Al’s Wide World of Sports – Oct. 11

This is the first of what I hope turns into a weekly post that gives short previews of the various teams and athletes I cover for the newspaper, as well as the ones I like.


Cheney Blackhawks sports
The Cheney Blackhawks football team picked up an impressive 48-0 win over the Moscow Bears. Stats are incomplete or else but quarterback Jake Martin had three passing touchdowns. They take on the West Valley in Great Northern League play, Oct. 16.

The Lady Blackhawks volleyball team swept West Valley and Clarkston in GNL play. Setter Peyton Stark recorded 43 assists. Cheney, who is in first place in the GNL standings, faces Pullman and East Valley this week.

Girls swimming defeated Selah 106-52.

Hailey Bridges and Alexis Schmidt were named the Cheney Free Press athletes of the week for Oct. 10.


EWU Eagles
Eastern Washington’s football team improved to 2-0 in Big Sky Conference play after a 42-41 win over Cal Poly in overtime. Quarterback Jordan West passed for 224 yards with four touchdowns. To read the full recap of the game, follow the link. They travel to Pocatello, Idaho to play Idaho State on Saturday.

EWU’s cross country teams are in action this weekend. The women travel to Louisville, Kent., to compete in the Louisville Pre-nationals Invitational. The men head to Lewiston, Idaho, for the Inland Northwest Classic.

Eastern’s womens soccer team hosts Northern Arizona, Oct. 16, and Southern Utah, Oct. 18, in Big Sky play.

The Eagles volleyball team is riding a seven-match winning streak after a 3-1 win over Portland State. They travel to Montana to play the Bobcats, Oct. 15, and the Grizzlies, Oct. 17.

Professional sports teams/athletes
The Minnesota Vikings are on a bye week but I’m still rocking the jersey.

The New York Mets are tied 1-1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. You can read about my conversion to the Mets later today.

The Seattle Seahawks play the Cincinnati Bengals. They come into the game with a 13-10 win over the Detroit Lions.


Fantasy
The Detroit Direwolves take on the Nebraska Zephyers. They come into the game with a loss to the Denver Drillers. Carson Palmer is starting with Cam Newton on a bye week.

The Chi-town Charizards face David’s Team. The Charizards are playing with a short roster as most of the starting offense is on a bye week. Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback.

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