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 By John McCallum    Sports 

Cheney wrestlers earn district titles

CHENEY - A pair of Blackhawks wrestlers, Jackson Showalter and Dylan Straley, earned Greater Spokane League titles at the district championship meet June 9. Also wrapping up the reg... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Paul Delaney    Sports 

Medical Lake girls have perfect week

MEDICAL LAKE - There are a lot of reasons both good and bad that will make the 2021 Northeast A League basketball season memorable for the Medical Lake girls. On the positive side... — Updated 6/17/2021


Parker Bowden will compete in Olympic Trials

Eastern Washington University track and field standout Parker Bowden has received and accepted an invitation to compete on Friday, June 25, at the United States Olympic Team Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Although... — Updated 6/17/2021


Women's Basketball welcomes two to 2021-22 roster

Eastern Washington University women’s basketball head coach Joddie Gleason has announced the first two members of her recruiting class in Jacinta Buckley and Jaleesa Lawrence. Lawrence joins the Eagles as a true freshman from... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By John McCallum    Sports

Blackhawks Unified team holds first track and field meet

CHENEY - The Blackhawks Unified Sports team held its first ever track and field competition under sun-drenched skies and temperatures in the 90s last Thursday, June 3. Cheney... — Updated 6/11/2021

 By John McCallum    Sports

Cheney softball showing competitive streak

CHENEY — The Lady Blackhawks slow pitch softball team continued its success in its Greater Spokane League inaugural season, winning three of four games over the past week to stay in the middle of the pack. Cheney is currently... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Wang scores come-from-behind Lilac victory

WEST TERRACE — The winds that had blown heartily and in all directions most of the weekend at the Fairways Golf Course during the 57th edition of the Lilac City Invitational... — Updated 6/10/2021


Anglers can fish for free June 12-13

OLYMPIA — Anglers across Washington will be able to fish without a license on the state’s lakes, rivers, and marine waters during this year’s annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 12 and 13. Residents and non-residents can fi... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Cardinal girls are even for the week

MEDICAL LAKE — League leading Freeman got untracked in the second quarter on the way to 43-30 Northeast A League girls basketball road victory June 2. The Cardinals salvaged a split with a 48-34 win, June 5, at home against... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Second-half slumps cost ML boys

MEDICAL LAKE — The inability to put together four quarters of basketball meant a winless week in Northeast A League play for the Medical Lake boys basketball team. Freeman used a 20-8 third quarter surge to erase a 30-26 Medical... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Mennonite cyclists riding cross-country

TEKOA – A Mennonite cycling group crossing the U.S. to race awareness for climate action rode out of the state on Saturday, June 5, after spending the last several days in... — Updated 6/10/2021


Eagles hand out track awards

After a season highlighted by a qualifier to the finals of the NCAA Championships and the shattering of a school record, the Eastern Washington University track and field program handed out 2020-21 team awards June 2. A total of... — Updated 6/10/2021


Barriere, Smith, Harrison earn MVP awards for Eagles

Six Eastern Washington University football players — as well as the entire team — have been given honors for their performances during the 2020-21 football season. For the second-straight year, the Offensive MVP was... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Big shoes needing filling

CHENEY - Dave Cook, Eastern Washington University's long-time sports information director, announced through a personal email message on Tuesday, June 1 that he will retire... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By John McCallum    Sports

Cheney High teams enter Season 3 competition

CHENEY — It may seem strange to be reading about basketball, wrestling and gymnastics when it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside rather than 20 degrees and snowy, but such is the high school sports world of Covid-19. With that,... — Updated 6/3/2021


Sports Brief

Fossen advances to NCAA championships in pole vault For the first time since 2014, a female athlete will be competing for Eastern Washington University at the finals of the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Senior... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake girls have 2-2 week

MEDICAL LAKE — Wins at the beginning and end of the week gave the Medical Lake girls’ basketball team a split in a very busy stretch of Northeast A League games. The Cardinals began with a 49-39 victory at Lakeside May 24, foll... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake boys win 3 of 4

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake boys completed their week with a 3-1 record in Northeast A League play with road wins 57-50 over Lakeside, May 24, Deer Park 53-52, May 26 and May 29 at home against Newport, 63-61. Medical Lake... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Defending Lilac champ in field

CHENEY - Defending champion Jamie Hall from Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle is returning to defend his Lilac City Invitational title at the Fairways Golf Course, perhaps with... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake girls rolls past Newport, 65-23

MEDICAL LAKE — They had not played in well over a year and lost the last vestiges of a core of players who brought notable success. But featuring just a handful of players with varsity experience, the Medical Lake girls began... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake wrestlers tops Deer Park

MEDICAL LAKE — When it comes to wrestling in the Northeast A League the competition hardly gets bigger than those Goliaths from Deer Park. When Medical Lake opened its spring 2021 season against the Stags and came away with a dra... — Updated 5/27/2021


Cardinal boys drop opener

Despite a game-high 16 points from Oscar Harris the Medical Lake boys lost their spring season Northeast A League opening game on the road to Newport 56-50 May 19. The Cardinals trailed after one quarter 15-11, cut it to 23-22 at... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

New EWU women's b-ball coach named

CHENEY - Eastern Washington has reached across the Cascades to find its new head women's basketball coach. Eagles athletics director Lynn Hickey announced May 21 that Seattle... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By John McCallum    Sports

Rieckmann wins GSL titles in sprints, javelin

CHENEY - Senior Ryan Rieckmann swept to wins in all three of his track and field events while the Blackhawks baseball team ensured it wouldn't have to wait until next year to earn... — Updated 5/22/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Lilac City Invite back at Fairways June 4-6

WEST TERRACE - The Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament is back at The Fairways Golf Course June 4-6. Albeit one day shorter than most previous editions of one of the region's... — Updated 5/20/2021


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