One bad half inningâ€”thatâ€™s all that stood in the way of Colville sweeping four Northeast A League baseball games last week instead of going 3-1.
With the NEA schedule heading down the homestretch and its final week, the Indians (7-5) will face league-leading Lakeside (7-3) and second place Chewelah (6-4) this week.
CHS traveled to Chewelah on Tuesday for a single game and will head to Nine Mile Falls on Friday for a pivotal doubleheader with Lakeside (2 p.m. start).
Chewelah tennis had a light week last week with the girls losing 3-2 in Colville and the boys winning 3-2 and the girls falling 4-1 to Reardan High School at home in non-leagsue boys and girls tennis action.
In an unusual move against Colville, Chewelah forfeited the no. 1 and no. 2 singles matches to Colville and instead the Cougars top boyâ€™s doubles team of Tyler Monasmith and David Vilchiz played Colvilleâ€™s top singles players and one of the top Class 1A girlâ€™s doubles tandems in the state in Liselotte Doggen and Erin Little in an entertaining and well played doublesâ€™ match.
Kettle Falls High (4-4, 5-7) hopes to be back to full strength this week. The Lady Bulldogs, who have struggled for much of the spring to date, hope that getting their regular line-up back intact will spark a KFHS team looking for a boost as the Northeast 2B League heads down its stretch run.
In their only action last week, Kettle Falls dropped a non-league doubleheader at Priest River, 21-3, 6-2.
Northport High (12-0) notched four more Panorama League North (Northeast 1B) wins last week.
The Mustangs of coach Don Baribault swept host St. Michaelâ€™s last Saturday, 8-4, 16-6. In a doubleheader at Curlew back on April 17, NHS won 9-2, 13-7.
Northport was home on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Selkirk. On Saturday, Odessa/Harrington visits for a doubleheader (noon).
The Mustangs will finish the regular season against Wilbur-Creston and Cusick.
Colville High (5-2, 7-3-1) heads into the final week of Northeast A League boyâ€™s soccer play needing to keep winning to annex their second straight league championship and garner a coveted opening round bye and District 7 1A championship host role next week.
The top three NEA teams will advance to the post-season, which will start next Tuesday with NEA no. 2 hosting NEA no. 3. The District title match-up is scheduled for next Wednesday or Thursday at the home of the league champion.
One of the biggest and most popular one-day golf tournaments of the season at Dominion Meadows Golf Course will be held Friday, May 4 when the Mayorâ€™s Open Golf Tournament unfolds at DM.
Presiding over this yearâ€™s tournament will be new Colville Mayor, Deborah Rarrick.
Entry fee is $60 per player (includes 18 holes of golf, shirt, lunch, dinner and â€śgoodie bagâ€ť).
There are also hole sponsorships ($100), team and hole sponsorships (combined $325) and combined team and shirt sponsorships ($750) available.
A four-person scramble forÂmat golf tournament to benefit the Wildland Firefighter FounÂdation will be held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on SaturÂday, June 11 starting at 9 a.m. (shotgun start).
Entry fee is $50 per person. The entry includes greens fees and lunch. Mulligans and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. Team prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of play.
This yearâ€™s Arden Old-Timerâ€™s Rodeo will return to its usual May date. The 2012 edition of a popular rite of spring will be held Saturday, May 19 at the Arden Old-Timerâ€™s Rodeo Arena. The show will start at 2 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
This yearâ€™s rodeo will include a raffle and the opportunity to win half a beef (first prize), a cord of firewood (second prize) and handmade saddle racks (third place).
Tickets for the drawing the day of the rodeo are $1 apiece.
It wasnâ€™t a pretty week for the Colville High School baseball team.
The Indians (4-4, 5-5), despite playing at home the entire week, managed only one win in four games. Colville started the week back on April 10 with a 14-4 loss to Northeast A League-leading Lakeside (7-2) and followed that up one day later with an 8-0 loss to Freeman (2-4).
On Saturday, the Indians managed a split with Newport, losing the opener 7-3 and coming back for a 3-1 win in the second game.
Colville High had no trouble improving its spring fast-pitch softball record to 6-0, 8-2 last week with Northeast A League wins over Freeman, Riverside and Chewelah.
The Indians, winners of five straight and seven of their last nine, started the week back on April 10 with an easy 16-0 drubbing of visiting Freeman at Dean Vaagen Park.
On Wednesday, Colville swept host Riverside 11-0, 12-0. On Saturday, back home at Dean Vaagen Park, CHS rolled to easy 15-1, 11-0 wins over Chewelah.