Blackhawks run CWAC gauntlet, return to state soccer Final Four

Wins over West Valley-Yakima, No. 1 seed Grandview seal Cheney’s fifth trip in six years


John McCallum

Blackhawks’ forward Ian Shirey battles West Valley-Yakima’s Austin Stromme for possession of the ball Thursday.

When it comes to making hotel reservations for the 2A state boys soccer Final Four next weekend, Cheney High head coach Mark Kiver has it easier than many other teams.

“I called the hotel and they said, ‘yeah, we already had you penciled in,’” Kiver said Sunday night.

The Blackhawks earned their second straight appearance in the Final Four, fifth in the last six years, with wins over Central Washington Athletic Conference foes last week in the first two state rounds. Cheney got some last minute heroics in a 2-1 win over West Valley-Yakima at home Thursday, and followed with their be...

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