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June 5th, 2014
Colville High is certainly no stranger to the State 1A or 2A softball tournament scene. The Indians have made the state tournament field in 1A or 2A for the past 13 straight seasons. Thatâ€™s quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But thatâ€™s what happened last Friday when CHS opened with an impressive 7-2 win over Anacortes before losing to W.F. West (Chehalis) and right-hander Mattie Boucher in the quarterfinals late Friday afternoon, 5-1.
The Jenkins High baseball team has been scuffling to start the season with a 3-7 record. But head coach Luke Jeanneret hopes solid play during a Spring Break trip to Warden will help give his young team confidence entering the second half of the Northeast A League schedule that gets started this week.
â€śWe played a really good team tough for two games and took one from them,â€ť Jeanneret said of the trip to Warden. â€śI hope weâ€™ve turned a corner; the kids are right there on the edge. I keep encouraging them and hope they realize how good they are.â€ť
After a week off for Spring Break, the Colville High girlâ€™s tennis team faces a light week on the courts before embarking on a heavy schedule next week.
The Indians of coach Phil Johnson, who edged Chewelah 4-3 back on April 2, were at Central Valley High School for a non-league match-up with the Greater Spokane League school on Monday.
The Indians will be idle until Great Northern League play resumes on Tuesday, April 22 at Deer Park. That match is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.
Colville High continues unbeaten this spring.
The Indians of coach Jim Ebel, coming off a rainout weekend where they were scheduled to play at Clarkston, had three days off before a pivotal game last week at East Valley.
â€śWith that rainout at Clarkston, we had three days off,â€ť Ebel said.
Then last Monday, one day before heading to East Valley for a key Great Northern League softball game, the Indians turned in a clunker of a practice.
â€śWe were horrible,â€ť Ebel said. â€śIt was our worst practice of the year.â€ť
Gonzaga Prep easily captured the Colville Invitational Golf Tournament last Thursday at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The Bullpups, playing in an eight-team menâ€™s field, totaled 311 (four scoring players). G-Prep was led by Michael Brutocaoâ€™s two-over 74 and by Ryan Andersonâ€™s three-over-par 75. Andrew Durnford added a 78.
Host Colville High, led by the 76 from junior Sam Artzis, finished tied for fifth place at 366 with East Valley.
Other Colville scores: Duncan Maben, 86; Matt Hubbard, 94; Zach Jensen, 110.
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Kettle Falls High (1-1, 2-1) opened the 2014 high school baseball season last week at home. The home cooking agreed with the Bulldogs, who won two of three games to get the season underway.
KFHS opened with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over visiting Omak of the Caribou-Trail League last Friday. Junior Devin Thompson got the win in relief.
Cabbage, Wittmeyer lead
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Defending Great Northern League and District 7 2A softball champion Colville High got the 2014 softball season off to a fast start last week with three wins.
Playing in weather conditions more reminiscent of a winter that doesnâ€™t seem to want to exit stage left until next November, the Indians came from behind to post a dramatic 5-4 win over Northwest Christian in the season opener for both teams last Thursday at frigid Vaagen Park.
The Colville High track and field team will kick-off its season on Saturday, March 15 with the annual Black & White Jamboree. The meet starts at noon on the CHS track.
Also expected to compete on Saturday in the shakedown cruise will be Kettle Falls High.
CHS co-head coaches Jodi Lehman and Randy Stebbins are in serious need of officials/volunteers to help run the meet.
Saturday was a
very good day
It was mostly a great day for eastern Washington high school basketball teams last Saturday. The region captured five gold balls, synonymous with state basketball championships.
For the first time in the history of the Bâ€™s, Colton won boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s championships on Saturday. The Colton girls, defining the word â€śdynasty,â€ť captured an unprecedented sixth straight state championship.
The Pullman High boys, ranked no. 1 or no. 2 for most of the season, annexed a second straight state championship for the Greyhoundsâ€™ six seniors.
Tryouts in March
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cool temperatures characteristic of this time of the year, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
Colville and Kettle Falls players are reminded that the registration deadline is March 20. Registration fee is $25 ($35 after March 20).