By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Nolan Milliman in his warm-ups before a game

Looking back and to the future

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

The baseball team saw one of their freshman pitchers make an impact down the stretch. While Nolan Milliman got off to a slow start in the first half of the season, his improvement in the second half showed...

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A relay block start by Makenna Hansen.

Athletes reflect on their unique college experiences

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

The ‘college experience’ looks different for all students. Student-athletes have busy sport and school schedules that make their college experience look different from non-athletes.  Makenna Hansen,...

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Donte Hamilton (pictured) is ready to go from defensive captain to assistant coach this fall.

Going from students of the game to teachers

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
May 18, 2022

Former wide receiver JoJo Hillel and linebacker Donte Hamilton have decided to return to the football program as graduate assistant coaches for head coach Chris Fisk’s 2022-23 staff. Hillel will be a...

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Junior McCall DeChenne representing CWU in hurdles

Spring sports looks forward to championships

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

For spring season student-athletes, this is the time where they finally get to put what they’ve been working on all year during practices on the field. Let’s look at how each program did.  Rugby Being...

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Courtesy of Caleb Dunlop

CWU softball falls short in GNAC tournament

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) softball tournament started last Thursday, May 5.  After many changes to the schedule due to weather, the tournament officially took place at Gary and...

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CWU baseball ended their season by losing three out of the final four games to the Montana State Billings over the weekend.

CWU baseball loses final series of season

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
May 11, 2022

CWU baseball lost three out of the four games in the final series of the season against Montana State University Billings (MSUB) this past weekend. CWU (14-35) finished the year in fifth place in the Great...

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Redshirt Junior Forward Kiera Bush locks eyes on the basket on her way up.

Women’s basketball takes pride in accomplishments on and off the court

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

Women’s basketball team has had accomplishments on the court and in the classroom this season. The team had a cumulative 3.65 GPA during the winter quarter this year, with five players having a 4.0 GPA...

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Courtesy of CWU Athletics

Football hires new offensive coordinator

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
May 4, 2022

Football found its next offensive coordinator Mike Ferriter after a long search, that included their original hire leaving after only a couple weeks.  Ferriter said because he was a football fan since...

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Graduate Hurdler Austin Albertin handing baton off to Freshman Hurdler Aiden Wise

Hurdles team looks ahead to GNAC Championships

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

Men’s hurdles started off the season ranked 11th in Division-II and have been able to keep up that ranking, as they look ahead to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships.  Graduate...

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CWU Cheer team lined up on the football sidelines.

Cheer team rebrands to become co-ed

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

New head coach Brooke Wales rebrands the cheer team to make room for new members.   According to freshman flyer Sabreena Kemp, the team will be co-ed this season.  “People will be surprised...

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CWU Football has high ambitions following spring game

CWU Football has high ambitions following spring game

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The CWU football team competed in the annual Crimson vs. Black spring football game which took place on April 23. Redshirt sophomore running back Tyler Flanagan said both sides of the ball looked...

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Senior Xavier Smith moving the ball up the court during the game.

Xavier Smith earns GNAC men’s basketball player of the year

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) recognized senior guard Xavier Smith as player of the year last month. “Obviously I was happy. But really it was a feeling of relief, knowing that my...

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