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 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Big Sky pushes conference season to early spring

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos... — Updated 8/7/2020

 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 Jackson Kissack    Sports 

Raising funds in spite of COVID

The Medical Lake 24-hour Tennis-A-Thon had a different look this year with COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the challenges, the annual fundraiser collected $11,109 and 350 pounds of... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Sports 

Havens takes third at Idaho 200 despite car issues

POST FALLS — Braeden Havens of Airway Heights placed third out of 26 racers at the Idaho 200 race at Stateline Speedway Event Center in Post Falls over the weekend. He overcame a lost alternator, motor issues and only seven... — Updated 8/6/2020


Barriere and Taylor named Big Sky All-Conference

CHENEY – A pair of seniors on the Eastern Washington University football team have been selected to the 2020 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team as announced Friday,... — Updated 7/31/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney shutters pool for the season, pauses Spray Days

CHENEY – City officials have made the decision to close the community's municipal pool for the 2020 season as well as put a pause in an activity recently launched to compensate... — Updated 7/23/2020


Eagles golf team receives national top-25 award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Eastern Washington University’s womens golf team finished tied for 15th out of all Division I institutions to earn a Womens Golf Coaches Association all-Scholar Team GPA award. The award was announced... — Updated 7/23/2020

 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


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