May 9, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 3

Blackhawks beat heat, opponents' intensity to win District 7 crown

Schmandel leads Cheney to 4-1 win over East Valley in title game

A hat trick by junior Ian Schmandel helped power the Cheney boys’ soccer team past East Valley 4-1 and to their second consecutive District 7 title in 80-degree temperatures Tuesday, earning them a No. 1 seed to sub-regional play with the Central Washington Athletic Conference.

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Cheney defender Cruz Galm battles East Valley forward Adam Talley for the ball.

The Blackhawks never trailed as Micah Weller got them on the board first in the 20th minute on a nifty, virtually back-to-the-net shot the junior right-foot-hooked in from about six yards out. But after that it was Schmandel and friends.

In the 32nd minute the junior possessed a 50-50 ball about 40 yards out, dribb...

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