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February 3rd, 2015
Wrestling District at Deer Park
Arguably (or not) the toughest Class 1A-wrestling league in the state will host its district tournament this week.
Colville High, who lost to Deer Park and Northeast A League dual champion and top-ranked Freeman, hopes to parlay a healthier line-up into District 7 1A Tournament success Friday and Saturday at Deer Park High School.
The Indians, coming off easy dual meet wins over Chewelah and Lakeside last week, would like to advance at least 15 wrestlers to the regional meet Feb. 13-14 at Cascade High School (Leavenworth).
Kettle Falls High 8-12, 4-11) faced a District 7 2B play-in game Monday night at neutral Columbia High (Hunters) against Wilbur-Creston. The results were too late for S-E deadline.
The Lady Bulldogs and Wildcats were vying for the fourth and final Northeast 2B North berth to District. For the loser, the season is over.
NE 1B District
is up next
The Selkirk High girlâ€™s basketball team heads into the final week of Northeast-1B play still in the hunt for a playoff spot.
The Rangers won a non-league game against Clark Fork before splitting a pair of league games--a loss to Republic and a win over Inchelium.
The Rangers controlled the game against a short-handed Clark Fork team from start to finish, holding the Wampus Cats to four points through the first three quarters before cruising to a 35-23 victory.
The Jenkins High boyâ€™s basketball team is heading down the home stretch of a difficult basketball season this week.
The Cougars looked to pick up their first Northeast A League win last week. But the Cougars were unable to do so, dropping road games to Colville and Deer Park.
On Tuesday, the Cougars faced a struggling Colville team. A big first quarter propelled the Indians (2-14, 2-9) to a 48-37 victory.
District â€˜2â€™ seed
There is a big difference between being a one or two seed to the District 7 1A girlâ€™s basketball tournamentâ€”and somewhere else.
For one thing, you donâ€™t have to worry about a loser-out game if youâ€™re one or two. A bye is a very good thing in the first round.
The league championship and top seed to the District tournament has pretty much been conceded to Lakeside. But the race is wide open for that coveted second seed and first round bye.
on the line
Kettle Falls (8-9, 4-8) is in the thick of the race for one of four berths to the District 7 2B Tournament that starts next week at Reardan.
The Lady Bulldogs, who won two of three games last week and split a pair of NE 2B games, are on the road Tuesday against Reardan. Game time is 6 p.m.
KFHS returns home on Friday against Wilbur-Creston. Game time is 6 p.m.
Kettle Falls will end the regular season on Saturday at Davenport in another 6 p.m. tipoff.
Rankings mean nothing at this juncture of the high school wrestling season. In high school wrestling, itâ€™s all about the post-season.
That said, top-ranked Freeman High served notice in the strongest Class 1A wrestling league in the state that the Scotties will be a force to be reckoned with once District rolls around early next month.
Last Wednesday on the home mat, Colville eased past Medical Lake 60-18 in a mismatch that took all of 20-minutes to complete and included nine forfeits.
Cougars lose to
The Jenkins High boyâ€™s basketball team fell in a pair of Northeast A League games last week--61-26 to Freeman on the road and 55-39 to Newport at home.
The Cougars have been hampered by slow starts all season. Last week was no exception. Chewelah was outscored 41-14 in the first quarter. Head coach Jason Norman is at a bit of a loss as to why this keeps happening.
NWC up next
Kettle Falls faces a busy week of Northeast 2B boyâ€™s basketball games this week.
The Bulldogs (0-14, 0-10), who lost to Liberty, 78-45, and to Colfax last Saturday, 62-18, will host Northport on Tuesday in a non-league game (7:30 p.m.) before getting back into NE 2B play on Friday at Springdale (7:30 p.m.).
KFHS will travel to Colbert for a date with Northwest Christian on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Baun leads way
at â€˜Gut Checkâ€™
It was a busy week for the Colville High wrestling team last week.
The Indians started the week last Wednesday night with a much-anticipated Northeast A League showdown with defending 2A state champion and fellow Northeast A League member Deer Park.
The Indians, who came in to the match-up on a two-match winning streak over DP, were favored in their first home match of the winter.
So much for the form chart.