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 By Al Stover    Sports    July 17, 2014 

SummerHawks are busy as regular season ends

The Cheney SummerHawks AA American Legion Baseball team finished their regular season with an 11-4 record after three consecutive Federal League doubleheaders against Freeman, July 12, Medical Lake, J...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    July 17, 2014 

Medical Lake finishes season on a roll, will miss playoffs

Medical Lake completed an important series of games in Spokane American Legion AA play winning five of six games last week. But they'll still come up short of making the postseason. Head coach Kerry K...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    July 17, 2014 

Blue Devils reach playoffs

The Spokane Blue Devils accomplished what they set out to do — make the Spokane AAA American Legion playoffs. Now it’s a matter of how long they stay and it’s so far so good. Following a must-have sweep of the Northeast 49ers last week that...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    July 17, 2014 

Wild horse race is dangerous, but entertaining spectacle at Stampede

This weekend I had a chance to make it out to the Bi-Mart Arena to enjoy a little bit of the Cheney Rodeo. I haven't been to many rodeos in my lifetime - in fact, this was the second rodeo I have...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    July 17, 2014 

Bandits sweep of Stealth extends league winning streak to eight

The West Plains Bandits 14U softball team wrapped up their regular season schedule with a road doubleheader sweep of Mead’s Stealth (Finch) team. The Bandits scored in the first five of six innings to win game one 10-5. In the nightcap, West...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 10, 2014

Cheney finishes 3-2 in Woodbat Classic

Kadeem Smalls, manager of the Cheney SummerHawks American Legion baseball team, knew his group would face tough competition in this year's Wood Bat Classic Tournament, July 4-6, and boy was he right....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 10, 2014

Wheels come off in Medical Lake's Woodbat pod

As far as Medical Lake head coach Kerry Kelly was concerned, his team accomplished at least part of their mission in last weekend's Spokane American Legion Woodbat Classic Tournament. Despite a 1-4...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 10, 2014

Bandits place second in 4th of July Shootout White Bracket

The West Plains Bandits 14U softball team placed second in the 25th annual 4th of July Shootout held July 4-6 at Spokane's Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Franklin Park softball fields. The five...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 10, 2014

Blue Devils get to see top teams in their 2014 Woodbat journey

If there was one thing the Spokane Blue Devils took away from their 2-3 finish at the Spokane Woodbat Classic it was the sneak peek at some of the pitching those who will move on to play collegiate baseball might face. But Blue Devils’ head coach S...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 10, 2014

Flopping is what it's cracked up to be - and part of our sports culture

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor I have a confession to make. I have been guilty of flopping. Yes, I know. It’s hard to believe. It happened during junior varsity basketball my sophomore year in high school. We were playing at Harrington, leading, and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 10, 2014

3rd annual Gran Fondo back in Cheney July 19

The third annual Jedermann Gran Fondo is taking place July 19, with three timed races beginning in downtown Cheney. The rides utilize back roads, are virtually traffic free and open to any cyclist....

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    July 10, 2014

EWU's Seiferth returns to Germany, signs to play professional basketball

Armed with a new professional contract, and soon his degree in communication studies from Eastern Washington University, 6-foot-10 center Martin Seiferth will return to his native Germany for an opportunity to play professional basketball. Seiferth...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    July 10, 2014

Adams, Kupp on Walter Payton Award watch list

Well-known already in The Sports Network postseason awards circles, Eastern Washington junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and sophomore Cooper Kupp are on the initial Watch List for the Walter Payton Award presented annually by TSN to the top player...

 
 Sports    July 10, 2014

Cheney Rodeo is ready to roll

The 47th Annual Cheney Rodeo kicks off its three-day run at Bi-Mart Arena with the first performance Friday, July 11 at 7:20 p.m. It’s “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” night where all rodeo attendees are urged to wear pink in support of breast...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 3, 2014

Webb to take the reins of Cheney volleyball

The Cheney High School volleyball team will welcome Courtney Webb as new head coach for the 2014 season. Webb, who grew up in Ephrata, Wash., played varsity volleyball, girls' basketball and tennis...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 3, 2014

Bandits convincing in Liberty Lake sweep

The West Plains Bandits 14U softball team ran their Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Association league mark to 8-2, 12-3 overall with a sweep of the Liberty Lake Lightning Monday evening in Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 3, 2014

Shorthanded Blue Devils are runners-up at Belgrade

The Spokane Blue Devils accomplished quite a lot this past weekend and they did so with limited resources. The Senior AAA team finished second to Pac Tech from Longview/Kelso, Wash. in the Boys of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 3, 2014

Lilac Invite still has a lot of spring in its 50 year-old step

If 50 is the new 30 then there’s good reason for the Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament to have some new spring in its step. Given a new lease on life in 2012 with its renewal at The Fairways Golf Course after a five-year hiatus, this year’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 3, 2014

Lakeside rolls over Medical Lake in AA Legion play

It was pretty much over shortly after it started for Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team this past Monday in Suncrest. With Lakeside scoring six runs in the first inning, two more in the second and three in the third, the home team...

 
 Sports    July 3, 2014

Cheney players contribute to Stealth success

Three local Cheney girls playing for the Spokane Stealth 18U ASA team competed in a pair of recent tournaments in Oregon and Idaho. Pictured above are back row left Bailey Towey, back row third from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 26, 2014

Area teams face tough competition in Woodbat

Cheney and Medical Lake will once again be hosts for the 2014 Spokane/Coeur d’Alene American Legion Woodbat Classic July 3-6 with AA games at the Ballpark in Cheney and ML’s Holliday Field. The Spokane Blue Devils, with their Cheney connections,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 26, 2014

New coach, new look for Spokane Blue Devils

The bright red jerseys are not the only thing different about the Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team in 2014. Outside of the look, the Blue Devils are being led by a new head coach,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 26, 2014

SummerHawks continue streak with Whitman County win

The Cheney AA American Legion baseball team extended their winning streak to four games after a 13-4 victory over Whitman County, June 23, in Federal League play. The SummerHawks took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Although Whitman County sco...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 26, 2014

Cardinals rebound for wins against Rogers after loss to Colville

Medical Lake's ability to rebound has made their coach take notice. No, we're not talking basketball, either, but about the AA American Legion baseball team who following a crushing loss last Friday,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 26, 2014

For Team USA soccer the Portugal tie is a tie, nothing more

Team USA had it in the bag. After being down by one goal in the first half, Jermaine Jones scored to tie the game in the 64th minute. Clint Dempsey then came in to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead at the 81st. The United States had that round of 16 spot...

 

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