March creates snowsports madness

March creates snowsports madness

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

Birds are chirping, snow is melting and people are thinking more about the upcoming college basketball tournament than they are about skiing. People are putting the ski gear away and breaking out the shorts but ski season is not over. “March is pretty sweet. I remember toboggan training got out earl...

Baseball preps for second GNAC series

Baseball preps for second GNAC series

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

The CWU men’s baseball team has their second GNAC series of the year against NNU. Last week they split with Saint Martins, they now know their weak points and plan to better then before against NNU this upcoming weekend. Redshirt junior pitcher Dalto Christopher feels good about their second GNAC of...

Four CWU athletes head to nationals

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter`
March 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The CWU track and field team is sending four athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama. The four athletes are senior Luke Plummer, senior Kodiak Landis, senior McKenna Emmert and sophomore Mariyah Vongsaveng. Plummer, who went to nationals last year, but missed out last ...

Softball preps for doubleheaders

Softball preps for doubleheaders

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

The Wildcat softball team will begin their GNAC title defense with back-to-back doubleheaders Friday and Saturday against Northwest Nazarene in Selah. The Wildcats are unable to open their season at home as planned, due to the current t snow on the fields. “We haven’t practiced on our field yet,...

CWU teammates create lifelong bond

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

Most student-athletes get a chance to play with teammates for four years at the most. For the four CWU softball seniors they have had the opportunity to play together for eight years. “We were on a really successful team and had really good coaches that knew how to have fun,” infielder Kailyn C...

CWU women’s basketball advances to first-ever GNAC semi-final

CWU women’s basketball advances to first-ever GNAC semi-final

Mitchell Johnson, Sports Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Early in the fourth quarter when Simon Fraser (SFU) was beating CWU women’s basketball by double-digits head coach Jeff Harada told his team what was going to happen. “I told them we were going to win the game and make playoff history,” Harada said. He was right. The Wildcats grinded out a ...

Wildcat women punch their ticket to playoffs

Wildcat women punch their ticket to playoffs

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 2017 women’s basketball team fought hard all season, and after an intense final two games and a stressful weekend of waiting to see how other games would pan out, they’re in the GNAC playoffs. The Wildcats have clinched the number six seed. “It was a very stressful Thursday night watching the other gam...

Rugby prepares for scrum in Vegas

Rugby prepares for scrum in Vegas

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Rugby, Sports

The CWU men’s rugby team headed out to Las Vegas on February 28 for the Las Vegas Invitational. This will be an important tournament for them because of the many games in a short timespan. Junior scrum-half Simi Ratukalou is excited about this tournament and feels very confident with his team represe...

Lottery could enchant certain hikers

Lottery could enchant certain hikers

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

With piles of snow around town it may be hard to imagine that hiking season is just around the corner, but camping permits for the Enchantments are due today (March 2). Camping has become so popular in the area that the U.S Forest Service has had to resort to the lottery system. “That hike is so a...

Vongsaveng runs into record books

Vongsaveng runs into record books

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Mariyah Vongsaveng is a sophomore hurdler on the CWU track team. She has been running since her elementary days, and while she played other sports, running has always been her strength. She might only be a sophomore, but she is already in the record books. She has the school and GNAC record for the ...

Landis continues to enjoy track

Landis continues to enjoy track

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

For anyone who grew up participating in a sport, remembering to have fun can fall by the wayside. Kodiak Landis, junior decathlete for CWU, continually carries his admiration for the sport as he competes in his second season of indoor track. “I love the aspect that it’s personal,” Landis said...

Grattic shines on her senior night win over NNU

Grattic shines on her senior night win over NNU

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In their final regular season home game, the Wildcat women fought off the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders in overtime 84-76. The game was a must-win situation for the Wildcats, but they didn’t shy away from the challenge. “We battled it out,” head coach Jeff Harada said. “I was happy for our...

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