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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Selah ends Cheney softball season

It took three days and two cities, but inexperience finally gave way to experience in the 2A state qualifying softball game between Cheney and Selah. The Cheney High Lady Blackhawks, with just one...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Bennett takes right approach for impending contract talks

Even with popular players like Marshawn Lynch, who rode off into the sunset after he announced his retirement, and Ricardo Lockette, who hung up his pads due to injuries, Seattle Seahawks fans have a few reasons to smile next year, one of them being...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cards suffer crushing tournament loss

Medical Lake may try its best to lobby with the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association — surely in vain — to move all future state tournaments out of Yakima. The city has been a house of horrors and deep disappointment for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Blackhawks look to reach podium at state

Cheney High’s track and field teams have an opportunity at this weekend’s state track meet to do something they haven’t done collectively in several years — the chance to make a little noise when it comes to podium placement as a team. Both...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    May 26, 2016 

State track now 20 years at EWU

When another site fell through just months before the 1996 state 1A, 1B and 2B track and field championships were to be held, a group from Eastern Washington University stepped up and rescued the even...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

No surprises for Medical Lake track

Medical Lake track co-head coach Gene Blankenship said there were no shocking results at last week’s District 7 track meet at Newport. He hopes, and thinks, perhaps, that his athletes who are headed to this weekend’s State 1A, 1B and 2 B track...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cheney boys' doubles teams advance to state

Less than a week after his team won a second consecutive Great Northern League title, Cheney High boys' tennis head coach Jesse Erickson checked another season goal off the list - getting one of his...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cheney girls' tennis wins District 7 title

After a second-place finish in the Great Northern League standings, the Cheney High girls' tennis team captured the District 7 tennis championship at the district tournament at Washington State...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2016 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Single A Monday, May 30, Medical Lake hosts Chewelah (2), 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, Medical Lake at West Valley, 5:30 p.m. Thursday,...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cardinal boys send three to state tennis in Yakima

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team will send three players to the state 1A tournament this weekend at the Yakima Tennis Center. Last weekend’s regionals at Mead High School featured competition between 1A, 1B and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Deer Park scores big in end of 11-1 softball victory

Things were going well for Medical Lake most of the afternoon in the opening round of the Northeast A League playoffs at Deer Park, May 17. The Cardinals and Stags were tied 1-1 through four and a half innings. Then the wheels fell off in...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2016 

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Great Northern League (Final 2016) League All Games Team W L W L Clarkston 13 3 16 4 West Valley 8 8 12 9 Pullman 7 9 7 13 Cheney 6 10 9 13 East Valley 6 10 9 15 Northeast A League (Final 2016) League All Games Team W L W L Freeman 13 1 19...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2016 

WEST PLAINS LITTLE LEAGUE GAME OF THE WEEK

Froyo rallied to knock off Action Materials 7-4 in Triple A baseball action Saturday in the Cheney Free Press's West Plains Little League Game of the Week. The win set up a showdown Tuesday, May 24,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016

Lady Blackhawks repeat as District 7 champs

Last year, the Cheney High softball team notched a couple firsts for the Lady Blackhawks program - their first ever Great Northern League title and first ever District 7 championship. And while this...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cardinals earn berth to state 1A baseball playoffs

Playing with their backs to the wall is something the Medical Lake baseball team has found to be second nature. And finding ways to win has also become pretty much the norm for the Cardinals (17-4),...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016

Blackhawks track advances 18 to 2A regionals

The Cheney High track and field teams should be well represented in both quantity and quality at this Friday’s regional meet with Central Washington Athletic Conference schools in Prosser. The Blackhawks’ girls collected seven titles and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

American Legion Baseball is back under lights in Medical Lake

Avista Utilities is going to add some money to its coffers this summer, which ought to come in handy following the Nov. 17 windstorm. Baseball under the lights, American Legion style, returns to Medical Lake and Holliday Field after a one year...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cheney tennis wins second GNL championship

Back in March, before the season started, Cheney High boy’s tennis coach Jesse Erickson said his team had a “good shot” of winning a second Great Northern League regular season championship — and he was right. The Blackhawks (7-1 GNL, 12-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team ended the regular season on a high note after their 5-2 win over West Valley, May 9. The Blackhawks finished with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 11-3 overall and second place in the league standings. “Last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Koohns and Marchand once again qualify for state

History repeated itself for the Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams as Tyler Koohns and Cheyenne Marchand once again qualified for the state tournament after a successful outing at the Great Northern League district tournament, May 16, Meadow...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Saturday, May 21, 1A regionals at Yakima and Moses Lake, times, teams TBD. Friday, May 27, 1A state semifinals at County Stadium, Yakima....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Colville continues to give Medical Lake fits on softball diamond

Medical Lake was one of the best defensive teams in the Northeast A League. Until the final 40 minutes of their 2016 season that is. The Cardinals, who had won five consecutive games, all by shutout,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Medical Lake track heads to districts with eyes on state berths

Just as co-head coach Gene Blankenship predicted privately, Medical Lake’s boys cruised to victory, 92-62 over Riverside in a Northeast A League dual meet May 12 at home. But what was surprising to him was the performance of his girls who fell to R...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cardinal boys off to regional tennis

Medical Lake will send their No. 1 doubles team of Isiah Farmen and Alex Neder to regional tennis play this weekend at Mead High School following their undefeated weekend of play in district competition. They will be joined by fellow doubles team...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016

ML's Petro earns spot at state golf

Medical Lake’s Brendan Petro shot a second-round 98 May 17 at Hangman Valley Golf Course and will qualify for the 1A state golf tournament May 24-25 at Liberty Lake Golf Course. Petro finished 10th overall with a two-round score of 192. Ryan Maine...

 

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