Floating the Yakima River in Ellensburg

Floating the Yakima River in Ellensburg

Gunnar Hinds, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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For people who are looking for a relaxing day in the outdoors, rafting on the river can be a great way to unwind. As the weather starts improving, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is preparing for the busy spring and summer months of rafting on the Yakima River. Kendra Turner and Tonya Mor...

Tennis tournament opens up at CWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The CWU Recreation Center is putting together a tennis tournament on Saturday April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. This is the only time of the year that CWU Recreation puts together an organized tennis competition. CWU has been hosting an annual intramural tennis tournament for several years now. Accordin...

Griffin and Fowler finish up final season

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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When Celine Fowler and Taelor Griffin signed their National Letter of Intents in 2014, they had no idea that just two years later they would also find their best friend. Fowler, a senior outfielder from North Bend, Washington has been a four-year starter for the Wildcats and has always had a vibrant...

CWU prepares to tackle spring football

CWU prepares to tackle spring football

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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As the month comes to an end, all that’s left for CWU Football is two practices and their spring game. Special teams and defensive backs coach Benny Boyd, who’s currently interim defensive coordinator, thinks the most important part of spring practice is about “being able to gel as a football te...

Men’s basketball selects alum as head coach

Natalie Hyland, Co-Editor

April 25, 2018


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CWU officially hired Brandon Rinta as the men’s head basketball coach. Prior to being hired at CWU, Rinta spent seven seasons as the head coach at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). There, he accumulated an overall record of 164-62, the highest winning percentage by an LCSC coach in the past 50 years...

OPR puts on new Umptanum Ridge hike

OPR puts on new Umptanum Ridge hike

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The Umptanum Ridge used to be an off-limit area for Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) to hike, due to governing land laws. This is not the case anymore. “We recently got a new permit from the Governing Land Management for that area,” said OPR staff member Nick Poprawski. “This is going to be ...

Storey records No. 600 for CWU

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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CWU Baseball head coach Desi Storey is now at 603 career wins, a career milestone. He got his 600th career win during the Wildcats’ home series against Montana State University Billings (MSUB). For Storey, the amount of career wins isn’t what keeps him coaching, it’s his love for the game of ...

Outdoor activities at People’s Pond

Outdoor activities at People’s Pond

Gunnar Hinds, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Carey Lake, also known as People’s Pond, is a popular hangout spot for Ellensburg locals. When the weather warms up, longboarding, inner tubing, barbecuing and beach volleyball are just a few of the activities the pond has to offer. The 20-acre swimming hole and historical site attracts families and coll...

Men’s rugby eliminated in D1A playoffs

Men’s rugby eliminated in D1A playoffs

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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CWU Men’s Rugby ended their season this past weekend with an 87-7 loss to Life University in the D1A Rugby Playoffs in Marietta, Georgia on April 14. “Tough outing to end our season,” head coach Todd Thornley said in a press release. The Wildcats were led by seniors Dominic Lindstrom, Ian Wr...

Baseball ready for SMU

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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CWU Baseball is looking to kick off the second half of the season this weekend in Lacey, Washington in their four-game series against Saint Martin’s University (SMU) starting Saturday at 1 p.m. The Wildcats, currently 13-11 in the GNAC with a 18-16 overall record, are seeking another series wi...

Central Washington Flyfishing

Gunnar Hinds, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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The Yakima River is one of the most popular rivers in Washington State for fly fishing. Fly fishing is open year-round to the public and for those in Ellensburg, it can be a way to experience the outdoors. Something that CWU students may not know is that Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) has people who are ...

Capitani and Torgerson join football staff

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


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The CWU football program has officially added Spencer Capitani and Grant Torgerson to their 2018 coaching staff. Capitani is joining the Wildcats as an assistant coach on the defensive end after spending two seasons as the cornerbacks coach at Minnesota State. Torgerson is joining the Wildcats after ...

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