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(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 1, Eastern Washington at Clash of the Northwest at University of Idaho, 5 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 1,...

 

Eastern defense dominates in final preseason scrimmage

The defense set the tone early, and eventually held the offensive unit to 269 yards and just a pair of scores as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded preseason practices with a...

 

Eagles open with OT soccer win

Emma Vanderhyden's corner kick goal in the 95th minute of overtime gave Eastern Washington a 1-0 non-conference soccer victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home on Friday, Aug. 17, to open its...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 23, 2018

West Plains Chamber hears the best of Best

Let’s hope it does not happen anytime soon, particularly here in Cheney at Eastern Washington University, but if Aaron Best were to step away from football there’s a backup opportunity in his grasp. The Eagles second-year head football coach...

 

Eagles first scrimmage rewards both sides

There were victories on both sides of the ball, but 506 yards of offense stood out as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded its first two weeks of preseason practices with an...

 

Eastern volleyball opens Flores-Cloud era on road

After nearly two weeks of preseason training, a new era for Eastern Washington University volleyball under first-year head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud officially begins this week when preseason matches...

 

SWX will broadcast four Eastern games

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University football fans throughout the region will have four more opportunities to watch the Eagles on television this fall. SWX, the sister station of KHQ in Spokane, will begin the year by broadcasting...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Schedule of EWU Preseason Football Practices Thursday, Aug. 23 – No practice. Friday, Aug. 24 – 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 ...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 16, 2018

The colors of EWU football success

As was illustrated in a story in the 2015 Cheney Free Press Homecoming special section for Eastern Washington University, what the early Eagles - or Savages way back when - wore on the field used to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 16, 2018

Smoke, heat take toll on Fairways golf

As another round of acrid wildfire smoke settled across the region recently, the conditions have affected many outside activities. However, for The Fairways Golf Course on the West Plains, the smoke...

 

Players should be able to hug each other without judgement

While hanging out in the dugout during a July 29 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. laid his head on second baseman Ozzie Albies’ chest. And in the cuddle heard round the world, Albies didn’t move a...

 

FCS coaches tab Eagles at No. 7

Just eight votes separate the two Big Sky Conference rivals who will settle things on the field Oct. 13 in Ogden, Utah. But there is a great deal of football to be played in the weeks leading up to that showdown. Eastern is picked to win the Big Sky...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Schedule of EWU Preseason Football Practices Times and locations are tentative and subject to change. Practices usually last for two...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018

Hanks' Hall of Fame visit full of memories

Medical Lake’s Phoenix Hanks was not the recipient of a scholarship offered by the U.S. Army and awarded at ceremonies surrounding the 2018 inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend. The memories he took away from his time in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018

EWU soccer simply reloads for 2018 season

Life for Eastern Washington University soccer will carry on after Chloe Williams. Both head coach Chad Bodnar and the rest of the Big Sky Conference seem to agree on that for the two-time league...

 

Eagles are picked to defend 'Sky titles

The two-time defending Big Sky Conference champions were selected to defend their title, as the Eastern Washington University soccer team was picked to finish first in the Big Sky preseason soccer poll for the second-straight season, the conference...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    August 9, 2018

The saga of Ohio State's Urban Meyer mirrors life's challenges

I’ll admit, I’m not as much up to speed on the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State University as I should be, given that one of my many hats here at the Cheney Free Press is one of sports guru. Or more accurately, one of several gurus. Meyer, as...

 

Eagles ranked ninth nationally in STATS preseason poll

The Eastern Washington University football team has been ranked ninth in the STATS preseason top 25 poll announced Aug. 6. That poll, as well as a poll of coaches now conducted by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), will be released on...

 

Kurt Kramer added to Hall of Fame

Kurt Kraemer. the high-flying former Eastern Washington University All-America triple jumper will be among the 18th class of inductees into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2018. Kraemer was a four-time Big Sky Conference Champion...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Schedule of EWU Preseason Football Practices Times and locations are tentative and subject to change. Practices usually last for two...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018

Learning lacrosse

Mark Funkhouser of the Lacrosse Fanatic Camp instructs a session Aug. 3 at Roos Field. This is the fifth year for the camp that helps players fine tune their skills in this fast-growing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018

Battling for the ball

Tamarick Pierce (24) and Trevor Davis Jr. (41) had quite a battle for the ball during drills at an Aug. 6 practice for the Eastern Washington University football team. The Eagles will practice at the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Hurdles battle

Michael Burns, 75, and on the left, has a lead over Emil Pawlik, 79, in a 70-Over hurdles heat at the USATF National Masters Championships July 27 at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. The...

 

EWU camp opens; Gage Gubrud is honored

First practice is Aug. 5 The Eastern Washington University football team will begin practices for the 2018 season the first week of August on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney. Players will report on Thursday, Aug. 2 for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Here's to bars, beers, cocktail napkins and all the great ideas that emerge

I always knew that many ideas — possibly even a few good and some even great ones —are hatched over a beer or two or more? Problem is the bar napkins get wet, the ink runs and memories somehow fade unless somehow the voice texting is engaged on...

 

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