Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Sports: Wildcats go 2-2 over homestand


BY QUIN WALKER, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University baseball team hosted its home opener against the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders last weekend. The Crusaders (9-12, 5-3 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) visited to take part in their second GNAC series of the year, previously winning three of their last four games. The Wildcats (7-9, 3-5 GNAC) were […]

Sports: Softball undefeated to start GNAC play


BY JULIA SANDERSON, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University softball team swept its weekend series against Simon Fraser University and Western Washington University last weekend, improving to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play. Central came out strong against Simon Fraser and won the first game of the doubleheader 9-1 in five innings […]

Sports: Brothers star for dominant rugby team


BY RACHEL CHARLTON, Staff Reporter They’re admittedly polar opposites. One is a hard worker while the other prefers a more laid-back lifestyle. But if there’s one thing that can always bring Aladdin and Maverick Schirmer together, it’s rugby. Since taking Central rugby by storm, the brothers have contributed to the now varsity sport’s success, while strengthening […]

Sports: Wrestling club finishes second at regional tournament and advance eight to nationals

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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS, Staff Reporter Last Saturday, Central Washington University hosted the Northwest Conference regional wrestling tournament and finished second out of the nine schools. Head coach Eric Idler wasn’t completely satisfied with his team’s performance; he said that they could have won the conference. “Overall we did well, a few individuals did exceptionally well,” Idler […]

Sports: Central’s five game streak ends in California


BY JULIA SANDERSON Staff Reporter The Central Washington University women’s softball team ended its five-game winning streak this past weekend, going 2-4 in California. The Wildcats went 1-1 against Holy Names, 0-2 against Dominican and 1-1 against the Academy of Art, bringing their overall record to 7-4. The Wildcats played each team twice over the weekend, […]

Sports: No. 20 SPU derails Wildcats’ chances for postseason in 91-59 defeat

BY CHACE DAVY, Staff Reporter Thursday was a doubleheader night for Central Washington University basketball, with both the men and women’s team playing back-to-back. The black-clad Central men’s team was unable to duplicate the success of the women earlier in the night, falling to nationally-ranked Seattle Pacific University, 91-59. The loss officially eliminates the Wildcats from […]

Sports: Men’s basketball’s hosts nationally-ranked SPU with playoff hopes on the line

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BY CHACE DAVY, Staff Reporter After winning six of eight games and sitting in fourth place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the Central Washington University men’s basketball team took a turn for the worse, losing four straight and falling to seventh in the GNAC. Their most recent loss, featured on ROOT Sports, was a thriller […]

Sports: Wildcats come up short to Northwest Nazarene, 55-53

BY JAMES NARANJO, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University women’s basketball team looked like they were going to grab their first win in weeks last weekend, but a late run by Northwest Nazarene was just enough to hold off the Wildcats. The Wildcats fell to 6-18 overall and 1-15 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play after […]

Sports: After rough home stand, Wildcats hit the road for two games


BY DILLON PETERSON, Staff Reporter With four games left in the regular season, the Central Washington University men’s basketball team has one of its biggest road trips of the year ahead of them. Central goes on the road to face Simon Fraser University today, and Western Washington University on Saturday. “Both teams are very good on their floors […]

Wildcats again go winless on the road

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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS Staff Reporter The Central Washington University women’s basketball team took to the road for the last two games butcame up empty as they fell 68-47 to the Falcons of Seattle Pacific lastThursday, and then again lost to Montana State Billings 60-39 on Saturday. This gives the Wildcats 17 losses this season, and increases […]