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in NEA opener
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Host Tonasket was able to make an early 13-0 lead stand up against Kettle Falls in a 13-7 non-league win in Okanogan County last Friday night.
For KFHS, the offense is still a work in progress. But head coach Curtis Corvino liked what he saw in the second half against Tonasket.
âI thought we kind of had Tonasket on their heels at the end,â Kettle Falls head coach Curtis Corvino said of a spirited second half effort. âWe just didnât have enough time.â
up next on Friday
In one of the most lopsided outcomes in the annual Highway 395 cross-the-valley rivalry between Colville and Chewelah, the Indians pushed down the throttle and never let up on Friday the 13th, blasting host Chewelah 42-0.
After one of the poorest rushing performances in the recent history of the program one week earlier against unbeaten Freeman, the Indians cranked up their normally dependable ground game against a Chewelah team that lost 17 seniors from last seasonâs Northeast A League championship bunch.
Northeast A League pre-season favorite Freeman held off Colville 14-7 last Friday night in the non-league season-opener for both teams.
Despite struggling on offense and putting up some of the lowest rushing totals in many years, the Indians came close to pulling this one out or getting it into overtime in the gameâs final seconds.
But the late comeback ended inside the final minute of play when Freeman recovered a fumble after a CHS pass completion at the Indiansâ 40-yard-line.
Colville up next
in 395 rivalry
The Chewelah Cougars kicked off their football season Friday night on the road at Deer Park. The young Cougars were in the game early on, but were eventually overpowered by the bigger, more experienced Stags, 31-7.
The Cougars went into the game with only four starters returning from last yearâs team (Chewelah lost 17 seniorsâ12 of them starters off last seasonâs Northeast A League championship team).
Colville opens with rival Freeman
Colville High returns more players than anybody in the Great Northern League this fall. The Indians, who struggled to a 3-7, 1-5 record with a group long on inexperience last fall, look to rebound and make things interesting in the rigorous GNL this fall.
Colville ended a frustrating 2012 season with an eye-opening 26-20 win in the mud over Pullman. That upset cost the âHounds an undisputed GNL championship and instilled some confidence in the Indians.
There is no reason not to continue where CHS left off against Pullman last November.
New coach & some veteran senior talent
There is some serious understatement in play to say that there are a few notable changes in the Colville High School volleyball program this fall.
For one thing, Missy Bennett, who spent 27 years coaching and is a member of the Washington Coachesâ Hall of Fame, is no longer on the sidelines. Bennett is still teaching at CHS, but athletic director Kelly Carr recently hired veteran Kennewick School District coach Ron Schuh to replace one of the Colville School Districtâs coaching icons (see related story).
Veteran coach moves from Tri-Cities
Nearly one year after longtime Colville High volleyball coach Missy Bennett announced her resignation after arguably the most successful career ever turned in by a CHS coach, athletic director Kelly Carr named Ron Schuh of Kennewick to replace her.
The 54-year-old Schuh, who worked as a physical education teacher at Park Middle School in Kennewick prior to being named to succeed Bennett, is excited about the opportunity.