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Annual Law Enforcement Rivarly Series Hockey Night this Saturday

The annual Law Enforcement Rivalry Series Hockey Night takes place this Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Game 1 pits Spokane Law Enforcement against the Tri-City Law Enforcement team in a benefit game,... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

O'Callaghan competes at state gymnastics

SAMMAMISH – Cheney High junior Lauren O'Callaghan represented the Blackhawks at 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics competition held Feb. 20-22 at Sammamish High School. O'Callaghan... — Updated 2/27/2020


'Only Fools Run at Midnight' registration is open

Medical Lake — Spring is on its way and so is the 42nd annual “Only Fools Run at Midnight” sponsored by the Medical Lake Lions Club takes place Saturday, April 4.  Proceeds to this event support the club’s Sight and... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

End of a season, end of an era for Cardinals

DEER PARK — Not only was Medical Lake’s 45-44 loss to Deer Park — AGAIN — on Feb. 21 agonizing in itself for all the what ifs, but the game that ultimately ended the... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Babcock earns third, fifth place finishes at state swim

FEDERAL WAY – Cheney swimmer Trae Babcock wrapped up his high school pool career with a pair of top-five performances at last weekend’s 2A state swimming meet at the King... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Stags continue mastery over Cardinals

If the Medical Lake girls’ basketball team has a deer in the headlights look lately there’s good reason. The Cardinals have faced the Deer Park Stags in three of their last... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Deer Park rallies past Medical Lake

MILLWOOD — The “rubber match” between the Medical Lake and Deer Park boys basketball game didn’t remotely resemble the regular season matchups when these two Northeast A... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Clarkston eliminates Lady Blackhawks from post season

CHENEY – The Lady Blackhawks 2019-2020 season came to an end last Friday afternoon in District 7 competition at University High School against a Clarkston team that might be... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks end season against Pullman

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys ended their season — both regular and post — against the same opponent last week: the Pullman Greyhounds. Cheney ended its season in the first round of District 7 play against the Greyhounds, losi... — Updated 2/20/2020


Sports Briefs

Moffett sets state record for points MEDICAL LAKE — Odessa’s Ryan Moffett set the all-time prep basketball state scoring record Saturday against Cusick. Moffett’s record is currently at 3,112, and counting. He has at least... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Five Cardinals advance to State

DEER PARK — Medical Lake scored a fifth-place team finish and will send five wrestlers to Mat Classic XXXII, the WIAA High School State Wrestling Championships Feb. 21 – 22 in... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Roger Harnack    Sports


CHENEY — The Blackhawks district champion wrestling team ran into tough Yakima Valley competition at regionals Saturday, finishing third overall in their home gymnasium. But two... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Rocking hats

A pair of fans appropriately attired with curling rock hats take in the action at the USA National Curling Championships women’s finals last Saturday, Feb. 15, between Team... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney knocks out Knights, ends losing streak

CHENEY – It took a while, but Blackhawks interim basketball head coach James Whiteley finally had his first varsity win — and a 10-game losing streak is ended. Cheney rallied... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Doing it for the love of the kids

MEDICAL LAKE - The two men are diametric opposites. The first is a one-armed, self-described liberal non-conformist hippy running coach, the other a retired Air Force chief master... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks finish fourth at districts

CLARKSTON – Buoyed by a pair of state-qualifying performances, the Cheney High School boys swimming team swam to a fourth-place finish overall at district competition between the Great Northern League and Central Washington... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Lady Cards lose in tiebreaker

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lady Cards went 1 for 4 in their final games of the regular season with a win against Newport before absorbing three losses, including a No. 1 seed tiebreaker a... — Updated 2/13/2020


Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College men’s basketball Thursday, Feb. 13, EWU vs. University of Idaho, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, EWU at Portland State, 7:05 p.m.... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Card boys win one, lose two

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal boys had a rough past week as they head into the end of the 2019-2020 season, winning a home game against Newport, then dropping the next two games to... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cardinal wrestling team takes third at districts

SPANGLE — The Medical Lake wrestling team missed the title in the Northeast A League at the district meet last weekend, settling instead for third after first-place Lakeside and... — Updated 2/13/2020


Cheney wrestlers take third at districts

DEER PARK — Cheney’s Jackson Showalter has patiently waited a year to get back on the Mat Classic stage. The 152-pound Blackhawk wrestler made his debut at the Class 2A state... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Lady Blackhawks upset Clarkston

CHENEY — The Lady Blackhawks basketball team finally notched a Great Northern League win against another team not called Pullman. Cheney hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the fir... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Eagles' gridiron rise chronicled in 'Taking Flight'

MILLWOOD – Seldom does someone get a chance to chronicle history from an up close and personal view. For over 12 years, former Cheney Free Press staff reporter Paul Delaney spent... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Lady Cards take out Deer Park

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lady Cards notched an exciting win on a last second clutch 3-pointer by Emily Munson to beat Deer Park (7-3, 13-5) before a home crowd Friday night 47-44 that e... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Unified approach

Cheney High School Unified Basketball player Adrienne Garza looks for a teammate to pass to during the Blackhawks game with Lakeside at a six-team tournament last Tuesday.... — Updated 2/6/2020


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