Colville High (8-5, 7-4) lost an epic five-game battle with co-league-leader Pullman (8-7, 8-3) in a key Great Northern League volleyball match-up back on Oct. 22 in Colville.
The Indians took control of the match, winning the first two games, 26-24 and 25-22. Colville fell behind 7-0 and 10-1 in the opening game before catching fire.
But Pullman won the final three sets and the match, 25-21, 25-16, 19-17.
Unbeaten Freeman got a game from Kettle Falls High in the first half, but the Scotties (8-0, 5-0), one of the top Class 1A teams in the state, used a pair of âPick 6â interception returns in the third quarter to open up a big lead and cruise to a 46-7 win at Kettle Falls in Northeast A League football action last Friday night. In photo, Freemanâs Max Laib turns the corner as KFHS defenders pursue. See story and more photos inside this edition of S-E Sports. Photo courtesy of Rick Roberts.
The Jenkins High volleyball team dropped both matches last week.
On Tuesday, the Cougars (2-11, 0-10) lost to Medical Lake in four sets, 6-25, 10-25, 25-7 and 11-25. Kaitlin Krouse had a big day for the Cougars with seven kills and four digs. Megan Rowe had a game-high 18 assists and Jayden Rainer also had a game-high eight blocks.
Last Thursday, the Cougars traveled to Northeast A leading Freeman and fell in straight sets, 5-25, 7-25 and 17-25. Tenika Smith had 10 digs to lead the Cougars and Rowe once again led Chewelah with eight assists.
Colville High (5-2, 2-1) piled up 308 yards of rushing in running past Clarkston 27-7 last Friday night in a Great Northern League football game at Colville.
The Indians havenât put up rushing numbers that gaudy since Colton Davis was the featured back in 2011. The game also marked the first time since 2009 that three CHS running backs either eclipsed or came close to the 100-yard mark in rushing in a game.
Last Wednesday afternoon, Colville hosted both the East Valley Knights and Clarkston Bantams in a Great Northern League double duel cross- country race at Dominion Meadows Golf Course, arguably the best location in the Great Northern League.
The CHS harriers entered competition as decisive underdogs. By the end of the day, that designation was in serious question as the Indians ran what coach Dean Fischer called their best team effort of the season.
The Chewelah Cougars broke into the win column last Friday night with a come from behind 13-12 victory over Northeast A League rival, Kettle Falls.
While the Cougars didnât play their best game, they did enough on both sides of the ball to earn their first win of the season. That was good enough for head coach Jim Fisk, whose mostly inexperienced team has struggled this fall.
âI would have liked to see us play better, but I canât complain,â Fisk said. âOffensively, we did what we had to do--thatâs what counts.â
Colville High senior Matt Hubbard has made an oral commitment to play for coach Kerry Keatingâs Santa Clara Broncos.
The 6-9 Hubbard, an All-Great Northern League and Northeast A League pick his first three years at CHS and the teamâs leading scorer and rebounder all three seasons, says heâs excited to be heading to the West Coast Conference school.
âIt feels so good to have gotten through the whole recruiting process,â one of the top prep players in the Northwest said last week. âIt was pretty stressful toward the end of it.â
Host Tonasket was able to make an early 13-0 lead stand up against Kettle Falls in a 13-7 non-league win in Okanogan County last Friday night.
For KFHS, the offense is still a work in progress. But head coach Curtis Corvino liked what he saw in the second half against Tonasket.
âI thought we kind of had Tonasket on their heels at the end,â Kettle Falls head coach Curtis Corvino said of a spirited second half effort. âWe just didnât have enough time.â
In one of the most lopsided outcomes in the annual Highway 395 cross-the-valley rivalry between Colville and Chewelah, the Indians pushed down the throttle and never let up on Friday the 13th, blasting host Chewelah 42-0.
After one of the poorest rushing performances in the recent history of the program one week earlier against unbeaten Freeman, the Indians cranked up their normally dependable ground game against a Chewelah team that lost 17 seniors from last seasonâs Northeast A League championship bunch.