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Blackhawks battle, but fall to Fife in final 3-1


CJ Skillingstad tries to get a kick ahead of a header by Fife defensive “stopper” Gilberto Garcia in the state title game.

You can hardly blame the Cheney boys’ soccer team if they’re walking around with the limp, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary warrior – the thousand-yard stare.

The Blackhawks have seen some of the most intense soccer battles over four years of state final four competition, three years in a row between 2008-2010 and last weekend’s war on the pitch at Sumner High School’s Sunset Chev Stadium. Each time the Blackhawks out-dueled semifinalist foes to reach the state 2A title game and each time they have come home with the same result – second place.

Friday night Cheney battled the ta...

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