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May 6th, 2015
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.
Bulldogs go 1-3
during the week
Heading down the homestretch in the Northeast 2B baseball race, Kettle Falls High (8-6) is still very much in the mix for a District 7 2B playoff berth. The District playoffs begin May 5.
KFHS, 1-3 last week after dropping a doubleheader to NE 2B league leader Colfax (11-0) and splitting last Saturday at Davenport, are currently in fourth place behind Colfax, Wilbur-Creston and Davenport. Northwest Christian and Kettle Falls are both tied in fifth place, but the Bulldogs beat the Crusaders in runs scored (tie-breaker).
Top six move on
on tap this week
Kettle Falls High (8-6, 8-4) is looking for a strong regular season finish in the Northeast 2B fast-pitch softball circuit.
Coming off a week where the Lady Bulldogs went 1-3, the strong finish is imperative.
KFHS was routed by one of the strongest 2B softball programs (every Colfax program?) around in Colfax. The Bulldogs of the Palouse downed Kettle Falls 15-1 (five innings) and 9-0.
On Saturday at Davenport, Kettle split with the Gorillas, losing the opener 14-0 and rebounding for an 11-4 second game win.
up this week
Like most area high school teams, Colville High got a respite from meets during Spring Break. But that will change this week. The Indians will send some athletes to one of the biggest meets of its kind in the Westâ€”The Pasco Invitational on Saturday. Entry into the Pasco Invite is via qualifying standard.
Other CHS athletes will compete in the annual Interstate Rivals Invitational at Freeman High School on Friday (3:30 p.m. start).
Before Spring Break last week, CHS competed back on April 3 at the Deer Park Invitational (25 teams).
CHS hosts 29
The annual Ezra Gordon track and field Invitational last Saturday at Colville High School may go down in history as the largest one-day sporting event in Colville history. If it wasnâ€™t the largest, then last yearâ€™s 30-team event might have been.
With several hundred athletes, more than 1,600 entries and 29 high school teams from around mostly Eastern Washington, who would argue the point?