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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
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?
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.
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