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November 25
Donna Kent has a spectacular Tuesday: Donna Kent was on fire Tuesday, taking high scratch game with 203, high scratch series 491, second high handicap game, 277, and high handicap series, 713, to lead the way in week ten of Tuesday's Trouble ladies league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Way to go!
November 16
Week nine in the books for Tuesday's Trouble: In week nine of Tuesday's Trouble league bowling at AJ's Lanes, Alice Van Gundy got high scratch game 176, second high scratch series 440 and high handicap game 239. Regina Colby got second high scratch game 163, high scratch series 442, third high handicap game 231 and third high handicap series 646.
November 10
Jeanne Osborn has good day at the lanes: Jeanne Osborn rolled high scratch game 175, high scratch series 433 and high handicap game, 240, in week eight of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling at AJ's Lanes. Donna Kent got second his scratch game with 160, third high scratch series, 423, second high handicap game, 237, and second high handicap series, 654. Denise Crichton took third high scratch game with 149.
November 7
Local smallbore shooters shine in NRA sectional: In the spring of 2022, members of the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club shot in the NRA Sectional rifle match at their home range. They compete with .22 caliber rifles, single shot, at a distance of 50 feet indoors. A sectional match is one in which a shooter obtains their national ranking. Matches are held across the United States, the scores are sent into the NRA then combined with others to see how everyone did. After months of waiting the results are in.
October 29
Badger season continues!!
Katie Banning photo
The 2022 Bonners Ferry Badgers are 9-0 with a 21-7 win over the Wood River Wolverines and moving up to the next bracket!
October 26
Two weeks of Tuesday's Trouble: Alice VanGundy took high scratch game in week five of Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling at AJ's Lanes in Bonners Ferry with 163, high scratch series at 456, second high handicap game 228 and second high handicap series with 651. Evelyn Smith took second high scratch game, 160, high handicap game 257 and high handicap series, 664. Regina Colby got third high scratch game, 157, and second high scratch series with 407.
October 20
IML Champions ... Bound for state!
Photo courtesy Teresa Rae
Congratulations go out to the Bonners Ferry High School Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Intermountain League District Championship match against the Timberlake Tigers last night! The win sends the Badgers to the IHSAA 3A State Tournament being held in Idaho Falls next week, October 28-29. GO BADGERS!!!
October 17
Volley for a Cure 2022 raises $4,476: Volley for a Cure 2022 raised $4,476 for our local Cancer Support Group! What a great night of pink attire, Badger volleyball, and community fellowship! There was not a dry eye in the gym as we supported the fighters, honored the survivors and remembered the taken all while beating Timberlake and raising money for a truly worthy cause! Everyone in the Badger volleyball program extends thanks all of the community members and businesses who supported this year’s event.
October 14
Topaz makes a good showing in Tuesday's Trouble week four: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game with 157 and high scratch series of 424 in week four of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes, and Gail Thompson took second high handicap game 232 and tied for second high scratch game, 152, with Michelle Sweet, who also took third high scratch series with 414.
Catch monster trout, help science: If you've spent much time fishing on Lake Pend Oreille, then maybe you’ve been lucky enough to catch a monster rainbow trout. If not, you’ve likely seen pictures of the truly impressive fish that reside there. In recent years, Lake Pend Oreille has been producing more rainbow trout over 20 pounds than anywhere else on Earth! This world-class trophy fishery is firing on all cylinders right now, and Idaho Fish and Game is working hard to keep it that way.
October 5
Week three in the books for Tuesday's Trouble: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game with 169, second high scratch series, 444, high handicap game 243 and third high handicap series 666 to lead the way in week three of Tuesday's Trouble Bowling at AJ's Lanes. Kathy Konek tied for second high scratch game with 165 and tied with Lil Jiminez for high handicap game 240. Elaine Wheeler tied for second high scratch game, 165, and took high scratch series with 451.
