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Spirit Games: Lady Blackhawks fall short

The Cheney Lady Blackhawks tried but did not succeed in keeping their record unblemished against their West plains rivals from Medical Lake in the annual Golden Feather spirit game Jan. 12 in Medical... Full story


Spirit Games: Medical Lake boys' streak ends

Medical Lake had its two year string of success over Cheney on the basketball court end when the Blackhawks topped the Cardinals 65-56 on Jan. 12 in the annual Golden Feather Spirit Game. The... Full story


Spirit Games: Medical Lake girls edge Lady Blackhawks

For the first time in the eight years that Medical Lake and Cheney have competed for the Golden Feather in the annual spirit game, the Cardinals came away with a victory, 56-55 when a late Lady... Full story


Spirit Games: High Spirits

The atmosphere was electric - and plenty loud - as Cheney visited Medical Lake on Jan. 12, 2017 for the eighth annual edition of the Golden Feather spirit game. For the eighth year in a row, Medical... Full story


Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach last Monday and is headed off to...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 19, 2017 

Sunwest to move to former Denny's grocery building

After several decades of making do with the location for Sunwest Automotive Engine at 120 S. Washington St. in Medical Lake, owner Mike Tareski is about to have some room to stretch out. Tareski...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Medical Lake girls claim 'Feather' victory

While it was an overall team effort that delivered a first-ever victory for the Medical Lake girls over Cheney in last Thursday's Golden Feather spirit game series, it was easily the stats Jayda...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Medical Lake girls earns signature victory over Lakeside

To say the least, it was a big week for the Medical Lake girls’ basketball team. And the Cardinals showed they were equal to the task emerging with a pair of Northeast A League victories sandwiched around an emotional Golden Feather spirit game win...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Cardinals stage furious rally, edge Lakeside 61-60 in NEA thriller

The energy was intense in last week’s Golden Feather spirit game played before a packed house. But it may have been pale by comparison to what happened two nights earlier on the same Medical Lake gym floor, turned coaches’ chessboard. That’s...


Winter weather is likely here to stay for a while

Hate the snow that is making driving and walking a true effort? Dislike the bone-chilling cold that has been a regular visitor? Better get used to it because this LaNina winter does not appear to be...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 12, 2017

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza opens in former Zentropa

The butcher paper is off the windows just as planned and the new Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza opened for business this past Monday, Jan. 9, right on schedule. The former Zentropa Restaurant at 122...


Edmondson putting parts back together for Medical Lake wrestling

There’s an old Johnny Cash song that describes how an autoworker working on the Detroit assembly line built himself a Cadillac bit-by-bit, sneaking parts out of the factory over the length of his 20-plus year career. “One Piece at a Time,”...


Rim rattling

Eastern Washington's Jacob Wiley scores two of his career-high 25 points on this first-half jam in the Eagles' 82-64 victory over Montana State, Jan. 5 at Reese Court. See more EWU basketball...


Medical Lake girls climb atop NEA standings following big wins

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Inside game propels Freeman to win over Medical Lake

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Forfeits aid Freeman's win at ML

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Freeman's tops Medical Lake boy's basketball

In the battle of the Northeast A League's top boys' basketball teams on Jan. 6, Freeman topped Medical Lake 58-44 victory at home. "It wasn't their shooting that killed us, it was their inside play,"... Full story


ML girl's basketball league leaders

Medical Lake girls' basketball team earned a pair Northeast A League wins, 45-32 over Newport and 62-31 at Freeman on Jan. 6 to run their streak to six and improve to a league-leading 5-0 in the NEA... Full story


Forfeits help Freeman top ML wrestlers

The forfeits at the higher weights continue to weigh down Medical Lake wrestling. Such was the case Jan. 5 when the Cardinals faced off against defending 1A state champion Freeman at home in a... Full story


EWU women win

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team's version of the Big Three helped the Eagles score a 67-57 victory over defending Big Sky Conference champ, Idaho, Dec. 31 to open up league... Full story


Sideline counseling

Cheney High School girls basketball coach Lorin Carlon gives some advice to Holly Flynn (10) as Hannah Lemelin listens in during the Lady Blackhawks game against St. George's at the West Valley Eagle...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 5, 2017

STEP project groundbreaking takes place

On an aptly themed unusually warm November day with not a cloud in the sky, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially broke ground on their long-awaited casino project in Airway Heights Nov. 9. With a...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 5, 2017

New businesses open throughout the West Plains

Some notable developments brought new business, and a different look to the West Plains. A former lonely southwest corner at the busy intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Hayford Road is now home to a...


It's time to give new meaning to the phrase, 'DWI'

What is it about winter and impaired judgment? First off, it generally has little to do with too much spiked eggnog punch like that Clark Griswold wolfed down while surrounded by a house filled with dysfunctional family members in the movie classic,...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

Medical Lake boys repeat as 1A runners-up

If winning a third 1A cross country state championship in four years was not in the cards for the Medical Lake Cardinals, head coach Gene Blankenship will certainly settle for the second straight...


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