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NE2B names all-league players

SPANGLE – The Northeast 2B has announced its all-league football players for the fall 2021 season. For the Liberty Lancers, juniors Brandon Finau and Aaron Roberts were named to the all-league offensive and defensive lines, and... — Updated 11/24/2021


New restrictions on hunters follow wasting disease outbreak

SPOKANE – State game worried about chronic wasting disease in deer, elk, moose and caribou have implemented restrictions on hunters bringing meet into the state. Washington residents hunting in Idaho and Manitoba may only bring... — Updated 11/24/2021


Riley confident entering first season as Eagles head coach

CHENEY – The Eastern Eagles basketball team enters the 2021-22 season with a new head coach. David Riley is a familiar face , and has enjoyed watching the program grow through his 10 years serving in various positions. Now, he... — Updated 11/18/2021


Local swimmer signs with Western Colorado

CHENEY – A Blackhawks swimmer has signed a letter of intent to attend Western Colorado University. On Nov. 10, Jade Gere signed the letter and accepted $56,000 in academic and... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Spangle team brings home state trophy

YAKIMA – The Liberty Lancers girls volleyball team returned from the Yakima Valley SunDome on Friday, Nov. 12, with a seventh-place state 2B trophy. The Lancers, the No. 13 seed,... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cheney girls advance to state

SPOKANE – The Cheney girls soccer team punched its ticket to the Class 3A state tournament Saturday, Nov. 6, by knocking off Mead, 2-0. The Blackhawks scored with 33 minutes left... — Updated 11/11/2021


Cardinal runners trophy at state

PASCO – Medical Lake varsity cross-country teams shattered expectations Nov. 6 as both boys and girls brought home state championship trophies from Sun Willows Golf Course. The... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Blackhawks compete at state

PASCO – Three Cheney Blackhawks competed Saturday in the state cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course. In the boys, 5,000-meter race, senior Dylan Thornburg posted the... — Updated 11/11/2021


Cheney swimmers win district

KELSO – Blackhawk swimmers brought home the championship trophy from the district meet Saturday. Coach Jennifer Hochwalt. said several competitors set team records and many... — Updated 11/11/2021


Blackhawks dominate Pirates in final game of season

CHENEY – A chilly rain was blowing sideways through the stadium lights and onto the muddy field the night of Nov. 4 when the Cheney Blackhawks defeated the Rogers Pirates, 38-8.... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Lancers headed to state 2B volleyball tournament

SPANGLE – The Liberty Lancers girls volleyball team is headed to the Class 2B state volleyball tournament in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The local girls are seeded No. 13 and will... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Two Spangle runners compete at state

PASCO – One boy and one girl represented Spangle at the state cross country meet Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course. In the Class 2B boys 5,000-meter race, Liberty Lancer... — Updated 11/11/2021


Cardinal runners win district

CHEWELAH – Medical Lake cross country teams continue to fly as both boys and girls varsity won the district championship Oct. 30 at Chewelah Golf Course. The event was the most p... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cheney runners headed to state

CHENEY – Three Blackhawks cross country team members have qualified for the state meet Saturday in Pasco. Samantha Habegger is the only girl to qualify from Cheney. Luke Hurd and... — Updated 11/4/2021


Spangle's Widman, Hanegan qualify for state cross country

COLFAX – Liberty (Spangle) junior Angelina Widman has earned a spot on the startline of the state 1B/2B cross country meeting on Saturday in Pasco. Widman finished fifth in the... — Updated 11/4/2021


Sports Briefs

Blackhawks soccer to face Southridge CHENEY – The Cheney Blackhawks girls soccer team will host the Southridge (Kennewick) Sun in a loser-out game at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. The Blackhawks (8-8) are coming off a 6-0 loss to... — Updated 11/4/2021


Winless teams face off

CHENEY – The Blackhawks football team will wrap up the 2021 season at home Thursday night against the Rogers (Spokane) Pirates. Both the Blackhawks and Pirates are winless so far this season. Cheney (0-9) comes into the game... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    Sports

Former Ritzville woman lands athletics job at Eastern

CHENEY – A former Ritzville woman has found her calling at Eastern Washington University. Courtney Bilodeaux, 30, now of Cheney, has been named associate athletic director for... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    Sports

Jaenicke named Eastern assistant athletic director for communications

CHENEY-Monica Jaenicke was named assistant athletic director for communications for Eastern Washington University on Oct. 1. Jaenicke, 29, of Airway Heights, is the only woman... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cheney faces Ferris this Friday

CHENEY – The Cheney boys football team will look for its first win of the season this Friday, Oct. 29, as the Blackhawks (0-8) travel to Ferris to take on the Saxons (2-6).... — Updated 10/28/2021


Fairchild hosts Eagles wheelchair basketball team

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Tyler Hinshaw stretched his arms out defensively for Eastern Washington University to block a shot put up by Chief Master Sgt. Jake Vail. Eagles... — Updated 10/28/2021


Medical Lake Cross Country seniors

Medical Lake Seniors for the cross country team were celebrated on October 20 for their time with the team. Micaela Eberhardt, Grace Grubaugh, Sierra Harden, Katie Hiatt, Alison... — Updated 10/28/2021


Medical Lake runners overwhelm Deer Park and Colville

MEDICAL LAKE – Cardinal runners outpaced both Deer Park and Colville on Oct. 20, ensuring victories for the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams. "This marks our first... — Updated 10/28/2021


Scotties shoot down Cardinals, 63-0

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinals boys football team returns home Friday night, Oct. 22, for a Homecoming gridiron grudge match against the Newport Grizzlies (2-4). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Cardinals will crown a Homecoming king... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    Sports

Swimmers bring home medals

RICHLAND – Cheney swimmers brought home a few first-place finishes Oct. 16 from their first trip to the Class 3A Mid-Columbia Conference Championship Meet.   Freshman Lauren Howe and junior May Peterson paced the Blackhawks (5-1... — Updated 10/21/2021


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