Archive - Jan 11, 2012 - Sports Article
Tonasket next for Bulldogs on Saturday
Kettle Falls High junior Tyler Vining led the KFHS wrestling contingent at last Saturdayâs Riverside Classic with a championship at 195 pounds.
Kettleâs Garrett Anderson finished second at 106 pounds; Kyle Hyde, fourth at 132, and fifth place went to Dan Kearney (152) and Jacob Walsh (138).
âThe wrestling was intense,â KFHS head coach Joe Kerns said of his teamâs showing at Riverside. âThe matches Dan (Kearney) lost were by one point and in overtime.â
Cougars face Riverside, Colville this week
The Chewelah boyâs basketÂball team opened Northeast A League play with a pair of wins last week in three games.
The wins earned the hot CouÂgars a spot atop what promises to be a wild league race.
Back on Jan. 3, the Cougars opened up NEA play at Freeman (7-6, 2-1). Chewelah came out a bit flat and dropped a 62-46 deÂcision.
Chewelah was unable unable to get much goÂing in the first half against an aggressive, physical Scottiesâ team.
The Chewelah girls lost their first three games of Northeast A League season last week, but the biggest blow of all was losÂing starting guard Brittney Wuesthoff for the reÂmainder of the season to a torn meniscus in her left knee.
âItâs a tough way to start the league season,â said head coach Tom Skok.
Coach Skok feels that the Cougars are taking the loss in stride and dealing with the abÂsence of a key player as well as they can.
âIt makes things tough, she was our leading scorer at the time,â Skok said. âBut weâre battling to get through it.â
First place in NEA on the line at Freeman
Colville High girlsâ basketball co-head coaches Al Bushnell and Ray Clark have conceded all along this season that the Indiansâ mix of veteran talent and youth has been an ongoing work in progress.
Well, that work in progress has progressed nicely after early returns around the Northeast A League last week.
The annual Panorama (Colville) Pro-West Rodeo is changing its dates from FaÂtherâs Day weekend to FriÂday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.
According to Panorama RoÂdeo Association Board (PRA) member Wyatt Cowley, the change comes in part because this year is a leap year, causÂing this yearâs rodeo to share the same calendar space with events in Oregon and SouthÂern Washington and the NaÂtional College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.
That could mean a drop in the number of cowboys who might otherÂwise compete in Colvilleâs Pro-West RoÂdeo stop.