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 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 1, 2016 

Cheney 2016 Fall All GNL

Cheney High School had 24 student athletes who were selected for 2016 fall Great Northern League teams. Athletes and some of their highlights are listed below. Football Charles Johnson (first team off...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 1, 2016 

First time meeting for Eastern, Central Arkansas

One thing that likely will not startle Central Arkansas when they first see the red Sprinturf at Roos Field for the first time will be its color. The Bears have their own wild-looking turf at Estes Stadium in Conway, Ark. where they dispatched...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 1, 2016 

Eastern men's basketball win streak reaches four games

Eastern Washington hit the shots when they needed to late, making up for the ones that didn't fall early, rallying to earn a 96-90 men's basketball win over the University of San Francisco last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 1, 2016 

McGregor vacating his UFC featherweight title was right call Gray to hang up his rodeo spurs

In my last Crunch Time column (Nov. 17, 2016), I wrote that mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, who became the first athlete to simultaneously hold a championship in two weight divisions, (featherweight and lightweight) in the UFC, was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 1, 2016 

Cheney runners compete at Northwest regional qualifier in Boise

Cheney High School’s girls and boys varsity cross country teams competed in the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Qualifier Nov. 12 at Eagle Island State Park in Boise, Idaho. The Blackhawks were among 1,700 runners from Oregon, Washington, Idaho,...

 

Jay Lemaster is Week 9 winner

Jay Lemaster was tops in Week 9 of the 2016 Cheney Free Press football contest, earning a $50 merchant’s gift certificate and missing just two games. Phil Conrath from Cheney was runner-up with three losses and won a $20 Owl Drug gift certificate....

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Sunday, Dec. 4, EWU at Seattle U, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, EWU hosts Great Falls, 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, EWU hosts Morehead State,...

 

Sports Briefs

Hodgins earns Big Sky honors Eastern Washington University women’s basketball player Delaney Hodgins was named the College Sports Madness Big Sky Player of the Week after posting a pair of 20-point performances to help the Eagles go a perfect 2-0 l...

 

Eagles are 'Sky kings once again

Kendrick Bourne was finally able to forget the four other passes that he was not able to get his hands on last Friday. Because the one grab the Portland native did make from 10 yards out proved to be...

 

Eastern earns its playoff reward with No. 2 seed

Eastern Washington got its reward for a job well done the past 12 weeks last Sunday morning in the NCAA playoff selection show. The 10-1 Eagles and 2016 Big Sky Conference co-champions, earned a No....

 

Eastern men host Reese Court tournaments this week

November and December have pretty much been the property of the Eastern Washington University football team for several years on campus. Basketball will stake its claim for some of that territory this week as while the football team takes the week...

 

Right time arrives for Ryan Gray to hang up his rodeo spurs

The decision was made once and for all well in advance of the events of Nov. 11–13 in Dallas, Texas. But the broken shoulder Ryan Gray suffered during the final weekend of the inaugural season of the Elite Rodeo Athletes tour certainly made his dec...

 

Medical Lake soccer soared in 2016

Just how far has the Medical Lake girl’s soccer program risen in three years? Simple statistics easily illustrate the answer. In 2014 an 0-14 team scored just six times and the 3-13 team head coach Zane Higgins guided in 2015 and hoped to build...

 

Football Contest Results Week 7

Puls is first repeat winner Jim Puls from Reardan claimed the top spot in Week 7 of the 2016 Cheney Free Press football contest, earning a $50 merchant’s gift certificate and missing just one game. Puls won the top spot in Week 6, too. Arlene...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Nov. 26, EWU hosts Denver University in EWU Men’s Basketball Classic, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, EWU hosts Univ. of San...

 

Sports Briefs

Eastern women are home Sunday The Eastern Washington University women earned their first basketball victory of the young season, topping Furman, 68-56 in the Preseason WNIT Consolation Bracket on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Senior... Full story

 

Kupp collects latest NCAA receiving record at Roos

Cooper Kupp chose a very special day to set yet another pass-catching record for the NCAA at Eastern Washington University. Among the questions being posed along the sidelines last Saturday during...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 17, 2016

Cheney volleyball ends season with 1-2 record at state

The Cheney High volleyball team wrapped up a stellar season after they finished with a record of 1-2 in the 2A state tournament in Lacey Wash., Nov. 11-12. The Blackhawks opened the tournament on Friday with a sweep of Steliacoom (25-20, 25-15,...

 

Alexis Schmidt captures state swimming title in butterfly

The Cheney High School’s girls swim team saved their best efforts for the last meet — the 2A state championships Nov. 11–12 at the Federal Way Aquatics Center. The Blackhawks scored in six of eight events to finish eighth overall with 120...

 

Eastern soccer bounced from tourney

Eastern Washington dug itself just too deep of a hole in its first-ever NCAA soccer playoff game Nov. 12 in Los Angeles against the University of Southern California. The Eagles fell behind 3-0 in the first half to the Trojans, but Devan Talley’s g...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    November 17, 2016

McGregor seeking part ownership of UFC is smart business move

Last weekend, the UFC staged its first event in New York City at Madison Square Garden, which has had a plethora of historical combat sports memories within its walls — and it added another moment. In the main event of UFC 205, the company’s...

 

Errors gouge Bandits at Pumpkin Classic

The West Plains Bandits 18U softball team finished its season with a third-place finish at the Pumpkin Classic in Selah, Oct. 8 – 9. The Bandits went 2-1 in pool play on Saturday to earn a No. 2 seed in Sunday’s Gold Champions bracket, but three...

 

Football Contest

Week 6 win to Jim Puls Jim Puls from Reardan claimed the top spot in Week 6 of the 2016 Cheney Free Press football contest, earning a $50 merchant’s gift certificate and missing three games. Medical Lake’s Jay Lemaster was runner-up with four...

 

Sports Week

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Nov. 17, EWU at Texas, 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. EWU hosts Bryant, 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, EWU hosts either Seattle/Louisiana Monroe, 6:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, EWU hosts Denver University in EWU Men’s Basketball...

 

Sports Briefs

Eastern battles Northwestern, falling 86-72 The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team again gave a Big Ten opponent everything it could handle, but Northwestern survived for a 86-72 victory over the Eagles Monday, Nov. 14 at...

 

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