May 9th, 2012
Curtis Young, â€śFishâ€ť, age 41, passed away in Spokane on May 4, 2012. He was born on Dec. 11, 1970, the son of Steven and Marie (Holland) Young, in Colville.
Curt, a life-long resident of Kettle Falls and Colville, attended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1989. He was a very generous man, a big-hearted, caring individual who always lived life to the fullest. Curt was also one of the founding members of the â€śRichard Craniumsâ€ť.
Kettle Falls moves up in standings
Kettle Falls High, back to full strength for the first time since March, swept Reardan 10-4, 10-0 in a Northeast 2B fast-pitch softball doubleheader last Tuesday.
Krislin McInelly, back in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs, was solid if not impressive against a slumping Reardan team that recently lost their top pitcher to a broken hand.
The Northeast 2B season heads into its final week. The Lady Bulldogs trail Northwest Christian and Colfax in the standings.
loser out game
The Jenkins High School Cougars stumbled to the finish of the Northeast A League regular season, losing three of four to finish third in the baseball standings.
Chewelah played a loser out game in the first round of the NEA playoffs that started on Tuesday at the home of the higher seeded team.
Mustangs split DH with
After scraping past Northeast 1B North foe Selkirk earlier in the week, Northport High (15-1) faced its first real tests of the season last Saturday in a non-league doubleheader with Odessa-Harrington (14-4), leader of the Northeast 1B South.
A split would
be good enough
Colville High (12-0, 14-2) needs at least a split of Thursdayâ€™s crucial Northeast A League fast-pitch softball doubleheader at Nine Mile Falls (Lakeside) to annex a second straight league championship. The twin-bill marks the final league games for both schools before the post-season gets underway on Tuesday, May 8 with loser-out games between the NEA third, fourth, fifth and sixth place teams.
Kettle Falls has won eight of last 10 games
Kettle Falls High first-year baseball coach Landon Johnston hopes his young Bulldogs can stay hot this week as the Northeast 2B regular season concludes.
The Bulldogs (10-8, 9-5) have won eight of their last 10 games and havenâ€™t dropped a Northeast 2B contest since April 14 and a split with league-leading Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (12-1, 16-1). KFHS is the only team to have beaten LRS so far this season.
Kettle Falls hosted Davenport (6-3, 6-6) in a Senior Day twinbill on Tuesday.
Local school districts were spared the financial axe during the 2012 Washington State Legislative session as legislators struggled to address a $1.1 billion shortfall in the state budget. While there were a number of proposals to cut funding to public education, public schools came out relatively unscathed.
â€śIt is looking like there will be little to no change in per pupil funding for the 2012/2013 school year,â€ť said Colville School District Superintendent Ken Emmil. â€śHowever, federal program funding is up in the air right now and there are hints that there will be cuts for next year.
Indians pick up wins over Chewelah, Freeman
Northeast A League league-leader Colville High picked up a pair of important girlâ€™s tennis wins last week over Freeman and Chewelah.
Colville downed Chewelah 3-2 back on April 17 and swept Freeman 5-0 last Friday.
Colville traveled to Riverside on Monday, while the junior varsity was home against Central Valley.
On Wednesday, the CHS junior varsity will be at Chewelah against the host Cougars and Lakeside.
On Friday and Saturday, the CHS varsity will be at the Inland Empire Tournament in Spokane.
tap this week
In a battle for first place in the Northeast A League fast-pitch softball race, Lakeside blinked first back on April 17 at Vaagen Park.
Defending NEA champion Colville scored early and often in posting a 10-3 win over Lakeside (7-1, 8-1).
The Indians (9-0, 11-2) dominated this one, collecting 13 hits and hitting a pair of home runs.
Colville made it a 3-0 week with a 4-1, 12-0 sweep of visiting Newport (1-6, 3-6) on Friday.
Vining continues his solid pitching
It has been a process and a project this spring for a mostly inexperienced Kettle Falls baseball team long on youth and generally short of pitching.
The Bulldogs (5-5, 6-7) picked up a Northeast 2B (Bi-County League) doubleheader win over Springdale last Tuesday and split a non-league doubleheader with host Priest River of the Idaho Panhandleâ€™s Intermountain League on Thursday.