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Senior Wildcats look to make the best of their extra and final season at CWU

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

With the NCAA granting another year of eligibility, many seniors’ last season has more to offer than they originally thought. Athletes like soccer forward Jayme Woodfill, get this spring exhibition season...

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Gyms open up more as Washington moves into phase 3

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
May 5, 2021

As Washington State starts to get a handle on COVID-19, restrictions on gyms have been  loosened across the state.  On March 11, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all counties in the state were eligible...

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The challenges of hosting home sporting events

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

The responsibility of hosting and planning events have become more difficult because of COVID-19 restrictions however, CWU is continuing to face those challenges head-on. On April 16 and 17, Kevin Adkisson,...

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Andrew Harris throws to a higher stage

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

“Hammer is something that most people don’t know about, but it is a wild event,” Kevin Adkisson, track and field head coach, said. “It is essentially a shot put on a 3-foot wire that the athletes...

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Mae Sagapolu (left) and Maryjane Pasioles attempt to score a try.

Women’s rugby season ends in a loss against Life University

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

The 2021 season has come to an end as the CWU women were defeated 29-20 in a semifinal match. They were looking to become the number two team in the nation but lose the semifinal game against Life University....

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Staying fit during the offseason

Simon Lafita, Sports Writer
April 28, 2021

The off-season presents the opportunity for student-athletes to relax. As tempting as it is, becoming a couch potato and avoiding workouts will result in losing the fitness you’ve built up. Remaining...

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Transfer leaves the starting running-back position up for grabs

Transfer leaves the starting running-back position up for grabs

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

With Michael Roots entering the transfer portal, the starting position at tailback is now on the table. A trio of running-backs are all vying for their bid at the job. Senior Rey Green, who works for the...

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Ellensburg High School sophomore Olivia Anderson has risen as a top prospect in the country. She has received 23 college letters.

Following the Olympic Road

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

The Olympic stage is where a nation's best athletes compete for the world to see. For those fortunate enough to play on this stage, their world changes.  One person that has started down this path...

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CWU Cheer holds virtual tryouts

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

CWU’s cheer and stunt team is looking for cheerleaders for the upcoming 2021-22 season.  After getting approved for the fall, the team can finally make a comeback after an unpredictable year. Anyone...

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Baseball games canceled due to positive COVID-19 test

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
April 28, 2021

The baseball team was scheduled to play four games this past weekend against Western Oregon University, but a positive COVID-19 test caused those plans to change.. The next four games scheduled for...

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With no traveling this year, the Tennis Club has been sharpening their skills in hopes that tournaments will start up again next year.

Tennis club to host club tournament for members

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
April 22, 2021

With COVID-19 the CWU tennis club has gone through some changes this year. Gone are the trips to other schools to compete in tournaments, and in their place are practices on CWU tennis courts to sharpen...

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Women’s rugby to face Life University at home tomorrow

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021

Women’s rugby is coming off a win against Life University, the same team they will be facing in tomorrow’s upcoming match. The lady wildcats are looking to win against Life University again...

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