December 15th, 2011
Schedule gets more rigorous
after the holiday break
Northport High is off to a fast start this 2011-2012 boyâ€™s basketball season. The Mustangs, 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Panorama 1B League, havenâ€™t really gotten into the meat of their schedule yet, according to coach, Erik Stark.
â€śOur record looks good, but we have played a lot of young and inexperienced teams,â€ť Stark said. â€śThe really good team we played (Valley Christian), beat us by 40.â€ť
Stark says the Mustangsâ€™ defense is ahead of the offense at this early juncture.
Kettle Falls High sent part of its wrestling team to the Liberty (Spangle) Invitational last Saturday.
The Bulldogs may not have had quantity at Liberty, but judging from the third place team trophy Kettle Falls brought home, there was certainly plenty of quality to go around.
Kettleâ€™s Garrett Anderson placed third at 106 pounds and Lindsey Olvera was fourth at 112. Eric Ross was fifth at 125 pounds; Jacob Walsh was fifth at 135.
Winning titles at Liberty were Dan Kearney (152 pounds), Austin Anderson (160) and Tyler Vining (195).
There will be no usual expansive sports reports on Chewelah boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s basketball or wrestling this week. Chewelah sports correspondent Chris Rader is ill. Catch up on Chewelah sports in next weekâ€™s edition of SE Sports.
To recap the week in sports for the Cougars last week, unbeaten Northwest Christian (5-0) downed Chewelahâ€™s boys 79-56 on Saturday in Colbert.
NWC post Kwinn Hanson went off for 37 points on 16 of 22 shooting.
Ben Johnstone led Chewelah with 17 points.
Colville High downed a couple of Great Northern League foes in non-league girlâ€™s basketball last week.
The Lady Indians (3-1) got 17 points and 12 rebounds from senior post Ashley Knight in an impressive 60-41 win at home Friday over old GNL rival Cheney (2-2).
The Indiansâ€™ aggressive full-court pressure defense took the Blackhawks out early. Colville led 14-4 after one quarter and was able to maintain the energy and pressure.
Former Colville resident Arthur Maurice Cove, Jr., 62, of Yakima, passed away on Nov. 17, 2011 after his fourth battle with cancer. Art was born in Stockton, CA on August 18, 1949 to Florence and Arthur M. Cove, MD. He graduated from University of Southern California with a BS in Psychology and an MBA in Finance. He and his wife Katherine moved to Washington state in 1980.
Susan Elizabeth Adams, born Feb. 14, 1942 in Colburn, Idaho, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2011.
She was the beloved mother of Kathleen Coffin and Jennifer Adams. Susan raised her girls as a single parent. She will always be admired by her children and being a mother and a father to both of them.
Margaret Ann (Twining) Walston, age 90, passed away unexÂ¬pectedly of a stroke on December 2, 2011 in Colville. Born May 25, 1921 in Coulee City, she became the wife of Dale L. Walston of Colville in 1950 in Coulee City, and celebrated 61 years of marriage this past July.
Maxine Matlock, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 3, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 89. She was born on March 30, 1922 in Ryse, Missouri, the daughter of Mathis and Myrtle (Plank) Thomason.
Ida Hazel Green, 87, passed away on Nov. 25, 2011 in Colville.
She is survived by her children, Joan McCrea and Wesley (Bub) Green; son-in-law, Virgil Baumgarden; sisters, Ethel Howe of Spokane; Iona Hill, Hunters, and Jean Holland of Colville.
She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Alan Lee Miller, age 56, passed away on Nov. 24, 2011 at his motherâ€™s home in Chewelah after a short battle with cancer. Alan was born on Dec. 1, 1954, the son of Raymond and DoroÂ¬thy (Neufeld) Miller in Dallas, Oregon.
Upon completion of high school, he joined Local 2396, the â€śPile-drivers,â€ť and worked in bridge building and construction for over 30 years. After retirement, he purchased property north of Colville, a place he referred to as his â€śparadiseâ€ť.