The Colville Valley Swim Club is in the midst of its annual summer season of swimming in the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association circuit (divided into eight regions: Vancouver and District, Vancouver Island, Fraser South, Simon Fraser, Fraser Valley, Cariboo, Okanogan and Kootenays). The Colville-based team, a member of the Kootenay region, is the only U.S. squad in the league.
The club will host its 40th annual swim meet at the Colville Municipal Pool and adjacent Colville City Park June 28-29.
The annual Tribe Pride Football Camp will be held at Colville High School June 16 to 20 and again June 23-25. The camp, hosted by CHS head coach Randy Cornwell and his staff, will run from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is open to youngsters who are incoming eighth to 12th grade.
Cost of the camp is $20.
The Colville Junior Legion AA season is underway and Colville has gotten off to a fast start, going 5-2 in the first three weeks of the season.
Last weekend was a busy one for Colville. On Friday, the Indians hosted Medical Lake and jumped out to an early 5-2 lead, holding on to record a 7-6 win.
Skyler Lindquist picked up the win, while Colton Vining got the save.
On Sunday, Colville traveled to Cheney and was swept in the doubleheader, 7-6 and 16-0.
Kettle Falls High was represented by three track and field athletes at last weekendâ€™s State 1A meet at Eastern Washington Universityâ€™s Roos Field (Woodward Stadium).
Competing for the first time at State were seniors Tyler Johnson and Connor McKern, and freshman Casey Hamilton.
In the javelin competition last Friday morning, McKern uncorked a PR of 163-10. His career best mark came on the final throw of the competition and earned McKern sixth place on the medal stand.
As expected, it was tough going for Colville Highâ€™s six athletes at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma) last week.
The only CHS athlete to medal was Tora Luu, who cleared 5-0 in the high jump to finish sixth and make the medal podium. She had entered the State meet tied for the best mark in the 2A ranks this spring (5-2).
Zach Shoemaker and Joey Schweitzer, who went one-two in the javelin at the District 7 2A championship, finished 14th and 16th, respectively.
Colville Highâ€™s entry into the State 2A tennis tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus in Seattle was a short-lived affair.
The Indiansâ€™ entry to the State tournament, the doubles team of Hannah Greene and Mariah Oâ€™Brien, was eliminated after a pair of losses.
Greene/Oâ€™Brien fell to their opposition from West Valley (Yakima), 0-6, 0-6, then were eliminated by a Kingston duo, 3-6, 6-7(5-7).
â€śThe girls played well and gave it everything they had in the second set,â€ť CHS head coach Phil Johnson said of the loss to Kingston.
Colvilleâ€™s Copper Bowl has been busy in recent weeks with upgrades to the business before the upcoming statewide tournament the local bowling alley will host June 13-15 and again June 20-22.
Copper Bowl will host the 37th annual Washington State USBC Mixed Tournament. The tournament will bring around 400 teams to Colville, creating tourism and revenue at the start of summer for Colville.
The primary upgrades at the bowling alley have addressed the lanes, approaches and pins.
Colville High is certainly no stranger to the State 1A or 2A softball tournament scene. The Indians have made the state tournament field in 1A or 2A for the past 13 straight seasons. Thatâ€™s quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But thatâ€™s what happened last Friday when CHS opened with an impressive 7-2 win over Anacortes before losing to W.F. West (Chehalis) and right-hander Mattie Boucher in the quarterfinals late Friday afternoon, 5-1.
The Jenkins High baseball team has been scuffling to start the season with a 3-7 record. But head coach Luke Jeanneret hopes solid play during a Spring Break trip to Warden will help give his young team confidence entering the second half of the Northeast A League schedule that gets started this week.
â€śWe played a really good team tough for two games and took one from them,â€ť Jeanneret said of the trip to Warden. â€śI hope weâ€™ve turned a corner; the kids are right there on the edge. I keep encouraging them and hope they realize how good they are.â€ť
After a week off for Spring Break, the Colville High girlâ€™s tennis team faces a light week on the courts before embarking on a heavy schedule next week.
The Indians of coach Phil Johnson, who edged Chewelah 4-3 back on April 2, were at Central Valley High School for a non-league match-up with the Greater Spokane League school on Monday.
The Indians will be idle until Great Northern League play resumes on Tuesday, April 22 at Deer Park. That match is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.