October 4
Eight Badgers set PRs at Lewiston: Conditions were optimal for a good day on Saturday for the Inland Empire Challenge. The course at Lewiston got a good amount of rain on Thursday and Friday, so there was no risk of dust and the ground was great for allowing spikes to grab deeply into the soil. It would have been nice if it had stayed a little cooler for the later races, but everybody runs under the same conditions, and everybody had a great day anyway.
October 3
Lot of great items up for grabs at Volley for a Cure Tuesday: Don't forget there's volleyball for a cause Tuesday; it's Volley for a Cure at Bonners Ferry High School! Join us as we take on the Timberlake Tigers, with C/JV action beginning at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.. All proceeds raised at this event go directly to our local cancer support Group...this year’s silent auction is going to be a doozy! Building a house/shop/shouse? Idaho Forest Group has graciously donated a unit of lumber - get some wood and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time!
September 28
Volley For A Cure just around the corner: It’s that time of the year again! Join the BFHS volleyball teams as they take on the Timberlake Tigers on Tuesday, October 4, with the C/JV starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 7 p.m. in their annual Volley For A Cure event!
September 27
The Topaz shine in week two of Tuesday's Trouble: Michelle Sweet bowled a 167 and took high scratch game and took 454 and high scratch series in the second week of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Donna Nystrom rolled 164 for second high scratch game and Kathy Konek took third with 157. Elaine Wheeler bowled second high scratch series, 447, and Sheila Benson third with 423.
September 21
Tuesday's Trouble returns to the lanes: Sheila Benson took high scratch game 170 and high scratch series with 470 as Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling returned to AJ's Lanes to kick off a new season on Tuesday. Carolyn McNeill took second high scratch game with 166 and third high scratch scratch series with 391, Regina Colby took third high scratch game, 379, and DaVonna Cada took high scratch series with 397. By Dolores Sweet
September 16
Badgers now 4-0!
Katie Banning photo
The Bonners Ferry Badger football team is now 4-0, having defeated the Connell Eagles, 14-6, after a 202-mile road trip to Connell, Washington ...
with help, of course, from an amazing cheer squad! Go, Badgers!!
September 15
What to do if hunt affected by large fires: Hunters planning their first trips want to pay close attention to fire closures and be prepared to alter their plans if necessary. Large fires are common in Idaho and are often burning when archery season opens at the end of August. Fires can created large closure areas that temporarily curb hunters’ access to some areas.
September 12
KV Rifle & Pistol Club holding reunion: Are you a past member of the Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club? Did you use to target shoot in the basement of the Sportsmen’s Club? They're having a reunion get-to-together of past and present members of the Junior Rifle, Senior Rifle and Pistol Club members!
September 8
Bonners Bash Demolition Derby is still on: Despite the Boundary County Fairgrounds being used as the staging area for those fighting the Kootenai River Complex fires, the Bonners Bash Demolition Derby and all the fun that goes with it is still a go for 7 p.m. Saturday! Organizers and Forest Service officials have been working together to make it work, and areas will be roped off to delineate areas needed for fire personnel. Demo derby patrons are asked not to cross the lines and to make way for fire fighters.
September 6
Boundary-Smith Creek WMA ADA duck blind upgraded: The ADA-accessible waterfowl blind installed at the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area in 2021 has been upgraded to improve parking and access for hunters, with a parking lot immediately across the road from the current location of the blind, located on the northernmost portion of the WMA.
August 24
Fry Foundation's 13-annual golf tourney just around the corner: The 13th annual Fry Foundation Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, takes place Friday,, September 9, at Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry, and both players and sponsors are invited to take part!
August 15
2022 Badger football is here! All are encouraged to come out to meet and support the Bonners Ferry Badger football team in a Blue and White Lift-A-Thon, potluck and scrimmage on Friday, August 19, taking place in the high school weight room and at Kenny Mendenhall Stadium.
August 14
Tuesday Trouble gearing up for bowling season: Tuesday Trouble Ladies Bowling League will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday September 6, at AJ's Lanes, 6696 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. All levels of skill are welcome. Come in a bit earlier for more information on the upcoming season.
