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January 28th, 2014
I will be the first to admit that I am not a big NFL fan. Mostly, thatâ€™s because I work the Statesman Sunday Sabbath and donâ€™t see many games.
But I have always been a Seattle Seahawksâ€™ fan and Iâ€™ve been a fan of a couple of the teamâ€™s key playersâ€”quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman.
Yes, Pete and the boys have put together a juggernaut full of interesting characters.
While the schedule indicated that Colville High would be in the Dream Duals field at East Valley High School last Saturday, in reality, the Indians were competing in a much bigger and more prestigious tournament in Vancouver (Heritage High School).
The Jenkins High girls picked up their second Northeast A League basketball win last week with a 55-37 decision over Riverside.
During a busy week, Chewelah also lost 46-36 to Kettle Falls and 59-36 to Lakeside.
The Cougars played well in stretches, but couldnâ€™t consistently play four complete quarters. One difficult quarter decided a pair of games last week.
Chewelah opened their week with a difficult loss to Kettle Falls (9-7, 4-5).
Hunters Rifle & Pistol Club scores for Match No. 5:
Match No. 5 (Rifle): Shawn Merrill, 392; Jim Dubell, 386; Dean Tharaldson, 386. Total: 1,164.
Match No. 5 (Pistol), team No. 1: William Campbell, 292; Shawn Merrill, 283; Vicki Stickney, 274; Scott Stickney, 273. Total: 1,122.
Team No. 2: Dean Tharaldson, 272; Larry Felton, 252; George Lippert, 250; Gale Hergesheimer, 245. Total: 1,019.
Also shooting was Becky Dubell, 230.
The Spokane Golf & Travel Show, in its 16th year, will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.
The show is the largest consumer golf and travel show in the Spokane and Coeur dâ€™ Alene region and features more than 100 exhibitors representing golf retailers, golf manufacturers, golf travel, PGA quick tip instruction, seminars by local PGA professionals, a Demo area, a putting contest, long drive contests and travel and golf give-a-ways and junior golf.
Deer Park next
It was another good week for Colville High wrestling.
The Indians turned in a rare shutout in last Wednesdayâ€™s Great Northern League wrestling dual with visiting Pullman. CHS recorded seven pins and picked up five forfeits in an 83-0 shellacking of the hapless â€˜Hounds.
The quickest pin of the night: Austin Donoghâ€™s donâ€™t blink 13 second pin at 126 pounds.
Riverside, L-side on tap this week
Kettle Falls (5-6, 0-4) dropped a pair of Northeast A League boyâ€™s basketball games last week at home. Back on Jan. 7 at Kettle Falls Middle School, Newport built an early 22-11 lead and made it stand up for a 70-62 win.
On Friday, the Bulldogs simply had no answers for Freeman (5-5, 3-1) on either side of the ball in a lopsided 77-39 loss.
In the loss to Newport (6-6, 2-3), defense tended to take a holiday, as the Grizzlies put up 22 first quarter points.
Riverside, L-side up next for KF
It was a rough week for Kettle Falls High (6-5, 1-3) in Northeast A League girlâ€™s basketball.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 17-5 after the first quarter back on Jan. 7 against Newport. It didnâ€™t get much better the rest of the way and KFHS dropped a 60-39 decision to the visiting Grizzlies.
Newport, like they have done all winter long, relied on two principal scoring threatsâ€”Holly Malsbury (29 points) and Jolie Frederick (16).
The hard-working Malsbury was 12 of 14 from the free throw line. As a team, Newport was 22 of 28 at the charity stripe.
December 26th, 2013
Priest River, T-lake this weekend
Defense was the name of the game in Colvilleâ€™s two non-league girlâ€™s basketball road wins last week.
In a 46-25 shellacking of host Medical Lake back on Dec. 18, the Indiansâ€™ defensive pressure exacted a toll.
It was much the same last Saturday at Chewelah, where CHS rolled to a 32-10 halftime lead en route to a 50-21 win over the Cougars.
The Jenkins High boyâ€™s basketball team fell to 2-5 on the season after going 1-2 in three games last week.
The Cougars began their week well with a 68-47 win over Kettle Falls at home, but Chewelah was overpowered in their next two games--a 68-46 loss at Riverside and an 81-50 home loss last Saturday night in the 395 Showdown to Colville.
Chewelah head coach Jason Norman knew there were going to be some growing pains with his mostly inexperienced varsity roster. But Norman certainly seeâ€™s signs of improvement.