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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Eastern women close strong against Idaho

As the Eastern Washington women's basketball team watched the University of Idaho turn a 16-point deficit into a three-point lead with just under five minutes to play in last Saturday's Big Sky...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Wilson on verge of being best Seahawks' quarterback ever

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put on an impressive performance in Seattle’s 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff game. Besides Kam Chancellor’s pick for a 90-yard touchdown, Wilson was the star of the night....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cards takes momentum into big week

With one of the toughest, and by far busiest weeks of the season so far in front of them, the Medical Lake boy's basketball team takes the momentum of two convincing victories with them. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Ferguson, Pederson go undefeated in River City Duals

The Cheney High wrestling team dove right into Great Northern League competition Jan. 7 with a 48-36 loss to West Valley, followed by a seventh-place finish in the Silver Bracket at the River City...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Three losses drop Cheney into Great Northern cellar

The Cheney High School girls' basketball team came up short last week in their bid to move up in the standings of the Great Northern League. Instead, the Lady Blackhawks dropped all three of their...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Hawks come up short against Valley schools

Three straight road losses last week helped keep the Cheney High School boys’ basketball team at the bottom of the Great Northern League pack. The Blackhawks came up short in a couple of tough losses to Spokane Valley schools, beginning with a...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015 

Weir named Washington's Broadcaster of the Year

Larry Weir, the radio play-by-play voice of Eastern Washington University since 1991, has been selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) as the 2014 Sportscaster of the Year for the state of Washington. Weir...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Jan. 15, EWU at Portland State - Portland, Ore. Saturday, Jan. 17, EWU at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, EWU hosts Northern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cardinal girls earn NEA split

It’s been feast or famine for the Medical Lake girl’s basketball team this season. And last week’s split of a pair of Northeast A League contests, losing 42-38 at home to Colville, but capping things with a hold-your-breath 35-34 win on the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Blankenship earns state Coach of the Year honor

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 8 the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Cross Country Coach of the Year. Medical Lake head cross country and track coach Gene Blankenship...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Cardinal wrestlers fall at DP

Medical Lake ventured into the tall grass, so-to-speak, in their lone Northeast A League wrestling match last week, traveling to face defending state 2A champion Deer Park and falling 63-18. Hudson Petek at 160 pounds, Ian O’Brien (280) and...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015 

West Plains Scoreboard

BASKETBALL HIGH SCHOOL Great Northern League Boys Team W L W L Clarkston 4 0 12 0 Pullman 2 1 9 2 West Valley 2 1 7 3 East Valley 1 2 4 7 Cheney 0 5 4 8 Boys Hawks Box Pullman 66, Cheney 35 Graham 0, Jaylen Worthem 4, Jones 0, Smedley 0, Gould 9, Jam...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 15, 2015 

Eagles hold off Vandals down stretch for 89-86 win

An 11-1 run, fueled by 3-point shooting in the game's final eight minutes broke a 67-67 tie and Eastern Washington held on in the final minute to score an 89-86 Big Sky Conference basketball victory...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015 

Sports Briefs

Eastern finishes fourth in final FCS polls The Eastern Washington University football team ended the postseason the way it started by ranking fourth in a pair of final NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls announced Jan. 12. The Eagles finishe...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 8, 2015

Ferguson takes second at Blackhawk Invite

The Cheney High wrestling team began the new year on a high note after several athletes placed in the top 5 of their brackets at the Jan. 3 Blackhawk Invitational. As a team Cheney placed seventh out...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Supporting cast steps up to deliver EWU sweep

When Eastern Washington needed to get things in gear in the opening week of Big Sky Conference men's basketball play, the Eagles found the right players in the clutch. Facing an eight point deficit wi...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

Lady Blackhawks perfect at West Valley tournament

Rock and roll legend Meatloaf once sang that “two out of three ain’t bad.” For the Cheney High School girls’ basketball team, that was true with regards to last week’s trifecta of basketball games, although three out of three would have...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

Nothing is certain anymore in the National Football League

It’s nice to think that there are specific certainties in life one can count on, so it’s a little disconcerting when something you thought you knew for certain, turns out to be questionable. Make sense? Neither did Sunday’s non-flag call late...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

First, fourth quarters are difference in Cheney loss to Clarkston

Cheney High School’s boys’ basketball squad earned a split of its games over the final week of the holiday break. The Blackhawks cruised to a 56-32 win over visiting Northeast A school Deer Park in non-league action Dec. 29. Cheney broke up a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 8, 2015

Nadeau qualifies for state in 100 butterfly at Pullman

The Cheney High boy’s swimming team started 2015 with a close 87-75 loss to Pullman Jan. 3. Junior Scott Nadeau qualified for his fourth state event after he took first in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.87 seconds. He also finished first in the 100...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Saturday, Jan. 10, EWU at Idaho, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, EWU at Portland State - Portland, Ore. Saturday, Jan. 17, EWU at Sacramento State, 7:05...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

GSL's Rogers rolls past Medical Lake boys 74-50

The Medical Lake boy’s basketball team picked the wrong opponent to try to knock the rust off their wheels prior to the resumption of league play following a two-week hiatus. Upstart and speedy Rogers from the Greater Spokane League used fast...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

Mid-game lapse leads to Medical Lake girls loss to Rogers

Early in last Saturday’s nonleague girl’s basketball game at home against Rogers of the Greater Spokane League, the Medical Lake Cardinals were able to stay with their 3A opponents. But a brief defensive lapse quickly turned the tide and helped...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 8, 2015

ML wrestlers have podium finishes at Cheney Invite

Medical Lake wrestlers Ian O'Brien, wrestling in the 285-pound weight class and freshman Evan Peterson, competing at 106 pounds were Cardinal competitors who earned third-place finishes at last...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

West Plains Scoreboard

BASKETBALL HIGH SCHOOL Great Northern League Boys Team W L W L Clarkston 2 0 9 0 Pullman 1 0 8 1 West Valley 0 0 5 2 East Valley 0 1 3 6 Cheney 0 2 4 5 Hawks Box 1 2 3 4 Final Clarkston 13 18 10 10 51 Cheney 4 14 14 6 38 Graham 7, Jaylen Worthem 0,...

 

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