26

By Dolores Sweet Jeanne Osborn got high scratch game 159 and second high handicap game 234 in week 26 of Tuesday’s Trouble Women’s League Bowling to help lead Gunsmoke to […]

Badger cheerleaders bound for state

By Piper Banning The Badgers cheerleaders hit the road for districts this weekend in Lewiston, and as the bus was preparing to leave, head coach Teri Hinrichs said, “We are […]

Lady Badgers season ends

The Lady Badgers offense fell apart tonight in game three of district play against the Timberlake Tigers as the Tigers swept to state contention in convincing fashion, 64-25. Taren Bateman […]

Badger girls return to Timberlake tonight

It’s down to the wire for the Bonners Ferry Badger girls, who fell to Timberlake Wednesday, 46-43, forcing a third playoff game tonight at 6 p.m. at Timberlake to decide […]

Badgers stave off the Lakeside Plumbers

The Badgers boys faced off against the Lakeside Plumber tonight at Bonners Ferry High School. At half time the Badgers were up 34-32 thanks to an amazing block by Blackmore to stave off the tie. He went on to break a 38-36 Plumber lead with three minutes left in the third with a three-pointer. The Badgers held the lead, wrapping up their final regular season game with a 72-61 victory.

Badger basketball district payoffs on tap

The Badger girls won their opener of the Intermountain League Title, and they’ll travel to Spirit Lake to take on the Timberlake Tigers for the second game at 6 p.m. […]

Evelyn Smith has the touch in week 20

By Dolores Sweet Evelyn Smith got high scratch game 163, high handicap game 258 and tied for third high handicap series 630 to come out on top in week 20 […]

Badgers cruise to win as Lion’s tank runs dry

The Eureka Lions boys basketball team made that long 120-mile trip to Bonners Ferry Monday, January 29, and while the bus did just fine, the Lions ran out of gas early and rode the bus the two-plus hours home suffering a 76-45 beating at the hands of the Bonners Ferry Badgers. — By Piper Banning

KV Rifle Club hosts Idaho State Junior Olympic Rifle Championship

On January 20, the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club hosted the Idaho State Junior Olympic Rifle Championship at the Bonners Ferry Range, with shooters from the Bonners Ferry (KV), Sandpoint, and Coeur d’Alene (CdA) clubs, along with the Little Explorers 4-H Club from Boise represented.

Elaine Wheeler rolls high scratch in week 19

Elaine Wheeler got high scratch game 144, high scratch series 416 and tied for third high handicap series with 596 in week 19 of Tuesday’s. Trouble women’s league bowling at Liberty Lanes. Jeanne Osborn got second high scratch game 135, second high scratch series 368 and tied for third high handicap series 596.

January thaw brings a perfect score on home range

Traditionally there always seems to be a winter thaw in January and this year did not disappoint. Temperatures rose to the high 30s. Sunday, January 28, 2024, was a foggy day to go shooting. Overall, there were only 23 shooters that came out to shoot. And with the January thaw came the first perfect score in the singles at the Bonners Ferry Gun Club.

Badger boys spank Eureka on senior night

The Badger boys hosted the Lincoln County Lions tonight for Senior Night, and sent Eureka back up that long, dark highway home subdued by a good ol’ fashioned 76-45 whoopin.’ […]

Bryant brings home medals, state record

In October, Davy Bryant, Naples, traveled to Spokane and brought home medals after taking third place in men’s open bodybuilding and fourth in men’s physique in a qualifying round of […]

Ussher SCC’s second fastest ever in 600 meters

She’s nearing the end of her stay at Spokane Community College, but Bonners Ferry High School standout athlete and 2022 high honors graduate Camille Ussher isn’t going to graduate this […]

BCMS girls win one, lose one

The Boundary County Middle School girls hosted the Timberlake Tigers Tuesday, playing before a hometown crowd for the first time this season, and while the eighth graders fell, 48-18, the seventh graders turned the tables, romping to a 47-15 victory. By Piper Banning

Bonners Ferry Gun Club league updates

Week two of the Spokesman Review shoot was also the first week of the 10-week Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association leagues and our local Bonners Ferry Gun Club (BFGC) leagues. The Camas takes the number of participants into account, so BFGC only gets to submit their top three scores. — By Kristie Campbell

Badgers brawl it out in the backwoods

The Lady Badgers put up a hard fight in today’s Backwoods Brawl with the Timberlake Tigers, but fell just short of a win, 66-61, while the boys couldn’t be stopped, starting out hot in a three-point shootout in the opening minutes of the opening quarter on the way to an 84-45 win … by Piper Banning

Bonners Ferry Gun Club Winter League begins

By Guest writer Kristie CampbellClub Secretary Leagues at the Bonners Ferry Gun Club (BFGC) had a soft open this week as the club and the High School trap team started […]

Psych goes 1-2-3 in Tuesday’s Trouble bowling

Regina Colby got high scratch game 164, third high scratch series 423 and third high handicap series 642 as the ladies of Tuesday’s trouble finish 14 weeks of league bowling at Liberty Lanes. Elaine Wheeler got second high scratch game 161 and high scratch series 450. Marie Sumpter got third high scratch game 156 and high handicap game 250.

Experience the Scotchmans’ winter wonders

It may feel gray in town, but there is snow in the mountains! The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness offers plenty of free guided hikes this winter, so bust out […]

Konek rolls a turkey and takes it all in week 13

Kathy Konek took it all in week 13 of Tuesday’s Trouble women’s league bowling at Liberty Lanes; high scratch game 200, high scratch series 443, high handicap game 275 and high handicap series 668. Denise Crichton got second high scratch game 146. Michelle Sweet and Elaine Wheeler tied for third high scratch game at 143 and Elaine also got second high scratch series 416.

Gunsmoke takes week 12 at Liberty Lanes

Alice VanGundy got high scratch game 160, high scratch series 474 and tied for second high handicap series 666 in week 12 of Tuesday’s Trouble women’s league bowling at Liberty Lanes in Bonners Ferry. Donna Kent got second high scratch game 154 and second high scratch series 424, Donna Lunsford got third high scratch game 151 and second high handicap game 242 and Kathy Konek got third high scratch series 408.