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Wildcats sink Vikings fleet

Wildcats sink Vikings fleet

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

CWU Men’s Basketball defeated Western for the first time in two years on Saturday. Brandon Rinta got his first win over the Vikings as head coach for CWU, with a final score of 82-60. That was the number of days since CWU Men’s Basketball last defeated Western Washington University (WWU) goi...

Track and Field takes dip in pool

Track and Field takes dip in pool

Taylor Clark, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

CWU’s Aquatic Center, located on Walnut Street adjacent to the football field, is a facility that can be used not only by the students but the community as well. The pool is 10 lanes and is 4 to 15 feet in depth.  The track and field team utilizes the Aquatic Center as much as they can during ...

CWU wins third straight game with important victory over Northwest Nazarene University

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

After a 5-15 conference record in the GNAC last season, CWU Men’s Basketball are now 6-7 and find themselves just one and a half games behind three teams in the GNAC for a spot in the playoffs. The Wildcats ended a seven-game winning streak for Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), by a score of 64-59 on T...

CWU defense steps up to give Rinta first win over Western

CWU defense steps up to give Rinta first win over Western

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

CWU Men’s Basketball secured their first win over the Western Washington University (WWU) Vikings in two years Saturday night with an 82-60 win in the Nicholson Pavilion. The CWU defense came to play, allowing just 24 points to the Vikings in the first half of the contest. CWU also forced turno...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

Ever since the Seattle SuperSonics left Seattle after the 2007-08 season, I haven’t been a huge fan of the NBA. As a sports fan who enjoys other sports like the NFL and MLB, the NBA has never given me a real reason to watch. My local team was basically ripped away from the city I grew up near. Outsid...

Lucas contributing on court for Wildcats

Lucas contributing on court for Wildcats

Taylor Clark, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

Among his teammates, 6-foot-5-inch senior Jeryn Lucas is standing out and having a major impact this season. Lucas leads the Wildcats in overall points scored as well as averaging 11.1 points per game over an 18 game series. Not only is Lucas making a statement at CWU, but he also made an impact at h...

Phiakhamngon… how do you pronounce that?

Phiakhamngon… how do you pronounce that?

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

“She’s a super sweet young lady, very intelligent and is just a fun person to be around.” That’s what CWU Women’s Basketball head coach Randi Richardson-Thornley had to say about the athlete that is fourth on her team in total minutes played so far this season. That athlete is sophomo...

Ellensburg to Las Vegas: an early look at CWU Softball

Ellensburg to Las Vegas: an early look at CWU Softball

Pheobe Lai, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

The CWU Softball team is starting their season with a tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Montana State University Billings (MSUB) Desert Stinger tournament will give the team a chance to get some experience before the conference season starts. The tournament will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. When...

Opinion: Join an intramural team

Opinion: Join an intramural team

Della Babcock, Columnist

January 29, 2020

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was intended to be a reported article about CWU sports clubs that spend time doing community service. When the reporter went to set up an interview, they were told to fill out a media request form. Sports Editor Austin Lane spoke to Dean of Student Success Gregg...

Wildcats take first loss to Sparling

Wildcats take first loss to Sparling

Della Babcock, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

The CWU men’s basketball team fought hard against the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Saturday night. Ultimately, CWU fell to UAF by a final score of 78-60. The game was full of ups and downs which kept the team itself and all of the CWU fans on the edge of their seats. The stands on the CWU si...

Shred the gnar with OPR… and do it safely

Shred the gnar with OPR… and do it safely

Phoebe Lai, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) offers different trips throughout the year. According to their website, OPR will provide opportunities such as being able to attend outdoor trips and rent equipment. OPR also provides resources that are fun and inclusive for winter. OPR rents outdoor gear and provides...

CWU Athletics’ Hall of Fame adds four members, reaches 200 total

CWU Athletics’ Hall of Fame adds four members, reaches 200 total

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

CWU Director of Athletics Dennis Francois and the CWU Athletics’ Hall of Fame Committee announced the addition of four new members to the CWU Athletics Hall of Fame this year. This year’s inductees puts the hall of fame at a total of 200 members. This year’s inductees include Mike Reilly, Kate Reome...