Archive - Sports Article
September 16th, 2013
By THOMAS COSTIGAN
When opportunity knocks, the Riverside football team was more than happy to answer the door.
The opportunistic Rams defense stymied the Deer Park Stag attack for most of the game and came away with a 21-16 win on Friday.
The Riverside win snapped a five-game losing streak to Deer Park and improved the Ramsâ€™ overall record to 1-1. Deer Park fell to 1-1.
â€śThat was a pretty exciting rivalry game,â€ť said Riverside head coach Tom Griggs, who saw his team force five turnovers over the course of the game. â€śWe capitalized on the shots we got.â€ť
The Deer Park Stags kept it simple and sweet in rolling over Chewelah 31-7 on Friday in the season opener for both schools.
The Stags, who won their seventh straight season opener (six of them against the Cougars), kept the ball on the ground, rushing 44 times for 218 yards. The Deer Park quarterback tandem of Nic Clough and Daniel Paulson needed to throw the ball only seven times in keeping the Chewelah defense on the field for the majority of the game.
The Deer Park and Riverside football teams will get ready for their season openers on Friday with the annual Stag jamboree on Monday at 5 p.m. at Deer Park High School.
The controlled scrimmage will also include teams from Chewelah and Lakeside.
The Stags open their season at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Chewelah. The Rams open their season 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Idaho Kibbie Dome against Timberlake.
The Springdale Chargers, who will play in a jamboree at Ritzville on Friday, open their season 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Oroville.
The Deer Park Middle School football field moved into the 21st century with the help of Wade Lundgren and fellow Troop 28 Boy Scouts.
The 14-year-old Lundgren wanted to place an outdoor volleyball court at the middle school for his Eagle Scout project but switched to replacing the goalposts at the football field.
The DPMS eighth grader said the current galvanized pipe goalposts, probably placed in the early 1980s, â€śneeded some help.â€ť
Lundgren began his project by soliciting community donations to purchase new goalposts.
TRI-COUNTY PEE WEE RODEO
At Clayton Fairgrounds
Top performer â€” Brooke House (Springdale)
Barrel racing â€” 1, Brooke House. 2, Aiden Williams (Nine Mile Falls). 3, Lainey Schweiger (Deer Park).
Goat tail untying â€” 1, Hesston Jacobsen (Chattaroy). 2, Lainey Schweiger. 3, Taylor MacArthur (Deer Park).
Cal stake â€” 1, Louden Zwarg (Newport). 2, Taylor MacArthur. 3, Brooke House.
Mutton bustinâ€™ â€” 1, Elizabeth Faust (Clayton). 2, Samantha Fausti (Clayton). 3, Grace Dixon (Springdale).
Top bale head roping â€” Louden Zwarg.
Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center have teamed up with Spokaneâ€™s cycling club, Spokane Rocket Velo, to host the Deer Park Physical Therapy Time Trial bike race on Aug. 17.
Time trails are often regarded as a â€śrace of truth,â€ť with single riders being let loose every 60 seconds in a race against the clock along this 13-mile course starting near North and Eighth streets and finishing near Colville Avenue and Fourth Street.
A pair of former Riverside High School softball standouts completed their second seasons with the Whitworth University team.
Infielder Peyton McMahon played 18 games this season and went 6 for 10 at the plate with a home run and 3 RBI.
Pitcher Megan Fisher, an exchange student at RHS from Cranbrook, B.C., saw action in 23 games (12 as a starter).
Fisher finished with a 3-3 record and a 7.73 ERA in 71 innings pitched.
The Pirates finished the season with a 23-20 record.
Mary Walker High School has begun the search for a pair of new varsity coaches.
The school district is looking for replacements for head football coach Mark Edwards and boys basketball coach Dave Howard.
â€˘ Edwards assumed control of the Charger football program in 2006. While he did not have winning record in any of his seven seasons (12-51 overall), the Chargers did advance to the regional playoffs in 2010.
Despite cool and windy weather in many parts of the state, anglers had a lot of success reeling in large trout on April 27, the opening day of this year's lowland lakes fishing season.
Based on creel checks conducted at 98 lakes around the state, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) estimates that anglers caught an average of 4.6 trout on opening day.
Riverside High School senior Courtney Davis has committed to play basketball at Walla Walla Community College for the incoming season.
A three-year varsity starter and the team captain, Davis, the fourth Lady Ram to break the 1,000-point career barrier, averaged 15.3 points per game last season.
Davis, the teamâ€™s most valuable player, received first team All-Northeast A League recognition for the third straight season this winter.
Earning a 3.86 grade point average, Davis has been recognized as a member of the National Honor Society while maintaining an honor roll status.