Saint Maries, IDSaint Maries Gazette-Record

SMHS has new principal for first time in two decades

Though unexpected, Chris Asbury said taking the principal job at St. Maries High School was an opportunity he welcomed. Asbury, a 1995 SMHS graduate who has worked in education since 2000, was hired this spring to replace longtime principal John Cordell, who leaves the district after 23 years. “The staff...
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Moscow, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

Area roundup: Blue Devils blast Cubs in American Legion play

The visiting Moscow Blue Devils blanked the Lewis-Clark Cubs 10-0 and 16-0 in an American Legion doubleheader Tuesday at Harris Field. Hayden Thompson threw nine strikeouts in five innings in Game 1 for Moscow and had had three base hits in Game 2, while Preston Boyer had three strikeouts as he closed out the first game and made two base hits with a triple to boot. Chad Redinger provided four hits in the second game and tripled in both as he totaled five hits. Isaac Staszkow had five hits of his own on the day with three RBI in Game 2, and pitched all five innings of that contest with three strikeouts before the Blue Devils prevailed by mercy rule.
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Moscow, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

Blue Devils hold L-C Cubs scoreless in Legion doubleheader

LEWISTON — The visiting Moscow Blue Devils blanked the Lewis-Clark Cubs in both installments of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Harris Field, winning 10-0 and 16-0. Hayden Thompson threw nine strikeouts in five innings in Game 1 for Moscow and had had three base hits in Game 2, while Preston Boyer had three strikeouts as he closed out the first game and made two base hits with a triple to boot.
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Lewiston, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

Steven Gerald Eikum

Steven Gerald Eikum, 71, of Orofino, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Clearwater Valley Hospital of esophogeal cancer that was diagnosed in 2016. Steve was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Lewiston to Gerald “Gene” and Marilyn (Edwards) Eikum. He thoroughly enjoyed growing up on Normal Hill with more than 20 neighborhood kids who all had the Webster School playground as their backyard. He loved sports and made many lifelong friends playing baseball, football and basketball throughout his school years.
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Moscow Pullman Daily News

Class of 2021: Kendrick grad plans to fight fires

Talon Alexander said he first realized he wanted to fly helicopters while participating in an Orofino baseball tournament at the age of 10. Alexander, who graduates from Kendrick High School today, said it was around the Fourth of July and throughout the tournament, athletes and attendees alike were treated to a view of helicopters scooping water out of the Clearwater River to fight a nearby wildfire.
Moscow, IDchatsports.com

Vandals Add Pepple

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho men's basketball has announced the signing of Philip Pepple, Jr., a transfer from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. "We are very excited to add someone of Philip's talent and toughness. We believe that he has the ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor with his size and strength," said head coach Zac Claus. "We welcome Philip to Idaho basketball and can't wait to watch his success on the court and in the classroom. Today is another good day for the Vandals."
Moscow, IDchatsports.com

Vandals Set for NCAA West Region Preliminary Round

MOSCOW, Idaho – Nine Vandals are set to compete at the NCAA Preliminary West Round this week looking to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. The meet will begin Wednesday, May 26, in College Station, Texas, and conclude on Saturday, May 29. Action will get going with the men's...
Middleton, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

Kessinger conjures a closer for Orofino

MIDDLETON, Idaho — Heading toward the final obstacle of the 300-meter hurdles, Lindi Kessinger appeared to have no reasonable chance of winning. She pretended otherwise, methodically churning her arms to generate maybe one more iota of speed. It was enough. Hearing Kessinger’s footsteps behind her, the leader scraped the final...
Idaho StateLewiston Morning Tribune

Prep Athlete of the Week: London Kirk

This award actually pertains to the week of May 9-15, but London Kirk hardly damaged his credentials last week at the Idaho state small-school track meet. The Deary senior handily won the 1A boys’ 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at Middleton High School. He also teamed with Preston Johnston, Kalab Rickerd and Brayden Stapleton to nab second place in the 800 relay, two spots better than they’d ranked in the season performance list.
Moscow, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

Melvin Earl Miller Jr.

Mel Earl Miller Jr. was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Hutchinison, Kan., to Melvin and Georgia Miller and passed Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Mel was the second of five children, and joined Melva to become older brother of Lori, Theresa and Ron. The family lived in Southern California until moving to northern Idaho. In his high school years, Mel played basketball at Coeur d’Alene High School and then later at North Idaho College. Mel enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1974 and served until 1976 and was honorably discharged.
Middleton, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

State Track Roundup: Kessinger conjures a closer for Orofino

MIDDLETON, Idaho — Heading toward the final obstacle of the 300-meter hurdles, Lindi Kessinger appeared to have no reasonable chance of winning. She pretended otherwise, methodically churning her arms to generate maybe one more iota of speed. It was enough. Hearing Kessinger’s footsteps behind her, the leader scraped the final...
Moscow, IDchatsports.com

Taylor Pierce Joins Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho women's basketball Head Coach Jon Newlee has announced the addition of Taylor Pierce to the coaching staff as an assistant, returning one half of the "Splash Sisters" to Moscow. "I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Taylor back home here on my staff," said Newlee. "Having the...
Genesee, IDMoscow-Pullman Daily News

Bulldogs, Loggers working on fine-tuning games

It’s the biggest week of the softball season, but local state tournament-bound teams are focused on maintaining their daily routines. “We’re really concentrating on just keeping things as normal as we can, try to approach this like any other games,” Prairie coach Jeff Martin said. Martin’s Pirates, along with Whitepine...
Moscow, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

College roundup: UI men’s hoops hires Marrion as assistant

MOSCOW — Palouse coaching veteran Tim Marrion has been re-hired by the University of Idaho men’s basketball program, it was announced Thursday. Marrion previously worked at UI as the director of basketball operations in 2015-16, when the Vandals finished 21-13 and went to the College Basketball Invitational. He just spent two seasons at San Jose State.
Moscow, IDLewiston Morning Tribune

College roundup: Former UI standout Pierce joins women’s hoops staff

MOSCOW — The most prolific 3-point shooter in the history of University of Idaho women’s basketball now is a member of the Vandal coaching staff. Taylor Pierce, the NCAA record-holder for single-season 3s, has been hired to replace Jordan Kelley, the school announced. Pierce sank 472 long-range shots for the...