August 4
BCMS football practice starts Monday: Boundary County Middle School football practice is set to start August 8. The first week will be focused on conditioning and during the second week, athletes will go full pads. Practice will be held Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the practice field.
August 1
Badger cross country season set to begin: Bonners Ferry High School cross country will begin fall practice at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 8, at the south end of the bleachers of the football/track stadium with a mandatory parent/information meeting to be followed by a short practice. Coaches will be going over team rules and expectations for the season.
July 27
BFHS 2022 volleyball season information: Welcome athletes and parents to the 2022 fall volleyball season! We hope everyone is as excited about our upcoming season as we are! Below are some key dates/information to help everyone plan for the upcoming weeks as we host try-outs, conduct practices, and eventually begin our season with our first round of games August 25!
July 26
Another great Kootenai River Run in the books: Over 160 runners and walkers participated in last Saturday’s Kootenai River Run, part of the 2022 Kootenai River Days. The run raises scholarships for local cross country and track athletes and is sponsored by Shelman Realty and Idaho Forest Group. New and welcome to the run this year were participants from Team Hoyt Coeur d'Alene. Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene “is one of nine teams across the country created in the shadow of the famed duo Team Hoyt.
July 15
Way to go, campsters!  
Badger Volleyball Camp 2022 is a wrap! What do you get when you have 37 campsters, 10 volunteer BFHS volleyball athlete mentors, three coaches, and 12 hours of volleyball spread over three days? You get thousands of touches on the ball, exponential growth in individual and team volleyball skills and focus on E.A.T. principles (effort, attitude, and teamwork). Great job Badger Volleyball Campsters as well as volunteer mentors, and a big thank you to varsity coach Cynthia Cummings and volunteer coaches Janis Tucker and Teresa Rae. Remember, HUSTLE, HIT, NEVER QUIT - see you next year! 
July 7
Skatepark Alliance having logo contest, second jam: The Boundary County Skatepark Alliance (BCSA) thanks all who helped to make its inaugural event June 21 at the Bonners Ferry Skatepark a rousing success. Community response was inspiring and just the fuel they needed to start this project. The alliance now has a couple other plans they are excited to share.
June 25
Rickter to wrestle for Waldorf University: Bonners Ferry High School Badger wrestler and Bonners Ferry Wrestling Club member Jackson Rickter recently signed a letter of intent to wrestle for the Warriors of Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa, an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics division school. Jackson is a two time state placer, taking second this year for the Badgers.
June 16
Teigan Banning makes All-Idaho baseball team: Bonners Ferry Badger Teigan Banning, a multi-sport junior and the son of Jesse and Katie Banning, is the sole North Idaho player to be named to the All-Idaho 3A baseball team. Sophomore Trey Bateman was named to the All-State second team. Sophomore Trey Bateman was named to the All-State second team.
June 14
IDFG sets chinook season: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission met via conference call and approved the proposed summer chinook salmon seasons for the South Fork Salmon and Upper Salmon rivers as well as the Lochsa River. The seasons are set to open Saturday, June 18, and will remain open seven days a week until harvest goals are achieved. This will be the first time a chinook fishery has been open in the Upper Salmon River fishery since 2019, and the first for the section below the Pahsimeroi River since 2018.
June 10
Savannah Rickter to wrestle at junior nationals: Badger wrestler and Bonners Ferry Wrestling Club member Savannah Rickter has been invited to be on Team Idaho junior girls national team to compete for Idaho at Junior Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is huge for this badger sophomore. She departs for Boise today to join the best girls in the state to train for a few days before they head out to nationals.
June 4
Kootenai River Angler Science Program off to a good start: Staff with Idaho Fish and Game and anglers on the Kootenai River struck a sweet partnership to benefit how the burbot fishery in the river is managed, and both anglers and the burbot fishery win big with the Kootenai River Angler Science Program. Anglers got to do what they do best - fish! While fishing, they could opt to participate in the Kootenai River Angler Science Program by filling out creel packets and logbooks and reporting any tags they saw in any burbot they caught. By T.J. Ross
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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