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Friends of NRA banquet, auction in September

August 16, 2012

The Stevens County Friends of NRA will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Colville Community College Center. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $35.
Buy tickets before August 24 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Ruger LCP .380 auto. Individuals purchasing sponsor packages are also entered into a sponsor-only raffle.

Fair Shooting Contest entry deadline extended

August 16, 2012

The entry opportunities for the two youth shooting con­tests have been extended to in­sure the maximum number of kids have an opportunity to participate. In addition to pre-entering with the fair office, participants can also register the day of the event at the range.
Both the rimfire rifle and the shotgun event will be held at the Fort Colville Gun Club (303 Highway 20 East) on Saturday, August 18. Sign up for the ri­fle contest will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. The shotgun contest will begin at 1 p.m.

Chewelah gets Roos Field scoreboard

August 15, 2012

Jenkins’ High School’s (Chewelah) Snyder Field will be the beneficiary of this old Eastern Washington University (Roos Field) scoreboard. The 23-year-old scoreboard was disassembled last week and will make way for a new scoreboard and video display that will be in place for Eastern’s Sept. 29 home opener against Big Sky rival Montana. The EWU project is being financed by the EWU Foundation. Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press) photos.

Strobel makes NAIA pre-season All-America team

August 8, 2012

Former CHS standouts join Fighting Saints program

Kettle Falls High School graduate and former KFHS football and basketball standout Brian Strobel is one of six Carroll College football players to be named to the USA Football News NAIA Pre-season All-American Team.
Strobel has been a standout in the defensive secondary for the Saints since arriving at the Helena, MT school three years ago. Strobel earned All-Frontier Conference first team honors last season in the secondary. The 5-11, 212-pounder had 90 total tackles last season, caused as fumble and had three interceptions.

Mid-Summer’s Day 5K

August 8, 2012

H&R Block and the city of Colville Recreation Department teamed last Saturday morning in the latest in a season-long series of runs in Colville.
According to Colville Recreation Coordinator, Jake Wilson, the final Fun Run in the series had the best turnout. Over 50 runners showed up last Saturday morning for the run.
“The weather last Saturday morning was perfect for running
that left smiles on everyone’s faces,” Wilson said.
Finishing first was Duncan Forsman of Republic in 19:04.

Football practice starts August 15 for Colville High

August 8, 2012

Indians move
to GNL

Pre-season practice sessions for the Colville High football team will get underway on Wednesday, August 15, according to head coach Randy Cornwell.
The Indians will run two-a-day practice sessions every other day, Cornwell said. Wednesday’s opener will be a two-a-day session.
On the two-a-day practice schedule, sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On the one practice a day format, practice will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The first three practice sessions are mandatory “helmets only.”

CHS equestrian club organizes

July 30, 2012

The Colville High School Equestrian Club is organizing for the 2012-2013 WAHSET season. The main goal of the club is to recognize the equestrian athlete and give them an opportunity to receive recognition in an equitable, positive and educational format.
The CHS Equestrian Club is a non-profit organization that encourages team play, peer acceptance and good horsemanship for students’ grades 9-12.

Mandy Sumner resigns as CHS softball coach

July 30, 2012

As a young three-year head coach, no one in school history was more successful than Mandy Sumner. But despite guiding the Colville High softball team to a fourth place state finish and two runner-up finishes in that span, the CHS graduate announced her resignation earlier this month.
Sumner, who also headed up the junior high school softball program, is one of the top catchers in CHS history and played for one of the school’s most successful coaches of all-time, Clyde Brown.

Fifth annual Opie-Coxie Tournament is Saturday

July 18, 2012

Tournament and memorial fund benefits area youth

One of the most popular one-day tournaments in Northeast Washington will tee it up on Saturday, July 21 when the Opie-Coxie Open Scramble golf tournament is held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The format is four or five person teams. Entry fee is $45 per player (if paid by July 18). The entry is $50 if paid on or after July 19. The entry includes green fees and dinner.
Non-participants can buy dinner for $10.
The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Check-in at 9 a.m.

Tiger Triathlon is Saturday

July 18, 2012

The 22nd running of the Tiger Triathlon will be held Saturday morning. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a swim around Gillette Lake on the Little Pend Oreille Lakes’ chain. Swimmers will bike down Highway 20 to Colville High School, where they will transition to the third and final increment—a run around Rotary Trail. Following the finish of the race, awards will be handed out at CHS. Packet pick-up and the traditional pre-race meal will be held at CHS on Friday evening (6 to 8 p.m.). The meal is annually sponsored by Super 1 Foods.

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