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WIAA âClassicâ 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.
Itâs the first time in memory that a CHS football game has started the season on a Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
Color the Indians âgreenâ 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 thatâs not the way the enrollment numbers rolled this time around.
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.
The entry opportunities for the two youth shooting conÂtests have been extended to inÂsure 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 riÂfle contest will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. The shotgun contest will begin at 1 p.m.
Jenkinsâ High Schoolâs (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 Easternâs 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.
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.
H&R Block and the city of Colville Recreation Department teamed last Saturday morning in the latest in a season-long series of runs in Colville.
According to Colville Recreation Coordinator, Jake Wilson, the final Fun Run in the series had the best turnout. Over 50 runners showed up last Saturday morning for the run.
âThe weather last Saturday morning was perfect for runningâŠthat left smiles on everyoneâs faces,â Wilson said.
Finishing first was Duncan Forsman of Republic in 19:04.
Pre-season practice sessions for the Colville High football team will get underway on Wednesday, August 15, according to head coach Randy Cornwell.
The Indians will run two-a-day practice sessions every other day, Cornwell said. Wednesdayâs opener will be a two-a-day session.
On the two-a-day practice schedule, sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On the one practice a day format, practice will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The first three practice sessions are mandatory âhelmets only.â