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Mat Hawks get 41 medals from Riverside, Pomeroy meets

The Cheney Mat Hawks traveled to the first two of five Washington Little Guy Wrestling tournaments of 2007. On March 10, approximately 55 Mat Hawks traveled to Riverside to compete with 350 athletes from other local communities. After a very long...


Mat Maulers collect medals aplenty in Wilbur, Davenport

The Medical Lake Mat Maulers wrestling club completed its first two meets of the 2007 season in Wilbur and Davenport. Results from the Wilbur meet are as follows, broken down by age groups: 5-6: Gold medal—Cameron Crawford, Cameron Hernandez.... Full story


Cardinal baseball has tough task in replacing four all-league performers

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter Medical Lake's baseball program is coming off a successful 2006 season in which it finished 13-9 and earned a share of the Great Northern League title. This season's team, however, will be working without five talented...


Hamilton's shadow too large for Eastern

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor I don't know about you, but to me the circumstances surrounding the termination of Eastern Washington University athletics director Darren Hamilton's contract after only seven months on the job are just a little confusing....


ML track features new faces

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter Medical Lake track and field coach Phil Tennison has a lot to be excited about this season. Four athletes with state meet experience return to guide the boys team. The girls team has doubled in size, with 25 athletes...


Weller, Zakrzewski lead offense, defense spectacular in three Cheney wins

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter Sure, it's still early in the season. But there's no reason to doubt that this year's version of the Cheney Blackhawks boys soccer team will be anything short of a monster. The proof is right there in the stats. Three... Full story


Cheney baseball likes its chances to reach postseason

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney High School baseball coach Randy Elam has a simple formula for success. “Our goal is to win more games than we lose,” Elam said, echoing a similar statement by former Seattle Mariners' managing great, Lou Piniella....


CHS tennis looks for fresh start in GNL

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter There's no denying it: The Cheney boys tennis team has it's work cut out. Not only did last year's graduating class take with it the bulk of the squad, but powerhouse Clarkston also has made the transition to the Great... Full story


ML softball downplaying expectations

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter With six starters returning to a team that went 20-8 last season, you'd think expectations for the Medical Lake softball team would be through the roof. That's not the case. Head coach John Higgins, who announced his... Full story


Fugitive felon targeted through Secret Witness

Secret Witness is offering a cash reward for information that results in the capture of a fugitive who is currently wanted for escape by the Department of Corrections. Richard Jack Smith's lengthy criminal career, according to Sgt. Dave Reagan,... Full story


Westfall named interim A.D.

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter Eastern Washington University wanted to move quickly in its search for a new athletics director, and it did so Tuesday afternoon with the interim hiring of Michael Westfall. Five days after Darren Hamilton's contract...


Hamilton dismissed as Eastern's athletic director

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter When Dr. Darren Hamilton came to Eastern Washington University last August, he proclaimed loud and clear that the athletics department was “going to be extraordinarily successful.” After less than seven months on... Full story


Funding for new Cheney officer could jeopardize ability to pay training costs

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor A $56,000 budget adjustment implemented last month to fund a new patrol officer for the Cheney Police Department may end up negatively impacting the department's ability to provide ongoing training for its officers. City...


Crash landing

County moves to limit development near Fairchild and Spokane airport By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter In a rare Friday afternoon gathering – though Todd Mielke attended via speakerphone – Spokane County commissioners closed a zoning loophole that...


City council approves return of popular Cheney Hangout

Eastern Washington University to run programs while city maintains and funds teen center By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney City Council gave its stamp of approval for the return of the Cheney Hangout, a popular teen center that closed down last...



Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Sondheim style EWU actors Henry McNulty (left) and Liz Oyama act out a scene in "A Little Night Music.' Stephen Sondheim's Broadway play showed at Eastern Washington University's Showalter Auditorium until Sunday, March... Full story


EWU Lunch and Learn lecture set for March 29

Eastern Washington University's Office of Continuing Education continues its Lunch and Learn Red Bag public lecture series on March 29 at the university's Spokane Center, 750 W. First Ave., with “Ethics Matters: Business Ethics – An Oxymoron?...


MLHS announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School is pleased to announce its first semester honor roll and high honor roll students for the 2006- 2007 academic year: High Honor Roll Grade 12 – Robby Bartcher, Brett Berry, Bruce Campbell, Joshua Conner, Amanda Cook, Justin... Full story


Cheney Legion unit gives quilt to Spokane VA Hospital

The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington, proposed the Veterans Passage Project “Quilt from the Heart.” Each unit in the state was requested to provide at least one quilt for use at their local VA hospital. These red, white and... Full story


Four Lakes residences enters 22nd year as solar energy powerhouse

By CARA LORELLO Staff Reporter Bill Wynd is what most would call environmentally conscious, and a visit to his 50-acre residence near Four Lakes, a few miles south of the busy lanes of Interstate 90, indicates that this is quite true. Much of his...


Blood donors needed at Cheney High School

Blood Donors needed at Cheney High School The Spokane area's supply of the blood types "O' Positive and type "A' Positive blood are now at a two day supply level, much lower than the usual 5 to 6 day supply level needed for local patients. Cheney...


CHS girls drop tennis outing at Pullman

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter Senior Jenna Donnerberg was the only Lady Hawk to have any luck against a tenacious Pullman tennis squad last Thursday. In the Cheney girls' opener—planned matches against Clarkston have been rescheduled for April... Full story


Hawk golfers shooting for top of GNL leaderboard

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney High School's boys and girls golf teams swung into action last week with high hopes for the coming season—their first in the 2A classification and the Great Northern League. Both teams return some experienced...


Medical Lake boys accept new roles, split matches with Tigers, Stags

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter Even without its star player, the Medical Lake boys tennis team racked up some solid results last week. With No. 1 seed Max Nelson out of the singles lineup due to illness, the Cardinals did a little shuffling in a non-... Full story


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