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 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    News

Free Press hires reporter

CHENEY- Michaela Friedrich is the newest addition to the Cheney Free Press. She is a junior in the Gonzaga journalism program and is looking forward to her new gig. "I'm really exci... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
 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

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Gov. Inslee stops at Eastern

CHENEY-Governor Jay Inslee met with students, faculty and administrators on campus Thursday morning, April 28, to inquire about the university's approach to combating climate... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Depot Society receives grant dollars

CHENEY-The Avista Foundation presented the Cheney Depot Society (CDS) with a check for $25,000 Wednesday morning, April 27. It was the second of two installments to help fund the... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Cheney FBLA shows well at State

CHENEY—The Cheney FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Club turned in a top 10 performance at the State Business Leadership Conference on April 20-23. “Team members placed... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Baseball takes three on the diamond

CHENEY- Cheney got back on the winning track, defeating the team's three opponents last week. Coming into the games, the Blackhawks had dropped six in a row and were outscored 53-9.... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Eastern opens new training facility

CHENEY— Student athletes at Eastern Washington University have a new $4.9 million training suite at their disposal. The facility is located on campus inside the Pavillion and Albers Court. Assistant Athletic Director for... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Fastpitch sandwiches win in between two losses

CHENEY— The Blackhawks lost two of three games last week, falling 10–3 to Mead at home on April 26, beating Ferris 5–1 on the road on April 28, and losing an 18-8 contest to Mt. Spokane in Cheney on April 29. The team sits at... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Cheney Public Schools names new superintendent

CHENEY-It's been weeks in the making, but the Cheney Public Schools have finally hired its next superintendent. Dr. Ben Ferney is the unanimous choice of the Board of Directors.... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

You shall not pass

The Cheney-Spangle road off Main Street was closed all day Friday, April 22, as crews with the street department remove a cold patch over a natural gas line and replace it with regular asphalt.... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Operation Clean Sweep a big success

CHENEY—The city of Cheney’s Clean Sweep event on Saturday, April 23 saw more than one hundred local residents turn out to help beautify the community. The popular event has... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney High names boys' basketball coach

CHENEY - Travis Peevey is the new head coach for the Cheney Blackhawks varsity boys basketball team. Peevey will look to turn around the program that's produced just four wins (4-27... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Baseball continues to struggle

CHENEY-The Blackhawks losing streak has extended to seven straight after dropping games to U-High and Gonzaga Prep last week. Cheney is now 4-10 in league competition, 4-12... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Boys drop two matches

CHENEY- Back-to-back losses to Ferris and Lewis & Clark last week has the Blackhawks sitting at 2–4 in the Greater Spokane League standings and 5–5 overall with two matches... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Blackhawks Baseball drops three games

CHENEY — Cheney has hit its second rough patch of the season with three losses in the team’s last three games. The Blackhawks dropped two contests to Mt. Spokane by scores of... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Cheney Fastpitch split games

CHENEY— The Blackhawks took one on the chin in a 5-0 loss to Gonzaga Prep on Tuesday, April 12, but came roaring back in dominating fashion, with a 15-1 win over North Central on April 15, to improve to 5-3 in league play. “We... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Cheney Baseball sweeps Ferris

CHENEY— The Blackhawks got back in the win column taking a doubleheader from the Saxons at home on Wednesday, April 6. Cheney shutout Ferris 1-0 in Game 1 and then blew out the... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    Sports

Blackhawks Baseball on a three-game skid

CHENEY- Cheney has hit a bump in the road in league competition, dropping three straight games to close out March and open the April schedule.  The Blackhawks lost to Central... — Updated 4/8/2022

 

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