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Northport holds off Entiat

November 9, 2012

Mustangs finish 4-6 in 2012

Northport High (4-6, 1-5) got behind the eight-ball early at Entiat last Friday in a season-ending Northeast 1B (eight-man) crossover game, but the Mustangs picked up the pace in the final three quarters, overcoming a two-touchdown deficit to register a season-ending 30-28 win.
Northport High head coach Don Fox was proud of his kids for persevering and overcoming a big early deficit.

Colville captures District crown

November 1, 2012

Indians will
host loser-out against CWAC

Colville High annexed another district volleyball title last Saturday by downing East Valley in the CHS gym, 25-10, 25-14, 25-11. The fourth-ranked Indians, the defending State 1A champions, are District 7’s top seed to the 2A regional tournament on Saturday against the Central Washington Athletic Conference.

NEA champion Chewelah opens playoffs against Okanogan

November 1, 2012

Cougars will host Crossover

The Northeast A League champion Chewelah Cougars (8-1, 6-0) finished an undefeated league season with a 55-7 trouncing of the Riverside Rams (1-8, 1-5) last Friday night at Snyder Field.
The Cougars jumped out to a big early lead and head coach Jim Fisk said that was the blueprint going in to this game.
“We went in and took care of business,” Fisk said. “It was nice to put them away early, get out of there with no injuries and be able to get ready for next week.”

Volleyball officiating is a family affair

November 1, 2012

Mom & two sons officiate tourney

Volleyball officiating is a family affair for the Smith clan of Chewelah.
Denise Smith, a very familiar face around Chewelah and one of that community’s most active and involved residents, has been officiating high school volleyball in northeast Washington for 27 years.
At last Saturday’s District 7 2A Tournament at Colville, Smith was joined by two of her sons—Stryker and Blaze. The Smith trio worked the tournament and was on the floor for the championship match-up between Colville and East Valley.

Colville closes in on GNL v-ball title

October 17, 2012

But Indians face
tough week

It’s Homecoming Week at Colville High School and that means fall sports’ coaches are wondering how their athletes will react to all that pomp, circumstance and distraction.
CHS volleyball coach Missy Bennett, whose Indians are unbeaten in Great Northern League action and haven’t lost a game, much less a match this fall to date, isn’t going on the record to say she has no use for Homecoming. But coaches will worry about focus and not who’s on the Homecoming royalty or who has/hasn’t got a date to the Homecoming dance.

Chewelah shuts down Freeman

October 17, 2012

Cougars move closer to title

BY CHRIS RADER
S-E Sports Reporter

First place in the Northeast A League football race was on the line when the Freeman Scotties (5-2, 3-1) traveled to Snyder Field to take on the Chewelah Cougars (6-1, 4-0) last Friday night. The Cougars’ opportunistic defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble to put a stranglehold on the high scoring Freeman offense, blanking the Scotties 21-0.
The Cougars were prepared for a hard-hitting game from beginning to end.

It’s post-season time for Colville cross-country

October 17, 2012

Back to Plantes Ferry Park and GNL District

Colville High will compete in the District 7 2A Great Northern League District cross-country meet on Friday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley.
The mostly rebuilding CHS boys (2-4 in GNL match-ups), and the girls (0-6), will get going at noon on the flat Plantes Ferry course.
For the GNL girls, the top two teams and top 10 individuals will advance to the State 2A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov. 3.

Columbia-Inchelium rolls past outmanned Waterville

October 10, 2012

Wolves visit
Northport Friday

A Columbia-Inchelium football team that struggled with consistency and continuity early-on this football season seems to be rounding into form as the stretch run toward the 1B (eight-man) football playoffs looms.
The Timberwolves (4-2, 2-1) blasted overmatched Waterville (1-5, 1-2) last Friday afternoon at Inchelium, 62-12, in a battle of Northeast 1B North and NE 1B South teams.
C-I rolled to a 24-6 first quarter lead and increased that working margin to 44-12 at halftime.

First place on the line when Freeman visits Chewelah

October 10, 2012

Cougars escape
Medical Lake

The Chewelah Cougars (5-1, 3-0) went into their game at Medical Lake (5-1, 3-1) last Friday knowing the winner would be in no worse than a tie for first place in the Northeast A League after that night’s game. The Cougars built big first half lead and managed to hold on for a 33-28 win.
Jenkins High and Freeman are tied atop the NEA standings this week. ML is one game back.
“It was a big win for us,” said head coach Jim Fisk, “I thought, as a team, we played well, Medical Lake is a good team--the best we’ve played in our league this year.”

Hunters head to the dry woods

October 10, 2012

Modern firearms’ deer season opens

October is a big month for hunters. Many of the most popular hunting seasons get (or go) underway this month.
Hunters heading out in search of deer, ducks, geese and other game birds are cautioned that most of the state hasn’t experienced appreciable rainfall in several weeks—and months.

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