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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.
Final week of
The Jenkins High volleyball team dropped both matches last week.
On Tuesday, the Cougars (2-11, 0-10) lost to Medical Lake in four sets, 6-25, 10-25, 25-7 and 11-25. Kaitlin Krouse had a big day for the Cougars with seven kills and four digs. Megan Rowe had a game-high 18 assists and Jayden Rainer also had a game-high eight blocks.
Last Thursday, the Cougars traveled to Northeast A leading Freeman and fell in straight sets, 5-25, 7-25 and 17-25. Tenika Smith had 10 digs to lead the Cougars and Rowe once again led Chewelah with eight assists.
up next for CHS
Colville High (5-2, 2-1) piled up 308 yards of rushing in running past Clarkston 27-7 last Friday night in a Great Northern League football game at Colville.
The Indians havenâ€™t put up rushing numbers that gaudy since Colton Davis was the featured back in 2011. The game also marked the first time since 2009 that three CHS running backs either eclipsed or came close to the 100-yard mark in rushing in a game.