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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 22, 2016 

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...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 22, 2016 

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...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 22, 2016 

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...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 22, 2016 

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....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 22, 2016 

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...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 22, 2016 

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...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 22, 2016 

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...

 

Bourne to fly

Eastern Washington receiver Kendrick Bourne flashes the "OK" sign standing with fans after the Eagles upset Washington State 45-42 last Saturday in Pullman. See complete game details in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 8, 2016

Further details of Harman closure revealed

Back in July, the employees of longtime Cheney electronics manufacturer, AMX Harman - the former XN Technologies, Inc. - received word that their jobs were on the move. Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove was th...

 

Eastern Washington 45, WSU 42

The All-American did what most people expected. The new starting quarterback certainly overachieved in the eyes of everyone, except, perhaps, himself and his coach. And the defense, much-maligned as t...

 

Eastern, North Dakota State renew rivalry

There’s plenty of mystique surrounding Saturday’s nonconference football game between Eastern Washington and North Dakota State in Fargo at the raucous Fargodome. But revenge for the Bison is not one of the elements in the second-ever meeting...

 

Cards shine, stumble in Owen's debut

A lot went wrong in Mo Owen’s high school head coaching debut for Medical Lake, a 29-24 loss on the road to the Kellogg Wildcats, Sept. 2. The good news is that what led to the defeat is fixable, Owen said of his Cardinals, who sprinkled a number...

 

The Nest to provide more living options for students

A different option in housing hopefully awaits Eastern Washington University students for the fall term. Crews from Brumback Construction are racing against a tight window of time to complete The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 1, 2016

'Casual spa' coming to Airway Heights

Seva Beauty says it has pioneered the idea of what is called, “the fast-casual spa.” They plan to test that concept locally with the company’s first Eastern Washington location, which will open soon inside the Airway Heights Walmart. There is n...

 

The best laid schemes of mice and men make fine excuses, too

“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” Author John Steinbeck borrowed these well-worn words from poet Robert Burns when he wrote his 1937 novel, “Of Mice and Men.” Today, the word “scheme” is often replaced by...

 

Eagles, Cougs battle in Pullman

Just 90 miles separate Cheney and Pullman, but until 2012, the Washington State Cougars and Eastern Washington Eagles had faced each other just twice in football. Those two meetings were thrashings,...

 

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