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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Chaves leaves EWU for North Dakota post

It didn't take much effort for Bill Chaves to outlast his immediate predecessors when he was hired in August 2007 to become Eastern Washington University's athletics director. In a period of two...

 

Cheney boys, Medical Lake girls win 'Feather' games

Cheney 'smothers' Medical Lake for spirit game win By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If the Cheney High boys basketball team is to beat West Valley this season, they're going to have to keep the Eagles off the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018 

EWU doubleheader basketball game against Idaho brought out the crowd

Last Friday, Jan. 12, I attended the doubleheader basketball games at Eastern Washington University with the visiting University of Idaho Vandals. The women’s team started their game at 5 p.m. with the men’s following 30 minutes after the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018 

CHS wrestling falls in GNL, has success at Ellensburg tourney

The Cheney High School wrestling team had a nail-biting Great Northern League loss against West Valley in front of a home crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The loss brought Cheney's record to 1-2 in the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Blackhawk swimmers down East Valley-Yakima, Toppenish

The Cheney High boys swimming team took two out of three in a double-dual meet with teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Eastern Washington University pool. The Blackhawks fell 111-56 to Selah, but knocked o...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Jan. 18, EWU at Northern Arizona, TBA. Saturday, Jan. 20, EWU at Southern Utah, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, EWU hosts North...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Cheney rally falls short in spirit game loss to Medical Lake

For a while, Cheney High girls basketball head coach Lorin Carlon was concerned about his Lady Blackhawks team's ability to finish games strong. Now, it's the opposite. "All of a sudden, we can finish...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Cheney gymnastics takes home second place at meet

The Cheney High School gymnastics team placed second with 152.475 points at the Jan. 10 meet in the Mead Gymnastics Center. Central Valley took first place overall with 156.275 points with Ferris, Shadle Park and North Central also competing. After...

 

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL Descalo will play in NFLPA game Former Eastern Washington University punter Jordan Dascalo will participate in this Saturday’s (Jan. 20) seventh-annual National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasade...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Cardinal boys salvage week with win over Colville

It was a week where early on, Medical Lake head boys' basketball coach Noel Hachtel would just as soon forget. But it finished well. The Cardinals went on the road and absorbed losses of 79-70 at Lake...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Medical Lake wrestling earn runner-up finish at River City Duals

Medical Lake wrestling’s drive towards the postseason continued to be an impressive path with a runner-up finish in the River City Duals at Post Falls, Idaho, Jan. 13–14. The Cardinals put on a stout finish in the title match, falling to Ephrata...

 

Sports Briefs

MEN’S BASKETBALL Eastern men fall to Idaho in defensive contest The Eastern Eagles were lighting up the Reese Court scoreboard early, but preseason Big Sky Conference favorite Idaho was able to dim the glow. Despite a 20-6 start and a defensive...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Caterson receives Cheney's dispatcher of the year award

Next month will mark Cheney police dispatcher Don Caterson's 19th year with the department. That longevity brings with it a lot of experience he has imparted to newer dispatchers and even some...

 

Cardinals earn stunning wrestling wins

Medical Lake wrestlers certainly surpassed all expectations last week. In the span of three days the Cardinals scored their biggest win in years, edging the Freeman Scotties 40-36 on Jan. 4. Then...

 

Cardinal girls finally get into high gear

When the Medical Lake girls returned to finally playing basketball in game conditions Jan. 2, there might have been the perception that they did so in a lower gear during a 64-43 Northeast A League...

 

Blackhawks hold off Bantams for first win in Clarkston since 2010

The Cheney High boys basketball team showed a bit of rustiness in their first game back from the New Year’s break in a 65-47 loss to visiting Pullman Jan. 3. Fortunately, the Blackhawks shook off that rust to do something they have only done once...

 

Seahawks' rushing woes could be solved through the draft

It’s no secret that one of the biggest disappointments with this year’s Seattle Seahawks — one that helped contribute to them missing the playoffs for the first time in six years — was the lack of a running game. OK, there was also a still...

 

Cheney earns league split with Clarkston, Pullman

The Cheney High girls basketball team opened the 2018 portion of their schedule with a convincing win against Pullman, but may have let one slip away on the road at Clarkston two days later. The Lady Blackhawks held a 34-33 lead against the Bantams...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 11, 2018

Cheney gymnastics place fourth in only home meet

The Cheney High School gymnastics team made their mark against the Greater Spokane League teams at their Jan. 4 competition. The Blackhawks hosted the meet at the Mead Gym Center and placed fourth with 161.125 points. Mead High School took first...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Jan. 12, EWU hosts Idaho, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, EWU at Northern Arizona, TBA. Saturday, Jan. 20, EWU at Southern Utah,...

 

Medical Lake boys stumble after holiday break

It was certainly not the kind of teams anyone wants to face, anytime. But when the Medical Lake boys had to open the 2018 portion of their basketball schedule against a pair of top-10 teams in the...

 

Beat ya' to it

Eastern Washington's Jacob Davison swooped in to swat away a shot from Portland State's Michael Mayhew in last Thursday's 81-74 Big Sky Conference basketball victory. Eastern plays the final game of...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 11, 2018

Cheney wrestling falls in close Great Northern match

The Cheney High School wrestling team fell 40-37 to Clarkston in a close Great Northern League match on Wednesday, Jan. 3. With the loss, the Blackhawks sit in third place in the league behind East...

 

Sports Briefs

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Hodgins moves to second on EWU’s all-time scoring The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team shot a season-high 49.2 percent from the field as they topped Sacramento State 83-72 on Jan. 6. The win moves the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 4, 2018

Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach on Jan. 16, headed off to take on...

 

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