Cougs swing their way to state

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Chewelah lost just one game in the Legion Single A District Tournament, a 4-3 setback to Whitman County in the championship game on Tuesday, and punched their ticket to the state tournament next weekend in Spokane.

On Monday, the eight surviving tournament teams met at Mead to determine which two would, in the end, play in the championship game. For the Chewelah Cougars, their two encounters were a pair of opposites.

Johnny Larson and Pearson Grooms combined to throw a no-hitter in the first game as the Cougars destroyed Mead 14-0 in a five-inning shutout. Click here for the full story.

HWY 395

Funding for Deer Park roundabouts approved

The $5 million WSDOT project for a pair of roundabouts on Highway 395 in Deer Park has been approved by department officials for the 2017-2019 biennium, the Deer Park Tribune reports.

Engineering for the roundabouts at Main Street and Crawford Avenue intersections will begin when funding becomes available in July of 2017. Construction is expected to begin in 2018. The roundabout project comes after 65 accidents were reported by Deer Park between 2010 and 2014. For the full story, click here.

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Little League Baseball

12U takes first at Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament

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Chewelah’s 12U Little League Baseball team went undefeated through five games last weekend to bring home the championship trophy from the Orofino Tournament.

Back to back doubles in the bottom of the final inning by Clayton Jeanneret and Zach Bowman scored the only run of the game on Sunday to give Chewelah a 1-0 victory over Trail, B.C. in the championship finale. For the full story, click here.

Sports

Chewelah, Rev your engines

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Fire up your engines and dust off your dancing shoes for the second annual all-ages Rev It Up for the Vets/Dancing With the Cars Street Dance, coming up August 5 in Chewelah. In addition to providing attendees with another fun evening in Chewelah, the event aims to increase support for wounded service people in our area as well as raise awareness about the Chewelah Arts Guild’s Light Up the Park event. For the full story, click here.

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