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November 5th, 2014
Chewelah or DP
Colville High split a pair of Northeast A League volleyball match-ups to end the regular season last week. The Indians (9-5), the leagueâs third seed to this weekâs District 7 1A Tournament at Lakeside and Freeman, eased past visiting Deer Park, 25-9, 25-23, 26-24, back on Oct. 28 before losing on the home court last Thursday to NEA co-champion Lakeside, 25-10, 25-16, 28-26.
until next week
Colville High (9-0), mostly untested to date this fall, clinched the outright Northeast A League football championship last Friday night by bull-rushing outclassed Lakeside, 46-14.
The Indians were led by NEA Offensive MVP, Colton Vining. The 5-7, 175-pound senior rushed for a career high 257 yards (27 carries) and scored four touchdowns.
The Indians dominated up front from the outset and managed to rush for a season high 438 yards. The previous high was 379 yards on the ground against Medical Lake.
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over top-ranked Freeman
Sometimes final scores can be deceiving. So it went last Friday night in front of a packed house at Colville High School, where the ninth-ranked Indians dominated from the outset in a convincing 28-7 rout of top-ranked and defending State 1A champion Freeman.
The game wasnât that close.
Colville (6-0) simply dominated the Scotties, who came in riding a 19-game winning streak. The only hiccup for the Indians was a 35-yard Freeman touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. That cut the CHS lead to 14-7.
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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.