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Indoor track and field heats up for GNAC Championships

Indoor track and field heats up for GNAC Championships

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

With only a handful of meets left in the season, the CWU indoor track and field team is coming on strong as the GNAC championship draws closer. Head coach Kevin Adkisson and his team are excited about the opportunity ahead of them. Last year, the women’s indoor track and field team were crowne...

Baseball hits the diamond in full swing

Baseball hits the diamond in full swing

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Correction 2/7/19: This article has been edited to reflect that Kaleo Johnson was the GNAC Triple Crown winner last season, where he led the league batting averages, home runs and RBIs. The original version was worded in a way that implied he was leading the league this season. CWU Baseball is underwa...

Badminton brings excitement to intramural scene

Badminton brings excitement to intramural scene

Tianbai Dun, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Students recently came out swinging at the CWU badminton tournament, which was held in the SURC on Jan. 9 by CWU intramural sports. The badminton tournament started at 11 a.m. and finished at 1 p.m. It involved a total of 26 participants. The tournament was divided into two groups, singles and mixed doubles....

An athlete’s mindset for a healthy lifestyle

An athlete’s mindset for a healthy lifestyle

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

An athlete’s diet and training method is as important as how they perform on game day. If you want to play at the highest level, it isn’t all about one thing, it’s everything put together. There’s a saying, “you are what you eat,” and for an athlete that is especially true. Fitness Ma...

CWU equestrian gives club sports a new name

CWU equestrian gives club sports a new name

Tianbai Dun, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Equestrian club is a group on campus which was established in 2006 by a group of dedicated horse lovers who wanted to bring the world of competitive riding to CWU. They compete through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). One of the best things about this club is that students do n...

Boykin makes his mark as a Wildcat

Boykin makes his mark as a Wildcat

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When Gamaun Boykin, junior guard for the CWU men’s basketball team, was narrowing in on his fourth high school 5A state title, he had no idea what kind of detriment a loss would put on him. A senior at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, GA, the basketball powerhouse was a favorite to win it all on...

Adjust your altitude and take it to the slopes

Adjust your altitude and take it to the slopes

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Picture being on a mountain full of snow in the middle of winter. It’s freezing out, the trees surround you and you sit at about 4,000 feet of elevation. You can see your breath, and beautiful white hills surround you. Now picture you’re on a snowboard flying down the slopes, wind hitting your f...

Wildcats’ 16 point lead not enough to hold off NNU, fall 93-96

Wildcats’ 16 point lead not enough to hold off NNU, fall 93-96

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Sports

The CWU Men's basketball team fell just short of upsetting Northwest Nazarene University, losing a tense contest 93-96 at Nicholson Pavilion Tuesday night. Jeryn Lucas was named player of the game, shooting a perfect 8-8 from the field to start the half on his way to a game high 28 points. Marcu...

CWU Athletics: Winter athlete spotlight

CWU Athletics: Winter athlete spotlight

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Jonnae Richardson, Denver, Colorado. Women's basketball Down by one, season on the line, running up the court while coach yells the decisive play. The ball is passed through the air as you make a cut to the basket, but all of a sudden your knee buckles as you hear a loud pop. The gym goes completely ...

Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

If you watch basketball, specifically the NBA, you know how exciting it can be to witness history every night. Teams like the Warriors are breaking 3-point records seamlessly, and the king himself, LeBron James, is coming closer and closer to surpassing Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all t...

Shaw continues to shine for the Wildcats

Shaw continues to shine for the Wildcats

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

If you don’t know who Taylor Shaw is, then get to know the name. Shaw is the shooting guard for CWU’s women’s basketball team and she is having a stand out year for the Lady Wildcats. Shaw, a 5-foot-8 threat from outside the 3-point line, is having her best year yet, and the Wildcats are off t...

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After surprise playoff appearance, Seahawks’ offseason looms large The Seattle Seahawks were able to the flip the script on a season that looked lost early on and qualify for 2018-2019 NFL playoffs. Despite a wildcard round loss to the Dallas Cowboys, optimism concerning the team is substantially h...

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