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CWU to host Inaugural Track meet at new Recreation Sports Complex

CWU to host Inaugural Track meet at new Recreation Sports Complex

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU will host the inaugural track meet at the new RSC (Recreation Sports Complex) this Saturday, April 13. It is the first time in two years that CWU will host a track meet. The event will start at 10 a.m. and will host schools like Spokane Falls Community College and Northwestern University. According...

FIFA tournament brings virtual soccer to the SURC

FIFA tournament brings virtual soccer to the SURC

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Correction 4/19/19: This story originally said "last night" with regards to when the tournament took place. It has been changed to April 11. Laughter and groans were heard late at night in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). On April 11 at 6:00 p.m., a FIFA 19 tournament took place in SURC 202....

Opinion: WrestleMania 35 begins hot, ends cold

Opinion: WrestleMania 35 begins hot, ends cold

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

WrestleMania 35 last Sunday surprisingly began with the Universal Championship match between part-time wrestler Brock Lesnar and The Architect Seth Rollins. WWE finally took Brock off the belt and gave it to a wrestler that is there all the time (probably a good move for Vince McMahon). The match itself...

Whittaker jumps into outdoor-season

Whittaker jumps into outdoor-season

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

Zach Whittaker has been proving himself as one the Wildcats top jumpers. Awccording to Wildcat jumps coach Bryan Mack, Whittaker is coming off a great indoor-season, which concluded with him placing in the GNAC championships in eighth place. “At first it didn’t feel like anything special, and...

Lesmeister shines in sophomore season

Lesmeister shines in sophomore season

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

One of the players the Wildcats have turned to this season is sophomore infielder Mitch Lesmeister. Lesmeister is hitting .345 average with three doubles, one triple and three home runs. Lesmeister has a .469 slugging percentage and .464 on base percentage.CWU Baseball hasn’t had the season that they...

Softball heats up as playoffs get closer

Softball heats up as playoffs get closer

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

CWU Softball is in the middle of a pretty good season, mid way through 2019. The Wildcats are in first place in the GNAC with a 22-12 overall record, and a 13-3 conference record. A one game lead over Western Washington University has the Wildcats thinking playoffs. Head coach Mike Larabee said that...

New offensive coordinator looks to make impact on and off the field

New offensive coordinator looks to make impact on and off the field

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

The CWU football team has had much success in the past couple seasons. Since 2016, the team is 21-3 in GNAC conference games, including a perfect 8-0 record in the GNAC in 2017. Part of CWU’s successful football team is their offense, and that’s what new Offensive Coordinator Kelly Bills will be...

Wildcat football moves into spring training

Wildcat football moves into spring training

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

Wildcat football is about to kick off spring training. Practice will begin April 5, with two scrimmages throughout spring, ending with a spring game on May 4, according to press release on wildcatsports.com. CWU Football head coach Chris Fisk said that the goals the team aims to reach this sprin...

Moyle lights spark on softball offense

Moyle lights spark on softball offense

Hanson Lee, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


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With an 19-11 start to 2019, the Wildcats have gotten out to a nice start on the season. Behind the team’s early success has been sophomore catcher Theresa Moyle. In 22 games played and 17 games started, Moyle has helped ignite a spark for the Wildcats on the year. Moyle has played an integral role on the Wil...

Forecast for spring intramurals

Forecast for spring intramurals

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

According to Jordan Bishop, coordinator of intramural sports, spring intramurals at CWU is something many students look forward to, mostly because the weather is warmer, and there are more opportunities to play different sports. This spring CWU will offer some new opportunities, as well as continue some trends...

OPR takes on Meadow Mountain snowshoeing

OPR takes on Meadow Mountain snowshoeing

Tianbai Dun, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU’s Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) will hold another snowshoe activity in the eastern Cascade Mountains on March 2. OPR staff member Kendall Kramer said that the OPR staff chose Meadow Mountain as their destination because they would prefer to stay local. Meadow Mountain ended up being the...

Dynamic duos make a lasting mark at CWU

Dynamic duos make a lasting mark at CWU

Bryce Weedman, Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Many of us have a brother or sister, or best friend that we count as one of our siblings. Some of us have even been lucky enough to play a sport with them growing up. Consider the opportunity to play at the next level in collegiate sports with your brother or sister, or even your best friend. On the...

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