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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016 

Cannons off to state American Legion tourney

Spokane Cannons' head coach Chad Ripke gets a second chance at a state championship in the span of two months. Ripke, who guided his Freeman Scotties to third place in the state 1A tournament in May...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 21, 2016 

NFL's latest tactic to combatting kicking - microchips

In an effort to make football more exciting for fans, the NFL is looking at ways to increase the difficulty of the kicking game. One idea that has been brought up over the years is narrowing the width of the goal post uprights, which is currently at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 21, 2016 

Cheney loses close game to Pullman

The Cheney 17U baseball team began its last leg of the season with a 10-9 loss in a nine-inning game against Pullman’s AA American Legion team, July 14. The one game against Pullman was originally scheduled as a doubleheader, but one contest was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016 

Chaves reflects on past, looks to the future at EWU

It's a big year for Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves. Ahead lies what he calls, "one of those milestone birthdays," his 50th, marked also by the start of his 10th year on...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    July 21, 2016 

EWU picked 3rd, 4th pre-season poll

If last season’s finish was the first indication of football parity in the Big Sky Conference, this year’s preseason polls in the league affirm it. The Eastern Eagles have been pegged to finish third by the media and fourth by the coaches as the...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    July 21, 2016 

Eastern President's Cup repeat pick

The Cup will remain in Cheney for at least another year. For the second-straight time and third in the last seven seasons, Eastern Washington University has again won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup for the 2015-16 school year, the league of...

 
 Sports    July 21, 2016 

Sports Week

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AAA State tournament At Selah & Yakima Saturday, July 23, Spokane Cannons vs. Bellingham Post 7, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Spokane Cannons vs. Twin City Titans, 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, Spokane Cannons vs. Centralia, 1 p.m....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016 

Strange ending to Medical Lake's American Legion season

A surprising season for the Medical Lake American Legion A-League team came to a very strange ending. After qualifying for the league playoffs in a season that was viewed simply as a time when young...

 
 Sports    July 21, 2016 

Sports Briefs

Eagles’ face Bryant in Legends game Eastern Washington University will host Bryant on Monday, Nov. 21 and either Seattle or Louisiana Monroe on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in a four-team subregional round at Reese Court as part of its first appearance in the...

 
 Sports    July 21, 2016 

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Area 3 American League (Final 2016) W L PCT GB STK Chewelah A #1 12 2 0.857 - 6W Shadle Park 10 4 0.714 2 2W Medical Lake 10 4 0.714 2 1W Northern Lakes 8 6 0.571 4 1L NWC A 6 7 0.462 5.5 2W Deer Park A 5 9 0.357 7 1W Freeman A 4 10 0.286 8...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 14, 2016

Johnson resigns as Lady Blackhawks hoops coach

For the third time in four years, the Cheney High School girls’ basketball program is searching for a new head coach. Former head coach J.T. Johnson was forced to step down in June after just one year at the Lady Blackhawks’ helm due to a clause...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Barron cruises to Lilac City Invitational victory

For a change, the Lilac Invitational Golf Tournament had little drama at the finish. Derek Barron, the teaching pro from Lakewood, Wash., earned an easy four-stroke victory over Kevin PomArleau, from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Lilac winner trying to drive his game into the fast lane

With no traffic in the rearview mirror, Derek Barron was able to concentrate on the road ahead. And for the 31-year-old 2016 Lilac City Invitational champion, that journey is hopefully playing more...

 
 Sports    July 14, 2016

Cheney sweeps North Central, loses to Prairie

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team swept North Central in a July 7 doubleheader, 7-2, 15-3. Two days later they were swept in a doubleheader against the Prairie Cardinals, a 19U team out of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Medical Lake closes regular season with blazing bats

Medical Lake's return to American Legion baseball in 2016 after a season away was a success, the proof being their earning of a playoff spot. After struggling in the Wood Bat Classic tournament over...

 
 Sports    July 14, 2016

Silvers is top finisher at Happy Hoofer

Sixty runners braved inclement weather conditions last Saturday to take part in the annual Happy Hoofer Fun Run during Cheney Rodeo weekend. Runners competed on a 3.6-mile course that started and...

 
 Sports    July 14, 2016

More preseason rankings announced for EWU football

Preseason college football magazines Sporting News and Lindy’s have both picked the Eastern Washington University football team in the top 10 the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in a pair of rankings full of Big Sky Conference teams....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

Cannons claim third place in Wood Bat tourney

The Spokane Cannons may be disappointed that their quest for a Senior American Legion Wood Bat Classic title ended last Sunday afternoon, a game short of reaching the final. Spokane lost to the Edmont...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 7, 2016

Summerhawks sweep Northwest Premier

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team is coming off a successful week where they swept Northwest Premier in a June 28 doubleheader, 10-1, 7-6, and went 3-2 in the Medical Lake pod of the Wood Bat...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

More of a challenge for Lilac field chasing the big check

The lure of the bigger first-place check is working to attract more professionals to the 2016 Lilac Open Golf Tournament that runs July 7 – 10 at The Fairways Golf Course. As of July 5 three former champions are in the field, including the 2015 win...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 7, 2016

UFC fighters have learned to adapt new skills over the years

The UFC will have its historic 200th pay per view event on Saturday (July 9). One of the fights will feature former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar taking on former kickboxing world champion Mark Hunt. It will be Lesnar’s fir...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

Medical Lake starts strong, fades in Wood Bat

Home field was not very kind to Medical Lake as they hosted a pod at last weekend's Fourth of July Wood Bat Classic. Medical Lake started off on the right foot with a big 11-2 win over Shadle Park...

 
 Sports    July 7, 2016

Sports Week

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Single A Saturday, July 9, Medical Lake hosts West Valley, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, Medical Lake hosts West Valley, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Medical Lake hosts Sandpoint (2), 5 p.m. AAA Thursday, July 7 — Sunday,...

 
 Sports    July 7, 2016

Hale, Wagner earn All-State berths

Two members of the Medical Lake Cardinals’ state playoff qualifying baseball team have been named to the 2016 Washington State Baseball Coaches Association All-State team. Seniors Brayden Hale was a first-team selection and Cory Wagner earned...

 

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