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State seeks input on Columbia Basin Wildlife Area

OTHELLO – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input on a draft management plan for the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Adams and Grant counties. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 17. The plan will... — Updated 10/21/2021


Sports Briefs

A win gets Blackhawks in CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls slowpitch softball team only needs one more win to make the state tournament. The Cheney girls will play Mount Spokane at 3 p.m. at home for that state berth opporrunity.... — 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


Cheney Falls to Ridgeline

CHENEY – High school football fans were treated to a defensive struggle when the Blackhawks Varsity football team battled the Ridgeline Falcons on October 8, with the Falcons... — Updated 10/14/2021


Eastern Sports Brief

Eastern women compete in golf TACOMA – The Eagles' women's golf team were tied for 18th place after shooting 637 strokes in two rounds Monday, Oct. 11, at the Pat Lesser Harbottl... — Updated 10/14/2021


Cardinals Outrun Freeman

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinal Varsity cross country team are both undefeated in league events after the girls and boys teams both beat Freeman in Medical Lake on October 6 said coac... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Cheney harriers compete in Richland

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys junior and senior cross country team finished inside the Top 10 of the 52nd annual Max Jensen Richland Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. Meanwhile, th... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Blackhawks, Cardinals girls struggle

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls volleyball team dropped was swept in nine straight sets over the last week, losing games to Mount Spokane, Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley. Cheney... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Bill Stevenson    Sports

St. John-Endicott schools go silent for two weeks

ST. JOHN – Desks sit empty and the gymnasiums are silent as students in the St. John-Endicott School District stay home in quarantine. The district closed the schools Oct. 1 and... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Blackhawks boys take fourth in Battle for the 509

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys took fourth-place in the fourth Battle for the 509 cross country meet Saturday, Oct. 2, at Fairways Golf Course. The boys finished with 187 points, be... — Updated 10/7/2021


Cardinals cross country teams best opponents

SPOKANE – The Medical Lake cross country boys and girls teams ran to victory over Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) and Riverside (Chattaroy) in the first league meet of the season for... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan blows by Medical Lake, 7-1

MEDICAL LAKE-The Reardan girls soccer team capped off an improved non-league schedule with a convincing 7-1 victory over the Medical Lake Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 4. Reardan... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Schools fall in gridiron matchups

CHENEY – The two high school boys football teams on the West Plains both lost Friday night, Oct. 1. The Mead Panthers rolled over the Blackhawks, 44-0, in Cheney in a Greater Spok... — Updated 10/7/2021


Eastern Eagles overpower Grizzlies

CHENEY – College football fans were treated to a rivalry matchup on Oct. 2 when the Eastern Washington Eagles came from behind to top the visiting Montana Grizzlies late in the ga... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story


Sports Briefs

Cheney swimmers top Kennewick, Walla Walla CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls swim and dive team faced off against Kennewick and Walla Walla on Sept. 28. Cheney defeated both. Cheney topped Kennewick, 93-83, and Walla Walla, 91-89, Bl... — Updated 10/7/2021


Eastern women finish third

ANACONDA, Mont. – The Eastern Washington University golf team finished the Battle at the Old Works golf tournament in third place Tuesday, Sept. 28. The team shot 948 strokes in... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Dean Henrich    Sports

Cheney Blackhawks fall to West Valley Eagles

MILLWOOD – The Cheney Blackhawks varsity football team lost their away game against the West Valley Eagles, 17-0, of Friday, Sept. 24. Craig Whitney is in his 17th season as West... — Updated 9/30/2021


Medical Lake baseball program looking ahead to next spring

MEDICAL LAKE – Medical Lake Baseball Head Coach Austin Sharp was awarded coach of the year and the end of last season, with the team taking a lot of awards as well. With this... — Updated 9/30/2021


Medical Lake runners win Division 3 in Portland

PORTLAND – Medical Lake varsity girls and boys cross country teams continue to run strong as both teams won first place in Division 3 during the Sept. 25 Nike Portland XC 2021... — Updated 9/30/2021


Three to one

Cardinal OS Sophie Salinas-Sanders spikes the ball scoring a point against Colville on Sept. 23. Medical Lake beat Colville 3-1 improving the team’s overall record to 3 wins and... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Scott Davis    Sports

Cheney soccer beats CV Bears

CHENEY -- The Cheney soccer team won a dazzling 3-2 shootout victory at home on Monday evening against the Central Valley Bears. The first half of the game started strong for the visiting team as CV’s Zoe Crockett hammered in a... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gonzaga Prep dominates Cheney

SPOKANE – It was all Bullpups. A bad snap on the first play from scrimmage cost the visiting Blackhawks 13 yards and set the tone for Friday night's game as Gonzaga Prep rolled... — Updated 9/23/2021


Chronic Wasting Disease a concern as hunting season begins

CHENEY – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting an intensive surveillance program to monitor possible cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in regional populations of deer, elk, moose, etc. The monitoring program... — Updated 9/23/2021


Victory is Medical Lake's first since 2018

PRIEST RIVER, Idaho – The Medical Lake boys football team opened the season strong Sept. 3, winning 28-0 against the Priest River Spartans. The team relied heavily on the rushing... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Scott Davis    Sports

Cheney boy headed for bass fishing nationals

CHENEY – A local boy is among the best bass fishermen in the nation. Mason Bridges, a Cheney Middle School eighth-grader, is headed for the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship... — Updated 9/9/2021


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