Women’s basketball sets the bar high

Women’s basketball sets the bar high

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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The CWU women’s basketball team is getting ready to dive into their 2018-19 season, starting with their first game on Nov. 3. CWU has hovered around .500 these last few years, and according to head coach Randi Richardson, the Wildcats have had issues with their defense. However, the team has see...

Freshman cross country runner turning heads

Freshman cross country runner turning heads

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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The CWU Cross Country team has had an impressive season so far. The already strong men’s team has added freshman Turlan Morlan, who has showed promise from the start of this season. In his first college race, he won the 7 Kilometer CWU Invite with a time of 22:37, 12 seconds faster than his closest...

Fall intramurals get underway for CWU

Fall intramurals get underway for CWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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Fall intramurals are in full swing as some CWU students take a break from studying to play organized sports. There are many sports being offered right now, including football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Jordan Bishop, coordinator of intramural sports and special events, is excited abou...

Women’s rugby looks to bounce back after opening loss

Women’s rugby looks to bounce back after opening loss

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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CWU women’s rugby has been known for one thing over the last few years: win- ning. Despite an early season 0-60 loss to D1 Elite Lindenwood the Wildcats expect to have another solid season this year behind head coach Trevor Richards and a talented group of seniors. “Last week was a bit of a wake-up call for...

Cummings powers back for final season

Cummings powers back for final season

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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CWU senior running back Christian Cummings was on his way to having a breakout year for the Wildcats last season. On pace to rush for over 1,000 yards, Cummings looked to be unstoppable. But in the blink of an eye, he was laying on the field huddled over in agony. To some it looked to be just a broken a...

Wildcats take down Wolves amidst homecoming festivities

Caleb Dunlop/CWU Athletics, For the Observer

October 15, 2018


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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (Oct. 13) – The Central Washington University football team (5-2, 5-0 GNAC) rolled to a 48-10 victory over Western Oregon University (3-4, 2-3 GNAC). Reilly Hennessey threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Roots tallied 90 yards on the ground and one touchdown, while Cedric Co...

Volleyball heads for the border to face off against SFU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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CWU Volleyball is at the midway point of their season. They currently hold an overall record of 14-3, and are tied for second place in the GNAC. Kyla Morgan, a 5-foot-4 junior defender, believes the team can win the GNAC this season. “I think we all have a lot of trust in each other,” Morgan said. “We’re wor...

Roots adds depth to running back core

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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The CWU football team is 3-2 so far this season. They have many key players, one of whom is sophomore Michael Roots. Roots is a running back transfer from Southern Oregon University (SOU). Roots is from Sacramento, California, and has been playing football since the age of seven. “I remember...

XC gets set to line up at the Lewis-Clark State Invite

XC gets set to line up at the Lewis-Clark State Invite

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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On Oct. 13, CWU Cross Country will hit the road looking to improve on their already impressive season, with the women and the men both currently sitting at fifth in the conference standings. As the season progresses, CWU has their sights set on improving their standings going into the GNAC Championshi...

Hudson brings strength to men’s basketball

Hudson brings strength to men’s basketball

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California is nationally recognized as one of the best high school basketball programs on the west coast. It has produced many professional basketball players over the years, and 18-year-old CWU freshman guard Zellie Hudson is hoping to add to that list. Hudson ...

Soccer ready for conference rival WWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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CWU Women’s Soccer gets their first chance to play under the lights at the newly-renovated Tomlinson Stadium this Saturday, where they will face Western Washington University (WWU). This being a rivalry game, head coach Michael Farrand challenges the CWU community by expecting a thousand fans to a...

Men’s basketball gets a fresh look for a fresh season

Desmond Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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At the end of last season, the CWU men’s basketball team faced many obstacles. The team had to find a new head coach after the release of long-term head coach Greg Sparling, and had to deal with losing players to season-ending injuries and graduation. Many considered this a rebuilding stage for the...

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