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Another wolf pack found in Stevens County

July 26, 2011

Washington’s fifth gray wolf pack has been confirmed in Stevens County.
Earlier this month, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists caught, marked with an ear tag and released a 2-month-old wolf pup from the pack. Biologists have since been trying to capture one of the pack’s breeding adult wolves to radio-collar it for monitoring. The effort to document the pack began after local ranchers reported observing three wolf pups and hearing howling in late June.

Deer Park teen to compete at national pony championships

July 20, 2011

Deer Park’s 13-year-old Colton Youngblood-Munsen is taking part in the National Pony Club Festival and Championships this week in Lexington, Ky.
Youngblood-Munsen, son of Jenny Youngblood of Deer Park, earned a spot in the national event with a win at the Stanton Farm Horse Trials last September in Deary, Idaho.
He will be competing in Kentucky with longtime companion Pistol Pete, a grey 13.1-hand Welsh pony cross. They won the Inavale Farm Horse Trials last month in the final tune-up before heading to Kentucky.

Pend Oreille County lake headed for rehab

July 6, 2011

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host public meetings July 13-14 to discuss proposed treatments to improve trout broodstock production and trout fishing at Kings Lake in Pend Oreille County.
Public meetings to discuss the rehabilitation proposal are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on:
• July 13 at the Create Art Center, W900 Fourth St., Newport.
• July 14 at the WDFW’s Eastern Region office, N2315 Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

Rodeo pair heading to national competition

June 21, 2011

Peyton Rose is heading back to Gallup, N.M., only this time the Deer Park teenager is bringing a teammate.
Rose, a freshman-to-be at Deer Park High School, qualified as a barrel racer at the Wrangler Junior High School National Finals Rodeo for the second straight year. She will also team up with fellow DPHS eighth grader Cole White in the ribbon roping competition.
The rodeo finals run from June 26-July 2 in Gallup.
Rose and White qualified for the national rodeo after placing the top four in their events at a series of rodeos last fall and this spring.

Stags get start on 2011 season

June 15, 2011

Like most high school football teams in the state, the Deer Park Stags are not waiting until mid-August to get ready for the 2011 season.
The Stags are spending the current week finishing up their NFL-like organized training activities (more commonly known as summer camp) before heading to a four-day team camp later this month at Eastern Washington University.
The Stags OTA has brought out 88 football players, including 34 eighth graders who will make up the bulk of the freshman team this fall. About two dozen of the campers suited up for varsity action last season.

Dave Howard named new MWHS boys basketball coach

June 9, 2011

Mary Walker boys basketball assistant coach Dave Howard has been promoted to head coach following the recent resignation of Dwayne Watts.
Howard, a 1977 Deer Park High School graduate, has served as assistant basketball coach for the past six years. He is also an assistant football coach.
Watts was 49-43 during his recent four-year tour as head coach with the Chargers. He led the Chargers to the state tournament in 1989 during his first head coaching stint at the school.
• The second annual Chargers Hoops Golf Tournament will be 1:30 p.m. on July 23 at the Deer Park Golf Course.

Charger trio capture baseball honors

June 7, 2011

Springdale’s Kendall Peone, Rodney Abrahamson and Connor Parker, who helped guide the Chargers to a regional berth were named to the All-Northeast 2B League baseball team in voting by conference coaches.
Peone was named to the first team along with league most valuable player J.J. Robinson, Brandon Heiser, Tyler McNannay and Alex Teade, all of Colfax; Ross Collins and Jacob Schmach, both of Liberty; Erik Muelheims of St. George’s; Daniel Holland of Northwest Christian; Traven Smith of Lind-Ritzville-Sprague and Ron Wilke of Davenport.

DPHS's Eskue earns All-GNL baseball berth

June 7, 2011

Deer Park’s Aaron Eskue was the Stags’ lone representative on the All-Great Northern League baseball team this spring in voting by the conference coaches.
The senior catcher was named to the second team.

Jacka rules state Class 2A pole vault ranks

May 31, 2011

Mother Nature did what the state’s top Class 2A pole could not — keep Deer Park’s Bailee Jacka grounded.
The DPHS junior, ranked the top female Class 2A vaulter for most of the season, wasted little time at Friday’s state championships in Tacoma in besting the field with a 10-foot, 9-inch effort.
Her performance gave her the first Deer Park track state title since Mackenzie Johnson won the high jump championship in 2006.

Lady Rams bring home quartet of state track medals

May 31, 2011

Three was a lucky number for the Riverside track program at last weekend’s state Class 1A championships at Eastern Washington University.
The Lady Rams took home a trio of third place finishes (400, and 3,200 meters and 1600-meter relay) as they finished 12th in the team competition with 24.20 points. Bellevue Christian won the team title with 61 points.

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