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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 12, 2018 

Murphy hangs on for Lilac City Invite victory

Staff ReporterPuyallup's Vinnie Murphy III decided at the last minute to enter the Lilac City Invitational. Turns out it was the right choice for the 23-year-old as he survived a brutal final hole...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 12, 2018 

Lady Blackhawk's Meghan Krantz receives national honors

Cheney High School senior softball player Meghan Krantz has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's High School West Region Second Team, according to a July 2 news release. Krantz,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 12, 2018 

Medical Lake American Legion baseball closes out season

Thank goodness for rival Cheney when it comes to Medical Lake’s American Legion Post 196 baseball team. It was a 4-2 win over the independent Summerhawks last Saturday that helped Medical Lake end a six-game losing streak, including an 0–4...

 

Defending title

Medical Lake drag racer Justin Cooper, seen here in the near lane in 2017 at Woodburn, Ore. drag strip, will return to that track this weekend to try to defend the Super Comp title he won there last...

 

Sports Briefs

CROSS COUNTRY Eagles hire Sam Read as new cross country coach Eastern Washington University has hired Sam Read, former assistant at Montana State University, to become EWU’s new head cross country coach, effective July 9. He received his...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 12, 2018 

Good cause

The Shriner's Hospital for Children - Spokane were the recipients of $9,000 worth of proceeds from the 2018 Lilac City Invitational golf tournament held at The Fairways. Representatives received the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 5, 2018

The 'average Joe' was Durgan's Lilac vision

All that John Durgan, son of Lilac City Invitational Tournament founder Joe Durgan recalls of the 1960 event won by Bob Duden, is "I was 8 years old." Pat Keegan was Durgan's high school classmate...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 5, 2018

Many recent frantic Fairways Lilac finishes

When Hank Frame sunk his long putt and Mike Roters did not answer on the second hole of a sudden death playoff at the 2012 Lilac City Invitational golf tournament at The Fairways Golf Course, it...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 5, 2018

Somehow 'Once bitten, twice shy' never sunk its teeth

What are those old axioms: “Once bitten, twice shy,” or “Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me?” They came to mind as I was trying to figure out what to write in this space. I was racing to get a week’s worth of writing — p...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 5, 2018

Medical Lake collects three baseball wins

Medical Lake’s American Legion Post 196 baseball team heads into the Wood Bat tournament on a roll with three consecutive wins through June 29. Those victories include a June 28, 8-7 league win over Rogers, plus a pair of victories over the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 28, 2018

New Eastern Washington volleyball coach introduced

New Eastern Washington University volleyball coach Leslie Flores-Cloud had her first official live introduction to the media June 25, and like some of those before her had to vie for attention with a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 28, 2018

Eastern hockey moves back to ACHA

As Eastern Washington University's hockey team turns 20, the program will be returning to its roots. After spending the past seven seasons in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League with...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Sports    June 28, 2018

Hoopfest's magical time is once again upon us

This weekend marks the magical days of summer because Hoopfest is in town. Ever since moving to the area, I have loved attending the event every year because it brings the whole Pacific Northwest together in the most entertaining way. You can walk...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 28, 2018

Three innings cause trouble for Medical Lake

Medical Lake American Legion Post 196 AA baseball team concluded last week’s play with a 1-3 record and dropped to 3-11-1 overall in National League play. The week began with a 3-0 loss at home to Rogers on June 18, a split at Mt. Spokane on June...

 

Five EWU seniors are named as 2018 football captains

On a team chock full of veterans, seniors Gage Gubrud, Spencer Blackburn, Sam McPherson, Mitch Fettig and Ketner Kupp have been selected as Eastern Washington University football captains for the 2018 season. The five seniors represent a total of 148...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) BASEBALL AA American Legion Thursday, June 28, Medical Lake at Rogers, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Medical Lake at Chewelah, 5:30 p.m. Spokane Wood Bat (at...

 
 By Holly Rossey    Sports    June 28, 2018

Cheney places

Two members of the Cheney High School Equestrian Team, Destiny Otoupalik and Maddie Merriott, placed third in cow sorting at The Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship this past weekend. The...

 

Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL Bliznyuk gets NBA opportunity with Clippers The path to the National Basketball Association begins in Las Vegas for former Eastern Washington University basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said June 23....

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 21, 2018

Lemaster retiring for good - really

Few believe that Leroy Lemaster has finally coached his last crew of kids in tennis. Except, perhaps, Lemaster's knees and legs, which are just not what they used to be, even the new artificial knee...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 21, 2018

Good old Lilac Invitational has plenty newness

The area's oldest, and longest, professional golf tournament has an injection of the Fountain of Youth. The 2018 Lilac takes place July 5 – 8 at the Fairways Golf Course located between Cheney and S...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 21, 2018

Knock on wood - hope for fall ball springs up in Seattle

At the risk of invoking kibosh, I’m feeling pretty good about the Seattle Mariners right now. Yes, it’s mid-June. By the time you read this, summer will have been at least 24 hours old. Not exactly the time to start counting my change with the ho...

 
 By NEWS RELEASES    Sports    June 21, 2018

Leslie Flores-Cloud to head up Eagle volleyball

Eastern Washington University has named Leslie Flores-Cloud as its new volleyball coach. Flores-Cloud joins the Eagles after five seasons as the assistant and associate head coach at Drake University...

 

Cheney Predators wrap up 14U season

From the beginning of practice in February's 20-degree weather to their final tournament, the Cheney Predators 14U baseball team has shown solid development for head coach Rob Driscoll. Cheney...

 

Cheney softball to return 11

In last week’s Cheney Free Press story about the Cheney High School softball team it was noted that head coach Gary Blake was hoping to have nine varsity players return next season. Blake said he actually is looking forward to 11 returners, with...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) BASEBALL AA American Legion Saturday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts Ferris, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Medical Lake at Rogers, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3,...

 

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