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The Basement Boys call it quits

August 6, 2013

Wrestling club will disband
at the end of August

The Basement Boys program started in 1985 with coaches Denny Reddinger and Monty Jones. The program was called the Hermiston Offroad Stingers.
The club wrestled all three styles and traveled throughout Washington and Oregon. In 1990, the club became the Basement Boys when Monty and Shelley Jones started traveling with their son, Dustin, Sean Riley and many others.
This was the driving force to keep the club alive at the time.

Fall sports practice sessions start soon

August 6, 2013

Another sign that summer is almost over is the start of fall sports practices at area high schools.
The first day of fall sports practice sessions for cross-country, volleyball and girl’s soccer is Monday, August 26.
Prep football practice sessions get a jump-start and will get underway one week earlier—on Monday, August 21.
Student/athletes are reminded that current physicals and all paperwork are due the first day of practice.

Sprague takes over CHS boy’s basketball program

July 30, 2013

Brad Sprague has been named to succeed John Foulkes as head boy’s basketball coach at Colville High School.
Sprague, 58, graduated from Hudson’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.

Vining pitches Colville to win at State Legion tourney

July 30, 2013

Loser out
scenario

Colville’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.

Colville United Soccer Camp back this summer

July 19, 2013

Camp will run
July 29 to August 1

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.

Tiger Triathlon makes another run on Saturday

July 19, 2013

Big field expected

The summer sports scene wouldn’t be complete without another running of the popular Tiger Triathlon. This year’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 Colville’s Recreation Coordinator, is certainly more comfortable with his Tiger Tri responsibilities after overseeing his first triathlon last July.

Sixth annual Opie-Coxie Open is July 27 at DM

July 19, 2013

Tourney one of
areas most popular

Colville’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 North­east 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 per­son teams. Entry fee is $45 per player, if paid by July 24, and $50 per player after July 24.

Pick-up man sustains serious concussion at Pro-West Rodeo

June 26, 2013

Victim awake as
of last Sunday

A fun weekend at the an­nual Panorama Pro-West Ro­deo in Colville nearly turned to trag­edy last Saturday after­noon when a pick-up man was injured in the Northeast Washington rodeo arena.
Bo Segerman, 21, was pur­suing 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.

Faces from the Panorama Rodeo

June 26, 2013

The 72nd annual Panorama Rodeo made its two-day run at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds’ rodeo arena last Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The two Pro-West Rodeo shows drew solid crowds, who watched Kelly Bowcutt’s Gold Buckle Rodeo Company stock more than hold its own against circuit cowboys. One of the highlights of the weekend were performances by Colville’s own Tough Enough Equestrian Drill Team. Photos courtesy of Chris Cowbrough.
See more photos in the 6/26 edition of the S-E.

4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree hits the mark

June 19, 2013

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 year’s event, featuring safety and hunter education in a ‘Jeopardy’ game show format, a 4-H hunting lesson, and a Challenge activity to reinforce gun range safety and etiquette.

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