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 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks season ends with a loss to Colville

CHENEY— The Summer Hawks dropped an 8-6 district playoff game to Colville on Saturday, July 16. The loss eliminated Cheney from postseason play. The Summer Hawks finished summer ball with a 17–17 record. “I thought the... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cannons crowned district champion

CHENEY-The Spokane Cannons took two of three ball games over this past weekend on the diamond at Medical Lake High School to claim the Spokane American Legion Senior District... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Fatality on 1st Street

CHENEY -A collision between a Kia and a Vespa Scooter near Papa Murphy's around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, turned tragic when the two vehicles collided and the driver of the... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cannons receive berth to State

CHENEY— The Spokane Cannons (9–3) claimed the top spot in summer league competition with a 5–1 win over the Spokane Bandits on July 5 and have secured a spot in the State Tournament on July 23 and 24. “We get an automatic... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks take four of six games

CHENEY—The Summer Hawks continue to build momentum heading toward the district playoff, having won four of their last six games, outscoring opponents 50-30. Cheney 14 Reardan 1 Cheney dominated twin bill action against Reardan on... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cannons drop games at Bat Classic

MEDICAL LAKE-The Cannons are finding things difficult in the Spokane Wood Bat Classic, having dropped their first four games. The teams lost a close opener, 8-6, to Bellingham Post... — Updated 7/7/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks snap losing streak

CHENEY—The Summer Hawks got what the doctor ordered in a dominating 9-1 win over West Valley on Sunday, July 3, to end a seven-game losing streak. Tyler Ashcroft led the Cheney attack from the plate and the bump, going 2-for-3... — Updated 7/7/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Gas leak closes portion of Presley Drive

CHENEY- A gas leak on Tuesday morning near Salnave Elementary led to the evacuation of staff and nearby residents. Cheney Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks continue strong play

CHENEY-The Cheney Summer Hawks are finding success on the diamond, sporting a 10–5 record heading toward the Wood Bat Classic Tournament on the Fourth of July weekend. The team sp... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Schools out for summer

Early dismissal on Friday, June 17 signals the end of the 2021-22 school year at Cheney High School.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Longtime teacher and track coach retires

CHENEY – After 36 years of teaching and 30-plus years coaching track and field, Tom Stralser is retiring. "It's been quite a journey," Stralser said. "I came to Cheney High School... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks on a heater

CHENEY – After splitting their first four games of summer ball, the Cheney Summer Hawks have chalked up five wins in their last six outings. Cheney took a twin bill from the North Central Wolf Pack, 11-1 on June 15 and 12-2 on... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Summer Hawks split first four games

CHENEY—The Cheney Boys of summer took on the Colfax Bulldogs in doubleheader action on Wednesday, June 1 and came away with a split of the twin bill. The Summer Hawks took the first game 6–1 and were shut out 3–0 in the... — Updated 6/22/2022


Medical Lake Graduation

Sat., June 11, 2022 at the Northern Quest Pavilion, Airway Heights, Wash.... — Updated 6/22/2022


Fathers Day: A tip of the hat or bend of the bill

For me, Father’s Day is met with mixed emotions. As is the case for millions of other children, I did not have a positive father figure in my life, the impact of which significantly altered how I viewed the world. My birth... — Updated 6/16/2022


Cheney Graduation

 — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Medical Emergency

EMS personnel from Spokane County Fire District 3 wheel a motorist to an awaiting ambulance. The man was heading east on Hwy 904 at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, when he... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Fastpitch season ends with loss to Kennewick

CHENEY— The Blackhawks were looking to make a deep postseason run. But a district first-round forfeit to Walla Walla and a second-round 7-5 loss to Kennewick on May 18 knocked Cheney out of the playoff and ended the teams... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Westwood student shares unforgettable experience

CHENEY-Caitlin Shaffer, an 8th-grade para-athlete at Westwood Middle School, had an experience of a lifetime playing in the Women's Nationals Wheel chair Basketball Tournament in Ak... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Track sends 12 to State

CHENEY—Cheney Track and Field athletes turned in an outstanding performance at the 3A/4A District 8 Championship Meet May 20–21 at Central Valley High School. Several personal records were set at the event, and 12 athletes... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Eastern athletes advance to West Preliminaries

CHENEY— Five Eastern Washington University athletes will compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in Fayetteville, Ark., this week. Katrina Terry, pole vault, Vernice Keyes, hammer throw and Maggie Nelson, javelin, take... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Spring training

The Eastern Washington University Army ROTC unit conducted a repelling exercise at the Spokane County Fire District 3 Station 31 facility at 10 S. Presley Drive in Cheney last... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Girls Fastpitch forfeits game

CHENEY— The Blackhawks were scheduled to take on the Blue Devils in first-round district action at the SportsPlex in Walla Walla on Saturday, May 14. But the team was unable to play the game because Cheney High School Prom night... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Blackhawks baseball done for the season

CHENEY — Back-to-back losses to Kennewick and Southridge last week bounced Cheney out of the district tournament and closed the book on the Blackhawks season. Cheney matched up... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Eastern volleyball adds two coaches

CHENEY-Grayson DuBose and Taylor Muff join the ranks of the Eastern Eagles volleyball coaching staff. Head Coach Jon Haruguchi announced the news in a Thursday, May 5 press... — Updated 5/12/2022


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