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Montoya declares for NBA draft

Montoya declares for NBA draft

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU Men’s Basketball’s guard Malik Montoya announced in a tweet on April 16 that he will enter his name into the 2019 NBA draft. “I enjoyed my four years of college basketball and I gave it my all every time I touched the court,” Montoya said in the tweet. “Thank you to all my family and...

Baseball closes out season on the road

Baseball closes out season on the road

Hanson Lee, Managing Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ellensburg’s wind is picking up, but baseball season is winding down for the 2019 season  as the Wildcats prepare to hit the road and take care of the Northwest Nazarene University Nighthawks (21-21) in their final four games of the season. The Wildcats (14-28-1) are having a down season in comparison to...

Rafting offers outdoor adventure

Rafting offers outdoor adventure

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Rafting is an activity that is available during the spring and summer here in Central Washington. It’s an activity that can cure the need for something to do in the area. Students are not limited to one choice when it comes to rafting. One option is going through Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR)...

Intramurals kick off B season

Intramurals kick off B season

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

The second half of spring intramurals is here, and the recreation team is prepared to give the best experience to participating students, according to Coordinator of Intramurals and Special Events Jordan Bishop. CWU.edu mentions that the recreation team has decided to stagger its intramural seasons....

Softball eyes GNAC title

Softball eyes GNAC title

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 2, the GNAC’s top four teams will play in the conference tournament. CWU Softball finds themselves in first place with an overall record of 28-14 and a conference record of 19-5, according to the GNAC website. Concordia University is in second place at 16-8 in the conference, and still has...

Making plays on the field and in the classroom

Making plays on the field and in the classroom

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Members of the football team are charged with attending position meetings, workouts and practices, all of which take away from time they could be using for their studies. Players are referred to as “student-athletes” but for the individual player and for the team as a whole, what comes first? Student...

Baseball travels to take on Western Oregon

Baseball travels to take on Western Oregon

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU baseball will take on Western Oregon University in a four game series this coming weekend. On April 19 the Wildcats will take on the Western Oregon Wolves at 1 p.m. and 4 p. m. On April 20 they will play the Wolves again at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. According to the GNAC website, the Wildcats are 14-20-1...

CWU Softball takes two against SMU

CWU Softball takes two against SMU

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU Softball was able to sweep the two games against Saint Martin's University (SMU) on Friday, April 19. In the first game at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m., sophomore Lexie Strasser pitched seven innings and allowed one run. That one run came in the bottom of the seventh inning when sophomore Devyn...

Inaugural track meet held at Recreation Sports Complex

Inaugural track meet held at Recreation Sports Complex

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

The CWU Track and Field team had their first home meet at the new Recreation Sports Complex last weekend. Multiple Wildcats got first place in their respective events as they prepare for the Azusa/Long Beach State Invitational and Mount Sac Invitational between April 17 and 20. One athlete that sto...

Rescue course offered by OPR

Rescue course offered by OPR

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

Learning how to stay afloat and navigate swift water in life-threatening situations is a requirement for those who work at OPR, according to OPR Shop Manager Andrew McDonald. OPR will host the Swift Water Rescue course beginning on Friday, April 19. OPR invites students who have the money and the inte...

Smith moves off the mound

Smith moves off the mound

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

After her first three seasons as a pitcher, Kayla Smith is in the process of finishing her collegiate career as an outfielder. Smith made 69 appearances as a pitcher for CWU from 2016 to 2018 with a record of 26 wins,13 losses and a 3.82 earned run average. Before that, Smith was a South Puget So...

Cheer tryouts held for 2019-20 team

Cheer tryouts held for 2019-20 team

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU was looking for the next team of cheerleaders for the 2019-20 season. Head cheerleading coach Kelsey Stephens has found them. There were around 30 students that tried out and 11 returners including  Amelia Elliot, Captain Kyra Nelson and team Captain Madisen Baydo. Cheerleaders perform at every home game for ...

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