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 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 22, 2015 

A second chance to make a difference for others

The voices in Kevin Hines' head regularly told him to kill himself. Finally, 14 years ago at age 19, Hines decided to do something about it and take the 746-foot plunge over the rail of the nearby...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    January 22, 2015 

Doing my best to get to-do's done during the weekend

It was supposed to have been a productive, to-do list shredding and checking off day last Saturday. 1. Go catch week two of my grandson Logan’s ice skating lessons and see if he could cut down on the number of falls he had in week one. Checks on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 22, 2015 

It was certainly a week for super special finishes

The stages were significantly different. But the parallels were indeed strikingly similar. Between Medical Lake's Golden Feather Spirit Game win over Cheney and the Seattle Seahawks' 28-22 overtime...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Cardinals edge Blackhawks in Spirit Game thriller

Medical Lake got the victory they wanted, but not the wins they needed most last week. The Cardinals lost a pair of Northeast A League games 57-52 at home to Lakeside last Tuesday and 54-43 at...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Sacramento State hands Eastern women first Big Sky loss

Any number of things might have played a major part in Sacramento State handing Eastern Washington its first Big Sky Conference home court loss of the season. But a couple of statistical categories seem to really tell the story in the Hornets’...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Offense falters for Medical Lake girls in losses

It was an oh-for week for Medical Lake's girls on the basketball court. And that was not just because they finished last week winless, falling in a pair of Northeast A League games, 60-14 to Lakeside...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Eastern men fall at Sac State; end losing streak at PSU

The Hornet's Nest lived up to its name last Saturday for the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team. The cracker-box gymnasium, home of the Sacramento State Hornets, was the site of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Eastern women close strong against Idaho

As the Eastern Washington women's basketball team watched the University of Idaho turn a 16-point deficit into a three-point lead with just under five minutes to play in last Saturday's Big Sky...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Cards takes momentum into big week

With one of the toughest, and by far busiest weeks of the season so far in front of them, the Medical Lake boy's basketball team takes the momentum of two convincing victories with them. The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Cardinal girls earn NEA split

It’s been feast or famine for the Medical Lake girl’s basketball team this season. And last week’s split of a pair of Northeast A League contests, losing 42-38 at home to Colville, but capping things with a hold-your-breath 35-34 win on the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Blankenship earns state Coach of the Year honor

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 8 the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Cross Country Coach of the Year. Medical Lake head cross country and track coach Gene Blankenship...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Cardinal wrestlers fall at DP

Medical Lake ventured into the tall grass, so-to-speak, in their lone Northeast A League wrestling match last week, traveling to face defending state 2A champion Deer Park and falling 63-18. Hudson Petek at 160 pounds, Ian O’Brien (280) and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015

Eagles hold off Vandals down stretch for 89-86 win

An 11-1 run, fueled by 3-point shooting in the game's final eight minutes broke a 67-67 tie and Eastern Washington held on in the final minute to score an 89-86 Big Sky Conference basketball victory...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    January 8, 2015

The Cheney 'Gas War'

Cheney residents got an unexpected Christmas gift this year. Cheap gas. In a throwback to the 1960s - except one needs to add about $2 to the price-per gallon - as gas stations in the city engaged in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 8, 2015

Golden Feather Spirit Game is Wednesday, Jan. 14

The Cheney basketball teams will travel to Medical Lake to engage in the annual Spirit Game Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme this year is "Back To The Feather," a play on the movie, "Back to the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Supporting cast steps up to deliver EWU sweep

When Eastern Washington needed to get things in gear in the opening week of Big Sky Conference men's basketball play, the Eagles found the right players in the clutch. Facing an eight point deficit wi...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

GSL's Rogers rolls past Medical Lake boys 74-50

The Medical Lake boy’s basketball team picked the wrong opponent to try to knock the rust off their wheels prior to the resumption of league play following a two-week hiatus. Upstart and speedy Rogers from the Greater Spokane League used fast...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Mid-game lapse leads to Medical Lake girls loss to Rogers

Early in last Saturday’s nonleague girl’s basketball game at home against Rogers of the Greater Spokane League, the Medical Lake Cardinals were able to stay with their 3A opponents. But a brief defensive lapse quickly turned the tide and helped...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

ML wrestlers have podium finishes at Cheney Invite

Medical Lake wrestlers Ian O'Brien, wrestling in the 285-pound weight class and freshman Evan Peterson, competing at 106 pounds were Cardinal competitors who earned third-place finishes at last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Eagle women deliver early birthday gift to coach

Wendy Schuller got an early birthday present in the form of a pair of Big Sky Conference road wins last week. EWU’s head women’s basketball coach, who celebrated her birthday Jan. 5, helped guide her team to victories over Weber State, 69-55, on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

EWU, Idaho resume rivalry

Eastern Washington successfully opened their Big Sky Conference season with a pair of home wins last week and are a perfect 8-0 at Reese Court. Now they hope to take that success on the road and do something they have never done — defeat the Idaho...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    January 1, 2015

Cheney OKs Marijuana Overlay Zone

The final Cheney City Council meeting of 2014, held Dec. 23, might have been short, but it certainly was impactful when it came to the budding marijuana business in the city. By a unanimous vote, with Chris Grover absent, the council approved...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 1, 2015

Eastern hires first woman president to replace Arévalo

The changing of the guard that took place as Eastern Washington University's 25th president, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, stepped down from the job and was replaced by Dr. Mary Cullinan, was historic in a nu...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

ML cross country repeats as state 1A champs

Even before his team hit the different courses of competition, Medical Lake's veteran cross country coach Gene Blankenship predicted his team would successfully defend its 2013 state 1A cross country...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 1, 2015

Medical Lake softball returns to state

One game Medical Lake couldn’t put the stop to a last-inning rally by their opponent and lost to Seattle Christian 9-8. In the next the Cardinals ran out of runs as a seventh-inning rally fell short, handing Zillah a 6-5 win in the 1A state...

 

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