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September 2nd, 2015
Itâ€™s time to go hunting. Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 1, was a big day for hunters. The migratory waterfowl and upland game bird pamphlet is now available. Get one and study it.
This year the dove season will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30. This is a month longer than usual, plus the limit is up from 10 to 15.
Forest grouse is also open, with a limit of four a day, but not more than three of each species. Cottontail and snowshoe hare season is open with a limit of five, mixed bag.
Big group of
starters are back
With most of their starters back from last season, the Chewelah Cougars look to improve on the 2-8 record posted in 2014 and become more competitive in the Northeast A League this season.
Finding their rhythm hasnâ€™t been easy, since poor air quality from the wildfires burning in the region pushed the Cougars indoors for much of the last week.
But at least Chewelah isnâ€™t alone. Most teams have spent extended time on gym floors.
â€śItâ€™s been tough,â€ť conceded veteran JHS coach Jim Fisk. â€śWe were inside for four days last week.
Colville High lost 18 seniors off arguably the best football team in school history last fall. The Indians finished 12-1, were second-ranked among State 1A teams for much of the season, and lost a state championship in the Tacoma Dome by six-inches in overtime or a missed field goal in the waning seconds of regulation.
Either way, it was painful.
That 27-26 loss to Cascade Christian, in a game played at an exceedingly high level, still stings. But that oneâ€™s history and itâ€™s time to create some new memoriesâ€”and history.
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State at Yakima
Top-seeded Darby Fox captured the 1A/B East Region tennis tournament at Mead High School last Friday and heads to the State 1A Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club Friday and Saturday as the top seed.
The Colville High standout, the 2015 Northeast A League Most Valuable Player, was the lone singles player from the NEA to advance out of the regional. The other three state singles qualifiers came from Class B.
â€śDarby had a near perfect tournament,â€ť her coach, Phil Johnson, said of Foxâ€™s dominating play at Mead.
After surviving a scare against Northeast A League rival Deer Park to advance out of the District 7 baseball tournament, Colville Highâ€™s (17-4) run at the 1A East Regional at Dan White Field Eastmont/Wenatchee last Saturday proved to be short-lived.
Cashmere, the best Class 1A baseball team in Washington for the past six years, simply had too many weapons in a 12-3 win over Colville Saturday in the regional first round.
Last week the Chewelah Cougars played at Deer Park Golf Course in at the District 7 1A final 18. The opening round one-week earlier (Sub-District) had been held at Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course. The scores from sub-District and District tournaments are combined to qualify Northeast A League golfers to the State 1A Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday.
Kameron Strobel and Gaby Broden captured District 7 1A track and field championships to lead Colville Highâ€™s seven athlete contingent to the State 1A/2B/1B Track and Field Championships at Roos Field on the campus of Eastern Washington University May 29-30.
The District 7 1A qualifying meet was held last Friday and Saturday at Riverside High School (Chattaroy). The top two in each event qualified for a trip to EWU.
Strobel, who finished third in the triple jump one day earlier, captured the long jump on Saturday with a leap of 20-4.
Ten Colville High School Equestrian Riders qualified for state competition at the third meet in Wenatchee on April 24-26. McKenna Iverson-gold in keyhole, silver in barrels; Kacie Pierce-bronze in break-away roping, silver in team sorting, gold in birangle; Mary Larsen-gold in figure 8, silver in team sorting, gold in birangle; Emily Blanchard- top four in barrels, Kialeeh Harris-silver in pole bending; Tyler Green-gold in individual flags, silver in keyhole, silver in figure 8; Serina Bowlin- silver in dressage; Leanne Henry bronze in dressage, bronze in hunt seat.
Indians in 2nd
Colville High (7-3, 6-2) split a pair of Northeast A League boyâ€™s soccer match-ups last week. The Indians started the week with a 3-1 loss at Newport and ended the week with an easy 8-1 rout of overmatched Deer Park on the CHS pitch last Thursday afternoon.
The loss to Newport marked the second time the Indians have lost to the Grizzlies in three meetings this spring.