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Blackhawks edge Shadle Park in thriller at Roos

Quarterback Alex Long threw five touchdown passes, four to senior wide receiver Luke Martin, and Cheney ran up 430 yards in total offense as the Blackhawks outlasted visiting Greater Spokane League...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Eastern preps for ground-pounding Cal-Poly

Stung by the 524 passing yards of Washington State's "Air Raid" offense in the Cougars' 59-24 nonconference football win over Eastern Washington last Saturday in Pullman, this week the Eagles need to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

ML volleyball losing streak comes to end

Medical Lake head volleyball coach Todd Harr can check off yet another preseason goal for his team. A 3-1 win over visiting Newport last Thursday, Sept. 13, ended a winless streak in Northeast A League play dating back to Oct. 27, 2015, a string of...

 

Blackhawk boys down West Valley with largest victory margin

The Cheney High School boys cross country team got its Great Northern League schedule off to a good start with a 25-34 win over West Valley at Millwood Meadows last Wednesday. A young Blackhawk girls squad fell to the host Eagles in their...

 

Cheney softball puts the student with the athlete

Short column this time around, and for good reason. This Crunch Time is designed to highlight one of the good aspects of amateur sports. We call them student-athletes, not athletic-students. There’s a reason for that — namely the student part...

 

Blackhawk swimmers beat Ellensburg 98-72

The Cheney Blackhawks girls swimming team had an excellent showing at their Sept. 15 meet, overtaking the Ellensburg Bulldogs 98-72 and notching five first-place finishes. The team relied on some heavy hitters to dominate both 200-yard relays, with...

 

Lady Blackhawks volleyball gaining ground after pair of wins

The Lady Blackhawks volleyball team started the week slow with a 3-0 loss to Pullman but rallied in the following days, taking the edge over Clarkston 3-2 in their Sept. 13 Great Northern League match at home and conquering Rogers 3-0 in a...

 

Lady Blackhawks overcome Pullman, fall to Clarkston

In a physical fight to the finish with Clarkston Sept. 14, the Lady Blackhawks lost 1-0 in a shootout despite dominating the game with more than 80 percent possession. The team’s defense was on-point as it has been all season, only giving up three...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Friday, Sept. 28, EWU at Montana Invitational, Missoula, 4 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 22, EWU hosts Cal Poly, 1:05 p.m....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Medical Lake still not able to finish in 21-7 Lakeside loss

A basic math lesson shows that a high school football game is 48 minutes long. Perhaps that’s the drill Medical Lake head football coach Jeremy Bahr needs to impart this week — along with the traditional Xs and Os — to help put an end to his...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Shorthanded Cards fare well at Seaport

Medical Lake’s boy and girls cross country teams got some stellar efforts last Saturday at the Seaport Classic in Clarkston, Wash. Running against a field of a number of bigger schools, the Cardinal boys repeated their 2017 runner-up finish to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Farmen, Oliver fuel Cards' soccer win

As predicted, senior defender Jaxyn Farmen was going to find a role in the offense for her Medical Lake girls soccer team. And it was Farmen who provided all the goals in the Cardinals lone win last week, a 3-2 victory over Newport on Sept. 13 in a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Eastern opens new hockey season vs. Idaho

After a half-dozen seasons of playing against teams that few fans knew, and one’s that because of a talent gap routinely roughed up Eastern Washington University’s feathers, the Eagles are back in familiar territory for the school’s hockey...

 

Eagles, Cougs go at it in Pullman

Eastern Washington returns to the scene of the crime - their theft of perhaps the biggest football win in program history - Saturday, shooting to make it two stunners in a row over Washington State...

 

Blackhawks down Rogers for special win

Cheney High football fans at Albi Stadium last Thursday got a taste of the true power of special teams to make an impact in a football game. After fumbles created some early adversity for the Blackhawks against Rogers High School, it was a pair of...

 

It never gets old watching Kupp on the field

Finally, I had a reason to tune into Monday Night Football and it was nothing more complex than the opportunity to watch Cooper Kupp on one side and John Gruden on the other. Kupp’s Rams prevailed over Gruden’s Raiders 33-13 in the...

 

Blackhawks runners split up for first CC competition

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor Cheney High’s boys and girls cross country squads made their 2018 debuts last Saturday — albeit in different locations about 105 miles apart. The Blackhawk girls had the farthest to travel, competing in the Moses...

 

Blackhawks smash East Valley, come up short against other rivals

East Valley showed off an impressive repertoire of tricks and fancy footwork in the Sept. 6 game against Cheney, but it was no match for the Blackhawks' rock-solid defense, allowing the Blackhawks to...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 14, Eastern Washington at Cougar Classic (Colfax Golf Club), 5:15 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 15, EWU at...

 

Medical Lake has impressive Highlander Invite finishes

Medical Lake's defending 1A boys cross country state champions got a preliminary glimpse at the Highlander Invitational last Saturday of how things might look as they seek to add another trophy to...

 

Cards volleyball finishes week strong

Nothing like testing one’s self right at the start. That’s what the Medical Lake volleyball team did last week as they jumped into the deep end of the Northeast A League pool and faced perennial power Lakeside in Suncrest, losing in straight...

 

Medical Lake falls late at Okanogan

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The football competition seems to be getting tougher, yet the Medical Lake Cardinals have shown they can hold their own. Their losing streak now dates back to the beginning of the 2016 season and sits at 20 games...

 

Sports Briefs

TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY Cheney’s Spakousky signed by EWU The Eastern Washington University track and field team has added 15 new high school athletes and three junior college transfers to their roster for the 2018-19 season. Twelve female and nine...

 

Ending the wrong kind of streak

That didn’t take long. Led by two touchdown passes from quarterback Alex Long and the stout defense of linebacker Jacob McGourin, the Cheney Blackhawks football team put an end to their 12-game losing streak with a 27-22 win over visiting Colville...

 

Medical Lake drops football opener to St. Maries

If there were pluses that could be extracted out of Medical Lake's 42-20 opening week football loss to the St. Maries, Idaho Lumberjacks in a game played at Holliday Field, consider these. The...

 

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