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September 16th, 2015
LHS up next
Chewelah (1-1) came into Fridayâ€™s non-league high school football game ready to replicate the success they had the previous week in Priest River. Unfortunately against the Warden Cougars, the JHS offense struggled to gain yardage and keep possession of the ball in a 24-16 loss.
Head coach Jim Fisk summed it up.
â€śDefensively, we played well enough to win, but offensively, we did not,â€ť Fisk said.
Three interceptions caused most of the damage, killing two scoring opportunities for Chewelah, and setting up a Warden touchdown.
Struggling at QB
Don't miss out on these games from around the region.
Friday, Sept. 11
West Valley at Colville, 7
NWC at Kettle Falls, 7
Wellpinit at Northport, 7
ACH at Republic, 7
Selkirk at Columbia, 3
Warden at Chewelah, 7
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at Springdale, 7
Touchet at Inchelium, 3
Deer Park at Cheney, 7
Pullman at Freeman, 7
LaConner at Colfax, 7
East Valley at Lakeland, 7
Garfield-Palouse at Lakeside, 7
Newport at Priest River, 7
Saturday, Sept. 12
Colville at Highlander Invite (Spokane), 8
Timberlake at Colville, 11
Offense a no
show in opener
After Cheney High (1-0) controlled the line of scrimmage all night against a mostly green and inexperienced Colville High (0-1) front last Friday night at Cheney in the season-opener for both schools, itâ€™s obvious the Indians have a lot of work to do.
Ty Graham, possibly the best running back Colville will see this fall, ran for 136 yards on 16 carries to lead Cheney to a 28-0 whitewash of the Indians.
Graham scored once on the ground and once when he was the recipient of a weird bounce after a short Colville punt
Chewelah senior running back Stephen Beamer breaks into the open on the way to a 44-yard first half touchdown run that got the Cougars off and running in a season-opening road win at Priest River. See story inside this edition of S-E Sports. Chris Rader photo.
A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.
Itâ€™s time to go hunting. Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 1, was a big day for hunters. The migratory waterfowl and upland game bird pamphlet is now available. Get one and study it.
This year the dove season will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30. This is a month longer than usual, plus the limit is up from 10 to 15.
Forest grouse is also open, with a limit of four a day, but not more than three of each species. Cottontail and snowshoe hare season is open with a limit of five, mixed bag.
Big group of
starters are back
With most of their starters back from last season, the Chewelah Cougars look to improve on the 2-8 record posted in 2014 and become more competitive in the Northeast A League this season.
Finding their rhythm hasnâ€™t been easy, since poor air quality from the wildfires burning in the region pushed the Cougars indoors for much of the last week.
But at least Chewelah isnâ€™t alone. Most teams have spent extended time on gym floors.
â€śItâ€™s been tough,â€ť conceded veteran JHS coach Jim Fisk. â€śWe were inside for four days last week.
Colville High lost 18 seniors off arguably the best football team in school history last fall. The Indians finished 12-1, were second-ranked among State 1A teams for much of the season, and lost a state championship in the Tacoma Dome by six-inches in overtime or a missed field goal in the waning seconds of regulation.
Either way, it was painful.
That 27-26 loss to Cascade Christian, in a game played at an exceedingly high level, still stings. But that oneâ€™s history and itâ€™s time to create some new memoriesâ€”and history.
Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
State at Yakima
Top-seeded Darby Fox captured the 1A/B East Region tennis tournament at Mead High School last Friday and heads to the State 1A Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club Friday and Saturday as the top seed.
The Colville High standout, the 2015 Northeast A League Most Valuable Player, was the lone singles player from the NEA to advance out of the regional. The other three state singles qualifiers came from Class B.
â€śDarby had a near perfect tournament,â€ť her coach, Phil Johnson, said of Foxâ€™s dominating play at Mead.