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Track and Field finds success in Seattle

Track and Field finds success in Seattle

Taylor Clark, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

As school starts back up and the weather gets colder, the Track and Field athletes hit the ground running with their third indoor meet, and first indoor meet since the end of winter break. The University of Washington (UW) Indoor Preview, which took place on Saturday, Jan. 18, featured a select few ...

Transfers make impact on court

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Despite a 1-5 conference start, the CWU Men’s Basketball team has seen positive signs from some of the transfers on the team that are new to CWU this season.  One athlete that has been making his presence felt so far is senior guard Davon Bolton.  Bolton is averaging 9.1 points per game and h...

Mitchell steps up to the plate

Austin Lane, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

CWU Athletic Director Dennis Francois has made his choice. Alison Mitchell will take over as CWU’s new head coach for the softball program after previous head coach Mike Larabee left the program in October. Mitchell has had no previous coaching experience at the collegiate level, but has quite th...

Connecting students with professionals

Connecting students with professionals

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

December 4, 2019

CWU Sport Management Club invites students from all majors to come learn more about working in the sports industry. As one of the newer clubs on campus, it is still in the process of growing and setting up events for students to attend.  On Nov. 21, the club hosted a meeting for students to come liste...

PE Classes offer stress relief

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

December 4, 2019

According to the American Psychological Association, one way that’s been proven to avoid stress is by working out. When you work out or stay active, endorphins -- chemicals that act as natural painkillers -- are produced in your brain. CWU offers physical activity courses to all students to give them a ...

Ho-ho-hooping into the holidays

Ho-ho-hooping into the holidays

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball tournament “Santa Hoops Classic” is hosted annually at CWU. This year it is returning on Dec. 6-8. The entry fee for teams is $300. Fourth through eighth grade students are allowed to enter the event. The seventh and eighth grade will have two divisions each. T...

Volleyball digs way into playoffs

Volleyball digs way into playoffs

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

December 4, 2019

The CWU Volleyball team sneaked into the NCAA Division II West Region playoffs this year as the number eight seed. They will take on California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), the number one seed in the regional tournament. CSUSB finished the season undefeated, at 27-0.  CWU finished thei...

Tennis club wraps up season at finals

Tennis club wraps up season at finals

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

The CWU Tennis Club made the finals at the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Tennis on Campus (TOC) League, held at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Oregon from Nov. 8-10. They were finalists in the consolation side of the silver bracket. Tennis Club President Shanna Chua said the o...

Wellington: a beacon of Wildcat pride

Wellington: a beacon of Wildcat pride

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

You may have seen him at a CWU football game, CWU Night with the Seattle Mariners or even at his own wildfire event. Even if you haven’t caught a glance of this unit of a cat, Wellington the Wildcat is ingrained in CWU’s past and present.  As the official CWU mascot, Wellington has seen his fair share o...

‘If hockey and football had a baby…’

‘If hockey and football had a baby…’

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Water Polo Club is having a tournament on Nov. 23 and 24 at the CWU Aquatics Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m Water polo club member Jonah Kathlean said the team is preparing for the tournament with a focus on getting new members up to speed. “We’ve basically been trying to incorporate the ne...

Adult sport leagues require no experience

Adult sport leagues require no experience

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation offers sports leagues for adults to participate in all year round. Ellensburg Parks and Recreation is currently holding volleyball and indoor soccer for the rest of the fall season. There is a $325 fee for joining as a team. Team fees are accepted, not ind...

Fisk leads Bulldogs to second in state

Fisk leads Bulldogs to second in state

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Ellensburg High School (EHS) volleyball team finished second in state after the WIAA State Tournament this past weekend. The tournament was hosted on campus at Nicholson Pavilion. EHS plays in the 2A level and they competed against 15 other schools for state. EHS opened up the weekend with a 3-1 (25-15,...