Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Equestrian drill team brings skills to arena
BY SOPHIA ALDOUS
S-E Staff Reporter
The Tough Enough EquesÂtrian Drill Team will be perÂforming at the 72nd Colville PanoÂrama Rodeo Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.Â The drill team has been putting in long hours of practice preÂparing for the Rodeo Grand Entry performances at the Pro-West shows Friday and Saturday.Â
This yearâs performÂances will keep spectators on the edge of their seats as the âTough Enoughâ girls gallop their horses around the arena to a medley of upbeat country songs.Â
Archers fired arrows and clay pigeons were blasted from the sky during the annual 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree June 13 at the Republic Gun Club shotgun and rifle ranges. More than 40 youth participated in the round-robin event, developing their marksmanship with shotguns, air rifles and pistols, and bows and arrows.
Three additional stations were added to this yearâs event, featuring safety and hunter education in a âJeopardyâ game show format, a 4-H hunting lesson, and a Challenge activity to reinforce gun range safety and etiquette.
Eleven teams competed in the annual Wildland Firefighters Scramble Golf Tournament at Dominion Meadows Golf Course earlier this month. This yearâs tournament, which raises funds for the Wildland Firefightersâ Foundation, raised a record $3,800.
One of the tournamentâs organizers, Al Garr, said that a team that had finished last in last summerâs tournament returned and took home top honors with a net 52.
The last place team from this yearâs tournament won a free group lesson from DM PGA pro, Andy Hite.
is the focus
For most people to try their hand at archery and shooting, they would either have to pay for a class or pay a guide for an excursion in the countryÂside that most Tri-County residents take for granted.
heads to Indy
Colville Junior High School and Basement Boysâ wrestling standout TJ Baun will be busy this month with regional and national tournaments.
Baun and his father Tom left Colville on June 4 for the Schoolboy/Girl National Duals in Indianapolis, Indiana. That tournament will run June 5-9 at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.
Baun, age 14, and an eighth-grader at CJHS, will be competing in his first national duals (Freestyle/Greco) as a member of Team Washington. Heâll be wrestling in the 98- pound class.
Camp will also
Members of the Gonzaga University womenâs basketball team will be back to help with the annual Panorama Girlâs Basketball Camp later this month.
One of the best basketball camp buys anywhere will make its annual run at Colville High School Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.
Northport senior wins three more
Northport Highâs one-woman track and field team, Kassie Guglielmino, capped a brilliant high school career with a trio of titles at last weekendâs State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington Universityâs Roos Field.
Guglielminoâs accomplishments are mind-boggling. The diminutive senior, headed to Montana Western University where she will major in Equine Studies, has captured 12 state championships in those three years. Thatâs three a year for the math challenged.
two more medals
Colville High senior Joellee Buckner, in her first season throwing the javelin, proved to be a quick learner last week at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma).
Buckner, headed to Western Washington University to play volleyball, won the State 2A javelin by exceeding her previous best by six-feet, seven-inches and uncorking a throw of 137-11 during the second day of Star Trackâs XXXI in Tacoma.
Colville High (24-3) has finished another memorable fastpitch softball campaign, winning a school record 23 straight games before losing their opener in the rain-drenched State 2A softball tournament last Friday and Saturday at Carlon Park in Selah and ultimately finishing 2-2.
The Great Northern League and District 7 champion Indians didnât open the tournament until 6 p.m. last Friday night because of heavy rain in the Yakima valley that drenched softball and baseball fields and sent tournament officials scrambling for Diamond Dry and pumps.
Upstart WV pushes CHS
to the brink
West Valley High (Yakima) pushed Colville High (23-1) to the brink of elimination on Saturday afternoon at Vaagen Park before the Indians got a walk-off two-run double from senior catcher Jammie Madonna to post a dramatic 6-5 win and propel CHS to the State 2A Tournament that starts Friday morning at Carlon Park in Selah.