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Chewelah streak hits 13

January 31, 2013

District playoffs start next week

The Jenkins High boys’ basketball team (15-3, 10-0) extended its winning streak to 13 games last week with a 73-33 win at home over Northport and a 64-34 win over struggling Freeman.
Head coach Rocky Verbeck credits the work the Cougars put in on defense and the players finding their roles on offense with a run that has carried the Cougars close to a Northeast A League championship as the league enters its final week before the District 7 1A playoffs get started next Monday.

Important week for Colville girls

January 31, 2013

Indians on the road at West Valley, Cheney & Pullman

Colville High (5-3, 9-7) faces its most difficult—and most important—stretch of the season this week. The Indians, half a game out of third place and two games behind league-leading Pullman (8-1, 12-5) and West Valley (7-1, 11-5) in a tight Great Northern League girl’s race, are on the road this week.
CHS is at West Valley on Tuesday before heading to Cheney (3-6, 6-10) on Thursday. Game time is 5:45 p.m.
Colville will make the long trek to the Palouse and a visit to Pullman on Saturday. Game time is 4:15 p.m.

District tournament next for CHS wrestlers

January 31, 2013

Indians share GNL dual championship

It’s post-season time for high school wrestlers in Washington state. Fourth-ranked Colville High, who moved up to the class 2A Great Northern League from the Northeast A in the fall, made their return foray into the GNL a successful one with a league dual co-championship (with East Valley).
The Indians’, who would be the odds-on favorite to win a 1A championship if they were still members of the NEA, suffered a lone dual loss this winter to five-time defending State 2A champion Deer Park.

January 22nd

Kettle girls pick up wins over Chewelah, ML

January 22, 2013

Top-ranked Freeman, Selkirk
this week

Kettle Falls High (6-10, 2-7) picked up a pair of Northeast A League wins last week and finished 2-1 during a busy stretch of action.
The Lady Bulldogs eased past host Chewelah 49-39 back on Jan. 15 and downed host Medical Lake 38-35 on Friday night before absorbing a 50-36 loss back at Kettle Falls Middle School on Saturday afternoon to Newport (11-6, 6-3).
THIS WEEK
Kettle Falls has the unenviable task of hosting perennial NEA champion and State 1A title contender Freeman (16-0, 8-0) on Tuesday. Game time is 5:45 p.m.

Another busy week for Colville

January 22, 2013

Indians split with DP, Pullman

An issue that has plagued the Colville High girl’s basketball team all season long came into play last Saturday evening against visiting Pullman. The Indians (7-7, 3-3) turned in subpar second and third quarters offensively and that was just enough of a cushion for the Greyhounds (10-5, 6-1), who had to withstand a fourth quarter CHS rally to post a 48-43 win.
Back on Jan. 15, Colville blasted host Deer Park (0-15, 0-7) 62-16.
THIS WEEK

Chewelah stays perfect in NEA

January 22, 2013

Cougars win three during
busy week

Chewelah continues its unblemished run through the Northeast A League boy’s basketball league this winter. The Cougars swept three games last week, picking up wins against Kettle Falls, Riverside and Lakeside.
Chewelah downed visiting Kettle Falls last Tuesday, 65-23 and blasted Riverside 60-29. The Cougars held off Lakeside, 66-61.

Chewelah stays perfect in NEA

January 22, 2013

Cougars win three during
busy week

Chewelah continues its unblemished run through the Northeast A League boy’s basketball league this winter. The Cougars swept three games last week, picking up wins against Kettle Falls, Riverside and Lakeside.
Chewelah downed visiting Kettle Falls last Tuesday, 65-23 and blasted Riverside 60-29. The Cougars held off Lakeside, 66-61.

January 16th

Pullman, Deer Park next for Colville

January 16, 2013

Indians look sharp in beating Cheney

Colville High (6-6, 2-2) took out a few frustrations on Cheney (3-8, 1-4) last Saturday night at home in a 53-35 Great Northern League girl’s basketball win. The win over the Blackhawks was one of the Indians’ best all-around outings of the season and helped take away some of the sting of a pair of GNL losses to West Valley and East Valley during the week.

Chewelah takes over first place in the Northeast A

January 16, 2013

Defense
has keyed
Cougars’ run

The Jenkins High boys’ basketball team finished the first half of Northeast A League play undefeated and in first place after winning a pair of games last week.
Back on Jan. 8 at Medical Lake, in a showdown for first place in the NEA, Chewelah used a big second half to beat the Cardinals 47-37, then overwhelmed visiting Newport with a stifling defensive effort in a 63-20 win on Friday.
Once again, the Cougars found different ways to get the job done and won with different players making key contributions.

Poor start torpedoes any chance of a Colville upset

January 16, 2013

Deer Park escapes
with big dual win

To pull off an upset of second-ranked and five-time defending State 2A wrestling champion Deer Park last Thursday night, fourth-ranked Colville needed to stay off their backs and get a break or two. That didn’t happen.
Colville, who buried Pullman in a dual match-up in the Palouse one night earlier, lost its first six matches, three of them by pin, and trailed 27-0 before Indians’ 152-pounder Ryley Smith decisioned Deer Park’s Jason Aebischer, 7-5.

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