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West Plains Little League: Froyo wins first-place battle

The final game of West Plains Little League's AAA Baseball came down to a battle for first place between undefeated Froyo and Martinssen, one game behind. But Froyo's starter, Mia Ashcroft, and... Full story

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Local track athletes land in Eagles' nest

Over the decades, interest shown to West Plains high school athletes from the school down the road - Eastern Washington University - could be described as tepid at best. In the past 50 years or so...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Hartman hits home run with 'they learned it in Little League' essay

The now threadbare and well-used book title tells us that according to minister and author Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” That is actually the first title of a group of works Fulghum penned in 1986 that...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Thursday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts Freeman (2), 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts N.W. Christian (2), 5 p.m. Monday,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Medical Lake errors counter team's suddenly hot bats

The Medical Lake bats certainly came alive last week in American Legion play. But a problem with their gloves - the catching ones - helped turn the potential of an undefeated week into one where the...

 
 By Paul Delaney    News    June 22, 2017 

Looking ahead to more 'greener' times

It's survived decades of issues with water. Then a change in ownership at the outset of the recent "Great Recession," served up yet more challenges for The Fairways Golf Course. And one person, Kris...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Adding an important ingredient to Airway Heights water

The all-clear siren was sounded last week for the people in Airway Heights to come out of their bottled water shelters. The water crisis, or whatever it will be referred to in the days and years to come, has apparently flowed on by. But through all...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 15, 2017

Cheney's AAA motel is a mixed bag of rooms

A little over a year ago, Ryan Delaney was rushed out of paradise in Hawaii and thrust into the new role of the owner of a family business. Now the question he is faced with is what does the future...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 15, 2017

Hosting state track a bottom-line boost

As some of the fastest athletes in the state sped in and out of Cheney over Memorial Day weekend, they likely left something behind - cash. When Eastern Washington University hosted the Washington Int...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Search begins for Cards' baseball coach

Following the recent resignation of Medical Lake head baseball coach, Kerry Kelly, the wheels are beginning to turn to find his replacement. "We'll post it and post it as 'open until filled,'" Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Medical Lake splits

Bit by bit, hit by hit, Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team seems to be slowly turning the corner by earning a split in a pair of games last week. Medical Lake improved to 2-5 after losing to University 13-2, June 5 before picking up a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Froyo tops Martinssen for title

The final game of West Plains Little League's AAA Baseball came down to a battle for first place between undefeated Froyo and Martinssen, one game behind. But Froyo's starter, Mia Ashcroft, and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 8, 2017

Fairways' water shut off, turned back on

From its earliest days The Fairways Golf Course has been saddled with issues related to water usage and the cost to keep it green and playable. And now, a decades-old dispute threatens the existence...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 8, 2017

Kerry Kelly steps down at ML

Kerry Kelly, Medical Lake's head baseball coach since 2011, announced his intention to resign from the position in a letter to school athletics director Justin Blayne on June 5. Citing health...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake back in AA for Legion

The Medical Lake summer American Legion baseball program has made its reputation in recent years by tossing out the welcome mat to its dugout to many a player with no place else to go. It’s a fine gesture, has payback in ways one might not expect,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

ML's Rolan blazes to twin victories at state meet

Medical Lake won a few battles, but not even close to the war at last week's state 1A track championships at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. For a lot of reasons - the biggest being a pure...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake's Ray motivated for 2018 season by state play

Medical Lake's Noah Ray concluded his trip to the state 1A tennis tournament in Yakima with a 1-2 record and accolades from the Cardinal coaches who watched him play in 2017. Ray, a junior, lost his...

 
 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...

 

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