Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
The weather was Chamber of Commerce perfect and the field at the annual Can-Am Invitational cross-country meet the largest ever last Saturday at scenic Old Kettle Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Roosevelt.
The sunny, mild day proved to be a record-setter for West Valleyâs Skylar Ovnicek and McCall Skay, who demolished the old Can-Am standards by significant margins in their respective races.
Kettle Falls High was in tough during three Northeast 2B volleyball match-ups last week.
Back on Sept. 23, KFHS dropped a 10-25, 9-23, 7-25 decision at Davenport.
On Thursday, Kettle Falls was back home against Reardan. The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Indians, 15-25, 17-25, 10-25.
On Saturday, KFHS made the long trek to Colfax and fell in three to the Bulldogs of the Palouse.
Kettle Falls coach Marti Axtell was pleased with the support shown to her team last week during Homecoming festivities.
Chewelah played host to defending State 1A champion Freeman last Friday night and the veteran Scotties made quick work of the Cougars, jumping out to a 20 point first quarter lead on their way to an easy and workmanlike 53-0 victory.
Chewelah head coach Jim Fisk summed up the game pretty succinctly.
âTheyâve got a good ball club, but we didnât play exceptionally well and until we stop making so many mistakes, itâs going to be tough,â Fisk said.
Colville High (4-0, 2-0) got its most complete performance of the season on both sides of the ball in a 52-0 mauling of host Riverside at Chattaroy last Friday night.
The Indians scored 22 points in the first quarter and 22 more in the second quarter on the way to a 44-0 halftime lead in this Northeast A League mismatch.
Colville took full advantage of four Riverside turnovers. The first came on an RHS fumble at the 16-yard line. CHS took all of four plays to cover those 16 yards.
with 20 teams
After one yearâs hiatus caused by federal government shenanigans (otherwise referred to as the costly federal government shutdown), the annual Can-Am high school and middle school cross-country meet returns once again to the scenic Kettle Falls National Recreation picnic area along the shores of Lake Roosevelt.
Last yearâs transplanted Can-Am was held at Colville High School and on Dominion/Rotary Trail.
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin talks about the team's resolve following the Seahawks' 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos.
Cougs on the road at Lakeside
For the second straight week, Jenkins High played a thriller on the football field. But unlike the previous week when Chewelah dropped a heartbreaker to Priest River to open the season, the Cougars downed Warden, 24-21.
Over the previous week, head coach Jim Fisk and his staff worked to correct the mistakes Chewelah made in that opener against Priest River. The hard work paid off with an improved defense and a solid passing game.
After turnovers and penalties cost Republic High an opening season win at home over Entiat, the Tigers got back on track last Friday at Almira-Coulee/Hartline with a workmanlike and wild 64-32 win.
RHS pretty much ran ACH (0-2) into the ground, scoring 42 points in the third and fourth quarters to break open a close game.
Angelo Rivera rushed for 255 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns for Republic in Coulee City. Quarterback Aaron Fritts added a pair of passing touchdowns and two TDs on the ground.
wins a wild one
The Chewelah Cougars opened the 2014 high school football season at home last Friday night against Priest River. Despite jumping out to an early 13-0 lead, the Cougars were unable to hold on to that lead in a wild, high-scoring contest and fell to the Spartans 36-33.
Head coach Jim Fisk knows the Cougars are a work in progress at this juncture.
âWe looked ragged at times,â Fisk acknowledged. âThe parts are there, but we just have to execute.â
CHS back in
Colville High, who made some inroads last season in their final fling in the 2A Great Northern girlâs soccer league, will be a player and a factor in the retooled and improved Northeast A League this fall.
The Indians and Deer Park both relocated from the GNL to the NEA this fall. That will make for a more competitive league.
âWe should be in the mix,â figured head coach Dave Rarrick, the Dean of NEA soccer coaches (entering his 17th season with the CHS girls program). âThere are a lot of new faces in the league.â