Colville High (2-1) turned a 12-0 halftime deficit into a 24-20 non-league football win over Timberlake last Friday night in front of the home fans.
The game marked the second in three outings that the Indians have overcome 12-0 halftime deficits with solid second halves. The Indians fell behind by two touchdowns to Freeman two weeks ago in the WIAA Grid Classic at Eastern Washington University before scoring 20 third quarter points and edging the Scotties for the second time in two seasons.
Colville High had no problem dispatching a relatively weak Cheney High volleyball team in the Indiansâ first Great Northern League match-up since returning to the 2A league.
Colville eased past the Blackhawks, 25-8, 25-11, 25-19 behind Joellee Bucknerâs 11 kills and seven ace serves. Setter Leanna Carr added 28 assists and Carr and Sadie Learn both had five digs.
It was the only action of the week for the Indians, who visited Deer Park on Tuesday and will return home Thursday against West Valley (7 p.m.).
A young Colville High School girlâs soccer team faces a busy week with Great Northern League match-ups against Deer Park on Tuesday and West Valley at home on Thursday. Both matches are scheduled for 4 p.m. starts.
The Indians (2-2) are coming off a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of GNL powerhouse Cheney last Thursday on the Colville pitch.
In that match, Colville simply got very few scoring opportunities against the Blackhawks.
Colville Highâs defending 1A volleyball champions dominated last Saturdayâs high-powered Lakeland Invitational (Rathdrum, Idaho) volleyball tournament. It was Colvilleâs second straight Lakeland Invitational title.
The Chewelah Cougars played the Colville Indians last Friday in the annual 395 showdown in Colville. The Cougars broke a recent string of losses to the Indians on this evening, coming away with an impressive 45-21 victory.
Turnovers in an opening game loss to Deer Park were costly to the Cougars, but on this night, Chewelah kept ahold of the ball and turned three Colville turnovers into key scoring drives.
Colville High lost some key components off last Novemberâs Class 1A state runner-up team, but the Indians certainly have enough left in the tank to make for an interesting reintroduction into the Class 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians will be led by third year varsity standout Kevin Carpenter. The junior finished eighth and got a spot on the podium at last Novemberâs State 1A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
If Colville High were slotted where it belonged, back in the Northeast A League, the Indians would certainly be favorites to successfully defend the 1A championship they won last November in Yakima.
That said, the Indians, who return to the Class 2A Great Northern League this fall for a two-season run, will be a force to contend with in their old league. Under longtime coach Missy Bennett, entering her 27th season at the helm, Colville was always a power in the GNL.
Northport turned a few heads when they finished third in the Northeast 1B North division after being picked to finish in the basement of what, historically, has been the toughest eight-man football conference in Washington state.
Replicating that 6-5 record and the first playoff appearance by a Northport football team in the so-called âmodern eraâ could be a difficult task in 2012. But veteran coach Don Fox, assisted once again by his son, Shane, has some solid holdover talent back.
If NHS can stay healthyâŠ
It has been an interesting ride for this ministerâs son and former small town and small college football star to the cusp of parenthood and the wild vagaries of European professional football.
And no, we are not talking about the other futbol.
So it goes for one of the best all-around athletes and football players to ever snap on a chin-strap for Columbia High School (Hunters).
Colville High will get its 2012 football season underway in a different fashion on Saturday.
The Indians, who will move up to Class 2A this fall and return to the Great Northern League for the two-year WIAA reclassification cycle, will open the season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Freeman in the so-called WIAA Kickoff Classic at Eastern Washington University.
Itâs the first time in memory that a CHS football game has started the season on a Saturday afternoon.