Wildcats fall in regular season finale

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

February 25, 2018


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Senior Night at Nicholson Pavilion ended in a tough loss for the Wildcats Saturday night as they fell to Alaska Anchorage (UAA) 84-72. The Wildcats spent their pregame festivities honoring the seniors Qua’shaya Hammon, Beverly Verduin, Rachel Lorentson, Taylor Baird and Jasmin Edwards. The Wi...

Coaches’ offices move across campus

Coaches’ offices move across campus

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2018


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Movezilla, the year-long push to make room for renovations across campus, has finally reached CWU Athletics. Many coaches have found themselves moved from the annex building --which  formerly housed the Primate Studies program-- and is set to be demolished to make way for a dorm, into Black Hall. ...

Woodruff leads from Wildcats’ bench

Woodruff leads from Wildcats’ bench

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Men’s basketball forward Sage Woodruff may not be a starter for the Wildcat’s this year, but his success coming off the bench has had a major impact on the team thus far. Woodruff grew up in Los Angeles, California where he has played basketball for as long as he can remember. “My dad put...

Senior athletes take the lead

Senior athletes take the lead

Miles King, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Senior leadership can often be an overlooked aspect of a team sport. The coaches cannot be on the field or court with the players; they must depend on the experience and wisdom of senior athletes for the success of the team. For the men’s basketball team, a senior player such as Marc Rodgers is...

Wildcats face Senior Night loss

Observer Staff

February 18, 2018


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CWU Men’s Basketball fell to Western Oregon University (WOU) 89-59 at home Saturday night. The Wolves dominated from tip off to the buzzer, once again demonstrating why they’re leading the GNAC with a 17-1 GNAC and 25-1 overall record. Saturday also marked Senior Night for the Wildcats. Among the re...

Wildcats take on Simon Fraser

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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CWU Women’s Basketball is set to face Simon Fraser University  (SFU) on Feb. 17 at 5:15 p.m. in Burnaby, B.C. The Wildcats are coming off a hot January, where they went 8-2 and had a six-game win streak, one of which was over SFU on Jan. 18. CWU is currently sitting in fifth place in the GNAC with a 10-6 ...

Running down a dream

Running down a dream

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

February 15, 2018


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Lauren Zeutenhorst wakes up at 3 a.m. to the sound of an alarm on a quiet Boston morning. As she gets up, the day has finally come and the feeling is  surreal. She puts on race clothing in her hotel room, then quickly packs everything up in order to catch a bus and be on her way to Hopkinton, Massac...

Women drop game to MSUB

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


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CWU Women’s Basketball fell to Montana State University Billings (MSUB) 78-58 Feb. 8 at home. The Wildcats dropped to 14-10 overall and 10-6 in the GNAC and are down to fifth from fourth in the GNAC standings. The Wildcats’ bench flourished again as they outscored MSUB 32-12. Sophomores Kaelie...

Brand new home at CWU

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Being an athlete at the collegiate level comes with its own experiences, but being a transfer athlete can be far different from the normal four-year athletic experience. Athletes that arrive at CWU aren’t always freshmen. Baseball Sophomore Jesse Unger, a catcher for CWU Baseball, transferred from Ode...

A day in the life: Mackenzie Gaul

A day in the life: Mackenzie Gaul

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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A normal day for senior pitcher Mackenzie Gaul starts at 6:30 a.m. He goes to weights, which start at 7 a.m.  and lasts for an hour and a half. After that, Gaul heads to his scheduled classes, which run until about 1 p.m., depending on what day it is. Last season Gaul was 6-2 as a starting pitch...

Women take on MSUB

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2018


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CWU Women’s Basketball will host Montana State University Billings (MSUB) on Thursday Feb. 8 at Nicholson Pavilion at 7 p.m. They previously met on Jan. 9 in Billings, Montana, where MSUB came away with an 86-84 win. The Wildcats’ bench had a big impact last time the teams met, scoring 25 points, wit...

CWU earns huge win over rival WWU

Miles King, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


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CWU men’s basketball defeated rival Western Washington University (WWU) 92-81 Thursday at the Nicholson Pavilion in Ellensburg. The Wildcats were led by freshman guard Khalil Shabazz with 24 points who shot 10-18 and added five steals. Four players in total scored double figures for the Wildcats. ...

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