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Jack Wendling selected as finalist for Rudy Scholz award

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021

Rugby’s center Jack Wendling has been selected as a finalist for the Rudy Scholz award. The Scholz award recognizes the top Men’s Collegiate player in rugby each year. This is the highest achievement...

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CWU Baseball believe their brotherhood can win it all

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021

The baseball team heads into the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) this week after winning three out of a four game series against Saint Martin’s University (SMU) last weekend. The team finished...

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GNAC Multi’s Championship: a strong step towards the conference title

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021

With the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship last week, the Wildcat track and field team saw themselves going into the final competition strong.  The CWU...

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Before Pandemic

The future of crossplay

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2021

Any console, any game; crossplay is generating new opportunities for CWU’s esports. With recent news of Discord partnering with Sony the progression of cross-platforms is taking the gaming community...

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Jeff Evans WWU Athletics Communications.  Samantha Steinfield pitched 6 solid innings in Game one of the Wildcats Doubleheader on May 3.

Wildcats split double header with Vikings, Clinch 2nd seed in GNAC tournament

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
May 12, 2021

The CWU Wildcats softball split a doubleheader with the Western Washington University Vikings on Sunday May 2 winning 4-1 in game one and falling 5-1 in game two. With the one win, they clinched the 2nd...

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The 2021 Wildcat Gala: A week of philanthropy

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

The annual Wildcat Gala and Hall of Fame induction ceremony, usually known as an “evening of celebration and philanthropy,” is an important night for CWU Athletics.  However, COVID-19 has caused...

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CWU adds another Pepper to their illustrious history

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

A family tradition continues at CWU. Selah forward Noah Pepper has committed to the Wildcats at the end of his senior year. This is the third man of the Pepper family to put their stamp on CWU’s men’s...

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Keia Mae Sagapolu named finalist for national award

Keia Mae Sagapolu named finalist for national award

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

CWU’s Keia Mae Sagapolu has been named a finalist for the MA Sorensen Award. The Sorensen is presented annually to the top women's rugby college player in the country. The other three finalists for the...

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Opinion: Playing sports at a young age can be very beneficial for kids

Opinion: Playing sports at a young age can be very beneficial for kids

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

At a young age, kids have a lot of free time outside of school, and they usually use it to watch tv, play video games or play outside.  Any type of sport that allows kids to build a friendship with...

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When’s the next CWU e-sports event?

When’s the next CWU e-sports event?

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

Turn on a console and warm up those fingers, CWU’s electronic sports (e-sports) is looking to host another tournament. The next Recreation Readiness tournament is a work-in-progress but it should...

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Senior Wildcats look to make the best of their extra and final season at CWU

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

With the NCAA granting another year of eligibility, many seniors’ last season has more to offer than they originally thought. Athletes like soccer forward Jayme Woodfill, get this spring exhibition season...

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Gyms open up more as Washington moves into phase 3

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
May 5, 2021

As Washington State starts to get a handle on COVID-19, restrictions on gyms have been  loosened across the state.  On March 11, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all counties in the state were eligible...

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