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SPORTS SECTION 2 CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, October29,201513 Cardinals get Lack back to lead "I think he could have gone on defense but we were quarter. Lack scored with 1:13 remaining in the erring on the side of caution," Hobbs said. opening quarter and following the Wagner to Mas- way in 41-19 road victory "That was long overdue and my kids played teller connection, Lack scored again in the waning really, really well," he said of the team's effort, seconds of the first half pushing Medical Lake's But Friday's effort was nothing new, Hobbs added, lead to 28-7. By PAUL DELANEY "They've been playing pretty darn good and pretty Murray scored with just 14 seconds to play in the Staff Reporter hard the last three or four weeks." third putting the Cardinals ahead 35-7 and Jacquez Medical Lake broke into the win column last But Lack was not the only one who had a stellar Johnson's 22-yard run finished it with 9:59 to play Friday, scoring a 41-19 Northeast A League football night as the Cards churned out 265 yards rushing in the game and pushed the lead to 41-7. victory over the Riverside Rams on the road and it left with 109 and a touchdown belonging to PhillipOutside of a pair of late scores in the fourth one to wonder what if running back Dawson Lack had Murray. quarter, Medical Lake's defense played a stout been healthy the entire season? The passing game, which saw quarterback game, surrendering only nine first downs and 267 The Cardinals (1-5 NEA, 1-7 overall) got a 103- Cory Wagner hit just three of his eight passes, yards, 193 on the ground and much of that late, yard, three-touchdown night from the senior whose still collected 124 yards. One toss of 40 yards to including a 70-yard pass play between quarterback season was initially cut short when he br0ke his thumb Isiah Farmen set up Lack's third score with just John Bogetti and receiver Connor Campbell. in the second game of the season against St. Maries, 16 seconds left. And Ty Masteller hauled in a pass Lack will have one more opportunity to play Idaho, Sept. 11. But Lack did not exit that game before and turned it into a 55-yard scoring play and a Friday on Senior Night and Homecoming versus he ran for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 20-7 lead. Deer Park (0-6, 1-7) at 7 p.m. "They're going to quarter and a half. Medical Lake's first scoring drive, capped bycome to play," Hobbs said. Lack's availability for the Riverside game was Lack's 37-yard run for a touchdown with just 53 "He deserves it, he was planning for a big senior a total surprise to head coach Wes Hobbs. "We as- seconds gone in the first quarter, was answered year," Hobbs said of Lack. sumed he wasn't coming back, at all," but they had quickly as the Rams' (1-5, 1-7) John Coppock scored "We're hoping it's going to be a great way for held out hope the senior would get a few more times with 6:47 remaining in the opening quarter, tying all the seniors to go out," he said. There will be no toting the ball. the game at 7-7. motivational speeches prior. "If you can't get up Through some determination and some good doc- "The most pleasant thing was how we respond- for this one you've got a problem." tors Lack was ready to go, Hobbs said. Normally play- ed to their drive," Hobbs said. P a u l D e I a n e y c a n b e r e a c h e d a t ing at linebacker, too, Lack only saw action on offense. It was all Cardinals from there until the fourth pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com. Cardinals sweep final cross country Rv win Yn c] ished second, 30 seconds behind 3.2 mile course. Cogswell was ...o.s as e.. ecte.., Williams. the No. 1 girls' runner most of girls surprise with "That's his first race backthe early part of the year until other than running JV," head she got hurt and fell back in the their victory coach Gene Blankenship said ofpack. Dingfield who has been battling "The girl that has started to By PAUL DELANEY an injury. The boys had five come on is (Mariah) Pena," Blan- Staff Reporter PRs, including freshman and kenship said. "She was only one Medical Lake cross country got first time varsity runner Zachary second behind Mariah Kroeze." one result it expected and another Lewis, whose 18:01 was good for Next up for both teams is to- it didn't at their final Northeast A that No. 6 finish. Full finishes day's (Oct. 29) District 7 champi- League regular season meet Oct, can be found in the West Plains onships at Chewelah Golf Course 21 at Freeman, and both were Scoreboard on page 10. starting at 2 p.m. where berths good. Blankenship expected a tough- to next week's state meet are on The Cardinals collected team er challenge from Freeman on the the line. Boys will have three victories for both the boy's and girls' side, but learned their No. 1 team berths at Pasc0 while the girl's squads. The boys breezed runner from the previous season girls have only two coming out past Freeman 15-45 and Chewelah opted to not run in 2015. of districts. 