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Bella Brown, Women’s Soccer, one of the winners of the M-Brace award

Athletics End of Year Celebration

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The sports seasons are officially over for the teams here at CWU. With the end of playing comes the celebration for our school’s athletes.  On May 27, the annual Welly Awards was held. Even though...

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CWU Athletics: Senior Jaymie Woodfill (#15)  scored the only goal for the Wildcats as they fell to WWU 3-1 to end their season with a 2-3 record.

Wildcats reflect on short season, look to next year

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
June 2, 2021

After winning their first two games of the season the soccer team ended the season with a 2-3 record. While the season may have been cut short, the team is looking towards next year when it looks like...

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Samantha Stanfield #10 Ace Pitcher

A near Cinderella Season concludes after duels against Western and Concordia

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

After a season that included wins, loses and cancelations, the Wildcats’ softball season concluded after a 9-2 loss to Concordia Irvine. The loss came just two days after sending the Vikings of Western...

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Mitch Brizee: CWU’s newest men’s basketball player

Mitch Brizee: CWU’s newest men’s basketball player

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The CWU men’s basketball team has signed Mitch Brizee to the roster. Brizee, a 6-foot-9-inch center from Weber State University, showed an impressive high school basketball career. During his tenure...

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Finish the Quarter Strong with Group X and Fitness Friday

Finish the Quarter Strong with Group X and Fitness Friday

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

Don’t have any plans for Friday? The Recreation Center offers Fitness Fridays featuring live workout sessions, and a Fitness On Demand app. Fitness Friday was introduced during winter quarter when...

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Volleyball: From Gonzaga to CWU

Volleyball: From Gonzaga to CWU

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Former setter for Gonzaga Tia Andaya joins the women’s volleyball roster for the next season. After playing two seasons with the Zags, Tia is ready to return to a place she once called home.  The...

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McCall Dechenne (Photo courtesy of CWU Athletics)

Fall sports expected to return on time next year

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
May 26, 2021

Director of Athletics Dennis Francois said with classes returning to in-person instruction, sports may be able to start on time in fall with very few restrictions. Last fall, CWU, along with others...

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Welcome to the NFL Rookie

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

The 2021 NFL draft saw the hierarchy of quarterbacks come first once again. From teams swinging for the fences in the first round with a franchise savior, to one of the greatest talents to ever command...

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Braydon Maier (Photo courtesy of CWU Athletics)

Maier’s making the most of his track season

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

With this year being senior Braydon Maier’s return to track and field after a head injury in 2020, Maier wanted to make the most of this season. “When I had a head injury I couldn’t do anything...

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Dillon Larson

Baseball loses in tournament

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

The baseball team lost both games against Northwest Nazarene in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament after defeating Saint Martin’s in a four-game series 3-1. The championship...

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Harlee Carpenter

Softball awaits decision on Postseason while players earn recognition

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021

Five members of the Wildcat softball team were selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-GNAC squad. Some players are not only leading their team in stats but leading all of Division II in...

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Pandemic hurts not only CWU wallets, but future dreams

Pandemic hurts not only CWU wallets, but future dreams

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
May 21, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, it hasn’t just hurt the financial side of the sports season, but also the dreams of one day making it to the next level. This year's low attendance and...

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