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Vining comes up big as Bulldogs salvage split

April 18, 2012

Kettle loses tough outing
at Colfax

Kettle Falls High (3-5, 3-6) got a key outing from junior right-hander Tyler Vining when they needed it last Saturday and the Bulldogs were able to salvage a doubleheader split with league-leading Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at home.
After Kettle Falls dropped a 12-1 decision in the opener to the Broncos, the Bulldogs were able to ride Vining’s second sterling outing of the week to a 5-1 win. It was the first win of last week’s four- game set against LRS and perennial 2B power Colfax.

Defending NEA champion Colville still on top

April 18, 2012

But Indians tested against
Chewelah

The unbeaten Colville High School girl’s tennis team faced a rigorous test on Tuesday when Chewelah’s upstart tennis team, an upset winner of Lakeside last week in Northeast A League tennis play, visited the defending NEA champion Indians.
Chewelah dropped a narrow 3-2 decision earlier this season to Colville.
“That might prove to be a bit more interesting than I had expected,” CHS head coach Phil Johnson said after Chewelah downed always tough Lakeside. “There won’t be any room for error against them.”
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‘Buddy Ball’ gears up

April 13, 2012

Players sought for
second year league

Bambino Baseball Buddy Ball will embark on its second season in Colville next month.
The league for special needs youngsters got its impetus last spring with seven players. This spring, coordinators Heather and Brandon Judd hope to sign up 15 youngsters for this unique and rewarding program.
The Colville Kiwanis Club-sponsored Little League supports the program and has reserved field space for Bambino Buddy Ball, which is a division of Babe Ruth Baseball.

Chewelah breaks out the bats

April 13, 2012

Chewelah’s baseball team finally got to spend some time on the diamond this past week, playing five games since last Monday. So it goes when the early spring has been uncommonly wet and inclement.
Jenkins High School head coach Luke Jeanneret isn’t too worried about all the games in a short, quick stretch. Jeanneret figures his pitching is deep enough and able to take the wear and tear so many games can put on a staff.

Important week for CHS soccer team

April 11, 2012

Indians face
NEA League foes

Colville High’s rapidly improving soccer team will face a pair of Northeast A League opponents this week in games that will go a long way toward determining the league champion and post-season pecking order.
Sure, it’s still early in the season, but in a minimalist league like the NEA, the Indians and head coach Dave Rarrick will get a pretty good idea by the weekend what the pecking order might be.

League-leading Colville back in action this week

April 10, 2012

Big match with Lakeside
on Saturday at CHS

Colville High’s defending Northeast A League and District 7 tennis champions, currently leading the NEA race this soggy spring, are back in action this week after being idle over Spring Break.
CHS hosted Deer Park on Tuesday and will entertain Lakeside Saturday in a match-up that will go a long way toward determining this season’s NEA champion. Lakeside and the Indians battled for the league and district championships last spring.
Saturday’s match on the CHS courts is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.

Local horseman tries again

April 10, 2012

Gerry Cox in
NW Extreme Makeover

Gerry Cox, owner of Mountain House Stables (Arden), has thrown his hat in the ring at NW Extreme Mustang Makeover again. His last attempt netted a third place showing in 2010.
The NW Extreme Mustang Makeover is sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation of Georgetown, Texas, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, where the MHF has selected 45 trainers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Nevada to pick up randomly selected wild horses from the BLM gathering centers in Oregon, California and Nevada.

Schanz duo attend Speedo Championships & YMCA nationals

April 10, 2012

Emma Schanz makes her mark at both meets

Colville swimmers Dylan and Emma Schanz continue to pursue USA swimming at a ratcheted up level for the Spokane Area Swim Team.
Dylan, 17, and Emma, 14, attended the Speedo Championship Series in Federal Way March 8-11 and most recently the YMCA National Championships at Greensboro, N.C. April 2-5.

Northport sweeps doubleheader

April 4, 2012

Mustangs get in
games at Kettle

Northport High moved its early-season baseball record to 4-0 last week with a 5-0, 13-4 sweep of host Republic.

The games were played at the junior varsity field at Kettle Falls. The fields at Northport and Republic were still unplayable last week.

The Mustangs won the rain-shortened first game 5-0 behind right-hander Jeremiah Johnson. The junior scattered two hits and struck out seven.

Johnson didn’t throw a ball until there were two outs in the second inning.

Bulldogs drop doubleheader

April 3, 2012

Kettle Falls High dropped a Northeast 2B League doubleheader at Northwest Christian back on March 27 by scores of 5-0, 9-2.
The Bulldogs had trouble mounting any kind of an offensive attack against NWC. KFHS managed only five hits in the 14 innings of baseball played at Colbert.

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