Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
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.
Missy Bennett, CHS v-ball team also honored
Twenty standout high school athletes, including Colville High School junior volleyball player Joellee Buckner, have been recognized for their accomplishments in 2011 and will be honored during the annual Inland Northwest Youth Awards Luncheon Feb. 15 at the Spokane Convention Center.
The luncheon is hosted by the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters, whose 50 members in eastern Washington and north Idaho pick finalists and vote for the winners of junior male and female athlete, coaches and teams of the year.
Colville High boys split in Yakima
A Colville High boyâs basketball team that has played inconsistently through a mostly rigorous non-league December schedule heads into the Northeast A League rat-race this week looking for some continued strong play on the defensive end and a better handle on some elusive offensive consistency.
One of the youngest teams in the tough Northeast A League will embark on a rigorous schedule this week.
Colville High (5-4) split a pair of games at last weekâs SunDome Classic in Yakima. The Indians downed Woodland 28-21 last Thursday and fell Friday in overtime to Connell, 40-37.
Colville, playing solidly on defense, but struggling on the offensive end at this juncture, faces a busy slate of NEA games this week.
The Colville KIPS Gymnasticsâ team will open its season this weekend at the Winter Spirit Meet in Clarkston. The meet will be hosted by the 360 Gymnastics Club. On Jan. 21-22, the KIPS will compete at The Hub in the Spokane Valley (Flip Fest, hosted by Dynamic Gymnastics of Spokane). Dynamic will also host a clinic on Friday, Jan. 20 that will feature several Olympians. The KIPS competitive team will be in Pullman Feb. 3-5 for the Palouse Invitational. The meet is annually hosted by Palouse Gymnastics.