Colville High continues unbeaten this spring.
The Indians of coach Jim Ebel, coming off a rainout weekend where they were scheduled to play at Clarkston, had three days off before a pivotal game last week at East Valley.
â€śWith that rainout at Clarkston, we had three days off,â€ť Ebel said.
Then last Monday, one day before heading to East Valley for a key Great Northern League softball game, the Indians turned in a clunker of a practice.
â€śWe were horrible,â€ť Ebel said. â€śIt was our worst practice of the year.â€ť
Gonzaga Prep easily captured the Colville Invitational Golf Tournament last Thursday at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The Bullpups, playing in an eight-team menâ€™s field, totaled 311 (four scoring players). G-Prep was led by Michael Brutocaoâ€™s two-over 74 and by Ryan Andersonâ€™s three-over-par 75. Andrew Durnford added a 78.
Host Colville High, led by the 76 from junior Sam Artzis, finished tied for fifth place at 366 with East Valley.
Other Colville scores: Duncan Maben, 86; Matt Hubbard, 94; Zach Jensen, 110.
Kettle Falls High (1-1, 2-1) opened the 2014 high school baseball season last week at home. The home cooking agreed with the Bulldogs, who won two of three games to get the season underway.
KFHS opened with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over visiting Omak of the Caribou-Trail League last Friday. Junior Devin Thompson got the win in relief.
Defending Great Northern League and District 7 2A softball champion Colville High got the 2014 softball season off to a fast start last week with three wins.
Playing in weather conditions more reminiscent of a winter that doesnâ€™t seem to want to exit stage left until next November, the Indians came from behind to post a dramatic 5-4 win over Northwest Christian in the season opener for both teams last Thursday at frigid Vaagen Park.
The Colville High track and field team will kick-off its season on Saturday, March 15 with the annual Black & White Jamboree. The meet starts at noon on the CHS track.
Also expected to compete on Saturday in the shakedown cruise will be Kettle Falls High.
CHS co-head coaches Jodi Lehman and Randy Stebbins are in serious need of officials/volunteers to help run the meet.
It was mostly a great day for eastern Washington high school basketball teams last Saturday. The region captured five gold balls, synonymous with state basketball championships.
For the first time in the history of the Bâ€™s, Colton won boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s championships on Saturday. The Colton girls, defining the word â€śdynasty,â€ť captured an unprecedented sixth straight state championship.
The Pullman High boys, ranked no. 1 or no. 2 for most of the season, annexed a second straight state championship for the Greyhoundsâ€™ six seniors.
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cool temperatures characteristic of this time of the year, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
Colville and Kettle Falls players are reminded that the registration deadline is March 20. Registration fee is $25 ($35 after March 20).
Sign-up for the Colville Recreation Department-sponsored T-Ball program is on now. The season will run from April 14 through May 22.
The program is designed for boys and girls ages 4-7.
Sign-up fee is $15 for youngsters who live in Colville and $18 outside the city limits.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 28. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 684-6037.
The Daddy Daughter Ball will be held Saturday, April 12. There will be two sessions: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Nothing came easy for scrappy, undersized Colville High in the Indiansâ€™ 2A regional girlâ€™s basketball game at Big Bend Community College (Moses Lake) last Saturday night against third-ranked Ellensburg.
Ellensburg held game Colville (18-6), the second-seed from District 7 2A (Great Northern League) to 15 second half points and only six in the pivotal fourth quarter of a 51-36 win.
Colville trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter. Ellensburg outscored the Indians 19-6 in the period.
Colville turned up the defensive heat in the second half of last Saturday nightâ€™s District 7 2A girlâ€™s loser-out, winner to regional game at CHS and the result was an impressive 53-29 dismantling
of a Clarkston team that has given the Indians fits all winter long.
The win was the rubber match of the five-game season-long â€śseriesâ€ť with the Bantams (13-12), whose season ended.
Colville (18-6), second-seeded into the District tournament behind Great Northern League champion East Valley (19-3), avenged a 51-45 loss at home last Wednesday to Clarkston in District play.