April 10th, 2012
Emma Schanz makes her mark at both meets
Colville swimmers Dylan and Emma Schanz continue to pursue USA swimming at a ratcheted up level for the Spokane Area Swim Team.
Dylan, 17, and Emma, 14, attended the Speedo Championship Series in Federal Way March 8-11 and most recently the YMCA National Championships at Greensboro, N.C. April 2-5.
Mustangs get in
games at Kettle
Northport High moved its early-season baseball record to 4-0 last week with a 5-0, 13-4 sweep of host Republic.
The games were played at the junior varsity field at Kettle Falls. The fields at Northport and Republic were still unplayable last week.
The Mustangs won the rain-shortened first game 5-0 behind right-hander Jeremiah Johnson. The junior scattered two hits and struck out seven.
Johnson didnât throw a ball until there were two outs in the second inning.
Kettle Falls High dropped a Northeast 2B League doubleheader at Northwest Christian back on March 27 by scores of 5-0, 9-2.
The Bulldogs had trouble mounting any kind of an offensive attack against NWC. KFHS managed only five hits in the 14 innings of baseball played at Colbert.
Toni Gayle Vanderhoof left us to be with Jesus on March 19, 2012. She had put her life in Godâs hands and let Him carry her in her final days of her battle with COPD. Toni was surÂŹrounded by family and close friends as she left earth on her journey to heaven.
Toni was born on Dec. 19, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana to Stanley and Dorothy (Martin) Scearce. Her mother moved to Washington in 1969, bringing Toni with her. Toni moved to Utah in the 80âs.
Laura Jean Wappl, a resident of Colville, passed away on March 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 67. Laura Jean was born on Nov. 20, 1944 in West Seattle, the daughter of Louis and Laura Louise (Knowles) Wappl.
Laura Jean (Puddin) began her education in Arbor Heights and later attended the âPacificâ school for her Junior and Senior High School education. While in school, she participated in the Special Olympics as a swimmer and bowler. Through Special Olympics, Laura Jean was given the opportunity to travel to many events, including a trip to Louisiana.
Area Democrats looking to take part in the Stevens County Democratic Party Caucuses will have an opportunity on April 15 at various locations across the county. The caucuses will give local Democrats the opportunity to participate in the delegate election process and work on the county platform.
The Democratic Party Caucuses are following the Stevens County Republican Party caucuses held in March.
One of the biggest and most popular one-day golf tournaments of the season at Dominion Meadows Golf Course will be held Friday, May 4 when the Mayorâs Open Golf Tournament unfolds at DM.
Presiding over this yearâs tournament will be new Colville Mayor, Deborah Rarrick.
Entry fee is $60 per player (includes 18 holes of golf, shirt, lunch, dinner and âgoodie bagâ).
There are also hole sponsorships ($100), team and hole sponsorships (combined $325) and combined team and shirt sponsorships ($750) available.
Mustangs still havenât been on their field
Despite not having the opportunity to get on their field because of the soggy early-season conditions, Northport Highâs baseball team turned in an auspicious season-opening sweep in Spokane against St. Georgeâs back on March 20.
The Mustangs, who got solid, if not impressive early-season pitching and timely hitting, swamped the Dragons, 14-3, 13-2.
In the opener, Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon Hedrick and Jace Shaw combined on a 13- strikeout no-hitter.
Bulldogs face NWC, Riverside this week
Kettle Falls High got its snow-bound and water-soaked early baseball season underway late last week. The Bulldogs, with only 14 players, most who havenât logged a whole lot of varsity time, lost a tough 4-2 decision (eight innings) to Northeast A League favorite Chewelah last Friday and swept host Liberty Saturday in a Northeast 2B (Bi-County League) doubleheader at Spangle.
KFHS plated 37 runs in 16-0, 21-9 routs of the Lancers.