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Kata forms and kumite kicks

Kata forms and kumite kicks

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

Senpei and sensei are not just words in anime shows. They are distinguished titles given to karate black belts. When he is not in the classroom, CWU Professor of Biology Ian Quitadamo runs his own dojo, Central Kyokushin Karate, here in Ellensburg. There, Dr. Quitadamo goes by Shihan, a title given to karate teachers with tenth-degree black be...

Volleyball goes in for the kill

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

October 16, 2019

Coming into Thursday night riding a three-match losing streak, the CWU Women’s Volleyball team secured a win against Montana State University Billings’ (MSUB) Yellowjackets. The win puts the Wildcats at 9-7 overall on the season and are now 4-4 in conference play. The Wildcats now sit in sixth in the GNAC out of...

Larabee leaps up a division

Larabee leaps up a division

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

October 16, 2019

Editor's Note: The Observer staff attempted to interview current CWU Softball players about head coach Mike Larabee resigning from CWU. The CWU Athletics Department requested student journalists send in questions prior to the interviews. When The Observer declined sending interview questions, Caleb Dunlop (...

Bringing it home on homecoming

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Wildcat football left Tomlinson Stadium on Saturday night with their second win under their belt. The Wildcats nearly shut down the Azusa Pacific University Cougars with the final score of 44-6.  The homecoming win was owed in part to big plays being made early and often. Both offense and defens...

Two daughters, 100 sons

Two daughters, 100 sons

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

“I knew, maybe around the age of sixteen, that I wanted to be a football coach.” Wildcat football head coach Chris Fisk grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, a city that takes high school sports seriously. Fisk played football at Highland High School (HHS) under the previous head coach, Jim Koetter. Jim K...

Cross country gears up for WWU Classic

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

With a focus on hard training and team encouragement, several cross country team members are feeling particularly confident about the upcoming meet. The CWU cross country team is preparing for the Western Washington University (WWU) Classic, held at Sudden Valley Golf Course in Bellingham, Washington on Oct. 12. ...

Preparing to battle the national champions

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Wildcat soccer will hit the road to take on national champion team Concordia University (CU) on Oct. 12.  The team has to compete against three national championship teams. According to Head coach Micheal Farrand, among them are Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Western Washington University (WWU) ...

Play for kicks or play to win

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Registration has officially begun for intramural flag football, indoor soccer and archery tag for the fall quarter. The deadline is approaching for indoor soccer and basketball on Oct. 15. For team sports, there is a team fee of $20 to be paid by one representative at the time of registration. Each quarter has A season and B season with a...

Canon Racanelli: Starting quarterback

Canon Racanelli: Starting quarterback

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Canon Racanelli has been chosen as the starting quarterback for the 2018-19 season.  Racanelli was one of three potential quarterbacks who had to compete for the starting position in the offseason. The toss-up was between Christian Moore, Tai-John Mizutani and him. The potential quarterbacks had bi...

CWU Football wraps up preseason

CWU Football wraps  up preseason

Nick Jahnke, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Wildcat football has finished their preseason and have moved into the regular season with a 1-3 record. The Wildcats lost to NCAA Division I-FCS Idaho and number two ranked team Ferris State University in the first two games. They were able to secure their first win of the season against Western New ...

Track and field competed at Nationals

Track and field competed at Nationals

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

CWU Track and Field sent seven athletes to Kingsville, Texas for this year’s NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Here’s a look at how each athlete did in the events they qualified for. Halle Irvine, pole vault Halle Irvine finished 15th out of 24 women competing in th...

Women’s rugby to hold prospect camp

Women’s rugby to hold prospect camp

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

May 29, 2019

  CWU Women’s Rugby will host an elite prospect camp on June 1. The camp will play host to highschool prospects from all over Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California, said head women’s rugby coach Trevor Richards. Richards said he attempted to put on the camp in his first year as coa...