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Last updated 11/3/2022 at 10:13am


Blackhawks bounced in opener

Cheney’s dream of a deep run in the playoffs as in 2021 got a quick wake-up call.

The sixth-seeded Blackhawks (8-9-0) were defeated 2-0 by No. 2 Mead (13-0-0) Oct. 25 in the first round of district playoffs. This year the first round was single elimination. Mia Gardner scored twice for the Panthers in the 28th and 62nd minutes.

“We played well and created some chances,” head coach Nels Radke wrote in an email. This was the final game as a Blackhawk for Emersyn Heuett, Kaiti Low, Kensie Roller and Elliana Barden.

Cheney, a 3A team, finished the season with an 8-9 record, with six games against 4A teams. Alex Miller led the team with 15 goals and 12 assists and the team outscored opponents 58-32. Kiah Klauss and the defense had 5 shutouts.



Cheney qualifies for state

Cheney will send six swimmers to the state meet Nov. 10-12 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way following the results of district competition on Oct. 19 at Pullman.

“The swimmers had a great meet and performed beyond expectations,” head coach Jennifer Hochwalt wrote in an email. “We had other swimmers who were not in the top six who also scored for the team and virtually everyone had personal best swims.”

Lauren Howe will represent the Blackhawks in four events including in two individual competitions and a pair of team competitions following her victories in the 50 Freestyle in a time of 24.41 seconds and 100 Freestyle (53.56).

She will team with Joyalise O’Dell, Kate Kissell and Sage Schaefer in the 200 Free Relay where that group collected a first place in a time of 1 minute, 45.96 seconds. They also won the 400 Free Relay in 3:56.28. 

O’Dell also qualified with her win in the 500 Freestyle at 5:38.42 and a runner-up in the 200 Freestyle at 2:03.34.



Medical Lake one and done

Medical Lake was bounced from post-season falling at Deer Park 3-1 in a loser-out volleyball match Oct. 26.

After earning a tie in the match, the Cardinals lost their final two games to finish 5-13 on the season (21-25, 25-19, 18-25, 19-25).

Madi Spring recorded 19 kill assists, Rylie Spring had 18 kills and Ailahni Viloria 16 digs to lead Medical Lake.

“I am very proud of how hard the girls worked this season,” head coach Hailey Van Soest wrote in an email. “They had to overcome some hard obstacles over the course of our season and they still gave it their best.”


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