Archive - Sports Article
July 17th, 2014
One of the top one-day
events in Northeast Washington
every summer will
unfold on Saturday morning
at the Gillette Lake
Campground when the
24th Tiger Triathlon gets
Swimmers will hit the
waters of Gillette Lake (altitude
3,200 feet) promptly at
8 a.m. It wonât take long
for the first swimmers to
emerge from the water and
get on their bicycles for
the fast, mostly downhill
ride along scenic Highway
20 to Colville High School,
where triathletes will head
out over the rolling terrain
of the Rotary Trail.
Triathletes will get the
traditional Tiger Tri race
Walleye fishermen braved some inclement, wet weather for the 2014 Governorâs Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt last Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 teams competed in the tournament, which is hosted by the Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club.
When the weights had been tabulated Sunday afternoon, the local team of Phillip Adams and Jerry Lawrence topped the 2014 Governorâs Cup Tournament field with 29.42 pounds of walleye.
Big meet will
be June 28-29
The Colville Valley Swim Club is in the midst of its annual summer season of swimming in the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association circuit (divided into eight regions: Vancouver and District, Vancouver Island, Fraser South, Simon Fraser, Fraser Valley, Cariboo, Okanogan and Kootenays). The Colville-based team, a member of the Kootenay region, is the only U.S. squad in the league.
The club will host its 40th annual swim meet at the Colville Municipal Pool and adjacent Colville City Park June 28-29.
The annual Tribe Pride Football Camp will be held at Colville High School June 16 to 20 and again June 23-25. The camp, hosted by CHS head coach Randy Cornwell and his staff, will run from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is open to youngsters who are incoming eighth to 12th grade.
Cost of the camp is $20.
The Colville Junior Legion AA season is underway and Colville has gotten off to a fast start, going 5-2 in the first three weeks of the season.
Last weekend was a busy one for Colville. On Friday, the Indians hosted Medical Lake and jumped out to an early 5-2 lead, holding on to record a 7-6 win.
Skyler Lindquist picked up the win, while Colton Vining got the save.
On Sunday, Colville traveled to Cheney and was swept in the doubleheader, 7-6 and 16-0.
Kettle Falls High was represented by three track and field athletes at last weekendâs State 1A meet at Eastern Washington Universityâs Roos Field (Woodward Stadium).
Competing for the first time at State were seniors Tyler Johnson and Connor McKern, and freshman Casey Hamilton.
In the javelin competition last Friday morning, McKern uncorked a PR of 163-10. His career best mark came on the final throw of the competition and earned McKern sixth place on the medal stand.
in 1600 set
As expected, it was tough going for Colville Highâs six athletes at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma) last week.
The only CHS athlete to medal was Tora Luu, who cleared 5-0 in the high jump to finish sixth and make the medal podium. She had entered the State meet tied for the best mark in the 2A ranks this spring (5-2).
Zach Shoemaker and Joey Schweitzer, who went one-two in the javelin at the District 7 2A championship, finished 14th and 16th, respectively.
Colville Highâs entry into the State 2A tennis tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus in Seattle was a short-lived affair.
The Indiansâ entry to the State tournament, the doubles team of Hannah Greene and Mariah OâBrien, was eliminated after a pair of losses.
Greene/OâBrien fell to their opposition from West Valley (Yakima), 0-6, 0-6, then were eliminated by a Kingston duo, 3-6, 6-7(5-7).
âThe girls played well and gave it everything they had in the second set,â CHS head coach Phil Johnson said of the loss to Kingston.
Colvilleâs Copper Bowl has been busy in recent weeks with upgrades to the business before the upcoming statewide tournament the local bowling alley will host June 13-15 and again June 20-22.
Copper Bowl will host the 37th annual Washington State USBC Mixed Tournament. The tournament will bring around 400 teams to Colville, creating tourism and revenue at the start of summer for Colville.
The primary upgrades at the bowling alley have addressed the lanes, approaches and pins.
Colville High is certainly no stranger to the State 1A or 2A softball tournament scene. The Indians have made the state tournament field in 1A or 2A for the past 13 straight seasons. Thatâs quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But thatâs what happened last Friday when CHS opened with an impressive 7-2 win over Anacortes before losing to W.F. West (Chehalis) and right-hander Mattie Boucher in the quarterfinals late Friday afternoon, 5-1.