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 By Grace Pohl    Sports    August 17, 2017 

CHS football hosts first annual black, red scrimmage

Football season is quickly approaching for the Cheney High School Blackhawks – and it begins with a new event this year named the "Black and Red Scrimmage" on Friday, Aug. 25. "Our goal as a staff...

 

Eastern soccer gets season underway Aug. 18

Eastern Washington University's other football team - or futbal to be more precise - is also busy preparing to defend a Big Sky Conference title. Coming off the most successful season in program...

 

EWU practices reach halfway point, move to Roos Field

This week marks a transition for the Eastern Washington University football team that moves closer to actual preparation for their Sept. 2 season opening game at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The Eagles wrapped up practices on the grass fields...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    August 17, 2017 

The best time of the year, college football is almost upon us

My favorite edition of Sports Illustrated dropped in my mailbox a few days ago, which is the college football preview. This means we are only a few weeks away from the best time of the year in the sports world. In this edition of the weekly...

 

Preseason volleyball rankings have Eastern at No. 9 in BSC

Following its second consecutive Big Sky Conference Tournament appearance, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team has been picked ninth in the 2017 BSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference announced on Aug. 11. The Eagles earned 44...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday, Aug. 17 – 3:30 p.m. (first practice at Roos Field) Friday, Aug. 18 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 – Scrimmage, approximately 10...

 

Sports Briefs

Soccer’s Williams named to TopDrawer.com team The soccer season is off to a good start for Eastern Washington University forward Chloe Williams, as she has been named to the TopDrawer.com Preseason Soccer Best XI third-team. The senior was the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 10, 2017

How it's done

Eastern Washington defensive line coach Brian Strandley gives a demonstration of a blocking technique to players during the opening day of preseason practice for the Eagles. The season opener is...

 

EWU football ranked No. 5 in preseason poll

The reigning national champion James Madison Dukes were picked Aug. 7 as an overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the STATS NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25. Eastern Washington is ranked fifth. James Madison, which won the Colonial Athletic...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 10, 2017

Medical Lake's Cooper is busy stocking trophy case

Turns out that Justin Cooper's latest addition to his trophy case might mean he maybe needs a new shelf. The 28-year-old Medical Lake resident won his second coveted National Hot Rod Association...

 

Don't look now, but fall sports aren't very far away

In past Crunch Time columns I’ve referred to this time period of late August as the dog-days of sports, that time when sports pages and coverage consist of Major League Baseball and that’s it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In...

 

Eastern soccer picked No. 1 in preseason Big Sky Conference poll

Following its first Big Sky Conference tournament championship in program history, the Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team was picked to finish first in the Big Sky Conference Preseason Soccer Poll, the conference announced Aug. 7. Th...

 

EWU 2017 soccer schedule

Aug. 18 Omaha 4 p.m. Aug. 20 South Dakota 1 p.m. Montana Tournament at Missoula Aug. 25 San Jose State 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 Air Force 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at Hofstra 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at Cornell 9 a.m. Sept. 8 Gonzaga 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10 California State...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday, Aug. 10 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 – 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 – Off Monday, Aug. 14 – 9:45...

 

Sports Briefs

Bull Blast is Saturday at rodeo grounds The second annual Northern Bull Blast takes place at Bi-Mart Arena in Cheney on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Contractors will come from several different states and stage a variety of rounds of competition....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

True tennis celebrities appear at Tennis-A-Thon

Normally the celebrity spotlight at Medical Lake's annual Tennis-A-Thon shines on members of the community who participate in a challenge match. With apologies to the duo of Mayor John Higgins and his...

 

Eastern basketball to open season in Las Vegas tourney

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will play Georgia State and either Prairie View or Eastern Kentucky as part of the fourth-annual MGM Resorts Main Event on Nov. 20-22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Ole Miss, Rice, U...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

Be it parenting or coaching many things are similar

In a way, Aaron Best might have been there and done that as he ascends to the role of head football coach at Eastern Washington University. Best likens the role he assumes to that of being a parent as his EKGs — Eastern Kinda’ Guys — take to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

Cannons ALB wrap-up

The Spokane Cannons’ AAA American Legion season came to a close July 25 when Lakeside Recovery pushed across six runs in the game’s final three innings to earn a 9-4 victory. Lakeside rallied after trailing 4-1 in a loser-out game for Spokane,...

 

Sports Briefs

Gubrud, Tiuli named to STATS All-American team Eagle quarterback Gage Gubrud and defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli have been named to the STATS NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America Team announced July 31. Gubrud, who finished...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 27, 2017

Cannons' run at state comes to an end

Lakeside Recovery rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third inning, scoring six runs over the game's final three innings and earned a 9-4 American Legion Baseball AAA state tournament win over the...

 

Eastern football set to open summer training Aug. 3

The Eastern Washington University football team will begin practices for the 2017 season on Thursday, Aug. 3 on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields. Players will report on July 31 and Aug...

 

Game times announced for 2017 Eagle football

Game times for all 11 Eastern Washington University football games have been set, as well as television coverage for EWU’s five home contests. Eastern’s Sept. 9 (North Dakota State), Oct. 14 (Montana State) and Nov. 4 (Weber State for...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    July 27, 2017

A 'fiscally fit' O.J. Simpson chases freedom once again

This is my first time writing for this column and I did not know what I was going to write. I was trying to think of something timely to write about in the sports world, which is hard when it feels like only baseball is on. Then O.J. Simpson’s...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 27, 2017

Bandits miss Bronze title game at Summer Sizzler

The West Plains 18U softball team placed third in the Bronze Division of the Selah Summer Sizzler tournament, July 15–16 at Carlon Park in Selah. The Bandits went 1-2 in Red Pool play, losing the opener on Saturday 4-2 to SnoCo Express, shutting...

 

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