The Colville High track and field team will kick-off its season on Saturday, March 15 with the annual Black & White Jamboree. The meet starts at noon on the CHS track.
Also expected to compete on Saturday in the shakedown cruise will be Kettle Falls High.
CHS co-head coaches Jodi Lehman and Randy Stebbins are in serious need of officials/volunteers to help run the meet.
â€śWe are in serious need of help there,â€ť Stebbins, like Lehman, a former assistant coach under Ty Brown, who resigned from his post after the 2013 season and is now track and field coach at West Valley.
â€śIt takes about 40 volunteer officials to put on a track meet and we are definitely short of volunteers at this time.â€ť
Volunteer officialsâ€™ coordinator is Stephanie Morehouse. If you can volunteer some time on Saturday afternoon, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Stebbins at email@example.com. Or call CHS at 684-7800.
For more information, call Stebbins at 675-4032.
After the Jamboree, the Indians will host the annual Ezra Gordon meet on March 29. That meet, which annually draws more than 20 area high school teams, will start at 10:30 a.m.
CHS will feed its volunteer force at that meet, Stebbins said.
â€śWe need to do that because that meet is a five to six-hour commitment,â€ť Stebbins said of the Ezra Gordon meet. â€śWe donâ€™t need quite as many volunteers for the Jamboree because we are running only seven events.â€ť
The early season weather has been mostly cooperative to date. The weather forecast for the remainder of the week indicates a warming trend with mostly dry skies and temperatures in the low 50s.
Stebbins said when practices started earlier this month, he didnâ€™t send out runners because â€śit was so slippery. Then, on Tuesday, everybody was able to get out for awhile. And by Wednesday, the track was clear.â€ť
See story on prospectâ€™s for the CHS track & field season in next weekâ€™s S-E Sports.