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 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 28, 2014 

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A skydiver from West Plains Skydiving delivers the game ball to Roos Field prior to Eastern Washington's nationally-televised season opener with Sam Houston State last Saturday....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 28, 2014 

Big fourth quarter leads Eagles past Bearkats

The Kat is finally off the Eagles' back. Using the second of two Blair Bomber touchdown catches to break a 21-all tie, and then a Zach Wimberly run for a score that gave Eastern Washington University...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 28, 2014 

Eastern follows right script in win over Sam Houston

There was little evidence of stage fright in the No. 1-ranked Eastern Washington University Eagles last Saturday. They, in fact, performed quite well on ESPN's national television spotlight where...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 28, 2014 

Pep-rally helps get football weekend underway

Eastern Washington University graduate and national ESPN radio personality Colin Cowherd said the last time he remembers attending a football game at his alma mater, the crowd in front of him at last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 28, 2014 

Big challenge for Eastern's next opponent, Montana Western

The last time the Montana Western Bulldogs came to Cheney it rained both cats and dogs, and touchdowns. That was Aug. 31, 2007, when after nearly a one-hour weather delay due to lightning and a heavy downpour, Eastern sophomore quarterback Matt...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Tailgating also starts here, Saturday

Eastern Washington University has gotten some notable visibility with their “Football Starts Here,” campaign that centers around the season’s first football game Saturday at Roos Field versus Sam Houston State University and its broadcast...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 21, 2014

What will this Eastern, Sam Houston game bring?

The cross-country Football Championship Subdivision rivalry between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State University has produced plenty to talk about in the three previous games....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 21, 2014

It's been a good journey for Chaves, EWU

(Author's Note: When Cheney Free Press reporter Paul Delaney came on board in August 2007, his first assignment was covering the press conference announcing the appointment of Bill Chaves as Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 21, 2014

Back-ups get their reps in final scrimmage

Beau Baldwin dug out his insurance policy last Saturday and got a good look at its coverage. For his football team that is. In the Eagles final scrimmage at Roos Field, the Eastern Washington head foo...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 14, 2014

'Dr. A' left his mark at Eastern Washington

He weathered the storm of the nation's worst recession and successfully piloted the Eastern Washington University ship through rough waters. The school now has record enrollment and national notoriety on many fronts. Perhaps bigger yet, in the midst...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 14, 2014

Eastern tops voting in Sports Network poll

For the past few years, Eastern Washington has lived in the shadow of three-time defending Football Championship Subdivision champ North Dakota State. With a recent habit of making deep runs in the FCS playoffs the past two years, the Eagles may...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 14, 2014

Eagles get ground game going

Eastern Washington has been trying to get true balance into its prolific pass-oriented offense for several years. Not since 2010 when Taiwan Jones rocketed out of the backfield in electrifying...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 7, 2014

This time, storm misses Cheney area

For a second time in less than two weeks Mother Nature showed her wrath marching a damaging thunderstorm through Spokane County. The difference between the July 23 storm and the one Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2 was the latter largely missed Cheney, a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 7, 2014

July 2014 ranks second hottest in history

If this summer has felt exceedingly hot, you’re right. July 2014 finished second on the all-time list of the hottest on record, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature for those 31 days during the seventh month of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 7, 2014

Mixing it up in the mud for the mutts

Normally mud and dogs are not a good combination. Unless you put a bunch of grown men in close proximity of a soupy mix of dirt and water. Add in trucks with monster-sized tires and the end result is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 7, 2014

Preparation goes on for Eastern, Sam Houston opener, Aug. 23

Both Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State Universities are busily preparing to take the national stage and the curtain that will raise Saturday, Aug. 23 on the official start of the 2014 college...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 7, 2014

Summer baseball's future on West Plains may have different look

The 2014 American Legion Baseball season unfortunately finished with a sour taste when it came to the AA teams from Cheney and Medical Lake. Despite solid finishes and winning records, they were left to watch as last place teams took their place in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

Light, fire crews kept busy after storm

While some residents ran for cover last Wednesday afternoon in advance of, and during the damaging thunderstorm that raced across Spokane County, others found themselves right in the middle of it. “We did have a number of trees come down,”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

It was not the message Overlie expected

It wasn't the usual call Earl Overlie might have gotten from wife, Bonnie, asking him to maybe pick up a few things at the store on his way home from a meeting he was attending. Nope, last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 31, 2014

K.C. Keeler gets new start at Sam Houston State

The joke floated around following the 2010 Football Championship Subdivision championship, won by Eastern Washington University 20-19 over Delaware, Jan. 7, 2011 in Frisco, Texas that Blue Hens' head...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 31, 2014

WP Bandits finish season at CDA Tourney

The West Plains Bandits concluded their 2014 season competing in the 14U “A” Western Regional Softball Tournament at Coeur d’Alene, July 18-19. The Bandits finished 1-2, falling in their opener 9-7 to the Idaho Extreme, beating the Coeur...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Forest management the real culprit in today's wildfires

No pun intended, but wildfires seem to be a hot topic lately. It’s a time when Mother Nature can wreak havoc on already parched forests and fields across the West with a passing lightning storm just as easily as a careless human with a hot exhaust...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 24, 2014

Wheels already turning for 2015 Lilac Invite

At its 50th birthday the Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament appeared to be in need of a spoonful of youthful elixir or an energy drink. Held July 10-13 at The Fairways Golf Course at West...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 24, 2014

Medical Lake's Holliday Field has 'em talking

Brayden Hale put the exclamation mark on the Medical Lake AA American Legion baseball season and allowed Dan Wagner to have a smile on his face as he rolled up the hoses, parked the ATV and padlocked the gate one final time at Holliday Field in 2014....

 

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