Archive - May 2012
State 1A softball against Hoquiam
Colville High (20-3), after dominating Lakeside all season long, fell to their Northeast A League nemesis 7-5 last Saturday afternoon in the District 6-7 regional title game at Vaagen Park in Colville.
The Indians and Eagles both advance to the State 1A Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Playfields in Richland. Okanogan and Cascade also advanced to State from the typically weak Caribou-Trail League.
Colville will open the double elimination tournament on Friday at noon against Hoquiam.
By any estimation, a series of events last week acted as propellant for community concern and outrage in the Colville School District as cuts to teaching staff and debates about renewing the superintendentâs contract coincided with the annual âRally in the Park.â
On May 14, 2012, while resting under his favorite tree, Maury began his journey to Heaven. He was assisted in his journey by his trusted friend, Dr. Venable.
Loved ones were at his side to kiss him and say goodbye for now.
There were tears shed and amusing stories told.
All in all, it was a good thing. He no longer has to put on a brave face. He now can smile and run free. He can eat everything he desires!
John Paul Day of Colville passed away May 18, 2012 at the age of 95 years of age. Johnny was born Oct. 11, 1916 at home in Bruce Creek (Dry Lake area).
Johnny would ride his horse to the country school, along with his two brothers and five sisters.
Johnny met his wife, Elsie Barton, at a Saturday night dance at the âWigwamâ which was the Colville Valley Grange on Williams Lake Road.
Johnny and Elsie were married on Feb. 12, 1941 and celebrated 71 years of marriage in February. What a tribute to the both of them for a long, loving and successful marriage.
Carl Max Walden, a longtime residence of Chewelah, entered into rest very peacefully on the evening of May 15, 2012 with family present. He lived 100 years, one month, and one day.
Carl was born in Peaceful Valley (Spokane) April 14, 1912, on the day the Titanic struck the iceberg. He was the son of Olaf Pete Walden and Anna Anderson. His mother died in childbirth about a year-and-a-half later as did his baby sister.
Olaf later married Tille Lynsford, who was a great mother to Carl and his older brother, Harold. They lived in Peaceful Valley while he was growing up.
Looking at Joe and June Machala, one might be tempted to make assumptions. The first could be that they are much younger than their actual years and the second that they have been fitness buffs their whole lives.
After all, when the couple is not enjoying fishing on Lake Roosevelt or looking after their home in Kettle Falls, they work out six days a week and run races and marathons all over the country. Both finished first in their respective age categories in the annual Bloomsday run for the masses earlier this month in Spokane.
Indians dominate District 7 1A at WSU
Colville High continued its successful run through the Northeast A League again last weekend at Washington State University, annexing singles and doubles championships at the District 7 1A Tournament.
The two-time NEA champion and District champion Indians advance District 7 1A singles champion Tessa Moore, two-time District doubles championsâ Liselotte Doggen and Erin Little, and the doubles team of senior Carly Ekins and junior Alyssa Kienbaum (fourth seeded to regionals).
Cougars drop games to Colville, Lakeside
The Chewelah High Cougarsâ baseball season came to an end last weekend with losses to Colville and Lakeside in the Northeast A League/Caribou Trail League District playoffs in Wenatchee.
The Cougars had won four in a row before Saturdayâs games, including wins over Colville and Lakeside to annex the District 7 championship. But the Cougars couldnât find the formula to advance to the regional playoffs on May 19.
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Colville will oppose LaSalle on Saturday
The Colville High baseball team (13-9) won two of three games last week to qualify for the 1A regional tournament Saturday at Larson Field in Moses Lake.
The Indians, who edged Cascade 7-6 last Tuesday in Moses Lake to keep their season alive and advance to the Bi-District Tournament in Wenatchee last Saturday against the Caribou-Trail League, will oppose LaSalle on Saturday in a loser-out game at Moses Lake (1 p.m.).