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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Eagles top Bobcats in the end at Bozeman

All things pointed to last Saturday being the day Montana State head coach Rob Ash and his Bobcats just might figure out a way to send Eastern Washington home disappointed. The Eagles' engine, star...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 25, 2014 

So many questions surround domestic abuse in pro sports

It’s difficult to know what to make of the domestic violence issues taking place right now in professional sports. I say professional sports, knowing the recent spate of incidents are in the National Football League, but there are likely some in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Kline leads Blackhawks past Lakeland 21-10

You've got to have some trust in what you're doing in order to achieve success. The Cheney High School football team found that out in a big way last Friday on the road at Idaho's 4A classification...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Cheney swimming beats Ellensburg in home opener

The Cheney high girls swimming team had a successful home opener, Sept. 20, by defeating Ellensburg 87-82. The Blackhawks kicked off the meet with a bang as the team of Makenzie Norman, Alexis...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 25, 2014 

West Plains Bandits finish second at Fall Classic in Spokane

The West Plains Bandits softball team brought home a second-place finish at the Spokane ASA Fall Classic Tournament in games played Sept. 6-7 at Franklin Park in Spokane. The Bandits went 3-0 in...

 
 Sports    September 25, 2014 

Riggers wins in Week 1

Kim Johnson Riggers of Spokane lost just two games and won Week 1 of the 2014 Cheney Free Press football contest, earning a $50 merchant’s gift certificate. Cheney’s Jay Dahl was runner-up in a tiebreaker, winning a $20 Owl Drug gift...

 
 Sports    September 25, 2014 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 27, Medical Lake at Nike PreNationals, Portland Meadows, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Cheney hosts West Valley, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Cheney runners down Knights for first league win

It was a pretty good week for the Cheney High School boys and girls cross country teams in their first official foray into the regulation, 5,000-meter racing category. The Blackhawks surprised a few...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Volleyball drops matches to Clarkston, N.W. Christian

The Cheney High volleyball team continued to experience some hardships on the road after they dropped a Great Northern League (GNL) match to Clarkston 3-1, Sept. 16, and then lost a nonleague contest against Northwest Christian 3-1, two days later. T...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 25, 2014 

First win escapes Cheney with close losses to Clarkston, Shadle

While the Lady Blackhawks are still looking for their first win of the 2014 season, they may be getting closer. Cheney dropped a pair of soccer matches last week, both coming on the road. The Lady Blackhawks held Clarkston scoreless in the first...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Cardinal girls have strong finish in Wenatchee

Medical Lake’s cross country team took a big step forward, and a little one back at the Wenatchee Invitational staged at Walla Walla Park along the Columbia River. The Cardinal girls surprised their coach with their runner-up finish in a six-team...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Medical Lake crushed 50-14 by Colville, Colton Vining

As Medical Lake head football coach Wes Hobbs sized up the Colville Indians prior to their meeting in last Friday's Northeast A League opener at Holliday Field he knew about their size and power....

 
 Sports    September 25, 2014 

West Plains Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY Erik Anderson/Runners Soul Invitational 5,000 meters Girls Varsity 89 runners 22 Hannah Spakousky 21:31.93 24 Jolene Whiteley 21:34.90 32 Mattie McNair 22:24.80 36 Alecia Brooks 22:59.96 48 Jessica Vietzke 23:37.07 49 Lexi Brooks...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Eagles travel to meet UC Davis Aggies for first time

There are not many places new to the Eastern Washington University football team these days. They’ve traveled across the country to far away places in West Virginia and Texas, among others. Grand Forks, N.D. is not an easy place to reach, nor is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake runners rule day at Super One

Medical Lake's runners have done a good job so far of backing up their coach's boastful predictions. The latest example came last Saturday when the Cardinals won the small school division and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 18, 2014

Cheney earns three top-10 team finishes at Highlander

On a day perfectly made for running, Cheney High School's cross country team ran almost perfectly in their first meet of the season. The Blackhawks brought home three top-10 team finishes among the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 18, 2014

Blackhawks shut out Deer Park for first gridiron win

Right now, defense is the key to success for the Cheney High School football team. The Blackhawks stymied the Stags’ running game and harried quarterback Nic Clough enough that the senior threw six interceptions in Cheney’s 14-0 non-league win...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 18, 2014

URC ice melts out from under Cheney's new hockey team

Cheney's new hockey team, the Ice Hawks, made their home debut last Friday night. It was a preseason game that ended in disappointing fashion in a 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Tri-City Outlaws....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014

Volleyball falls to East Valley in home opener

The Cheney High volleyball team opened their season this week with a loss to East Valley 3-0 in their first league match of the season, Sept. 11, then traveled to Northern Idaho to compete in the Lakeland Invite. Last year the Blackhawks went 1-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014

Cheney girls' swim at Ephrata jamboree

The Cheney girls’ swimming team delved right into the water at a jamboree Saturday, Sept. 13 in Ephrata, Wash., against nine other teams. Sophomore McKenzie Norman had a great start to her season, placing first in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.86...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 18, 2014

Lady Blackhawks play with intensity in losses

While the scores and outcomes might not show it, Cheney High School girls soccer head coach Nels Radtke feels good about his team overall, and is particularly impressed with the Lady Blackhawks intensity and physicality. Cheney initiated the contact...

 
 Sports    September 18, 2014

Cardinals fall in opener

The Medical Lake girls scored more goals in their season opener last Friday against St. Georges than they did in all of 2013 in a 3-2 loss. The Cardinals led 2-0 on goals by Kayla Pruitt and Makayla Geiger, but the lead got away with three straight...

 
 Sports    September 18, 2014

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 20, Cheney at Erik Anderson Invite, Plante’s Ferry, 9 a.m. Medical Lake at Wenatchee Invitational, Walla Walla Point Park, 10:30...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake comes out flat at St. Maries in 29-18 loss

Lost somewhere in the 76-mile journey between Medical Lake and St. Maries, Idaho are the legs and energy that propelled the Cardinals to a pleasing opening week victory over Orofino. By the time Medical Lake head football coach Wes Hobbs saw what was...

 
 Sports    September 18, 2014

West Plains Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY Blackhawks cross country Highlander Invitational Results All distances 2.5 miles. Senior Boys: 10 – Steaven Zachman, 13:24.00. 18 – Kameron Galm, 13:47.70. 33 – Carson Kerr, 14:32.10. 56 – JT Gould, 15:22.30. 57 – Britton...

 

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