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FASTPITCH SOFTBALL: Blackhawks season wrap-up Cheney Fastpitch softball was eliminated in the second round of the district tournament and finished the season with a 9-12 record after a fifth-place finish in league at 9-8.  Head... — Updated 5/25/2023


Lancers make a run in tournament

SPOKANE – Fast bats and stout defense moved the Liberty Lancers through the first two games of the 2B Bi-County District Tournament on May 20 at Merkel Sports Complex. Finishing... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney qualifies multiple athletes for state track

Cheney efforts at last weekend’s District 8 3A track and field championships brought both notable accomplishments and near misses in the Tri-Cities heat. “Joy (Assonken) and Shauna (Elliott) winning,” were some pleasant... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals qualify four to state 1A

There’s a longer than usual road trip coming for some members of the Medical Lake track and field team following their performances at District 7 championships last week at Riverside High School in Chattaroy. For the past 25... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals sign college letters-of-intent

Medical Lake High School showcased one of its largest groups of letter-of-intent signees in recent memory as seven seniors officially announced May 18 where they would attend college this fall. Seven Cardinals, including members... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cannons appear loaded

Over the past couple of years, the Spokane Cannons AAA Senior American Legion baseball team has been inching its way towards a lofty goal. Winning a state title at the premiere... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal golfers play Kalispel

MEDICAL LAKE — Three Cardinal golfers participated in a unique opportunity to play one of the region’s most revered and iconic courses in the Spokane Area High School Golf Championship at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club on M... — Updated 5/19/2023


Sports Briefs

Medical Lake ousted in playoffs MEDICAL LAKE - The Cardinal soccer season came to an end at the hands – well feet – of a familiar foe in the Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) Eagles... — Updated 5/19/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals crash on road to state

SPOKANE - Medical Lake's Taylor Oliver authored the Cardinals' third no hitter of 2023, May 9 against Lakeside in the District 7 playoffs at Whitworth University. But like other con... — Updated 5/19/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Blackhawks baseball season ends

SPOKANE — Sports success is sometimes described as a formula consisting of one part skill and one part luck, wrapped up in a neat package of talent. “You know the bats just weren’t there,” Coach Bob Beamer said of... — Updated 5/19/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney track eyes regional, state meets

SPOKANE VALLEY - Competition at the Sub-District track meet at Central Valley High School last week left Cheney track and field Coach Derek Slaughter with a great deal of... — Updated 5/19/2023


Chinook season opens on the Snake

KAHLOTUS – The Snake River spring Chinook salmon fishing season is open. Below Little Goose Dam, fisherman can catch Chinook on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Below Ice Harbor Dam, the salmon fisher is open on Wednedays and... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals focus on landing state track berths

MEDICAL LAKE – Cardinals track Coach Gene Blankenship approached this season with caution. "You know, we're down in numbers," Blankenship said in assessing his teams at the start... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal girls golf their way to state

LIBERTY LAKE – Following play in district competition May 8 at MeadowWood golf course in Liberty Lake, the Medical Lake girls golf team will send two players to the state tournament in Chehalis. Kali Rowe finished the tournament... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney baseball opens playoffs with win

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys baseball team continued its late-season surge going on the road May 6 at Walla Walla, beating the Blue Devils, 5-1, in an opening-round playoff game. Walla Walla was the No. 3 seed out of the... — Updated 5/12/2023


High School Sports Briefs

JV golfers finally get to compete CHENEY – A season-worth of hard work and dedication by Cheney High School's junior varsity golfers was rewarded with their finally being able to... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinals extend baseball season

MEDICAL LAKE -- It was a pretty good week for Austin Sharp and his Medical Lake baseball team. The Cardinals finished 1-1-1, yes, that’s IS a tie, and played their way into what could be an extended post-season. Oh, by-the-way,... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cardinal boys tennis co-champs

MEDICAL LAKE – The boys tennis team's 3-2 win over Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) earned the Cardinals a share of the Northeast A League regular 2023 season championship. The... — Updated 5/12/2023


Boni joins Eagles from San Jose St.

CHENEY — A Spokane Valley woman is returning to the area to play women’s basketball for Eastern Washington University. Ellie Boni is transferring from San Jose State, Eastern women’s coach Joddie Gleason said earlier this... — Updated 5/12/2023


Medical Lake Track Senior Day

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Kyman to play for Eastern

Cheney Free Press CHENEY — Jake Kyman, a transfer from Wyoming who also played at UCLA, has committed to the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team for the 2023-24 season, as announced by head coach David Riley... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney girls headed to playoffs

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls fastpitch softball team concluded Greater Spokane League play last week with a win over Gonzaga Prep. The victory ended a three-game losing streak and propelled the Blackhawks into post-season play.... — Updated 5/12/2023

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Cheney track eyes districts, regionals

CHENEY – The Blackhawks track and field team might use the boost it got from winning their final Greater Spokane League meets to travel the road the next several weeks to the state championships. The Blackhawks traveled to... — Updated 5/12/2023


Defense Holds off Aerial Assault

CHENEY – What started as a high powered offensive aerial assault, was slowed to a stop as the Eagle defense was able to stand strong and win the annual Red/White Spring scrimmage... — Updated 5/5/2023


High School Sports Briefs

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL: Blackhawks close out regular season Three more regular season Greater Spokane League games remained for Cheney fast pitch softball before playoffs. Last week Cheney went 1-2, beating Ridgeline 14-4 and then losi... — Updated 5/5/2023


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