The Observer

Wildcats on the Move walking challenge to continue as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and more of the U.S. population becomes vaccinated, the Wildcats on the Move walking challenge offers staff and students a safe way to get some steps in as the U.S. slowly...

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COVID-19 brings another opponent for athletes

COVID-19 brings another opponent for athletes

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021

2020 saw the rise of COVID-19 and with it came a new standard for athletics here at CWU. With seasons started back up, there is a new procedure that has created an extra opponent for student-athletes to...

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Teammates celebrated their 10-2 win over Humboldt State University on April

CWU Softball is ready to take a swing at the remainder of the 2021 season

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

CWU softball is looking towards a comeback year. Senior Lexie Strasser and sophomore Myiah Seaton are ready for the challenges and can’t wait to show that even a world changing virus can’t slow them...

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How to balance life as a student athlete

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
April 14, 2021

Balancing life as a college student can be a lot to deal with. Adding sports on top of keeping grade point averages at a level where they are eligible to compete leaves some student athletes with a hectic...

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Intramural and club sports: Back in action?

Kenia Reynosa, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The Recreation Center has come a long way since the pandemic began. Now that Kittitas County is in phase three, more events and activities are becoming available to students.   Last spring, campus...

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The men’s rugby team traveled to California to compete against St. Mary’s College Saturday, April 10, and lost 17-38.

CWU men’s rugby season ends with loss in California

Simon Lafita, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

After showing improvement, the men’s rugby team ended its season in a loss to Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) on April 10. With a final score of 38-17, head coach Todd Thornley said the team...

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Because of the weekly COVID testing, runners are able to compete without masks.

Putting some distance between the team and COVID in 2021

Noah Wright , Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

Due to the sudden emergence of COVID-19 last year, there was a cancelation to the 2020 track season. For distance runners on the Track and Field team it has been more than a year and a half since the last...

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Wildcats took home a win against Life University 10-5 Saturday, March 27.

Women’s rugby look to defend their home in semi-final

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

Looking at the 2021 season up to this point, success has fallen in favor of the Wildcats. Their 4-1 record has propelled them into a playoff semi-final at home against Life University on April 17.  The...

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Leanna Shymanski going through team drills during pregame warm ups.

Volleyball begins new season well prepared after a long offseason

Rey Green, Sports Editor
April 8, 2021

Despite having to spread out and not having the ability to allow everyone on the court at the same time, the women’s volleyball team has been training hard. Head coach Mario Andaya said they have done...

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Head Coach Cristopher Fisk talking to his team during practice. The Wildcats are getting ready to play their first game in over a year on April 10 vs the Montana Grizzlies.

Football team’s COVID free streak up to 9 weeks

Jared Galanti, Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021

With COVID-19 testing happening every Tuesday and results getting back Wednesday the football team has made it nine straight weeks without a single positive test.  Head coach Christopher Fisk said...

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Sydney Lowe is excited to play a spring season, she is a returning starter for the Wildcats.

Women’s soccer to start spring season

Rey Green, Sports Editor
April 8, 2021

Due to the coronavirus outbreak during the fall, the women’s soccer team wasn’t able to have a season. They are now going to have a spring soccer season but it won’t be to compete for the Greater...

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In Women’s rugby’s first game, they won 43-13 against Brigham Young University.

CWU women’s rugby starts back up with two wins

Jake Tilley, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021

After a long off-season, the women’s rugby team returned to practices and got to play their first game of the year. The game, which happened on Feb. 27, resulted in a CWU win of 43-13 against Brigham...

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