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Women’s soccer looks forward to spring season

Women’s soccer looks forward to spring season

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

Women’s soccer is gearing up for a six game season this spring featuring three other GNAC schools. When news came out that athletics would have an independent spring season for some of their teams, there...

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Megan Smallbeck earned All-Region honors in the weight throw based on her performances in 2019.

With Nationals in sight, track and field athletes look to get better during COVID-19 restrictions

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

2020’s COVID-19 cancellations forced track and field athletes to take extra time off, but they are now gearing up for a hopeful 2021 spring outdoor season that will help them attain big goals.  At...

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A new way to golf

A new way to golf

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021

COVID-19 hasn’t made it easy for students to participate in recreational sports, but the new Opti2shot golf simulator at the Recreation Center has provided a new way for students to golf. This new...

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An extra year of eligibility provides opportunity for athletes

An extra year of eligibility provides opportunity for athletes

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021

COVID-19 cut college athletes' seasons short or cut them out altogether. The NCAA granted athletes an extra year of eligibility for competition. The option of opting in or opting out was left to the athletes...

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Get outdoors with CWU’s OPR

Get outdoors with CWU’s OPR

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is open and offers gear for students to rent with plans for local excursions. If someone is looking to rent gear and go enjoy the snow, OPR has them covered.  According...

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CWU and Kittitas County are preparing as the next batch of COVID-19 vaccines work their way through the residents and students of Ellensburg

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CWU’s athletics have finally resumed practice after approximately 10 months. As of Jan. 19, Kittitas County has received 2,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines....

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Limited gyms in Ellensburg

Limited gyms in Ellensburg

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021

No one wants to fall behind on their well-being. COVID-19 has fought against society in terms of both mental and physical health. With gyms shut down far and wide for the majority of a year Ellensburg...

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May 5th, 2019 vs Gonzaga.
Top row (left to right) Tobin, Pete, Tyler, Christian, Nicky
Bottom row (left to right) Unknown, Tanner, Ren, Unknown, Hayden

CWU Club Baseball Team update and outlook on season

Jake Tilley, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021

CWU’s club baseball team has only been around for a few years, being re-established in 2018. Though the chances of the team competing this year are low, the players’ optimism is very high. The team...

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Student’s playing basketball inside the Recreation Center while being socially distant.

Intramural sports stays virtual this winter

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

Although COVID-19 has restricted on-campus activities, intramural sports are following COVID-19 protocols and offering virtual events this winter. There are several events planned for this quarter,...

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A deep dive into the northwest ice hockey scene

A deep dive into the northwest ice hockey scene

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The sports world looks a lot different right now due to the pandemic, and ice hockey is no exception. With the USA-Canada border closure and local state restrictions, the Wenatchee Wild of the Junior-A...

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Randi Richardson-Thornley, Head Coach

New faces look to help the Women’s Basketball Team compete for a GNAC championship

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

Team newcomers look to provide dynamic play making abilities along with experience to this roster. Getting better every day is the ultimate goal for the women's basketball team.  After talking with...

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The Recreation Center makes a comeback

Jake Tilley, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

With students eagerly waiting for the Recreation Center to re-open for what would be their busiest quarter of the year, the staff has to make sure that they are ready for anything to happen.  University...

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