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 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

CHS girls' tennis slays St. George Dragons

The Cheney High girls' tennis team played the role of dragon slayers with a 5-1 nonleague win over St. George, March 16. In singles, No. 1 Bridget Calvert lost a close three-set match to Lauren...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Blackhawks boys top Medical Lake

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team gained some momentum last week with a 4-1 nonleague win over West Plains rival Medical Lake, March 16. No. 2 Dixon Gerber picked up Cheney’s only singles win against Daniel Miller (6-1, 6-2). “Dixon played...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Numbers give Blackhawk girls track and field options

For their first meet of the season, the Cheney High School girls track and field team didn’t do too bad, considering conditions last Saturday for the Howard Dolphin/West Valley Invitational were way less than ideal and a number of athletes were...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Eastern men fall at Wyoming 91-81

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 29 points and Jacob Wiley added 26, but Eastern Washington saw its season come to an end March 15 with a 91-81 loss to Wyoming at Laramie in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational. Felix Von Hofe had 17...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Idaho tops EWU in WBI tournament

Idaho connected on free throws when it counted and Eastern Washington missed their field goal attempts on four possessions inside the final minute, helping hand the Vandals a 74-67 victory Monday,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Hayford plans to keep building the basketball brand at Eastern

Six years ago next week, March 29 to be exact, the newly announced Eastern Washington University head basketball coach, Jim Hayford, took to the podium at the Spokane Club to address the gathering. One doesn’t go into coaching without some...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Strong junior class propels Blackhawk boys track and field

With 72 athletes turning out, the Cheney High School boys track and field team might be approaching an all-time school record for roster size. And while that might bode well for the future, it’s a specific class that has head coach Derek Slaughter...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Friday, March 24, Medical Lake hosts Deer Park, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, Cheney hosts East Valley, 4 p.m. Medical Lake at Lakeside, p.m....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Lady Blackhawks offensive in opening softball wins

One might say that the start to the Cheney High School softball team’s season has been explosive. The Lady Blackhawks “exploded” for a total of 52 runs and 36 hits in wins over 3A North Central of the Greater Spokane League and 4A Sunnyside...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cheney baseball defeats Sunnyside

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team picked up a nonleague win on the road against Sunnyside, 11-3, March 18. The Blackhawks took an early lead with four runs in the first inning, then added a run in the third before Sunnyside answered with two runs...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cheney golf begins season at Clarkston Invite

Both Cheney boy’s and girls’ golf teams are in full swing, having competed in the March 13 Clarkston Invite. The boys finished eighth out of 10 teams with 373 points. The girls finished 10th with 548. Tyler Koohns shot 79 to lead Cheney and was s...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Blackhawks edge Pullman in league soccer shootout

Cheney High’s boys soccer team earned its first Great Northern League win last Saturday. Trae Babcock provided the winning goal as the Blackhawks out shot Pullman 4-3 for a 1-0 win on the road. Also scoring in the shootout were Blake Smith, Bas...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cards pound Gorillas in softball

Hailey Hostetter had a 4-for-4 day at the plate with four RBIs, and Hannah Petek stroked a grand slam home run in the second inning on Medical Lake’s 21-6 season-opening nonleague softball victory over visiting Davenport, March 17. Among...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Medical Lake soccer opens with win over Mt. Spokane

Does revenge really taste sweet, or does it have any flavor at all? All Medical Lake boys’ head soccer coach Zane Higgins knows is it feels good because his Cardinals opened the season not only with a victory, but a big win to boot, 3-2 over Mt....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cardinal boys tennis finally face opponent

It took three tries, but Medical Lake's boys' tennis team finally got to face an opponent on the court. While the result, a 4-1 nonleague loss to Cheney, was maybe not what co-head coach Jake...

 

Sports Briefs

The 16th annual Eastern Washington University “Spring Shootout 3-on-3” basketball tournament will be held April 22 - 23 at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center. The largest indoor 3-on-3 tournament in the country, this year’s event will only...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 16, 2017

Cheney boys rally to knock off Mt. Spokane

It required a bit of modification, but the Cheney High School boys soccer team managed to get its first game of the year into the books. The Blackhawks rallied from a 1-0 deficit to score two second...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Blackhawks earn 10-0 shutout win over Quincy

The Cheney High baseball team opened its season with a 10-0 shutout against the Quincy Jacks, March 10. New head baseball coach Glenn Chamberlain said he had some uncertainties about how his team would perform before the game, mainly because they...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 16, 2017

Individuals shine at Richland for Cards

Medical Lake head track coach Gene Blankenship thought he would take his athletes some place warm and dry to compete, so he bused them to usually toasty and dry Tri-Cities. The normally astute...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 16, 2017

Eagle men still playing

Like cuts of steak, or kinds of wine, some are better than others. Many might agree, any of each tastes good. So it might be, too, when it comes to the postseason in basketball. While the Eastern Washington men don’t get to chomp into hoop’s vers...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 16, 2017

LeGrand is more than deserving of WWE's 'Warrior Award'

WWE will have their flagship event, Wrestlemania 33, is a few weeks away and I’m excited. For us pro wrestling fans, the event is kind of like the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards. As part of the festivities, WWE holds its annual Hall of Fame...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Cheney girls' tennis goes 2-1 in jamboree

The Cheney High girls' tennis team began their season March 10 at a jamboree where they swept Moses Lake, 7-0, defeated Ellensburg, 5-2, and lost to Othello 4-3. In singles action, No. 1 Bridget...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Cheney tennis finishes 1-2 in Moses Lake

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team’s quest for a third consecutive Great Northern League championship was off to a rocky start. At a March 10 jamboree, the Blackhawks defeated Ellensburg (5-2) and lost to Moses Lake (5-2) and Othello (4-3). “I...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Thursday, March 16, Cheney at Lakeside, 4 p.m. Medical Lake hosts North Central, 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, Medical Lake hosts Davenport, 6:30...

 

EWU women at Texas State

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team opens the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational today (Thursday, March 16) at Texas State University in San Marcos. Tip-off against the Bobcats is set for 3 p.m....

 

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