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EWU's Larry Still breaks own record, receives honors

After a record-breaking showing at the Sam Adams Classic last Saturday (Mar. 23), senior Larry Still was honored as the Big Sky Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Monday (Mar. 25). Still earned first place...

 

EWU soccer welcomes new assistant coach

Eastern Washington University head soccer coach Chad Bodnar has announced the addition of Mackenzie German to his staff on March 21. German brings several years of high-level playing and coaching experience to Cheney and completes Bodnar’s staff...

 

After short off-season, Eagles return to Roos on April 2

The 2019 season began just as the extended 2018 season ended on Jan. 5 at the NCAA Division I Championship Game in Frisco, Texas. Following the all-important winter conditioning and strength training workouts which concluded in mid-March, the...

 

Cheney High alums in the headlines

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor Cheney High School graduate Rylie Pease set a Princeton University javelin record as the Tigers began their 2019 outdoor season at the University of North Florida on March 20. According to a news release, Pease, a...

 

Eagle men fall in Big Sky title game

The run by the Eagles ran out of magic. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team fell short its bid to advance to the NCAA Tournament by falling to Montana 68-62 on Saturday, March 16...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 21, 2019

Blackhawks sweep Ephrata in season opener

Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Not that local high schools’ sports teams are experiencing desperate times, but with snow blanketing most playing surfaces, unusual measures have been required to get some competition going. S...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    March 21, 2019

Don't let sports get in the way of academics or civics

So, I was cruising the Internet and came across a 2013 article from The Atlantic magazine, “The case against high school sports.” Search for it, it’s a valuable read. We are regularly told that sports are good for young people. It teaches...

 

Eastern Washington women's bid for NCAA comes up short

A historic tournament run for the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team came to a heartbreaking end in the Big Sky Conference championship game on March 15. The No. 6 Eagles fell to No. 4 Portland State in the final four seconds by...

 

Eastern Washington men's tennis sweeps Seattle University

In a bounce-back victory, the Eastern Washington University men’s tennis team defeated Seattle University by a score of a 7-0 today (March 16) in Seattle, Wash. With the win, the Eagles improve to...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Tennis Men Tuesday, March 26, EWU at San Diego State, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, EWU at UC Irvine, TBA Women Sunday, March 24, EWU at UC Irvine, 11...

 

Eastern women and men tennis earn victories

The Eastern Washington University women’s tennis team competed against Big Sky Conference opponent, Portland State, on March 17 in Portland, Ore., cruising to a 6-1 victory over the Vikings. The Eag...

 

Going the distance

The Eastern Washington University track and field team started the season at the Buc Scoring Meet in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, March 16, with the women leaving the meet with eight first-place finishes while the men finished with eight as...

 

Medical Lake 2018-19 Winter All-NEA

Six Medical Lake High School athletes were honored for their athleticism in the Northeast League during the winter sports season. Those athletes are: Boys basketball Alex Stith Senior Second Team ...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    March 14, 2019

Snowbound: Spring sports training challenges

Training for spring sports normally has its challenges, but when winter decides to show up several weeks late, then hang on indefinitely, it can make for some adaptations by coaches and their teams....

 

Keeping watch on student athletes' mental health

Last week, the family of U.S. women’s pursuit team cyclist and 2016 Olympic Games silver medalist Kelly Catlin announced that she had passed away at age 23. The cause of death? Suicide. Unfortunately, Catlin’s situation is not unique. British...

 

EWU's wheelchair basketball team take on tournament competition

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter The summer before Liam Doloughan’s senior year of high school, he was running along a trail on a cross-country trip. About three miles out, an excruciating pain in...

 

Violet Kapri Morrow named to second team; Grace Kirscher earns honorable mention

A trio of Eastern Washington University women’s basketball players have earned All-Big Sky honors, as announced by the conference on Monday (March 11). Junior Uriah Howard earned the program’s first-ever Top-Reserve of the Year award while...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Basketball Men Thursday, March 14, EWU vs Montana State or Idaho at quarter finals of Big Sky Conference Championship, Boise, Idaho, 7 p.m....

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    March 7, 2019

ML girls close season with fifth place

The Medical Lake girls arrived home after four days of state playoff games at the Hardwood Classic at the Yakima SunDome, bringing with them a fifth place title for the second year in a row after...

 

Cheney 2018-19 Winter All-GNL

Cheney High School landed 11 winter sports athletes on various All-Great Northern League teams, as announced by school officials on Feb. 26. Those athletes are: Boys basketball Devin Cook Senior...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 7, 2019

The best women's college basketball program is in ... Four Lakes? Really?

Finding a Crunch Time topic during the between-season periods is often a challenge. It may not seem like we’re between seasons, with college basketball heating up as March Madness approaches, but here at the Free Press, our calendar pretty much...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 7, 2019

Coaching Blackhawks baseball is an alumni's dream come true

For many coaches, being able to coach at their alma mater amounts to a dream job. Rob Beamer is now living that dream. The Cheney High School alumnus was tabbed to head up the Blackhawks baseball program late in 2018. He takes over managing the...

 

Bye up for grabs for Eagles men on the road

The next two games will solve the puzzle. With a bye still well within reach for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, the Eagles play their final two regular season games on the road this week on today at Idaho State, and...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Basketball Men Thursday, March 7, EWU at Idaho State, 6:05 p.m. Friday, March 9, EWU at Weber State, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, EWU at round...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    February 28, 2019

Medical Lake girls advance to state playoffs

The Medical Lake girls moved ahead in post-season play in a low scoring, defensive 42-31 road victory against King’s Way Knights Friday at West Valley High School. But the beginning of the game...

 

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