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October 16th, 2014
Bluff scores four
TDs for Cats
In an early Northeast 1B football matchup between playoff contending teams, the Cusick Panthers rode an incredible 50-point opening quarter to a 70-30 victory over the Selkirk Rangers last Friday night in Cusick.
Cusick head coach Sonny Finley was impressed with his teamâs offensive explosion and school record.
âThey came out and scored on us first, but we were able to put up 50 points and I was pretty impressed with our offensive output,â Finley said of the fast break onslaught.
Cougars lose two
Chewelah went into their Homecoming game against Riverside last Friday night looking for a Northeast A League victory. But injuries and inconsistent play by the hosts let the Rams pull away in the second half for a 34-6 road win over the struggling Cougars.
Chewelah found itself behind the eight ball before the game started after the loss of starting quarterback Blake Owens to a broken left (throwing) hand on Wednesday. Early in the game, Chewelah also lost Andrew Hansen to a rib injury.
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One of the stateâs most significant high school football games to date in 2014 will be played Friday night when unbeaten, defending State 1A champion Freeman brings its veteran cast to Colville to face the unbeaten Indians.
Game time for one of the most important regular season football games in recent CHS memory is 7 p.m.
Colville (5-0, 3-0) and Freeman ((5-0, 3-0) are familiar protagonists over the years. The Indians and Scotties, if they arenât vying for a Northeast A League title, always seem to be on each otherâs non-league schedules.
The weather was Chamber of Commerce perfect and the field at the annual Can-Am Invitational cross-country meet the largest ever last Saturday at scenic Old Kettle Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Roosevelt.
The sunny, mild day proved to be a record-setter for West Valleyâs Skylar Ovnicek and McCall Skay, who demolished the old Can-Am standards by significant margins in their respective races.
Kettle Falls High was in tough during three Northeast 2B volleyball match-ups last week.
Back on Sept. 23, KFHS dropped a 10-25, 9-23, 7-25 decision at Davenport.
On Thursday, Kettle Falls was back home against Reardan. The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Indians, 15-25, 17-25, 10-25.
On Saturday, KFHS made the long trek to Colfax and fell in three to the Bulldogs of the Palouse.
Kettle Falls coach Marti Axtell was pleased with the support shown to her team last week during Homecoming festivities.
Chewelah played host to defending State 1A champion Freeman last Friday night and the veteran Scotties made quick work of the Cougars, jumping out to a 20 point first quarter lead on their way to an easy and workmanlike 53-0 victory.
Chewelah head coach Jim Fisk summed up the game pretty succinctly.
âTheyâve got a good ball club, but we didnât play exceptionally well and until we stop making so many mistakes, itâs going to be tough,â Fisk said.
Colville High (4-0, 2-0) got its most complete performance of the season on both sides of the ball in a 52-0 mauling of host Riverside at Chattaroy last Friday night.
The Indians scored 22 points in the first quarter and 22 more in the second quarter on the way to a 44-0 halftime lead in this Northeast A League mismatch.
Colville took full advantage of four Riverside turnovers. The first came on an RHS fumble at the 16-yard line. CHS took all of four plays to cover those 16 yards.
with 20 teams
After one yearâs hiatus caused by federal government shenanigans (otherwise referred to as the costly federal government shutdown), the annual Can-Am high school and middle school cross-country meet returns once again to the scenic Kettle Falls National Recreation picnic area along the shores of Lake Roosevelt.
Last yearâs transplanted Can-Am was held at Colville High School and on Dominion/Rotary Trail.
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin talks about the team's resolve following the Seahawks' 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos.
Cougs on the road at Lakeside
For the second straight week, Jenkins High played a thriller on the football field. But unlike the previous week when Chewelah dropped a heartbreaker to Priest River to open the season, the Cougars downed Warden, 24-21.
Over the previous week, head coach Jim Fisk and his staff worked to correct the mistakes Chewelah made in that opener against Priest River. The hard work paid off with an improved defense and a solid passing game.