Archive - Sports Article
March 2nd, 2012
Bob Jones heads
for Nome again
âYou suppose theyâre tired of me yet,â Bob Jones laughs.
Is the 72-year-old Jones talking about his upcoming 13th snow machine trip over the Iditarod Trail to Nome sweet Nome or those journal logs he writes for this newspaper?
No chance, Bob. Not you.
Steel yourselves, folks. The Kettle Falls man is almost back on the Iditarod Trail again. Jones left on Feb. 29 for Anchorage and the start of the Last Great Race on March 3 from the outskirts of Anchorage.
Second half rally comes
Colville High saw its opportunity to make the State Hardwood Classic âFinal 8â field this week in Yakima blown apart by an ugly start in last Friday nightâs âSweet 16â regional match-up against third-ranked Naches Valley at Yakimaâs East Valley High School.
INCHELIUMâThe third annual Katie Mae LeaderCharge five on five coed basketball tournament will be held at Inchelium High School March 17-18.
The tournament is designed for players of all ages. One female must be on the court at all times (eight-person roster).
Overall MVP awards will be given out (men and women). There will also be a three-point shooting contest.
Entry fee is $300 (pay now or pay before your team gets to play). Checks payable to Shelley or Leonard LeaderCharge.
All proceeds will go to the Katie Mae LeaderCharge memorial scholarship.
overwhelmed by CHS
Columbia High (25-1) got a combined 70 points from Elizabeth Larrew, Lindsay Loe and Krista Colvin in a 77-11 crushing of overmatched Wilson Creek (9-11) in a State 1B girlâs regional game last Saturday afternoon at Shadle Park High School in Spokane.
The win earns CHS, whose only loss this season to date was to Class 2B state favorite and two-time defending state champion Reardan, a date at the Class 1B Hardwood Classic in the Spokane Arena March 1-3.
CHS will open the 1B tournament Thursday at 7:15 p.m. against little known Northwest Yeshiva.
Indians lose to
Colville High (16-8) dropped a pair of Bi-District girlâs Class 1A games last weekend in Chelan and saw a very successful season come to an end.
The Indians opened the Bi-District Tournament last Friday night at Chelan High School against two-time defending State 1A champion Freeman. The Scotties, winners of the Northeast A League regular season championship, had advanced to Chelan with a loser-out, 57-54 win over second-ranked Cashmere (20-2) back on Feb. 15 at Moses Lake High School.
Chandler Knight leads
Colville High went into last Friday and Saturdayâs Mat Classic XXIV on a roll. The Indians, on successive weeks, had annexed the Northeast A and District titles and captured their first regional crown.
Expectations were high in the Colville camp that the Indians could finish in the top three or four among 1A elite in the Tacoma Dome.
Colville boys eliminate Freeman at Chelan
In a game more reminiscent of a backyard brawl or a rough around the edges Australian Rules Football scrum on roller derby skates, Colville Highâs boys led wire to wire to register a 54-47 Bi-District winner-to-regionals/loser-out win Saturday afternoon over Freeman at Chelan Community Gymnasium.
The win for Colville (15-11) was the first this season in four tries over Northeast A League and District 7 1A champion Freeman (15-9).
The Jenkins High wrestling team will be moving five wrestÂlers on to Mat Classic XXIV this week in Tacoma after a sucÂcessful regional tournament at Colville High School last SatÂurday.
As a team, Chewelah finÂished sixth in the 12 team tourÂnament and after their ifth place showing in the six-team Northeast A League District tournament, coach Patrick Mitchell was very pleased.
âIt was the best tournament we wrestled as a team all year,â Mitchell said.
Kettle Falls High standout Tyler Vining will represent the Bulldogs at Friday and Saturdayâs Mat Classic XXIV in the Tacoma Dome.
The KFHS junior will open his tournament on Friday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. in a first round match-up with Michael Siperly of Adna. A win would draw a quarterfinal match-up Friday evening at about 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the Darrin Springs (Darrington) vs. Austin Reisdorph (Pomeroy) opener.
Vining led the KFHS contingent at the 1B/2B regional at Kittitas High School last weekend with a fourth place finish.
Valley Christian sends NHS to loser-bracket
Northport High (18-4) will face Cusick (10-12) in a District 7 1B boyâs loser-out game Wednesday at Deer Park High School. Game time is 5 p.m.
The Mustangs, who dropped a 59-37 decision to third-ranked Valley Christian (19-2) last Saturday night at Deer Park High School, will play Cusick for the fourth time this season.
Northport is 3-0 against the Panthers to date, but if the first three encounters with their Panorama League rivals havenât necessarily been buzzer-beaters, theyâve been close.