September 22nd, 2011
In the surprise of the Northeast 1B eight-man football season to date, upstart Northport High (2-1, 1-0) blasted visiting Columbia-Inchelium 41-16 last Friday night in front of a big home crowd.
This Northeast 1B North match-up was all Northport.
The Mustangs scored the gameâ€™s first four touchdowns and led 27-0 before Columbia-Inchelium was able to get on the board.
Tailback David Higgins rushed for 144 tough yards on 18 carries for NHS. He scored on runs of four, 25 and 15 yards and kicked three points after touchdown.
Rare is the hole in one. A feat even more eye-popping is a husband and wife recording holes in one a week apartâ€”on the same hole. But thatâ€™s what Sarah and Bob Cleaver (pictured) did earlier this month on the par 3 16th hole at Dominion Meadows Golf Course. Bob, playing with Sarah at the time, aced the 142-yard 16th hole on Sept. 8. Cleaverâ€™s nine-iron hit just right of the pin and spun into the cup. The city of Colville Building Inspector, who has holes in one on the second and ninth holes at DM, said his latest ace from the elevated tee on no.
On Saturday, Colville Highâ€™s cross-country team took their show on the road to the venerable Farragut - Super One Foods Invitational. The challenging 5k course, located along the banks of Idlewilde Bay on Lake Pend Oreille, provided the local harriers with their first chance of the season to test themselves in race conditions.
For the first time in three games, the Colville High offense came to play last Friday at Newport in the Northeast A League opener for both football teams.
It has been a frustrating early-season for the Indians (0-3, 0-1) so far. Coming into the Newport game, CHS hadnâ€™t scored a touchdown from scrimmage.
But that all changed at Newport--the Indians roared back from a 27-7 deficit to nearly pull out a much-needed win.
But Newport (3-0, 1-0) held on to record a 33-28 win.
Chewelah's cross-country team ran its second meet of the season last Saturday at Farragut State Park along the shores of Pend Oreille Lake in north Idaho.
The young squad ran short-handed, but made improvements on individual times and impressed coach Pat Kostecka with their hard work. The meet wasnâ€™t originally on the Cougars' schedule, so the team missed several runners to prior commitments
â€śItâ€™s amazing how many things kids get involved in these days,â€ť Kosstecka said of the prior commitments several of his squad members had on Saturday. â€śWe didn't have many run this week.â€ť
Former Colville High School three-sport standout and CHS assistant baseball coach Boo Morrison has been named to succeed Mike Bestrom as the programâ€™s head coach. Bestrom served three years as CHS head coach. In recent seasons, he has also worked as an assistant coach in the CHS and Kettle Falls baseball programs.
Kettle Falls High dominated across the board last Friday in an impressive 35-15 non-league football win over Tonasket. The Bulldogs (1-1) rushed for 256 yards and quarterback Conner McKern passed for another 118 yards (8 of 15) and two touchdowns. â€śThe kids played really well,â€ť figured KFHS head coach, Curtis Corvino. â€śOffensively, we set the pace of the game and were able to control the line of scrimmage.â€ť Itâ€™s been a long time since a Kettle Falls offense ran 66 plays in a game.
Columbia-Inchelium (1-1), coming off a lackluster 26-14 loss at Wilbur-Creston last Friday, will travel to Northport (1-1) Friday night in a key Northeast B-8 football match-up with the Mustangs. Game time is 7 p.m. Columbia-Inchelium head coach Chuck Wyborney wasnâ€™t pleased with the way his team played against the Wildcats. And the veteran coach placed the blame squarely on himself and his coaching staff.
Colville High opened the high school girlâ€™s soccer season last week with a split of games. In their season opener on Sept. 7 against Priest River, Colville won 9-0. Striker Tasha Luu scored four goals and Dana Andres added two more. In last Fridayâ€™s 7-1 loss at home to Shadle Park of the Greater Spokane League, Luu scored Colvilleâ€™s lone goal in the first half. Shadle Park outshot CHS 17 to 9.
The fourth annual Balls & Chain Walleye Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 24. The tournament will launch at the Kettle Falls Marina (Old Kettle). The tournament was created after its founder, Casey McKern of Kettle Falls, was seriously injured in a swimming accident that left him paralyzed from the collarbone down. During his convalescence and through the challenges of recovery, the Kettle Falls community did what it always doesâ€”come together to help a community member and his family.