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Cross country gears up for WWU Classic

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

With a focus on hard training and team encouragement, several cross country team members are feeling particularly confident about the upcoming meet. The CWU cross country team is preparing for the Western Washington University (WWU) Classic, held at Sudden Valley Golf Course in Bellingham, Washington on Oct. 12. ...

Preparing to battle the national champions

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Wildcat soccer will hit the road to take on national champion team Concordia University (CU) on Oct. 12.  The team has to compete against three national championship teams. According to Head coach Micheal Farrand, among them are Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Western Washington University (WWU) ...

Play for kicks or play to win

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Registration has officially begun for intramural flag football, indoor soccer and archery tag for the fall quarter. The deadline is approaching for indoor soccer and basketball on Oct. 15. For team sports, there is a team fee of $20 to be paid by one representative at the time of registration. Each quarter has A season and B season with a...

Canon Racanelli: Starting quarterback

Canon Racanelli: Starting quarterback

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Canon Racanelli has been chosen as the starting quarterback for the 2018-19 season.  Racanelli was one of three potential quarterbacks who had to compete for the starting position in the offseason. The toss-up was between Christian Moore, Tai-John Mizutani and him. The potential quarterbacks had bi...

CWU Football wraps up preseason

CWU Football wraps  up preseason

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Wildcat football has finished their preseason and have moved into the regular season with a 1-3 record. The Wildcats lost to NCAA Division I-FCS Idaho and number two ranked team Ferris State University in the first two games. They were able to secure their first win of the season against Western New ...

Track and field competed at Nationals

Track and field competed at Nationals

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

CWU Track and Field sent seven athletes to Kingsville, Texas for this year’s NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Here’s a look at how each athlete did in the events they qualified for. Halle Irvine, pole vault Halle Irvine finished 15th out of 24 women competing in th...

Women’s rugby to hold prospect camp

Women’s rugby to hold prospect camp

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 29, 2019

  CWU Women’s Rugby will host an elite prospect camp on June 1. The camp will play host to highschool prospects from all over Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California, said head women’s rugby coach Trevor Richards. Richards said he attempted to put on the camp in his first year as coa...

Club baseball takes first swing

Club baseball takes first swing

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

   There’s a new option available for students who play baseball but didn’t make it onto CWU’s team or just want a chance to play. CWU Club Baseball had its first season after being formed this year, and is looking for new recruits for next year’s season. Club Baseball President Pete Ramsay said tha...

Volleyball makes postseason preparations

Volleyball makes postseason preparations

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 22, 2019

In November 2018, the CWU Volleyball Team wrapped up their season. The Wildcats finished 23-6 overall with a 16-4 conference record, according to the Wildcat Sports website. The team was able to make it to west regionals, winning the first game 3-2 against California State University, Los Angeles. The...

Shindruk nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Shindruk nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

CWU Track and Field long-distance runner Alexa Shindruk has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. She is the only representative of CWU this year. Each school in the NCAA can nominate up to two women, as long as at least one is a student-athlete of color or international descent. The nomination...

Athletes grind in the summertime

Athletes grind in the summertime

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 22, 2019

The last whistle blown, and the last game-winning shot. Every season ends eventually, but for athletes, the training never stops. The academic year comes to an end in June, but what do athletes do during the summer? For some athletes, summer is a break and a vacation. Like other students it is their...

OPR & Intramurals offer summer activities

OPR & Intramurals offer summer activities

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 15, 2019

If you are staying in Ellensburg this summer, you may be wondering how to stay active. There are activities offered this summer both from Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) and CWU Intramurals. According to CWU’s website, OPR offers many different rentals for all types of summer activities from ...

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