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 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    November 13, 2014 

The new Missoula Flood

Once upon a time the Lake Missoula Floods covered Cheney with water over 100 feet high. Now, every other year, another flood from Missoula covers Cheney, this one with quite a bit of cash. That's...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    November 13, 2014 

Medical Lake's Dingfields dish out second chances

When Audry and Jim Dingfield decided to step into the world of adoption, their mission seemed simple. To give some deserving children from across the globe a fresh start in the land of opportunity. Li...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014 

Encore performance for Cardinals at State CC

The team helped him cover his bet - and more. When Medical Lake cross country coach Gene Blankenship boldly predicted his team would successfully defend their 1A state championship way back in August...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014 

Eastern holds off Montana for 36-26 Roos Field win

In the moments following Eastern Washington's enormously important 36-26 Big Sky Conference football victory over the Montana Grizzlies, Eagles' quarterback Vernon Adams once again found himself the c...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014 

Cardinals find building blocks in soccer season

The start and the finish were encouraging. And believe it or not, even the middle, 14 consecutive losses, offered something of a positive. That’s pretty much how Medical Lake girls’ soccer head coach Zane Higgins summed up a year where his team...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    November 6, 2014

Eastern deals with potentially bleak 2015-17 budget

Arguably, the Great Recession ended in 2010. But don’t tell revenues in the state of Washington, which still limp along, forcing agencies to look everywhere to fund their programs. And higher education is once again one of the first places the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Some clocks just can't be reset when the time changes

There it was, that familiar thump in the night. I rolled over in the bed in the darkness this past Sunday to check the time on my phone. A touch of the “on” button and 4:22 a.m. flashed back at me. While still groggy from being roused out of a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 6, 2014

Cardinals cruise to district title at Chewelah

The Medical Lake Cardinals are not only on a roll as they head to Pasco this Saturday to defend their state 1A cross country championship, but arguably their best runner is too. Fresh off a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 6, 2014

Eastern has it easy against North Dakota in 54-3 victory

North Dakota, the team without a nickname, also came to Cheney and Roos Field without any answers, too. UND could not contend with a relentless Eastern Washington defense nor a potent offense as the...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    November 6, 2014

EWU quarterback question has no immediate answers

Beau Baldwin the gambler/football coach is playing some of his best poker in the lead up to the visit to Cheney of the Montana Grizzlies for their annual Big Sky Conference football showdown. Kickoff is 12:10 p.m. in the game at maxed out — not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake dominates Chewelah 44-0 in finale

Medical Lake was scary good on Halloween in their Northeast A League season finale, rolling up a 44-0 win over the Chewelah Cougars. The Cardinals saved their best football for last as they offered up their most complete defensive game, and not a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 30, 2014

Eastern falls in final seconds at Northern Arizona

Eastern Washington's trip to Flagstaff, Ariz. to play the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in a Big Sky Conference football game didn't begin on a good note, and it certainly didn't end on one, either. Th...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 30, 2014

Cardinals cruise past Rams 42-23 behind Tappero

One football playing member of Medical Lake's class of 2015 certainly had an evening to remember on Senior Night. Jackson Tappero was nearly unstoppable, rolling up 252 yards on 32 carries - a full...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 30, 2014

Medical Lake wins CC showdown with Deer Park

The big Northeast A League cross country showdown went just as Medical Lake head coach Gene Blankenship boldly predicted it would at the beginning of the season. His look into the future back in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 30, 2014

Once upon a time, Eastern had its' own mascot controversy, too

Long before the University of North Dakota was making headlines for having one of the most controversial mascots, The Fighting Sioux, Eastern Washington State College found itself in its own storm over the use of the name Savages. The mascot issue...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 30, 2014

Clutch goal

Medical Lake's Katelynn Houger (white shorts) watches as her goal in the 69th minute sails by the Freeman keeper in last Thursday's Northeast A League soccer match. Twice the Cardinals rallied to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    October 23, 2014

EWU libraries' 'Oktoberfest' takes on Old West flavor

Forget the Oom-pah music and lederhosen. This year's annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for Eastern Washington University's Libraries, taking place Saturday, Oct. 25, is called the Eastern Stampede and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 23, 2014

Eastern tops stubborn Northern Colorado

In a game where turnovers were seen as the key to victory, Eastern Washington won both battles last Saturday at Roos Field. Neither was by a big margin, however, in EWU’s 26-18 Big Sky Conference football victory over the Northern Colorado Bears...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 23, 2014

EWU women have rugged 2014-15 basketball schedule

Eastern Washington womens’ basketball head coach Wendy Schuller will tell you that in order to properly prepare for the tough grind of Big Sky Conference play that an equally difficult preseason schedule is in order. Considering that nine teams...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 23, 2014

Cardinal cross country rolls again at Lakeside

Medical Lake, the state's top-ranked 1A team, breezed to its second straight Northeast A League cross country meet victory last Wednesday in a triple-dual event staged at Sontag Park in Nine Mile....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 23, 2014

Free-scoring Freeman flies past Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Cardinals knew they faced a tall task in a Friday night Northeast A League football game at Freeman, the state’s No. 5 ranked team. Not only were the Scotties powerful, but they were angry, too, following their 28-7 loss to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014

Eastern collects big 42-30 win at Southern Utah

The spare parts Eastern Washington University has collected for its football team appear to be working just fine. In the absence of All-American quarterback Vernon Adams and rushing leader Quincy...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014

Northern Colorado visits for first time since 2010

Who are those strangers out on the red turf? Because of the addition of new teams to the Big Sky, the rotating schedule has left the University of Northern Colorado off the Eastern Washington...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014

Medical Lake ends skid with win over Newport

Medical Lake's defense got pretty banged up over the past few weeks in one-sided losses. But last Friday night during the Cardinals' annual Homecoming and Hall of Fame football game it was the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014

Cardinals cruise in cross country

The Medical Lake cross country team hoped they would get their first glimpse of how the Northeast A League competition might shape up when Riverside and Colville visited last Wednesday. They’ll have to wait for another day, likely this past...

 

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