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Volleyball makes postseason preparations

Volleyball makes postseason preparations

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 ...

Men’s basketball fills gaps in offseason

Men’s basketball fills gaps in offseason

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU Men’s Basketball has added seven players to the team roster so far this offseason. Recruiting is a year-long process but at this time of the year, players signing is at a peak. Here’s a look at the newest players you’ll see on the court next winter. Micah Pollard, Guard, Foss High School Micah...

Athletics to hold 36th Hall of Fame inductions

Athletics to hold 36th Hall of Fame inductions

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

National champions Krissy Tandle-Richerson, Russell Ferguson and the 1986 Men’s Swimming Team have been chosen as the newest editions to CWU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Athletics will celebrate their achievements during their time here on May 18 as part of the 36th Hall of Fame induction ceremony. ...

AJ Wood winds up and brings it home

AJ Wood winds up and brings it home

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

If you don’t know who junior AJ Wood is, then you should remember the name. Wood is a pitcher for CWU Baseball, and according to his teammates and coaches, he is a stand out player, and human being. Wood attended C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento, California. He did not have his father arou...

Sports complex project awaits next phases

Sports complex project awaits next phases

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

Phase two and three of the CWU complex project do not have a set start date due to the lack of funding, but the university knows what the end goal should look like, according to Athletic Director Dennis Francois. Students, faculty and alumni had the chance to experience the newly updated Tomlinson Stadium...

Track prepares for GNAC chamionships

Track prepares for GNAC chamionships

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CWU Track and Field season is winding down to its final two events. This weekend, the team will travel to Monmouth, Oregon for the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Western Oregon University (WOU) will host the championship event May 10-11. CWU will join WOU, Alaska Anchorage University,...

Moore invited to Seahawks’ mini-camp

Moore invited to Seahawks’ mini-camp

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Wildcat’s senior offensive linemen James Moore has been invited by the Seattle Seahawks to attend rookie mini-camp. General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll extended the invite to Moore following this year’s NFL draft. “I’m so blessed to have this opportunity, and I want...

ROTC defines ideal soldier

ROTC defines ideal soldier

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

It’s still dark, but the sun has just begun to rise over the hills of Kittitas county. It’s 5:45 a.m. and Army ROTC cadets arrive at the John Wayne Trail next to the Ellensburg fairgrounds. Cadet soldiers line up with their 30 to 40 pound packs on their backs and in full gear ready to take on the ...

Football looking for next quarterback

Football looking for next quarterback

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

Three Wildcat quarterbacks are currently competing for the chance to be the starter come next season. The Wildcats will start their season against the Idaho Vandals on Sept. 7. Previously the Wildcats had starter Reilly Hennessey on their roster until his time ran out in college football. He graduat...

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