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Cheney: Target town to title town

Boys' soccer begins defense of state title facing tough non-league schedule, injuries and varsity inexperience


John McCallum

Cheney forward Trevan Estrellado breaks past a pair of Colville defenders for the game's first score last Thursday. Cheney went on to win 5-0 over the visiting Indians.

Since 2009, the Cheney High boys' soccer team has entered the season with a target on its back as one of the region's premier programs - the team to beat.

The only change this year is that target now carries a title, thanks to the Blackhawks win over Tyee last year to claim their first 2A state title in their fifth trip in the last six years to the championship match. Other than that, head coach Mark Kiver said it is business as usual.

"Every year it's always a matter of sorting out what's going on, who's going to step up," Kiver said. "Same scenario, different group of kids."

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