Archive - Sports Article
May 2nd, 2013
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.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife now has a new set of â€śFish Washingtonâ€ť logos designed to help symbolize the stateâ€™s many great fishing opportunities.
WDFW tallied more than 1,800 votes on new logo design via the department website and Facebook page. Now, with a few tweaks based on public suggestions, the winning set of logos has been chosen. The logos selected depict trout and bass with backgrounds of Washington state waters and wilderness.
Deer Park High School has filled out its 2013 spring sports coaching roster.
Nicholas Schuerman, who coached the Chewelah-based 49ers American Legion baseball team last summer, will assume the head baseball coaching duties at DPHS from Bryan Schutz. His staff will include first-year assistants Kenneth Parker and Cole Young.
Natalie Baydo, a 2007 DPHS grad and a former Lady Stag player, will take over as head coach of the girls tennis program. Baydo replaces Debbie Spray, who resigned because of time constraints.
The Riverside wrestling team won most of the battles on Tuesday but lost the war.
The Rams won six of the nine contested matches against Freeman but could not overcome the five forfeits they were force to concede. The Scotties used those 30 â€śfreeâ€ť points to defeat the Rams 42-31.
The regular season finale for both teams left the Scotties at the only undefeated Northeast A League program this winter.
The Riverside boys basketball team, which has had trouble this season finding a consistent offense, tossed in 22 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Newport 53-46 on Friday.
The win improved the Ramsâ€™ Northeast A League record to 3-7 and kept alive its chances for the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Rams entered the fourth quarter trailing the Grizzlies 34-31 but quickly took the lead on a Tyler Axtell basket sandwiched between a pair of hoops by center Kevin Huggins.
The Riverside girls basketball team, which hit clutch free throws at the end of regulation and the first overtime, finally pulled away from Newport in the second extra session.
The Lady Rams outscored the visitors 10-5 in the second overtime to come away with a 51-46 win.
The win improved Riversideâ€™s Northeast A League record to 5-5 and kept alive their chances for the No. 3 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Lady Rams led 21-11 at halftime only to see the Lady Grizzlies (6-5) slowly cut into the lead in the third quarter.
The Chewelah Cougars built an early lead and then held off the Riverside Rams down the stretch to all-but capture the Northeast A League wrestling championship on Tuesday.
The Cougarsâ€™ 43-35 win left them as the only remaining NE-A team with a week left in the regular season.
Chewelah led 34-12 after the first seven matches only to see Riverside mount a furious comeback fueled by pins by Ivan Love at 120 pounds and Andrew Hansen (126 pounds) and 18-5 win by 132-pound Tyler Jack.
The Riverside Rams finally enjoyed a little â€śhome cookinâ€™â€ť on Tuesday.
The Rams, who had not played a home game in three weeks, used a strong fourth quarter to get past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 49-41. The win, the first in five Northeast A League games, snapped the Ramsâ€™ seven-game losing streak.
Riverside, which built a 19-point lead (28-9) with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, watched as the Bulldogs staged a relentless rally in the gameâ€™s final 14 minutes.
The Riverside girls basketball team got back on the winning track with a 49-35 win over Kettle Falls on Tuesday.
The Lady Rams, who dropped two Northeast A League games last week, opened up a 11-0 lead over the Bulldogs and then held off a couple of Kettle Falls attempts to catch up.
Kettle Falls cut the lead to 14-8 by the end of the first quarter only to have Riverside go on a 10-4 run. The Lady Rams led 26-15 at halftime before the roof started to cave in on both teams, literally.