Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

CWU Makes Rugby A Varsity Sport

By Justin Nunez Last year CWU took a large step and decided to make the school rugby teams, both men’s and women’s, a varsity sport. This was in part to the men’s long winning tradition and the growing popularity of women’s rugby. “There will be new student athletes coming to Central that would’ve not come […]

Kitna Wildcat Classic Tees Off

By Justin Nunez Tomorrow the 12th annual Kitna Wildcat Classic, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, kicks off. The golf tournament is held each year in honor of Jon Kitna, former CWU quarterback who went on to play in the NFL for 16 years. It helps raise funds that go directly into the Wildcat Club which […]

Troutwater Fly

By Austin Bennett Troutwater Fly Shop has been flourishing in downtown Ellensburg. Troutwater recently moved to their downtown location at 425 N. Pearl St. this past April but the business has been operating since 2010 . Troutwater chose to move downtown due to traffic and the accommodations. “The boats are in and out before the […]

Central’s newly renovated tennis courts open

BY Chandler St. Louis Staff Reporter   The recent remodeling of Central’s tennis courts has players and community members ecstatic. The tennis courts, located next to Wendell Hill Hall, underwent much needed renovations after years of wear and tear. The old surface was completely torn out and replaced with eight brand new courts. Although the […]

Three CWU athletes make the trip to nationals

BY DILLON SAND Staff Reporter   Tayler Fettig, Connie Morgan and Dani Eggleson all represented Central in Allendale, Mich. at the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships over the weekend, held at Grand Valley State University. Fettig went into nationals looking to become a two time All-American and succeeded when she placed sixth […]

Looking for a new place to work out? Athletic facilities open to public at 6061 Vantage Highway

BY DILLON PETERSON Staff Reporter   If you are tired of the same facilities that the Student Union building has to offer on campus, go check out the Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Center (ERRC) off Vantage Highway. This club has a lot to offer and is free to anyone with a Central I.D. card. There […]

CWU football player, Mike Nelson, passes on chance to play pro ball

BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS Staff Reporter   Most kids playing football at a young age dreamed of playing in the National Football League. However, Mike Nelson didn’t always have that dream. Coming in as a wide-eyed freshman, Nelson said he developed in a big way as a person and as a player. At Central, he liked […]

Wildcat spring football defense dominates

BY DILLON SAND Staff Reporter   The next era of Central Washington University started last Saturday as head coach Ian Shoemaker got his first taste of coaching the Wildcats during the annual spring game. The spring football game was played last Saturday with the White team defense defeating the Crimson team offense 37-14 in front […]

Central students take to the rivers as the weather heats up

BY Chandler St. Louis Staff Reporter   Have you ever had an idea for an outdoor trip but haven’t quite been able to make it happen? Bring your ideas into Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR), and they can make your adventure dreams happen. The OPR, located on the east side of the SURC, offers many […]