Time dwindles for CWU seniors

Time dwindles for CWU seniors

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a promising beginning to the season and a disappointing middle of the season, the CWU men’s basketball team still have hopes to win their last home game of the season against Simon Fraser Saturday before their season ending trip to Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage. The Wildcats began the season 12-3 and have ... Read more »

Western extends CWU’s losing streak

Western extends CWU’s losing streak

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Yet another disappointing loss Thursday night for CWU’s men’s basketball team as they lost to GNAC-leading WWU (20-5, 14-3 GNAC) 85-72. This loss makes eight in a row for the Wildcats, the worst losing streak in school history since 1927. Despite getting sophomore guard Naim Ladd back after a 2-game ab... Read more »

CWU shoots for win in rivalry game

CWU shoots for win in rivalry game

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The CWU men’s basketball team is hoping to snap their seven-game losing streak Thursday in a tough matchup against a nationally ranked Western Washington University (WWU). CWU lost their first game to WWU 100-89 at Whatcom Community College. “This game means a lot, everyone always talks about this... Read more »

CWU swimmers dive into their season

CWU swimmers dive into their season

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

This weekend CWU’s club swim team will be competing at the Lake Washington Masters Invite. Junior distance swimmer, Kylie Dugan, has been on the swim team for three years. She started swimming her freshman year at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Dugan thought swimming would be an easy sport, but to h... Read more »

CWU competes in GNAC Indoor

CWU competes in GNAC Indoor

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

CWU track and field has a lot riding on this weekend, rolling into the GNAC indoor championship. As the indoor season is coming to a close, CWU athletes are approaching a meet that could be a big opportunity for athletes to qualify for nationals.  As of right now three athletes would qualify for nationals, but tha... Read more »

Vertfest grows into weekend long event

Vertfest grows into weekend long event

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

For the ninth straight year, Vertfest will be taking place at Alpental Ski Area on Feb. 19 at 10:00 a.m. Vertfest is not only a rigorous race that will test participants uphill ski touring stamina and present them with the challenge of skiing down double black diamonds, it is also a weekend full of alpin... Read more »

Lacrosse looks for repeat playoff appearance

Lacrosse looks for repeat playoff appearance

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

After eight years without making it to the postseason the CWU Men’s Lacrosse club finally made it to the playoffs last season. On top of that, the team broke a four year slump of one-win seasons last season, finishing  with a record of 7-7. “It was the first time we’ve been to playoffs in seven or e... Read more »

Rugby heads to Canada undefeated

Rugby heads to Canada undefeated

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Rugby, Sports

The men’s rugby team is undefeated at 5-0 and headed to Abbotsford, B.C. to play Abbotsford Rugby Football Club. Head coach Todd Thornley likes the way the Wildcats have played early on. “We’re sticking to our stuff, and doing things the right way. We seem to be making improvements eve... Read more »

Alaska Anchorage outpaces CWU

Alaska Anchorage outpaces CWU

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats battled hard against the University of Alaska Anchorage, but in the end the Seawolves pulled away with the 69-48 win. From the start the game took on a quicker pace than normal for the Wildcats, with the Seawolves controlling the tempo. “They sped the game up to a point that go... Read more »

Wildcats hold off Nanooks

Wildcats hold off Nanooks

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcat women’s basketball team fought hard against the University of Alaska, Fairbanks from start to finish, coming away with a 69-66 victory, and picking up a win in the standings Thursday night. “We never gave up the lead,” head coach Jeff Harada said. “They made a big run, but we h... Read more »

Pats win, Falcons blow it

Pats win, Falcons blow it

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

I’m still shocked by what transpired Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. After appearing completely dead for the better part of three quarters of football, the New England Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to win 34-28 in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. New England broke ma... Read more »

CWU Athletics may soon face concussions head on with new technology

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Football, General, Sports

Through the efforts of Chris De Villeneuve, the executive director of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, CWU has an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of diagnosing brain injuries at sporting events. The seriousness of head injuries in sports is just now being brought to light with the... Read more »

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