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Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, April 2, 2015 r Blackhawks I Bant in doubleh 7 By AL STOVER Jones and Harrison King Staft Reporter each had one. The Cheney High base- Clarkston's pitching ball team was successful and fielding also contrib- in its first week of Great uted to Cheney's run. In Northern League play gameone, theBlackhawks March 28 after they went scored five runs on Bantarn 2-0 in their doubleheader errors and walks. against Clarkston, win- Connor Pratt got the ning 11-3, 7-1. win on the mound for The Blackhawks werethe first game, throwing hitting the ball hard in 12 strikeouts. Cheney's both games. Chance infield had a bit of a melt- Gleave recorded three down in the bottom of the RBIs for the day while sixth, which allowed the Cade VanWormer and Bantams to score three Connor Pratt had two, runs. Cameron Marchand, Kyle "Pratt was almost' un- touchable in that game," pitching has really carried head coach Mike Cagle the day for us in these first said. six games." Jones pitched five in-Cagle also praised the nings to get the win in infield's defense, as well game two withGleaveclos- as the entire team's focus ing the game. Clarkston's in both games. He at- attempt at a comeback tributed the team's focus was limited to one run in on conditioning as some- the bottom of the seventh, thing that has helped his Cagle said Gleave found players. himself in a tough spot "They did a good job with bases loaded, maintaining their focus in "He'sabletopitchhim- the second game," Cagte self out of situations and he said. "These guys are battled through it," Cagle focused when it's time to said. "Jones did a great job in that game too. Our overall and 2-0 in thescheduled for alater date. GNL. After their March 31 Cagle said Cheney might game against West Valley play the Greyhounds (2- (3-1, 2-0), the Blackhawks 1, 2-1) today (April 2) in will travel to East Val- Pullman. ley, April 4, to play the "It would be nice to Knights (1-6, 1-4). East play Pullman," Cagle Valley is in a three-game said. "If that happens, losing streak. The Black- we'll have played every hawks were scheduled to team in our league and play Pullman, March 24, we'll have seen what we however the game was are up against." canceled due to weather AI Stover can be reached conditions and will beat play baseball." Cheney is now 6-0 continued from page 1 nals in a non-league game Wednesday. All three 0-2) Tuesday and travel- games should give the ing to East Valley (4-2, 3-0) Lady Blackhawks chances Saturday. to prove themselves against In between Cheney better competition. renews their West Plains "By the end of this rivalry with MedicalLake week we'll have seen all byhostingtheLadyCardi- of them (GNL teams) ex- Koohns finishes fifth in Cheney boys a sophomore who trans- ferred to Cheney from golf takes third Hawaii, finished sixth and shot a 91. Other top finish- inONL match ers for Cheney include: Peter Condon, 94; Tanner By AL STOVER Cu ningham, 111; Matt Staff Reporter Jones 113 and Taylor Mc- The Cheney boys golf Nail, 116. team is back in full swing The team previously after they finished third in competed in the Clarkston the first Great Northern Invite March 9, where League tournament of the they finished sixth out of year at Clarkston with a 14 teams. No individual score of 521, March 16. scores were available at This year's team, com- presstime. prised of 24 athletes, has Head coach Bob Hil- a couple of new faces, zendeger said the team's one being freshman Tyler second time on the course Koohns, who finished fifth was a little rougher than in the tournament and the first. shot a 90. Elijah Palmer, "Clarkston's course Photo contributed by Airway Heights Lions Club White Memorial winners Eddie Tompson (left) and Beckett Foell Schoen- leber both of Cheney won their age groups at Airway Heights Lions Club's Bob White Memorial "Run For Sight" 5K this past weekend. cept Pullman," Blake said. tions, but that game was "We should have a pretty subsequently rained out. good idea what league will It will be made up as part be like." of a home doubleheader Cheney had to change for the Lady Blackhawks a previously scheduled on April 14. game with the Greyhounds J o h n M c C a I - March24fromPullmanto lum can be reached at Cheney due to field condi- Clarkston tournament is the toughest in the league," Hilzendeger said. "It was tough for them to play there twice, but I see the team getting better, we've been lucky with the weather." Hilzendeger said the team is "working on a new personality" with players Koohns and Palmer setting the pace for the season. He added that many athletes not only played during the offseason, but also put some extra time on the links during the regular season. "Even though practice ends at 5 p.m., they're out there until after dark," Hilzendeger said. "With practice efforts like that, we're going to see some results later this season. That kind of dedication takes it to the next lev- el." Several players are currently working on their short game and be- ing consistent off the tee box, he.added. The Blackhawks will travel to Pullman April 16 to compete in the boys Pullman Invite at the Palouse Ridge golf course. "It's one of the more fun courses to play on," Hilzendeger said. "The guys will get a chance to look and play on it during the invitational, then return for the second GNL tourna- ment." Al Stover can be reached at continued from page 1 It's a schedule that should give the Black- hawks more chances to find out who they are before heading into the meat of the GNL season after the break. 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