Archive - Dec 2011 - Sports Article
There will be no usual expansive sports reports on Chewelah boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s basketball or wrestling this week. Chewelah sports correspondent Chris Rader is ill. Catch up on Chewelah sports in next weekâ€™s edition of SE Sports.
To recap the week in sports for the Cougars last week, unbeaten Northwest Christian (5-0) downed Chewelahâ€™s boys 79-56 on Saturday in Colbert.
NWC post Kwinn Hanson went off for 37 points on 16 of 22 shooting.
Ben Johnstone led Chewelah with 17 points.
Colville High downed a couple of Great Northern League foes in non-league girlâ€™s basketball last week.
The Lady Indians (3-1) got 17 points and 12 rebounds from senior post Ashley Knight in an impressive 60-41 win at home Friday over old GNL rival Cheney (2-2).
The Indiansâ€™ aggressive full-court pressure defense took the Blackhawks out early. Colville led 14-4 after one quarter and was able to maintain the energy and pressure.
Chewelah boys basketball split their first two games of the seaÂson this past week, losing a close game to Deer Park, but finishing the week with a strong performance in a win over Kettle Falls.
Against Deer Park, the Cougars overcame a poor shooting first quarter and a 19-3 deficit, but ran out of gas late in the fourth quarter and lost 63-56.
â€śWe came out flat,â€ť said head coach Rocky Verbeck. â€śWe were down 19-1 at one point on 1-11 shooting, but the kids showed some resolve and we got it goÂing.â€ť
Colville High shared a Northeast A League wrestling title with Lakeside and Riverside last season. There is no reason to believe that the Indians will have to share anything this time around. Randy Clokeâ€™s Indians get the pre-season nod as the team to beat in the NEA.
The Indians, the defending District 7 1A champions, are particularly strong at the lower weights again this season. There are some holes in the upper weights.
Colville returns five of the seven wrestlers who qualified for the Mat Classic state championships in Tacoma last February.
Some new faces will see plenty of mat time when Kettle Falls High School gets its 2011-2012 wrestling season underway close to home on Wednesday at Colville in a Jamboree with the Indians, Chewelah, Selkirk and Republic. Wrestling gets started at 5 p.m.
The Bulldogs of head coach Joe Kerns will be at the Liberty Tournament on Saturday (9 a.m. start).