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March 30th

Eighth annual Mayor’s Open slated May 4

March 30, 2012

One of the biggest and most popular one-day golf tournaments of the season at Dominion Meadows Golf Course will be held Friday, May 4 when the Mayor’s Open Golf Tournament unfolds at DM.
Presiding over this year’s tournament will be new Colville Mayor, Deborah Rarrick.
Entry fee is $60 per player (includes 18 holes of golf, shirt, lunch, dinner and “goodie bag”).
There are also hole sponsorships ($100), team and hole sponsorships (combined $325) and combined team and shirt sponsorships ($750) available.

Northport sweeps twinbill at St. George’s

March 30, 2012

Mustangs still haven’t been on their field

Despite not having the opportunity to get on their field because of the soggy early-season conditions, Northport High’s baseball team turned in an auspicious season-opening sweep in Spokane against St. George’s back on March 20.
The Mustangs, who got solid, if not impressive early-season pitching and timely hitting, swamped the Dragons, 14-3, 13-2.
In the opener, Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon Hedrick and Jace Shaw combined on a 13- strikeout no-hitter.

Kettle Falls’ wins two of three to start season

March 30, 2012

Bulldogs face NWC, Riverside this week

Kettle Falls High got its snow-bound and water-soaked early baseball season underway late last week. The Bulldogs, with only 14 players, most who haven’t logged a whole lot of varsity time, lost a tough 4-2 decision (eight innings) to Northeast A League favorite Chewelah last Friday and swept host Liberty Saturday in a Northeast 2B (Bi-County League) doubleheader at Spangle.
KFHS plated 37 runs in 16-0, 21-9 routs of the Lancers.

Indians hope to get NEA games in this week

March 30, 2012

Talk about your liquid schedules in a mostly liquid early spring.
Colville High, idle since splitting a season-opening doubleheader at Connell, hopes to get a soggy Hofstetter Field in playing shape this week.
The Indians, who didn’t play a scheduled doubleheader last Saturday against Omak (either at home or in Okanogan County), were scheduled to play their Northeast A League baseball opener at Newport on Tuesday. But Newport’s field wasn’t in any better shape than Colville’s. Whether that one will be rescheduled is anybody’s guess at this juncture of a wet, cool early spring.

Indians pick up wins over Lakeside, Chewelah

March 30, 2012

Defending NEA, District
champion’s off to fast start

The Colville High girl’s tennis team got its 2012 season off to a fast start last week with wins over Chewelah and perennial Northeast A League power Lakeside.
In both matches, the Indians were unbeaten in singles and lost both doubles matches.
THIS WEEK
Weather permitting, Colville was scheduled to host Freeman on the CHS courts Tuesday in a NEA match-up and travel to West Valley on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) for a non-league battle with the Eagles.

March 28th

Wiebe outduels Vining in opener

March 28, 2012

Chewelah gets tougher than expected win

The Chewelah Cougars’ base­ball team played the first game of their season last week, win­ning in eight innings at Kettle Falls, 4-2.
Caleb Wiebe pitched six strong innings for Chewelah, striking out 10 and only giving up one run, while Calvin Connal got the victory in relief, striking out four and giv­ing up one run in his two in­nings of work.
Wiebe outdueled Kettle Falls right-hander, Tyler Vining.
Head coach Luke Jeanneret was pleased with the difficult opening win.

March 27th

Colville girls’ golf will be strong again

March 27, 2012

Megan Ray leads NEA favorite

One thing has been consistent during Laurie Hite’s tenure as Colville High School girl’s golf coach. Whether it has been the Great Northern League or the Northeast A, the Indians have been at the top of the heap when it comes to league championships and district titles.
The defending NEA and District 7 champions will be favored again when the prep golf season is scheduled to get underway for the Indians this week.

Rogers sharp as Indians win three of four to open season

March 27, 2012

Weather permitting, Indians
slated to open NEA

Short-handed for their first week of action in a wet, cool spring, Colville High nonetheless was able to win three of four non-league games last week to get the 2012 softball season underway.
In their opener last Wednesday at Vaagen Park against visiting West Valley, the Indians fell behind 5-0 before battling back to post a 6-5 win.
One day later on a long bus ride for one five-inning game, the Indians blasted Omak of the Caribou-Trail League, 15-2.

March 22nd

Landon Johnston will lead Bulldog baseball

March 22, 2012

KF should be competitive

Former Inchelium High baseball coach Landon Johnston has taken over the reigns as the new baseball coach at Kettle Falls High School.
Johnston, counselor at Inchelium School, replaces longtime coach Jeff Graves.
Johnston, a former newspaper sports editor, is happy to be coaching at Kettle Falls, despite the lengthy daily commute from his home in Inchelium. It’s a commute that has already included a highway run-in with those dreaded blacktop magnates of mayhem—the whitetail deer.

March 21st

Dominion Meadows golf course is open

March 21, 2012

Dominion Meadows Golf Course is open for the 2012 season, according to DM Pro, Andy Hite.
The course is open on 16 of 18 greens. The two greens that have temporaries at this juncture are numbers seven and eight.
“They are just both really wet at this point,” Hite said on Monday. “The greens are looking really good for this early.”
Hite said that local high school golf teams from Kettle Falls and Colville High were out playing on Monday afternoon and “really happy to be out there.”
Until the course is open on all 18 holes, the price of golf at DM is $1 a hole, Hite said.

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