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 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Cheney 17U splits doubleheader with NW Premier

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team wrapped up their independent season July 21 after splitting a doubleheader with Northwest Premier's 16U baseball team, winning game one, 11-8 and losing game...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Summerhawks 15U wrap up season in City Tournament

The Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team finished their season with a close 4-3 win over Northwest Premier, July 22, then went 1-2 in the 15U City Tournament. In the tournament, Cheney dropped the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Plenty is new for EWU as Eagles prepare for 2015 football season

Back on Oct. 4, 2014 when quarterback Vernon Adams limped off the field after breaking a couple of bones in his foot, there was concern over where the Eastern Washington University football program might be headed the remainder of the season. But whe...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Once popular hydros struggling to keep their roostertails flying

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A generation before the Sonics, Pilots/Mariners or Seahawks, the notion of anything Major League in the Northwest was a nebulous thing. Back when the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks were more often than not college...

 
 Sports    July 30, 2015 

Sports Briefs

Correction: Owings pitches no hitter In the article “Summerhawks run win streak to four” in the July 23 issue of the Cheney Free Press, it was incorrectly reported that Garrett Hagel as the pitcher who threw a no hitter with seven strikeouts in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015

Summerhawks run win streak to four

After struggling in the beginning of their season, the Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team is on a hot streak. After losses against Northwest Premier, 6-3, July 14, and the Hurricanes, 10-7, July...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Memorable times behind, ahead for EWU's Chaves

Time has admittedly flown by for Eastern Washington University's athletic director Bill Chaves. Chaves recently passed his eight-year mark on the job and it's been a most memorable run punctuated by...

 
 By NEWS SERVICES REPORTS    Sports    July 23, 2015

Eagles collect their second President's Cup

Five years after winning the award for the first time, Eastern Washington University has again won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels for the 2014-15 school year, the league office announced July 19. The Eagles won...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015

Cheney 17U defeats Cashmere 12-11 in extra innings

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team returned to its home field last week with a 12-11 win over Cashmere, July 14, in a game that went into extra innings, followed by a 20-7 loss to Northwest Premier, July 15. Cheney was set to play Omak, July...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015

Kids can sometimes bring something extra to routine press events

Although it doesn’t lead to the most exciting evenings, I can’t pass up a chance to watch free mixed martial arts or boxing events. Last weekend, UFC featured a Titan Fighting Championships event on its Fight Pass network. The card — which...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Blue Devils season is both successful and frustrating

In the end and despite a number of high points, the Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team will consider their 2015 season one where they just might have underachieved. The Blue Devils season came to an end in the playoffs for the...

 
 By Leroy Lemaster    Sports    July 23, 2015

School guys prevail

During Medical Lake's 2015 Tennis-A-Thon July 15-16, a special doubles match took place between members of the Medical Lake School District and local government officials. Pictured above are Cardinal...

 
 Sports    July 23, 2015

Four Eagles named to All-Big Sky preseason team

Four Eastern Washington University football players – led by offensive MVP Cooper Kupp – have been selected to the 2015 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, announced July 19 by the conference. Kupp, a consensus All-American his...

 
 By NEWS SERVICES REPORTS    Sports    July 23, 2015

Eagles, Bobcats picked in polls to top Big Sky football

It may not count in the conference standings, but Sept. 19 will be an intriguing day in the Big Sky Conference football race. Eastern Washington University and Montana State are the split-vote favorites to win the conference title in 2015, and will...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Denny's wild ride caps Cheney Rodeo

Five of the eight championships were decided on Friday night at the 48th Annual Cheney Rodeo, but those who ventured out to Bi-Mart Arena Sunday got to likely see the performance of the weekend....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Cheney loses host role in Little League tournament

In the simplest of forms, baseball's a game of hits, runs, pitches, strikes, balls and errors. But it's also one of knowing the signs, from coaches to players running the bases and with the catcher...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 16, 2015

Cheney goes 2-2 in Red Hawk Classic Tournament

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team came off another busy weekend after they went 2-2 in the East Valley Red Hawk Classic Tournament, July 9-12, in Yakima. They lost to Sedro Woolley, 11-6, and A...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Former Eastern Eagle Matt Nichols looked good in starting role

Perhaps the injury shoe that Matt Nichols has worn throughout much of his professional football career in Canada has worn out? Or he’s outgrown it and never wants to wear that style again? The former Eastern Eagle who was twice named Big Sky...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 16, 2015

West Plains All-Stars capture district crown, off to state

The West Plains Little League 9-10-year-old All-Star team dominated the competition in earning a District 13 baseball championship in action July 6-9 in Liberty Lake. The West Plains team outscored...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 16, 2015

Summerhawks 15U drops games to Joes, Hurricanes

The Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team continued to grind through their season after losses to the Joes, 11-6, July 7, and the Hurricanes, 2-1, on Monday. Against the Joes, Cheney got a burst of offense early, leading for most of the game. Down...

 
 Sports    July 16, 2015

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) BASEBALL Cheney 17U Thursday, July 16 Cheney hosts Omak, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, Cheney at Kellogg (2), noon and 2:30 p.m. Cheney 15U Thursday, July 16,...

 
 Sports    July 16, 2015

Sports Briefs

Happy Hoofers Fun Run raises $1,550 On Saturday, July 11 Cheney Federal Credit Union celebrated Cheney Rodeo weekend by holding another Happy Hoofers Fun Run to benefit Credit Unions for Kids. The 3.6 mile run begins and ends at Veterans Memorial...

 
 Sports    July 16, 2015

EWU football game times announced

Game times for all 11 Eastern Washington University football games have been set, including all five home games at Roos Field. Eastern’s home opener on Sept. 19 against Montana State — a non-conference game — will begin at 1:05 p.m. and be...

 
 Sports    July 16, 2015

Blue Devils bounced

The Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball season skidded to a halt following the first two days of the league playoffs. With losses to the Northstars, 14-5 on July 13 and to the Cannons, 10-0 July 14, sandwiched around a 10-0 victory...

 
 Sports    July 16, 2015

West Plains Scoreboard

GOLF 2015 52nd Lilac City Invitational (Top-20) The Fairways at West Terrace 7-9l 7-10 7-11 7-12 Total Brian Miller, Indian Wells, Calif. 65 65 66 71 267 Conner Robbins, Bremerton, Wa. 68 68 65 67 268 Jesse Schutte, Florence, Ore. 65 69 65 69 268...

 

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