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October 10th, 2012
A Columbia-Inchelium football team that struggled with consistency and continuity early-on this football season seems to be rounding into form as the stretch run toward the 1B (eight-man) football playoffs looms.
The Timberwolves (4-2, 2-1) blasted overmatched Waterville (1-5, 1-2) last Friday afternoon at Inchelium, 62-12, in a battle of Northeast 1B North and NE 1B South teams.
C-I rolled to a 24-6 first quarter lead and increased that working margin to 44-12 at halftime.
The Chewelah Cougars (5-1, 3-0) went into their game at Medical Lake (5-1, 3-1) last Friday knowing the winner would be in no worse than a tie for first place in the Northeast A League after that nightâ€™s game. The Cougars built big first half lead and managed to hold on for a 33-28 win.
Jenkins High and Freeman are tied atop the NEA standings this week. ML is one game back.
â€śIt was a big win for us,â€ť said head coach Jim Fisk, â€śI thought, as a team, we played well, Medical Lake is a good team--the best weâ€™ve played in our league this year.â€ť
Modern firearmsâ€™ deer season opens
October is a big month for hunters. Many of the most popular hunting seasons get (or go) underway this month.
Hunters heading out in search of deer, ducks, geese and other game birds are cautioned that most of the state hasnâ€™t experienced appreciable rainfall in several weeksâ€”and months.
Colville High continued its impressive and unbeaten run through the September high school volleyball season last week.
But the Indians (8-0), who havenâ€™t lost a game yet, much less a match this season, lost standout middle hitter Aubrey Buckner last weekend at Clarkston to a possible season-ending knee injury.
Fellow middle hitter Chantel Nussbaum went down earlier in the week with an ankle injury.
Indians busy this week
The Can-Am Cross Country InÂvitational meet, held annually at the Kettle Falls Recreational Area for over 25 years, featured one of its largest-ever turnouts last SatÂurday under sunny, warm late September skies.
The field included 17 high school teams and six junior high teams (325 runners).
The highlights for Colville starÂted with Colville Junior High School sixth-grade phenom Kassie Brooks winning the girlâ€™s race by half a second, followed by running newcomer T.J. Braun finishing a close second for the Colville Junior High boys.
past Kettle Falls
The keys for the Chewelah Cougars (4-1, 2-0) coming into last Friday afternoonâ€™s game against Kettle Falls (0-5, 0-3) were to take control early, keep mistakes to a minimum and get through the game healthy.
The Cougars accomplished all three goals, dominating the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball on their way to a 36-6 victory.
â€śWe played up,â€ť said head coach Jim Fisk. â€śYou have to play at a high level all the time in our league.
â€śOverall, we did a good job; we didnâ€™t make any glaring errors.â€ť
Cougars have solid numbers
Chewelah High cross-country is getting underway with a new crop of runners and with a new coach to lead them. Kevin Kernan is the new cross-country coach, but he is a familiar face to the athletes. Kernan is a long-time industrial arts instructor and coach for JHS.
Despite the varsity volleyball spot opening up with the retirement of Wendy Stenbeck, Kernan chose to go to the cross- country program.
Kettle Falls will
host Lakeside Friday
Kettle Falls fell to 0-3 last Friday night with a 28-9 loss at Riverside. The game marked the Bulldogsâ€™ first foray into the Northeast A League since moving into the Northeast 2B League three seasons ago.
Coleton Collins ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Rams (1-2, 1-0), who led 22-6 at halftime against a Kettle Falls offense that had trouble mounting much offense.
KFHS will host Lakeside (0-2, 0-1) on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.
GNL opener at
West Valley Friday
Colville High (2-1) turned a 12-0 halftime deficit into a 24-20 non-league football win over Timberlake last Friday night in front of the home fans.
The game marked the second in three outings that the Indians have overcome 12-0 halftime deficits with solid second halves. The Indians fell behind by two touchdowns to Freeman two weeks ago in the WIAA Grid Classic at Eastern Washington University before scoring 20 third quarter points and edging the Scotties for the second time in two seasons.
Indians face WV, Reardan & Colfax
Colville High had no problem dispatching a relatively weak Cheney High volleyball team in the Indiansâ€™ first Great Northern League match-up since returning to the 2A league.
Colville eased past the Blackhawks, 25-8, 25-11, 25-19 behind Joellee Bucknerâ€™s 11 kills and seven ace serves. Setter Leanna Carr added 28 assists and Carr and Sadie Learn both had five digs.
It was the only action of the week for the Indians, who visited Deer Park on Tuesday and will return home Thursday against West Valley (7 p.m.).