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Riverside girls win state cross country PASCO – The Riverside girls cross country team claimed the state championship in Pasco Saturday, Nov. 3. They upset Lakeside, who took first place at regionals. After two years reigning as state champions, both Lakeside teams took second this year. Charles Wright Academy from Tacoma won the boys’ 1A title. Another Northeast A League team, Medical Lake, was third. Mt. Baker senior Dillon Quinata had a tight race with senior Tom Bradley from Blaine for the individual title. They finished in 15 minutes, 50 seconds with Quinata just a nose ahead. Junior Ryan Coffman of Lakeside was the league’s top finisher in sixth place, and Medical Lake sophomore Micah Dingfield was 10th. The girls race was led by Cedar Park Christian senior Sally Larson in 18:38. Lakeside sophomore Lindy Jacobsen was fourth, and her teammate, Sofia Marikis, a senior, took sixth. Riverside’s top runner was freshman Mikayla Shuler in ninth place. Seattle area King’s High School was the third place girls team. Newport did not qualify any runners for state this year.

Kersting makes All League NEWPORT – Grizzlies senior Jenna Kersting was named to the Northeast A League’s All-League volleyball first team. Lakeside had the most players on the first team, with two – Kayley Watkins and Sydney Johnson. Riverside Kersting sophomore Sydney Spray was named to the first team, as was Cheweleah senior Brittany Wuesthoff. Freeman had two players named to the second team – Brooke Riddle and Dani Reilly. Lakeside also had a pair make second team – Jenna Widman and Lauren Gerty. Riverside senior Courtney Davis joined Kettle Falls’ Krislin McInelly on the second team. Freeman junior Kaela Straw was named Most Valuable Player. Lakeside coach Kara Moffatt and Riverside coach Debbie Spray were named co-coaches of the year.

Cascade ends Newport’s shot at state


Rangers win final game BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

pions Lakeside beat Okanogan 5-2 Saturday to take second NEWPORT – The Newport place in the region soccer team ends its season and a trip to state. without a trip to state this year. They’ll open the state After making it to bi-district tournament Wednesplay, they were shut down by day, Nov. 7 against La Leavenworth’s Cascade High Salle, the No. 2 team School. from District 5. Playing at Newport Saturday, CTL’s No. 1 CashNov. 3, Newport gave up an mere shut out Quincy easy goal seven minutes in to 6-0 for the championplay. They ship. They play played well The game started District 5’s No. for the rest well and the Grizzlies 3 team, Connell of the 70 Wednesday. minutes, but actually played with Cascade faces were unable them for the first half. Naches Valley, to find the the No. 1 team back of the from District Jeremy Lewis net. 5. Round 2 is Coach “UnfortuSaturday, Nov. nately that 10. The final is the way the game goes some rounds will be played times,” coach Jeremy Lewis at Shoreline Stadium said. Nov. 16 and 17. The Grizzlies had several good Newport unseated opportunities, making 13 shots Lakeside to claim the MINER PHOTO|MICHELLE NEDVED compared to Cascade’s three. district championship Newport sophomore Emily Lewis, right, works the ball past a Cascade player in Saturday’s Keeper Katheryn Merrill made last year, but this year bi-district match. Cascade won 1-0 and claim the third seed to state. two saves. Lakeside shut them out “Our kids played their hearts 5-0. out and I was very proud of Coach Lewis said the game up. The final Lakeside goal lower seed from the Northeast them,” Lewis said. “They have started well and the Grizzlies came at 63 minutes. A League going into bi-districts, really looked good in a couple actually played with them for Newport had just four shots putting them on a tougher road games here at the end, and it is the first half. Playing under on goal to the Eagles’ 14. to get to the state tournament. too bad we could not continue the lights at Gonzaga Prep’s Merrill made nine saves for Newport ends the season with on.” stadium in Spokane Oct. 30, Newport. a 9-9-1 record. Cascade earned the third seed Newport gave up a goal midway Courtney Weise got injured in “We played a lot of good teams to state. Cascade is the Caribou through and then a tough one the start of the second half, and this year and our team got betTrail League’s No. 2 team, havprior to half. “That rattled our after giving up a couple more ter, which is what you try to ing been knocked from their kids,” Lewis said. goals, Newport was out of it. do as a coach,” Lewis said. “We reign as league champions by The Eagles added two more “They are a good team and have the majority of the team Cashmere. early in the second half, making should do well in state,” he said. back next year and I am already Northeast A League chamit difficult for Newport to catch The loss made Newport the excited about the possibilities.” BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

IONE – The Selkirk football team finished its season on a high note, beating Wilbur-Creston 40-36 Friday night. “The boys did a good job versus Wilbur-Creston,” head coach Kelly Cain said. “We started off slowly, however.” After receiving the opening kickoff, Selkirk gave up a safety on the third play of the game on a holding penalty in the end zone. Selkirk then scored two touchdowns, a 48-yard pass from Dominic Cain to Mikey Weiss, and then a 75-yard fumble return by Emery Maupin after a strip by Cain. W-C scored in the second quarter to cut the lead to 12-8. Selkirk answered two plays later on a 49-yard pass from Cain to Maupin. On W-C’s next possession, Weiss intercepted a pass and on the next play Cain found Maupin for a 66yard TD pass. Selkirk built a 34 -20 halftime lead. “We then scored on our first possession of the second half. A 27-yard pass from Cain to Maupin,” coach Cain said. W-C scored the next 16 points to cut the lead to four. Weiss batted down a pass on fourth down at Selkirk’s own 15 to end W-C’s final threat. The ball turned over on downs with a minute left and the Rangers were able to run out the clock. Cain went eight of 15 for 257 yards passing and five touchdowns. Maupin had five receptions for 177 yards and three TDs and Weiss had three receptions for 80 yards and two TDs. Michael Haskins had 15 carries for 72 yards.

