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Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, January 22, 2015 ims li Cheney falls to Clarkston in first justin Beeler to take first a 6-4 decision in overfime.. place in his division. Waterman also took home Great Northern meet Afterafirst-roundbye, third in his weight class. Ferguson scored a 16-0 After a 40-second pin over By AL STOVER (180) pinned Steven Sise- technical fall over Chiawa- MasonPartlow (schoolnot Staff Reporter more in 60 seconds, na's Kameron Silvers of listed) and a 3-1 decision The Cheney High Garrett Pederson (285) Pasco, then pinned Sand- win over Eisenhower's wrestling team continued won his match via forfeit, point's Tyler Brown in the Carlos Capetillo, Water- their season after a 51-27 In the final match of the third period of their match, man lost a 3-0 decision to loss to Clarkston Jan. 14 night, Cameron Wiseman He defeated Sunnyside's Kitritas' Andrew Carney, in their first home dual battled Zach Thivierge Issac Palomino via a 6-0 who went on to win the of the season, before he scored the pin in decision to claim the tour- division. In his last match, The night started off the second period, nament rifle. Waterman pinned Sunny- with Billy Bakke (160 "We had already lost "Ferguson was one of side's Gerado Lepez. pounds) picking up the the match and Cameronthe kids who were sick Kodi Smith (195) took first win for Cheney after went out there and battled but he decided to give it fifth in his weight divi- he defeated Issac Drap- against a tough opponent, a go," Rasmussen said. siGn. Bakke and Cameron per via 11-9 in overtime. It showed about his char- "He wrestled better than Wiseman (152) had wins Head coach Brad Ras- acter." he has this season. Hewas in the tournament but were mussen said Bakke re- Three days after dominant throughout the eliminated in the consola- cently recovered from an Clarkston, Cheney trav- tournament." tion bracket. illness, eled to Ellensburg to corn- Ferguson wasn't the "Devon and Garrett "It was good to seepete in the Ray Westberg only Blackhawk to make had a great weekend," Ras- him get the win, it was Invitational. With a second it to the podium. Pederson mussen said. "All of our good for his confidence," wave of sickness afflicting took third in his weight kidshad moments. Itwas a Rasmussen said. "It was several varsity wrestlers, class. After he pinned tough tournament but our also a good way to get the the Blackhawks were not Sandpoint'sJustinHobson kids showed up and even. night going." in full force, finishing 12th in the first round, helostto though the scores don't Justin Randolph (170) out of 15 teams with 80.5 Chiawana's Juan Noyota. reflect that we did well." followed Bakke with a points. He had back-to-back pins After Cheney faces East stellar performance, pin- Several wrestlers who over Wapato's Shawn Valley Jan. 21 in their sec- ning Cody Flodin half- did go had success. Michael ShiverandSunnyside'sSil- ond and last home dual, way through the first Ferguson (220) rebounded veste Cortez before he beat they travel to Medical Lake period. Devon Waterman from his loss to Clarkston's Chewelah'sColeMillervia Jan. 27 to face the Cardinals Cheney boys lose last-minute heart breaker By JOHN McCALLUM quarters, and was within order to get into the win league play, 4-10 overall. Editor about three minutes of col- column. TheBl ]chawks four-game For Cheney High lectingtheirfifthwinofthe Against the Knights on home stand continues this School boys' basketball season when everything Saturday it was the start week with games Tuesday head coach Chris Dunn, went awry. that hindered Cheney. The night (Jan. 20) against West the key for the Blackhawks In those final minutes, Blackhawks fell behind 35- Valley (3-2, 9-4) and against re-entry into the win col- the Blackhawks missed29 at the break, nothingin- 2A third-ranked and GNL umn after six straight loss- five free throws, commit- surmountable but enough second-place Pullman (4- es is twofold - play four ted three turnovers, gave for a team struggling in the 1, 11-2) Friday. Both are quarters of basketball and up a couple baseline drives stretch run as Cheney's late good, wellcoached teams, finish the game. and fouled a 3-point shoot- charge fell just short. Dunn said. Up by one after three er as ML completed their The Blackhawks shot 35 The Eagles will like- quarters at East Valley Jan. rally for a one-point win. percent to EV's 40 percent ly still be flying high af- 6, Cheney ends up losing Dunn said his team played from the field, and were ter handing top-ranked by 10. Ahead by nine three well defensively, holding again led by Jones with Clarkston their first loss nights later at West Val- the Cardinals to 24 percent 15. Cheney turned the ball of the season last Satur- ley, the Blackhawks lose shooting overall, andespe- over 24 times against the day. The Greyhounds are 53-47. cially in the first hatf to take Great Northern League's a disciplined team that That trend continued in a 19-9 half Kme lead.fourth-place team. handed the Blackhawks a a pair of losses last week, "We just shot ourselves "It just comes down to 31-point loss the last time 5147 to visiting East Val- in the foot," Dunn said of slowing down at the end the squared off two weeks leySaturdayandWednes- the game's final minutes, of games," Dunnsaid. "A ago in Pullman. day's heartbreaking 36-35 Riley Jones led Cheney lot of the biggest challenge "It's just going to take loss to Medical Lake in in scoring with 12 points, with these guys is mental, us being tough," Dunn the Golden Feather Spirit Cheney shot 32 percent not physical. I tell them to said:"Mentally and physi- Game. Especially the latter from the field, butcommit- look back (at the losses) callytough." as Cheney played rela- ted 20 turnovers; which is and see how close you J 0 h n M c C a l - tively well enough to own another issue Dunn said guys really are." lum can be reached at a 10-point lead after three they need to reduce in Cheney falls to 0-6 in jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. continued from page 1 bad passes to get out of ing to 5-9 overall with the leaner team," that will trouble, win at Medical Lake. They simply have to "out 41 percent to EV's 10. Cheney's low scoring continue a stretch of home quick" the taller Eagles. Cone led Cheney with third quarter is something games with two more this Against Pullman, the 13 points while Brette that has been a problem in week, Tuesday (Jan. 20) Lady Blackhawks must Draper added 10. the past. Root said they against second-place West find a way to contain Em- What hurt Cheney are working on solutions Valley (3-2, 5-8)and Friday ily Drake, who scored 24 were turnovers. The to this as well, something against fourth-place Pull- of her team's 43 points in Lady Blackhawks com- that, like turnovers, she man (2-3, 6-7). a one-pointGreyhounds' mitted 23 miscues to the sees as fixable. West Valley presents win Jan. 10. Knights 10, several the At 0-6, the Lady Black- match up challenges forJ o h n M c C a l - result of getting trapped hawks are still searching Cheney, who Root de- lum can be reached at inthe corners and forcing for their first GNLwin, go- scribed as a "smaller, jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. in a nonconference dual. The next day they travel to Pullman to face the Grey- hounds in the final dual of the regular season. Besides getting kids healthy, Rasmussen and the other coaches will help the team finish the season strong and "find out where the kids" stand for the postseason. "Our district is a meat grinder and we're looking for opportunities to help them be successful in the postseason," Rasmussen said. AI Stover can be reached at al@chene e'press.com. Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Basketball Denny's We Honestly Caret 215 E. SR902, Medical Lake, WA 299-3251 Athlete of the Week Basketball edical Lake Owl Dharmacy Cheney Athletes of the Week from the Cheney Federal Credit Union Cheney Federal Credit Union In 520 First Street, Cheney 509-235-6533 Medical Lake call: 509-299-6533 Everyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in the Cheney and Medical Lake School Districts is eligible to join Cheney Federal Credit Union Call, click or come in to find out more. Hannah Lemelin Basketball Riley Jones Basketball k-k