Clash of the County favors Colville despite pins from Smith and Krouse
By Geno Ludwig/Staff Correspondent
Facing two of the top 10 class-1A teams in the state at the front of the league schedule was difficult for the young Chewelah wrestling team. The Cougars opened their season at Freeman, where they won only two bouts on the mat in losing to the ninth-ranked Scotties by a 54-27 score. Thenon Thursday night, they hosted second-ranked Colville, posting two wins on the mat in a 54-18 loss to the Indians.
Gage Smith and Kaden Mackowiak were Chewelah’s only winners at Freeman. Smith battled to a 4-1 decision in the 138-pound bout. Mackowiak pinned his opponent 35 seconds into the first round. The other 18 Cougar team points came from forfeits issued to Conner Krouse, Dayton Smith, and Wade Baker.
Chewelah improves to 2-1 on season
The Cougar (2-1) defense stayed frosty and held Cusick to seven points in the first half en route to a 54-16 nonleague victory on Tuesday night. Kyrstan Miller notched 14 points for Chewelah while Maggie Cobb added 12. More
Cougars off to hot start, down 1B Cusick
Chewelah defeated Cusick for the second time this year, and improved to 3-0 on the season with Tuesday night’s 59-31 victory over their 1B nonleague foe. Ryder Robinson led the Cougars with 12 points while Gavin Parrott and Nils Berger each added nine points. The Chewelah defense held winless Cusick to just nine first-half points, and had a 25-point fourth quarter.
Chewelah (3-0) will open up NEA League play on Friday at 1-3 Lakeside.
Cusick (0-2, 0-0) 4 5 11 11-31
Chewelah (3-0, 0-0) 10 9 15 25-59
Browneagle 3, Cotter 10, Hansen 8, Hendershott 3, Nomee 6, Shanholtzer 1
Baldwin 4, Berger 9, Coleman 4, Holloway 1, Hubert 6, Krausz 4, Kroiss 8, Parrott 9, Robinson 12, Stroyan 2
The Scotties (1-0) picked up five pins in a 54-27 NEA League duel meet victory over Chewelah (0-1) on Tuesday night in Freeman. Kaden Mackowiak picked up the Cougars lone pin, defeating 145-pounder Werner in 5:20. Gage Smith also picked up a 4-1 decision over Freeman’s Doloughan at 138 pounds.
FREEMAN, 54, CHEWELAH 27
126: Holt (Freeman) pins Kramer (Chewelaah) 3:16
132: Vargas (Freeman) pins Coscia (Chewelah) 1:50
138: G. Smith (Chewelah) dec. over Doloughan (Freeman) 4-1
145: Mackowiak (Chewelah) pins Werner (Freeman) 0:35
152: Flack (Freeman) pins Walser (Chewelah) 5:20
160: Thiede (Freeman) dec. over Jeanneret (Chewelah) 2:33
170: Fuchs (Freeman) won by forfeit
182: Iris (Freeman) won by forfeit
195: Hyta (Freeman) pins Thompson (Chewelah) 0:30
220: Krouse (Chewelah) won by forfeit
285: Baker (Chewelah) won by forfeit
106: Werner (Freeman) won by forfeit
113: D. Smith (Chewelah) won by forfeit
120: Nees (Freeman) pins Haden (Chewelah) 1:08
Here are how the NEA League teams and Stevens County teams did in area basketball action for Dec. 6, 2016.
By Geno Ludwig/Staff Correspondent
Two Cougar wrestlers brought home medals from the season-opening Deer Park Invitational Tournament last Saturday. Conner Krouse earned the second place medal in the 220-pound weight division, and Dayton Smith earned third place hardware in the 113-pound bracket.
Krouse fought his way into the championship finals, but lost the title bout.
Smith started the day with a pair of pins. He pinned Jeremy Blom from Cheney in 3:10. He then pinned Cole Roman from Riverside in 31 seconds. More
Zags take care of business against Mississippi Valley State and Arizona
By Dylan Kitzan/For The Independent
For the Gonzaga Bulldogs, 8-0 and ranked eighth in the country has a pretty nice ring to it.
Coming off three big wins to take down the Advocare Invitational, the Bulldogs predictably took care of business against a winless Mississippi Valley State team at home, winning 97-63 on Thursday, Dec. 1, setting up a showdown against the Arizona Wildcats and an opportunity to get back in the win column against a team that has traditionally had its number. More
By Dylan Kitzen/For The Independent
With three games against teams they will be chasing for playoff spots in months to come, the Spokane Chiefs were only able to come away with one victory last week, but did so taking the ice with an injury-riddled squad.
Missing second-leading scorer Kailer Yamamoto and veterans Markson Bechtold, Curtis Miske and Tanner Wishnowski, the Chiefs battled hard while falling 2-1 at home to the Portland Winterhawks and 6-5 on the road to the rival Tri-City Americans, sandwiched around a 2-1 overtime victory over the Kelowna Rockets at the Spokane Arena.
The silver lining around the injuries is that young skaters are getting additional ice time and they’re taking advantage of it while the older players lead by example. More