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Indians control own fate in wild NEA boy’s race

January 25, 2012

Colville High boys face difficult week

The Colville High boy’s basketball team, coming off big wins over Newport and Riverside, face their final—and most important—week of Northeast A League play this week.
On Tuesday, the Indians (5-2, 10-7), in a three-way tie for first place, were at one of the toughest gyms in the NEA (Lakeside). Colville, with a home win over the Eagles earlier this month, will likely be the underdog this time around against LHS (3-4, 8-9).
So it goes in the wild NEA, where protecting the home court is paramount and stealing a road win here and there the goal.

Lakeside, Freeman up next for Colville girls

January 25, 2012

Indians one game back of Freeman

Providing they can escape a difficult environment at Nine Mile Falls and Lakeside (5-2, 10-7) on Tuesday night, the Colville High girls (6-1, 12-5) will face two-time defending State 1A champion Freeman (7-0, 17-0) Friday at home for a share of the Northeast A League championship.
In picking up wins last week over Newport, Riverside and Post Falls, the Indians played some of their best basketball of the season to date.

Not bad for a building year

January 25, 2012

Northport High boy’s basketball coach Erik Stark will tell you that his team isn’t as good as its gaudy 15-2 record.
“We aren’t that good,” says Stark, who figured that this would be a building year after losing some key players off the Mustangs’ State 1B team of last winter. “At least we aren’t as good as our record. But we are starting to do some things that good teams do.”
Like win…

Hubbard, Pond lead Indians past Chewelah in ‘Showdown’

January 18, 2012

Newport, Riverside up next for Colville

In as close to a must-win situation as a team could get at this juncture of the season, Colville High dug out a 53-45 win at Chewelah last Friday night in front of a packed house in the so-called 395 Showdown rivalry game.
Sophomore post Matt Hubbard led the Indians (8-8, 3-2) with 24 points and 19 rebounds (two off the school record). Senior post Alex Pond added 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Colville second at River City

January 18, 2012

Indians down Chewelah

It was a good week to be a Colville High wrestler last week.
The Indians demolished visiting Chewelah in a Northeast A League dual meet last Wednesday night, 54-24, and finished second in last Friday and Saturday’s 15th annual River City Duals at Post Falls High School.
Host Post Falls beat Colville High 68-16 in the championship dual of the Gold Division.
The tournament featured 24 teams.
THIS WEEK

Vining wins 195 title at Riverside Classic

January 11, 2012

Tonasket next for Bulldogs on Saturday

Kettle Falls High junior Tyler Vining led the KFHS wrestling contingent at last Saturday’s Riverside Classic with a championship at 195 pounds.
Kettle’s Garrett Anderson finished second at 106 pounds; Kyle Hyde, fourth at 132, and fifth place went to Dan Kearney (152) and Jacob Walsh (138).
“The wrestling was intense,” KFHS head coach Joe Kerns said of his team’s showing at Riverside. “The matches Dan (Kearney) lost were by one point and in overtime.”

Chewelah boys continue to roll

January 11, 2012

Cougars face Riverside, Colville this week

The Chewelah boy’s basket­ball team opened Northeast A League play with a pair of wins last week in three games.
The wins earned the hot Cou­gars a spot atop what promises to be a wild league race.
Back on Jan. 3, the Cougars opened up NEA play at Freeman (7-6, 2-1). Chewelah came out a bit flat and dropped a 62-46 de­cision.
Chewelah was unable unable to get much go­ing in the first half against an aggressive, physical Scotties’ team.

Cougars lose Wuesthoff

January 11, 2012

The Chewelah girls lost their first three games of Northeast A League season last week, but the biggest blow of all was los­ing starting guard Brittney Wuesthoff for the re­mainder of the season to a torn meniscus in her left knee.
“It’s a tough way to start the league season,” said head coach Tom Skok.
Coach Skok feels that the Cougars are taking the loss in stride and dealing with the ab­sence of a key player as well as they can.
“It makes things tough, she was our leading scorer at the time,” Skok said. “But we’re battling to get through it.”

Colville cranks up the defensive pressure in three league wins

January 11, 2012

First place in NEA on the line at Freeman

Colville High girls’ basketball co-head coaches Al Bushnell and Ray Clark have conceded all along this season that the Indians’ mix of veteran talent and youth has been an ongoing work in progress.
Well, that work in progress has progressed nicely after early returns around the Northeast A League last week.

Another day besides Father’s Day for rodeo

January 11, 2012

The annual Panorama (Colville) Pro-West Rodeo is changing its dates from Fa­ther’s Day weekend to Fri­day, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.
According to Panorama Ro­deo Association Board (PRA) member Wyatt Cowley, the change comes in part because this year is a leap year, caus­ing this year’s rodeo to share the same calendar space with events in Oregon and South­ern Washington and the Na­tional College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.
That could mean a drop in the number of cowboys who might other­wise compete in Colville’s Pro-West Ro­deo stop.

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