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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Last minute win sends Eagles to FCS semis

In a season marked by a handful of rallies on the way to an 11-2 record, Eastern Washington took last Saturday’s to another level. Trailing by a point with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play, the Eagles...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Just who is the University of Maine?

The University of Maine and Eastern Washington will meet for the first time as far as is known in an athletic event when the Eagles and Black Bears tangle Saturday at Roos Field in a Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal. The two school...

 

Eagles vs. Maine

No. 4/3 ranked Eastern Washington University vs. 12/14 University of Maine Black Bears, Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. Roos Field (8.600). TV: ESPN2. Radio: 700-AM ESPN and 105.3-FM in the Spokane/Cheney area. Larry Weir returns for his 28th season...

 

Blackhawks confidence helps Cheney beat Clarkston

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor Cheney High School boys basketball head coach Gregg Smith believes his team learned how to win close games last season thanks to its relatively deep playoff run. That...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Cheney High girls drop three in basketball action

A thin bench and some hot shooting led to a trio of losses last week for the Cheney High School girls basketball team. The Lady Blackhawks suffered their first loss of the season at Post Falls Dec. 4, 69-49, and followed that with two setbacks at...

 

Cheney gymnastics battles eligibility, takes fifth at first meet

The Cheney High School gymnastics team snagged the fifth-place spot in their meet at Shadle Park High School on Dec. 6, showing potential despite much of the team being ineligible to compete due to a lack of practices thus far this season. “Only a...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Dec. 13, EWU at Univ. of San Francisco, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, EWU at Stanford, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, EWU hosts...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Medical Lake prepped for defense of NEA titles

It took until March 2 last season for the Medical Lake girls to suffer their first defeat. But after just the second week of the 2018-19 season, that is no longer an issue after the Cardinals split a pair of non-conference basketball games against...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Cards even record on eve of league play

Medical Lake’s boys basketball team plans to hang its success this season on the ability to use speed to counter size. But as they split their final nonleague games last week, conditioning and depth might be another foe that third-year head coach N...

 

Cardinals' Stith earns WIAA honor

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced its WIAA/Wendy’s Athlete of the Week winners for Week 14 (Nov. 25-Dec. 1) on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and a West Plains athlete is one of...

 

Alcobendas wins national award for college kickers

A national player of the year award was probably the furthest thing from the mind of Roldan Alcobendas when he was laying on a high school soccer field in the spring of 2013 and on the turf at Bobcat...

 

Eastern rallies - again - past Nicholls State

Dylan Ledbetter’s finger popped the filling balloon of Nicholls State last Saturday and the air gushed out of the Colonels. With his team trailing 14-3 and hoping not to be further behind as the...

 

Big Sky co-champs meet again in FCS quarterfinals

Used to be that the Football Championship Subdivision playoff committee sent all kinds of teams to Cheney that you had to Google to know where they were from. Southeast Missouri, Wagner and Jacksonville State come to mind. Now, in an effort to cut...

 

Cheney wrestlers kick off season with big win over Deer Park

The Cheney High School varsity wrestling team racked up its first win of the season on Friday, Nov. 30, edging out Deer Park 31-30 in non-league action for the first time in several years. The Blackhawks came out on top in about half the weight class...

 

Seattle completes long, strange trip to National Hockey League

Know who the first U.S.-based team was to win hockey’s coveted Stanley Cup? New York, Boston, Chicago or Detroit? Nope! The Seattle Metropolitans captured the “Cup” over 100 years ago at the culmination of the 1916-17 season, defeating the...

 

Blackhawks turnovers lead to opening loss to Rogers

Cheney commits 17 miscues in 64-54 non-league setback Fueled by the 3-point shooting of senior forward Gavyn Betholf, the visiting Rogers Pirates used a 16-8 second quarter run to open a 36-21 halftime margin en route to sending Cheney High School...

 

Lady Blackhawks trounce Rogers

Cheney High School’s girls basketball game with visiting Rogers of the Greater Spokane League was close for a while — until the jump ball to start the non-league contest took place. The Lady Blackhawks shutout the Pirates 27-0 in the first...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Saturday, Dec. 8, EWU at North Dakota State, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, EWU at Univ. of San Francisco, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, EWU...

 

Cardinal girls charge hard out of starting gate

For a team that lost their top two scorers from a year ago, it certainly did not show for the Medical Lake girls basketball team. The Cardinals raced by the 2B Liberty Lancers 47-34 at home on...

 

Medical Lake boys split with Liberty, Okanogan

Speed got the better of size, and nothing seemed to make up for “bus legs” for the Medical Lake boys who earned a split in their opening weekend of nonleague basketball play. The Cardinals opened...

 

EWU's Jim Townsend on ballot for Piesman Trophy

Little did Jim Townsend know that his 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Cal Poly in September would be up for an award in December. The Eastern Washington University junior defensive end...

 

Cheney 2018 Fall All-Great Northern League

Twenty-seven Cheney High School athletes were named to various fall sports all-league teams. Nineteen were All-Great Northern League selections, with eight swimmers being named to All-GNL/Central...

 

Apple Cup band incident shows true meaning of football

Growing up in the Spokane area, chances are good you’ll be a Cougar fan. When you add in a WSU alumni parent, that chance increases tenfold. I was no exception. My family rooted for the Cougs for decades, wearing our crimson and gray with pride....

 

Eastern hosts Nicholls State

Eastern Washington meets a team they have only played one time in school history and which travels from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Nicholls State Colonels from Thibodaux,...

 

Who, where is Nicholls State?

Fans of Eastern Washington University football know at least a few things about their opponents in the regular season. But when it comes to playoffs where sometimes schools are shipped across multiple time zones to experience “The Red,” the who,...

 

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