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September 10th, 2014
wins a wild one
The Chewelah Cougars opened the 2014 high school football season at home last Friday night against Priest River. Despite jumping out to an early 13-0 lead, the Cougars were unable to hold on to that lead in a wild, high-scoring contest and fell to the Spartans 36-33.
Head coach Jim Fisk knows the Cougars are a work in progress at this juncture.
â€śWe looked ragged at times,â€ť Fisk acknowledged. â€śThe parts are there, but we just have to execute.â€ť
CHS back in
Colville High, who made some inroads last season in their final fling in the 2A Great Northern girlâ€™s soccer league, will be a player and a factor in the retooled and improved Northeast A League this fall.
The Indians and Deer Park both relocated from the GNL to the NEA this fall. That will make for a more competitive league.
â€śWe should be in the mix,â€ť figured head coach Dave Rarrick, the Dean of NEA soccer coaches (entering his 17th season with the CHS girls program). â€śThere are a lot of new faces in the league.â€ť
Kettle Falls got the 2014 season started last week with a Jamboree at Republic. The Lady Bulldogs, who moved down from the Northeast A League to the Northeast 2B this fall, will get the regular season started on Tuesday at Republic High (6 p.m. start for varsity girls).
KFHS will travel to Colville High on Monday, Sept. 15 for a match-up with the CHS junior varsity (6:15 p.m. start).
The Lady Bulldogs will stay on the road for a Sept. 16 non-league match-up at Springdale (Mary Walker). The varsity match will get underway at 6 p.m.
in the NEA
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
A Canadian ex-pat with more than 40 years of volleyball experience will lead a mostly green Colville High volleyball team into the new look Northeast A League this fallâ€”and this week.
Shaune Montgomery, who grew up in Alberta, Canada and now lives at Colbert, takes over one of the most successful volleyball programs in NEA and Great Northern League history.
Colville High (1-0) used a gritty, opportunistic defense to hold off Cheney and record a 12-10 non-league, opening season win at home last Friday night.
Colville, who finished second in the Great Northern 2A league last season, has moved back into the Northeast A League, where the Indians have been installed as one of the pre-season favorites, along with defending 1A champion Freeman. But CHS likes to schedule rigorous early-season opposition. In Cheney and West Valley (on the road this Friday), CHS certainly has accomplished that in spades.
OLYMPIAâ€”The battle over how wolves that kill livestock should be handled continues in Washington state.
Eight conservation groups have re-filed a petition this summer, requesting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enact rules that limit the use of lethal control of wolves that depredate livestock.
The filing of the petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its commission began a 60-day statutory period within which the state must respond. If the petition is denied, groups intend to appeal for a final decision by Gov. Jay Inslee.
COLVILLEâ€”The Colville National Forest, in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has outlined hunting season routes designated as Disabled Hunter Access.
The 2014 disabled hunter access routes are Betty Creek in Ferry County (12.4 miles in length), Boundary Mountain in Ferry County (7.8 miles), Brewer Mountain in Stevens County (2.4 miles), Mitchell, Stevens County (7.8 miles), and Renshaw in Pend Oreille County (2.8 miles).
An easy stroll
this time around
Former Colville resident Jesse Carnes wasnâ€™t pushed in last Saturdayâ€™s running of the Tiger Triathlon, but he still managed to lower his overall time from an inaugural Tiger Tri win last July.
Carnes (1:39:41) finished nine-minutes ahead of second place finisher Keith Hertel of St. Maries, Idaho. Hertel, 51, crossed the finish line at Colville High School in 1:48:23. Darren Wolley of Spokane finished third (1:52:50), seven seconds ahead of fourth place Chris Hoch of Nine Mile Falls.
For the first time in school history, Northport Junior High School plans to field a football team this fall. That is, if enough funding can be raised to purchase equipment.
A meeting to discuss the junior high and high school football programs will be held Monday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at Northport School, according to NHS football coach, Shane Fox.
â€śIt will be an informational meeting,â€ť Fox said. â€śWe want to talk about the varsity and junior high football programs and some of the fund-raisers we have planned to raise money (for junior high football).â€ť