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 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

EWU at Florida football opener canceled

CHENEY—The biggest scheduled “money” game between a FCS and FBS school in 2020 is no more. Eastern Washington football’s season opener at Florida was canceled Thursday after the Southeastern Conference announced its... — Updated 7/30/2020


WIAA creates fourth sports season

RENTON -- The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that several traditional fall sports will now be played in early spring in light of the continuing increased spread of the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 7/28/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Basin City bucks state's reopening denial

BASIN CITY -- Local cowboys are buckin' the state's rejection of reopening Franklin County as the Fourth of July approaches. Despite the state's rejection of Phase 2 reopening in the wake of the coronavirus, residents are planning... — Updated 6/23/2020

 By John McCallum    Sports

EWU looking at $2.1 million in athletic budget cuts

Editor's note: This story has been updated on May 13 at 11:01 a.m. to add "state appropriations" to Athletics Director Lynn Hickey's statement on the estimated loss of revenue sources. CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s... — Updated 5/13/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Palouse Falls, Potholes among places to reopen

KAHLOTUS - Washington State Parks has released a list of the parks that will be opening May 5 for outdoor recreation, provided visitors keep their distance. In Eastern Washington,... — Updated 5/2/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Hundreds protest state's boating, fishing ban

RICHLAND — Under the watchful eye of a city park ranger, hundreds of protesters from across Eastern Washington launched boats and filled Columbia Point Park today calling on Gov.... — Updated 4/21/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Public barred from entering state parks, Fish and Wildlife lands

OLYMPIA -- The state earlier today announced all publicly owned lands managed by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife are closed to the public. The closure will last at least two... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Medical Lake Tennis-a-thon fundraiser to occur without in-person event

MEDICAL LAKE—Medical Lake Parks and Recreation and the Medical Lake High School tennis program will still host its annual Tennis-A-Thon fundraiser this year. There just won’t be any tennis played. The fundraiser will be... — Updated 7/16/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

WIAA announces delay to start of fall sports practices

RENTON — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced Tuesday, July 7, that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed to Sept. 5 for football and Labor Day, Sept. 7 for all other fall sports.... — Updated 7/16/2020


Fish and Wildlife employees on furlough Friday

OLYMPIA — Most state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees will be furloughed Friday, July 17, to reduce agency expenses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The furlough day is the third of four planned — the fourth... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Trailblazer competition goes virtual - sort of

MEDICAL LAKE – While the bulk of this year’s Founder’s Day has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, at least one event has found a way to continue — albeit in a new format. Instead of... — Updated 6/11/2020


June 20 sprint boat race in St. John shifts to Sept. 26

ST. JOHN – Because of the restrictions placed on sporting events across the state of Washington due to COVID-19, the Webb’s Slough Jet Sprint race originally scheduled for Saturday, June 20 will move to Saturday, Sept. 26.... — Updated 6/11/2020


Federal agency: Athletes must compete as birth gender

OLYMPIA — A U.S. Department of Education ruling could effect scholastic sports in Washington's middle and high schools and colleges. In a ruling Thursday, May 28, the agency found that a Connecticut policy that allows athletes... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Jana Mathia    Sports

Sprint boat race rescheduled to fall

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racing has been postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus quarantine rules. Webb’s Slough announced its June 20 race date has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The sprint boat race course annually... — Updated 5/22/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Hennessey was in front lines of COVID-19 battle

Over the past dozen years, two former Eastern Washington University football players have gone to Italy to check out the world of European football. There was Craig McIntyre who... — Updated 4/30/2020


Eagles add trio of players to 2020-21 roster

CHENEY -- A trio of high school players from the Pacific Northwest will join the Eastern Washington University men's basketball program next fall when classes resume on the EWU campus in Cheney. They include All-State selection... — Updated 4/23/2020


Eight Eagles named honor society members

Eight seniors from the 2019 Eastern Washington University football team have been recognized by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) as members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The eight Eagles... — Updated 4/23/2020


EWU women's tennis announces addition of Scout Mathews

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University head women’s tennis coach Dustin Hinson has announced another addition to the 2020-21 roster in Scout Mathews. Mathews inked her National Letter of Intent on March 12, prior to the NCAA... — Updated 4/16/2020


Harrington golf course remains open for play

HARRINGTON - With available activities outside the home seemingly decreasing each day, golf remains a game that can be played without any close contact to anybody. As of press... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story


EWU's Peatling is Big Sky MVP

CHENEY — The hardware haul was large for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, but none bigger than the one senior Mason Peatling deservedly garnered.  Peatling capped a dominating run through the Big Sky... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Suspended Blackhawk coaches resign

CHENEY – Two Blackhawks boys basketball coaches placed on administrative leave in late January have resigned. According to a recent Cheney School District monthly personnel status form, boys’ basketball varsity head coach... — Updated 3/12/2020


Legans is Coach of the Year in the Big Sky

CHENEY — The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday, March 10, that third-year Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans had been named the conference’s Coach of the Year as a result of balloting by th... — Updated 3/12/2020


Peatling earns First Team Academic All-America honors

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University men’s basketball senior Mason Peatling has been selected as a first team Academic All-America selection by the College Sports... — Updated 3/12/2020


Medical Lake All-NEA Winter

Boys Basketball: Medical Lake landed two players, Nick Mason and Jordan Petersen on the First-Team All Northeast A League squad. “These two players helped shift a culture for... — Updated 3/12/2020


Eastern claims first outright 'Sky title since 2004

CHENEY — Eastern Washington made fellow Big Sky Conference coaches look good and the media not so much in the pool of experts. The Eagles broke away from a 59-all tie near the mid... — Updated 3/12/2020


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