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April 13th, 2012
Players sought for
second year league
Bambino Baseball Buddy Ball will embark on its second season in Colville next month.
The league for special needs youngsters got its impetus last spring with seven players. This spring, coordinators Heather and Brandon Judd hope to sign up 15 youngsters for this unique and rewarding program.
The Colville Kiwanis Club-sponsored Little League supports the program and has reserved field space for Bambino Buddy Ball, which is a division of Babe Ruth Baseball.
Chewelahâs baseball team finally got to spend some time on the diamond this past week, playing five games since last Monday. So it goes when the early spring has been uncommonly wet and inclement.
Jenkins High School head coach Luke Jeanneret isnât too worried about all the games in a short, quick stretch. Jeanneret figures his pitching is deep enough and able to take the wear and tear so many games can put on a staff.
NEA League foes
Colville Highâs rapidly improving soccer team will face a pair of Northeast A League opponents this week in games that will go a long way toward determining the league champion and post-season pecking order.
Sure, itâs still early in the season, but in a minimalist league like the NEA, the Indians and head coach Dave Rarrick will get a pretty good idea by the weekend what the pecking order might be.
Big match with Lakeside
on Saturday at CHS
Colville Highâs defending Northeast A League and District 7 tennis champions, currently leading the NEA race this soggy spring, are back in action this week after being idle over Spring Break.
CHS hosted Deer Park on Tuesday and will entertain Lakeside Saturday in a match-up that will go a long way toward determining this seasonâs NEA champion. Lakeside and the Indians battled for the league and district championships last spring.
Saturdayâs match on the CHS courts is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.
Gerry Cox in
NW Extreme Makeover
Gerry Cox, owner of Mountain House Stables (Arden), has thrown his hat in the ring at NW Extreme Mustang Makeover again. His last attempt netted a third place showing in 2010.
The NW Extreme Mustang Makeover is sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation of Georgetown, Texas, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, where the MHF has selected 45 trainers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Nevada to pick up randomly selected wild horses from the BLM gathering centers in Oregon, California and Nevada.
Emma Schanz makes her mark at both meets
Colville swimmers Dylan and Emma Schanz continue to pursue USA swimming at a ratcheted up level for the Spokane Area Swim Team.
Dylan, 17, and Emma, 14, attended the Speedo Championship Series in Federal Way March 8-11 and most recently the YMCA National Championships at Greensboro, N.C. April 2-5.
Mustangs get in
games at Kettle
Northport High moved its early-season baseball record to 4-0 last week with a 5-0, 13-4 sweep of host Republic.
The games were played at the junior varsity field at Kettle Falls. The fields at Northport and Republic were still unplayable last week.
The Mustangs won the rain-shortened first game 5-0 behind right-hander Jeremiah Johnson. The junior scattered two hits and struck out seven.
Johnson didnât throw a ball until there were two outs in the second inning.
Kettle Falls High dropped a Northeast 2B League doubleheader at Northwest Christian back on March 27 by scores of 5-0, 9-2.
The Bulldogs had trouble mounting any kind of an offensive attack against NWC. KFHS managed only five hits in the 14 innings of baseball played at Colbert.
One of the biggest and most popular one-day golf tournaments of the season at Dominion Meadows Golf Course will be held Friday, May 4 when the Mayorâs Open Golf Tournament unfolds at DM.
Presiding over this yearâs tournament will be new Colville Mayor, Deborah Rarrick.
Entry fee is $60 per player (includes 18 holes of golf, shirt, lunch, dinner and âgoodie bagâ).
There are also hole sponsorships ($100), team and hole sponsorships (combined $325) and combined team and shirt sponsorships ($750) available.
Mustangs still havenât been on their field
Despite not having the opportunity to get on their field because of the soggy early-season conditions, Northport Highâs baseball team turned in an auspicious season-opening sweep in Spokane against St. Georgeâs back on March 20.
The Mustangs, who got solid, if not impressive early-season pitching and timely hitting, swamped the Dragons, 14-3, 13-2.
In the opener, Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon Hedrick and Jace Shaw combined on a 13- strikeout no-hitter.