Colville came agonizingly close to capturing the schoolâ€™s first state fast-pitch softball championship last Saturday afternoon at Columbia Playfield in Richland.
But like last spring, when Connell edged the Indians in the State 1A semifinals in Spokane, the Eagles broke a few more Colville hearts with a heart-stopping 4-3 championship game win in nine innings.
Closeâ€¦oh, so close.
The Colville High doubles duo of Liselotte Doggen and Erin Little captured the region 1B/2B/1A championship last weekend at West Valley High School and will advance to the State 1B/2B/1A Tennis Championships Friday and Saturday at the Yakima Tennis Club.
Doggen and Little finished fifth in doubles at last yearâ€™s tournament in Yakima.
Kettle Falls High (12-10) simply had nothing in the tank in an 11-0 loss to Reardan last Tuesday in a District 7 2B tournament game at Medical Lake.
The loss ended Kettleâ€™s season.
Reardan advanced to the regional tournament at Gonzaga Prep last Saturday. The Indians were eliminated 4-3 by Riverside Christian.
Asotin advanced out of the Spokane regional to the Class 2B Final Four in Ellensburg Friday and Saturday.
Colville High (20-3), after dominating Lakeside all season long, fell to their Northeast A League nemesis 7-5 last Saturday afternoon in the District 6-7 regional title game at Vaagen Park in Colville.
The Indians and Eagles both advance to the State 1A Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Playfields in Richland. Okanogan and Cascade also advanced to State from the typically weak Caribou-Trail League.
Colville will open the double elimination tournament on Friday at noon against Hoquiam.
Colville High continued its successful run through the Northeast A League again last weekend at Washington State University, annexing singles and doubles championships at the District 7 1A Tournament.
The two-time NEA champion and District champion Indians advance District 7 1A singles champion Tessa Moore, two-time District doubles championsâ€™ Liselotte Doggen and Erin Little, and the doubles team of senior Carly Ekins and junior Alyssa Kienbaum (fourth seeded to regionals).
The Chewelah High Cougarsâ€™ baseball season came to an end last weekend with losses to Colville and Lakeside in the Northeast A League/Caribou Trail League District playoffs in Wenatchee.
The Cougars had won four in a row before Saturdayâ€™s games, including wins over Colville and Lakeside to annex the District 7 championship. But the Cougars couldnâ€™t find the formula to advance to the regional playoffs on May 19.
The Colville High baseball team (13-9) won two of three games last week to qualify for the 1A regional tournament Saturday at Larson Field in Moses Lake.
The Indians, who edged Cascade 7-6 last Tuesday in Moses Lake to keep their season alive and advance to the Bi-District Tournament in Wenatchee last Saturday against the Caribou-Trail League, will oppose LaSalle on Saturday in a loser-out game at Moses Lake (1 p.m.).
The first annual Colville Baseball Golf Tournament will be held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on Saturday, June 16.
The tournament will benefit the Colville Baseball Fund, which provides assistance and equipment to area baseball players.
Teams will consist of four or five players (you make up the team) playing a Scramble format.
Entry fees are $40 per player if paid by June 9 ($45 after that date).
Submit completed registration and fees (payable to Colville Baseball) by June 9 to the Dominion Meadows pro shop, or to Alicia Morrison.
Colville High advanced 25 athletes to Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Northeast A/Caribou-Trail League Bi-District meet at Cashmere High School.
CHS, who won the regular season boyâ€™s dual championship in the NEA (the girls were third), qualified 11 boys to Cashmere. Unbelievably, 14 of the 18 member Tribe girlâ€™s team qualified for Bi-District.
The top four athletes from the lane events and the top six from the field events/distance races moved on to Bi-District.
In Northeast 2B softball action last week, Kettle Falls (11-7) picked up four key wins to end the regular season.
KFHS knocked off Davenport 5-1, 10-1 back on May 1 before handling Springdale 14-4, 15-1 on Monday. Both doubleheaders were played at Kettle Falls.
KFHS touched Springdale pitching for 23 hits in the Monday doubleheader.
Krislin McInelly picked up the wins for Kettle Falls.