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March 20th, 2013
opens a few eyes
A Colville High track and field team that includes more than a few new faces this spring got the 2013 high school season underway last Saturday at the 16-team West Valley Invitational.
CHS head coach Ty Brown said that going into the mid-March shakedown cruise the goal was to get a feel for what the Indians have this spring as they embark on a new two-year adventure back in the Great Northern League.
Colville High hosted Chewelah and Northport in an impromptu three-team baseball Jamboree last Friday afternoon. The Jamboree, with each team playing three-inning âgames,â served as a warm-up for this weekâs schedule.
Colville opens the season on Tuesday at home when they host Great Northern League pre-season favorite East Valley in a single game (4 p.m. start) at Hofstetter Park. The Indians of head coach Boo Morrison travel to Deer Park for a GNL twin-bill with the Stags on Saturday (noon start). On Tuesday, March 26, CHS is at West Valley (4 p.m. start).
Indians still have plenty of weapons
Colville Highâs high-flying softball program will look a little different this spring for a couple of reasons.
First, the Indians are back in the familiar confines of the 2A Great Northern League for at least a two-year WIAA enrollment cycle. And second, assistant coach Jim Ebel has been elevated to head coach after Mandy Sumner, who guided the Indians to the cusp of a State 1A championship the past two seasons, resigned. Gone with Sumner is her husband, assistant coach Rob Sumner.
Indians also return to 2A GNL
By Colville High track and field coach Ty Brownâs recollection, itâs been several years since the Indians have been outside for pre-season practice sessions for day one.
Well, welcome to the relatively balmy spring of 2013 (so far).
Brown and the Indians will take it. It fact, CHS had glorious upper 50âs, bright sunny conditions for their annual Black and White inter-squad Jamboree last Saturday with Kettle Falls.
Like most Colville High School athletic teams, the move up from the Northeast A League to the rigors of the 2A Great Northern League likely didnât do the Indiansâ baseball team any favors this spring.
But you control what you can control. And the vagaries of student enrollment counts arenât among things in the control of a coach.
You play who has been scheduled.
âItâs a new challenge,â CHS head coach Boo Morrison said of the move to 2A. âItâs a tough league.â
Registration is open for girlâs ages two through 12 who want to play Kiwanis Softball this spring.
Minor League is for players who have entered second grade this school year or were eight, nine or 10-years-old on Jan. 1, 2013.
Players are eligible for Major League if they were 10, 11 or 12-years-old Jan. 1, 2013.
Registration forms are available at Clarkâs All-Sports or from Hofstetter School, Fort Colville Elementary School, Colville Junior High School, Kettle Falls Elementary School or Kettle Falls Middle School secretaries.
Registration deadline is March 22.
first 2A title
Several eastern Washington high school basketball teams came up big at their respective state basketball tournaments last weekend.
Great Northern League 2A champion Pullman (27-1), winners of 27 straight games, captured its first state championship basketball trophy Saturday night in the Yakima SunDome, downing Anacortes, 44-39.
Pullmanâs previous two top finishes were second twice.
Othello wins 2A, DP comes up short
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Colville Highâs Chandler Knight (182) finished third at Friday and Saturdayâs XXV Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome to help lead the Indians to a ninth place finish (52.5 points).
Teammate Trenton Welton finished fifth at 138 pounds and Colvilleâs 152-pound standout, Tanner Smith, capped a stellar high school career with a sixth place finish.
The Indiansâ Grady Nelson (132), Ian Cox (138) and Ryley Smith (152) did not place.
The Colville High girlâs basketball season came to an abrupt and disappointing end back on Feb. 12 when visiting Cheney escaped with a 35-33 win in District 7 2A loser-out action.
CHS junior Sadie Learn led the Indians with 11 points.
This one was close throughout. A 13-9 fourth quarter run for the Blackhawks was just enough. CHS (10-11) had its chances down the stretch, but some late misfires from the field and the free throw line (six of 15) didnât help.
The Chewelah Cougars boysâ basketball season came to an end Saturday with a 73-47 loss to Cashmere High School in the third place/loser-out game of the 1A Bi-District tournament in Omak.
The Cougars were in the third place game by virtue of pulling out an incredible 53-50, come-from-behind win over Northeast A League rival Lakeside on Friday night.
The Cougars finished with a 19-6 overall record and won the NEA title with an unblemished 12-0 record.