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Top-seeded Darby Fox captured the 1A/B East Region tennis tournament at Mead High School last Friday and heads to the State 1A Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club Friday and Saturday as the top seed.
The Colville High standout, the 2015 Northeast A League Most Valuable Player, was the lone singles player from the NEA to advance out of the regional. The other three state singles qualifiers came from Class B.
â€śDarby had a near perfect tournament,â€ť her coach, Phil Johnson, said of Foxâ€™s dominating play at Mead.
After surviving a scare against Northeast A League rival Deer Park to advance out of the District 7 baseball tournament, Colville Highâ€™s (17-4) run at the 1A East Regional at Dan White Field Eastmont/Wenatchee last Saturday proved to be short-lived.
Cashmere, the best Class 1A baseball team in Washington for the past six years, simply had too many weapons in a 12-3 win over Colville Saturday in the regional first round.
Last week the Chewelah Cougars played at Deer Park Golf Course in at the District 7 1A final 18. The opening round one-week earlier (Sub-District) had been held at Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course. The scores from sub-District and District tournaments are combined to qualify Northeast A League golfers to the State 1A Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday.
Kameron Strobel and Gaby Broden captured District 7 1A track and field championships to lead Colville Highâ€™s seven athlete contingent to the State 1A/2B/1B Track and Field Championships at Roos Field on the campus of Eastern Washington University May 29-30.
The District 7 1A qualifying meet was held last Friday and Saturday at Riverside High School (Chattaroy). The top two in each event qualified for a trip to EWU.
Strobel, who finished third in the triple jump one day earlier, captured the long jump on Saturday with a leap of 20-4.
Ten Colville High School Equestrian Riders qualified for state competition at the third meet in Wenatchee on April 24-26. McKenna Iverson-gold in keyhole, silver in barrels; Kacie Pierce-bronze in break-away roping, silver in team sorting, gold in birangle; Mary Larsen-gold in figure 8, silver in team sorting, gold in birangle; Emily Blanchard- top four in barrels, Kialeeh Harris-silver in pole bending; Tyler Green-gold in individual flags, silver in keyhole, silver in figure 8; Serina Bowlin- silver in dressage; Leanne Henry bronze in dressage, bronze in hunt seat.
Indians in 2nd
Colville High (7-3, 6-2) split a pair of Northeast A League boyâ€™s soccer match-ups last week. The Indians started the week with a 3-1 loss at Newport and ended the week with an easy 8-1 rout of overmatched Deer Park on the CHS pitch last Thursday afternoon.
The loss to Newport marked the second time the Indians have lost to the Grizzlies in three meetings this spring.
The Jenkins High softball team may be getting hot at just the right time, rolling off four straight victories last week with wins over Newport, Cusick and Freeman. The Cougars are 10-6 overall and 5-6 in Northeast A League play, good for fifth place with only three league games remaining in the regular season.
Head coach Tom Skok was hoping his Cougars would catch a hot streak before the postseason and it looks like they have done that.
A quick, aggressive Colville High soccer team moved into first place in the Northeast A League last Thursday with a wildly entertaining 4-3 win on the home pitch over perennial league power Lakeside.
Colville (4-0 NEA, 6-1 overall) started the week with a 7-1 win at Deer Park (Tuesday). In that mismatch, Alberto Cisneros continued to impress with three goals and an assist for the Tribe. League scoring leader Chris Benson added two goals and a pair of assists for a high-powered offense.
The Jenkins High softball team got back into action after Spring Break and picked up their first Northeast A League win of the season, a 12-3 romp over Medical Lake last week. But the Cougars were swept by hard-hitting Lakeside in a Saturday doubleheader, 9-1 and 16-1.
At the midpoint of the season, JHS is 1-4 in the NEA, and seems poised to make some movement up the league standings. Head coach Tom Skok sees a lot of positives out on the diamond.