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SPORTS SECTION 2 CHENEY FREE PRESS I 5 Thursday, May 7, 2015 continued from page 1 " g a s i c a 1 1 y winning the event with a though, we're still vault of 10 feet, 6 inches, with Brooklyn Spencer and Zoe Lamb second and third. Rylie Pease did the same in the javelin, win- ning with a season-best throw of 123-02.50, with Levchenko and Breann Passey second and third. Bakana won the high jump, going 5 feet with Kayla Lemelin in third. Jones and Assonken went 2-3 in the long jump and Skillingstad and Leme- lin went 2-3 in the triple jump. Arianna Rich and Marissa Hunley (season best 28-04.5) went 2-3 in the shot put, and then reversed that order in the discus, Rich setting a new season best with a toss of 92 feet. Clieney girls head coach Tom Stralser at- tributed the titie to "great senior leadership" that provided a lot of the scor- ing punch. "Basically though, we're still pretty young, so it's pretty exciting," he added. pretty young, so it's pretty excit- ing." Cheney girls head coach Tom Stralser Drake Johnson, Steaven Zachman and Matthew Christianson all captured firsts on the track, Johnson winning the 400 in 2:00.10 (season best), Zachman the 1,600 in 4:26.30 and Christian- son the 3,200 in 10:42.50. Kaleb Lerch was second in the 3,200. Third place finishes went to Charles Johnson in the 100 (season best 11.10), Carson Brown in the 400 (season best 56.60), Carson Kerr in the 800 (season best 2:04.30) and Spencer Jackson in the 110 (season best 16 seconds) and 300 hur- dles. Gaige Felix and Brett Wyborney both claimed first place finishes in the field events, Felix the Photo by John McCallum Cheney's Gaige Felix leaps for the pit in the prelims of the long jump competition against WestValley. The junior finished third in the event, but jumped 40 feet, 3.75 inches to take first in the triple jump. triple jump at 40-03.75 and Wyborney the shot put at 47-11.50. Wybor- ney was third in the discus and Felix third in the long jump. Cameron Hardt finished third in the high jump. Friday the Cheney girls captured the Riv- erside Invitational title, with the Blackhawk boys finishing seventh among 23 teams. Top three finishes for the boys went to Peyton Putney with season best marks in the 200 (first, 22.82) and 100 (second, 11.42), Jackson in the 110 hurdles (third) and Wyborney in the shot put (third). For the girls, Skillingstad won the 100 hurdles, Levchenko sec- ond in the 100 and 300 hurdles, Pease first in the javelin and Bradley sec- ond in the pole vault. In relays, the 4x100 team of Assonken, Bakana, Levchenko and Jones was first with a season best 50.98, and the 4x400 team of McGourin, Whiteley, Skillingstad and Bakana finished sec- ond with a season best 4:18.20. Cheney now awaits District 7 competition, which takes place May 15 at West Valley. John McCal- lum can be reached at continued from page 1 pitched another gem on the mound, striking out nine and walking two, throwing 67 percent strikes. "It was just an all around performance," Blake said of the title- clinching win. "Every aspect of the game was there." Boyd stretched her record to 12-0 and the Lady Blackhawks pounded out 22 hits in a 21-3 game one win Fri- day at Pullman. The se- nior gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out eight, throwing 63 percent strikes. Offensively Barsness was 5 for 5 with a dou- ble, Cheyenne Hanson 4 for 5 with a double and Meghan Krantz 3 for 5 with a triple, solo home run and three RBIs. Cheney took advantage of seven Greyhound er- rors while committing no miscues. But ,in game two, Blake said you could see the focus wasn't quite there anymore. Kallsen struggled on the mound, getting just one out be- fore being lifted in the first inning for Boyd. Boyd pitched well until the fifth when Blake said you could see her steam begin- ning to diminish, and the "movement pitches, not moving." Pullman scored four times in the inning to tie the game, but Cheney managed a run in the sixth and seventh to take a 16-14 lead before the Grey- hounds' Halley Ghigleri produced a two-RBI, game-winning triple in the bottom of the sev- enth. Krantz had four hits, including two more home runs - three on the day - and a Pair of RBIs. Adriana Suiter added three hits, in- cluding a home run, as did Kallsen, with Bars- ness, Boyd, Hanson and Cassie Schliep each with two hits. Cheney is now 17-1 overall, 13-1 in GNL play with two games remain- ing, Tuesdayat West Valley and Wednesday's regular-season finale against Clarkston in Cheney: The Lady Blackhawks are still playing well, on the mound, in the field where they have a .929 fielding percentage and at the plate where they are averaging 18.5 hits per seven innings. For Blake, how his team re- sponds to the Pullman loss may be an indicator of future success. "Will they be tenta- tive, or come out like it was just a bump in the road and get back to how they were playing before?" he asked. Perfect season gone, Cheney still has a lot to play for, including be- ing the first ever to win a district title for the school. No matter what happens though, there is one thing that can never be taken away. "They will always be the team that won that first league title for Cheney," Blake said. John McCal- lum Can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress. com. atients Welcome LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED By Roberta & Keith Brannon Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-6:30 pro. Sat. 9:00 am--6:00 pm Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm 10 W. 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