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Section 2 July 30, 2015 ' Cheney Free Press Cheney 17 lits doubleh w'th NW Premier The Cheney 17U baseball team finished its season with an 11-13 record. Photo contributed by Bill Peabody By AL STOVER StaffReporter The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team wrapped up their in- dependent season July 21 after split- ting a doubleheader with Northwest Premier's 16U baseball team, winning game one, 11-8 and losing game two 12-9. With the split doubleheader, the Summerhawks finished the season with an 11-13 record and hopefully many players gaining the experience they need for spring baseball. In game one, Cheney and Premier were close throughout the game. Af- ter leading 2-1 in the first inning, the Summerhawks went on an offensive rally with Premier not far behind. At the plate, Cade VanWormer was 2 .for 3 with three RBIs and a triple. Trey Martin was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Phillip Murray was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Andre Witt was I for 3 with an RBI double. "Everyone was on base at some point," head coach Austin Sharp said. "We also played pretty tight defense." Murray (4-3) got the win on the mound, striking out six batters and giving up five earned runs. See Cheney 17U page 2 up in By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney Sum- merhawks 15U baseball team finished their season with a close 4-3 win over Northwest Premier, July 22, then went 1-2 in the "}SU City, Tournament. In the tournament, Cheney dropped the first game to the Hurricanes, 5-4, in extra innings, July 24. The next day they defeated the Red Storm 12-2, then lost to the Joes, 6-2. Against the Hurricanes, Cheney took the lead early. after Jonathon Owings hit an RBI double deep into left field. As the Summer- hawks led 4-1 in the sev- enth inning, the Hurricanes scored three runs to tie the game and force it into extra. innings, then brought in the winning run in the bot- tom of the eighth. Dylan Arthur pitched in the first seven innings and Maikie Goodloe (1-3) closed the game. Individ- ual stats were not available as of press time. Dylan Arthur pitched the tournament game against The Summerhawks rebounded the next morning against the Red Storm. They got their bats going early, scoring "We knew going into the tourna- ment that arms were going to be stretched thin. After that slow start, I was proud of the team and I'm happy with how the season went." Photo by AI Stover first seven innings in the the Hurricanes. five runs in the first and second innings and one in the fourth. The Sum- merhawks' defense kept the Red Storm's come- i i back attempt to just one run in the fourth inning. Julian Chabot (1-0) picked up his first win on the mound. While Cheney's bats were alive against the Red Storm, they faded against the Joes. With the game tied 1-1 the Joes scored three runs to take the lead in the third inning. Cheney scored a run in the sixth inning. The Joes put up runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Owings (1-1) start- ed on the mound while Goodloe relieved him in the fifth inning. "We knew going into this game, it was going to be tough but win- nable," head coach Nick 15U head coach Nick Fell skid before their three- game sweep over the Red Storm, 14-0 in a July 16 single game and a July 18 doubleheader 11-1, 14-0. Before the win over Northwest Premier, Cheney defeated the Joes,, 9-1, July 20. The Sum- Fell said. "After our win merhawks finished With a against the Red Storm 6-8 record and third place earlier, our bats kind of in the Spokane Indians went dead. That's how Youth Baseball League baseball is unfortunate- 15U standings. ly." Fell felt the season Before the tourna- was successful. Henoted ment, Cheney's had a the team's boost in con- close game against Pre- fidence after they swept mier. At the plate, Garrett the Red Storm at the end Hagel was 2 for 4 with a of the regular season. double. Chabot was 2 "Offensively and for 3 with an RBI. Luke pitching we've played Martin was 2 for 4 with a well, but we played eight double and an RBI. Jacob games in nine days," Fell Lauber (1-2) got the win said. "We knew going on the mound, into the tournament that The end of the regular arms were going to be season was a 180-degree stretched thin. After that turn from the beginning, slow