May 29th, 2013
two more medals
Colville High senior Joellee Buckner, in her first season throwing the javelin, proved to be a quick learner last week at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma).
Buckner, headed to Western Washington University to play volleyball, won the State 2A javelin by exceeding her previous best by six-feet, seven-inches and uncorking a throw of 137-11 during the second day of Star Trackâ€™s XXXI in Tacoma.
Colville High (24-3) has finished another memorable fastpitch softball campaign, winning a school record 23 straight games before losing their opener in the rain-drenched State 2A softball tournament last Friday and Saturday at Carlon Park in Selah and ultimately finishing 2-2.
The Great Northern League and District 7 champion Indians didnâ€™t open the tournament until 6 p.m. last Friday night because of heavy rain in the Yakima valley that drenched softball and baseball fields and sent tournament officials scrambling for Diamond Dry and pumps.
Upstart WV pushes CHS
to the brink
West Valley High (Yakima) pushed Colville High (23-1) to the brink of elimination on Saturday afternoon at Vaagen Park before the Indians got a walk-off two-run double from senior catcher Jammie Madonna to post a dramatic 6-5 win and propel CHS to the State 2A Tournament that starts Friday morning at Carlon Park in Selah.
Meet will be in
Tacoma this week
The Great Northern League had little trouble pushing through its athletes at the so-called â€śGlue Inâ€ť sub-regional meet with the Central Washington Athletic Conference (Districts 5-6-7) last Friday at Prosser High School.
A top four finish qualified GNL/CWAC athletes for the State 2A meet May 23-25 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Of the 35 events run, the GNL was able to get two athletes or relay teams through to State in all but six events.
a pair of games
Kettle Falls saw its 2013 fast-pitch softball season come to an end Saturday at Brewster in the Class 1A sub-regional (Bi-District).
The Lady Bulldogs, who finished second to Northeast A League champion Lakeside in the District 7 1A Tournament at Nine Mile Falls one week earlier, simply couldnâ€™t get much going Saturday against either host Brewster of the CTL or Lakeside.
In their opener against BHS, Kettle Falls managed only three hits in a 7-2 loss. Hitting safely for KFHS were pitcher Krislin McInelly (double), Kelsey Eslick and Lauren Moak.
Editorâ€™s note: The following story from Colville High School senior Brogan Bateman is part of her Senior Project requirement for graduation. Her story, titled The Place We Call Home, chronicles her life in a small town in Northeast Washington.
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Stevens County Dispatch received a call around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that a man went into the water after his boat overturned near Barney's Junction bridge. The caller indicated that the man was not wearing a life vest. National Park Service, U.S. Border Patrol and Stevens County Sheriff's Department personnel are currently searching for the man. Ferry County Sheriff's Department has been notified of the situation, according to Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen.
"We really don't know anything else at this point," says Allen. "We will continue to search."
Born January 12, 1935, Roberta Ashbaugh passed away February 1,2013.
She is survived by three children, Barbara J. Ashbaugh;Linda L, Sannes (husband Steven) and Jay Ashbaugh (wife Tereasa);
sevenÂ grandchildren, Jeremy Bentz-Ashbaugh, Sean Sannes, Brianne Sannes, Ryan Sannes, Samantha Smith (husband Aaron),GabeÂ Hoisington and Nate Hoisington (wife Holly);
11 great-grandchildren, Payton Kirkpatrick, Ethan Kirkpatrick, Noah Bennett-Sannes, Brooke Bennett-Sannes, Marissa Sannes, Makenna Yarmin,Reina Yarmin,Â Emma Hoisington, Arieanna Hoisington, Xavier Hoisington and Landon Hoisington.
Annabell Joy Lehrbas, 94, passed away at her home on May 3, 2013. Annabell was born on Oct. 10, 1928 to Frederick and Rebecca Birdsell in Hardisty, Albert, Canada.
Annabell is survived by her children, Becky Cress, GreenaÂ¬cres; Larry (Rose) Lehrbas, Fruitland; and by a sister, Beryl Breeden, St. John. She is also survived by six grandchildren, 13-great-grandchilÂ¬dren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Annabell was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and and Rebecca Birdsell; her husband, Willis Lehrbas in 1985; by a son, Floyd Lehrbas; two brothers, and a sister.