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CWU’s pool opens for the first time in nearly a calendar year

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

If the snow and ice was not enough water for the students of CWU, the pool has reopened for the first time since COVID-19 hit the university last March. Located in the Aquatics Center at 1699, 1601 N Walnut...

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College club hockey abundant in Northwest

College club hockey abundant in Northwest

Derek Harper , Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

College club hockey is abundant in the Northwest and is more popular and competitive than one might think. CWU used to have a club team up until a few years ago, but there are still places to go out and...

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GNAC announces plans to play spring seasons, championships

GNAC announces plans to play spring seasons, championships

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2021

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced that the conference plans to hold several conference seasons in the spring, culminating with conference championships throughout May. In a Feb....

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CWU football looks forward to their 2021 recruiting class

CWU football looks forward to their 2021 recruiting class

Jake Tilley, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

Every year highschool student-athletes look forward to National Signing Day. This is a day that brings lots of joy and excitement to many athletes and their respected families. On Feb. 3, CWU announced...

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CWU’s Volleyball staff has a positive mindset for preparations this year

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

CWU’s volleyball program is gearing up with the prospect of a season. The coaches and trainers across the board are stepping into this time with specific goals in mind.  Head Coach Mario Andaya’s...

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Gridiron flag football league in progress to keep youth active

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

It has been almost one year since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all youth recreational sports, but the community of Ellensburg is hopeful that youth non-contact football will be offered this spring. Gridiron...

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Northwest League to High-A West

Northwest League to High-A West

Derek Harper , Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

The Northwest League saw quite a few changes during the off-season with Major League Baseball’s realignment of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The Northwest League saw the loss of the Boise Hawks and Salem-Keizer...

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Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff reporter
February 16, 2021

The cancellation of GNAC championships has not stopped the competitive edge of the Wildcats. The men’s and women’s Wildcat basketball teams prepare for upcoming exhibition games. The men’s basketball...

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A long offseason gives the softball team an opportunity to build their culture

A long offseason gives the softball team an opportunity to build their culture

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

The softball team’s season ended early last March due to COVID-19. Alison Mitchell was named head coach before the start of the season. The first season of her dream job was cut short just two months...

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Basketball game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2021

 While CWU’s men’s basketball team was slated to start their season late last week, the game was postponed after a positive COVID-19 test in the program. A member of the program’s tier one, which...

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Communal events for winter sports this season

Communal events for winter sports this season

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2021

Wintertime is flourishing in Ellensburg. People are collectively experiencing the outdoors through skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. There are several options and tips for those seeking these outlets...

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Senior athletes recount some of their biggest moments at CWU

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2021

The release of team schedules and recruiting classes the first week of February have the Wildcat teams’ reality of a season coming true. With the lack of live sports in the previous spring, fall and...

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