Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
in the NEA
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
A Canadian ex-pat with more than 40 years of volleyball experience will lead a mostly green Colville High volleyball team into the new look Northeast A League this fallâand this week.
Shaune Montgomery, who grew up in Alberta, Canada and now lives at Colbert, takes over one of the most successful volleyball programs in NEA and Great Northern League history.
Colville High (1-0) used a gritty, opportunistic defense to hold off Cheney and record a 12-10 non-league, opening season win at home last Friday night.
Colville, who finished second in the Great Northern 2A league last season, has moved back into the Northeast A League, where the Indians have been installed as one of the pre-season favorites, along with defending 1A champion Freeman. But CHS likes to schedule rigorous early-season opposition. In Cheney and West Valley (on the road this Friday), CHS certainly has accomplished that in spades.
OLYMPIAâThe battle over how wolves that kill livestock should be handled continues in Washington state.
Eight conservation groups have re-filed a petition this summer, requesting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enact rules that limit the use of lethal control of wolves that depredate livestock.
The filing of the petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its commission began a 60-day statutory period within which the state must respond. If the petition is denied, groups intend to appeal for a final decision by Gov. Jay Inslee.
COLVILLEâThe Colville National Forest, in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has outlined hunting season routes designated as Disabled Hunter Access.
The 2014 disabled hunter access routes are Betty Creek in Ferry County (12.4 miles in length), Boundary Mountain in Ferry County (7.8 miles), Brewer Mountain in Stevens County (2.4 miles), Mitchell, Stevens County (7.8 miles), and Renshaw in Pend Oreille County (2.8 miles).
An easy stroll
this time around
Former Colville resident Jesse Carnes wasnât pushed in last Saturdayâs running of the Tiger Triathlon, but he still managed to lower his overall time from an inaugural Tiger Tri win last July.
Carnes (1:39:41) finished nine-minutes ahead of second place finisher Keith Hertel of St. Maries, Idaho. Hertel, 51, crossed the finish line at Colville High School in 1:48:23. Darren Wolley of Spokane finished third (1:52:50), seven seconds ahead of fourth place Chris Hoch of Nine Mile Falls.
For the first time in school history, Northport Junior High School plans to field a football team this fall. That is, if enough funding can be raised to purchase equipment.
A meeting to discuss the junior high and high school football programs will be held Monday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at Northport School, according to NHS football coach, Shane Fox.
âIt will be an informational meeting,â Fox said. âWe want to talk about the varsity and junior high football programs and some of the fund-raisers we have planned to raise money (for junior high football).â
The annual Bob Haney Memorial Baseball Tournament, a key element of any August Rendezvous in the Park celebration, will get underway Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. on four Colville fields.
Ten teams will compete in the 12U portion of the tournament and 10 more teams are entered in the 10U (pool play). Colville 12U and 10U will host their respective tournaments, which will be played at the Colville City Park field and on three softball diamonds that have been converted to baseball fields at Vaagen Park.
The golf course is running fast and firm. The greens are some of the best in the region and despite all the heat, our dedicated group of volunteers continues to keep the golf course in great shape. Thanks for all you do!
In July, we started what weâre calling our Sunday Afternoon Geography Special. From 3 to 8 p.m. on Sundayâs (July 13, 20, 27 and August 3), weâve got a deal that just canât be beaten.
Yes, Colville golfers can take advantage of the promotion on Sunday.
The Opie-Coxie benefit
scramble golf tournament
at Dominion Meadows
Golf Course will be held on
Saturday. The tournament
pays tribute to the late John
Ochs and Steve Cox.
This fun event, open to
golfers of all ability levels,
raises money for the nonprofit
All proceeds from one
of the most popular golf
tournaments on the Dominion
Meadows calendar each
season are used to support
youth in the area. Funds
are utilized to help young
people participate in sports
or educational programs
they might not otherwise
be able to afford.
The foundation motto: