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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, September 17, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS Scorin hard to come by in Lady Blackhawks first two g By JOHN MCCALLUM goals in the sixth, 24th, 56th and 78th minutes for well. Another highlight was the return of goalkeeper Ni- Editor the win. cole Rowley, who played well despite a yearlong absence Cheney High School girls soccer head coach Nels Sept. 10, Cheney dropped a 3-0 decision on the road from the game to rehabilitate an injured knee. Radtke was provided the opportunity to watch his against defending Great Northern League champion East Rowley had eight saves against East Valley, and 10 Lady Blackhawks first two games from a unique Valley, with all three goals coming from the Knights' against Ferris. vantage point - from the stands as a fan rather than Skylar Bastin in the fifth, 26th and 52nd minutes. Where Cheney needs to improve right now is doing the sidelines as a coach. Despite the losses, Radtke believes his team is in a a better job of getting the ball forward to create scoring Radtke and assistant coach Matt Pollack were sus- better position than it was after the first week of the 2014 opportunities, Radtke said, especially to senior forward pended from coaching the first two games due to red season. In those two games, Cheney lost 6-0 at Ferris and Reba Eaton. The Lady Blackhawks were outshot 14-4 cards they received last year in questioning officials' 5-1 to East Valley, and was never really in either contest, against Ferris and 12-1 at East Valley. calls during Cheney's playoff loss to Clarkston. With getting outshot by a total of 34-7. Radtke believes scoring will come with time, and assistant coach Jesse Ratan calling the shots against By contrast, Radtke said the Ferris game could have thinks this week's home games, a GNL match up with Ferris and East Valley last week, Radtke and Pollack easily have been 3-1 if Cheney had converted an early Clarkston Sept. 15 and a non-league tilt on the pitch were free to watch the contests through different breakawayforascore.AndwhereEastValley'sgoalslast Thursday against Greater Spokane League 3A Shadle eyes, and despite getting shutout in both games, year came off of set plays such as corner kicks and throw Park, will provide the Lady Blackhawks with that op- Radtke said he liked what he saw in his team. ins, not so last Thursday as Cheney defended well, but portuniW. "It was tough not coaching," Radtke said. "But it couldn't dear theball from in front ofthenet onseveral "We're in a good spot right now," he said.."Obvi- was good for us to see some things." occasions, enabling Bastin to capitalize on opporttmities ously I would've liked to have won, but I like where The Lady Blackhawks fell to visiting Ferris 4-0 and score, we are." in their season opener Sept. 8. The Saxons scored Radtke said his young defensive back line played John McCallum can be readed at .com. rn opener By AL STOVER ree gave the Lady Black- Zorrozua said she felt Stark had a "rocky start" (22-25, 25-21,11-15). They rivals Clarkston in their Staff Reporter hawks a chance to apply her team showed up "to during the jamboree and defeated North Central first home match of the The Cheney High vol- some of the techniques play" and shined on de- decided to hold a short (25-22,21-25,15-11)before season, Sept. 15. They leyball team began their and strategies they learned fense, particularly Hailey setting practice before the losing to Lewiston (19-25, host Rogers in a non- season with a busy week, in practice, as well make Bridges, who stepped up in match against East Valley. 22-25). Individual statis- league contest tonight competing in the Lakeside some "fine tuning" to the the back row and recorded "She changed the way tics from the tournament (Sept. 17). jamboree, Sept. 9, defeat- lineup before the East Val- eightdigs, andKDSkilling- she set and ended up play- were unavailable as of This week, Zorrozua ing 2014 GreatNorthern ley match, stad, who had two blocks, ing a great match. She also press time. said the team will con- League champions East "There were some "When you show up in had some great hitters help- Zorrozua said her tinue to focus on blocking Valley, 3-1, Sept. 10, and things that needed to be someoneelse'sgym, you're ingher." team's spirits were high, and defense. She's also finishing l-3-1in the Lake- worked on," ZorroZua already at a disadvantage," One of those hitters was but they were fatigued excited for them to play land Invite, Sept. 12. said. "It was really great Zorrozua said. "With the Pease, who led the team physically and didn'tat home. Inthejamboree, Cheney to see them working as a energy they had, theywent with 13 kills and four aces. have "fresh legs" during "There were a lot of defeated Deer Park and lost team." after it. Even in that third SomeofCheney'smo- the later matches. Cheney students at East to Lakeside. Individual Cheney's hard work game we lost, they didn't mentum carried over in The Lady BlackhawksValley and I think the statistics and scores were in practice and in the jam- roll over." the Lakeland Invite They are 1-0 in league play teamfed off that energy," unavailable as of press boree paid off against the Sophomore Peyton split the first match against and tied for first place Zorrozua said. "Hopeful- time. Knights. The game scores Stark grew into her role as St. Maries (18-25, 25-13), with Pullman, who hasly we'll be able to use the Head coach Heather were 25-16, 20-25, 25-19 the team's setter, having then lost to Sandpoint (24- already played eight home court advantage." Zorrozua said the jambo- and 25-15. 29 assists. Zorrozua said 26, 24-26) and East Valley matches this season. Al Stover can be reached Cheney played GNL at Blackhawks' Norman, Schmidt qualify for state By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney High girls swim team traveled to Moses Lake, Saturday Sept. 12, to compete in the Twilight Jamboree, Where two Blackhawks qualified for the 2A state championships in No- vember. Junior Makenzie Nor- man, who captured a state title last year, quali- fied for her third trip to state after she finished first in the 50-yard free- style in 56.60 seconds. She and fellow junior Alexis Schmidt qualified for state in the 100 but- terfly. Schmidt, who also earned her third state trip, finished second in 1:03.12 while Norman took third in 1:03.66. Schmidt finished third in the 100 back- stroke in 1:16.85, missing the state-qualifying time of 1:14.20 by less than 3 seconds. Besides Norman and Schmidt, head coach Jen- nifer Hochwalt said the newer swimmers gained some experience from the Cheney competed meet of the season, Sept. jamboree, against teams from 19. While Ellensburg is "This week the teamProsser, Grandview, a tough team with large will focus on increasing Mabton and Clarkstonnumbers, Hochwalt said their aerobic base to pre- at the jamboree. Team she will have some of the pare for longer races like scores were not available newer swimmers corn- the 200 IM (individual at press time. pete in different events. medley) and 400 free- Cheney travels to El- AI Stover can be reached style," Hochwalt said. lensburg for their first : at al@cheney epress,com. 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