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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CWU men’s rugby has eye on the prize

CWU men’s rugby has eye on the prize

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Rugby, Sports

With the season underway, the men’s rugby team has high expectations for what they want to achieve this year, both as a team and as individuals. Last season, the Wildcats were close to winning Varsity Cup, but lost in the semi-finals. That has now driven the team to be better this year, with winni...

Sadie Mensing begins to shine bright

Sadie Mensing begins to shine bright

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sadie Mensing is a sophomore shooting guard on the CWU Women’s Basketball team this season and is starting to stand out and shine as one of best players on the team. Mensing just had a career high in points with 19 two weeks ago, against Western Oregon University. “Having the high scoring game really...

CWU volleyball adds more depth

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The CWU women’s volleyball team is coming off of a season where they made it to the NCAA west regional. The Wildcats look to build on that with five new signings from Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and Hawaii. Outside hitter Kayla Banyai is from Chandler, Arizona. She made four state tournaments at ...

Soccer refuels with more recruits

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Soccer

The CWU women’s soccer team has signed 14 new players. Head coach Michael Farrand is excited for the new incoming teammates. “This is a big class, and there is a lot of talent in the class,” Farrand said. Farrand also echoed that some of the incoming freshman might have a chance to play righ...

Wildcats get stung by Yellowjacks

Wildcats get stung by Yellowjacks

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

With CWU men’s basketball and Montana State Billings both sitting with a record of 7-6 in conference play this game was bound to have some excitement. The final score had something else to say about that. Junior guard Jawan Stepney got off to a hot start scoring 12 of the first 21 points for the Wildc...

Where to get your powder fix

Where to get your powder fix

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

The Pacific Northwest is a gold mine for skiers and snowboarders. There are ten ski areas in Washington alone and Ellensburg is lucky enough to be within 90 minutes of four of them. White Pass, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass and Mission Ridge are all less than 85 miles from the CWU campus. White Pass “White...

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