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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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Women’s basketball wins GNAC championship

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
March 9, 2022

Women’s basketball won their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship last weekend, edging out second-seeded Western Washington University by score of 57-46. Against WWU in the...

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COVID-19’s extra year of eligibility opened unique opportunities for one CWU athlete

COVID-19’s extra year of eligibility opened unique opportunities for one CWU athlete

Evan Couch, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2022

COVID-19 brought uncertainty and inconsistency to athletics all over the world. For collegiate athletes like Graduate Senior Leanna Shymanski COVID-19 presented a second chance and new opportunities.  In...

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Baseball loses in GNAC opening series

Jake Hassebrock, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2022

In their first weekend of GNAC conference play, the CWU baseball team came away with just one win from a four game home series against Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). CWU (7-12) started the weekend...

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Nathan Blauman (pictured) has gone
from a managerial role with CWU football to making the team via tryouts.

Walk-on tryouts produce new addition to CWU football team

Evan Couch, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2022

CWU’s football program hosted walk-on try-outs on Feb.18. For any CWU students in good academic standing who were interested, try-outs were a chance to showcase their work and dedication in hopes of...

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CWU mens rank 6th, womens 4th overall at first GNAC Track Championships in two years

CWU men’s rank 6th, women’s 4th overall at first GNAC Track Championships in two years

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2022

The CWU track and field teams traveled to Spokane last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21-22, to compete at the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, the first held since 2019. The Wildcat’s...

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Men’s rugby loses at home to Number 6 BYU

Jake Hassebrock, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Number 7 ranked CWU men’s rugby team (4-1) lost a tightly contested home match against Number 6 BYU (7-1). Despite windy conditions and playing down a man, BYU was able to pull...

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Flag Football players talk with CWU Football players before a game held at Tomlinson Stadium

Kittitas County NFL Flag Football gears up to kick off

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

Kittitas County Flag Football, a recreational league for the NFL flag football organization, has opened registration for their spring season of play.  DaJon DeMille, the director of the Kittitas County...

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Adam Fahsel

Baseball finishes road game stretch start to season

Evan Couch, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

CWU baseball completed 13 games on the road with the team starting the season 4-9. For the first time since the 2019 season, CWU has its first full schedule of games ahead of them.  For head coach...

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CWU announces 2022 football schedule

CWU announces 2022 football schedule

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
February 23, 2022

CWU announced the 2022 football schedule on Friday, Feb.18. With this being CWU’s first season in the Lone Star Conference (LSC), some intriguing matchups are official.  CWU will start the season...

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Women’s basketball players reach milestones

Jake Hassebrock, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022

Two of CWU women’s basketball players recently passed major landmarks in their career statistics. Redshirt senior forward Kassidy Malcolm has accumulated 1000 points and 500 rebounds as a Wildcat and...

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CWU men’s rugby ranks seventh in country

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022

CWU’s rugby team ranked seventh out of the top 25 Division I schools listed, in the College Rugby Association of America’s (CRAA) latest ranking poll on their website. While other CWU sports teams...

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CWU Basketball’s back-to-back doubleheaders

Evan Couch, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022

CWU men’s and women’s basketball teams faced a heavy schedule of games last week at Nicholson Pavilion. The CWU women’s team (16-5) tipped off the first of the double headers on Feb. 10 against...

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