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 By Paul Delaney    Sports 

Cardinal skid continues

The rugged basketball road the Medical Lake boys have traveled this season added more ruts and potholes. The Cardinals ended last week winless with Colville (5-4 NEA, 5-11 overall)... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports 

Blackhawks end losing streak with 'Spirit' win

The Cheney boys got an offensive jolt with the return of Gentz Hilburn to the line-up, and the usual contribution from Jakeb Vallance as the Blackhawks defeated Rogers Jan. 30 in th... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports 

Cheney girls roll past Rogers in 'Railroad Rumble'

There’s never a bad time to end a losing streak, but to do it during a “rivalry game” might have an added impact in years to come when stories are told? The Cheney girls stopped an eight-game slide with 68-37 non-league win... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Blackhawks have yet to win in 2023

Cheney’s boys’ basketball team remained winless in 2023 following a pair of Greater Spokane League losses last week. The Blackhawks lost a heartbreaker 51-49 at home to Mead, Jan. 17 and to Lewis and Clark 44-31, Jan. 20,... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls drop sixth straight

The 2023 tailspin continued last week for the Cheney girls as they dropped a pair of Greater Spokane League basketball games. The Blackhawks, who are winless in GSL play, lost 73-45 to league co-leader Mead at home Jan. 17 and trav... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Medical Lake's tumble continues

The beginning of second trip through the Northeast A League basketball schedule was less kind than the first for the Medical Lake boys based on the most recent results. The Cardinals saw their skid reach six games following... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal girls reverse losing streak

The opening of the second round of the Northeast A League play where the Medical Lake girls scored a pair of wins has head coach Brett Ward enthused for the stretch run — and hopefully a playoff berth. The Cardinals topped... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal boys continue struggles

Slow starts took their toll on the Medical Lake boys basketball team last week as the Cardinals lost at Freeman 64-28 Jan. 10 and at home to Lakeside 60-29 Jan. 13 in Northeast A League play. In each game the Cardinals found... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Top teams mean trouble for ML girls

Medical Lake girls’ basketball head coach Brett Ward offered a bit of perspective when asked about recent games his team has played that have resulted in a four-game losing streak. The most recent setbacks came last week where... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney boys primed for GSL play

The non-league schedule is behind them and now the Cheney boys will focus on the future, that being the start of Greater Spokane League play.  The Blackhawks closed out the pre-season with a 61-37 humbling at the hands of Mt. Spo... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls look to improve offense

The Cheney girls’ basketball team closed the book on one part of its season an opened a new one last week as the Greater Spokane League started the portion of the schedule that really counts. The Blackhawks fell at Mt. Spokane... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cold starts continue to hamper ML boys

The Medical Lake girls started last week off undefeated 2-0 in Northeast A League play and ended it at .500 and 2-2.  Following the resumption of play in 2023, the Cardinals collected a 39-34 Northeast A League win over... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

GSL play begins for Blackhawks

The holiday schedule for the Cheney boys’ basketball team may not have gone completely as head coach Travis Peevey wished, but he appears pleased with what did transpire. The Blackhawks (4-4) lost both their outings in the Eagle... — Updated 1/6/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls point to GSL play

Responsibility for the Cheney girls’ basketball team’s two losses in the Eagle Holiday could land on a variety of shoulders, but head coach Ken Ryan said that number is much more easily defined. Ryan said the outcomes, a 64-61... — Updated 1/6/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Medical Lake girls ready as can be

The Medical Lake girls put the sting of a close loss to Greater Spokane League Shadle Park behind them and split a pair of games in the Eagle Holiday Classic following a win over... — Updated 1/6/2023

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Numbers improve for CHS gymnastics

If there’s one thing for which second-year Cheney gymnastics coach Melissa Bradley might be thankful it might be she has better numbers. It might have even been a stretch to consider Bradley’s 2021-22 team a team in the first... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney is Scholastic Cup leader through fall

After the fall sports season, Cheney High School is in first place for the Scholastic Cup for 3A schools in the state of Washington. The Scholastic Cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Blackhawks seem headed on right road

Five games into the 2022-23 season and things appear to be headed in the right direction for the Cheney boys' basketball team. Following a week where the Blackhawks collected wins... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

New coach and culture for CHS boys' hoops

As if the spotlight on new Cheney boys’ basketball head coach Travis Peevey is not bright enough as he works to rebound from a 4-15 record in the 2021-22 season, there’s this. Peevey married into the Hatch family with its... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls earn first win

The Cheney girls' basketball team won two of three non-league games last week, including the first of the season. On Dec. 13 the Blackhawks beat Lewis and Clark 46-42, Cheney's init... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Early season still a struggle for ML boys

Medical Lake head boys ‘basketball coach Jordan Starr knew this season might be a challenge with many new faces and mixed experience. Last week’s results, a 90-36 loss Dec. 15 at home to Greater Spokane League North Central... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal girls open NEA play with win

The Medical Lake girls got their Northeast A League season off to a good start last week with a 44-13 win at Newport, Dec. 16. The previous night, Greater Spokane League North... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls drop opening games

While the Cheney girls’ basketball team lost its opening two games of the season at home, 50-30 to University, Dec. 6 and 49-29 to North Central, Dec. 9, the good news is both were pre-season contests for the Greater Spokane Leag... — Updated 12/16/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Height is big plus for ML girls

New Medical Lake girls head basketball coach Brett Ward will be bringing some higher-level learning and practices to his job. Ward, who spent the past six seasons as an assistant for the Medical Lake boys, plans to integrate some... — Updated 12/16/2022

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports

The changing of culture for CHS basketball

Technically speaking, this is year-two at the wheel for Cheney girls’ basketball head coach Ken Ryan. But he kind of likes to think of it more as his first season. “I got the job late,” Ryan said, noting he took over not... — Updated 12/16/2022

 

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