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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
May 11
Getting ready for summer fun: Despite the threat of rain, a number of young Boundary County residents turned out today to take part in the motorcycle and ATV course taught by sheriff Dave Kramer, undersheriff Rich Stephens, corporal Clint Randall and Deputy Dave Wion, earning their Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation cards so they can legally ride on forest service trails open to motorbikes and ATVs without a driver’s license.
Guess who's going to state?
!! GO, BADGERS !!
May 10
KVRC shooters make their mark at Spokane tourney: On April 30, four shooters from the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club travelled to Spokane to participate in the 51st annual George Conner Outdoor Smallbore Tournament. They would join 19 other shooters from the Spokane Rifle Club to shoot, with .22 smallbore single shot rifles, at the 100-yard, 50-yard and 50-meter distances.
May 9
District champions two years running!
The Bonners Ferry Badgers girls golf team are district champions for the second year in a row, with a team score of 374 on their home turf today! Avery Bayer shot an 83, Braylyn Bayer 87, Cali Iacolucci 97, Mia Blackmore 107 and Holly Alexander 148. They'll travel to River Bend Golf Course in Wilder to play for the state 3-A championship May 16-17.
IDFG seeks info on Kerr Lake elk poaching: Idaho Fish and Game has received information about two bull elk that were killed and left to waste near Kerr Lake in Boundary County in the Panhandle Region. Fish and Game is requesting the public to report any information about the incident. The investigating officer estimated the elk were killed sometime between the evening of April 30 and the morning of May 1 based on evidence observed.
May 6
Osborn takes it all in Tuesday's Trouble finale: Just days before her 90th birthday, Jeanne Osborn took all the marbles in the 32nd and final week of the Tuesday's Trouble ladies bowling league season at AJ's Lanes, taking high scratch game with a 204, rolling a four bagger along the way, high scratch series, 494, high handicap game 272 and high handicap series, leading the Lady Slippers, Jeanne, Evelyn Smith and Donna Nystrom, to landing high scratch game, 412, high scratch series 1,176, second high handicap game 638 and second high handicap series, 643.
May 5
Kootenai River anglers have until May 10 to turn in creel packets: If you are one of the many anglers who participated in the 2022 Kootenai River Angler Science Program, thank you for investing time and energy into helping us. Information collected by all of you will help us manage the unique and fairly new burbot fishery in the Kootenai River. The peak of burbot fishing has come and gone, so make sure to turn in your completed creel packet by May 10 for a chance to win some great prizes!
May 4
Richards to fight as a Golden Bear: Standout Badger Wrestler Eli Richards has signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at the next level the University of Alberta. With colleges from over 10 different states recruiting Eli, he has decided to head out of the country, north to Edmonton to wrestle for the University of Alberta Golden Bears next year.
May 3
Local shooters shine at Columbia State match: The Sandpoint Rifle Club hosted the Columbia State Rifle and Pistol Match on April 23, 2022, at the Leo Hadley Rifle Range in Sandpoint. The shooters had the opportunity to shoot a three-position rifle match or a 90 shot pistol match or both. Shooters from Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and Spokane attended.
April 30
Days before her 90th birthday, Jeanne Osborn bowls a 204: It's almost impossible to imagine, but friends helped Jeanne Osborn celebrate her 90th birthday today. Not only does she look decades younger, Jeanne is still exceptionally athletic, having bowled a 204 this week in Tuesday's Trouble women's league play at AJ's Lanes, rolling four strikes in a row! Happy birthday, Jeanne!
April 27
Lupines shine in Tuesdays Trouble week 31: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game 204, high scratch series 499, second high handicap game 260 and tied for high handicap series 667 to lead the Lupines to a sweep as Tuesday's Trouble ladies league bowling wrapped its 36th week at AJ's. Lil Jimenez took second high scratch game 185, second high scratch series 424 and tied for high handicap series 667.
April 22
Ussher signs to run for Community Colleges of Spokane: Camille Ussher had been going back and forth between Community Colleges of Spokane and a couple of other schools that were interested, but ultimately her choice came down, wisely, to which option provided her the best academic options and the opportunity to grow and compete immediately as an athlete.
