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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Auto crash claims Cardinal track athlete

A trip to catch a school bus to a track meet turned tragic early last Saturday morning. Washington State Patrol troopers say an SUV with four Medical Lake High School student-athletes on board failed...


Keeper's name incorrect

Due to a reporter’s error, the name of Medical Lake soccer goalkeeper Taye Jones was incorrect in last week’s edition.... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

EWU athletics director finalists are named

A pool of 50 applicants has been drained to leave just two finalists for the position of Eastern Washington University's athletics director. Current Utah Valley University AD Vince Otoupal and EWU's...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Lady Blackhawks get revenge with Sandpoint win

Last year, Cheney High’s softball team saw their season-opening nine-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss at Idaho 4A Sandpoint, with all of the Bulldogs runs coming in a long third inning. This year, the Lady Blackhawks came in to...


Locals excel at Pelluer Invite

The Eastern Washington University track and field team had successful marks throughout the day at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational April 14 with Medical Lake freshman Lexi Rolan and sophomore...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Plenty to look for in the upcoming NFL draft - including its finish

The NFL Draft is coming! The NFL Draft is coming! Hallelujah, if only for the fact that once it’s done, the endless speculating, promoting, advertising and hype will be done with it. From April 26-28 — three days, count ‘em, three days — 256...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Blackhawks down West Valley in boys track and field

Cheney High’s boys track and field team stayed unbeaten in Great Northern League dual meet competition with a 77-68 win at West Valley last Wednesday. The Blackhawks won 11 of 17 events to run their record to 3-0 in the GNL. Charles Johnson and Col... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Cheney track and field girls remain unbeaten in GNL

The Cheney High School girls track and field squad downed West Valley 85-65 last Wednesday to run their Great Northern League dual meet record to 3-0. The Blackhawks capped that with a first place team finish at their own Van Kuren Invitational....

 By Grace Pohl    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Thomas Baycroft ties for first at golf invite

Junior Thomas Baycroft represented Cheney High School well at the Palouse Ridge Invitational on April 12 by tying for first overall as an individual, with Jack Plaster from Gonzaga Prep with 72 strokes. As a team, Cheney ended the tournament with...


Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Friday, April 20, Practice (no pads), 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Scrimmage, 11 a.m. start/approx. 11:30 a.m. scrimmage, Roos Field. Tuesday,...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Medical Lake rallies for dramatic softball victory

Because of the wet, wet, wet spring weather last week, Medical Lake played just one softball game. But it is one that those involved will remember for a while as the Cardinals scored a come-from-behind 7-6 Northeast A League victory at Freeman on... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Rough week for ML baseball

It was, to say the least, a week that most would rather forget in the Medical Lake community. And that seemed most certain for the Cardinal baseball team which went winless in three Northeast A League games, losing 5-1 at home to Riverside on April 1...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Card girls tennis win first match

Paced by wins in a pair of doubles matches, Medical Lake’s girls claimed their first Northeast A League victory in 2018, 3-2 over Newport on April 12 In No. 2 doubles, Stasia Hurt-Moran and Grace Remendowski scored a 6-1, 6-3 win over Emily... Full story

 By Grace Pohl    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Cheney girls tennis falls in two Great Northern League matches

In between the rain showers, the Cheney High School girls tennis team was able to compete in three matches this past week. The Blackhawks went 0-3 after visiting Deer Park and Clarkston and hosting Pullman. The first match was on April 9 at Deer...

 By Grace Pohl    Sports    April 19, 2018 

CHS soccer splits week's games

The Cheney High School boys soccer team went 1-1 during the week with a 3-2 victory over West Valley followed by a 2-1 loss to East Valley. The Blackhawks are now 2-6 in the GNL and 3-8 overall. On April 10 at West Valley, the Eagles got on the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Cardinals claim pair of wins

It was a week of shutouts in soccer for Medical Lake and the Cardinals emerged with two wins and a loss. Medical Lake started the week in their return from spring break with wins of 3-0 over Colville on April 10 and 4-0 against Deer Park on April...


Despite Rain, Eagle Offense Manages 398 Yards in Scrimmage

The offense rolled up 398 yards and the defense had seven passes broken up and a pair of interceptions to highlight the Eastern Washington University football team's first full scrimmage of the spring on Friday (April 13) at Roos Field in Cheney,...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Cardinals out run, jump Grizzlies in track

Common advice says humans can't outrun a bear so don't even try. Bears can outrun a human on any terrain, uphill or down, except last Wednesday when the Medical Lake Cardinals totally ran away from the Newport Grizzlies in a Northeast A League...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 12, 2018

Getting down to basics

Eastern Washington University defensive line coach Brian Strandley delivers some technical advice up close and personal as the Eagles take part in spring drills on April 9....

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 12, 2018

Medical Lake baseball debuts under Sharp

There's a new boss for Medical Lake baseball, but the direction of the program does not seem to be changing with head coach Austin Sharp in charge. The 29-year-old native of Woodland, Calif. is...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 12, 2018

Big numbers for Medical Lake track

Ever since Gene Blankenship arrived in Medical Lake in 2010, the Cardinals have won team and individual track titles with their distance and sprint athletes. As in California, where he earned hall-of-fame coaching credentials, Blankenship has crafted...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 12, 2018

Lady Blackhawks sweep Clarkston for first Great Northern League wins

The Cheney High softball team not only kept their overall record perfect with a sweep of visiting Clarkston Monday, April 9, but subsequently moved into first place in the Great Northern League...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 12, 2018

Hitchin' a ride

Eastern Washington offensive line coach Jase Butorac gets to ride a blocking sled powered by some of his players this past Monday during spring practice at Roos Field. The Eagles will show what they...


Eastern hosts 46th Pelluer Invitational

After months of traveling, the Eastern Washington University track and field team stays home this week, hosting the 46th annual Pelluer Invitational Friday and Saturday, April 13 - 14. The events on Friday include the pole vault and discus. The pole...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 12, 2018

Blackhawks send eight to Los Angeles track and field meet

Nothing like spending spring break in the heat of Los Angeles. For eight Cheney High School boys track athletes, that heat was the heat of competition April 6-7 at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School in the San Gabriel Valley...


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