May 21st, 2012
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 Saturdayâ€™s games, including wins over Colville and Lakeside to annex the District 7 championship. But the Cougars couldnâ€™t 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.).
Scramble golf tourney benefit
The first annual Colville Baseball Golf Tournament will be held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on Saturday, June 16.
The tournament will benefit the Colville Baseball Fund, which provides assistance and equipment to area baseball players.
Teams will consist of four or five players (you make up the team) playing a Scramble format.
Entry fees are $40 per player if paid by June 9 ($45 after that date).
Submit completed registration and fees (payable to Colville Baseball) by June 9 to the Dominion Meadows pro shop, or to Alicia Morrison.
Malia Luu has big day at Riverside
Colville High advanced 25 athletes to Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Northeast A/Caribou-Trail League Bi-District meet at Cashmere High School.
CHS, who won the regular season boyâ€™s dual championship in the NEA (the girls were third), qualified 11 boys to Cashmere. Unbelievably, 14 of the 18 member Tribe girlâ€™s team qualified for Bi-District.
The top four athletes from the lane events and the top six from the field events/distance races moved on to Bi-District.
Donâ€™t touch that dial---Chewelah Community Radio is on the air with all the news and music thatâ€™s fit to grace radio waves. The non-profit station, call sign KCHW 102.7, has a lot on its roster. It recently moved to a new location at the 3rd Street Mall and is currently looking for volunteers and donors.
Kettle Falls comes into District on a roll
In Northeast 2B softball action last week, Kettle Falls (11-7) picked up four key wins to end the regular season.
KFHS knocked off Davenport 5-1, 10-1 back on May 1 before handling Springdale 14-4, 15-1 on Monday. Both doubleheaders were played at Kettle Falls.
KFHS touched Springdale pitching for 23 hits in the Monday doubleheader.
Krislin McInelly picked up the wins for Kettle Falls.
play host Friday
Northport High (19-1) will play host to the first round of the District 7 1B baseball tournament Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
In the opener at 1 p.m., Almira/Coulee-Hartline will oppose Panorama North no. 2 Curlew (8-8) in a loser-out match-up.
The Northeast 1B champion Mustangs will play the winner immediately following game one. At stake is a berth in the District 7 1B championship game next Monday at University High School (Spokane).