Fuquan Niles makes his return to the court

Fuquan Niles makes his return to the court

Mitchell Johnson, Sports Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Feature, Showcase, Sports

It was another dark gloomy February evening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when Fuquan Niles clocked out of his shift at 7 p.m. He checked his cell phone — a missed call from CWU assistant coach Jared Johnson.. Niles gave Johnson a call back and after he hung up the phone his excitement on thi...

The Wildcats and Cougs showdown

The Wildcats and Cougs showdown

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

The CWU Lacrosse team is looking forward to proving itself as it faces the WSU Cougars, a D1 team. The Cougars may be looking down on the Wildcats for being a DII team but letting their guard down would be a mistake. Evan Schnitzus, head men’s Lacrosse coach, feels strongly about the second competitio...

CWU Equestrian rides on to Hillsboro

CWU Equestrian rides on to Hillsboro

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

The CWU equestrian team is heading down to Hillsboro, Oregon, to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association regional event. Regionals are at McKay Creek Equestrian Center in Hillsboro. There are a lot of aspects involved in organizing a regional event.  It takes a huge group of committed...

CWU climbing team gets ready to rock

CWU climbing team gets ready to rock

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under General, Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

The CWU Climbing Club will host their first multiple school competition of the year. Ropeless Rodeo will host 13 to14 colleges with up to 140 participants from around the area, including University of Washington, Oregon and Washington state University. Rock climbing is a growing sport, becoming m...

Softball experiments with lineup

Softball experiments with lineup

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

After nine games, the CWU softball team is sitting 6-3 on the season. The Wildcats, who have been led by standout player Kailyn Campbell, are looking to make this year better than last and they are already breaking records. In their first tournament of the season, the Wildcats broke another school ...

CWU heads to Oakland for series

CWU heads to Oakland for series

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

The CWU baseball team had a tough start to the season, going 1-3 in a four-game series against California State University East Bay. Next up for the Wildcats is another trip to California to take on the Academy of Art in Oakland. Last season CWU took two out of three games against the Urban Knights....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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