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Articles from the October 22, 2009 edition

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Wins are still hard to come by for Medical Lake volleyball

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter There's still just one win to show for a season's worth of work, but Medical Lake's volleyball team seems to be showing that there's progress being made. The Cardinals lost 3-0 to West Valley last Tuesday and then fell...


Medical Lake ends losing streak with shootout victory over Clarkston

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter One rugged stretch of Medical Lake's girls' soccer season is now behind the team and another awaits as the Cardinals close out the regular season portion of the Great Northern League schedule. And despite winning just t... Full story


Cardinals' coach calls Riverside loss ‘a giant step backwards'

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter On the scoreboard it was a 3-point defeat. But as far as Medical Lake coach Wes Hobbs is concerned, last Friday's 26-23 Great Northern League football loss to Riverside... Full story


Cheney swimmers wrap up regular season against three opponents

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney High School girls swim team finished its regular season with a pair of home meets last week. The Blackhawks had a good performance but came up just a bit short in a meet Tuesday against visiting Pullman, losing... Full story


Blackhawk volleyball team drops two matches to top-three league opponents

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney High's volleyball team hit a rocky point in its schedule last week, losing a pair of matches to the Great Northern League's second and third place schools in straight...


Cheney girls unbeaten in GNL cross country with Colville, Pullman wins

Blackhawks boys experience first loss against Colville By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney cross country coach Jay Martin knew heading into the season just how tough the Great Northern League was going to be. After last Tuesday's double dual meet with... Full story


Homecoming volleyball matches get Eagles going

The Eastern Washington University volleyball team commences the second half of its Big Sky Conference slate this weekend in a three-way tie for first place in the league standings with Portland State and Northern Colorado. All three teams are 6-2 in... Full story


Hannesson earns honors

Chelsey Hannesson of the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week by the Big Sky Conference after helping the Eagles to a 1-0-1 week and into sole possession of first place in the league standings...


Eagles take over first place, knock off Hornets 1-0, tie PSU 1-1

Eastern on top of Big Sky Conference standings for first time ever in soccer The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team broke a stalemate for first place in the Big Sky Conference...


Cheney Free Press Football Contest, Oct. 22, 2009

Week six of Cheney Free Press football contest decided once again by tiebreaker Jamison Edwards of Medical Lake came closer in the second tiebreaker game between New Orleans and Chicago and won week six of the Cheney Free Press football contest...


Crunch Time for Oct, 22, 2009

Painful football weekend goes well beyond the losses on the field By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It was truly a painful weekend. Football-wise that is. I probably should have known it might be,...


Eagles try to turn things around with MSU

Even though the defending champions are in the rearview mirror, the Eagles still have their work cut out for them. Trying to snap a two-game losing streak, the Eastern Washington University football team tries to stay in the thick of the Big Sky... Full story


Building 1 Red Rockers vs. Building 2 Blue Bombers – AMX employees compete for a cause

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter The employees at AMX in Cheney are engaged in a little friendly competition. The Red Rockers in Building 1 are taking on the Blue Bombers in Building 2 to see which team can donate the most food to the Cheney Food Bank....


Grizzlies gut out victory over Eagles

Touchdown play with 1:18 to go by Montana decides it 41-34 By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Eastern Eagles know better than anyone how to win football games at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in...


Final days in fight for mayor spot, one council position in AH race

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter Four Airway Heights City Council positions will be decided Nov. 3, although just two of those are contested races. Mayor Matthew Pederson defends Position 1 against Patrick Rushing, who has served in Position 2 for th...


Soccer Hawks eek out two wins to stay in driver's seat for Great Northern title

Victories over West Valley, Deer Park, keep Cheney winning streak alive at 10 By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney girls' soccer team remained atop the Great Northern League standings with a pair of wins last week – but just barely. The Blackhawks...


Cheney commission takes on wetland mitigation quandary

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Though the issue is now past city council, a discussion at the Oct. 12 meeting of the Cheney Planning Commission highlighted the conflict surrounding the city putting aside money as a guarantee for work by city crews to...


Cheney treatment plant built for the future

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Some communities know the debilitating effects of a building moratorium. Thanks to a recent upgrade to Cheney's wastewater treatment plant, that threat is far from city officials' minds. Though most people don't like...


Breaks prove elusive in Cheney's 19-10 loss to Deer Park

Hawks still in thick of playoff, Great Northern League title picture By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Deer Park's ball control offense and a lack of breaks helped send the Cheney football team to its first...


Ninth district candidates differences tough to find

Fagan and Hailey share similar views on issues, differ on background, campaigning and I-1033 By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Since their primary victories in August, state representative candidates Susan Fagan and Pat Hailey have put thousands of miles on... Full story


Lakeland Village union members, supporters confront budgetary blade

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter A plan to mend state budgets by cutting institution costs would reduce Medical Lake's Lakeland Village to a small nursing facility while leaving Pine Lodge Correctional Center as is. The first draft of a consultant's...


Police contract challenged by ML residents

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter It was standing room only at Tuesday's Medical Lake City Council meeting and most of the roughly 50 present were there to see one woman ask questions. City Administrator Doug Ross started the meeting by saying he hadn...


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