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Media polls: EWU selected No. 1 in Big Sky

The Eagles proved the prognosticators right in 2018, so they’ll try to do the same thing again in 2019. For the second-straight year, the Eastern Washington University football team has been picked to win the 2019 league title by both the coaches...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) Baseball American Legion AAA Thursday, July 18, Cannons vs. Bandits, District playoffs, loser-out, Shadle Park High School, 5 p.m. Friday, July 19, Cannons vs....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 11, 2019

Storm FC going to national girls soccer finals

Cheney’s U19 girls’ soccer team found out that there is truth in the old adage “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” The FC Storm finished about as strong as a team could at...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 11, 2019

AL Cannons Seniors go 3 for 7 in past weeks play

The American Legion AAA Cannon Seniors added three more wins to their record in the past weeks play. Cannons vs. Spokane Bandits They started with two league wins in a doubleheader play on Monday,...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) American Legion AAA Thursday – Sunday, July 11 – 14, Cannons at Whitefish Tournament, Whitefish, Mont., times vary. Wednesday, July 17, Cannons vs. Prairie...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    Sports    July 11, 2019

Women's soccer team making history in more ways than one

I went out to dinner last week with a friend who had a hot take on the U.S. women’s soccer team’s recent World Cup win that was simultaneously hilarious and sad. After ordering our food, she looked up from her Bloody Mary and said, “It’s inte...

 

EWU's Leslie Flores-Cloud's first volleyball recruiting class

Eastern Washington University volleyball head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud and her staff hit the recruiting trail hard and it paid off, as the Eagles welcome 10 new additions to the 2019 roster, it was...

 

EWU basketball, football standouts honored

Violet Kapri Morrow, a 1,000-point basketball scorer, and Roldan Alcobendas, a 300-point football kicker, have been selected as Eastern Washington University's recipients of the Big Sky Conference...

 

20th Annual Medical Lake Tennis-a-Thon on tap next week

The Medical Lake’s 24-hour-long Tennis-a-Thon will be holding its 22th annual event beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 17, and running through noon the following day at the Medical Lake High School tennis courts. The event includes lessons for...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake Post 196 drops two more in non-league play

American Legion AA league Medical Lake Post 196 dropped two more games in doubleheader action at home against Northern Lakes on Thursday, June 27. “We were only able to scatter a few hits,” head c...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

Barsness, Cheevers make all-conference teams

Two former Cheney and Medical Lake athletes received league and team awards as members of the Wenatchee Valley College fastpitch softball team after the recently concluded season. Former Lady Blackhaw...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

At least it's getting out and playing

I’m probably one of a handful of people in this region who doesn’t give a crap about Hoopfest. It’s hard for me to see the excitement over what is essentially a commercialized, expanded version of pickup basketball — the kind you use to play...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

AAA Cannons drop two more against a tough Pullman squad

It was a long day at the Shadle Park diamond as the Spokane American Legion Cannons took on visiting Pullman in a doubleheader on Thursday, June 27, dropping both to the leagues number one team. “Offensively we were clicking,” head coach Austin...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

Summerhawks fall in final at bat

For Cheney’s AA American Legion baseball team, last Tuesday’s rematch with Ferris boiled down to different results, same outcome as their June 24 game. The Summerhawks managed to get on the board against the home-field Saxons, but couldn’t...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) Baseball American Legion AAA Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7, Cannons hosts Wood Bat Tournament, Medical Lake, times vary. Thursday – Sunday, July 11 – 14,...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Cannons lose five in tournament play

The Spokane American Legion Cannons senior ball club took on Shadle Park before heading to the Yakima Tournament in non-league action in the past week, where they managed to squeak out a single win....

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Medical Lake AA Post 196 has momentum

Medical Lake Post 196 continues to play aggressively in American Legion AA action as the summer season progresses. Post 196 at Riverside Tuesday, June 18 doubleheader on the road was a 5-4 game one...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    Sports    June 27, 2019

Cheney wrestling coach named

Cheney High School’s interim head wrestling coach has been appointed to the position full-time, athletic director Jeff Chandler told the Cheney Free Press last week. Just before the 2018-2019...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) Baseball American Legion AAA Thursday, June 27, Cannons at Pullman, Shadle Park High School, 5 p.m. (DH) Monday, July 1, Cannons vs. Bandits, Medical Lake High...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Leading by (good) example

Picture a baseball game. The pitcher is on the mound; he gets his signal from the catcher and nods approval. He goes into his windup, makes his pitch and the home plate umpire makes the call. Then all hell breaks loose. At first there’s just some...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 27, 2019

CHS boys, girls new head basketball coaches named

Cheney High School’s basketball programs will have some new direction when the 2019-2020 season comes calling. School officials have announced the hiring of former Mt. Spokane assistant coach Frankie Keplinger as the new boys basketball head...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 27, 2019

Summerhawks fall to Mead, Ferris

Cheney’s AA baseball team dropped a pair of games in American Legion play this past week. The Summerhawks came up on the short end of a 19-9 slugfest June 22 at Mead, and couldn’t find a hole in Ferris’s defense in a 4-0 loss to the Saxons...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

American Legion Post 196 AA breaking even at season halfway mark

The Medical Lake American Legion AA Post 196 baseball squad went into a doubleheader against Riverside on the road on Tuesday with a two-game wining streak as of press time, pounding Cheney13-3 in...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

Legion AAA Cannons struggle at tournament

The Spokane Cannons, the American Legion AAA league team, is the summer home of West Plains boys of summer the likes of Sam Gollehon, Mason Hammond and Trevor Hurt-Moran of Medical Lake, and Nick...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

Cardinal basketball has new head coach

Jordan Starr, Medical Lake High School assistant athletic director, has been named the new Cardinal head basketball coach. In a telephone interview, Starr said his goal for the 2020 season is to...

 

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