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ML boy's basketball seeking a repeat

The Medical Lake boys' basketball team administered a 66-40 crushing of Chewelah, Feb. 10 as they travel the path to a possible second berth in the 1A state championships in as many seasons. Read the... Full story


ML girl's basketball racing to state

The Medical Lake girls earned a 39-30 win over Deer Park Feb. 10 to advance to the District 7 championship. That's where the Cardinals earned a tense 32-30 victory over the Lakeside Eagles Feb. 14 at... Full story


Astronauts visit Hallett Elementary

Four NASA astronauts took more than just a small step when they visited Hallett Elementary School, Feb. 8. The astronauts - U.S. Air Force colonels Bob Behnken and Eric Boe, retired Marine Corps Col.... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 16, 2017 

Denny McDaniel was more than just a grocer

The Medical Lake community lost another notable name on Jan. 22 when Denny McDaniel passed away at the age of 74. Better known probably by his first name - the title that he used for his grocery...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 16, 2017 

Card girls off to state tourney after Lakeside win

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 16, 2017 

ML boys win pair in districts

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 16, 2017 

Three Cards at Mat Classic

Sophomore Weston Thomas leads a contingent of three wrestlers from Medical Lake who will compete for state titles at Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 – 18. Thomas, who will wrestle at 113 pounds, finished third in regional...


Cards' skid ends

The Medical Lake boy's basketball team rustled up the right time to end a late-season slide. The Cardinals scored a tense 72-69 win in overtime over Colville Feb. 2 at home on senior night that put a... Full story


Perfect finish for ML girls' basketball

The Medical Lake girls completed its season not only as the 2016-17 Northeast A League regular season champions, but did so with a perfect 14-0 record in league play and a No. 1 seed. The team's... Full story


Cardinal girls complete perfect league season

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Eastern restocks its football shelves

Despite losing their head coach, and a handful of assistants, during one of the most crucial times in the offseason, Eastern Washington’s national powerhouse football team appears to have not missed a beat in announcing its 2017 recruiting class,...


Eastern, Portland State three-overtime game was one for the ages

im Hayford may have summed it up best. “It was head shaking,” the Eastern Washington University head coach said a day after his Eagles played a game for the ages in their 130-124 record-setting triple overtime Big Sky Conference victory over...


Cardinals halt skid, hope for rebound in playoffs

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Cardinal girls are champs

Medical Lake's girl's basketball team extended one streak, and ended a long dry spell last Friday, Jan. 27. With wins over Newport, 41-27 on Jan. 24, and Freeman, 47-27 on Friday, the Cardinals ran... Full story


Tough week for ML boy's basketball

The Medical Lake boys' basketball team had a rugged week as they sought to knock Freeman out of first place in the Northeast A League. But losses by a mere two points on two different nights, 54-52... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 2, 2017

Piano lessons offered from keyboard classic

Cheney and the West Plains appear to have a unique individual in their midst if the desire is to learn how to play the piano. Nataliya Westermann operates a studio out of her home in Cheney and...


Bumping the minimum wage adds up to some big numbers

After a month and a few days into life in Washington state where the minimum wage took a hike upward from $9.47 to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, it was time to see what was happening. Statewide the measure passed by just under 60 percent, and not at all su...


Medical Lake girls collect NEA championship

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Medical Lake swimmers would like to make a big splash

There are sports that are making, and have made notable headlines in Medical Lake, both recently and in the past. The Cardinal girls basketball team won their first regular season Northeast A League...


Cardinal boys fall twice in two-point NEA contests

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Time for individuals to shine in ML wrestling

There was a different plan heading into Medical Lake’s final Northeast A League dual meet against Riverside on Jan. 26. Where the team aspect of things was the focus in previous matches, this one, a 39-34 loss to the Rams, emphasized the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 26, 2017

The Fairways says, 'think spring and green grass'

The parking lot is not plowed, and the tee markers sit lonely amidst a sea of white and a winter that has not at all lost any of its grip. A golf-less winter has been a little rare in recent years,...


Cardinals split

The Medical Lake girl's basketball team won three Northeast A League basketball games last week, including 46-37 against Chewelah, to run their record to a perfect 10-0 in league play. The Cardinals... Full story


Best makes move to Eagles' head coach job

It didn't take long, and Eastern Washington didn't have to go far to find the person to follow ultra-successful former head football coach Beau Baldwin. The Eagles' offensive line coach, and a former...


Cardinal girls stay on top of Northeast A after sweep

The Medical Lake girls' basketball team edged ever closer to a Northeast A League regular season title with a three-game sweep of league foes last week. With wins at Riverside, 49-41 on Jan. 17,...


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