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March 28th, 2012

Will Christian

March 28, 2012

Will M. Christian, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on March 26, 2012 in Colville after a long illness with Alzheimer’s. He was born on Feb. 8, 1966 in Colville, the son of Glenn and Dianne (Terry) Christian.
When he was two-weeks-old, the family moved to the Seattle area where he was raised and attended school in Renton until the age of 16. While in school, Will enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and soccer in the city leagues.

James “Frenchie” Porritt

March 28, 2012

James Houston Porritt, age 79, passed away on March 17, 2012. He was born on May 25, 1932 in Salt Lake City, UT, the son of James Nathaniel and Dorothy Grace (Wagner) Porritt.
He was a very loving man, and enjoyed spending time outdoors. After serving in the U.S. Navy, James worked as a Marine Engineer in Alaska and as a Commercial Fisherman in Washington before going to work for the National Park Service in Washington State.

John Rowlee Marchinek

March 28, 2012

John Rowlee Marchinek, 60, passed away at his home in Kettle Falls on March 19, 2012.
The funeral was held the following Saturday at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville, where he was laid to rest.
John Marchinek was born June 14,1951 to John “Pete” and Margaret (nee Rowlee) Marchinek in Colville. His father was a Track Inspector and his mother was a Telegrapher for the Great Northern Railroad. John’s birth was followed by a sister, Jeanne, but both lost their mother, Margaret, shortly after.

Wiebe outduels Vining in opener

March 28, 2012

Chewelah gets tougher than expected win

The Chewelah Cougars’ base­ball team played the first game of their season last week, win­ning in eight innings at Kettle Falls, 4-2.
Caleb Wiebe pitched six strong innings for Chewelah, striking out 10 and only giving up one run, while Calvin Connal got the victory in relief, striking out four and giv­ing up one run in his two in­nings of work.
Wiebe outdueled Kettle Falls right-hander, Tyler Vining.
Head coach Luke Jeanneret was pleased with the difficult opening win.

March 27th

Colville girls’ golf will be strong again

March 27, 2012

Megan Ray leads NEA favorite

One thing has been consistent during Laurie Hite’s tenure as Colville High School girl’s golf coach. Whether it has been the Great Northern League or the Northeast A, the Indians have been at the top of the heap when it comes to league championships and district titles.
The defending NEA and District 7 champions will be favored again when the prep golf season is scheduled to get underway for the Indians this week.

Rogers sharp as Indians win three of four to open season

March 27, 2012

Weather permitting, Indians
slated to open NEA

Short-handed for their first week of action in a wet, cool spring, Colville High nonetheless was able to win three of four non-league games last week to get the 2012 softball season underway.
In their opener last Wednesday at Vaagen Park against visiting West Valley, the Indians fell behind 5-0 before battling back to post a 6-5 win.
One day later on a long bus ride for one five-inning game, the Indians blasted Omak of the Caribou-Trail League, 15-2.

Miss Colville changes crowns

March 27, 2012

Colville High School junior Aubrey Milatz won the title of Miss Colville at last Saturday’s annual Miss Colville program in the CHS Auditorium. The Miss Colville event serves as a scholarship program for local 11th grade female students, and is sponsored in part by the Colville Chamber of Commerce and area businesses. Ten girls participated in this year’s program. Milatz, daughter of Steven and Angela Milatz, also won the scholastic, spirit and judges’ choice awards. First Alternate is Taryn Edlin, daughter of Kevin and Cherri Edlin.

March 22nd

Landon Johnston will lead Bulldog baseball

March 22, 2012

KF should be competitive

Former Inchelium High baseball coach Landon Johnston has taken over the reigns as the new baseball coach at Kettle Falls High School.
Johnston, counselor at Inchelium School, replaces longtime coach Jeff Graves.
Johnston, a former newspaper sports editor, is happy to be coaching at Kettle Falls, despite the lengthy daily commute from his home in Inchelium. It’s a commute that has already included a highway run-in with those dreaded blacktop magnates of mayhem—the whitetail deer.

March 21st

Dominion Meadows golf course is open

March 21, 2012

Dominion Meadows Golf Course is open for the 2012 season, according to DM Pro, Andy Hite.
The course is open on 16 of 18 greens. The two greens that have temporaries at this juncture are numbers seven and eight.
“They are just both really wet at this point,” Hite said on Monday. “The greens are looking really good for this early.”
Hite said that local high school golf teams from Kettle Falls and Colville High were out playing on Monday afternoon and “really happy to be out there.”
Until the course is open on all 18 holes, the price of golf at DM is $1 a hole, Hite said.

Lady Bulldogs have the tools to defend

March 21, 2012

Defending NE 2B champs hope to get on field this week

Don’t talk to Kettle Falls High softball coach Amy Owens and her team about the effects of Global Warming. As far as Owens and the Lady Bulldogs are concerned, it has been pretty much the return of the ice age.
Welcome to Northeast Washington, spring sports and all those “liquid” schedules.
As of this writing, KFHS still hadn’t been able to get on their field because of the snow, ice and water. No, don’t talk about infield dirt. Owens and her girls are still looking at mud.

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