IDFG to conduct creel surveys on Pend Oreille: When you pull into the dock after fishing Lake Pend Oreille or the Pend Oreille River this year, you may be greeted by a smiling face wearing Idaho Fish and Game gear, eager to ask you a few questions. From now until March 2023, Fish and Game will be conducting a creel survey to collect information about how your fishing experience was on the lake and river.
April 20
Fine shooting, Claybusters!
Congratulations to the Bonners Ferry High School Trap Team, "Duke's Claybusters," for taking top honors in the junior division in the 2022 Spokesman Review Inland Northwest Trap Shoot. Duke's Claybusters are (l-r) Wyatt McDonald, Noah Nichols, Trenton Myers, Ryan Carelli, Melanie Campbell, Cassidy Underhill, Dillon McLeish and Torsten Conover. Not pictured are Seth Rice and Isaac Bliss. "Great shooting all of you," said coach Ron Campbell. "I couldn't be more proud!"
April 18
Tuesday's Trouble has finished 30 weeks of bowling: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game 173 and second high scratch series 431 in week 30 of Tuesday’s Trouble bowling at AJ’s Lanes. Jeanne Osborn got second high scratch game 159, high scratch series 439 and third high handicap series 643. Donna Kent tied for third high scratch game 158 with Carolyn McNeill who also got third high scratch series 430.
April 15
Sheriff's deputies offering OHV classes: Spring is here and so is the opportunity to start getting the motorcycles and ATVs out! If you do not yet have your drivers license, there is still a way for you to legally ride on forest service roads. Sheriff’s deputies will offer an OHV (off highway vehicle) course to riders allowing them to be issued a permit from Idaho Parks and Recreation, meeting the requirements to ride on forest service roads without a driver’s license.
April 12
Elaine Wheeler takes it all in week 29: Elaine Wheeler took it all in week 29 of Tuesday’s Trouble Ladies Bowling; high scratch game 189, high scratch series 534, high handicap game 256 and high handicap series 735. Kathy Konek got second high scratch game 181, second high scratch series 500 and second high handicap series 695.
April 7
Regina Colby leads in week 28: Regina Colby got high scratch game 174, third high scratch series 430, high handicap game 258 and high handicap series 682 in individual scoring and the lupines; Alice VanGundy, DaVonna Cada and Lil Jiminez, took team honors in week 28 of Tuesday's Trouble women's league bowling at AJ's.
April 6
Kobertstien Idaho State champion on bars: Some of you may remember Aliyah Koberstien as the cute little gymnast who flipped cartwheels in the cartwheel-a-thon at Super 1 last year to raise money for local cancer patients and her to build her gymnastics fund for this competition year. She amazed everyone, turning 270 cartwheels in an hour. As this year's competition season has ended and she returns to her practice schedule, look for her next cartwheel-a-thon coming later this spring!
April 2
Eli Richards in top 12 at High School Senior Nationals: Bonners Ferry High School stand-out wrestler Eli Richards recently traveled to Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the High School Senior Nationals, competing against the best high school seniors in the country. In his first bout in a solid 64 man bracket, Eli came out on top, pinning Zalan Wilson of Louisiana at 3:11. In his second bout, Eli won again, pinning Jonah Gruenes of Minnesota at 4:55.
BF Wrestling Club to attend Bread and Butter Wrestling Camp: The 2022 All-American Bread and Butter Wrestling Camp will run June 29 through July 3 at Riverview Bible Camp, Cusick, Washington, and the Bonners Ferry Wrestling Club is going as a team. The camp, the only team camp planned this year, features clinics with wrestlers from the highest level in college wrestling.
March 29
IDFG readies to stock local lakes: Several Boundary County lakes are scheduled to be stocked by Idaho Fish and Game personnel with 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the month ahead.
Chinook season shaping up to be best since 2015: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved spring Chinook fishing seasons for the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon River drainages, which will open April 23. Fishing for Chinook will be open daily in the Lower Salmon River, Little Salmon River, Snake River in the mainstem Clearwater River, Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and South Fork of the Clearwater River. Fishing for Chinook will be open four days per week in the North Fork Clearwater River, Thursday through Sunday.
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