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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Keep pushin'

Cheney High track coach Tom Stralser gives encouragement to cross country runners Lexi Brooks (left) and Kelsey Schwendiman during the Blackhawks meet last Wednesday with West Valley. For results,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Blackhawks steamroll Moscow Bears 48-6

About the only thing the Cheney High School football team did wrong last Friday night against Idaho 4A school Moscow was let them score. The Blackhawks ran through, over and around the Bears for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Eastern collects big 42-30 win at Southern Utah

The spare parts Eastern Washington University has collected for its football team appear to be working just fine. In the absence of All-American quarterback Vernon Adams and rushing leader Quincy...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Northern Colorado visits for first time since 2010

Who are those strangers out on the red turf? Because of the addition of new teams to the Big Sky, the rotating schedule has left the University of Northern Colorado off the Eastern Washington...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Picking football winners this year can give you a Mac-headache

Man, it’s not easy picking winners in football this year. It’s not easy in any pool, contest or at any level. The days of the traditional powers being sure bets, er, picks, in college or pro ball are gone, or at least they’re rapidly shifting....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Blackhawks earn cross country split with West Valley

In cross country, as in any other timed athletic event, not only seconds, but tenths and hundredths of seconds can make a difference between winning and coming up short. The Cheney Blackhawks boys cro...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014 

Helsing is tops in Week 4

Cheney’s Arlene Helsing moved up from her runner-up spot last week and claimed the win in Week 4 of the Cheney Free Press football contest, losing just one game. Helsing earns a $50 merchant’s gift certificate. Medical Lake’s Leroy Lemaster...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014 

No. 2 Eastern Washington University versus Northern Colorado University, Saturday, Oct. 18, 1:05 p.m. Roos Field (8,600)

TV: Televised in Eastern Washington by SWX - SWX Digital 6.2 in Spokane, 25.3 in the Tri-Cities & 23.3 in the Yakima area; Comcast 115; Davis Cable 514/81.2/12; Time Warner 306; Charter 287, Cable One 466; Northland Cable 115 Webcast:...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Wednesday, Oct. 22, Medical Lake vs. Freeman/Deer Park at Deer Park, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, District Cross Country at Clarkston, time TBA....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Undermanned Lady Blackhawks lose close match at West Valley

Anytime an undermanned team can hold a defending league champion and potential state title contender to a single score, it’s a triumph for the underdog. The Cheney High School girls soccer team came close to that achievement on the road against def...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Blackhawks sweep Eagles and Bantams

The Cheney High volleyball team appears to be gaining momentum as they approach the last couple of weeks of the regular season. Last week they swept both West Valley and Clarkston, 3-0 in both matches, in Great Northern League (GNL) play. The team...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Medical Lake ends skid with win over Newport

Medical Lake's defense got pretty banged up over the past few weeks in one-sided losses. But last Friday night during the Cardinals' annual Homecoming and Hall of Fame football game it was the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Cardinals cruise in cross country

The Medical Lake cross country team hoped they would get their first glimpse of how the Northeast A League competition might shape up when Riverside and Colville visited last Wednesday. They’ll have to wait for another day, likely this past...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014 

West Plains Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY West Valley - Boys’ varsity - 3 mile 2 – Steaven Zachman 15:47.2 3 – Kameron Galm 16:35.8 6 – Kaleb Lerch 17:34.1 8 – JT Gould 17:50.9 9 – Carson Kerr 17:52.6 13 – Luke Huguenin 18:56.1 14 – Jacob Peabody 19:48.4...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014 

Sports Briefs

EWU volleyball starts long homestand The Eastern Washington University women’s volleyball team will play its next four matches at Reese Court, beginning with tilts against Montana State and Montana this week. EWU (6-13, 2-4 Big Sky) takes on MSU...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Norman's passion for swimming leads to success

At the Sept. 13 Ephrata swimming jamboree, Cheney High School sophomore Makenzie Norman was checking in with her coach Jennifer Hochwalt moments before she was going to swim the 100-yard backstroke...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 9, 2014

Hobbled Adams leads Eagles over Bengals

Vernon Adams likened last Saturday's Big Sky Conference football game to a boxing match, one that went the entire 10 rounds. Because that's what it took, virtually the entire 60 minutes for Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 9, 2014

Hoping not to miss a beat in Adams' absence

In typical unassuming Vernon Adams fashion, when he stepped up to face multiple microphones last Saturday following Eastern Washington’s 56-53 football escape against Idaho State, Adams deflected praise to his teammates at becoming the Big Sky...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 9, 2014

Four and counting - Blackhawks down Knights 29-14

Start slow — big second quarter — defensive stops — late score. Those nine words have proven to be the winning formula for the Cheney High School football team the past two games, none bigger than last Friday’s 29-14 win in the Blackhawks...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 9, 2014

Eagles try to keep 'Sky streak alive

The last time the Eastern Washington Eagles took the long journey to Cedar City, Utah was October 2012 and they sat atop the Football Championship Subdivision polls. Eastern emerged on the short end of s 30-27 score after a field goal in the final...

 
 Sports    October 9, 2014

Another Lemaster wins Week 3

Jay Lemaster from Medical Lake kept the 2014 Cheney Free Press football contest, in the family, joining his dad, Leroy, by taking first place in Week 3 and earning a $50 merchant’s gift certificate. Cheney’s Arlene Helsing repeated as runner-up...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 9, 2014

Cheney girls blanked in pair of soccer losses

The Cheney High School girls soccer team couldn't find the net in a pair of Great Northern League games last week, losing at East Valley and at home to Clarkston by identical 3-0 scores. Against the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 9, 2014

Blackhawks' runners compete at Yakima's Sunfair Invitational

Cheney High School’s cross country teams returned to action last Saturday, competing in the 41st annual Sunfair Invitational at Yakima’s Franklin Park. The Blackhawks’ boys and girls varsity seven both finished 22nd overall, the boys with 153...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Cheney finds success at Sheridan Classic

The Cheney High volleyball team had a busy week, dropping Great Northern League (GNL) matches to East Valley, Sept. 30 and Clarkston, Oct. 2. They also took a break from league action, Oct. 3-4, to compete in the Linda Sheridan Volleyball Classic...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 9, 2014

Goal scoring returns for ML soccer

One streak continued but another ended for Medical Lake soccer last week in Northeast A League play. While their losing streak reached six following losses of 5-0 to Lakeside (4-1, 4-3) and 5-2 to...

 

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