Brad Sprague has been named to succeed John Foulkes as head boyâ€™s basketball coach at Colville High School.
Sprague, 58, graduated from Hudsonâ€™s Bay High School (Vancouver) and graduated from then Whitworth College in 1977, where he played basketball.
Sprague, a school administrator and teacher for 36 years before he retired in 2010, currently serves as Executive Director of the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives. He has worked in Alternative Education for 17 years.
Colvilleâ€™s AA American Legion Baseball club advanced to the third day of the Washington State American Legion tournament in Walla Walla after a 6-2 victory over Burlington in a Sunday elimination game. Colville dropped their opening game to host and top-seeded Walla Walla, 14-2, on Saturday night.
Game one on Saturday against Walla Walla started out well for Colville. The Indians took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Morris and an RBI single by Jesse Morrison.
The Colville United Soccer Camp will make another run later this month at the Colville High School soccer complex. The camp will run July 29 through August 1 on the CHS fields.
Youngsters age four to six will meet for camp from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. Youngsters ages seven to nine will participate from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., and older campers (ages 10-11) will go from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
The summer sports scene wouldnâ€™t be complete without another running of the popular Tiger Triathlon. This yearâ€™s 23rd running of the swim/bike and run Tiger will be held Saturday, July 20. Swimmers will hit the waters of Gillette Lake at 8 a.m. sharp.
Tiger Triathlon Race Director Jake Wilson, who doubles as the city of Colvilleâ€™s Recreation Coordinator, is certainly more comfortable with his Tiger Tri responsibilities after overseeing his first triathlon last July.
Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course will once again host the annual Opie-Coxie Open on Saturday, July 27. This is an event golfers of any ability level should not miss and is one of the most popular one-day tournaments in NorthÂeast Washington.
The tournament serves as a tribute to two great men, John Ochs and Steve Cox.
The format for this event is a scramble with four or five perÂson teams. Entry fee is $45 per player, if paid by July 24, and $50 per player after July 24.
A fun weekend at the anÂnual Panorama Pro-West RoÂdeo in Colville nearly turned to tragÂedy last Saturday afterÂnoon when a pick-up man was injured in the Northeast Washington rodeo arena.
Bo Segerman, 21, was purÂsuing a rough stock bucking horse to corral it back into the pen when the horse somehow got behind his own mount and caused it to trip, throwing Segerman and rolling over him in the process.
Segerman, who works for stock contractor, Gold Buckle Rodeo Company, was knocked unconscious.
The 72nd annual Panorama Rodeo made its two-day run at the Northeast Washington Fairgroundsâ€™ rodeo arena last Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The two Pro-West Rodeo shows drew solid crowds, who watched Kelly Bowcuttâ€™s Gold Buckle Rodeo Company stock more than hold its own against circuit cowboys. One of the highlights of the weekend were performances by Colvilleâ€™s own Tough Enough Equestrian Drill Team. Photos courtesy of Chris Cowbrough.
See more photos in the 6/26 edition of the S-E.
Archers fired arrows and clay pigeons were blasted from the sky during the annual 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree June 13 at the Republic Gun Club shotgun and rifle ranges. More than 40 youth participated in the round-robin event, developing their marksmanship with shotguns, air rifles and pistols, and bows and arrows.
Three additional stations were added to this yearâ€™s event, featuring safety and hunter education in a â€˜Jeopardyâ€™ game show format, a 4-H hunting lesson, and a Challenge activity to reinforce gun range safety and etiquette.
Eleven teams competed in the annual Wildland Firefighters Scramble Golf Tournament at Dominion Meadows Golf Course earlier this month. This yearâ€™s tournament, which raises funds for the Wildland Firefightersâ€™ Foundation, raised a record $3,800.
One of the tournamentâ€™s organizers, Al Garr, said that a team that had finished last in last summerâ€™s tournament returned and took home top honors with a net 52.
The last place team from this yearâ€™s tournament won a free group lesson from DM PGA pro, Andy Hite.
For most people to try their hand at archery and shooting, they would either have to pay for a class or pay a guide for an excursion in the countryÂside that most Tri-County residents take for granted.