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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Eastern women close strong against Idaho

As the Eastern Washington women's basketball team watched the University of Idaho turn a 16-point deficit into a three-point lead with just under five minutes to play in last Saturday's Big Sky...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cards takes momentum into big week

With one of the toughest, and by far busiest weeks of the season so far in front of them, the Medical Lake boy's basketball team takes the momentum of two convincing victories with them. The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cardinal girls earn NEA split

It’s been feast or famine for the Medical Lake girl’s basketball team this season. And last week’s split of a pair of Northeast A League contests, losing 42-38 at home to Colville, but capping things with a hold-your-breath 35-34 win on the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Blankenship earns state Coach of the Year honor

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 8 the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Cross Country Coach of the Year. Medical Lake head cross country and track coach Gene Blankenship...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cardinal wrestlers fall at DP

Medical Lake ventured into the tall grass, so-to-speak, in their lone Northeast A League wrestling match last week, traveling to face defending state 2A champion Deer Park and falling 63-18. Hudson Petek at 160 pounds, Ian O’Brien (280) and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Eagles hold off Vandals down stretch for 89-86 win

An 11-1 run, fueled by 3-point shooting in the game's final eight minutes broke a 67-67 tie and Eastern Washington held on in the final minute to score an 89-86 Big Sky Conference basketball victory...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    January 8, 2015

The Cheney 'Gas War'

Cheney residents got an unexpected Christmas gift this year. Cheap gas. In a throwback to the 1960s - except one needs to add about $2 to the price-per gallon - as gas stations in the city engaged in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 8, 2015

Golden Feather Spirit Game is Wednesday, Jan. 14

The Cheney basketball teams will travel to Medical Lake to engage in the annual Spirit Game Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme this year is "Back To The Feather," a play on the movie, "Back to the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Supporting cast steps up to deliver EWU sweep

When Eastern Washington needed to get things in gear in the opening week of Big Sky Conference men's basketball play, the Eagles found the right players in the clutch. Facing an eight point deficit wi...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

GSL's Rogers rolls past Medical Lake boys 74-50

The Medical Lake boy’s basketball team picked the wrong opponent to try to knock the rust off their wheels prior to the resumption of league play following a two-week hiatus. Upstart and speedy Rogers from the Greater Spokane League used fast...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Mid-game lapse leads to Medical Lake girls loss to Rogers

Early in last Saturday’s nonleague girl’s basketball game at home against Rogers of the Greater Spokane League, the Medical Lake Cardinals were able to stay with their 3A opponents. But a brief defensive lapse quickly turned the tide and helped...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

ML wrestlers have podium finishes at Cheney Invite

Medical Lake wrestlers Ian O'Brien, wrestling in the 285-pound weight class and freshman Evan Peterson, competing at 106 pounds were Cardinal competitors who earned third-place finishes at last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Eagle women deliver early birthday gift to coach

Wendy Schuller got an early birthday present in the form of a pair of Big Sky Conference road wins last week. EWU’s head women’s basketball coach, who celebrated her birthday Jan. 5, helped guide her team to victories over Weber State, 69-55, on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

EWU, Idaho resume rivalry

Eastern Washington successfully opened their Big Sky Conference season with a pair of home wins last week and are a perfect 8-0 at Reese Court. Now they hope to take that success on the road and do something they have never done — defeat the Idaho...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    January 1, 2015

Cheney OKs Marijuana Overlay Zone

The final Cheney City Council meeting of 2014, held Dec. 23, might have been short, but it certainly was impactful when it came to the budding marijuana business in the city. By a unanimous vote, with Chris Grover absent, the council approved...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 1, 2015

Eastern hires first woman president to replace Arévalo

The changing of the guard that took place as Eastern Washington University's 25th president, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, stepped down from the job and was replaced by Dr. Mary Cullinan, was historic in a nu...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

ML cross country repeats as state 1A champs

Even before his team hit the different courses of competition, Medical Lake's veteran cross country coach Gene Blankenship predicted his team would successfully defend its 2013 state 1A cross country...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

Medical Lake softball returns to state

One game Medical Lake couldn’t put the stop to a last-inning rally by their opponent and lost to Seattle Christian 9-8. In the next the Cardinals ran out of runs as a seventh-inning rally fell short, handing Zillah a 6-5 win in the 1A state...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

Eastern football has another solid season, playoff run

The bar has indeed been set high for the Eastern Washington University’s football team. A national championship will do that. The Eagles’ season ended a couple of games short of their ultimate goal of that trip to Frisco, Texas following a 59-46...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

Big wins mark Eagles' basketball success

Waking up on their respective Christmas mornings, both Eastern Washington men’s and women’s basketball coaches — Jim Hayford and Wendy Schuller — may have had some extra gifts for which to be thankful. For Hayford it might have been not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    December 25, 2014

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house

Recently I ventured into what we officially call the “Fourth Bedroom,” in our house. Years ago it served as a bedroom for one or more of our kids. It’s been a home-office, perhaps twice over. Later it was the place where boxes of items from my...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 25, 2014

Eagles play incomplete games in losses to Cal, Sam Houston

Eastern Washington played some pretty good basketball over the conclusion of its whirlwind tour across a large part of the U.S. last week. They just didn’t do enough of it as the Eagles fell to Pac-12 California 78-67 Friday, Dec. 19 in Berkley...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 25, 2014

Medical Lake boys remain undefeated in Northeast A League play

The Medical Lake boy's basketball team improved its Northeast A League record to a perfect 3-0, and 5-1 overall last week. The Cardinals wrapped NEA wins of 73-62 at Chewelah (Dec. 16) and 67-38 at...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 25, 2014

Cardinal girls close out 2014 on a high note with win

After a slow start with a pair of close losses, the Medical Lake girls basketball team capped the week with a dominating victory. The Cardinals opened the week with a 53-42 loss at Chewelah in a Northeast A League contest. They followed that with a 4...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 18, 2014

Redbirds end Eagles' season, 59-46

Eastern Washington's latest journey to Frisco, Texas, was put off yet another year. Behind the punishing and virtually unstoppable running game of Marshaun Coprich who rushed for 258 yards, the...

 

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