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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

January 10, 2012
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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor What a difference a year makes! This past December set a record for the second driest on record with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December 2010 being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National...

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Road victory – PHS comes back against Century

January 10, 2012
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Road victory – PHS comes back against Century

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston Indians brought home their first district win of the season on Saturday. The 62-59 victory came despite being on the road and trailing by nine at half. Things weren’t looking good for Preston at first. The Diamondbacks were strong in outside shooting and just out-hustled the...

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PHS wrestlers hold their own

January 10, 2012
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen  In a tournament which included the first- and second-ranked 5-A teams in Utah, the Preston Indian wrestlers individually did a good job of holding their own. The Bobcat Brawl was hosted by Sky View High School in Smithfield on Dec. 6 and 7. Some of the Preston squad...

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Indian girls drop 3

January 10, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Indians lost at Blackfoot on Saturday, Jan. 7, 67-54. They were defeated 54-38 at home on Jan. 5, by Pocatello and 57-44 on Jan. 3, by Burley. Preston will travel to Shelley on tonight and host Century on Friday. They will travel to Pocatello on Tuesday, Jan....

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District win – WS Pirates take it to Aberdeen Tigers on the road

January 10, 2012
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District win – WS Pirates take it to Aberdeen Tigers on the road

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The West Side Pirates opened district play on the road on Wednesday and soundly defeated the Aberdeen Tigers by a 20-point margin 50-30. Coach Tyler Brown said he believes the team played its best defense of the year in the win. He singled out JD Cook, Mason Lemmon...

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Pirate grapplers do well at two-day tournament

January 10, 2012
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By ANDREA MARTIN WS sports writer The West Side wrestlers headed over to Bear Lake this last week to compete in the two-day tournament. Overall the team did pretty well. They went hoping to improve a lot of their young wrestler’s technique and ended up competing where they had hoped to.  (See the full...

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IDFG seeks input

January 5, 2012
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 upland game and furbearer seasons.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Bowlers doing great

January 3, 2012
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Bowlers doing great

By MISTY INGLET For The Citizen  Several of the local junior bowlers have competed in many tournaments so far this season and they have done very well. At the start of their season in September, the Junior Bowling League sent a High 4 team to compete at a state tournament in Twin Falls. The...

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Spackman in fish movie

December 30, 2011
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By STEPHEN ALLEN For The Citizen  Bruce Spackman, of Preston, went fishing at Ilwaco, Wash., this past summer and found himself one of the stars on the national TV movie “Fishing the Pacific Northwest.” Bruce, along with family members, booked a salmon fishing trip with Pacific Salmon Charters of Ilwaco, Wash. After boarding the...

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West Side wins by 1

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s a good thing West Side boys built a sizable lead and played superbly during the first three quarters of basketball in Dayton on Wednesday. The Pirates needed a 16-point cushion going into the fourth period in order to survive a Marsh Valley onslaught during the final...

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