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November 16th, 2011

How sweet it is!

November 16, 2011

Colville High volleyball coach Missy Bennett holds up WIAA championship trophy hardware after the Indians downed Castle Rock Saturday night. Bennett has gotten close to a state title before, getting two teams in her 20-plus year run to the championship. “I think I’ll hold on to this for awhile,” she said.

State 1A champions

November 16, 2011

Colville poses with the school’s first state volleyball championship hardware. Back row, from left: Assistant coaches Anne Cecil and Michawn Vining, Tyra Brons, Aubrey Buckner, Joellee Buckner, Sadie Learn, Jacy Vining, Jessi Glidewell, Taryn Main, Hannah Smith, Leanna Carr and head coach, Missy Bennett. Front: manager Megan Rogers, Lexi Lehman, Rylee Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight, Tasji Urhausen, Erin Little, and manager, Kaydee Poling.

A few minutes with ‘The Voice’

November 16, 2011

Colville High seniors Erin Little, Lexi Lehman, Ryley Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight and Tasji Urhausen reflect on a memorable 2011 volleyball season in a post-championship interview with former CHS teacher, coach and longtime “Voice of the Valley,” KCVL/KCRK sports announcer, Larry Pember.

A Royal bummer: Knights come from behind to beat Colville

November 16, 2011

In a game played alternately in rain and snow, Royal came from behind in the second half to post a wild 38-35 win over host Colville Saturday afternoon and advance to the quarterfinals of the State 1A football playoffs. Colville’s (5-5) unlikely run into the playoffs after an 0-4 start looked like it might continue after the Indians took an early 14-0 lead.

November 9th

Back to Yakima for Indians

November 9, 2011

Colville annexes regional

Top-ranked Colville High rolled through the Region 6/7 volleyball tournament at Chelan last Saturday, beating Cascade 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 and then downing Freeman (for the fourth time this season) in the regional championship, 25-21, 25-9, 25-19.
Jacy Vining had nine kills and six blocks for the Indians, and setter Leanna Carr added 27 assists in the Freeman win. In the win over Cascade, Carr had 31 assists and Benchwarmer’s Athlete of the Week, Erin Little, added 10 blocks, eight ace serves and 20 kills in the two matches.

Colville boys second at Pasco

November 9, 2011

Pietroburgo, Carpenter lead Indians to second again

Saving their best race of the season for last, Colville High School’s boy’s cross-country team ran its way to second place at the Washington State Championship Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
In what have must have felt like déjà vu, the local harriers, led by senior Biagio Pietroburgo’s fifth place and Kevin Carpenter’s 8th place finish, annexed the runner-up spot behind Northeast A League rival Lakeside. It was Colville’s second straight runner-up finish at Pasco.

November 3rd

Short Shots...

November 3, 2011

It’s playoff time around the Northeast Washington prep sports scene.
High school football playoffs (Crossover/so-called Play-in games) are the featured events this weekend. Colville will host Omak and their Caribou-Trail League Player of the Year, 5-9, 215-pound running back Dylan Green.
Green, who holds most of the No. 4 seeded Pioneers rushing records, including a school single game mark established earlier this season, was also named to the first team defense as a linebacker.
The burly senior is a load and is the focal point of any opposing defense.

November 2nd

Omak up next for Colville

November 2, 2011

Colville High clinched its second straight Northeast A League football title last Friday night, downing Chewelah and Derek Smith 41-20.
The win for the Indians (4-4, 4-1) sets up a first round State 1A playoff date with Omak on Friday night. Game time Friday night at CHS is 7 p.m.
Omak (2-3, 4-5) is fourth-seeded out of the Caribou-Trail League. The Pioneers were blasted 35-8 by top-ranked and unbeaten Cashmere (5-0, 9-0) last Friday night at Cashmere.
Cashmere will host Newport (3-2, 6-2) in a regional crossover game Friday night at 7 p.m.

Colville captures District crown

November 2, 2011

Colville High annexed its second straight Northeast A League District Tournament volleyball championship last Saturday afternoon, dispatching talented Freeman, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20.
Colville is top-seeded into Saturday afternoon’s Region 6/7 Tournament in Chelan. Freeman is second-seeded to the regional.
Lakeside, by virtue of its 25-18, 25-19, 26-24 elimination win over Newport on Saturday, advances as the No. 3 seed.

October 26th

Northport faces Cusick in critical Northeast 1B clash

October 26, 2011

In its nearly two years as a resurrected high school football program, Northport High hasn’t faced a game with nearly the implications of Friday night’s Northeast 1B North clash at Cusick. Game time is 7 p.m. Northport (3-1, 5-3) took care of business last Friday, blasting overmatched Republic 58-16 and making Homecoming faithful happy. While the Mustangs were taking care of business, Cusick (3-1, 5-3), struggling with injuries to key players, was upset 24-20 by Wilbur-Creston (1-2, 3-5). It was the Wildcats’ first win in the Northeast 1B South division.

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