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 By STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Offense, defense have their day

There's certainly plenty of power in the offense and lots of pop on defense that was on display in the annual Eastern Washington University Red-White football scrimmage, Saturday, April 23 at Roos...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

'Missionaries' banished from Whitman College

So, Whitman College has become the latest school to drop its mascot. In a recent Associated Press story, the Walla Walla-based school announced their sports teams will no longer be called the “Missionaries,” named after missionaries Marcus and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Blackhawks drop league meet with East Valley

Cheney High's boys' and girls' track and field teams came up a bit short in their upset bid attempt of East Valley at a Great Northern League dual meet in Cheney, April 21. The Blackhawks boys fell...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake track may surprise everyone once again

When Medical Lake came in second place last May at the state 1A track meet at Eastern Washington's Roos Field it took many by surprise. The Cardinals finished behind King's High School of Seattle...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Lady Blackhawks rally for win over GNL-leading W. Valley

If the Cheney High softball team is interested in defining that moment when they learned how to win close games, they couldn’t go wrong with last Friday’s game one of a doubleheader at West Valley. Down 5-1 against the then- Great Northern...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Cheney baseball goes 0-3 in Great Northern League baseball play

The road to the Great Northern League postseason continues to be a rocky one for the Cheney High baseball team, who went 0-3 in league play last week, bringing their losing streak to four games. The Blackhawks lost to first-place Clarkston (9-1 GNL,...

 
 Sports    April 28, 2016 

Sports Week

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday, April 28 – Practice, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOCCER (Spring) Thursday, May 5, EWU hosts Central Washington, time TBA. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Thursday, April 28, Medical Lake hosts Deer Park, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, Cheney hosts West...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Losses to E.V., Pullman, cement Cheney's playoff seeding

With the regular season's end rapidly approaching, the Cheney High boys' soccer team pretty much knows where they'll start the upcoming Great Northern League playoffs - on the road. Who that opponent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Blackhawk tennis blazes through GNL competition

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team continued its path to a second Great Northern League regular season title with wins over Pullman, 4-3, April 19, and West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Ryan Axtell, No. 1 singles, came back to defeat Marcello Scudiero,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Calvert picks up wins against Pullman, West Valley

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team hit a rough spot during Great Northern League play after a 6-1 loss to Pullman, April 19, then rebounded to defeat West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Bridget Calvert, No. 1 singles, went 2-0 after wins over Pullman’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Cardinal boys still rolling in tennis

The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team ran its win streak to three and a 5-1 league record with a 5-0 win over Freeman, April 21. Kason Bailey played his first match at No. 1 singles, moving up from No. 2, and set the stage with an easy 6-1, 6-1 win....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake roughed up by Lakeside

Among other things, Medical Lake head softball coach Tim Blakely learned last week that the Northeast A League’s perennial power, Lakeside, has not necessarily reloaded, but retooled. After a big-bats victory, 15-5, April 18 against Riverside (2-5...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Marchand, Koohns takes second in GNL tourney

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams returned to Great Northern League competition in the league tournament at Hangman Valley Golf Course, April 19. The girls finished second with 137 points, six strokes ahead of East Valley (131). Team...

 
 Sports    April 28, 2016 

ML girls' golf competes at Stoneridge

Freeman maintained its spot on top of the Northeast A League girls’ golf standings scoring an easy victory over Colville April 25 at Stoneridge Golf Course in Blanchard, Idaho. Freeman earned 175 points in the Stableford scoring system event....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake soccer drops close contests

What’s that old saying about where “close” almost counts? Horseshoes and hand grenades come to mind. The Medical Lake soccer team was close twice last week but still lost Northeast A League matches 2-1 at league-leading Colville, April 19, and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Inland Power rallies for WPLL softball win

West Plains Little League’s Inland Power softball team rallied to defeat Wheatland Reardan, 10-9, April 22, at Salnave Park, in Majors softball action. Down 2-1 in the second inning, Ellie Haas hit a two-RBI double, then scored herself to give her...

 
 Sports    April 28, 2016 

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Great Northern League League All Games Team W L W L Clarkston 8 1 9 1 West Valley 5 6 7 6 East Valley 5 6 5 8 Pullman 4 6 4 8 Cheney 5 8 7 10 Hawks box Game 1 vs. Clarkston 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8R H E Clarkston 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 8 11 0 Cheney 1 0 0 0...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Medical Lake gets split in Freeman showdown

One step forward, one step back. That's how it was last week for the Medical Lake High School baseball team. And while he would have really loved a sweep, Cards' head coach Kerry Kelly will gladly...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cheney boys' tennis leads Great Northern League

Cheney High boy's tennis coach Jesse Erickson predicted his team would face some tough opposition when they entered Great Northern League play, particularly against Clarkston, and he was right. The...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 21, 2016

Busy week back from break for Cheney girls track and field

It was a busy first week back from spring break for the Cheney High girls track and field team. The Blackhawks opened with a 94-52 Great Northern League dual win over visiting Clarkston, and then...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Professional boxers competing in Olympics is a mismatch for amateur fighters

Fight fans who watch the boxing events during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, may see some familiar faces and world champions compete alongside the amateur fighters who hope to capture the gold medal in their weight division. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Marchand third in EV Invite, Koohns fourth at Chewelah

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams competed in a couple of tournaments to prepare for the upcoming Great Northern League competitions. Cheyenne Marchand and Kelsey Smith represented the Cheney girls in the March 14 East Valley Invite....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cheney girls start Great Northern League tennis play at 2-0

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team is off to a good start in Great Northern League play after they swept East Valley 7-0, April 12, and defeated Clarkston, 5-2, April 18 — a match that was rescheduled from April 14 due to weather conditions. In s...

 
 Sports    April 21, 2016

Cheney competes at Post Falls

Both the Cheney High boys’ and girls’ tennis teams took a break from Great Northern League play to compete in the April 16 Post Falls tournament. Ryan Axtell finished second in the boys’ singles division after he lost to Moscow’s Ian Wendt...

 
 Sports    April 21, 2016

Eagles clinch spot in Big Sky tennis championships

NEWS SERVICE REPORTS On the heels of a convincing 5-2 road victory over Montana , April 17, the Eastern Washington University women’s tennis team is headed to the Big Sky Conference Championship tournament for the first time since 2009. The Eagles...

 

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