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 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Blackhawks blank Saxons in GSL football

On paper, and in the record books, Cheney’s 15-0 Greater Spokane League football win Sept. 9 at Tom Oswald Field illustrated that the Blackhawks played some solid defense. But as head coach Bobby Byrd pointed out, the goose egg... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Rogers run over Medical Lake 42-6

The Rogers Pirates took advantage of everything Medical Lake gave them Sept. 9 at Holliday Field and returned to Spokane with a 42-6 non-league football win. In their first meeting... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals repeat at Seaport XC

It was somewhat of a carbon-copy finish for Medical Lake’s cross country teams at the Seaport Invitational staged in Clarkston Sept. 10. Once again, as they did in 2021, the Cardinals collected individual titles. And once more... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

'Remodeling job' underway for Medical Lake soccer

For a relatively out of the way league, tucked away in the largely rural parts of far Eastern Washington, the Northeast A has become mighty tough when it comes to girls’ soccer.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney Football Opener vs Gonzaga Prep

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 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney volleyball has depth, experience

There's some excitement in Heather Zorrozua's voice for a variety of reasons as she leads her Cheney Blackhawks volleyball team into the 2022 season. One is the prospect of the... — Updated 9/1/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Van Soest set to lead Medical Lake volleyball

Hailey Van Soest answered the call last season when needed in a pinch and that was later rewarded with her being named as head volleyball coach at Medical Lake High School. Now... — Updated 9/1/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Knocked away

Eastern Washington's redshirt freshman defensive back Joseph Obeto knocks away a pass in the Aug. 26 scrimmage at Roos Field. It was the final opportunity for game-style... — Updated 9/1/2022

 By Paul Delaney    News

Eastern president at podium

New Eastern Washington University President Shari McMahan got to meet and greet members of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce at that group's annual breakfast at Roos Field on... — Updated 8/25/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Former Sunnyside assistant looks to turn program around

When Medical Lake High School went to hire another head football coach there were likely many capable candidates - and certain ah-ha moments in the interview process? But what may h... — Updated 8/25/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney football settling into 3A world

Like everyone else on the planet, Cheney High School head football coach Bobby Byrd certainly hopes COVID and its wide-ranging effects are firmly and far away in life’s rearview... — Updated 8/25/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney cross country shakes off the rust

For Cheney cross country co-coach Derek Slaughter there's the sense of 2022 being a restart for many of his program's runners. Working with counterpart Camille Moseley, the pair... — Updated 8/18/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal XC have eyes on return to state

It's nothing new that Medical Lake's veteran cross country coach Gene Blankenship is prone to make bold predictions about his teams' future. One can do that with the success he's... — Updated 8/18/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Necessary roughness

Eastern Washington freshman offensive line prospect Dylan Conner gives the blocking sled a workout in the team's summer workouts on Aug. 10. The Eagles will hold the first of two... — Updated 8/18/2022

 By Paul Delaney    News

Fairways front nine closes Aug. 14

It was just a matter of time before it would happen. The Fairways golf course in West Terrace has announced that the final day of play as an 18-hole facility will be Sunday, Aug.... — Updated 8/11/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

West Plains Little League 8-10's reach state

The West Plains Little League had one of its best outings in recent times at the state tournament - and it came from, perhaps, an unexpected corner. The All-Star team from the... — Updated 8/11/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Funeral services set for former EWU soccer coach Chad Bodnar

Funeral services for former Eastern Washington University soccer coach Chad Bodnar will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. in Richland at Einan's Funeral Home. According to his... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney, Medical Lake fall sports on horizon

The heat of summer will soon give way for the sights and sounds of fall sports where preparation kicks off Aug. 17 for football at both Cheney and Medical Lake. And while Cheney's... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Schuller seeks $5 million in EWU lawsuit

CHENEY — An Eastern Washington University athletics department already saddled with an ongoing deficit and cuts to its budget, now has a potential $5 million lawsuit hanging over it following the filing of a lengthy tort claim... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake boys finish 2021 season with a win

MEDICAL LAKE — With Oscar Harris scoring 12 points and Ashton Hamilton-Becker adding 11 the Medical Lake boy’s basketball team ended its season with a 50-27 thumping of Riverside on June 19 in a consolation game of the... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Public hearing set on county Raceway sale

SPOKANE — There’s a red flag waving at the proposed sale of Spokane County Raceway to the Kalispel Tribe. And now, pursuant to Washington state laws, and according to a June 15 news release, Spokane County will hold a virtual p... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake girls lose pair in NEA tourney

MEDICAL LAKE — After weaving together a six-game winning streak to nail down the No. 3 seed in the 2021 Northeast A League tournament the door quickly slammed shut for Medical Lake’s girls last week. Plagued on both nights by... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Paul Delaney    Education

The future's so bright

Medical Lake Valedictorian Jordan Tactay is happy after he completed his graduation journey with receipt of his diploma.... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Paul Delaney    News

EWU trustees OK staying in 'Sky, D-I

CHENEY — In what might be considered a strong show of support for the future of athletics at Eastern Washington University, the school’s Board of Trustees voted 6-1 during a special June 11 meeting to remain a Division I... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Paul Delaney    News

AWH Council ponders public safety funding

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The idea that Airway Heights remains the fastest growing city in the state of Washington is by now old news. And how city officials continue to wrestle with all that has been the topic of many city council... — Updated 6/17/2021


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