15-46 to finish third with a 5-2 Blankenship said it was ef- "We have a couple of girls, record while the girls, 4-3, edged fort. Kroeze and Pena, who are going Freeman 26-33 and easily topped "Our girls ran good," he said. to try to make the top-10 so they Chewelah 15-50 to finish fourth in The Cardinal girls had four per- get to go as individuals," Blanken- the standings, sonal records, including Mariah ship said. "(But) my girls keep Sop, ho ore Mason WilliamsKroeze's 20:57, good for second telling me we're going to finish l~ ~t(ingent of six Medical ov~r~tll. Medical Lake had sixsecond," so they can reach state L~ke rgnners across the finish runners in the top-10. ~as a team. line with a time of 16 minutes, 29 Freshman Jenavieve Cog- "Maybe they know more than seconds. Senior Jacob Dingfield swell was still recovering from I do," the coach said. was back in competition after an injury, but "She still PR'd," Paul Delaney can be reached at sitting out the last meet. He fin- he added, running 23:38 on thepdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com. Medical Lake soccer fails to finish what they start By PAUL DELANEY 22, second half offensive bit and Newport was one Staff Reporter explosions did them in. of them," head coach Second half struggles The Cardinals (2-10,Zane Higgins said. cost the Medical Lake 2-12) struck first with Newport outshot girl's soccer victories the usual combination Medical Lake 18-8. last week and likely any as Makayla Geiger took At Freeman, the Scot- chance of postseason play a pass from Nicole We-ties got goals in each half next. therall just two minutes from Lindsay Balken- While the Cardinals into the match for a 1-0 bush, her first in the 32nd played solidly in the first lead. But the Grizzlies got minute was the eventual halves of their two North- the rest, including three game winner. Freeman east A League matches in the first half and two led 2-0 at the half and in losses of 5-1 at home more in the second. Medical Lake stayed to Newport (5-6 NEA, "We play competi- within striking distance 7-7 overall) last Tuesday tively most of the time through much of the sec- and 5-0 on the road at but we have some gamesond half until an Alisa Freeman (8-2, 9-4) Oct. where we let down a little Miller goal in the 51st swimmin continued from page i the 100 breaststroke in at the Class 2A/1A Dis- 1:17.47. trict Championships, Oct. ton, Hanson and Hanna Other top finishers for 29-31 at Moses Lake High (2:29.75) finished second Cheney include Krantz School. in the 200 medley relay. (30.12) finishing secondLast year, Norman "Itwasagoodmeetfor in the 50 freestyle and captured district titles in us and it set up our tenta- third in the 100 back-the 50 freestyle and 100 tive lineup for districts," stroke (1:19.20). Hanson freestyle while Schmidt head coach Jennifer Hoch- (2:50.19) was second in finished second in the walt said. "We had some the 200 IM. 100 butterfly and 200 IM. good swims, especially In team events, John- Cheney's relay team also from our younger corn- son, Krantz, Perry andwon the 200 freestyle petitors." Hanson won the 400 free- relay. At the Pullman meet, style relay in 4:27.09. The "I can't wait to see Norman won the l00 but- team of Norman, Hanson, how our swimmers per- terry (1:01.31) and took Johnson and Schmidt form this year," Hochwalt second in the 200 freestyle took second in both the said. "Hopefully they can (2:05.66). 200 medley (2:10.46) and make it past the top 16 Schmidt finished sec- 200 freestyle (1:53.23) and into the top 8." ond in the 500 freestyle relays. AI Stover can be reached in 5:54.02 and third in Cheney will compete at al@cheneyfreepress.com. minute opened the gates. Freeman had a 20-10 edge in shots on goal. "We were fighting with them the whole game," Higgins said. "I'm happy with the way we played, we're just not get- ring goals." Hanging by a string going into the week's play as far as playoffs were concerned, the Cardinals saw that turn to a thread by the Freeman match. "We still have a shot, we have to win, and hope- fully Colville loses, that would put us in," Higgins said. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. com. Postseason future rests with Cardinals By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter If the Medical Lake girl's volleyball team wants to reach the postseason, their fate rests in their own hands. Following a pair of 3-0 Northeast A League losses last week to New ort at home and Free- man on the road, the team's sixth consecutive losses, the Cards face a pair of winnable matches, at home this past Tuesday against winless Riv- erside (0-12 NEA, 0-14 overall) and on the road tonight, Oct. 29 at Chewelah (3-9, 3-10). "Last week we had a tough game against Freeman and we really battled with them," Cardinals' head coach Kari Knowlton said. "We are excited to play in the last two games of the season and see where it leads US." Taylor Fritz's 10 kills and Claire Dormaier's 11 digs were not enough as Medical Lake (1-11, 1-11) lost 10-25,14-25 and 13-25 to Newport. Fritz had seven kills and six digs two nights later as Freeman won 25-15, 25-6 and 25-13. Paul Delaney can be .reached at pdela~cheney.freepress.com. 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. First Street, Cheney, WA 99004 509.235.9229