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November 9th, 2012
Frustrating season for Kettle Falls
Kettle Falls (0-9) saw a disappointing high school football season come to an end last Friday afternoon when Omak of the Caribou-Trail League downed the host Bulldogs, 32-15.
As has been the case this fall with Kettleâs return to the Northeast A League, KFHS was solid on both sides of the ball at times, but not nearly solid enough or consistent enough.
âThere were moments against Omak when we did some great things and other moments when we couldnât do anything,â KFHS head coach Curtis Corvino said. âIt was kind of a microcosm of the season.â
Mustangs finish 4-6 in 2012
Northport High (4-6, 1-5) got behind the eight-ball early at Entiat last Friday in a season-ending Northeast 1B (eight-man) crossover game, but the Mustangs picked up the pace in the final three quarters, overcoming a two-touchdown deficit to register a season-ending 30-28 win.
Northport High head coach Don Fox was proud of his kids for persevering and overcoming a big early deficit.
host loser-out against CWAC
Colville High annexed another district volleyball title last Saturday by downing East Valley in the CHS gym, 25-10, 25-14, 25-11. The fourth-ranked Indians, the defending State 1A champions, are District 7âs top seed to the 2A regional tournament on Saturday against the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
Cougars will host Crossover
The Northeast A League champion Chewelah Cougars (8-1, 6-0) finished an undefeated league season with a 55-7 trouncing of the Riverside Rams (1-8, 1-5) last Friday night at Snyder Field.
The Cougars jumped out to a big early lead and head coach Jim Fisk said that was the blueprint going in to this game.
âWe went in and took care of business,â Fisk said. âIt was nice to put them away early, get out of there with no injuries and be able to get ready for next week.â
Mom & two sons officiate tourney
Volleyball officiating is a family affair for the Smith clan of Chewelah.
Denise Smith, a very familiar face around Chewelah and one of that communityâs most active and involved residents, has been officiating high school volleyball in northeast Washington for 27 years.
At last Saturdayâs District 7 2A Tournament at Colville, Smith was joined by two of her sonsâStryker and Blaze. The Smith trio worked the tournament and was on the floor for the championship match-up between Colville and East Valley.
But Indians face
Itâs Homecoming Week at Colville High School and that means fall sportsâ coaches are wondering how their athletes will react to all that pomp, circumstance and distraction.
CHS volleyball coach Missy Bennett, whose Indians are unbeaten in Great Northern League action and havenât lost a game, much less a match this fall to date, isnât going on the record to say she has no use for Homecoming. But coaches will worry about focus and not whoâs on the Homecoming royalty or who has/hasnât got a date to the Homecoming dance.
Cougars move closer to title
BY CHRIS RADER
S-E Sports Reporter
First place in the Northeast A League football race was on the line when the Freeman Scotties (5-2, 3-1) traveled to Snyder Field to take on the Chewelah Cougars (6-1, 4-0) last Friday night. The Cougarsâ opportunistic defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble to put a stranglehold on the high scoring Freeman offense, blanking the Scotties 21-0.
The Cougars were prepared for a hard-hitting game from beginning to end.
Back to Plantes Ferry Park and GNL District
Colville High will compete in the District 7 2A Great Northern League District cross-country meet on Friday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley.
The mostly rebuilding CHS boys (2-4 in GNL match-ups), and the girls (0-6), will get going at noon on the flat Plantes Ferry course.
For the GNL girls, the top two teams and top 10 individuals will advance to the State 2A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov. 3.
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 nightâs 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.
âIt was a big win for us,â said head coach Jim Fisk, âI thought, as a team, we played well, Medical Lake is a good team--the best weâve played in our league this year.â