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August 15th, 2012
Jenkinsâ€™ High Schoolâ€™s (Chewelah) Snyder Field will be the beneficiary of this old Eastern Washington University (Roos Field) scoreboard. The 23-year-old scoreboard was disassembled last week and will make way for a new scoreboard and video display that will be in place for Easternâ€™s Sept. 29 home opener against Big Sky rival Montana. The EWU project is being financed by the EWU Foundation. Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press) photos.
Former CHS standouts join Fighting Saints program
Kettle Falls High School graduate and former KFHS football and basketball standout Brian Strobel is one of six Carroll College football players to be named to the USA Football News NAIA Pre-season All-American Team.
Strobel has been a standout in the defensive secondary for the Saints since arriving at the Helena, MT school three years ago. Strobel earned All-Frontier Conference first team honors last season in the secondary. The 5-11, 212-pounder had 90 total tackles last season, caused as fumble and had three interceptions.
H&R Block and the city of Colville Recreation Department teamed last Saturday morning in the latest in a season-long series of runs in Colville.
According to Colville Recreation Coordinator, Jake Wilson, the final Fun Run in the series had the best turnout. Over 50 runners showed up last Saturday morning for the run.
â€śThe weather last Saturday morning was perfect for runningâ€¦that left smiles on everyoneâ€™s faces,â€ť Wilson said.
Finishing first was Duncan Forsman of Republic in 19:04.
Pre-season practice sessions for the Colville High football team will get underway on Wednesday, August 15, according to head coach Randy Cornwell.
The Indians will run two-a-day practice sessions every other day, Cornwell said. Wednesdayâ€™s opener will be a two-a-day session.
On the two-a-day practice schedule, sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On the one practice a day format, practice will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The first three practice sessions are mandatory â€śhelmets only.â€ť
The Colville High School Equestrian Club is organizing for the 2012-2013 WAHSET season. The main goal of the club is to recognize the equestrian athlete and give them an opportunity to receive recognition in an equitable, positive and educational format.
The CHS Equestrian Club is a non-profit organization that encourages team play, peer acceptance and good horsemanship for studentsâ€™ grades 9-12.
As a young three-year head coach, no one in school history was more successful than Mandy Sumner. But despite guiding the Colville High softball team to a fourth place state finish and two runner-up finishes in that span, the CHS graduate announced her resignation earlier this month.
Sumner, who also headed up the junior high school softball program, is one of the top catchers in CHS history and played for one of the schoolâ€™s most successful coaches of all-time, Clyde Brown.
Tournament and memorial fund benefits area youth
One of the most popular one-day tournaments in Northeast Washington will tee it up on Saturday, July 21 when the Opie-Coxie Open Scramble golf tournament is held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The format is four or five person teams. Entry fee is $45 per player (if paid by July 18). The entry is $50 if paid on or after July 19. The entry includes green fees and dinner.
Non-participants can buy dinner for $10.
The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Check-in at 9 a.m.
The 22nd running of the Tiger Triathlon will be held Saturday morning. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a swim around Gillette Lake on the Little Pend Oreille Lakesâ€™ chain. Swimmers will bike down Highway 20 to Colville High School, where they will transition to the third and final incrementâ€”a run around Rotary Trail. Following the finish of the race, awards will be handed out at CHS. Packet pick-up and the traditional pre-race meal will be held at CHS on Friday evening (6 to 8 p.m.). The meal is annually sponsored by Super 1 Foods.
Four teams will
advance to State
The Panorama Twins Legion Baseball club (14-2) will open post-season play in the AA American Legion Baseball playoffs on Wednesday at A.K. Jackson Field (Shadle Park High School) in Spokane against Mead.
The loser-out game starts at 4 p.m.
The Twins, comprised of current Colville High School baseball players, are the Federal division champions of the Spokane-based AA Legion circuit. Mead, on a nine-game winning streak, comes in as fourth seed from the National division.
Cox buys mustang
Gerry Cox, owner of the Mountain House Stables Arena in Arden, recently competed against 45 other horsemen from the western states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Montana and NeÂvada in the Extreme Mustang Makeover horse trainerâ€™s chalÂlenge.
Each contestant picked up a randomly selected wild horse from the Bureau of Land ManÂagement wild horse corrals in Burns, Oregon on March 30. Each horseman had 90 days to gentle and train their horse, then return on June 30 to show how much they had acÂcomplished with their selected mount.