Kelli Ann Strand ended up with a three-day total of 209 — 7 under par — to win the season-ending Idaho Junior Amateur golf tournament earlier this month.

Challis and Salmon anglers can try to catch a giant trout in Blue Mountain Pond in Challis or Hayden or Kids Creek ponds in Salmon, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Biologist Mike Demick said.

While it didn’t result in an individual state title, placing fourth in pole bending at the conclusion of the Idaho High School Finals Rodeo on June 15 was a victory in its own right for Jessi Farr.

Grady Klingler, a Stanley Taekwando Club student, earned a gold medal in forms and a silver medal in sparring at the June 15 Mile High Open Tournament in McCall.

Kelli Ann and Lane Strand of Challis both came home with first-place trophies from last week’s Idaho Golf Association Junior Golf Tournament in Rexburg.

Challis siblings Lane and Kelli Ann Strand are in the midst of a busy summer series of golf competitions, coming off the spring high school season where they were both crowned champs.

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High water this Memorial Day weekend will likely put a damper on fishing many local rivers and streams, but fortunately, local ponds and lakes are a good bet for anxious anglers, Mike Demick with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats played their final game of the season at the state tournament on May 16 against the would-be state champs, the Melba Mustangs.

Challis siblings Lane and Kelli Ann Strand came home champions from last week’s 2A state golf tournament in Burley.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats won the district tournament after playing five games in the last week. The title berth advances to the RiverCats to the state tournament.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats ended the regular season with three wins last week. They played two conference games against the Salmon Savages and the Firth Cougars and one non-conference game against the Gooding Senators.

Central Idaho lakes and ponds are scheduled to be stocked with rainbow trout during May, according to Mike Demick of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

A new version of Custer’s battle occurred April 24 at River Park Golf Course in Mackay when Mackay High School golfers hosted their counterparts from Challis High School for 18 holes of golf.

No steelhead anglers interviewed downstream of the Pahsimeroi River last week reported catching a steelhead. Anglers interviewed upstream of the Pahsimeroi River averaged six hours per steelhead caught, and anglers interviewed upstream of the East Fork averaged seven hours per steelhead caug…

The snow has finally melted from the Challis Golf Course and the newly formed Challis High School Golf Club has competed in its first tournaments of the season.

The remains of an illegally killed bull elk were discovered in late March near Salmon and Idaho Fish and Game personnel are asking for help to find the poacher.

The spring chinook season on the Salmon, Little Salmon and Clearwater rivers opens April 27, following a decision by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. 

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats traveled to Sugar-Salem on April 8 for a doubleheader. The games were moved up a day because of weather.

A course in hunter and bowhunter education is planned in Salmon April 15-19, according to Mike Demick of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats had two conference matchups last week against the Salmon Savages and the West Jefferson Panthers.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats beat the Soda Springs Cardinals in a March 27 game. The game was held at a neutral location — Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls.

Five local tae kwon do students were promoted at a March 20 testing and rank ceremony at Chondo Martial Arts Academy in Challis.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats played their first game of the 2019 season March 21 and left the field with a 15-1 win against the Gooding Senators.

Seven Challis High School seniors participated in the senior showcase held at Bonneville High School on March 6. It included basketball games, three-point shooting contests and a dunk contest.

Baseball season is underway, with the Challis-Mackay RiverCats scheduled to travel to Gooding on March 21 for their first regular-season game.

The Challis Vikings’ team bus had to take the long way to Caldwell for last week’s state basketball championships because of road closures and avalanche danger.

Three Challis High School wrestlers came home with medals from last week’s state wrestling championships.