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Kettle falls to Newport, Freeman

January 16, 2014

Riverside, L-side up next for KF

It was a rough week for Kettle Falls High (6-5, 1-3) in Northeast A League girl’s basketball.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 17-5 after the first quarter back on Jan. 7 against Newport. It didn’t get much better the rest of the way and KFHS dropped a 60-39 decision to the visiting Grizzlies.
Newport, like they have done all winter long, relied on two principal scoring threats—Holly Malsbury (29 points) and Jolie Frederick (16).
The hard-working Malsbury was 12 of 14 from the free throw line. As a team, Newport was 22 of 28 at the charity stripe.

Defense keys Colville wins over Medical Lake, Chewelah

December 26, 2013

Priest River, T-lake this weekend

Defense was the name of the game in Colville’s two non-league girl’s basketball road wins last week.
In a 46-25 shellacking of host Medical Lake back on Dec. 18, the Indians’ defensive pressure exacted a toll.
It was much the same last Saturday at Chewelah, where CHS rolled to a 32-10 halftime lead en route to a 50-21 win over the Cougars.

Chewelah heads to Reardan Holiday tournament on weekend

December 26, 2013

The Jenkins High boy’s basketball team fell to 2-5 on the season after going 1-2 in three games last week.
The Cougars began their week well with a 68-47 win over Kettle Falls at home, but Chewelah was overpowered in their next two games--a 68-46 loss at Riverside and an 81-50 home loss last Saturday night in the 395 Showdown to Colville.
Chewelah head coach Jason Norman knew there were going to be some growing pains with his mostly inexperienced varsity roster. But Norman certainly see’s signs of improvement.

Tough week for Northport

December 26, 2013

The Northport High girl’s basketball team experienced a rough week in a season that was expected to have its share of up and down moments.
The Mustangs opened their week with a 56-24 loss to Inchelium before traveling to the Wellpinit Christmas Tournament and losing to host Wellpinit on Friday, 67-1. On Saturday, NHS lost a rematch with Inchelium, 83-20.
NHS head coach Erik Stark says that Northport is working hard and despite the lopsided losses, the girls are not giving up on the young season.

Cusick can’t sustain fast start

November 27, 2013

Neah Bay runs
past Panthers

The Cusick Panthers’ (8-3, 5-2) season came to an end on a frigid Friday night at Silverdale against the Neah Bay Red Devils (10-0, 5-0), 80-28.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but a bad couple of minutes early in the second quarter started a Neah Bay rally that didn’t stop until the Red Devils had run into the B-8 semifinals.
Cusick head coach Sonny Finley knew his Panthers had run up against a buzz saw and an eight-man powerhouse.

Lee, Carpenter blow through 2A District cross-country

November 7, 2013

State Saturday
in Pasco

With rain and 50 mile per hour wind punishing the open expanse of Spokane Valley’s Plantes Ferry Park last Saturday, Colville cross country standouts Megan Lee and Kevin Carpenter took the opportunity to punch their tickets to the Washington’s State Championship. While it was expected that Carpenter, a senior, would make his fourth and final trip to Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Club, it was Lee who shocked the field, running a personal course record on her way to an eye-opening third place finish.

Colville heads to Pullman with playoff berth on the line

November 7, 2013

Indians eliminate Cheney

Colville High (6-3, 3-2) will play for a State 2A football playoff berth Friday night in the Palouse against Pullman (6-2, 4-1). Game time at PHS is 7 p.m.
The winner will qualify for the playoffs one week later as the second and last seed from the Great Northern League. The loser will see its season come to an end.
Colville stayed in the playoff hunt with an impressive 19-13 win at home over Cheney (6-3, 2-3) last Friday night. The loss eliminated the Blackhawks from post-season contention.

Cougars lose Homecoming

October 31, 2013

Chewelah heads
to Riverside

The Chewelah Cougars (1-7, 1-4) went into last Friday’s Northeast A League football game with Newport expecting a more competitive game. While the Cougars trailed 7-6 after three quarters, two fourth quarter touchdowns sent Chewelah to a 21-6 defeat.
The Cougars started a new backfield in this game. Chewelah was without injured quarterback Blake Owens and running back Scott Stumpf.
Quarterback McKenzie Miller and running backs Stephen Beamer and Tory McKern picked up the slack, but the Cougars couldn’t find the end zone.

Colville drops marathon GNL match-up with Pullman

October 31, 2013

Indians prep
for District

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.

Republic wins NE 1B North title

October 31, 2013

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