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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports 

Eastern, Idaho battle in regular season finale

CHENEY — There’s plenty that’s different from when Eastern Washington and Idaho met to begin the winter/spring Big Sky Conference football season some seven weeks ago. This time around it might be the wind, not a piece of sco... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports 

Cardinals split XC outcomes with Lakeside

MEDICAL LAKE — Gene “Swami” Blankenship had it nailed again when it comes to his cross country runners. The Cardinals coach predicted last week that his boys would prevail last Saturday, April 2 against Lakeside (Nine Mile... — Updated 4/8/2021


Schuller is out as EWU women's hoops coach

CHENEY - After 20 years on the bench at Eastern Washington, women's basketball coach Wendy Schuller will not return for a 21st. In a March 31 statement EWU Athletics Director Lynn... — Updated 4/8/2021


Airway Council adopts ordinance changes

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — A tight and brief agenda, coupled with the idea that members of the Airway Heights City Council and city staff had some place else they wanted to be meant the April 5 meeting seemed to be over almost before it... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake sweeps in Colville XC event

COLVILLE — Medical Lake cross country made it two in a row with the biggest meet of the season upcoming Saturday, April 3 when they host Lakeside and Freeman at 11 a.m. Ben Henry led a sweep of the top five spots clocking a... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

FCS football playoff future hangs on EWU-Davis outcome

CHENEY — The last time Eastern Washington and the University of California-Davis met on the football field a trip to Frisco, Texas and the Football Championship Subdivision national title game lay in the outcome. That was on... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eastern rolls over Cal Poly at Roos

CHENEY - It was a great day to wear Eastern Washington red; it was not at all a good day for a group of Cal Poly coaches who once wore those colors. Jump started by scoring four fir... — Updated 4/1/2021


Selkirk Pharma construction underway near SIA

SPOKANE — The wide open spaces of the West Plains continue to become slightly less so each day. In a report from the Inland Northwest Business Watch, Selkirk Pharma has announced that the pharmaceutical manufacturer has... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Sorting out the confusion of high school sports

MEDICAL LAKE — Meteorological spring arrived March 1. The astrological version graced us March 20. But Medical Lake High School’s athletics director Justin Blayne is still stuck in fall, and winter, and summer — along with... — Updated 4/1/2021


David Riley is new EWU men's coach

CHENEY - Continuing the tradition of hiring from within and rewarding program loyalty, Eastern Washington promoted associate head coach David Riley to fill the vacancy left when... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

ML girls soccer rebuilds with Collins

MEDICAL LAKE — As the complicated times of COVID-19 and its aftermath confound things, the Medical Lake girls soccer program will have a familiar face to help guide it. And it’s not who you think. Coming off two back-to-back... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake girls win first soccer match since 2018

MEDICAL LAKE — In the span of two days last week the Medical Lake girls soccer team not only scored their first goals of the season, but also recorded the program’s first victory on March 22, 4-3 at Colville. The win was the... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Darci Mock takes over ML volleyball job

MEDICAL LAKE — Darci Mock has had a soft spot in her volleyball heart for years, all the way back to her days in the early 2000s when she played the sport for Cheney High School. So it seemed natural that Mock would be the... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Former Eagles now on Cal Poly sidelines

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University football fans who might have hoped to say hello to a group of former Eagles who relocated to warmer climes in California at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will just have to wait for another time.... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Kansas' second-half rally dispatches Eastern Washington

INDIANAPOLIS — The ebb and flow, floods and drought found in the game of basketball are arguably unique in the sports world. And it was one of those things — a 25-7 stretch of the second half by the Kansas Jayhawks — that dro... — Updated 3/26/2021


Shantay Legans departs EWU for University of Portland

CHENEY - Eastern Washington's ever-improving basketball program has launched another coach out of Cheney. Fresh from guiding his team to only the program's third berth in the NCAA T... — Updated 3/26/2021


Airway council focuses on April 5 meeting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — It was another quick study session by the Airway Heights City Council at its March 22 study session with all eyes focused on the next legislative meeting on April 5. A series of ordinances, six in all, that... — Updated 3/26/2021


Law enforcement shooting range coming to West Plains

SPOKANE - Members of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Air Force and Spokane County will partner in building and operating a new Spokane Regional Indoor Small Arms... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake cross country rolls in opener

MEDICAL LAKE — Medical Lake head cross country coach Gene Blankenship went into his team’s first Northeast A League meet March 13 at Deer Park with many unanswered questions. After his boys and girls teams came away each with a... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eagles win thriller over Bengals

POCATELLO, Idaho — The Idaho State Bengals have to be excited that the next time they meet Eastern Washington that Eric Barriere and Andrew Boston will not be across the line of scrimmage. That combination of quarterback and wide... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eastern earns third NCAA Tournament trip

BOISE, Idaho — Combine three solid defensive efforts with offense in just the right doses and Eastern Washington emerged from the Idaho Central Arena in Boise as the 2021 Big Sky... — Updated 3/18/2021


Airway Heights had speedy meeting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS —Airway Heights City Council made quick work of its agenda at its March 15 with work centering primarily around first readings of ordinances. That one exception came with unanimous approval of the draft Airway... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eastern men split with ISU, lose top seed

CHENEY — If Eastern Washington didn’t have to do things the hard way it just might not be the same. So that might be the approach the Eagles take as they pursue the Big Sky Conf... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Barrierre returns to form in 45-13 win over NAU

CHENEY - Maybe Eric Barriere also caught that notion expressed on broadcast of Eastern Washington's opening week spring football loss to Idaho: That the defenses were ahead of the... — Updated 3/11/2021


Airway Heights 'Strategic Plan' draft moves forward

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The road map to help guide what is sometimes referred to as the sleepy little town of Airway Heights moved yet another step closer to enactment following its review by Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp at... — Updated 3/11/2021


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