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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.
The Northport High girlâ€™s basketball team experienced a rough week in a season that was expected to have its share of up and down moments.
The Mustangs opened their week with a 56-24 loss to Inchelium before traveling to the Wellpinit Christmas Tournament and losing to host Wellpinit on Friday, 67-1. On Saturday, NHS lost a rematch with Inchelium, 83-20.
NHS head coach Erik Stark says that Northport is working hard and despite the lopsided losses, the girls are not giving up on the young season.
Neah Bay runs
The Cusick Panthersâ€™ (8-3, 5-2) season came to an end on a frigid Friday night at Silverdale against the Neah Bay Red Devils (10-0, 5-0), 80-28.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but a bad couple of minutes early in the second quarter started a Neah Bay rally that didnâ€™t stop until the Red Devils had run into the B-8 semifinals.
Cusick head coach Sonny Finley knew his Panthers had run up against a buzz saw and an eight-man powerhouse.
With rain and 50 mile per hour wind punishing the open expanse of Spokane Valleyâ€™s Plantes Ferry Park last Saturday, Colville cross country standouts Megan Lee and Kevin Carpenter took the opportunity to punch their tickets to the Washingtonâ€™s State Championship. While it was expected that Carpenter, a senior, would make his fourth and final trip to Pascoâ€™s Sun Willows Golf Club, it was Lee who shocked the field, running a personal course record on her way to an eye-opening third place finish.
Indians eliminate Cheney
Colville High (6-3, 3-2) will play for a State 2A football playoff berth Friday night in the Palouse against Pullman (6-2, 4-1). Game time at PHS is 7 p.m.
The winner will qualify for the playoffs one week later as the second and last seed from the Great Northern League. The loser will see its season come to an end.
Colville stayed in the playoff hunt with an impressive 19-13 win at home over Cheney (6-3, 2-3) last Friday night. The loss eliminated the Blackhawks from post-season contention.
The Chewelah Cougars (1-7, 1-4) went into last Fridayâ€™s Northeast A League football game with Newport expecting a more competitive game. While the Cougars trailed 7-6 after three quarters, two fourth quarter touchdowns sent Chewelah to a 21-6 defeat.
The Cougars started a new backfield in this game. Chewelah was without injured quarterback Blake Owens and running back Scott Stumpf.
Quarterback McKenzie Miller and running backs Stephen Beamer and Tory McKern picked up the slack, but the Cougars couldnâ€™t find the end zone.
Colville High (8-5, 7-4) lost an epic five-game battle with co-league-leader Pullman (8-7, 8-3) in a key Great Northern League volleyball match-up back on Oct. 22 in Colville.
The Indians took control of the match, winning the first two games, 26-24 and 25-22. Colville fell behind 7-0 and 10-1 in the opening game before catching fire.
But Pullman won the final three sets and the match, 25-21, 25-16, 19-17.
Unbeaten Freeman got a game from Kettle Falls High in the first half, but the Scotties (8-0, 5-0), one of the top Class 1A teams in the state, used a pair of â€śPick 6â€ť interception returns in the third quarter to open up a big lead and cruise to a 46-7 win at Kettle Falls in Northeast A League football action last Friday night. In photo, Freemanâ€™s Max Laib turns the corner as KFHS defenders pursue. See story and more photos inside this edition of S-E Sports. Photo courtesy of Rick Roberts.