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I CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, August 20, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS Photos by A1 Stover Wunder women Spokane's Cassady Hantz (right) races to the bicycle area after completing the swimming portion of the West Plains Wunder Woman Triathlon, Aug. 16. Hantz was a member of the Tri Tip Steaks team in the Olympic race. Barbara Fode (left), out of Cranbrodk, British Columbia, races up the hill before exiting Waterfront Park and onto the bicycle course. continued from page 1 who was an Honorable Mention All-Big Sky pick, combined for 12 of EWU's 27 goals a year ago. "Chloe and Savan- nah both had tremendous seasons, and we return a number of other attacking players, as well," Bocinar said. Alsobackup top are se- nior Alisha Stott (forward/ defender) juniors Paige Gallaway (midfielder) Ua Ruedy (forward) and sophomore Caylah Lun- ning (forward), all of whom got playing time for Eastern last season. The midfield returns fa- miliar faces in ColviUe se- nior Tasha Luu (midfield/ defender), junior Kiana Hafferty (midfielder) and sophomore Lad Rennaker (defender). Goalkeeper is the Eagles biggest unknown following the departure of Schwery along wi.th the news that presumed No. 1 Alexandria Johnson underwent career-ending surgery this offseason. Bodnar brought in three new players to vie for the spot, the most experienced being junior Mallory Tay- lor, who earned Great Plains Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors last season at NAIA member Hastings College in Nebraska. ' Bodnar had a chance continued from page 1 going two and two-thirds the RBI leaders with six innings, each, with Glori Cheev- In the title game, "We had a really great ers and Leslie Jones each which began at 2:20 a.m. time and the girls played knocking in five runs. Sunday, the Bandits well," West Plains headFinch was 4-0 on the scored 11 runs in the coach Byron Pavao said mound, posting a 1.68 third and outlasted the in an email. "Biggest chal- earned run average over Hells Canyon Rangers lenge was getting the16 and two-thirds innings from Moscow, Idaho to girls back awake between of work. Defensively the win the Bronze Bracket in games." Bandits posted a .921 an offensive showdown, Offensively, Lexi Jo fielding percentage, nine 15-8. Thetwo teams corn- Johnson led the Bandits errors, with Cavanagh bined for 27 hits, 15 by with a .636 average for making 32 of the team's West Plains, with Bailey the tournament, going 7 67 total putouts from her Cavanagh going 3 for 3 for 11, with Leslie Jones third base position. with three RBIs and two second at .615 (8 for 13) J o h n M c C a I - runs scored, and Cavanagh third atlum can be reached at Finch got the win in .571(8for14).Cavanagh, jmac@cheneyfreepress. relief of Laurie Jones, Finch. and Gonzalez were com. continued from page 1 Some boxers have suc- sian fighter was making will probably generate less cess even late into their a name for himself, hand- buys than his bout with an eighth-round KO to runs. Although his career ing Klitschko a second Pacquiao, though it will Lennox Lewis. was shorter than mostloss. He later vacated the be the talk of sports for Not all of the young fighters, Marciano re- heavyweight title, de- several months. guns who defeat legends tired as the heavyweight spite wanting a rematchBut sportsis unpredict- go on tohave great careers, champion with a 49-0 with Klitschko. able and maybe there's After he defeated Ali, Ber- record. In his last fight But Mayweather something in Berto that bick held the World Box- he knocked out Archiedoesn't seem to care much Mayweather sees - be- ing Council heavyweight Moore, who despite hav- about tradition, nor what sides an easy win - that title for eight months be- ing 20 losses, managed his critics really think, we do not. Maybe Berto fore losing it to Tyson. to give "The BrocktonHe knows fans will pay will give Mayweather a While he went on to have Blockbuster" a wOrthyto see him fight, whether good challenge - or even success in Canada, Bebrick challenge, it's because they like him win. never achieved the iconic Lewis fought Vitalior they want to see himA1Stover can be reached status that Ali did. Klitschko when the Rus- lose. His fight with Berto at al@cheneyfreepress.com. to see how training efforts have worked in an exhibi- tion match Friday, Aug. 14 versus Gonzaga of the West Coast Conference, a 2-1 win for the Bulldogs. Williams picked up where she left off in 2014 scoring the Eagles' goal in the 24th minute of a game played on a dusty, blustery day in Cheney. "I was definitely im- pressed with the level of athleticism in the ex- hibition," Bodnar said. "I think anybody that came and who watched, from the start of this year and the start of last year would see a big improve- ment; I do anyway." Bodnar said he put players into situations against GU to test them, and his intuitions on their abilities. "We try to put them in a tough spot against teams that are as good or better than teams we're going to play the rest of the year and we did that," he said. Besides the mixing and proper matching of veterans and youth, part of the effort to turn a struggling, program around involves chang- ing the culture, Bodnar said. "I think it's more of the kids bought into what we were doing, they worked extremely hard," he said. The part of the Eagles season that counts begins with nonconference con- tests at the University of Texas-E1 Paso this Fri- day, Aug. 21, and at New Mexico State Sunday, Aug. 23. They return home for a Friday, Aug. 28 Contest with Califor- nia State-Bakersfield at 4p.m. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. com. 10 Screens! 509-232-0444 Movie Information R Daily (12:45) (3:00) (5:15) 7:30 9:40 R (11:50) (2:20) (4:40) 7:00 9:20 613 S. 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