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 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Deer Park dominates

Medical Lake’s Owen Stevens (51) pursues Deer Park quarterback Chaz bird during action last Friday night. The visiting Stags played a dominating game, with Bird throwing for... — Updated 3/18/2021


Sports Briefs

Barriere claims more honors FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES CHENEY — For the first time in his career, Eric Barriere was rewarded as the STATS Perform National Offensive Player of the Week after helping rally the Eagles to a 46-42... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Eagles volleyball splits with Idaho

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University's volleyball team split their match up last week with Idaho, dropping a five-set heartbreaker on Friday but avenging the defeat 24 hours lat... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Soccer success leads Cheney sports action

CHENEY – The Blackhawks soccer program collected its first win as a 3A member of the Greater Spokane League to highlight local sports action over the past week. Cross country The Blackhawks are still looking for their first win... — Updated 3/18/2021


EWU finds success in Willamette Valley

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Parker Bowden highlighted Eastern Washington University performances at the PNW Team Clash hosted by Oregon State University on Saturday, March 13.  A senior from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley,... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake cross country rolls in opener

MEDICAL LAKE — Medical Lake head cross country coach Gene Blankenship went into his team’s first Northeast A League meet March 13 at Deer Park with many unanswered questions. After his boys and girls teams came away each with a... — Updated 3/18/2021


Morgan earns Big Sky Offensive player award

After scoring two goals and tallying an assist for five points over the weekend, Eastern Washington University soccer player Maddie Morgan has earned the Big Sky Conference... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Eagles' soccer sweeps Portland State

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s women’s soccer team notched their first and second Big Sky Conference wins this past weekend with a sweep of visiting Portland State. The Eagles knocked off the Vikings by identical... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eagles win thriller over Bengals

POCATELLO, Idaho — The Idaho State Bengals have to be excited that the next time they meet Eastern Washington that Eric Barriere and Andrew Boston will not be across the line of scrimmage. That combination of quarterback and wide... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eastern earns third NCAA Tournament trip

BOISE, Idaho — Combine three solid defensive efforts with offense in just the right doses and Eastern Washington emerged from the Idaho Central Arena in Boise as the 2021 Big Sky... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming rights to field inside Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Rusty Eagles drop two at Sac State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Eastern Washington University’s volleyball team likely showed the effects of a two-week layoff in their first match at Sacramento State last Saturday, dropping the March 6 showdown in three straight sets.... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

EWU women exit 'Sky tournament

BOISE — There’s a familiar suspect that can be easily identified as the post-season’s public enemy No. 1 of the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team: Portland State. For the fourth time in as many years the Vikings... — Updated 3/11/2021


West Plains Sports Schedules

Cross country March 13 Medical Lake at Riverside, Deer Park Riverside 11 a.m. March 13 Cheney hosts Mt. Spokane, North Central Salnave Park 1 p.m. March 17 Cheney hosts Mead, University Salnave Park 4 p.m. Football March 12 Cheney... — Updated 3/11/2021


Barsness scores on fumble, interception

In last week’s story on Cheney High School football’s win over University the player scoring touchdowns on defense was incorrectly reported. Senior Karl Barsness returned a Titans fumble for a touchdown early in the second... — Updated 3/11/2021


EWU's Burnham named top freshman

FARMINGTON, Utah – The 2021 Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year is an Eastern Washington Eagle. Maisie Burnham, who was also an All-Big Sky Honorable Mention selection, is just the fifth EWU women’s basketball player in... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Medical Lake ready for spring CC season

MEDICAL LAKE — In years gone by Medical Lake head cross country coach Gene Blankenship might have gotten himself in trouble with a haughty boast on how his team would fare in the coming months. “Normally I could tell you the... — Updated 3/11/2021


Tanner Groves named Big Sky MVP

Spokane’s Shadle Park grad, junior Tanner Groves becomes yet another Eastern Eagle to be named Big Sky Conference MVP announced March 8. Groves becomes the second Eagle in a row to win and fourth in the last five seasons after Ma... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Lessons to be learned from trip to Colville

MEDICAL LAKE — A variety of standpoints made the Medical Lake Cardinal football team’s first game of the 2021 spring schedule hardly an envious task. For starters the contest was on the road at perennial Northeast A League... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Eastern men split with ISU, lose top seed

CHENEY — If Eastern Washington didn’t have to do things the hard way it just might not be the same. So that might be the approach the Eagles take as they pursue the Big Sky Conf... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks teams swing into full action

CHENEY – All Blackhawks Season 1 teams – fall sports – were in action last week, some for the first time since fall 2019. Cross country The boys and girls traveled to Central... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Barrierre returns to form in 45-13 win over NAU

CHENEY - Maybe Eric Barriere also caught that notion expressed on broadcast of Eastern Washington's opening week spring football loss to Idaho: That the defenses were ahead of the... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks defense offensive to Titans

SPOKANE VALLEY – It may not have been technically clean, but last Saturday's long-awaited season-opener for the Cheney High School football team was sure entertaining. Playing... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks win pair in volleyball

CHENEY – The high school volleyball program finally earned its first match win since returning to the 3A classification. The Blackhawks overcame a 25-21 loss in the first game at Lewis and Clark by rallying to win the next... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Idaho scores late to top Eastern in Moscow

MOSCOW, Idaho - Eastern Washington scored early, but the University of Idaho got its points when things mattered the most to claim a 28-21 Big Sky Conference spring season football... — Updated 3/4/2021


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