Pool repairs bring joy to Water Polo

Pool repairs bring joy to Water Polo

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under General, Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

While the students and faculty were away this winter break, the Aquatic Center’s pool received some much needed repairs. The last time the pool was repaired was over seven years ago, according to Pool Manager and Aquatics Instructor Deborah Nethery. Where most pools are tile and concrete, the aquatic fac...

Wildcats look to make more history in 2017

Wildcats look to make more history in 2017

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Showcase, Sports

The CWU women’s softball team is getting ready to head to Las Vegas for the first tournament of the year. In his second year as head coach, Mike Larabee seems to be the perfect fit for this program. In his first year as head coach he led the team to the super regional tournament in Arcata, CA. and b...

CWU brings young team to the plate

CWU brings young team to the plate

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball/Softball, Sports

The CWU baseball team is preparing to kick off their 2017 season. The Wildcats are coming off of a 27-23 season where they finished one game away from winning the GNAC. According to the GNAC coaches poll they are predicted to finish third in the conference this season. Head coach Desi Storey stressed the im...

Ironman competition set to begin

Ironman competition set to begin

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under General, Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

Every February CWU hosts the Indoor Ironman, a competition that tests participants stamina and discipline via running, biking and swimming. “It is a great event right around resolution time that will help motivate and push individuals and hopefully their friends,” Intramural Sports and Special ...

Kortney Grattic: The lone senior

Kortney Grattic: The lone senior

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Kortney Grattic is the lone senior on the CWU women’s basketball team this season and takes pride in her position. Grattic transferred her junior year to CWU after receiving her associate’s degree at Whatcom Community College. “Being the only senior is a great opportunity for myself because ...

Heart over height

Heart over height

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Nicknamed “The Dream,” sophomore guard Naim Ladd is one of CWU’s stand out players. Ladd, a graduate from Rainier Beach High School, became the first point guard in Washington history to win three straight 3A State Championships in his three years playing varsity basketball for the Vikings. ...

Alpental hosts avalanche courses

Alpental hosts avalanche courses

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under General, Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

Alpental will be hosting five free avalanche courses between Jan. 21 and Feb. 25, courtesy of the David Pettigrew Foundation. The foundation was developed through the family of David Pettigrew, designed to increase avalanche awareness and mountain safety. Backcountry skiing is on the rise, with more than 6 million s...

‘Ali’-around athlete hits her stride

‘Ali’-around athlete hits her stride

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

With the indoor track season only a few weeks in, junior Ali Anderson is well on her way to reaching goals she never imagined. At the WSU Open this past weekend, Anderson posted the fasted GNAC time so far this season in the 800-meter, and a National Championship provisional, with an official time of 2:15.9...

Wildcats take down last place Saint Martin’s

Wildcats take down last place Saint Martin’s

SImo Rul, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

CWU women’s basketball team came out with an important 63-56 win over Saint Martin’s University pushing their record to 8-11 on the season and 3-8 in the conference.   Head coach Jeff Harada expressed how big the win was and the confidence of the team. “It’s huge, this was a win we neede...

Wildcats snap losing streak

Wildcats snap losing streak

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Thursday night the Women’s basketball team overcame a four game losing streak, defeating the Western Oregon Wolves 77-63. The Wildcats took an immediate lead and never looked back, jumping out to a 15-20 point lead at the end of the first quarter. “We started strong and we had the energy...

Column: CWU in prime position to succeed

Column: CWU in prime position to succeed

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

CWU men’s basketball has performed well 14 games into the season, with the team winning its last five games. They sit at a 11-3 overall record while going 6-2 in the GNAC. The biggest question before the start of the season was how the Wildcats would look offensively due to the graduation of four o...

Snoqualmie offers free CPR classes

Snoqualmie offers free CPR classes

Andrew Kollar, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Intramural/Clubs/Recreation, Sports

In order to minimize the amount of fatalities at the Summit at Snoqualmie, ski patrol will be hosting a free to the public, CPR training classes. Tammy Ross, pro patroller at Alpental Ski Area, had the idea to host a class in wake of a recent incident on-site. Skiers can drop-in for 20 to 30 minute...

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