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May 10th, 2012
play host Friday
Northport High (19-1) will play host to the first round of the District 7 1B baseball tournament Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
In the opener at 1 p.m., Almira/Coulee-Hartline will oppose Panorama North no. 2 Curlew (8-8) in a loser-out match-up.
The Northeast 1B champion Mustangs will play the winner immediately following game one. At stake is a berth in the District 7 1B championship game next Monday at University High School (Spokane).
Indians faced Cascade in loser-out on Tuesday
After losing to eventual District 7 1A champion Chewelah at home last Tuesday, 6-1, Colville High (10-7) rebounded on Saturday to post a 7-4 win over Newport and advance to Tuesdayâ€™s Bi-District loser-out game at Moses Lake against Cascade (Leavenworth). The game was scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
A Colville win on Tuesday over the Kodiaks (14-6) would propel the Indians into the double elimination Bi-District Tournament proper at Wenatchee High School on Saturday.
Kettle Falls moves up in standings
Kettle Falls High, back to full strength for the first time since March, swept Reardan 10-4, 10-0 in a Northeast 2B fast-pitch softball doubleheader last Tuesday.
Krislin McInelly, back in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs, was solid if not impressive against a slumping Reardan team that recently lost their top pitcher to a broken hand.
The Northeast 2B season heads into its final week. The Lady Bulldogs trail Northwest Christian and Colfax in the standings.
loser out game
The Jenkins High School Cougars stumbled to the finish of the Northeast A League regular season, losing three of four to finish third in the baseball standings.
Chewelah played a loser out game in the first round of the NEA playoffs that started on Tuesday at the home of the higher seeded team.
Mustangs split DH with
After scraping past Northeast 1B North foe Selkirk earlier in the week, Northport High (15-1) faced its first real tests of the season last Saturday in a non-league doubleheader with Odessa-Harrington (14-4), leader of the Northeast 1B South.
A split would
be good enough
Colville High (12-0, 14-2) needs at least a split of Thursdayâ€™s crucial Northeast A League fast-pitch softball doubleheader at Nine Mile Falls (Lakeside) to annex a second straight league championship. The twin-bill marks the final league games for both schools before the post-season gets underway on Tuesday, May 8 with loser-out games between the NEA third, fourth, fifth and sixth place teams.
Kettle Falls has won eight of last 10 games
Kettle Falls High first-year baseball coach Landon Johnston hopes his young Bulldogs can stay hot this week as the Northeast 2B regular season concludes.
The Bulldogs (10-8, 9-5) have won eight of their last 10 games and havenâ€™t dropped a Northeast 2B contest since April 14 and a split with league-leading Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (12-1, 16-1). KFHS is the only team to have beaten LRS so far this season.
Kettle Falls hosted Davenport (6-3, 6-6) in a Senior Day twinbill on Tuesday.
Indians pick up wins over Chewelah, Freeman
Northeast A League league-leader Colville High picked up a pair of important girlâ€™s tennis wins last week over Freeman and Chewelah.
Colville downed Chewelah 3-2 back on April 17 and swept Freeman 5-0 last Friday.
Colville traveled to Riverside on Monday, while the junior varsity was home against Central Valley.
On Wednesday, the CHS junior varsity will be at Chewelah against the host Cougars and Lakeside.
On Friday and Saturday, the CHS varsity will be at the Inland Empire Tournament in Spokane.
tap this week
In a battle for first place in the Northeast A League fast-pitch softball race, Lakeside blinked first back on April 17 at Vaagen Park.
Defending NEA champion Colville scored early and often in posting a 10-3 win over Lakeside (7-1, 8-1).
The Indians (9-0, 11-2) dominated this one, collecting 13 hits and hitting a pair of home runs.
Colville made it a 3-0 week with a 4-1, 12-0 sweep of visiting Newport (1-6, 3-6) on Friday.
Vining continues his solid pitching
It has been a process and a project this spring for a mostly inexperienced Kettle Falls baseball team long on youth and generally short of pitching.
The Bulldogs (5-5, 6-7) picked up a Northeast 2B (Bi-County League) doubleheader win over Springdale last Tuesday and split a non-league doubleheader with host Priest River of the Idaho Panhandleâ€™s Intermountain League on Thursday.