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I CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, May 7, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS conCerning L coac By PAUL DELANEY StayfRn rter If Medical Lake is to repe it as 1A state track champi- ons later this month at Eastern Washington University it will happen because of their experience and finishes in bigger meets against larger schools. That means the Cardinals twin losses April 28 to Deer Park and to Lakeside(team scores unavailable) in a boy's triple dual meet April 28 at Medical Lake does not particularly worry co-head coach Gene Blankenship. "The results ten us that we are a very good district and state meet team, but we don't have enough depth to win the tougher dual meets," Blankenship said. Medical Lake got anticipated wins from Tellas John- son in both the 100 and 200-meter runs. Johnson topped teammate Dawson Lack in a close one by just 3/10ths of a second, 11.0 - 11.3 seconds. Johnson docked a time of 22.6 and took the 200 over Ethan Pratt of Lakeside and Lack who finished in a dead heat with twin times Farmen was second in the discus (137-9) and won the of 23.3. javelin at 158-11. Jackson Tappero's 126-2was fourth. TeUas Domenic Rehm scored wins in the 800 and 1,600 me- Johnson had another win in the long jump at 18-11. ters. Rehm recorded a time of I minute, 58.7 seconds in "We are showing significant improvement in the field the 800 and was just ahead of teammate Micah Dingfield, area," Blankenship said. 4:37.1-4:37.4. Noah Kroeze led a Medical Lake domination Lexi Rolan 13-second even time won the girls' 100 me- in the 3,200, topping Dingfield 10:11.5-10:17 and Rehm' s ters and was just 1 /10th of a second behind Sienna Swan, 10:38.9 fourth pla6e finisK "Micah is showing consistent improvement and should be ready to run his best by the end of the season," Blankenship said. "It will make us that much stronger as a teaIIL" Medical Lake's usually strong 4x100 relay team had its potential victory thwarted by a dropped bato 26.7-26.8 in the 200. Medical Lake sent a small contingent of competitors to the Shoreline Invitational with the 4x100 team of Lack, Farmen, Johnson and Jared Wright seventh. Both Rehm (800, 3:57.03) and Jacob Dingfield (3,200, 9:38.9) set new school records for those distances. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@c ss. The Cardinals had notable efforts in field events. Elijah com. Farmen's 44 foot, 7.5 inch throw in the shot put was second to winner Aaron Obert of Deer Park (56-1). Nate Davis threw 41-2.5 for third. Out of synch Cardinals try to end softball skid run. They added insurance consecutive walks. Bradyn inthe fifth. Sweeney ended Wegner, who was a recipi- the game striking out five ent of one of those base on of the final six Medical balls, also later scored. Lake batters. Where Deer Park used In the second game power in their first big in- Medical Lake led 3-0 ning, theystagedatwo-out, through three innings, with five-run sixth inning that a pair of doubles from Pe- increased their lead to 11-5 tek and Kaitlyn Pruitt giv- with a combination of four ing the Cards a 1-0 lead. walks, a pair of errors and The Cardinals increased two base hits. the lead to 3-0 in the top of Glori Cheevers scored the third when Maleeka the Cardinals' final run in Wegnerwalked, advanced the seventh after leading to second on a single by off with a single Pavao and scored on an Outside of that little error by the Deer Park cen- control lapse in the sixth, terfielder. Pavao also later her 13th innings of duty scored on an error, on the day at that point, But Deer Park quickly Sweeney was again nearly erased the lead, exploding impossible to hit and went for a six-run third while on to strikeout 12 Cardinal sending 11 batters to the hatters for her second win plate in the inning, on the day. Medical Lake would At home versus River- close it to a one-run game side (7-2,12-2)lastTuesday, in the sixth when Petek the Rams had a 6-01ead after opened the' inning with two innings and the pitch- a single and scored after ing of Keelin Hunt was just Sweeney suffered rare con- enough of a difference as trol problems, issuing three the 2014 league MVP st ck out nine Medical Lake bat- over Lakeside ters. It was Hunt's second ........ " ' win in a week against the By PAUL DELANEY 11 in the opener. Sarah Staff Reporter Mayer had two hits for the Not a lofs clicking and Cardinals. meshing these days with Trailing 1-0 through the Medical Lake girl's two innings, the Cardinals softball team and ifs show- broke through to take the ing with six consecutive lead in their half of the losses in the Northeast A third. Maleeka Wegner League. was hit by a pitch and later The mostrecenf of those scored on a throwing error. came last week with an11- Then Taylor Pavao got 81osstoRiversideApri128 on board with a fielder's and a doubleheader loss choice and scored on a Saturday to Deer Park, 4-2 Hannah Petek single. and 11-6. Medical Lake scored "We made too many two more runs in the third mistakes both offensive- as Pavao got on base with ly and defensively," Car- a single and later scored on dinals' head coach Tim a Deer Park error. But that Blakely wrote in an email was all Sweeney allowed. after he watched his team "I'mnot surprised, Ky- fall into sixth place in the lie has thrown just about NEA standings with a 4-7 every game forDeer Park league record (5-9 over- since her freshman year." all). Blakely said. "ML just Against Deer Park (7-4,. didn't have enough hits." 11-5) the Cardinals faced Deer Park would tie it the Stag's ace Kylie Swee- in their half of the third and ney - twice - and the then score single runs in senior was spot on all day. the fourth with an RBI sin- She gave up just four hits, gle from Payton Erickson all singles, and struck out proving to be the winning ML boys, girls score tennis wins Wesselman said of Barley victory at No. 2singles to Cardinals. and Neder's match, complete the 4-1 win. The Cheevers, Pavao, Pe- Where the boys match ML boys were 4-1 losers tek and Claire Dormaier was won at doubles, the to LRS with Bailey andeach had two-hit games for girls took both singles Neder collecting a 6-2, 4-6, Medical Lake. matches, plus the No. 1 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles. The Cardinals were at doubles. In the Inland Empire home against 1-8 Newport, Alyssa Fitzgerald Invite Medical Lake quali- Tuesday, May12, and play scored a 6-2, 6-1win at No. fied five players for the sec- a doubleheader May 16 at 1 doubles, Annika Gahan ond day of the event, the Colville (7-4) so they can picked up a 6-2, 6-2 win at most ever. They included certainly move up in the No. 2 doubles and the No.. Noah Ray in boys' singles standings. I doubles pair of'Annette (8th), the mixed doubles Pau/De/aneycanbem ed Carlson and Cassidy Ha-pairing of Tyler Krivolavy at pdelanmy@c ss. gel 6-1, 7-6(8-6) win. and Alyssa Fitzgerald (7th) com. "(Itwas) another solid and Carlson and Hagel performance from Alys- (8th) in girls' doubles. sa," co-head coach Dawn Pau/De/aneycanbereached Eliassen said. at pdelaney@cheneyfireepress. In the nonleague out- com. Dr. David Turner, DMD Modern Most dental dentistry insurances with oldaccepted fashioned including Tricare care ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ECONOMIC IMPACT ....... LOCALLY By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Nonleague tennis competition dominated Medical Lake's schedule last week as the Cardinal boys and girls each sand- wiched a pair of 3-2 wins over Lakeside around matches against Lind- Ritzville-Sprague plus competition in the annual Inland Empire Invite. In their victory over Lakeside the Northeast A League leading Cardi- nal boys got a sweep in doubles play to improve to 6-1. Isiah Farmen and Austin Brown won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. The No. 3 doubles team of Colten Miller and Trevor Nilles also scored a sweep 6-3, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles while Kason Bailey and Alex Neder rallied to take a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles. ' These two really had a long battle to get the win," co-head coach Jake ing against LRS, Carlson and Hagel won 6-4, 6-3 while Alyssa Pena and Jasmine Uribes earned a No. 3 doubles win to go with a forfeit when only four girls attended the match from LRS. "Alyssa and Jasmine really fought hard in the first set to get the win," Eliassen said. Gahan got the other AirwayHeightsFamilyDenti ff 9173W.SunsetHwy. 509-456-4220 STRIKE OUT I]TI! llii ili ii ii I I i i '!/ ! i --[