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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 25, 2017 

Basin Feed and Supply moves into former Del's

Unlike some other business frontage that has sat vacant for long periods of time in Cheney, the former Del's Feed and Farm Supply, which closed in April, will soon be back operating. Basin Feed and...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 25, 2017 

It's a great time for fresh beginnings with American Legion Baseball

It’s spring — or so the calendar says — and time for fresh beginnings. Count that as the guiding light for Medical Lake’s American Legion baseball team which started their season, elevated back to AA play in the National Division, this past...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Cardinals send another strong group to 1A track

Medical Lake emerged from their outing to the District 7 track and field championships at Riverside High School last week just about how their coach figured - with one notable exception. The...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Dianda, Petro represent Medical Lake at 1A state golf in Pasco

Familiarity with the course paid off for Medical Lake in the District 7 golf championships last week. Having played at Chewelah in both sub-districts, and in an invitational where they scored a rare victory, the Cardinals were able to advance a pair...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Cardinals Noah Ray qualifies for state tennis

The Northeast A League’s Most Valuable singles player will get a chance to see how that honor plays out on the state stage. Medical Lake’s Noah Ray earned that right last Saturday when the Cardinals’ senior finished second in the 1A/1B/2B...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 18, 2017

Spring thaw gets the local rail traffic flowing

It's no illusion that more grain trains appear to be circling the Highline terminal at Four Lakes. "The winter has been pretty hard on everybody," Keith Bailey, general manager and CEO of Ag Ventures...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 18, 2017

Medical Lake tennis sends players to regionals

Medical Lake tennis qualified three boys and a pair of girls to this weekend’s regional tennis tournament at Mead High School. No. 1 singles standout Noah Ray finished second with a pair of early wins before falling in the district championship to...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 18, 2017

ML baseball season ends with loss to Colville

One thing is certain in an up and down season for Medical Lake baseball in 2017. The Cardinals outpaced early expectations of a last place finish in the Northeast A League by finishing with an 8-7 record following a 7-1 loss to Colville, May 9, in...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 18, 2017

Medical Lake softball season ends at Chewelah

As if it wasn’t enough to see Chewelah’s Jaelyn Skok whizzing pitches from 40 feet out, the Medical Lake Cardinals got to feel the effects of her bat as well. Skok had three hits to aid her cause in the Cougars’ 12-8 district softball playoff...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 18, 2017

More solid numbers, finishes for ML track

Medical Lake again lost the track war, but won some key battles May 10 at Colville in the final Northeast A League meet of the season. The ML boys lost to the hosts, 83.5–63.5 and to Lakeside 92–51. The girls fell to Colville 122–24 and...


Gallant effort

The arm of Suzanne Shores simply didn't have enough left. Four games in eight days can take its toll. After pitching five spectacular innings - including the fifth where she gave up a lead-off... Full story


Deer Park rolls

Medical Lake's pivotal Northeast A League baseball game with Deer Park was rained out May 5. Cardinals' head coach Kerry Kelly might have wished the contest, rescheduled for the following afternoon,... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 11, 2017

New owners for Fairchild Mini Storage

For LeRoy Mattson his new business has somewhat of a resemblance to his old line of work in that it rests in the service industry. But that’s where the similarities end for the new owner of Fairchild Mini Storage, located on Craig Road west of...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Havens looks to turn more heads in 2017 K&N Series debut

The old adage, “You only get one chance to make a good first impression,” really does not apply to Medical Lake’s resident race car driver, Braeden Havens, when it comes to NASCAR’s K&N Racing Series. Because he’d likely point back to 2014...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Medical Lake fades in final Northeast A League contests

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Cardinals' soccer falls to top-seeded Colville, 3-2

For a change, there were virtually no lengthy spans of inattention for Medical Lake’s boys’ soccer team. A brief one, however, in the early minutes of the second half ,was enough to deliver top-seeded Colville a 3-2 first-round playoff victory...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Chewelah rallies late to beat Medical Lake

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Field events help Cardinal boys win NEA

It’s hardly news that Medical Lake head track coach Gene Blankenship will be the first to say it’s the postseason that matters. So when his Cardinals fared just so-so in a Northeast A League track meet May 3 at Deer Park, he will take the individ...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 11, 2017

Medical Lake boys wrap up 3-0 week for 9-3 record in Northeast A tennis

The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team completed a perfect week in Northeast A League play with a win over Newport 5-0, May 2, followed by a pair of 3-2 victories over Chewelah (May 3) and Lakeside (May 4). Noah Ray breezed at No. 1 singles versus Newp...


Red racks up win

Brandon Montgomery, a backup Eastern Washington cornerback returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown and had a 47-yard fumble return to set up another score and spark the Red to a 24-17... Full story


Cardinals soccer routs Riverside

Shootout woes continue to plague Medical Lake soccer. The Cardinals dropped a 2-1 contest at Lakeside, but returned home for senior day to score an easy 5-0 win over Riverside. Nick Rosenbeck and... Full story


Cardinals baseball turns it around

A week ago the Medical Lake baseball team was struggling, having lost four out of five games and sinking towards uncertainty. But head coach Kerry Kelly was sensing things were changing, particularly... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 4, 2017

Dow Landscape Materials expands service

For decades the Dow name has been a fixture in Cheney, providing products and services to the community. With the lease last September of the former Myers' Mobile Home Park property from the city of...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 4, 2017

Sunkissed Daisy gives old business fresh look

A much-needed breath of fresh air has been provided to a Cheney business in need of a new start. Sunkissed Daisy at 317 First St. has taken over the space once occupied by the former Wildflower Boutiq...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 4, 2017

Medical Lake baseball rebounds with three wins

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