April 20th, 2012
rodeo is May 19
This yearâ€™s Arden Old-Timerâ€™s Rodeo will return to its usual May date. The 2012 edition of a popular rite of spring will be held Saturday, May 19 at the Arden Old-Timerâ€™s Rodeo Arena. The show will start at 2 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
This yearâ€™s rodeo will include a raffle and the opportunity to win half a beef (first prize), a cord of firewood (second prize) and handmade saddle racks (third place).
Tickets for the drawing the day of the rodeo are $1 apiece.
But Indians are
still tied for 2nd
It wasnâ€™t a pretty week for the Colville High School baseball team.
The Indians (4-4, 5-5), despite playing at home the entire week, managed only one win in four games. Colville started the week back on April 10 with a 14-4 loss to Northeast A League-leading Lakeside (7-2) and followed that up one day later with an 8-0 loss to Freeman (2-4).
On Saturday, the Indians managed a split with Newport, losing the opener 7-3 and coming back for a 3-1 win in the second game.
Colville High had no trouble improving its spring fast-pitch softball record to 6-0, 8-2 last week with Northeast A League wins over Freeman, Riverside and Chewelah.
The Indians, winners of five straight and seven of their last nine, started the week back on April 10 with an easy 16-0 drubbing of visiting Freeman at Dean Vaagen Park.
On Wednesday, Colville swept host Riverside 11-0, 12-0. On Saturday, back home at Dean Vaagen Park, CHS rolled to easy 15-1, 11-0 wins over Chewelah.
Moses Lake next April 20-22
The Colville High School Equestrian Club has the opportunity to compete in a variety of classes during their meets.
The team recently competed in their second meet at Wenatchee. Hannah Gormon placed third in Dressage and has the opportunity to advance to State at Lynden in May.
McKenna Iverson placed first; Mikala Harris was second and Brianna Short was fourth in Poles at the last meet.
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Northport High got more solid pitching and timely hitting in a 10-0, 13-3 sweep of Columbia/Inchelium back on April 10.
Josh Konkler and Daulton Burke combined on a one-hitter in the opening game.
The Mustangs took full advantage of walks and hit batters in both games.
â€śWe scattered around 11 hits and used a lot of bases on balls and hit by pitch to have runners on base all day,â€ť NHS head coach Don Baribault said. â€śWe chipped away, but never had that huge inning.
Kettle loses tough outing
Kettle Falls High (3-5, 3-6) got a key outing from junior right-hander Tyler Vining when they needed it last Saturday and the Bulldogs were able to salvage a doubleheader split with league-leading Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at home.
After Kettle Falls dropped a 12-1 decision in the opener to the Broncos, the Bulldogs were able to ride Viningâ€™s second sterling outing of the week to a 5-1 win. It was the first win of last weekâ€™s four- game set against LRS and perennial 2B power Colfax.
But Indians tested against
The unbeaten Colville High School girlâ€™s tennis team faced a rigorous test on Tuesday when Chewelahâ€™s upstart tennis team, an upset winner of Lakeside last week in Northeast A League tennis play, visited the defending NEA champion Indians.
Chewelah dropped a narrow 3-2 decision earlier this season to Colville.
â€śThat might prove to be a bit more interesting than I had expected,â€ť CHS head coach Phil Johnson said after Chewelah downed always tough Lakeside. â€śThere wonâ€™t be any room for error against them.â€ť
Occasionally great things can come from modest products, but at Haus of Hardwoods, great furniture comes from the highest quality hardwoods.
For the avid woodworker, Haus of Hardwoods is the ideal location to buy the raw material to make benches, tables, chairs, dressers and more.
Owners Peter and Toni Griessmann strive to source a variety of traditional hardwoods like Black Walnut and Cherry, as well as exotic species from Africa and Asia for their clientele.
The Stevens County Conservation District hosted their 35th annual Forestry Competition last week at Douglas Falls Park northeast of Colville. Six high schools from around the region competed.
The long-running competition gives students the opÂ¬portunity to test their skills in a practical setting.
Chainsaw: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd Dalton Streibeck Colville
3rd Andrew Nigg Colville
Compass: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd Shawn Hess Chelan
3rd William Simmons Inchelium
Legals: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd John Cantor Chelan
The Colville City Council chambers turned into an ideological battleground last Tuesday as community memÂ¬bers volleyed back and forth during a public comment peÂ¬riod.
The issue at hand was whether or not a trio of local residents should be allowed to turn the â€śCâ€ť into a peace sign on Colville Mountain for Earth Day. The author of the proÂ¬posal, Peter Quinn, withdrew his proposal, saying he â€śdidnâ€™t mean to offend anyone,â€ť and that his desire to construct the temporary peace sign was not politically motivated.