Archive - Sports Article
August 27th, 2013
Let the wind blow and the thunder roll. Sunday eveningâs squall through the Colville Valley managed to knock out power and do a fair amount of property damage, but wasnât able to dampen the Colville High School cross country teamâs appointed 2013 season kick-off.
While much of the Valley languished in the dark after a strong thunderstorm knocked out large portions of the local power grid, a swift response by local AVISTA crews had the metered gold restored to CHS well before the Indiansâ annual midnight appointment with their new season.
Area high school football teams started practice sessions one week earlier than their volleyball, cross country and soccer brethren. Practice sessions for area high school football teams started August 19. Colville High head coach Randy Cornwellâs Indians have been working the âdaily doubleâ routine every other day. Colville (3-7, 1-5 in 2012) will open the 2013 season on Friday, Sept. 6 at home against Freeman of the Northeast A League. In accompanying photos, Cornwell works with some of his linemen during a recent practice session.
is first up
The Kettle Falls community has started its own fledgling youth recreation program. Privately underwritten Kettle Falls Community Athletics will get started with a youth soccer program, according to KFCA President, Chance Morris.
Morris said that the non-profit KFCA has upwards of 80 youngsters signed up for its first programâyouth soccer.
Wrestling club will disband
at the end of August
The Basement Boys program started in 1985 with coaches Denny Reddinger and Monty Jones. The program was called the Hermiston Offroad Stingers.
The club wrestled all three styles and traveled throughout Washington and Oregon. In 1990, the club became the Basement Boys when Monty and Shelley Jones started traveling with their son, Dustin, Sean Riley and many others.
This was the driving force to keep the club alive at the time.
Another sign that summer is almost over is the start of fall sports practices at area high schools.
The first day of fall sports practice sessions for cross-country, volleyball and girlâs soccer is Monday, August 26.
Prep football practice sessions get a jump-start and will get underway one week earlierâon Monday, August 21.
Student/athletes are reminded that current physicals and all paperwork are due the first day of practice.
Brad Sprague has been named to succeed John Foulkes as head boyâs basketball coach at Colville High School.
Sprague, 58, graduated from Hudsonâs Bay High School (Vancouver) and graduated from then Whitworth College in 1977, where he played basketball.
Sprague, a school administrator and teacher for 36 years before he retired in 2010, currently serves as Executive Director of the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives. He has worked in Alternative Education for 17 years.
Colvilleâs AA American Legion Baseball club advanced to the third day of the Washington State American Legion tournament in Walla Walla after a 6-2 victory over Burlington in a Sunday elimination game. Colville dropped their opening game to host and top-seeded Walla Walla, 14-2, on Saturday night.
Game one on Saturday against Walla Walla started out well for Colville. The Indians took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Morris and an RBI single by Jesse Morrison.
Camp will run
July 29 to August 1
The Colville United Soccer Camp will make another run later this month at the Colville High School soccer complex. The camp will run July 29 through August 1 on the CHS fields.
Youngsters age four to six will meet for camp from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. Youngsters ages seven to nine will participate from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., and older campers (ages 10-11) will go from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Big field expected
The summer sports scene wouldnât be complete without another running of the popular Tiger Triathlon. This yearâs 23rd running of the swim/bike and run Tiger will be held Saturday, July 20. Swimmers will hit the waters of Gillette Lake at 8 a.m. sharp.
Tiger Triathlon Race Director Jake Wilson, who doubles as the city of Colvilleâs Recreation Coordinator, is certainly more comfortable with his Tiger Tri responsibilities after overseeing his first triathlon last July.
Tourney one of
areas most popular
Colvilleâs Dominion Meadows Golf Course will once again host the annual Opie-Coxie Open on Saturday, July 27. This is an event golfers of any ability level should not miss and is one of the most popular one-day tournaments in NorthÂeast Washington.
The tournament serves as a tribute to two great men, John Ochs and Steve Cox.
The format for this event is a scramble with four or five perÂson teams. Entry fee is $45 per player, if paid by July 24, and $50 per player after July 24.