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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 25, 2016

Schmidt heeds calling as a man in 'blue'

Tyler Schmidt will probably be the first to admit that his baseball skills were never meant to set the world on fire. The proof, perhaps, coming in that the 2008 Cheney High School graduate played...

 

Gubrud impressive in Eastern's first scrimmage

Sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud threw for 202 yards and had just a single incompletion as the Eastern Washington University offense rolled up 494 yards and 46 points Aug. 20 at Roos Field in the tea...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 25, 2016

Baldwin says the 'red' still remains a place to reckon with

The joke, as Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin likes to tell it, goes like this: “It’s interesting, the pessimists in Missoula and Bozeman in 2010 tried to convince me, ‘Coach, by 2016 you’re going to have a pink...

 

Hoekstra, Williams lead Eagles to wins

Two All-Big Sky Conference selections from 2015 certainly validated their awards for Eastern Washington University's soccer team in the early stages of the 2016 season. The Eagles got crucial winning...

 

Game times announced for 2016 EWU football games

Game times for all 11 Eastern Washington University football games have been set, including all five home games at Roos Field. Eastern's home opener on Sept. 17 against Northern Iowa will begin at...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Preseason Practices Thursday, Aug. 25 – 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 – Scrimmage, approximately 9:45 a.m., Roos Field Saturday, Aug. 27...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016 

Eastern soccer thinks they are up to a challenge

The turnaround has been swift for Eastern Washington University soccer in the previous two seasons under head coach Chad Bodnar. Now, surpassing expectations seems to be commonplace for the team. A...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016 

Classic Kupp

Eastern Washington University's All-American wide receiver Cooper Kupp delivers one of his trademark stiff arms to Jake Hoffman during Tuesday morning's preseason training camp practice for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016 

Michael King is set to guide Eastern volleyball

It's certainly been a tumultuous time for Eastern Washington University volleyball the past several seasons. But the ups and downs that surrounded the return for former head coach Wade Benson, his...

 

Jois signs to play pro in Estonia

Eastern Washington University’s all-time leading men’s basketball scorer, Venky Jois, signed a contract Aug. 9 to play professionally with Tartu Ulikool/Rock, a club located in the European country of Estonia. “I’m excited to actually be a...

 

EWU 2016 Volleyball Schedule

At Bulldog Invitational - Starkville, Miss. Aug. 26, Lamar, 3 p.m. Aug. 27, Kansas, 8 a.m. Aug. 27, Mississippi State, 5 p.m. At Grand Canyon Tournament - Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 2, Grand Canyon, 7 p.m. Sept. 3, Cal State Fullerton, noon Sept. 3,...

 

Four second half goals earn EWU win over UBC

The Eastern Washington University soccer team erupted for four goals in the second half against the University of British Columbia to win an exhibition contest, 4-1, on Aug. 13 in Cheney. Junior Savannah Hoekstra scored two goals in just 48 seconds...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Preseason Practices Thursday, Aug. 18 – 9:15 a.m. & 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 – 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 – Scrimmage, approximately...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 11, 2016

Local Legion champ Cannons accomplish plenty

Hopefully the takeaway from the 2016 AAA American Legion baseball season for the Spokane Cannons is what they accomplished - not what was seemingly stolen away from them at season's end. The Spokane...

 

EWU men's basketball schedule has 16 games at Reese

There’s some unfamiliar territory in the 2016-17 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball schedule and it’s called Reese Court. The Eagles will play 16 games on their home court, equally spilt between nonleague and Big Sky Conference in...

 

Tournament title eludes West Plains Bandits in Selah

The West Plains 18U softball team's chance at a tournament title in Selah fell just out of reach - literally. Grace Lilje came up short of making the third and final out in the bottom of the seventh i...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 11, 2016

Big win at Idaho 200 further fuels Havens' fire in racing career

When Medical Lake's Braeden Havens crossed the finish line just ahead of Ryan Wells to win last Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway, it was a dream come true. But in the bigger...

 

EWU women check in at No. 4 in Academic Top 25

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll Aug. 4, and once again the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team was featured on the list, as they posted the fourth-highest grade...

 

EWU soccer earns No. 2 preseason spot

Coming off a record-setting season a year ago, the Eastern Washington University soccer team has high expectations for the upcoming 2016 campaign, and that was validated Aug. 8 as the Eagles were selected to finish second in the Big Sky Conference...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Preseason Practices Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 – 9:15 a.m. (first practice in full pads) Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9:15... Full story

 

Eastern launches fall football camp, Aug. 9

The Eastern Washington University football team will begin practices for the 2016 season on Tuesday, Aug. 9 on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields. Players will report on Aug. 7 and 8, th...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 4, 2016

All options being explored for 2017 ML baseball

The sour taste is still present but it's time to move on for the Medical Lake American Legion baseball team. Bounced from the district playoffs in July in a strange series of events while head coach...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 4, 2016

Ichiro Suzuki could claim 'Hit King' crown if he keeps up pace

Note: This column was printed on Aug. 2 when Ichiro Suzuki’s hit total was 2,998. Former Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki is one or two games away from joining an exclusive club — the 3,000 hit club. The Japanese star is currently at 2,998 hits as...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 4, 2016

Summer baseball shift is working well so far for Cheney

It has been two years since the Cheney Summerhawks 15U and 17U baseball teams withdrew from the American Legion system. For the second season, the 17U team played an independent schedule, playing against various club and American Legion teams from...

 

Ten Eagles honored on College Sports Madness All-Big Sky Team

Nine Eastern Washington University football players and head coach Beau Baldwin were named to the College Sports Madness 2016 Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team announced on Aug. 2. Baldwin was named Coach of the Year by the sports website and...

 

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