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...

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...

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