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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Medical Lake soccer tops Deer Park 1-0

Maybe the magic with Medical Lake's soccer team, besides Makayla Geiger, is playing with a short roster? While head coach Zane Higgins might not want to have that as his strategy on a regular basis, h...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Cheney volleyball sweeps Rogers, East Valley

The Cheney High volleyball team returned in full force this past week with 3-0 sweeps over Greater Spokane League's Rogers, Sept. 20, and Great Northern League rival East Valley the next day. In...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Blackhawks football defeats 4A Eisenhower 28-14

The Cheney High football team wrapped up their nonleague schedule last Friday with a 28-14 win over 4A Columbia Basin Big Nine League’s Eisenhower, of Yakima. Head coach Bobby Byrd said he was proud of how his team responded and performed one week...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Don Wilbur's motor ran hard and strong right to the finish line

The hand shake — not to be confused with a good firm, friendly handshake — was evident one day at lunch about 15 years ago. This was a barely noticeable shaking, but one that made me wonder, was something wrong? And sure enough, what I observed...

 

Blackhawks top Clarkston in GNL cross country opener

Cheney High’s cross country teams began their Great Northern League schedules on a positive note by knocking off squads from Clarkston at a dual meet last Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Bantams only fielded two runners in the girls race so no complete...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Cheney defeats Lakeland 3-0, loses to East Valley 1-0 on late goal

The Cheney High girls’ soccer team wrapped up the first half of its regular season with a 3-0 shutout over Idaho’s Lakeland (Sept. 20) and a 1-0 loss to Great Northern League rival East Valley. The loss puts the Lady Blackhawks (3-1 GNL, 9...

 

Sports Week

COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Friday, Sept. 30, EWU at Washington Invitational, Seattle. Friday, Sept. 30, EWU at Missoula Invitational, Missoula, Mont. Saturday, Oct. 1, EWU at Sacramento State Capital Cross Challenge,Sacramento, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Sat...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

ML cross country shines at Nike race

Medical Lake’s cross country teams took on the cream of the crop last Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Nike Pre-Nationals at Portland Meadows Race track and came away with big finishes. The Cardinals boys collected the team championship in Division 2....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Another winless week for Medical Lake volleyball

Medical Lake volleyball suffered through a winless week in Northeast A League play dropping 3-0 decisions to Deer Park and Chewelah. The Cardinals (0-6 NEA, 0-7 overall) lost at home to the Stags 11-25, 16-25, 17-25, who improved to 4-2 in both leagu...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Medical Lake Athletic Hall adds three to list

Medical Lake High School will induct the ninth class into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies that take place both at Friday’s football game with Riverside, and at a banquet Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. New in 2016 are...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Cardinals rolled over by Newport

Not much is going right for the Medical Lake Cardinals on the football field who saw their season record sink to 0-4 overall, 0-3 in Northeast A League play, suffering a second consecutive shutout, 50-0 at Newport last Friday. “We played a team we...

 

Sports Briefs

Sarah Reiter earns Big Sky athlete award for cross country Eastern Washington University senior Sarah Reiter added another Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week award to her shelf as she was given the honor for the second time this season, the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Eagles return home to face UC Davis following big win at NAU

He has the stadium named after him. Now Michael Roos will have another place of permanence at Eastern Washington University when he is inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Eagles’ football game Saturday, Oct. 1 with the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 29, 2016 

Eastern soccer tops Idaho in overtime

What else could be expected when the teams that many thought would battle it out for the Big Sky Conference soccer championship met for the only time this season? How about play overtime and have your go-to player deliver big? That was the case last...

 

Eastern volleyball home following Montana sweep

Eastern Washington scored a 3-1 Big Sky Conference volleyball victory over Montana State Sept. 24 in Bozeman that gave them a sweep of opening-week play. The Eagles opened with a similar 3-1 victory Sept. 22 in Missoula and the weekend effort left...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 22, 2016

Blackhawks football loses at home to Post Falls

It was another tough night at Tom Oswald Field for the Cheney High football team, who lost to 4A Inland Empire League's Post Falls, 21-0, Sept. 16. The Blackhawks' defense managed to keep the Trojans...

 

Ellensburg edges Cheney; swim team earns state berths

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The final score of the Cheney High School girls swimming team's dual meet with Ellensburg last Friday may not have been to the Blackhawks liking, but the individual results...

 

Eastern ends winless ways against Northern Iowa, 34-30

One nagging losing streak ended last Saturday when Eastern Washington topped Northern Iowa 34-30 at Roos Field in an ending those who saw it either live or on television will remember for years. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 22, 2016

Media, police not to blame for Cougars' off-field troubles

Is it really the media and the police’s fault for the Washington State University football team’s recent troubles off the gridiron? That’s a question that has been running through my mind in the last couple of weeks relating to the four...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 22, 2016

Lady Blackhawks soccer continues undefeated

The Cheney High girls’ soccer team continued their undefeated streak in Great Northern League play after a 3-2 win over Clarkston (Sept. 13) and a 3-0 shutout over West Valley two days later. In the Clarkston match, the Lady Blackhawks were tied...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 22, 2016

Cheney volleyball goes 1-1 in Great Northern League play

The Cheney High volleyball team went 1-1 in Great Northern League matches this past week, first sweeping Clarkston, 3-0, on Sept. 13, then getting swept by West Valley, 3-0, Sept. 15. While Cheney defeated Clarkston in three sets (27-25, 25-14 and...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 24, EWU at Roy Griak Invitational, Minneapolis, Minn. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 24, EWU at Northern Arizona 4:05...

 

Medical Lake soccer challenging for NEA's top spot

Medical Lake had a week like they have not experienced in years for its girl’s soccer program with a pair of Northeast A League wins — 2-1 over Riverside and 3-1 at Colville — before taking 2A Pullman to a shootout, and losing 2-1, Sept. 17....

 

Cardinals cross country closes ground on Deer Park at Seaport

Deer Park might still be the team to beat in Northeast A League cross country, but Medical Lake seems to be figuring a way to make them look behind to see who’s catching up. That’s what Cardinals’ head coach Gene Blankenship thought following h...

 

Medical Lake continues to struggle on football field with loss to Freeman

The Freeman Scotties might need a new mascot. A massive Mastiff or a lumbering Norwegian Elkhound come to mind after they literally ran over the Medical Lake Cardinals last Friday, 51-0 in the start of Northeast A League play. The game, which went...

 

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