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Weems and La Rue ready for ‘Bama as rest of team preps for outdoor

Weems and La Rue ready for ‘Bama as rest of team preps for outdoor

Della Babcock & Taylor Clark, Staff Reporters

March 11, 2020

As the CWU Track and Field indoor season comes to a close, some of the athletes on the team are gearing up for the NCAA DII Indoor National Championships. Seniors Samantha La Rue and Erykah Weems will be competing and representing CWU at the event.  Head coach Kevin Adkisson will be accompanying both La Rue an...

Women’s basketball season ends in Seattle

Austin Lane & Scott Wilson, Sports Editor (The Observer) & Sports Director (Central News Watch)

March 11, 2020

CWU Women’s Basketball entered the GNAC championships last weekend as the number five seed in the tournament. In the first round, the team took on Simon Fraser University (SFU), the number four seed in the tournament. CWU came out playing some of their best defense all season, holding SFU to only s...

Women’s rugby taking on Oregon Sports Union Rugby

Pheobe Lai, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

CWU Women’s Rugby will take on Oregon Sports Union Rugby (ORSU) on March 14. ORSU is a Portland premier rugby club and not a collegiate team. Their website states that the team attracts and develops rugby players from all backgrounds that live in the greater Portland area. CWU senior inside cent...

Baseball goes 1-3 to begin GNAC season

Baseball goes 1-3 to begin GNAC season

Taylor Clark, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 28-29, CWU Baseball hosted their first GNAC games of the 2020 season. Competing against the Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) Nighthawks, CWU came away with one win and three losses in the four-game series. CWU head coach Desi Storey said the outcomes weren’t exactly what the team had hoped...

One last ride

One last ride

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

CWU Women’s Basketball finished their regular season last weekend with a win over Seattle Pacific University (SPU). CWU finished the regular season on a four-game winning streak and finished 13-7 overall in GNAC games. CWU defeated SPU with a final score of 81-65 in Seattle on Feb. 29. CWU came ou...

1-on-1 with women’s soccer signee Lily Newberry

1-on-1 with women’s soccer signee Lily Newberry

Della Babcock, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

CWU Women’s Soccer head coach Michael Farrand recruits athletes to the women’s soccer team primarily through a two year period.  For the 2020 season, the team signed most of their sought-after athletes in November 2019. However, they are continuously looking for athletes for the roster of not just ...

Weems and La Rue qualify for national championships

Weems and La Rue qualify for national championships

Pheobe Lai, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

CWU Track and Field sent athletes to Seattle last weekend for the NCAA DII Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).  The LCQ gave GNAC track and field athletes a final shot at qualifying for the NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships. To qualify, an athlete needs to be top 16 nationally in DII for an eve...

Wildcats Find Success in Nampa

Wildcats Find Success in Nampa

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The CWU Track and Field team competed in the GNAC Indoor Championship on Feb. 21-22 in Nampa, Idaho. Both the men’s and women’s side took third place out of 10 teams in the event. The men finished behind Western Washington University and Concordia University, while the women finished behind C...

Balancing sports and school

Balancing sports and school

Pheobe Lai, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

Not only do college athletes have to deal with homework, studying and tests, but they have to stay on top of those things while also practicing and competing. No matter what sport an athlete competes in, their routine is similar. CWU Women’s Basketball forward Kassidy Malcolm has team practices six da...

CWU Basketball keeps playoff hopes alive with two games left

CWU Basketball keeps playoff hopes alive with two games left

Taylor Clark, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

As the season is winding down, both CWU Men’s and Women’s Basketball are looking to clinch a playoff spot over the course of the next two games. To make the playoffs, both teams have to finish in the top six spots in the GNAC. Men’s basketball head coach Brandon Rinta and women’s basketball ...

What it takes to be a DII Track and Field athlete

What it takes to be a DII Track and Field athlete

Della Babcock, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

The track athletes at CWU train year round to compete successfully in their events. Athletes competing in a variety of different events all aspire to be both mentally and physically fit in order to succeed when meet day comes.  Junior Bobby Widmar explained what it takes to reach this level. “You’...

Student athletes unfazed by travel demands

Student athletes unfazed by travel demands

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Student athletes who travel for away games, matches or meets are in an interesting situation due to the location of Ellensburg.  The closest opponent for CWU Football in the GNAC is Western Oregon University, which is about a four and a half hour drive away. Seattle is about a two hour drive but...

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