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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 29, 2016 

Open for business

With employees and members of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce looking on, Jason Bleick, local franchise owner of the new Seva Beauty, located inside Walmart in Airway Heights, cuts the ribbon to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Medical Lake soccer tops Deer Park 1-0

Maybe the magic with Medical Lake's soccer team, besides Makayla Geiger, is playing with a short roster? While head coach Zane Higgins might not want to have that as his strategy on a regular basis, h...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Don Wilbur's motor ran hard and strong right to the finish line

The hand shake — not to be confused with a good firm, friendly handshake — was evident one day at lunch about 15 years ago. This was a barely noticeable shaking, but one that made me wonder, was something wrong? And sure enough, what I observed...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

ML cross country shines at Nike race

Medical Lake’s cross country teams took on the cream of the crop last Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Nike Pre-Nationals at Portland Meadows Race track and came away with big finishes. The Cardinals boys collected the team championship in Division 2....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Another winless week for Medical Lake volleyball

Medical Lake volleyball suffered through a winless week in Northeast A League play dropping 3-0 decisions to Deer Park and Chewelah. The Cardinals (0-6 NEA, 0-7 overall) lost at home to the Stags 11-25, 16-25, 17-25, who improved to 4-2 in both leagu...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Medical Lake Athletic Hall adds three to list

Medical Lake High School will induct the ninth class into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies that take place both at Friday’s football game with Riverside, and at a banquet Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. New in 2016 are...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Cardinals rolled over by Newport

Not much is going right for the Medical Lake Cardinals on the football field who saw their season record sink to 0-4 overall, 0-3 in Northeast A League play, suffering a second consecutive shutout, 50-0 at Newport last Friday. “We played a team we...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Eagles return home to face UC Davis following big win at NAU

He has the stadium named after him. Now Michael Roos will have another place of permanence at Eastern Washington University when he is inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Eagles’ football game Saturday, Oct. 1 with the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Eastern soccer tops Idaho in overtime

What else could be expected when the teams that many thought would battle it out for the Big Sky Conference soccer championship met for the only time this season? How about play overtime and have your go-to player deliver big? That was the case last...

 

Return to normal winter predicted for Northwest

Fall arrives, astronomically speaking at least, today, Sept. 22 with the autumnal equinox. But to the 8,600 fans who packed Roos Field for last Saturday's Eastern Washington football game versus...

 

Speedco location fills void for truck service business

When an 18-wheeler needs to get its oil changed, timing is very important. But what the operators of Speedco, a national provider of on-highway preventive maintenance and tire service to the...

 

Eastern ends winless ways against Northern Iowa, 34-30

One nagging losing streak ended last Saturday when Eastern Washington topped Northern Iowa 34-30 at Roos Field in an ending those who saw it either live or on television will remember for years. The...

 

Medical Lake soccer challenging for NEA's top spot

Medical Lake had a week like they have not experienced in years for its girl’s soccer program with a pair of Northeast A League wins — 2-1 over Riverside and 3-1 at Colville — before taking 2A Pullman to a shootout, and losing 2-1, Sept. 17....

 

Cardinals cross country closes ground on Deer Park at Seaport

Deer Park might still be the team to beat in Northeast A League cross country, but Medical Lake seems to be figuring a way to make them look behind to see who’s catching up. That’s what Cardinals’ head coach Gene Blankenship thought following h...

 

Medical Lake continues to struggle on football field with loss to Freeman

The Freeman Scotties might need a new mascot. A massive Mastiff or a lumbering Norwegian Elkhound come to mind after they literally ran over the Medical Lake Cardinals last Friday, 51-0 in the start of Northeast A League play. The game, which went...

 

Cards still winless in volleyball

Medical Lake head volleyball coach Todd Harr called last week, “Another tough week of competition,” following losses of 3-1 at home to Riverside and 3-0 on the road at Colville. The Cardinals remain winless at 0-4 in Northeast A League play and...

 

Changeover to Yoke's Fresh Market begins

The Sept. 11 ownership change of the Cheney Trading Company to a Yoke's Fresh Market was right on schedule. By Monday, Sept. 12, the signage on the store was in the process of being changed. That is...

 

Grocery Outlet set to open doors in Airway Heights

In a bygone time, the neighborhood grocery store with a familiar face behind the counter punching the keys on the cash register was the staple of Americana. The Grocery Outlet chain, which opens a...

 

Upcoming events allow businesses to connect with Eastern parents, students

Eastern Washington University’s Homecoming Week, set for Oct. 2–9, has plenty of activities for students and residents of the community. But for visitors, particularly parents of EWU students, a new event is in the works for Friday, Oct. 7 with...

 

Digging into the numbers from Fargo

There's a temptation to look at the finish of last Saturday's epic heavyweight boxing match that took place in the Fargodome between Eastern Washington and North Dakota State University and say it...

 

Northern Iowa visits Roos for first time

There’s nothing to the rumor that Eastern Washington University has moved from the Big Sky to the Missouri Valley Conference. With the Eagles meeting North Dakota State last Saturday in Fargo, where they lost in overtime to the five-time defending...

 

New staff tries to work out kinks for Medical Lake volleyball

There’s a familiar ring to Medical Lake High School volleyball’s 0-3 start and that’s conquering a learning curve presented by a new coaching staff. “Varsity has had a rough start to the season, but they are showing improvement each and...

 

Cardinals find out Stags' cross country is pretty good

Medical Lake High School head cross country coach Gene Blankenship knew there was likely a big gap separating his team from fellow Northeast A League rival, Deer Park. Blankenship and his Cardinals found out just how big a distance that is and what...

 

Medical Lake splits with Freeman, Newport to open NEA soccer season

Medical Lake split their season-opening Northeast A League soccer games last week, falling at home to Freeman 2-1, Sept. 6, and shutting out Newport on the road 3-0, Sept. 8. The Cardinals closed out the week on Saturday, Sept. 10 with a 5-3 loss in...

 

Priest River runs over Medical Lake 57-10

Medical Lake head coach Mo Owen’s option offense is designed to confuse the opponent. He and his team got some of their own medicine last Friday during a 57-10 thrashing by the ground-pounding Priest River Spartans in the Cardinals’ home opening...

 

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