Archive - Sports Article
September 16th, 2014
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.
After turnovers and penalties cost Republic High an opening season win at home over Entiat, the Tigers got back on track last Friday at Almira-Coulee/Hartline with a workmanlike and wild 64-32 win.
RHS pretty much ran ACH (0-2) into the ground, scoring 42 points in the third and fourth quarters to break open a close game.
Angelo Rivera rushed for 255 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns for Republic in Coulee City. Quarterback Aaron Fritts added a pair of passing touchdowns and two TDs on the ground.
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.
âWe looked ragged at times,â Fisk acknowledged. âThe parts are there, but we just have to execute.â
CHS back in
Colville High, who made some inroads last season in their final fling in the 2A Great Northern girlâs 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.
âWe should be in the mix,â figured head coach Dave Rarrick, the Dean of NEA soccer coaches (entering his 17th season with the CHS girls program). âThere are a lot of new faces in the league.â
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 fallâand 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.
OLYMPIAâThe 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.
COLVILLEâThe 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).