April 15th, 2015
up this week
Like most area high school teams, Colville High got a respite from meets during Spring Break. But that will change this week. The Indians will send some athletes to one of the biggest meets of its kind in the Westâ€”The Pasco Invitational on Saturday. Entry into the Pasco Invite is via qualifying standard.
Other CHS athletes will compete in the annual Interstate Rivals Invitational at Freeman High School on Friday (3:30 p.m. start).
Before Spring Break last week, CHS competed back on April 3 at the Deer Park Invitational (25 teams).
Have a dog, want a dog, or just like animals in general? The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is holding its 3rd annual Walk 'n' Wag 5k run/walkathon Saturday, April, 11 at 10 a.m. in Yep Kanum Park in Colville. There will be prizes, raffles, pet-themed contests, a BBQ, and refreshments. The first 50 participants to raise $50 in pledges will receive a CVAS t-shirt. Pets are welcome, but please have them on a leash (you do not need a dog to participate). All funds raised will go toward CVAS.
For more information and to register, call 509-684-1475.
CHS hosts 29
The annual Ezra Gordon track and field Invitational last Saturday at Colville High School may go down in history as the largest one-day sporting event in Colville history. If it wasnâ€™t the largest, then last yearâ€™s 30-team event might have been.
With several hundred athletes, more than 1,600 entries and 29 high school teams from around mostly Eastern Washington, who would argue the point?
Unbeaten Indians busy this week
Colville High (5-0) swept three Northeast A League baseball games last week. The Indians got solid pitching and timely hitting in blasting Chewelah, 17-0, at home last Tuesday (five innings) before taking two from visiting Medical Lake last Saturday, 9-3, 4-3.
Colville faces a busy slate of games this week. The Indians traveled to Chewelah on Tuesday for a rematch with the Cougars (4 p.m. start).
On Thursday, the Indians head to Nine Mile Falls and a single game with Lakeside (4 p.m.).
Indians 1-1 after opening week
After splitting a pair of match-ups to get the season underway last week, the Colville High boyâ€™s soccer team will face Newport and Riverside this week in Northeast A League encounters before taking the week off for Spring Break.
Colville (1-1) will travel to Riverside on Tuesday for a match on the Ramsâ€™ pitch. Starting time is 4 p.m.
Colville will return home on Thursday against the same Newport club that downed Colville 3-1 last week in a non-league fray on the Indiansâ€™ pitch. That match will also start at 4 p.m.
The Chewelah Lions Club is looking to rekindle a Lions Club in Colville after it closed several years ago due to lack of membership.
The next organizational / informational meeting April 9, Thursday
at Maverick's in Colville from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Please feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors, or other business acquaintance who might be interested in joining.
Lions Club International allows volunteers to serve their community and their world in a variety of ways, and caters that volunteerism to individual lifestyles.
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
No snow on
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Warmer than the norm temperatures have many people thinking baseball.
The league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
Assuming many of Meshishnekâ€™s league duties this year will be Pastor Eric Ohrtman.