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April 23rd, 2013
key for Indians
Despite playing short-handed for much of the spring, and being without some key players in two key GNL match-ups last week, Colville High (7-4, 9-6) has turned in an impressive season to date in the 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians, who face a key Tuesday date at Pullman (6-4, 8-6) before the District 7 2A playoffs start next week, are currently a point out of third place in the GNL standings. Cheney has annexed the regular season GNL title with a perfect 10-0 record (11-2 overall). East Valley (8-3, 9-3) is in second place.
week on tap
Losses have been very infrequent for the Colville High girlâs tennis team in recent seasons. But in a busy, and otherwise eminently successful week, the Indians dropped their first Great Northern League match of the season on April 18 in a three-way duel played at East Valley High School.
At EV, the Indians fell 4-3 to GNL power Clarkston and edged host East Valley, 4-3.
Colville High won its 13th straight game on a cold afternoon for softball at Vaagen Park back on April 16. The Indians broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 9-3 Great Northern League softball win over third place Deer Park.
CHS (13-1, 12-0) was scheduled to make the long trip to Clarkston on Friday for a single game against the Bantams, but that contest was rescheduled for Monday.
Time to regroup
after Spring Break
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Chewelah Cougars baseball team, starting with a 10-0 blanking of Newport and followed by a doubleheader sweep of Riverside.
The Spring Break finished on a down note when the Cougs were swept on the road in two games by Medical Lake.
The Cougars look to re-establish their momentum and focus this week on moving up in the Northeast A League baseball standings.
Bulldogs at L-side, Undeberg this week
After invitational meets at Colville (Ezra Gordon Invitational) and the Deer Park Invite prior to the Spring Break, Kettle Falls High will get into the meat of its spring meet schedule starting this week.
The Bulldogs will travel to Nine Mile Falls and Lakeside High School on Wednesday for a Northeast A League meet with the Eagles and Chewelah. That meet gets underway at 3:30 p.m.
No âSpring Breakâ for
In a wacky, strange piece of scheduling and rescheduling that saw the streaking Colville High softball team (10-1) play seven games in an eight-day stretch during the so-called Spring Break, the Indians and rubber-armed pitcher McKenna Cabbage thrived.
Spring Break? Not for CHS.
The Indians, 9-0 in Great Northern League play and two games clear of second place West Valley and Deer Park, got shutout performances from Cabbage in five of those seven games.
It has been a tough stretch for the Colville High baseball team. The Indians (2-7) have lost six straight in the tough Great Northern League and head into the post-Spring Break portion of their schedule looking for a little Mojo and some good fortune.
âThe most important thing right now is that our team believes that weâre going to start winning soon,â CHS head coach Boo Morrison said of his teamâs rough stretch. âBaseball is a crazy game. Weâre not getting any balls to bounce our way right now and weâre not catching any breaks.
Indians may be the league surprise
Colville High (6-4) has been more than competitive to date in the rigorous Great Northern League 2A soccer race.
Yes, hindsight is always a 20/20 proposition, but just think where the Indians would be if they were situated where student enrollment numbers indicate that they should beâin the Northeast A League.
Like we said, hindsight and better accounting practices are always 20/20. Maybe the math will be more accurate on the next WIAA student count.
But we digress.
Colville idle until after the break
Colville High had no trouble last week beating Rogers High School 6-1 in Spokane.
The Indians swept the singles matches and won two of the three doubles matches.
In singles, Colville No. 1 Tessa Moore won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. CHS No. 2, freshman Darby Fox, also won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Sophomore No. 3 Taylor Little beat Sabrina Brown, 6-2, 6-1 and CHS No. 4 Cassidy Lindback beat Bidhya Bhandari, 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles, the Colville duo of Yelena Kalina/Alyssa Kinebaum downed Rogersâ Margaryta Iatchenko/Allie Hart, 6-1, 6-2.
Colville High (4-2) pulled off something the boyâs soccer program hasnât been able to accomplish in recent memoryâor ever. Beat Pullman on the pitch.
The Indians forged a 3-0 first half lead in the home match against the Greyhounds on goals by Filipp Susin (first minute), on an assist from Carl Johnston; Chris Benson at the 34-minute mark and Susin again three-minutes later (on an assist from Kris Griessmann).