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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Matt Poquette handling the ball. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Media

Matt Poquette wins player of the week

Tre Henderson, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Matt Poquette, the 6-foot-6-inch senior forward, won men’s basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) player of the week on Jan. 23.  Poquette put up a double-double performance with 17...

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Junior catcher Anna Fridell. Photo courtesy of Jacob Thompson

CWU softball prepares to play ball

Charis Jones, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

With Spring right around the corner, CWU’s softball team has been preparing during the off-season to finally get their time to shine.  Third-baseman Myiah Seaton shared some of what the team has...

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Brayde Hirai showing off the ball. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports

‘Burg to the Beach: CWU Baseball preps for California road trip

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

CWU baseball is going from training in the brisk of Ellensburg to the sun-soaked state of California, as they begin their season on Feb. 3. To start the roughly three-week road stretch, they will be playing...

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Patrick Rogers tips away a pass during a game at Tomlinson stadium. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Patrick Rogers stacks up the accolades

Charis Jones, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

CWU football defensive back Patrick Rogers has already been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American First Team Defense, but decided to take it a step further and claim the...

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Samaad Hector leading the huddle. Photo by Jacob Thompson/Thompson Sports Media

Men’s basketball catching fire

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
January 26, 2023

After beginning the year with a record of 1-7, CWU men’s basketball has caught fire and won seven of their last ten games and found themselves in the midst of a four game winning streak.  Junior...

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Man with a volleyball in hand. Photo courtesy of Pexels

Winter intramurals inbound

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

Intramural sports are underway. As the winter quarter progresses CWU Recreation provides several options in terms of activities for people of all skills and interests.  Dac Carey, a senior majoring...

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Erica Cabanos making the effort. Photo by Jacob Thompson/Thompson Sports Media

CWU’s track and field team thrives under new management

Tre'Jon Henderson, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

CWU’s track team takes on new challenges as the indoor competition starts. The Wildcats are going into the winter season with 19 new freshmen as well as new additions to the coaching staff, according...

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Safety sign in front of Nicholson Pavilion.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams set to play in Nicholson Pavillion

Deacon Tuttle and Tre’Jon Henderson
January 18, 2023

The newly renovated Nicholson Pavilion is game-time ready for CWU and their upcoming opponents. On Jan. 21, CWU women’s basketball will be facing off against Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) at home....

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Samantha Bowman controlling the boards (Jacob Thompson _ Thompson Sports Media)

Samantha Bowman makes Wildcat history

Charis Jones, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2023

CWU’s own Samantha Bowman exceeded 1,000 career rebounds during the women’s basketball game on Jan. 7, making her the first ever student-athlete at CWU to surpass 1,000 in both points and rebounds.  When...

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Geno Smith leading the huddle. Photo by Jane Gershovich

Seahawks land fifth pick in NFL draft

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
January 18, 2023

On March 8, the Seattle Seahawks traded All-Pro Quarterback (QB) Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. In exchange, they received QB Drew Lock, Tight-End (TE) Noah Fant, Defensive Lineman (DL) Shelby Harris...

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Samantha Bowman leads the huddle. Photo by Jacob Thompson -Thompson Sports Photos

Women’s basketball surging through season

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
January 11, 2023

The Wildcats currently sit at 11-3 and rank fourth in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 3-2 conference record.  Of those 11 wins, eight of them have been won by 20-points or more....

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Geno Smith lining up the pass. Photo by Kyle Terada with USA Today

Seahawks push to make playoffs

Jahleel Breland, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

The NFL is past the halfway point and now is the time where teams are playing their best football and getting ready to make a playoff push; Seattle is right in the mix. Seattle currently sits at first...

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