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Cardinals surprise at NEA track opener


Gene Blankenship will gladly embrace being wrong when the end result is better than he expected.

The Medical Lake co-head track coach looked at his team’s first Northeast A League track meet — which took place in Newport last Wednesday and also featured Freeman — as a competition where his team just likely could not stack up to the favored Scotties.

But they did, losing 73-72 to Freeman but beating Newport 95-44 on the boys’ side. ML’s girls edged Newport 60-59 but lost to Freeman 102-40.

Blankenship has been good in the past predicting finishes, specifically his team’s win at t...

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