Hello and good day to you all! It sure has been a fun filled week at our own Timberline High School. The girls’ volleyball team has been giving everything one hundred and ten percent this week. They had their very first scrimmage game on Tuesday, Aug. 27 where they played three rounds against each other, pushing the limits of their physical capabilities.

Round one was a win for varsity 25 to 11 points. Round two was a win on behalf of varsity with a score of 25 to 15. The final round was number three with a final score 25 to 14. On Aug. 29 our girls gave it their all going against the Nezperce Indians. Junior varsity showed their strength in round one, with catching the lead in points. Nezperce was quick to catch up and the two teams went point for point until the final score was 27 to 25 for our win. Round two was eventful with both teams getting impressive volleys and a few digs. The fans were eating it up.

The final score was 25 to 20 win for Nezperce. Third and final round was the tiebreaker where both teams pulled out all the stops and weren’t taking names for the win 15 to 6 us.

Now our varsity team pulled quite the night rounds. Round one was a nail biter if I ever experienced one. The last nine points was virtually point for point until the final score was a touring 31 to 29 win for Nezperce. Round two our girls were turning up the heat and sweating it out with Nezperce taking the win 25 to 23. OH, but wait, there’s definitely more!

Now let me you enlighten you a little bit here. This is a small school and the students that go and play these sports are dedicated to them. Some of these players play both junior varsity and varsity. That being said some of these girls are doing just that, they played three games on junior varsity and are continuing on playing in the varsity games. Let’s recap, for varsity we are at two wins for Nezperce, these girls went on playing and won round three 28 to 26 and round four 26 to 24. The fifth and final game was 15 to 11 win for Nezperce.

Wow, what a night that was! Hey a special kudos to those parents too.

How about this week? There is no school Monday, Sept 2, in observation of Labor Day. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Volleyball will be headed to Highland in Craigmont the game starts at 6 p.m. and the bus leaves at 2:45.

Junior High girls’ basketball against Orofino is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. also on the Sept 3.

On Sept. 5 Junior High football verses Prairie is from 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. at home. Cross country is at Kamiah on CV invite from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and bus leaves at 2:30.

Finally for the fifth volleyball verses Kendrick starts at 6 p.m. here at home. Now on Sept 6 football goes to Potlatch from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The bus leaves at 1:30 p.m.

Lastly, for Sept. 7, the volleyball Salmon River Tournament is at Riggins. For more details please contact the Timberline High School.

I would now like to leave you all on a positive note for the week. How about this joke? A photographer for a magazine was told to get photos of a huge forest fire. The smoke was too thick to get any good shots, so the photographer quickly called his office to hire a plane.

“It will be waiting for you at the airport!” assured his editor. As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was there ready to go. He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, “Let’s go!” to the pilot.

The pilot swung the plane into the wind and they headed off.

“Fly over the south side of the fire,” said the photographer, “and make two or three low level passes.”

“Why?” asked the pilot.

“Because I’m going to take pictures! I’m a photographer, photographers take pictures!” said the photographer with irritation.

After a long pause the pilot said, “You’re not the instructor?”

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