April 27th, 2012
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.
Chewelah, league-leading Lakeside next
One bad half inningâ€”thatâ€™s all that stood in the way of Colville sweeping four Northeast A League baseball games last week instead of going 3-1.
With the NEA schedule heading down the homestretch and its final week, the Indians (7-5) will face league-leading Lakeside (7-3) and second place Chewelah (6-4) this week.
CHS traveled to Chewelah on Tuesday for a single game and will head to Nine Mile Falls on Friday for a pivotal doubleheader with Lakeside (2 p.m. start).
Chewelah tennis had a light week last week with the girls losing 3-2 in Colville and the boys winning 3-2 and the girls falling 4-1 to Reardan High School at home in non-leagsue boys and girls tennis action.
In an unusual move against Colville, Chewelah forfeited the no. 1 and no. 2 singles matches to Colville and instead the Cougars top boyâ€™s doubles team of Tyler Monasmith and David Vilchiz played Colvilleâ€™s top singles players and one of the top Class 1A girlâ€™s doubles tandems in the state in Liselotte Doggen and Erin Little in an entertaining and well played doublesâ€™ match.
Kettle Falls High (4-4, 5-7) hopes to be back to full strength this week. The Lady Bulldogs, who have struggled for much of the spring to date, hope that getting their regular line-up back intact will spark a KFHS team looking for a boost as the Northeast 2B League heads down its stretch run.
In their only action last week, Kettle Falls dropped a non-league doubleheader at Priest River, 21-3, 6-2.
Mustangs still unbeaten
Northport High (12-0) notched four more Panorama League North (Northeast 1B) wins last week.
The Mustangs of coach Don Baribault swept host St. Michaelâ€™s last Saturday, 8-4, 16-6. In a doubleheader at Curlew back on April 17, NHS won 9-2, 13-7.
Northport was home on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Selkirk. On Saturday, Odessa/Harrington visits for a doubleheader (noon).
The Mustangs will finish the regular season against Wilbur-Creston and Cusick.
Win out and CHS wins
Colville High (5-2, 7-3-1) heads into the final week of Northeast A League boyâ€™s soccer play needing to keep winning to annex their second straight league championship and garner a coveted opening round bye and District 7 1A championship host role next week.
The top three NEA teams will advance to the post-season, which will start next Tuesday with NEA no. 2 hosting NEA no. 3. The District title match-up is scheduled for next Wednesday or Thursday at the home of the league champion.
Delbert Edward Rieckers, a lifetime resident of NorthÂ¬port, passed away on April 23, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, family at his side. Delbert was born on Sept. 5, 1941 in Colville, the son of Alva and Helen (Snyder) Rieckers.
Delbert was raised in Northport, where he attended school. On Jan. 24, 1958, Delbert married Frances K. â€śCozyâ€ť Striker. They began a family and made their home in Northport. Delbert had a great appreciation for a full dayâ€™s work, an ideal he put into practice by the age of 15.
James â€śDickâ€ť Richard Garvey, a lifetime resident of Colville, passed away at his home April 18, 2012 at the age of 88. Dick was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Colville to George and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Garvey.
Dick was raised and attended school in the Marcus and Colville area. While in high school, he played football and baseball. At the age of 15, he helped build the Fort Colville Grange and has been a member ever since. He completed his junior year in high school, then, due to the needs on the farm, he left school.