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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Eagles, Jois finally get it rolling in opener

Maybe the 8 a.m. start was just a few ticks of the clock too early and the caffeine hadn't kicked in. But once it all came together there was no stopping the Eastern Washington University men's...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 20, 2014 

How will Hayford's new harvest fare?

It's harvest time at Hayford Farms. And if the initial inspection - two convincing victories over teams that dabbled in the postseason last season - is telling us anything, it just might be a good...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Vikings stand in Eagles way - again - in quest for Big Sky title

Just when the Big Sky Conference football tie-breaking procedure had people comparing it to one of those headache-causing story problems — remember, the ones dealing with trains traveling in opposite directions? — along came UC Davis and North...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Blackhawks' Makenzie Norman takes first at state swimming

The Cheney High girls' swimming team finished an impressive season, Nov. 15, after they took 10th place with 110 points at the 2A state swimming championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Higgins still looking ahead with ML volleyball

What is Amanda Higgin’s take on her recently completed season as the head coach for the Medical Lake girls’ volleyball season? After completing her second season on the job with a 0-14 finish and also winless in matches, too, Higgins is still...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Phil Conrath wins in CFP pool, one more week remains to play

Phil Conrath from Plummer, Idaho needed the tiebreaker in order to snap a four-way tie in last week’s Cheney Free Press football contest. He wins a $50 merchant’s gift certificate for his work. Conrath and Zane McDaniel Sr. from Medical Lake...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Sports Week

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (Men) Saturday, Nov. 22, EWU at Southern Methodist Univ., 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, EWU at Indiana - Bloomington, Ind., time TBA. Wednesday, Nov. 26, EWU hosts Northern Kentucky, 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, EWU hosts Eastern Oregon,...

 
 By FROM STAFFand NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Eastern women win road basketball opener at Utah Valley

Senior leadership emerged to lead Eastern Washington to victory in its season-opening women’s basketball game versus Utah Valley State University last Friday, Nov. 14, on the road in Orem. Melissa Williams tossed in 18 points, plus 12 rebounds for...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Eagles hammer Utah Valley

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team jumped out to a 15-2 lead, and breezed to a 75-50 nonleague victory over Utah Valley Nov. 17 at Reese Court. Tyler Harvey finished with a team-high 18 points, Ognjen “OG” Miljkovic had 16...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Cheney High 2014 fall All-GNL

Twenty-three Cheney High School student-athletes and one head coach have received All-Great Northern League fall sports honors. Leading the way individually was Blackhawks’ volleyball head coach Courtney Webb, who received the GNL Volleyball Coach...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

West Plains Scoreboard

FOOTBALL Big Sky Conference School Conf. Pct. All Hm. Rd. Stk. E. Washington 6-1 .857 9-2 6-0 3-2 W2 Mont. State 6-1 .857 8-3 6-1 2-2 W2 Idaho State 5-2 .714 7-4 5-0 2-4 L1 Montana 5-2 .714 7-4 5-0 2-4 W1 N. Arizona 5-2 .714 7-4 4-0 3-4 L1 Cal Poly 5...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Eastern closes volleyball season falling short of Big Sky Conference tourney

The door finally closed on Eastern Washington’s slim chances at qualifying for the Big Sky Conference’s postseason volleyball tournament, but it took until the very end — a five-set loss to North Dakota last Saturday at Reese Court. The Eagles...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014 

Sports Briefs

Harvey wins share Big Sky Player of the Week award Eastern Washington University men’s basketball junior guard, Tyler Harvey, earned a share of the first Big Sky Conference Player of the Week Award of the season for helping lead the Eagles to a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014

Encore performance for Cardinals at State CC

The team helped him cover his bet - and more. When Medical Lake cross country coach Gene Blankenship boldly predicted his team would successfully defend their 1A state championship way back in August...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014

Eastern holds off Montana for 36-26 Roos Field win

In the moments following Eastern Washington's enormously important 36-26 Big Sky Conference football victory over the Montana Grizzlies, Eagles' quarterback Vernon Adams once again found himself the c...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 13, 2014

Blackhawks end season shelling GSL's Rogers

For Cheney High School football players, coaches and fans, last Thursday's shellacking of visiting Rogers High School in the season-finale was a great way to send out a talented group of seniors, and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 13, 2014

It's great to see older athletes continuing to compete at high level

Age is a funny thing when it comes to sports. Take former light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who is still competing at 49 years old. Hopkins lost his fight against undefeated Russian fighter Sergey “The Crusher” Kovalev, Saturday, Nov....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 13, 2014

Cheney freshman wins title at state cross country

Cheney High athlete Isaiah Rigo now has a unique opportunity — thanks to what he did last Saturday at the state cross country championships in Pasco. Rigo blitzed a pair of opponents to capture a state championship in the wheelchair division,...

 
 Sports    November 13, 2014

Week 9 win goes to Riggers

It was a wild Week 9 in the Cheney Free Press football contest where it took a tiebreaker to separate the top three finishers. Spokane’s Jim Riggers had four losses and earns a $50 merchant’s gift certificate for his work. Medical Lake’s Jay...

 
 Sports    November 13, 2014

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL (Men) Friday, Nov. 14, EWU hosts Texas Southern, 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, EWU hosts Utah Valley , 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, EWU hosts Walla Walla , 6:0...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 13, 2014

Cardinals find building blocks in soccer season

The start and the finish were encouraging. And believe it or not, even the middle, 14 consecutive losses, offered something of a positive. That’s pretty much how Medical Lake girls’ soccer head coach Zane Higgins summed up a year where his team...

 
 Sports    November 13, 2014

West Plains Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY State 1A Official Team Scores - Boys’ Pos./School Score 1 Medical Lake 53 2 King’s 80 3 Riverside 82 4 Northwest 108 5 Meridian 166 Individual finishes - Boys’ Pos./Yr.Name Time School 1 12 Ryan Clarke 15:37 Port Towns. 2 12...

 
 Sports    November 13, 2014

Sports Briefs

Eagles prep for basketball season opener after exhibition win over UPS Five players scored in double figures – including one player Eagle fans probably won’t see this season – as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team defeate...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 6, 2014

Cardinals cruise to district title at Chewelah

The Medical Lake Cardinals are not only on a roll as they head to Pasco this Saturday to defend their state 1A cross country championship, but arguably their best runner is too. Fresh off a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 6, 2014

What will you do for money? Certainly not a real college football playoff

If you’re looking for people that are really excited about the inaugural College Football Playoffs (CFP), don’t look my way. I love college football, all shapes, sizes, colors and divisions of college football. It’s one of the most perfect...

 

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