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July 6th, 2012
A record 47
Colville High School senior to be Jammie Madonnaâ€™s Summer Skills Camp attracted 47 campers last week. Girls ages 6-13 from Colville, Kettle Falls, Chewelah, Inchelium and even Tacoma participated in the comprehensive softball skills camp last week.
Madonna, one of the top catchers returning to the high school ranks in Washington next season, put on the camp as her required CHS Senior Project.
Madonna said she was very pleased with the turnout and with all the help she got running the camp.
Kashmir Howes of Colville captured High Overall Ladies honors at the Washington Scholastic Clay Target Championships at the Seattle Skeet & Trap Club June 22-24.
The championships saw youth from across the state representing over 20 schools from elementary through college and organizations like FFA and 4-H competing for the right to be named Washingtonâ€™s best.
Competitors competed in all three American Clay Target disciplines of Skeet, Sporting Clays and Trap.
66 two-man teams fish 19th annual event
COMPILED BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Local fishermen more than held their own in the 19th annual Governorâ€™s Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt June 23-24. This year, 66 two-person teams headed out early each morning in search of walleye.
Four of the top five teams this year were from Kettle Falls.
â€śThat has never happened before,â€ť pointed out Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club President, Jim Meskan.
This year, over 700 fish were caught by those 66 two-person teams.
Four games on Friday
Colville picked up an important Junior American Legion Baseball (AA) sweep over visiting Northwest Christian last Friday at Hofstetter Park before the thunderstorms and monsoons hit.
Colville (6-0) had to come from behind to win both games.
In the opener, starter Austin Hegney pitched the first five innings and was sharp. Hegney surrendered three unearned runs in the NWC first inning, but he and Colville were solid after that in a 9-3 win.
Hegney went five innings and struck out seven to pick up the win. He issued one walk and scattered two hits.
The Colville Tribe 18U softball team finished second at last weekendâ€™s annual Coeur dâ€™ Alene Crush Tournament.
The Tribe, comprised of current Colville High varsity and non-varsity players, opened the tournament on a wet Saturday with a 9-1 win over the Yakima Steelers (six innings).
On Sunday, the Tribe smashed Trail/Castlegar, B.C. 23-0 (three innings) before edging the Montana Avalanche 6-5 and getting past the Spokane Stealth 9-5 in one semifinal game.
In the championship, Colville fell to the Billings/Butte Dirt, 8-6.
Jack George wins
Low Net of Field
A field of 41 golfers, most of them from the Chewelah Golf & Country Club, braved constant rain during Saturdayâ€™s first round of the 2012 Chewelah Amateur Golf Tournament.
The weather was markedly better during Sundayâ€™s final 18 holes.
Topping the field and taking home Low Gross of the Field honors was Jason Anderson of Spokane. Anderson toured the tight, tree-lined course in 147.
Chewelahâ€™s Jack George captured Low Net of the Field honors.
Will head up clown, barrelman duties
Scott â€śBlazeâ€ť Logsdon, on his first rodeo tour, will be the Rodeo Clown/Barrelman for the 71st running of the Panorama Rodeo Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 in the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds arena.
The Panorama Rodeo will be a two-day show this year. Pro-West performances will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Slack and run after the Friday night performance.
Meeting for parents is next Monday
Colville High School cross country runner Jill Fenno is hosting a free Girlâ€™s Run For Fun summer running camp this month for all young ladies going into the fifth and sixth grade.
The running camp serves as Fennoâ€™s Senior Project for the incoming seniorâ€™s 2013 graduation.
The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m. from June 18-21. The camp will conclude with a Fun Run for all participants at 10 a.m. on June 22.
â€śThe camp will consist of lessons that incorporate games and running that help the girls to become their best self,â€ť Fenno said.
One of the top high school catchers in Washington figured that putting on a softball skills camp for youngsters would be a great way to give backâ€”and to satisfy her Colville High School Senior Project for 2012-2013.
Madonna, who helped lead the Indians to the cusp of a State 1A championship last month in Richland, is an All-State selection and the Northeast A Leagueâ€™s Defensive Player of the Year. She is also the 2012 Benchwarmerâ€™s Softball MVP.
Race entries due by mid-June
Itâ€™s doubtful that John Olson, the originator and mastermind behind the Tiger Triathlon that will make its 22nd run next month, envisioned what the race would become in the next millennium.
Okay, on second thought, maybe Olson did envision a local sporting event that would become something of an enduring icon to the athletes that enjoy competition in increments of threeâ€”a bracing swim in a mountain lake, a bike ride mostly downhill to Colville, topped off by a morning run around a high school and golf course.