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 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

Unlawful road change

In what the Washington State Patrol said is likely a road rage incident, two cars were involved in a collision Monday afternoon on Interstate 90, causing this vehicle to leave the freeway, plow...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 26, 2016 

Davis continues to deliver TV, Internet

The ash from Mount Saint Helens and Tom Davis's effort to bring cable television to the West Plains area arrived just about the same time. Residents in Cheney, Medical Lake, Four Lakes and places in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 26, 2016 

Slough celebrates 10th anniversary

When Matt and Amanda Webb dug up one of their wheat and barley fields a decade ago in St. John, Wash. they took one mighty roll of the dice with the sport of sprint boat racing. Ten years later the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cards suffer crushing tournament loss

Medical Lake may try its best to lobby with the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association — surely in vain — to move all future state tournaments out of Yakima. The city has been a house of horrors and deep disappointment for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

No surprises for Medical Lake track

Medical Lake track co-head coach Gene Blankenship said there were no shocking results at last week’s District 7 track meet at Newport. He hopes, and thinks, perhaps, that his athletes who are headed to this weekend’s State 1A, 1B and 2 B track...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Deer Park scores big in end of 11-1 softball victory

Things were going well for Medical Lake most of the afternoon in the opening round of the Northeast A League playoffs at Deer Park, May 17. The Cardinals and Stags were tied 1-1 through four and a half innings. Then the wheels fell off in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 19, 2016

Four Lakes grain terminal busy moving product

Less than a year since the silos began to rise on the horizon at Highline Grain's Four Lakes terminal, the newest activity is product actually being moved. "It's going very well," Keith Bailey,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cardinals earn berth to state 1A baseball playoffs

Playing with their backs to the wall is something the Medical Lake baseball team has found to be second nature. And finding ways to win has also become pretty much the norm for the Cardinals (17-4),...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

American Legion Baseball is back under lights in Medical Lake

Avista Utilities is going to add some money to its coffers this summer, which ought to come in handy following the Nov. 17 windstorm. Baseball under the lights, American Legion style, returns to Medical Lake and Holliday Field after a one year...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Colville continues to give Medical Lake fits on softball diamond

Medical Lake was one of the best defensive teams in the Northeast A League. Until the final 40 minutes of their 2016 season that is. The Cardinals, who had won five consecutive games, all by shutout,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Medical Lake track heads to districts with eyes on state berths

Just as co-head coach Gene Blankenship predicted privately, Medical Lake’s boys cruised to victory, 92-62 over Riverside in a Northeast A League dual meet May 12 at home. But what was surprising to him was the performance of his girls who fell to R...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cardinal boys off to regional tennis

Medical Lake will send their No. 1 doubles team of Isiah Farmen and Alex Neder to regional tennis play this weekend at Mead High School following their undefeated weekend of play in district competition. They will be joined by fellow doubles team...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 12, 2016

Section 13 is newest addition to downtown Cheney

There are new faces in Cheney's so-called "Barmuda Triangle" with some notable local roots. The husband and wife team of Matt and Tracy Showalter recently swung open the door of Section 13, best...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    May 12, 2016

Merchant's Association to begin local TV ads

Cheney and its businesses will soon be starring in a pilot program from the Cheney Merchants’ Association featuring television ads carried to Davis Communications customers. The spots will feature CMA members identifying themselves and their...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Defense is key for Cards in soccer playoffs

The frustration that Medical Lake soccer head coach Zane Higgins had several weeks ago appears to be long gone. He revels more in the notion of being in charge of the team very few foes want to face i...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Steady play gets Cardinals into baseball postseason

There’s no big late-season surge, just a steady pace that is fueling Medical Lake’s run to the playoffs. The Cardinals played just one game last week, taking a 4-3 win at Deer Park in closing out their Northeast A League season. Medical Lake has...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Ross sets 100, 200 meter marks

Sophomore Keyhon Ross set a pair of school records and junior Lexi Rolan swept her two races in a Northeast A League track meet staged at Medical Lake May 4 and featuring Newport and Freeman. Medical Lake’s boys won 94-45.5 against Newport and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Medical Lake softball routs Newport

The hope is that hot bats that came in last week’s game with Newport stay on the job as the Medical Lake Cardinals close out regular-season play in the Northeast A League. Medical Lake (4-6 NEA, 8-7 overall) needed just three innings to put away...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 5, 2016

Turf company warehouse project is underway

A building project for a West Plains business that had been anticipated to be completed by now has just recently broken ground. Coast-To-Coast Turf, a national company that installs artificial turf...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 5, 2016

'Pints4Paws' seeks to raise funds for SpokAnimal

Cheney’s New Boundary Brewing Co. wants to connect runners, beer lovers and friends of animals in a fundraising event for SpokAnimal. The Sunday, May 22 ,“Pints 4 Paws Benefit 5K” has been in the works for awhile, spokesperson and brewery...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 5, 2016

No more splinters

Another new set of bleachers is about to be built in the empty space at the Cheney Rodeo's Bi-Mart Arena. The new seating area not only replaces another set of aging bleachers but will also increase...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 5, 2016

Arnold Brown out as Cards' hoops coach

The coaching landscape at Medical Lake High School is receiving a makeover for the 2016-17 school year. That comes with word that the contract for boys' head basketball coach Arnold Brown would not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 5, 2016

Cardinals make most out of limited offense, win NEA pair

The Medical Lake High School baseball team made the most of limited resources last week, winning a pair of Northeast A League games. Getting just four hits, the Cardinals scored a 1-0 win over...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 5, 2016

Shots finally fall for Medical Lake soccer in pair of wins

The opponent’s net is finally finding a home for Medical Lake shots, particularly those of Nick Rosenbeck. A week after the Cardinals experienced a drought on the soccer field and went winless, they rained down enough goals to exit last week with...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 5, 2016

Medical Lake boys' tennis tops Lakeside, tie for NEA top spot

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team continues to charge towards a repeat Northeast A League tennis title following wins last week, 5-0 over Riverside and 3-2 against Lakeside. The Cardinals’ No. 1 doubles teams...

 

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