Opinion: James Paxton is the next Felix Hernandez

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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When the Seattle Mariners needed a young pitcher to come in and fill the shoes of starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, they got James Paxton. Hernandez will go down as one of the greatest Mariners pitchers, but has fallen off the past few seasons. He led the MLB with a 2.14 ERA in 2014 and got screw...

Women’s club soccer gets underway at CWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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There are a few different options for women when it comes to playing soccer at CWU. You can try out for the CWU Women’s Soccer Team, sign up for an intramural soccer squad, or you can play for the women’s club soccer team. According to assistant coach Wade Flores of the CWU Women’s Club, the women’...

Baseball prepares for GNAC tournament

Baseball prepares for GNAC tournament

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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The CWU baseball team clinched its berth to the 2018 GNAC Championship Tournament starting Wednesday May 9 at home in Ellensburg. Normally held in Portland, Oregon, it was decided to bring the tournament to Ellensburg this year. Sitting in third place, the team is set to play number two seed Western Oregon Univ...

Softball gears up for GNAC tournament

Softball gears up for GNAC tournament

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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The CWU Women’s softball team is headed to the GNAC tournament this weekend sitting in the second seed position. The Wildcats will head to Concordia University in Portland, Oregon this weekend where they will play for a chance at a super-regional berth.   With a four-game sweep over Saint Martin Uni...

Reach new heights at Vantage

Reach new heights at Vantage

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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The annual CWU rock climbing trip by OPR is happening this spring quarter. The climbing will take place at Vantage. According to the LemkeClimbs.com, Vantage Rock boasts over 700 unique routes. LemkeClimbs.com also stated that Vantage Rock was carved out by erosion during the ice age. When the ...

Athletes set sights on GNAC Championships

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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According to head coach Kevin Adkisson, individuals are what makes up the track team, but the combination of all the individuals into one team effort is what makes the Outdoor Championships a big part of the season. “That’s where the team focus side is,” Adkisson said. “You’ve obviously ...

Floating the Yakima River in Ellensburg

Floating the Yakima River in Ellensburg

Gunnar Hinds, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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For people who are looking for a relaxing day in the outdoors, rafting on the river can be a great way to unwind. As the weather starts improving, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is preparing for the busy spring and summer months of rafting on the Yakima River. Kendra Turner and Tonya Mor...

Tennis tournament opens up at CWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The CWU Recreation Center is putting together a tennis tournament on Saturday April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. This is the only time of the year that CWU Recreation puts together an organized tennis competition. CWU has been hosting an annual intramural tennis tournament for several years now. Accordin...

Griffin and Fowler finish up final season

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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When Celine Fowler and Taelor Griffin signed their National Letter of Intents in 2014, they had no idea that just two years later they would also find their best friend. Fowler, a senior outfielder from North Bend, Washington has been a four-year starter for the Wildcats and has always had a vibrant...

CWU prepares to tackle spring football

CWU prepares to tackle spring football

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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As the month comes to an end, all that’s left for CWU Football is two practices and their spring game. Special teams and defensive backs coach Benny Boyd, who’s currently interim defensive coordinator, thinks the most important part of spring practice is about “being able to gel as a football te...

Men’s basketball selects alum as head coach

Natalie Hyland, Co-Editor

April 25, 2018


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CWU officially hired Brandon Rinta as the men’s head basketball coach. Prior to being hired at CWU, Rinta spent seven seasons as the head coach at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). There, he accumulated an overall record of 164-62, the highest winning percentage by an LCSC coach in the past 50 years...

OPR puts on new Umptanum Ridge hike

OPR puts on new Umptanum Ridge hike

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The Umptanum Ridge used to be an off-limit area for Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) to hike, due to governing land laws. This is not the case anymore. “We recently got a new permit from the Governing Land Management for that area,” said OPR staff member Nick Poprawski. “This is going to be ...

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