Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
A busy week on tap
Colville High (1-1) split a pair of high school soccer matches last week to get the 2013 boyâ€™s soccer season underway.
Back on March 12, Colville downed new Northeast A League member Medical Lake 4-2. On Thursday, another very good Cheney High team dispatched the Indians 6-0 on the Colville pitch. That match was the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
Colville will travel to Deer Park on Tuesday to face the Stags in a GNL match-up (4 p.m. start).
opens a few eyes
A Colville High track and field team that includes more than a few new faces this spring got the 2013 high school season underway last Saturday at the 16-team West Valley Invitational.
CHS head coach Ty Brown said that going into the mid-March shakedown cruise the goal was to get a feel for what the Indians have this spring as they embark on a new two-year adventure back in the Great Northern League.
Colville High hosted Chewelah and Northport in an impromptu three-team baseball Jamboree last Friday afternoon. The Jamboree, with each team playing three-inning â€śgames,â€ť served as a warm-up for this weekâ€™s schedule.
Colville opens the season on Tuesday at home when they host Great Northern League pre-season favorite East Valley in a single game (4 p.m. start) at Hofstetter Park. The Indians of head coach Boo Morrison travel to Deer Park for a GNL twin-bill with the Stags on Saturday (noon start). On Tuesday, March 26, CHS is at West Valley (4 p.m. start).
Indians still have plenty of weapons
Colville Highâ€™s high-flying softball program will look a little different this spring for a couple of reasons.
First, the Indians are back in the familiar confines of the 2A Great Northern League for at least a two-year WIAA enrollment cycle. And second, assistant coach Jim Ebel has been elevated to head coach after Mandy Sumner, who guided the Indians to the cusp of a State 1A championship the past two seasons, resigned. Gone with Sumner is her husband, assistant coach Rob Sumner.
Indians also return to 2A GNL
By Colville High track and field coach Ty Brownâ€™s recollection, itâ€™s been several years since the Indians have been outside for pre-season practice sessions for day one.
Well, welcome to the relatively balmy spring of 2013 (so far).
Brown and the Indians will take it. It fact, CHS had glorious upper 50â€™s, bright sunny conditions for their annual Black and White inter-squad Jamboree last Saturday with Kettle Falls.
Like most Colville High School athletic teams, the move up from the Northeast A League to the rigors of the 2A Great Northern League likely didnâ€™t do the Indiansâ€™ baseball team any favors this spring.
But you control what you can control. And the vagaries of student enrollment counts arenâ€™t among things in the control of a coach.
You play who has been scheduled.
â€śItâ€™s a new challenge,â€ť CHS head coach Boo Morrison said of the move to 2A. â€śItâ€™s a tough league.â€ť
Registration is open for girlâ€™s ages two through 12 who want to play Kiwanis Softball this spring.
Minor League is for players who have entered second grade this school year or were eight, nine or 10-years-old on Jan. 1, 2013.
Players are eligible for Major League if they were 10, 11 or 12-years-old Jan. 1, 2013.
Registration forms are available at Clarkâ€™s All-Sports or from Hofstetter School, Fort Colville Elementary School, Colville Junior High School, Kettle Falls Elementary School or Kettle Falls Middle School secretaries.
Registration deadline is March 22.
first 2A title
Several eastern Washington high school basketball teams came up big at their respective state basketball tournaments last weekend.
Great Northern League 2A champion Pullman (27-1), winners of 27 straight games, captured its first state championship basketball trophy Saturday night in the Yakima SunDome, downing Anacortes, 44-39.
Pullmanâ€™s previous two top finishes were second twice.