start, I was proud Cheney lost their first of the team and I'm hap- five games before they py with how the season shut out the Red Storm, went." 12-0, July 6. They went AI Stover can be reached on another five-game at Plenty is new for EWU Eagles prepare for 2015 football season By PAUL DELANEY be headed the remainder Eastern would finish Pac-12 Oregon Ducks, the Staff Reporter of the season, the season 7-1 in Big Sky Eagles are happy West Back on Oct. 4, 2014 But when Jordan West play and 11-3 overall fall- got real live reps and the when quarterback Ver- stepped in for Adams for ing in the FCS quarterfi- quarterback situation non Adams limped off four weeks and finished nal round to Illinois State seems hardly dire at all. the field after breaking with a 3-1 record in his 59-46. The Eagles closedBut that's just for a couple of bones in his "relief" role, not only did he the 2014 season ranked, starters when it comes to foot, there was concern help salvage a season, but fourth in FCS. changes for the three-time over where the Eastern Westprovidedaninsurance Now that Adams has defending Big Sky Con- Washington University policy the Eagles could file departed Cheney to try to ference champion Eagles. football program might away, just in case. crack the lineup with the They begin fall camp as a unit Wednesday, Aug. 12 where it is possible that with freshmen tentatively Adams could line up be- scheduled to report Aug. hind center for the Ducks 10 and veterans the fol- against his old team. lowing day. The trip to Eugene is Eastern has its usual followed by a road game challenging schedule, in Cedar Falls, Iowa ver- opening at Football Bowl sus traditional Football Subdivision national Championship Subdivi- champion runner-up Uni- versity of Oregon, Sept. 5 See EWU football page 2 ros strug By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A generation before the Sonics, Pilots/Mari- ners or Seahawks, the notion of anything Major League in the Northwest was a nebulous thing. Back when the Wash- ington Huskies and Or- egon Ducks were more often than not college football whipping boys -- and the WSU Cougars were, well same-o-same- o - the Northwest's only claim to the national sports spotlight came on the water. .-=~N,,~,= ...... With- j u st -~-JImF-~" ~i short of '~ ~a month ~~;ii~ in 1950, the state went bonkers over boat racing and for good reason.. On June 26, the Slo-m.o-shun IV un- limited hydroplane -- Slo- mo for short- set a world, one'mile speed record on Lake Washington at an unheard of average of 160.32 miles-per-hour. But more importantly, July 22, Ted Jones drove the Slo-mo to a Gold Cup victory on the Detroit River, beating band-lead- because last weekend the er Guy Lombardo in his hydros took to the Co- Tempo VI and earning lumbia River in the Tri- the right for Seattle to Cities and this weekend host hydroplaning's most they complete the north- coveted race the follow- west swing in Seattle. ing year. Tri-Cities appropriate- It was the Slo-mo that ly hosted the prestigious brought Gold Cup hydro- Gold Cup on the golden planing to Seattle, thus 50th anniversary of the enabling 500,000 fans to Water Follies and another witness the spectacle in good crowd lined the their own backyards and shores to watch Jimmy go wild over it, accord- Shane duel deck-to-deck ing to the book, "This is with J. Michael Kelly for Hydroplaning," by Paul the win. Lowney. But the sport that once This journey down ruled summers in the memory lane takes place Northwest struggles with problems both on and off tive years as one of the the water and it's future television voices of Sea- seriously concerns Mike fair gives one some pretty Fitzsimmons. solid credentials. Fitzsimmons is likelyWhile you may dis- best known locally as agree with his politics, the conservative radio Fitzsimmons" stories, talk show host. But just knowledge and insight a few handfuls of people into a half-century of around these parts know roostertails are fascinat- him in his other role. ing. He's a walking en- He is one of the fore- cyclopedia of hydroplane most experts on what was history. once a dynamic sport that While still strong here captivated conversations in the Northwest, where and media coverage in most of the race teams the Northwest every July reside, the sport suffers and August. Spending 43 consecu- See Crunch Time page 2