Athletics renovations begin phase one

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


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Phase one of the Wildcat Commons Project is currently underway. This project involves numerous renovations to CWU’s Tomlinson Stadium, as well as a recreation expansion which will involve the installment of a brand new NCAA track and field venue. Renovations for Tomlinson Stadium will include a brand new synth...

Irvine finds success close to home

Irvine finds success close to home

Natalie Hyland, Co-Editor

April 4, 2018


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For sophomore All-American pole vaulter Halle Irvine, family has always played a role in her choice to pursue a track and field career. “My mom did long jump,” Irvine said. “My brother [vaulted]. I watched him do it and was like ‘oh that looks really cool.’” Irvine’s older broth...

Softball ready for Western rivalry game

Softball ready for Western rivalry game

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


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Coming off a doubleheader sweep against Concordia last weekend, the Wildcats are looking for a rivalry matchup against Western Washington University (WWU) on Saturday, April 7. With an overall record of 21-8, and a conference record of 9-3, the Wildcats are preparing for what will be their first meetin...

Softball hits the ground running

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


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The Wildcats put together an impressive start to the season and have been able to stay strong up until this point. With an Overall record of 21-8 and a conference record of 9-3, the Wildcats are currently sitting at first place in the GNAC conference. The season started early February. “We’re p...

CWU baseball ready for home opener

CWU baseball ready for home opener

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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CWU Baseball will play their first regular season games at home against Concordia University March 10 and 11 after returning from Nampa, Idaho. They opened the regular season against Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) March 3 and 5, coming away with a 4-0 record.   The Wildcats started their preseason Feb. 2 ...

Women fall to MSUB

Women fall to MSUB

March 8, 2018


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Women’s Basketball season came to an end March 1 after a tough 73-75 loss to Montana State University Billings (MSUB) in the first round of the GNAC tournament. Point guard Jasmin Edwards played a key role for the Wildcats this season. As a senior, Edwards is the all-time assists leader at CWU and...

Men’s basketball out in quarterfinal

Men’s basketball out in quarterfinal

Miles King, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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CWU Men’s Basketball closed their season with an 87-84 overtime loss to Saint Martin’s University (SMU) in Anchorage March 1. CWU was led by freshman guard Khalil Shabazz who scored 23 points, 13 rebounds and had five assists.  Senior forward Sage Woodruff added 15 points coming off the bench. I...

Five CWU athletes qualify for nationals

Five CWU athletes qualify for nationals

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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The CWU track and field team wrapped up their indoor season by sending five athletes to  represent the Wildcats at the NCAA D-II Indoor Championships March 9 and 10 in Pittsburg, Kansas. Leading the athletes going to nationals are seniors Ali Anderson, Harlee Ortega and Kodiak Landis. Also making...

Sparling will not return for CWU

Sparling will not return for CWU

Natalie Hyland and Hanson Lee

March 7, 2018


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After 29 years, CWU Athletics announced Tuesday that they will not be renewing Men’s Basketball head coach Greg Sparling’s contract following the end of the 2017-18 season. "After a thorough review of our men's basketball program, I came to the conclusion that it was in the program's best in...

Wildcat rugby welcomes Huskies

Wildcat rugby welcomes Huskies

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

March 3, 2018


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Coming off a 118-0 shutout win over the University of Idaho Feb. 24, the Wildcats are boasting a 13-3 winter record and are looking to continue their success as they prepare for a rematch against the University of Washington (UW) on Saturday, March 3. The last time CWU faced UW, the Wildcats beat...

Warm winter proves beneficial

Warm winter proves beneficial

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2018


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This time last year, Ellensburg was covered in snow and most days were below freezing. With the weather being significantly better this year, the CWU baseball and softball teams are taking advantage of being able to practice their preseason outside.   Softball One of the teams reaping the benefits from the favo...

Wildcat women’s bench steps up

Wildcat women’s bench steps up

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2018


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The CWU Women's Basketball bench has helped the team improve on their conference and home win totals from last season. The Wildcats’ bench, which consists of players who do not start the game, have scored 578 points in the regular season, and average about 21 points a game. The Wildcats have had 12 d...

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