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February 22nd, 2014
It understandable if the Chelan Mountain Goats never but heads again this season with the Riverside Rams.
The Mountain Goats, which saw their football state championship aspirations disappear with an opening round playoff loss to the Rams in November, saw the same fate befall their boys basketball team on Saturday.
The Rams, who never trailed in the loser-out bi-district playoff game, eliminated the Goats 39-28. Riverside (20-5) will head to regional playoff action next weekend.
The Deer Park Stags got a rebound basket by Travis Pierce and three free throws to hold off the West Valley Eagles 52-45 on Friday.
The Eagles had cut the Stagsâ€™ lead to 47-45 on a three-point play by Brennen Folkins with 1:19 to play. Pierce answered with a put-back basket and Deer Park iced the game with free throws by Canyon Nielson, Avery Miller and Nathan Guske.
The win improved the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 2-5 and 6-9 overall. West Valley fell to 3-3, 10-4.
The Colville wrestling team, which has spent the past two years chasing the Deer Park Stags, finally caught its Great Northern League rival on Wednesday.
The Indians, the top ranked Class 2A team in the state, got a first period pin from 113-pound Alex Linn to defeat the Stags 38-32.
It was a match where neither team could build any sizeable lead.
The Indiansâ€™ biggest lead of 20-14 came after Ryley Smith defeated Jacob Boswell in the 182-pound match. The Stagsâ€™ biggest lead of 26-20 came when 195-pound Trevor Eicher, making his season debut, needed only 37 seconds to pin Spencer Frank.
The Deer Park Stags built an early 16-0 lead on their way to a 44-30 Great Northern League wrestling win over Cheney on Wednesday.
Tysen Jorgensen got the ball rolling with first period pin over Sam Hobbs in the 126-pound match. His victory was followed by a 13-3 win by Dean Lockwood over the Blackhawksâ€™ Cameron Wiseman and a first-period pin by Brandon Field over Francisco Martinez.
Cheney narrowed the margin to 28-18 before 220-pound Cody Devore scored a pin of Jacob Hill to give Deer Park an almost insurmountable lead.
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The Deer Park Stags, helped by five Nate Guske free throws in the fourth quarter, slid past Chewelah 61-57 on Tuesday.
Deer Park head coach Chad Hand, who was not pleased with all aspects of his teamâ€™s performance, said he would take the victory in the Stagsâ€™ home opener.
The Stags (2-1) broke a 41-41 tie late in third quarter and held off numerous charges by the Cougars down the stretch. Two Guske free throws were followed by offensive rebound basket by Canyon Nielson to increase the Deer Park lead to 58-47 before Chewelahâ€™s Mckenzie Miller hit a 3-pointer to keep the Cougars close.
The Chewelah girls basketball team used a 13-0 run in the third quarter to surge past the Deer Park Lady Stags 47-20 on Tuesday.
Leading 18-15 at halftime, the Lady Cougars (1-2) used their strength underneath the basket to pull away from the Lady Stags (0-3), who were held to only one field goal in the third quarter, an offensive rebound by Siera English with 40 seconds left in the quarter.
The Deer Park wrestling team, bolstered by five forfeit wins, defeated Orting 46-33 on Friday in the first match of the year for both Class 2A powers.
The Stags, runners-up at last seasonâ€™s state championship, jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks to a 9-1 win by defending state champion Joe Grable over Michael Moniz, another Mat Classic veteran, in the 152-pound match-up and a first period pin by 171-pound Jason Aebischer.
Riversideâ€™s Sydney Spray and Nina Abdanur were named to the All-Northeast A League volleyball team in voting by conference coaches.
The pair were joined in the first team by Brooke Riddle and Hayley Damon, both of Freeman; Sydney Johnson and Jessica Schmautz, both of Lakeside and Hadley Stratton of Newport.
The second-team featured Katie Vold and Josie Schultz, both of Freeman; Cami Tinsler of Medical Lake, Lexie Watkins of Lakeside; and Kailey Ralston of Newport.
The Deer Park volleyball team clinched a District VII tournament berth with a 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 win over West Valley on Tuesday.
The win boosted the Lady Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 3-7 and eliminated the winless Eagles from any postseason action.
â€śThey gave us a real good match,â€ť said Deer Park head coach Jack Wood on the Eaglesâ€™ effort.
The Deer Park Stags travel to Cheney for a 7 p.m. game on Friday in a battle of two teams searching for their first Great Northern League win.
The Stags fell to 0-2 (1-5 overall) in the GNL last Friday with an 18-7 loss to West Valley. The Blackhawks also sport a 0-2 GNL mark (4-2 overall) with their 30-0 loss to East Valley last week.
The Blackhawksâ€™ attack is led by the running back Austin Kline and quarterback Andrew Graham.
The teams have only one common opponent. Cheney defeated Lakeland 27-9 a week before the Hawks thumped the Stags 51-0.