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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Cardinal girls bumped in third-round game

Four more wins and a berth in the district playoffs have first-year Medical Lake girls' basketball head coach Kyle Lundberg pumped and wishing the 2015-16 season started tomorrow. A 58-41 loss to Colv...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Medical Lake flames out in 1A district playoffs

One of the hottest teams in the 1A basketball ranks had its flame quickly snuffed. The Medical Lake boys, winners of eight of their last nine games exited the District 7 tournament Friday, Jan. 20 at...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Eastern women win streak at six

Getting back to some basics has been the fuel that has propelled the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team back into contention for a Big Sky Conference regular season title. The Eagles won for the sixth straight time this past week at Reese...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 26, 2015 

EWU men lose lead

The going got a little rugged for the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team in their journey to the southwest part of the Big Sky Conference. And the stumble the Eagles took tumbled them out of the league lead with four games remaining. Eastern...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight brings a culture together

As soon as I read that Floyd Mayweather signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. After the part of my arm started to turn a shade of purple, I realized I was still at home and the announcement was...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Ferguson finishes third at Mat Classic, Waterman eighth

Cheney High wrestling head coach Brad Rasmussen knew Michael Ferguson and Devon Waterman had what it takes to advance far in the Mat Classic XXVI state championships, Feb. 20-21, at the Tacoma Dome and he was not disappointed. In his first trip to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Babcock finishes seventh at state in 200 freestyle

History repeated itself for one member of the Cheney High boy’s swim team at the 2A state championships Feb. 20-21, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Trevor Babcock once again finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Plenty of goodies up for grabs at Blackhawk Auction

When Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan found tackle Gary Gilliam in the end zone for a touchdown pass on a fake field goal attempt in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, he made history. The...

 
 Sports    February 26, 2015 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Feb. 26, EWU hosts Montana State, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, EWU hosts Montana, 2:05 p.m. Thursday, March 5, EWU at Idaho...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015 

'High School Champion of the Stars Recognition Night' planned

Behind many athletes and teams, there are always good stories. Those stories are what Cheney High School athletics director Jim Missel hopes to find, and are just one of the reasons he is putting together the first “High School Champion of the Star...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Cheney High hosts basketball regional round

If you’re still looking for some quality high school basketball action, look no further than the Cheney High School gym this weekend. Cheney is the host site for regional boys and girls state playoff basketball games in the 1B, 2B, 1A and 2A...

 
 Sports    February 26, 2015 

West Plains Scoreboard

BASKETBALL HIGH SCHOOL Card’s Box 1 2 3 4 Final Riverside 19 19 4 19 61 Medical Lake 10 10 15 20 55 Johnson 25, Elder 9, Brown 6, Soliday 6, Wagner 3, Harvey-Mitchell 2, Jasmer 2, Rushfeldt 2. 1 2 3 4 Final Freeman 16 16 11 8 51 Medical Lake 13 8...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 19, 2015

Medical Lake boys earn upper hand in district play

The Medical Lake boys' basketball team knew they would likely face the Riverside Rams in at least two games. But playing the equivalent of an entire playoff series with their Northeast A League...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 19, 2015

Banged up Eagles limp into Big Sky lead

A battle-scarred Eastern Washington men's basketball team survived its biggest week of the season after all. By holding off Sacramento State 64-61 Feb. 12, the Eagles got a crucial win in their quest...

 
 By FROM STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    February 19, 2015

Cheney/Spokane finalist for 'Sky basketball tourney

The Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams are trying hard to deliver the 2015 Big Sky Conference tournament to Reese Court the second week of March by winning the regular season championships. But a group from EWU and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 19, 2015

Good-bye for now

This is my final Crunch Time column. Originally, the column was established by myself and former Cheney Free Press sports reporter Neil Pierson back in the fall of 2003 mainly as a vehicle with which to comment on issues taking place in sports, with...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 19, 2015

Surprise: Lady Blackhawks eliminate No. 2 WV

The Cheney High School girls' basketball team saved the best for last. The Lady Blackhawks ended a seven-game losing streak and notched their first win over a Great Northern League opponent with a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 19, 2015

Ferguson, Waterman qualify for Mat Classic XXVII

Cheney High wrestlers Michael Ferguson and Devon Waterman extended their season for one more weekend after they competed in the 2A Region IV tournament Feb. 13-14, in Ellensburg and qualified for the Mat Classic XXVII state championships Feb. 20-21 a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 19, 2015

Blackhawks boys end season with 70-42 playoff loss at Pullman

The Cheney High boys’ basketball season came to an end last Thursday in first-round playoff action on the hardwood at Pullman High School’s gym. The host Greyhounds’ stymied the Blackhawks for most of the evening, holding Cheney to just three...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 19, 2015

Ward signs with Montana Tech

Cheney High School senior Ryan Ward (right) signed his letter of intent to play football for Montana Tech next fall. Ward is the second Blackhawk to sign with a college – Keenan Williams (left)...

 
 Sports    February 19, 2015

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Feb. 19, EWU at Southern Utah, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, EWU at Northern Arizona, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, EWU hosts... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 19, 2015

Cardinal girls grab historic district playoff berth

There appears to be a different team lately playing in the uniforms of the Medical Lake High School girls’ basketball team. It’s one that has won 5 of 7 games since Jan. 24 and collected back-to-back victories over Riverside last week to take a...

 
 Sports    February 19, 2015

ML boys, girls lose; play Friday

Both the Medical Lake boys and girls lost in second-round district basketball playoffs Tuesday night at West Valley in Spokane and next play Friday, Feb. 20, again at West Valley. The Cardinal boys trailed by 18 at the half, closed to within three...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 19, 2015

Reed, O'Brien earn alternate berths to Mat Classic XXVII

Medical Lake wrestlers earned a pair of alternate qualifiers to Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma in regional competition held last Saturday in Leavenworth. Nick Reed at 113 pounds and Ian O’Brien (285) will venture to the Tacoma Dome this Friday and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 19, 2015

Eastern women collect crucial Big Sky road sweep

Eastern Washington stayed in the hunt for a Big Sky Conference women's basketball regular season title last week, and did so on the road. They kept their place in what appears to be another neck-and-n...

 

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