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Cardinal cross country runners impress coach at Silverwood race

Medical Lake boys finish ahead of defending state champion Lakeside in Coaster Classic By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter One part of Gene Blankenship hates the yearly trips his Medical Lake cross country team takes to Silverwood Theme Park. His... Full story


Eastern falls to Washington State 24-20 in another thriller

Late Eagle rally falls short in contest against Pac-12 Palouse neighbor By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter On a picture perfect day against a Pac-12 team a pass in the final seconds fails to connect in the right hands and Eastern Washington University...


Blackhawks turn in good times at Highlander

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor After weeks of lonely road work Cheney cross country teams finally got to test themselves against runners wearing different colored jerseys at last Saturday's 26-team Highlander Invitational at Shadle Park High School. The...


Cheney's 7-3 win over Lakeside is first on the pitch for Lady Hawks

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Sometimes that first win is the hardest to get. Thanks to a three-goal performance by Jade McCauley and two scores each from Chae Brown and Jaisa Holland the Cheney girls' soccer team can now put one in the “W” category,... Full story


Free Press Sports Briefs for Sept. 13, 2012

Eastern volleyball begins Big Sky play It was not the smoothest preseason, but the Eastern Washington University volleyball team survived, and now looks ahead to conference play. Eastern begins Big Sky play today, (Sept. 13) at Sacramento State. The...


Eastern women get less time to prepare for Big Sky basketball grind

New additions to conference mean non-conference schedule gets trimmed for 2012-13 By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The 2012-13 Eastern Washington University women's basketball schedule appears to have a slightly more slimming, lighter look to it –...


Medical Lake soccer, volleyball seek first wins

Medical Lake's soccer and volleyball teams are both chasing their first wins this week. The Cardinal soccer squad was on the road in Colville this past Tuesday and will be home today (Sept. 13) for a non-league match with Deer Park at 4 p.m. on the l...


Lady Hawks win four straight to capture bronze at Lakeland Invite

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney volleyball team made the most of a bad draw at last Saturday's Lakeland Invitational. The Lady Hawks lost both matches in pool play, but rebounded to win four straight and bring home a first-place trophy in the Bron... Full story


Omak no match for Cheney in 56-0 win

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Omak learned the true meaning of the phrase “Speed kills” last Friday night, thanks to the Cheney football team. The Blackhawks ran around, through and past the visiting Pioneers, scoring all eight of their touchdowns on... Full story


Clutch catches, kicking, special teams lead to win for ML

Cardinals recover late squib kick to help secure 22-16 win By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Medical Lake head football coach Wes Hobbs will be the first one to tell you his team's kicking game could use a jolt. Last Friday night a portion of that...


West Plains school leaders share state of their districts

By BECKY THOMAS and JAMES EIK Staff Reporters At its Sept. 6 meeting, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce had some educational guests. Local school district superintendents spoke to chamber members about the new school year and the issues facing thei...


Write to the Point: Reliving Sept. 11 in the New Orleans mint

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Two years ago, I came face-to-face with remnants of the World Trade Center. I was visiting family in New Orleans on a warm summer day, much like one in Spokane only with extra humidity where even the humidity was humid....


Letters to the Editor

Rich Cowan's experience makes him the right candidate I had the opportunity to meet Rich Cowan the other night. It seemed to me everything he's done to this point has prepared him to represent the 5th Congressional District in Washington, DC. Rich...


Guest Opinion: Constitution Week asks some key questions about history

By Dr. JANET NORBY Esther Reed Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Each year The President of the United States, in accordance with Public Law 915, proclaims the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Traditionally both...


Jimmy John's franchise planned for historic Cheney building

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter One of Cheney's oldest buildings is on its way to becoming a Jimmy John's restaurant. The building at 327 First St. in downtown Cheney, built as the Odd Fellows Hall in 1904, has been vacant in recent years, but owner S...


Eastern's ‘D' keys 20-3 win over Vandals

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The pedigree of the Eastern Washington University football team has always generally been its offense. But somewhat quietly last Thursday night it was the Eagles' defense that paved the way for Eastern to score a 20-3 s... Full story


Sports Week for Sept. 13, 2012

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 15, Eastern Washington bye. Saturday, Sept. 22, Eastern Washington at Weber State, 5:05 p.m. COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Thursday, Sept. 13, Eastern Washington at Sacramento St., Time TBA. Monday, Sept. 17, Eastern Washington...


Crunch Time for September 13, 2012

Athletes' safety can start in the stands By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The contrast was so startling I had to chuckle. Standing along the sidelines at any sporting event you hear a lot of things. Last Friday night at the Cheney football game with Omak, as... Full story


Sprague Avenue realigns to the south

Design provides new gateway to Airway Heights By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The $3 million realignment of Sprague Avenue is nearly complete, with only superficial work remaining. Brandon Haugen, manager of Kalispel Development with the Kalispel Tribe,... Full story


West Plains' Zak Designs raises $440,000 for kids through open

People from around the Inland Northwest came together this summer to help open doors of hope for area children. Zak Designs annual Zak!Charity Open golf tournament, dinner and auction raised more than $440,000 July 29-30, money that will benefit two... Full story


Ice Age Floods Institute presents lecture, bike trip

The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter and the Spokane Community College Department of Science are sponsoring a free public lecture by Dr. Gene Kiver, professor emeritus of geology, Eastern Washington University. Kiver will present...


Council approves leasing new police vehicles

Chief John Hensley says they're needed but budget constraints prevent purchase By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter The Cheney City Council approved a four-year lease agreement for three new police vehicles at its Tuesday meeting. The vehicles, Ford... Full story


Cheney water main leaks near apartment complex

Cheney water crews were hard at work Wednesday, Sept. 5, looking to access a leaking water main that sent water streaming down the driveway of the Willow Wood apartment complex at 111 College Hill Road. The city was notified around 8:20 a.m. and...


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