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New league, new challenges for Kettle Falls’ baseball

March 17, 2015

KFHS should
be competitive

Despite a low turnout earlier this winter (22 players) when spring practice sessions got underway, expect second year Kettle Falls High baseball coach Justin Collier to field a competitive team as the Bulldogs embark on their first season in the rigorous Northeast 2B League after spending two seasons in the second division of the Northeast A League.

Chewelah should be solid

March 17, 2015

Softball season
starts this week

CHEWELAH—The Jenkins High softball team is looking to be more competitive in the Northeast A League this spring with a mix of returning starters and experienced freshmen in key positions.
A solid turnout of 20 players, buoyed by 11 freshmen, has allowed the Cougars to field full varsity and junior varsity teams.
Head coach Tom Skok is looking for an immediate impact from those experienced freshmen.

Republic rolls through District

February 25, 2015

Regional at
Mt. Spokane

Second-ranked Republic High (23-0) built an early lead and coasted late in a 53-39 District 7 1B championship game win Saturday night at Deer Park High School over upstart Odessa-Harrington (11-12).
Sophomore guard Shania Graham led RHS with 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.
The Titans earned the Northeast 1B district’s second seed to this weekend’s regional round of the State 1B Tournament (Spokane Veteran’s Arena).

Colville makes regional field

February 25, 2015

Indians will
play Zillah

After absorbing a drubbing at the hands of third-ranked Lakeside in the District 7 1A girl’s championship game one night earlier, the Indians (14-10) rebounded last Saturday afternoon at West Valley High School (Spokane) to post a 58-41 win over upstart Medical Lake and qualify for this weekend’s regional round of the State 1A Tournament.
Colville, third seeded into the District tournament out of the Northeast A League, will prepare this week for a loser-out date against Zillah (19-4) of the SCAC.

Colville second at 1A Mat Classic

February 25, 2015

Freeman wins title

Colville High crowned three champions and advanced five wrestlers to the finals, but Northeast A League, District and regional champion Freeman’s superior numbers was enough to lift the Scotties to the Mat Classic XXVII championship Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
The Scotties, who came to Tacoma with 15 wrestlers, relied on its superior depth in the consolation rounds to pile up points and win their first state trophy in wrestling.

Tough season on the slopes— an early season for golf

February 20, 2015

Area golf courses
opening early

Dominion Meadows Golf Course hasn’t opened yet, but given the paucity of snow on the 18-hole Colville municipal course, it won’t be long.
The winter of 2014-2015 has been a difficult one for area ski resorts. At best, it’s been mostly spring skiing in February. No, that isn’t good.
Last week, Mt. Spokane undertook the unprecedented move of suspending operations because of a lack of snow on the slopes.

Chewelah gets five to Mat Classic

February 20, 2015

Mat Classic
in Tacoma

The Jenkins High wrestling team sent 13 grapplers to the regional tournament against the Caribou-Trail League looking to move a good number of wrestlers on to the Mat Classic in Tacoma this week. The results from the regional tournament at Cascade High School (Leavenworth) were good for the Cougars.
JHS moved five wrestlers on and have five more wrestlers going as alternates.
While head coach Jim Fisk was happy with the results, he felt the Cougars could have had more wrestlers in Tacoma later this week.

Colville High sends seven to Mat Classic

February 20, 2015

On to Tacoma Dome

Colville High will be represented at the Class 1A portion of the Mat Classic state wrestling championships Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome by seven wrestlers.
Winning regional championships last Saturday at Cascade High School (Leavenworth) were TJ Baun (106), Tyler Ward (132) and Ben Knight (170). Also qualifying for Mat Classic are Ryley Smith, second at 160; Alex Linn, second at 113; Ian Cox, second at 152, and Maverick Walker, third at 182.
Traveling as alternates will be Tyler Jack, Takota Ashley, Brandon Stinson and Thailer Morrison.

Northeast A District ‘meat-grinder’ next for CHS

February 3, 2015

Wrestling District at Deer Park

Arguably (or not) the toughest Class 1A-wrestling league in the state will host its district tournament this week.
Colville High, who lost to Deer Park and Northeast A League dual champion and top-ranked Freeman, hopes to parlay a healthier line-up into District 7 1A Tournament success Friday and Saturday at Deer Park High School.
The Indians, coming off easy dual meet wins over Chewelah and Lakeside last week, would like to advance at least 15 wrestlers to the regional meet Feb. 13-14 at Cascade High School (Leavenworth).

Kettle Falls’ girls in playoff

February 3, 2015

District at
Reardan High

Kettle Falls High 8-12, 4-11) faced a District 7 2B play-in game Monday night at neutral Columbia High (Hunters) against Wilbur-Creston. The results were too late for S-E deadline.
The Lady Bulldogs and Wildcats were vying for the fourth and final Northeast 2B North berth to District. For the loser, the season is over.

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As predicted, Colville High (5-1, 4-0) and Freeman (4-2, 3-1) locked up in a defensive struggle...
Colville (3-0,4-1) plays Freeman (3-0,4-1) tonight at 7 p.m. in Rockford!
Colville's Volleyball team will host Medical Lake tomorrow (10/8) at 5:00 p.m.


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