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Eagles start season off with a 6-2 exhibition victory over Fraser Valley

Although the win does not count for the season, the Eastern Washington University soccer team cruised to a 6-2 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley on Aug. 9 at home. “We started both...

 

EWU's 2019-20 basketball schedule announced

The Eagles will once again be road-tested, but December’s miles will be significantly less. While November is highlighted by long road trips, December features two short trips against a pair of NCAA Division I powerhouses and a trio of home games,...

 

All-Big Sky Second Team selection joins three other former Eagles playing overseas

Former Eastern Washington University standout Violet Kapri Morrow has inked a contract to continue her playing days overseas professionally with the Breidablik Basketball Club in Reykjavik, Iceland, the university announced in an Aug. 8 news release....

 

EWU begins search for new tennis coach

The Eastern Washington University athletic department will be moving to quickly fill the men’s tennis head coaching position after Steve Clark resigned from his post, EWU Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey announced Friday, Aug. 9. Hickey said EWU...

 

Eastern soccer picked to finish fifth

After finishing sixth in the regular season last year, the Eastern Washington University soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky Preseason Poll on Tuesday. “Preseason polls are what they are and I respect where we have been selected....

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Sports    August 15, 2019 

It's time to have a real discussion about guns in American society

I realize every writer with a second-hand computer will sit down at their keyboard this week and write about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I hope you read them all. Some will be emphatic that the only way to stop the shootings is to eliminate...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    August 8, 2019

Hisaw named Washington track and field coach of the year

Cheney High School alum and current Walla Walla High School track and field head coach Eric Hisaw has been named the Boys High School Coach of the Year for Washington by the U.S. Track and Field and...

 

Eagles fourth in preseason STATS FCS poll

The Eastern Washington University football team will begin the 2019 season as the No. 4 team in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, according to the STATS FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Preseason Top-25 poll released on Monday....

 

Big Sky Defensive MVP Chris Scott to be Inducted into Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame

Rarely do football players lose weight as their collegiate careers unfold, but defensive tackle Chris Scott did exactly that and had one of the greatest football seasons in Eastern Washington Universi...

 

Finally, legislation gets tough enough on sports-related assault

Last week, spurred by the crimes of former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, two U.S. Senators released a 235-page report summarizing an 18-month investigation into sexual abuse in sports. But the senators — one a Democrat from Connecticut,...

 

Why is socialism OK for rich, but not rest of the America?

Frank Watson (“Socialism is a one-way trip to disaster,” Cheney Free Press, Aug. 1, 2019). I will defend his right to say whatever, but to allow this white-privileged, right-wing individual to spew without any rebuttal is what I really find objec...

 

EWU's Barriere on Payton watch list

Junior quarterback Eric Barriere has been selected by STATS as one of 25 players in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision to be selected to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, it was announced on Wednesday (July 31). Barriere took over as EWU...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    August 1, 2019

West Plains All Stars make history

History was recently made in West Plains sports when the West Plains 11 – 12 Little League All Stars went to the state championships and won — twice. Although they had made the playoffs many...

 

EWU football practice to begin next month

Coming off a last year’s run to the NCAA Division I Championship Game in Frisco, Texas, the Eastern Washington University football team will start this year’s practices the first week of August at the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields...

 

Big Sky releases basketball attendance figures

With the recent NCAA release of basketball attendance figures for the 2018-19 season, the Big Sky Conference saw many positive outcomes including large increases in the average attendance for the Big Sky Championships, according to press release....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    August 1, 2019

Too bad Tour de France is so far away

One of these days I’m finally going to get to watch the conclusion of the Tour de France again. For the past several years I’ve missed the end of cycling’s preeminent event due to some reason or other. Usually it’s because I have been on...

 

Eastern releases women's 2019-20 golf schedule

Eastern Washington University head women’s golf coach Brenda Howe announced the 2019-20 schedule. The Eagles compete in 10 matches overall, beginning with the Battle at Old Works on Sept. 16-17 and concluding with the Big Sky Conference...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 25, 2019

American Legion Spokane Cannons end seasons with strong finish

The Spokane American Legion Cannons Senior ended their season with a tough loss in the first game of loser-out league playoffs at home against the Bandits at Shadle Park Thursday, July 18. In a... Full story

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 25, 2019

American Legion AA Medical Lake Post 196 closes the season in the the dark in Kettle Falls

Perhaps it was a bad omen when the umpires arrived an hour late. Whatever the reason, the American Legion AA Medical Lake Post 196 crew finished their season with a two-game make-up doubleheader at...

 

Seven Eagles named to 2018-19 NABC Honors Court

Seven Eastern Washington University men’s basketball players – the most in NCAA Division I and in the Big Sky Conference –were named to the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court it was announced on Wednesday, Ju...

 

Eastern men to play in Gotham Classic in November

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will play four games this November – including a home game against Belmont -- as part of the Gotham Classic, it was announced on Monday (July 22). Besides EWU and Belmont, other teams...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 18, 2019

Cannons limp back from Whitefish tourney

The American Legion AAA Spokane Cannons Senior crew traveled east to Whitefish, Mont. for the Whitefish Tournament last weekend, where they took an 0-4, slide in non-league action, including a 21-0...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 18, 2019

Medical Lake AA Post 196 take DH win, loss

The American Legion AA Medical Lake Post 196 crew took on the Rogers Pirates on Friday, July 12, at home, getting a win and a loss in doubleheader action. Jacob Edison started on the mound in game...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 18, 2019

Just don't call him inspirational

The audience rose to their feet when Rob Mendez took the stage at the annual ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) awards in Los Angeles this month to accept the Jimmy V. Perseverance...

 

Eastern Senior tackle makes Big Sky All-Conference Team

On a team of worthy candidates, senior offensive tackle Chris Schlichting was the lone Eastern Washington University football player picked to the 2019 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference...

 

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