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Page 12 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, April 23, 2015 Photo by Al Stover Riley Jones watches as East Valley pitcher Mike Oensen throws a wild pitch across the plate before advancing to third base. continued from page 1 kley and G.J. Kinne in the Eagles' clutch of quarter- backs with head coach Chip Kelly. But how will Tebow fit in with the Eagles? The starting quarter- back position is a long shot for Tebow. Many believe Sanchez earned that spot after his perfor- mance in 2014 where he started as a backup for Nick Foles then replaced him as the starter halfway through the season. The Eagles re-signed Sanchez to a two-year contract in March. Some speculate that Bradford, who the St. Louis Rams traded to Philadelphia for Foles, might be behind San- chez. If he's not in the first-or second spot, Tebow could be a solid third-string, backing up Sanchez and Bradford - or whomever Kelly decides to put in the sec- ond spot. While some critics question what Tebow will bring to the team, others are looking at the situation with a more positive outlook. ESPN's Skip Bay- less wrote that Tebow would be a good fit for Philadelphia and Kelley will know - and want to utilize - the Heis- man Trophy winner's strengths. "Tebow's last NFL stop just might be the jumpstart his career needs," Bayless wrote. Tebow returning to the NFL is a nice feel- good, comeback story that will inspire fans - or draw in the critics who want to see him fail. But he's also start- ing with Philadelphia with a clean slate. His accomplishments with the Broncos are a foot- note and won't mean anything when he puts on an Eagles jersey and helmet for the first time. If he wants to earn his keep with Philadelphia and Continue his dream of being an NFL quar- terback, he's going to work for it. Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. continued from page 1 in the double digits for strikeouts." Despite being 0-3 against the Blackhawks this season, Clarkston managed to pick up one win against Cheney. The Blackhawks had a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning before the Bantams scored six runs in the fifth. Cheney attempted a comeback with a three-run fifth and a one-run sixth. King went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, VanWormer was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Marchand was I for 2 with a 3 RBI double. "We learned some things from the Clarkston game and the kids will be better for it," Cagle said. Cheney, who is 7-3 in the GNL and 10-3 over- all, is currently in second place in the league stand- ings. The Blackhawks host first-place West Val- ley (7-1, 7-1) April 25 in a league doubleheader. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.corn. continued from page 1 and one touchdown on 40 plays. "I think they did a great job," Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin said of his team's offensive improve- ment. "You just saw an operation that looks better, and that is a word that I keep using - operation." This week, the No. 1 offense started the scrim- mage with trickery, a 65- yard reverse for a touch- down by Shaq Hill. Then starting quarterback Jor- Cheney, Medical Lake.i Ai ,(ayHeights &EWU i : /..L .: i- ; .: i%.:. :.:.- ~ EWU's Pribble hir at, . The recent Success o! the head coach Of Saint Mann's Universi inEacey :Wash; The Sai are a memO: of NCAA Division II and-the Great Noff, hwest Athletic:Conference, 'I am truly grateful for the support and guidance that coach Hayford and athletic director Bill Chaves have provided, throUghoUt the pasti years, saidPribble. "l.ha no doubt that this program will continueto:build Upon itsrecent success. I will miss the career. Pribble spent two asons at seMrlg :the previ0us years as: etop :as sistant at San Francisco State He: is a 2007 graduate of Cal and received his master's degree the next season. "Alex has been a great addition toour staffthe past ns," ded Hayford. "Our program could not be happier for him and this next step of advancement;in his career." dan West led a seven-play, 65-yard drive on the very next possession for theNo. 1 offense, culminated by a 27-yard Ashanti Kindle run. West completed 8 of 11 passes for 105 yards. Keonte White inter- cepted Gubrud's first pass, but once again redshirt freshman quarterback Gage Gubrud finished with impressive numbers, completing 10 of 13 passes for 117 yards. Gubrud added another 51 yards rushing, including a touch- down. Gubrud also threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp. Eastern's third quar- terback redshirt freshraan Conner Richardson, had an 8-yard scoring pass to Kendrick Bourne and Simba Webster caught a 6-yard scoring pass from fellow redshirt Reilly Hen- nessey. Redshirt freshman Ashanti Kindle led the ground attack with 11 rushes for 76 yards and a 27-yard TD run. Saturday's scrimmage included more game-like situations, a preview of the Red-White game. "There was a lot of good stuff, and I love get- ting into the situations we were able to cover," Bald- win said. "I love getting into red zone, coming out of our own end zone, two- minute drill, four-minute drill with the lead - I think this is one of my favorite scrimmages." Besides White's inter- ception, the defense forced two turnovers on fumbles. Redshirt freshman line- backer Kurt Calhoun had 10 tackles on the day, and Kody Beckering and Mac McLachlan each had sev- en. Beckering also had a sack and pass broken up. The Red-White game will be broadcast live on SWX, with Larry Weir pro- viding the play-by-play. Saturday's football finale also helps con- clude Eagle Week and a variety of activities, including the 28th an- nual Coaches Golf Tour- nament, Friday, April 24 and 34th annual Kil- lin Dinner, Dance and Auction Saturday in the EWU Sports and Recre- ation Center. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. COrn. ....... ........ 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