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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Medical Lake boys breeze past Lakeside

The final major hurdle to the Medical Lake boy's cross country team racing to a regular season Northeast A League championship turned out to be more like a curb. The Cardinals finished with six...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Blackhawks runners are edged by West Valley

A good summation of the Cheney High School cross country teams Great Northern League showdown with visiting West Valley could come down to the line from the 1960s TV program “Get Smart.” “Missed it by that much,” the Maxwell Smart character...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Eastern is wary of all the things in way of win at Cedar City

Eastern Washington’s five-game football winning streak and 12-game Big Sky Conference run is on the line Saturday at Eccles Coliseum against Southern Utah in Cedar City. The Thunderbirds (2-1 Big Sky, 4-2 overall) provide all kinds of variables...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Cooper Kupp makes Eastern Washington proud in NFL debut

Last year was the first time I have ever watched more than one round of the NFL draft because I was waiting to hear Cooper Kupp’s name called. In the third round at the 69th pick overall, it finally happened when the Los Angeles Rams decided to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Cheney drops pair of close matches to league leaders

Cheney High’s girls soccer team absorbed a pair of close losses last week, one on two late second-half goals and the other in an overtime shootout. The Lady Blackhawks led 2-1 before East Valley scored in the 62nd and 68th minutes for a 3-2 win on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Cheney volleyball looks to solidify GNL 2 seed

Despite a pair of losses last week, the Cheney High School volleyball team still has its destiny in its own hands when it comes to positioning for the upcoming District 7 playoffs. The Lady Blackhawks experienced a brief bump in the road with...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Oct. 21, EWU at Southern Utah, 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, bye. COLLEGE HOCKEY ACHA Friday, Oct. 20, EWU at Portland State, time...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Cardinals split in Northeast A League soccer

One spectacular finish did not lead to another last week for the Medical Lake girl’s soccer team, which earned a split in a pair of Northeast A League contests. Getting a late goal from Nicole Wetherell on Oct. 10, the Cardinals earned a 2-1 win...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Deer Park starts fast to top Medical Lake 52-14 in NEA football

The winless streak continued, but the Medical Lake Cardinals did end with double-digit scoring for the first time this season in a 52-14 Northeast A League football loss at Deer Park, Friday, Oct. 13. The Stags (2-3, 4-3) built a 32-0 lead, in part...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Medical Lake volleyball winds down 2017 season

Since wins have not worked as a measuring stick for Medical Lake volleyball this season, head coach Todd Harr has been searching for alternative ways to indicate progress. In a pair of 3-0 losses to Colville (8-4 NEA, 8-4 overall) on Oct. 10 and...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Cheney falls 41-7 at West Valley

The Cheney Blackhawks fell to the undefeated West Valley Eagles 41-7 on Friday, Oct. 13. With this loss, CHS falls to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the Great Northern League. “Aside from starting slow, we drove the field at times and looked good,” head...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 19, 2017 

EWU soccer undefeated at home in Big Sky play

A perfect season at home in Big Sky Conference play got a proper ending for the Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team. The Eagles earned a pair of shutout victories — 3-0 over Portland State on Oct. 13 and a 1-0 conquest of Montana...

 

Sports Briefs

EWU volleyball goes winless against ISU, Idaho Eastern Washington University’s volleyball team lost a pair of 3-1 matches last week, first to visiting Idaho State and on the road in Moscow against Idaho. Against the Vandals (7-1 Big Sky, 12-7 overa...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    October 12, 2017

Royal showing

Peyton Putney was crowned Homecoming King while Mariah Daceus was named the Homecoming Queen last Friday during Cheney's football game with Clarkston. Both seniors were also a part of the football...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    October 12, 2017

Blackhawks lose last-second heartbreaker

It was a heartbreaking Homecoming game for the Cheney Blackhawks when the visiting Clarkston Bantams kicked a field goal to with .9 seconds left to win 24-21. "After a good week of practice, we...

 

Medical Lake sweeps Riverside

Medical Lake's cross country teams continued to do things they have not done in the past in Northeast A League competition following a sweep of Riverside in a boys' and girls' dual meet at home on...

 

Eastern, Montana State means possibility of wild shootout

The “other Montana” as in Montana State travels to Roos Field this Saturday. Two of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference in recent years pair off this week when the No. 10/9 Eastern Washington University football team hosts Montana State this...

 

Gubrud Repeats as Sports Madness Player of the Week

Gage Gubrud, the junior All-America quarterback at Eastern Washington, has been selected as the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week from College Sports Madness after directing EWU’s fourt...

 

Eagles vs. Bobcats

No. 10/9 Ranked Eastern Washington vs. Montana State Saturday, Oct. 14, 1:05 p.m. Roos Field (8,600). TV: SWX. Radio: 700-AM ESPN and 105.3-FM in the Spokane/Cheney area. Larry Weir returns for his 27th season calling the play-by-play, with analysis...

 

Ejection for targeting in football is a rather severe punishment

At first, this column was going to focus on what’s wrong with the NCAA’s targeting rule, enacted in 2008 to try and curtail escalating incidents of concussions and head and neck injuries that sidelined football players and in several instances...

 

Cheney swimming trounces Selah 117-48 in Yakima

Cheney High’s girls swimming team coasted to a 117-48 win over host Selah in dual-meet action last Thursday at Lion’s Pool in Yakima. The Blackhawks won nine of 11 events, including three events in which they nabbed the top three places. Courtney...

 

Lady Blackhawks remain in second with West Valley win

Cheney High’s volleyball team notched a road sweep in their only court action last week. The Lady Blackhawks downed West Valley in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21 an 25-19 to run their Great Northern League record to 5-1, 7-1 overall. Sophomores...

 

Sports Week

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Oct. 14, EWU hosts Montana State, 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, EWU at Southern Utah, 4:05 p.m. COLLEGE HOCKEY ACHA Thursday, Oct. 12, EWU hosts U. of Washington, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, EWU hosts Montana State, 7 p.m....

 

Cheney girls runners keep GNL lead with Pullman win

Cheney High girls cross country team continued its pursuit of a Great Northern League title with a 25-32 win over Pullman in dual meet action Oct. 4. The Blackhawk boys showed they still have a little ways to go before replacing the Greyhounds as...

 

Slow Lady Blackhawks fall at West Valley

Cheney High girls soccer team did something last week that they had previously only forced their opponents to do: fail to find the goal. The Lady Blackhawks struggled offensively last Tuesday at West Valley, hampered by the Eagles constant pressure...

 

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