By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Blackhawks boys place seventh at state cross country


Last updated 11/14/2019 at 10:14am

CHENEY – Cheney High School’s Derek Slaughter gets to keep his current hair color — at least until the next season’s wager.

The Blackhawks cross country head coach had pledged he would dye his hair bleach blonde should the boys’ team mount the trophy stand at the 2A state meet last Saturday. Cheney gave it a valiant effort, but came up short, finishing seventh out of 16 teams competing at Sun Willows Golf Course.

“A podium finish means that you have a perfect race,” Slaughter said. “We had great race efforts, but not a perfect race.”

Cheney placed three of its five scoring...

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