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Lady Vikings win conference game against Glenns Ferry

BY BRIELLE SHEPPEARDThe Lady Vikings traveled down to Glenns Ferry with the boys and took a conference win into their record with a final score of 52-23. The VIkings had a hold of the game the entire time. Challis came out running the floor and taking advantage of their full court press. The Vikings played very good defense and held opponents ...

Blackhearts make a showing at tournaments

Last Thursday, the Vikings took on Snake River for a thriller of a dual that came right down to the wire. At the end of all of the matches, both teams were tied in points, so the determining factor would be which team had won the most matches. With Challis winning eight and Snake River winning seven, the Blackhearts ultimately won the dual. Drake ...

School board news
ZONE 5 TRUSTEEThe trustees of Challis School Joint District #181 are pleased to announce that Mr. Peter McPherson has been hired as the new superintendent. He will begin his duties with the district January 20, coinciding with the beginning of the second semester of this school year. Mr. McPherson brings 16 years of experience in education to ...

Vikings battle with Pirates

The Vikings hosted Butte County on Wednesday for a conference game. Challis lost with a final score of 43-63.  Challis came out playing very aggressive.They had a nice lead in the first quarter. In the second and third quarter the Vikings were still in the lead, but not by as many points. In the fourth quarter it seemed like Butte could not ...

Vikings nearly prevail over Pilots

On Saturday, the Vikings traveled down to Glenns Ferry to take on the Pilots in a conference game.  The Vikings lost a very heated game by only two points, the final score at 51-53. The whole game went back and forth of who was in the lead.  Challis played a very hard game and couldn’t get any calls that went their way.  In the last quarter, ...

Chondo students earn new belts

December 11, Chondo Martial Arts Academy held a tae kwon do testing with the awards ceremony taking place the following week. Senior Master Instructor Bj Bryant, 6th degree black belt and Instructor Shelbie Bryant, 4th degree black belt, conducted the testing. The instructors at CMAA are proud of the hard work, dedication, and commitment that the ...

Wrestling Club goes to Heber City

The Challis Wrestling Club took six wrestlers to Heber City, Utah to compete in a National Tour of America event. The Salt Lake Slam was January 3-5 and had over 1,000 wrestlers competing that came from all over the western states. Challis wrestlers included Pete and Bruin Bradshaw, Ty Farr, Nicholas Dizes, Kade Bruno and Cooper Erickson. There ...

Lunch menu
January 20 – 23Monday-Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfast w/fruit, juice and milk available every day.Monday: Soup and salad bar, nachos w/ground beef, refried beans, corn, salsa/sour cream, variety of fruit, honey graham crackers and milk. (Elementary school: same menu w/o salad bar.)Tuesday: Soup and salad bar, BBQ wings, scalloped ...

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