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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Kevin Durant guards Damian Lillard Photo courtesy of Bruce Ely

Portland Trail Blazers fall against Brooklyn Nets

Devin Guerra-Burnett, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

Professional basketball is back and in the thick of their season. Recently the Portland Trail Blazers took a fall against the Brooklyn Nets in a close game. The Blazers are 10-5 so far this season,...

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Josh Boast gliding over the hurdle for Ellensburg during 110m high hurdles. Photo courtesy of Josh Boast

Ellensburg High School students sign to continue athletic career at CWU

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
November 22, 2022

Two Ellensburg High School (EHS) students signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) on Nov. 10 to continue their education and athletic careers in Ellensburg at CWU: Rylee Leishman and Joshua Boast Leishman,...

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Womens cross country team photo. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Cross-country season ends with regional meet

Kimberly LaRiviere, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

The NCAA West Regional Cross-Country Championship wrapped up the season for both the cross-country teams on Nov. 17-19 in Billings, Montana. The championships were attended by around 25-27 teams, including...

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Julio swinging for the ball. Photo by Alika Jenner - AFP

Breaking down Julio Rodriguez’s historic season

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
November 22, 2022

After cementing himself as the Seattle Mariners best player during the year that they made the playoffs for the first time in two decades, outfielder (OF) Julio Rodriguez has been awarded American League...

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Madison Hadden being celebrated. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Women’s rugby team reflects on senior night and looks forward to playoffs

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
November 16, 2022

The regular season for the women’s Rugby team has come to a close, and the Wildcats sit with a 4-3 record as they prepare for the D1 Elite Semifinals.  Before the game, the Wildcats found themselves...

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3,888 attendee at UAA vs CWU. Photo courtesy of Skip Hickey

Volleyball goes head to head with the Seawolves

Devin Guerra-Burnett, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

Volleyball faced University of Anchorage Alaska (UAA) on Nov. 5.  UAA is ranked number six in the conference. CWU lost to UAA 3-0  but remains in the number three spot in the Great Northwest Athletic...

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Poquette floats the ball over University of Alaska Fairbanks defense. Photo Courtesy of Matt Poquette

Matt Poquette swoops into senior campaign

Jahleel Breland, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

Men's basketball forward Matt Poquette said he has been playing the game of basketball for as long as he can remember, but it wasn't actually the sport he first fell in love with. “My first love was...

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Key returning players shape WBB

Key returning players shape WBB

Kimberly LaRiviere, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

This year's women's basketball team has three key returning players - Valerie Huerta, a sophomore point guard; Tori Maeda, a redshirt junior guard; and Samantha Bowman, a redshirt senior center.  Assistant...

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Daeon Hudson going in for the tackle. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Daeon Hudson reflects on football career at CWU

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
November 16, 2022

Redshirt senior Daeon Hudson, along with the 11 other redshirt seniors and two true seniors, embarked on their last football game as Wildcats on Nov. 12 at the annual senior day game.  “It's going...

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Ellie Frost breaking through two Boise players. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Women’s Rugby shutout Boise State at home

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
November 10, 2022

Malia Ili, Lilly Thomas, Kerena Tinoisamoa and Jessica Postle led CWU to a 107-0 shutout against Boise State University on Oct. 29 on home turf. Ili put up four tries, Thomas followed with three and...

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Tanner Volk enjoying the moment. Photo by Jacob Thompson

Volk wins LSC Defensive Player of the Week

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
November 9, 2022

Football’s safety Tanner Volk won the Lone Star Conference (LSC) Defensive Player of the Week award this past week, making him the third Wildcat to take home an LSC Player of the Week award.  His...

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Sam Bowman. Photo by Jacob Thompson

GNAC announces MVP Pre-season All-Conference

Devin Guerra-Burnett, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2022

Women’s basketball center Sam Bowman was awarded the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason All-Conference MVP this past week.  Bowman said she grew up in Zillah and has been playing...

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