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 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Local track athletes land in Eagles' nest

Over the decades, interest shown to West Plains high school athletes from the school down the road - Eastern Washington University - could be described as tepid at best. In the past 50 years or so...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Medical Lake's Grundstroms making waves in roller derby

Medical Lake is known for producing good high school athletes, particularly in track, cross country, basketball and baseball. However, there are a couple local kids in the city who are making waves...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Hartman hits home run with 'they learned it in Little League' essay

The now threadbare and well-used book title tells us that according to minister and author Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” That is actually the first title of a group of works Fulghum penned in 1986 that...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Family, friends come together for 'Duffy' Ready memorial dedication

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Thursday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts Freeman (2), 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts N.W. Christian (2), 5 p.m. Monday,...

 

Sports Briefs

Suarez joins EWU basketball staff Bobby Suarez, who has spent the last four seasons at Florida State University, has been hired by first-year head coach Shantay Legans as an Eastern Washington men’s basketball assistant coach. The 2012 graduate of...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Medical Lake errors counter team's suddenly hot bats

The Medical Lake bats certainly came alive last week in American Legion play. But a problem with their gloves - the catching ones - helped turn the potential of an undefeated week into one where the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 15, 2017

Cheney 2017 Spring All GNL

Cheney High School had 37 student athletes and five relay teams that were selected for 2017 spring Great Northern League teams. Athletes and some of their highlights are listed below. Boys' and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Search begins for Cards' baseball coach

Following the recent resignation of Medical Lake head baseball coach, Kerry Kelly, the wheels are beginning to turn to find his replacement. "We'll post it and post it as 'open until filled,'" Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Medical Lake splits

Bit by bit, hit by hit, Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team seems to be slowly turning the corner by earning a split in a pair of games last week. Medical Lake improved to 2-5 after losing to University 13-2, June 5 before picking up a...

 

Bellator should have champions headline its MSG pay per view

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter Bellator MMA’s is putting on its biggest fight card in less than two weeks. The organization is pulling out all the stops for its June 24 pay per view event at Madison Square Garden — which they have dubbed...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 15, 2017

Spokane County 4-H team takes third in state shooting

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Spokane County 4-H Shooting Stars came away with some hardware from the Shooting Sports Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition, June 3-4, held at the Jensen Memorial...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Friday, June 16, Medical Lake at Freeman, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Medical Lake hosts East Valley (2), 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 15, 2017

Froyo tops Martinssen for title

The final game of West Plains Little League's AAA Baseball came down to a battle for first place between undefeated Froyo and Martinssen, one game behind. But Froyo's starter, Mia Ashcroft, and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 15, 2017

Kirkland bound

Cheney High School senior Noah Prophet signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash. Prophet signed the letter at a May 30 ceremony at the high...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 8, 2017

Kerry Kelly steps down at ML

Kerry Kelly, Medical Lake's head baseball coach since 2011, announced his intention to resign from the position in a letter to school athletics director Justin Blayne on June 5. Citing health...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 8, 2017

Summerhawks a tournament team

Unlike previous years, the Cheney High School’s baseball field will not see much action this summer. That’s because the Cheney Summerhawks baseball team will not play a regular season schedule. Instead, players will participate in summer...

 

The unseen power of water

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter You can lead an idiot to water but it is exceedingly difficult sometimes to make them safe. This play on words of a long-standing axiom regarding horses and hydration came to mind recently after learning a group of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake back in AA for Legion

The Medical Lake summer American Legion baseball program has made its reputation in recent years by tossing out the welcome mat to its dugout to many a player with no place else to go. It’s a fine gesture, has payback in ways one might not expect,...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Monday, June 12, Medical Lake hosts Central Valley (2), 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, Medical Lake hosts West Valley, 7 p.m. Friday,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 1, 2017

Blackhawk boys share 2A state track and field title

Almost 60 hours later, Cheney High boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter still couldn't believe it. "It's surreal," Slaughter said Tuesday afternoon about his Blackhawk boys accomplishments...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

ML's Rolan blazes to twin victories at state meet

Medical Lake won a few battles, but not even close to the war at last week's state 1A track championships at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. For a lot of reasons - the biggest being a pure...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Cheney's Calvert finishes 1-2 at state tennis tournament

Bridget Calvert's high school tennis career - and subsequently the Cheney High girls' tennis' team's 2017 campaign - came to an end at the 2A state tournament, May 27. Calvert went 1-2 in the singles...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Champions shouldn't back down from challengers regardless of drug test

There’s kind of that unwritten rule in combat sports that a world champion should be ready to defend their title against all challengers. So it’s been a surprise to many fans that UFC women’s featherweight titleholder Germaine de Randamie has...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake's Ray motivated for 2018 season by state play

Medical Lake's Noah Ray concluded his trip to the state 1A tennis tournament in Yakima with a 1-2 record and accolades from the Cardinal coaches who watched him play in 2017. Ray, a junior, lost his...

 

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