Cusick heads to playoffs well together,” he said. They held ACH to negative two yards rushing the entire game about 174 yards CUSICK – With a not surprising passing. win over Almira/Coulee-Hartline Cusick scored 20 in the first, 28 Friday evening, in the second, 16 in the Cusick foot- O N D EC K: the third and six in the ball team heads to VS. COLUMBIA-INCHELIUM, fourth, allowing ACH’s the first round 1B FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., at sole TD of the night in football playoffs. Newport High School the second quarter. They take on Ryan Sample was Columbia-Inchelium Friday, Nov. 9, 12 of 17 passing for 366 yards. He at 7 p.m. at Newport High School. threw seven touchdowns and no “We played them a couple weeks interceptions. ago,” Cusick coach Sonny Finley Derrick Bluff was the leading said. “They gave us a good game. receiver with six catches for 200 We ended up winning 52-16, but yards and five TDs. Alec Bluff had it was 30-16 going into the fourth three catches for 119 yards and two quarter. They play some good TDs. Rushing, Derrick Bluff had football and I’m excited to see what eight carries for 60 yards and one goes on in Newport against them.” TD. Sample and Alec Bluff also each Finley was at a loss for words had a rushing TD. explaining his defense Friday night, Cusick is 10-0 heading into Friwhich helped Cusick to a 70-6 win day’s game. The winner will go on over ACH. “Outstanding,” is what to the 1B Football Championships he finally settled on. Nov. 17. Listen to the game online “They’re outstanding. All eight of at, search for cusickpanthem were in sync just playing very thersports in the search bar. BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

Winter sports seasons starting PRIEST RIVER – Winter sports will soon be in full swing at area high schools with boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Priest River will hold a winter sports meeting for parents Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the high school. Staff will be available from 6-7 p.m. to complete paperwork and collect fees. At 7 p.m., parents will meet in rooms according to the sport. The Priest River girls basketball team played a jamboree at Lakeland High School Tuesday, Nov. 6, led by Gary Stewart, who is starting his seventh year as head coach. They travel to Lakeland again Friday, Nov. 9 for their first game of the season, which starts at 7:30 p.m. They play at home Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. when Clark Fork visits. The Priest River boys will start basketball practice under coach Ryan Bodecker Friday morning at 9 a.m. There is no school due to the end of the quarter. Their first game is at home against Clark Fork Nov. 29. Spartan wrestlers start practice Monday, Nov. 12 and have their first meet, a preseason takedown tournament Nov. 29 at Lake City. For the second year, Jake Stark will be leading the team as head coach. For Washington schools, wrestling practice begins Monday, Nov. 12, and basketball starts Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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Cusick’s Alec Bluff, left, Miles Finley, No. 69, and Nolan Finley, No. 51, stopped the ACH Warriors during the crossover game Friday, giving the Panthers the District 7 1B eight-man title.

Spartan runners receive awards BY JANELLE ATYEO OF THE MINER

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River cross country team held their end-of-season awards night Monday, Nov. 5. State medalist Steffie Pavey, a senior, Aldridge was named most valuable/lowest scorer for the girls’ team, and she also received the Most Dedicated award. Freshman Elisabeth Young was most improved, junior Taylor Wilson Robinson was most inspirational, and junior Kinya Morrison received the Spirit Award. For the boys, state participant Josh Marks, a sophomore, was named most valuable and most inspirational. Junior Diamond




Robinson, who also ran at state, was named most dedicated, and senior Gabe Mason received the Spirit Award. Letter awards went to all team participants: Pavey, Abigail Tefft, Kourtney Aldridge, Morrison, Erica McCracken, Young, Wilson, Madelyn Nordby, and BreAnna Marks from the girls team. From the boys, letters went to Marks, Robinson, Jason Oliver, Blaine Nelson, Josh Malakowsky, Cameron Murdock and Mason. The Intermountain all-league cross country team is made up of those athletes who placed

in the top 10 at district, which were held Oct. 18 at Pinehurst. The girls’ team included Pavey, Aldridge and Morrison from Priest River. From Bonners Ferry, Aimee Sayers made the all-league team. Timberlake had a strong team this season with senior Rachel Ward, sophomore Natalie Herring, freshman Jamey Weishaar, sophomore Riena Powell, junior Abragail Chase, and sophomore SarahJane Erny on the all-league team. Marks and Robinson made the all-league boys’ team by placing sixth and eighth at districts, respectively. Bonners had five boys make all-league: Luke Reoch, Collin Cossairt, Jacob Perkins, Tyson Boorman and Bradley Thompson. Representing Timberlake was first-place finisher Ryan Richardson, a junior, and teammate Sam St. Mars. Jeff Campo from Kellogg also made the top 10.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Washington State 1A Soccer Tournament Round 1: TBA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Cusick Football vs. ColumbiaInchelium: 7 p.m. - Newport High School Priest River Girls Basketball vs. Lakeland: 7:30 p.m. - Lakeland



Washington State Volleyball Tournament: Yakima SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Washington State 1A Soccer Tournament Round 2: TBA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Priest River Girls Basketball vs. Clark Fork: 7 p.m. - Priest River


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