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Northport will be competitive

August 31, 2012

Jeremiah Johnson leads Mustangs

Northport turned a few heads when they finished third in the Northeast 1B North division after being picked to finish in the basement of what, historically, has been the toughest eight-man football conference in Washington state.
Replicating that 6-5 record and the first playoff appearance by a Northport football team in the so-called “modern era” could be a difficult task in 2012. But veteran coach Don Fox, assisted once again by his son, Shane, has some solid holdover talent back.
If NHS can stay healthy


It’s a long way from Hunters to Seinajoki

August 31, 2012

Football journey nears an end for Kegel

It has been an interesting ride for this minister’s son and former small town and small college football star to the cusp of parenthood and the wild vagaries of European professional football.
And no, we are not talking about the other futbol.
So it goes for one of the best all-around athletes and football players to ever snap on a chin-strap for Columbia High School (Hunters).

Kickoff Classic Saturday will feature Colville, Freeman

August 31, 2012

WIAA ‘Classic’ moves east

Colville High will get its 2012 football season underway in a different fashion on Saturday.
The Indians, who will move up to Class 2A this fall and return to the Great Northern League for the two-year WIAA reclassification cycle, will open the season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Freeman in the so-called WIAA Kickoff Classic at Eastern Washington University.
It’s the first time in memory that a CHS football game has started the season on a Saturday afternoon.

August 29th

Timberwolves look to rebound from disappointing 2011

August 29, 2012

Numbers down at Columbia/Inchelium

If Columbia-Inchelium plans to be a factor in the Northeast 1B (eight-man) football race this fall, the Timberwolves are going to have to get it done with fewer players.
Chuck Wyborney, in his 21st season coaching at either Columbia High or for the Columbia-Inchelium combine (third season), has only 15 players out this season (eight from Columbia and seven from Inchelium).
C-I, who finished a disappointing 3-7 last season, should see improvement in that bottom line this fall, low numbers or not.

New challenge for Kettle Falls

August 29, 2012

Bulldogs move into NEA

There are some new challenges facing the Kettle Falls High football program this fall. Primary among them is the fact that the Bulldogs were moved back into the Class 1A Northeast A League after the most recent WIAA enrollment count.
While KFHS will more than likely move back down to the more comfortable (and appropriate) confines of Class 2B in two years, they are going to have to find a way to compete with bigger schools in the NEA in the interim.

Colville moves back to GNL

August 29, 2012

Color the Indians ‘green’ this fall

Two-time defending Northeast A League champion Colville High will get acquainted with their old neighbors in the Great Northern League this fall and in 2013 after WIAA realignment dumped the Indians back into Class 2A.
Given the inexperience predominantly across the board in the CHS football camp this fall, the NEA would have been a nice fit again, but that’s not the way the enrollment numbers rolled this time around.

August 16th

Friends of NRA banquet, auction in September

August 16, 2012

The Stevens County Friends of NRA will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Colville Community College Center. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $35.
Buy tickets before August 24 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Ruger LCP .380 auto. Individuals purchasing sponsor packages are also entered into a sponsor-only raffle.

Fair Shooting Contest entry deadline extended

August 16, 2012

The entry opportunities for the two youth shooting con­tests have been extended to in­sure the maximum number of kids have an opportunity to participate. In addition to pre-entering with the fair office, participants can also register the day of the event at the range.
Both the rimfire rifle and the shotgun event will be held at the Fort Colville Gun Club (303 Highway 20 East) on Saturday, August 18. Sign up for the ri­fle contest will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. The shotgun contest will begin at 1 p.m.

August 15th

Chewelah gets Roos Field scoreboard

August 15, 2012

Jenkins’ High School’s (Chewelah) Snyder Field will be the beneficiary of this old Eastern Washington University (Roos Field) scoreboard. The 23-year-old scoreboard was disassembled last week and will make way for a new scoreboard and video display that will be in place for Eastern’s Sept. 29 home opener against Big Sky rival Montana. The EWU project is being financed by the EWU Foundation. Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press) photos.

August 8th

Strobel makes NAIA pre-season All-America team

August 8, 2012

Former CHS standouts join Fighting Saints program

Kettle Falls High School graduate and former KFHS football and basketball standout Brian Strobel is one of six Carroll College football players to be named to the USA Football News NAIA Pre-season All-American Team.
Strobel has been a standout in the defensive secondary for the Saints since arriving at the Helena, MT school three years ago. Strobel earned All-Frontier Conference first team honors last season in the secondary. The 5-11, 212-pounder had 90 total tackles last season, caused as fumble and had three interceptions.

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