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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Blackhawks lose buzzer-beater to West Valley

This one will hurt for a little bit. After leading by as much as 13 points against visiting West Valley, the Cheney High boys basketball team looked like it had fought off a furious rally by the Great...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Lady Blackhawks rally for GNL-opening win over West Valley

The halftime locker room talk head coach Lorin Carlon gave his Cheney High girls basketball last Friday against West Valley kept the Lady Blackhawks from warming up for the final 16 minutes - and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Medical Lake girls get help from the usual cast to stay unbeaten

The usual cast of characters made the contributions they were expected to provide for the Medical Lake girls basketball team last week. That equaled perfection for the Cardinals who improved to 1-0...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Money hampers enlarging college football playoffs

If it’s December — which it is — and it’s my turn in the Crunch Time rotation — right again — then it’s time for the annual review of the college football bowl season. That’s NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, for you literalists. This...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Cheney gymnastics places fourth at first meet

The Cheney High School gymnastics kicked of its season on Dec. 6 at Ferris High School. This marks the third season for the program after returning from a 20 year hiatus. The team is lead with first-year head coach Jamie Frucci, who was the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Blackhawks' wrestling rolls out victories over Lakeside, Reardan

The Cheney Blackhawks wrestling team rolled last week with victories in dual matches against Lakeside and Reardan. The competition was just the beginning for CHS as they also competed at a tournament the following Saturday, Dec. 9. Against Lakeside,...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Sunday, Dec. 17, EWU hosts Cal State Northridge, 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, EWU hosts Univ. of Providence (Mont.), 6:05 p.m. Women...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Cardinal boys win pair

Derek Steege has flown under the radar his entire career as a Medical Lake basketball player. That ended last week for the senior shooting guard, who rocketed onto the scene Dec. 5 when he scored 30...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Medical Lake wrestlers battle to the end at Deer Park

Medical Lake wrestling coach Matt Leenhouts boasted that his Cardinals could challenge Northeast A League juggernaut Deer Park for a championship. If so, there’s still some work to be done after the two teams met in their NEA opener Dec. 7 in Deer...

 

Sports Briefs

MEN’S BASKETBALL Eastern nearly pulls off upset at Wyoming Eastern Washington nearly had the other bookend to their epic Nov. 14 Stanford win. The Eagles’ men’s basketball team ended its 10-game road stretch with an impressive showing, but...

 

Cheney has 18 named to all-league teams

The following Cheney High School student-athletes have been named to All-Great-Northern-League teams for fall sports. We have included comments from their respective coaches along with the teams for...

 

Medical Lake boy's basketball receives surprise visit from 'Down Under'

One team's loss will be another's gain, particularly for the memories of the Medical Lake Cardinal boy's basketball team. When a Greater Spokane League team had to suddenly cancel a game featuring...

 

Blackhawks open basketball season with split

Cheney High’s boys basketball team is off to a 50-50 start in its 2017-2018 season. The Blackhawks opened with a 63-52 home win over Deer Park on Nov. 28, followed by a 59-50 loss last Saturday, Dec. 2, at Rogers. Third-year head coach Gregg Smith...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    December 7, 2017

Cheney wrestling places sixth at Deer Park Invitational

The Cheney High School wrestling team had its first tournament of the season at the Deer Park Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2. The day ended with a sixth place finish with 115.5 points out of 17 teams participating. The one other Great Northern...

 

Lady Blackhawks open with victory over Deer Park

Cheney High’s girls basketball team opened the season with a convincing 64-41 win over visiting Deer Park on Nov. 28. No other stats were available at press time. The Lady Blackhawks traveled to Freeman to face the Northeast A League Scotties...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    December 7, 2017

Cheney wrestling places sixth at Deer Park Invitational

The Cheney High School wrestling team had its first tournament of the season at the Deer Park Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2. The day ended with a sixth place finish with 115.5 points out of 17 teams participating. The one other Great Northern...

 

Eastern broadcaster Larry Weir reaches play-by-play milestone

By a really weird coincidence, Larry Weir now knows he reached a milestone Dec. 3 at KeyArena in Seattle.  The long-time Eastern Washington University radio announcer called his 1,000th Eagle men’s basketball or football game that day, a fact...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday. Dec. 7, EWU at U. of San Francisco, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, EWU at South Dakota, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, EWU at Wyoming, 6...

 

Medical Lake boys split opening week basketball contests

Medical Lake's boy's basketball team had the fortune of playing one of the Greater Spokane League's and Australia's best and came away impressing their coach. The Cardinals, coming off a 16-9 season...

 

Noble leads Cardinal girls past Shadle

Sophomore Jayda Noble scored 19 points to lead the Medical Lake girls to a 62-29 pounding of Shadle Park Nov. 29 in the season opener for both teams. The Cardinals, who are defending Northeast A League champions and finished with a 20-3 record last s...

 

Sports Briefs

MEN’S BASKETBALL Eagles look to mirror past success versus Dons Eastern Washington is looking for a little more magic in the bay area. The Eastern men’s basketball team has been to venerable War Memorial Gym before, and wants to continue the...

 

Medical Lake Fall All-NEA 2017

Medical Lake's state championship cross country team led the list of Cardinals selected to All-Northeast A League teams in the fall of 2017 with six members. The playoff-qualifying soccer squad...

 

Dascalo is lone Eagle selected on All-Big Sky first team

The Eastern Washington University football team had 13 players honored on the All-Big Sky Conference team announced Nov. 21, but even more noteworthy is the number 10. That's the number of selections...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    November 30, 2017

Tennessee fans did the right thing scaring Greg Schiano away

I was enjoying my Sunday morning until I got a notification from ESPN that the University of Tennessee was about to hire Ohio State’s defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Granted, I was happy about three Sundays ago after receiving a notification...

 

Despite no postseason, Eastern football still finds accomplishments

The season ended abruptly, but the accomplishments were aplenty. The Eastern Washington University football team secured a school-record 11th-straight winning season and had yet another outstanding...

 

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