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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Lady Blackhawks repeat as District 7 champs

Last year, the Cheney High softball team notched a couple firsts for the Lady Blackhawks program - their first ever Great Northern League title and first ever District 7 championship. And while this...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Cardinals earn berth to state 1A baseball playoffs

Playing with their backs to the wall is something the Medical Lake baseball team has found to be second nature. And finding ways to win has also become pretty much the norm for the Cardinals (17-4),...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Blackhawks track advances 18 to 2A regionals

The Cheney High track and field teams should be well represented in both quantity and quality at this Friday’s regional meet with Central Washington Athletic Conference schools in Prosser. The Blackhawks’ girls collected seven titles and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016 

American Legion Baseball is back under lights in Medical Lake

Avista Utilities is going to add some money to its coffers this summer, which ought to come in handy following the Nov. 17 windstorm. Baseball under the lights, American Legion style, returns to Medical Lake and Holliday Field after a one year...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Cheney tennis wins second GNL championship

Back in March, before the season started, Cheney High boy’s tennis coach Jesse Erickson said his team had a “good shot” of winning a second Great Northern League regular season championship — and he was right. The Blackhawks (7-1 GNL, 12-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team ended the regular season on a high note after their 5-2 win over West Valley, May 9. The Blackhawks finished with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 11-3 overall and second place in the league standings. “Last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Koohns and Marchand once again qualify for state

History repeated itself for the Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams as Tyler Koohns and Cheyenne Marchand once again qualified for the state tournament after a successful outing at the Great Northern League district tournament, May 16, Meadow...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Saturday, May 21, 1A regionals at Yakima and Moses Lake, times, teams TBD. Friday, May 27, 1A state semifinals at County Stadium, Yakima....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Colville continues to give Medical Lake fits on softball diamond

Medical Lake was one of the best defensive teams in the Northeast A League. Until the final 40 minutes of their 2016 season that is. The Cardinals, who had won five consecutive games, all by shutout,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Medical Lake track heads to districts with eyes on state berths

Just as co-head coach Gene Blankenship predicted privately, Medical Lake’s boys cruised to victory, 92-62 over Riverside in a Northeast A League dual meet May 12 at home. But what was surprising to him was the performance of his girls who fell to R...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Cardinal boys off to regional tennis

Medical Lake will send their No. 1 doubles team of Isiah Farmen and Alex Neder to regional tennis play this weekend at Mead High School following their undefeated weekend of play in district competition. They will be joined by fellow doubles team...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016 

ML's Petro earns spot at state golf

Medical Lake’s Brendan Petro shot a second-round 98 May 17 at Hangman Valley Golf Course and will qualify for the 1A state golf tournament May 24-25 at Liberty Lake Golf Course. Petro finished 10th overall with a two-round score of 192. Ryan Maine...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Red White and Blue defeats Jarms

Red White and Blue put on their most impressive performance of the season with a 16-2 win over Jarms in West Plains Little League Majors play, May 16. After leading 4-0, Red White and Blue put up 10...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Defense is key for Cards in soccer playoffs

The frustration that Medical Lake soccer head coach Zane Higgins had several weeks ago appears to be long gone. He revels more in the notion of being in charge of the team very few foes want to face i...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney boys' tennis still in title chase

The Cheney High boys' tennis team were on the verge of sweeping the Great Northern League - that is until they lost to Pullman, 5-2, May 3. Two days earlier the Blackhawks picked up a 5-2 win over...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Steady play gets Cardinals into baseball postseason

There’s no big late-season surge, just a steady pace that is fueling Medical Lake’s run to the playoffs. The Cardinals played just one game last week, taking a 4-3 win at Deer Park in closing out their Northeast A League season. Medical Lake has...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Mariners' change in ownership could be a good thing down the road

It looks like the Seattle Mariners will undergo another change in leadership, less than a year after Jerry Dipoto took over as the team’s general manager and Scott Servais became manager. In April, the Mariners announced that owner Nintendo plans...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney softball stages a comeback for the ages

It’s not unusual to see teams rally from huge deficits to win games. But those rallies usually take time. For the Cheney High softball team, time — or rather outs — was running out in the Great Northern League regular season finale May 3 agains...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Blackhawks baseball bounced from Great Northern playoffs

The Cheney High baseball team’s 2016 season came to an end after a 17-2 loss to No. 5 seed East Valley in the second round of the Great Northern League playoffs, May 9. Two days before, the No. 4 Blackhawks defeated No. 3 Pullman, 7-3 to eliminate...

 
 Sports    May 12, 2016

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Friday, May 13, 1A districts, location, times TBD. Saturday, May 14, 2A GNL-CWAC glue-in game. Site and times TBD. 1A districts at Freeman,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Ross sets 100, 200 meter marks

Sophomore Keyhon Ross set a pair of school records and junior Lexi Rolan swept her two races in a Northeast A League track meet staged at Medical Lake May 4 and featuring Newport and Freeman. Medical Lake’s boys won 94-45.5 against Newport and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 12, 2016

Medical Lake softball routs Newport

The hope is that hot bats that came in last week’s game with Newport stay on the job as the Medical Lake Cardinals close out regular-season play in the Northeast A League. Medical Lake (4-6 NEA, 8-7 overall) needed just three innings to put away...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney girls win District 7 JV title

Some of Cheney High’s varsity track and field members may be doing a little over-the-shoulder looking, thanks to the Blackhawks junior varsity squads. The Cheney girls scored 178 points to capture the District 7 JV Invitational held May 5 in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Girls' tennis sits in second place

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team (5-2 Great Northern League, 10-3 overall) are in second place in the league standings after a 5-2 win over Clarkston (2-4, 7-4), May 3 and a 6-1 loss to Pullman (6-0, 11-2), May 5. The Greyhounds will claim the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney golf teams gear up for districts

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams wrapped up their regular season at the May 5 Great Northern League tournament in Pullman. The girls took third with 122 points while the boys finished fourth with 498. Team scores in the girls’...

 

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