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March 30th, 2012

Indians pick up wins over Lakeside, Chewelah

March 30, 2012

Defending NEA, District
champion’s off to fast start

The Colville High girl’s tennis team got its 2012 season off to a fast start last week with wins over Chewelah and perennial Northeast A League power Lakeside.
In both matches, the Indians were unbeaten in singles and lost both doubles matches.
THIS WEEK
Weather permitting, Colville was scheduled to host Freeman on the CHS courts Tuesday in a NEA match-up and travel to West Valley on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) for a non-league battle with the Eagles.

March 28th

Wiebe outduels Vining in opener

March 28, 2012

Chewelah gets tougher than expected win

The Chewelah Cougars’ base­ball team played the first game of their season last week, win­ning in eight innings at Kettle Falls, 4-2.
Caleb Wiebe pitched six strong innings for Chewelah, striking out 10 and only giving up one run, while Calvin Connal got the victory in relief, striking out four and giv­ing up one run in his two in­nings of work.
Wiebe outdueled Kettle Falls right-hander, Tyler Vining.
Head coach Luke Jeanneret was pleased with the difficult opening win.

March 27th

Colville girls’ golf will be strong again

March 27, 2012

Megan Ray leads NEA favorite

One thing has been consistent during Laurie Hite’s tenure as Colville High School girl’s golf coach. Whether it has been the Great Northern League or the Northeast A, the Indians have been at the top of the heap when it comes to league championships and district titles.
The defending NEA and District 7 champions will be favored again when the prep golf season is scheduled to get underway for the Indians this week.

Rogers sharp as Indians win three of four to open season

March 27, 2012

Weather permitting, Indians
slated to open NEA

Short-handed for their first week of action in a wet, cool spring, Colville High nonetheless was able to win three of four non-league games last week to get the 2012 softball season underway.
In their opener last Wednesday at Vaagen Park against visiting West Valley, the Indians fell behind 5-0 before battling back to post a 6-5 win.
One day later on a long bus ride for one five-inning game, the Indians blasted Omak of the Caribou-Trail League, 15-2.

March 22nd

Landon Johnston will lead Bulldog baseball

March 22, 2012

KF should be competitive

Former Inchelium High baseball coach Landon Johnston has taken over the reigns as the new baseball coach at Kettle Falls High School.
Johnston, counselor at Inchelium School, replaces longtime coach Jeff Graves.
Johnston, a former newspaper sports editor, is happy to be coaching at Kettle Falls, despite the lengthy daily commute from his home in Inchelium. It’s a commute that has already included a highway run-in with those dreaded blacktop magnates of mayhem—the whitetail deer.

March 21st

Dominion Meadows golf course is open

March 21, 2012

Dominion Meadows Golf Course is open for the 2012 season, according to DM Pro, Andy Hite.
The course is open on 16 of 18 greens. The two greens that have temporaries at this juncture are numbers seven and eight.
“They are just both really wet at this point,” Hite said on Monday. “The greens are looking really good for this early.”
Hite said that local high school golf teams from Kettle Falls and Colville High were out playing on Monday afternoon and “really happy to be out there.”
Until the course is open on all 18 holes, the price of golf at DM is $1 a hole, Hite said.

Lady Bulldogs have the tools to defend

March 21, 2012

Defending NE 2B champs hope to get on field this week

Don’t talk to Kettle Falls High softball coach Amy Owens and her team about the effects of Global Warming. As far as Owens and the Lady Bulldogs are concerned, it has been pretty much the return of the ice age.
Welcome to Northeast Washington, spring sports and all those “liquid” schedules.
As of this writing, KFHS still hadn’t been able to get on their field because of the snow, ice and water. No, don’t talk about infield dirt. Owens and her girls are still looking at mud.

Nome Sweet Nome at last

March 21, 2012

After 1,100 mile journey, duo makes banquet

Nobody said it would be easy. And to answer that one rhetorically, it never is.
But 72-year-old Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and his son-in-law, Josh Rindal, made it to Nome, Alaska and the end of the fabled Iditarod Sled Dog Race last weekend.

March 15th

Northport will be tough again

March 15, 2012

Jeremiah Johnson leads a solid mound corps

It might be difficult for Northport High to replicate last season’s 18-3 record, but since the Mustangs of coach Don Baribault have become accustomed to success on the baseball field over the years, don’t discount anything.
NHS should be strong again, once they can get out of the gym and onto their field—or any field for that matter.

Colville should make another deep softball run

March 15, 2012

Indians should battle Lakeside for NEA flag

Colville High’s high-flying softball program is certainly capable of replicating—and even improving upon—last spring’s fourth place finish at the State 1A Tournament in Spokane.
A break here or there (remember the Connell game?) and the Indians (24-7) could have been playing for a state championship late last May. Colville finished 3-2 at State and was involved in three one-run games.
But that was last year.

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