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t Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, April 16, 2015 cru ise wln By JOHN McCALLUM hawks used 11 singles Editor to score seven runs in Off to their best start the third and four runs in years, the Cheney in the fourth for an 11- softball team kept its 1 league win over the perfect season intact Bantams, with Julia with a win over visiting Boyd, Madison Kallsen Clarkston last Tuesday, and Cheyenne Hanson April 7. each going 2 for 3 at The Lady Black- the plate. Boyd and Kallsen combined to deliver a four-hitter on the mound, with Boyd (5-0) getting the win. It was the sixth time this season the Lady Blackhawks have need- ed only five innings for a win. The only time Cheney has gone further was a 17-7 non- league win April I over Medical Lake in six in- nings. With the win, the Lady Blackhawks ex- tended their overall record to 7-0, 5-0 in Great Northern League play. So far this season, Blackhawk: back on top of G NL with win By JOHN McCALLUM Editor It took the Cheney boys soccer team just five days to climb back into the win column after seeing their four- year long Great North- ern League winning streak finally snapped at 45 by East Valley. Oliver Smith con- nected on an unassisted goal in the 33rd minute, and then assisted Spen- cer Yeager with his goal in the 51st minute in what proved to be the game winner against visiting Pullman, down- ing the Greyhounds 2-1 last Tuesday, April 7 in a battle for first place in the GNL. Pullman out- shot Cheney 6-4, with Blackhawks goalkeeper Kameron Galm making five saves. The win gives Cheney, 6-3-1 overall, 5-1 GNL (15 points), a one-game lead over the Greyhounds, 7-3, 4-2 (12 points). It's the second victory for the Blackhawks against their southern rivals for the league crown, with Cheney winning in Pull- man on March 21 by an identical 2-1 score. The two schools meet one more time in the reg- ular season, April 23 in Pullman. Cheney wraps up the second round of league play this week, travelingto Clarkston on Tuesday, April 14, and returning home to host West Valley on Thurs- day, April 16. John McCal- lum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress. com. Cheney girls defeat West Valley, lose to Ferris By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney High girls tennis team began Great Northern League play with a 6-1 win against West Valley, March 31, followed by a 5-2 nonleague loss against Ferris, April 1. Katelynn Smedley continued her winning streak at No. 1 singles, shutting out West Val- ley's Alexsandra Powel] (6-0, 6-0) and defeating Ferris' ]amie Basnillo (6-4, 6-2). Bridget Calvert, who moved to the No. 2 sin- gles spot, remains unde- feated after picking up wins over West Valley's Emma McLaughlin (6-1, 6-1) and Ferris' Kim- berly Satre (6-3, 2-6, 7- 5). Grace Pohl, at No. 3 singles went 1-1, defeat- ing the Eagles' Bailee McNeil (6-2, 6-3), then losing a close match to the Saxon% Peggy Smith (6-1, 4-6, 2-6). Like Pohl, Linsay Sweitzer went 1-1, win- ning a quick match against WV's Jenelle Lang (6-0, 6-2) and los- ing to Ferris' Brook Goodwin (0-6, 1-6). Sarah Fillmore and Kaitlyn Sweeney, at No. 2 doubles, defeated the Eagles" Xena Choooeun and Alisha Treecew (7- 6, 6-1) then lost to the Saxon's Abby Muelheim and Megan Muelheim (6-3, 1-6, 4-6). Sadie Knutson and Shay!a Paynem at No. 3 doubles, won their match against West Vallev's Annie Fratteli and Marie Tait (7-5, 6-2), then lost to Ferris' Lexi Erickson and Sydney Hanson (2-6, 2-6). Rachel Hansen and Leanna Eik went 0-2 as continued from page 1 a league doubleheader. The Knights previously defeated the Blackhawks 2-1, April 4. Cagle expects East Val- ley to start pitcher Alex (H~ All sh~luln sul~ct to:ba~ Con. April 18 - Prac~ce,:4 p,m p;m, Fri~, Apd124, (2), 2 P,m, Saturday, Ap~ 25, Cheney hosts We= Vary (2) noon 2 p r~ Tuesday, Ap~; 28, hosts R~,,e~ide,4 wn a team, losing matches to WV's Claire Sinner and Lily Sinner (3-6, 4-6), and Ferris' Saman- tha Thorne and Kjersti Strandness (3-6, 0-6). Cheney is 1-0 in the GNL and 3-2, overall. After their April 14 GNL match against East Valley, Cheney hosts league rival Clarkston, April 16. Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress. com_. Bowdish, who struck out 11 Cheney batters in the previous game. With the season at its midpoint, Cagle said his team has formed a solid lineup and he's figured out where his players fit. "Everyone in the league is kind of beating everyone," Cagle said. "I think our team can beat anyone we play." Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress. com. hos~GNLmat~hNo. 3, Fa~ays, 9:a,m, Satu~ay,.e~ 18, C~ t~m E~ valey(2), Tm=k Cheney has outscored its opponents 125-14. Cheney continues a busy game schedule this week, hosting Pull- man (2-3, 2-3) Tuesday and then traveling to Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, Idaho for a non-league hook up Wednesday. The Lady Blackhawks wrap up the week with a double- header Saturday at home against second-place East Valley (4-1, 5-4). John McCal- lum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress. com. Mat Ma~l~'m Wm~/i~ MI~M~ J&MON C ]R,JE~.i~r'JLmIOI]L=LID~ MEMORIAL TOMJLMM~ April 4, :MOI~ Contributed illustration from Nicole Aguilera Mat Maulers medals The 28th annual Jason Crawford Memorial wres- tling tournament held Saturday, April 4 at the Spokane Convention Center once again sur- passed its 2012 Guinness World Record of 1,340 wrestlers by attracting 1,566 competitors, over 200 more wrestlers than the previous record. The tournament was hosted by the Medical Lake Mat Maulers and also drew over 9,000 spectators from Washington, Idaho and Montana. Medical Lake wrestlers took home 14 medals including five gold. 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