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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.

Eighth annual Mayor’s Open slated May 4

March 30, 2012

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 Mayor’s Open Golf Tournament unfolds at DM.
Presiding over this year’s tournament will be new Colville Mayor, Deborah Rarrick.
Entry fee is $60 per player (includes 18 holes of golf, shirt, lunch, dinner and “goodie bag”).
There are also hole sponsorships ($100), team and hole sponsorships (combined $325) and combined team and shirt sponsorships ($750) available.

Northport sweeps twinbill at St. George’s

March 30, 2012

Mustangs still haven’t been on their field

Despite not having the opportunity to get on their field because of the soggy early-season conditions, Northport High’s baseball team turned in an auspicious season-opening sweep in Spokane against St. George’s back on March 20.
The Mustangs, who got solid, if not impressive early-season pitching and timely hitting, swamped the Dragons, 14-3, 13-2.
In the opener, Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon Hedrick and Jace Shaw combined on a 13- strikeout no-hitter.

Kettle Falls’ wins two of three to start season

March 30, 2012

Bulldogs face NWC, Riverside this week

Kettle Falls High got its snow-bound and water-soaked early baseball season underway late last week. The Bulldogs, with only 14 players, most who haven’t logged a whole lot of varsity time, lost a tough 4-2 decision (eight innings) to Northeast A League favorite Chewelah last Friday and swept host Liberty Saturday in a Northeast 2B (Bi-County League) doubleheader at Spangle.
KFHS plated 37 runs in 16-0, 21-9 routs of the Lancers.

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