1 May 18 - Madison Sotin’s record-breaking track season capped with state title.
Madison Sotin won six individual discus events in 2019, including the district and state titles, along with a record-shattering performace April 26 at Timberlake, where she surpassed a 31-year old school record with her throw of 116’9”, two feet further than the previous record set in 1988.
2 March 2 - Fifth time’s the charm for St. Maries boys basketball.
St. Maries’ boys basketball team, led by five seniors (Coy Sands, Kaden Hammond, Daniel Howard, Tyler Lohman, Jackson Pritchard), broke a streak of four consecutive state 2A semifinal losses as it defeated Firth to advance to the state championship game. The Lumberjacks would fall to North Fremont in overtime to finish as the state runner up and earn the program’s highest finish since 1987.
3 May 18 - Bethan Suchoski sets school pole vault record. Again. And again. And again – en route to state silver.
Senior track and field athlete, Bethan Suchoski, owned St. Maries’ school pole vault record coming into the 2019 season. She eclipsed her own mark not twice, but three times in her senior year, the first April 13 at Kellogg (9-0). She cleared 9-09 April 20 at Kootenai to win the event with a height that would have won the boys’ pole vault for the day (boys’ winning height – 9-06). She vaulted at ten feet twice after that, April 26 at Timberlake and again May 18 at the state championships, where she earned second place for her ninth podium finish of the season. Bethan placed in the top three at nine of 11 meets, earning first place six times, second place twice and third place once.
4 Feb. 23 – Two medals in two tries: Dylan Sotin earns runner up at state wrestling championships for second consecutive medal.
Dylan Sotin, competing in the 98-pound bracket as a sophomore, went 3-1 at the state 2A wrestling championships Feb. 23, pinning his first two opponents in less than one minute each before winning his semifinal match with a 12-4 decision to advance to the finals.
5 December 17 - Lakeside boys basketball team flies out of the gate, averages nearly 85 points per contest to head into Christmas Break perfect.
With its 90-31 win over Mullan Dec. 17, the Knights improved to 6-0, 3-0 NSL as they steamrolled their way through the first chunk of their 2019-20 boys basketball schedule. With two-thirds of their season remaining, the Knights have already scored more than 500 points while winning by an average of 42 points per game.
6 November 5 – Lakeside football team ties for first in NSL standings; closes season with 6-1, 3-1 NSL mark.
The Knights recorded their most successful season in recent memory as they racked up six wins against one loss in 2019, tying for first place in the North Star League. Lakeside leaned on a stingy defense through most of its schedule, five times holding opponents to less than 15 points. The Knights’ defense also boasted three games where it allowed just one touchdown.
7 February 9 – Hannah Harvey takes third at statewide, all-girls wrestling tournament.
Hannah Harvey, who wrestled for St. Maries in the 2018-19 season and competed against boys in the majority of her matches, traveled to Pocatello Feb. 8 and 9 for an all-girls tournament that featured wrestlers from across the state. She went 3-1, winning the third place match by pin in one minute and three seconds.
8 November 2 - St. Maries volleyball resurrects season, fights for 2A state tournament berth.
After starting their season at 0-10, the Lumberjacks rattled off 12 wins in their next 20 matches, bolstered by a five-match winning streak spanning 10 days in mid-October. The girls defeated Declo Oct. 26 in a 2A state play-in round to advance to the state tournament, where they would sweep league opponent Orofino in a consolation match.
9 May 11 – St. Maries track team qualifies 14 individual athletes for state championships; tied for most in school history.
The Lumberjack track team won 11 individual titles May 11 at the District 1-2 Championships at Kamiah, along with its first boys team title in more than 20 years, as 14 athletes earned spots at the state championships, tied for the most in St. Maries school history.