Volleyball wraps up their season at home

Volleyball wraps up their season at home

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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The CWU volleyball team has had an impressive season so far with a 16-5 record. After a four game road stretch, which included three losses, the Wildcats were hoping to bounce back. They did just that on Oct. 18 when the team hosted the Concordia University Cavaliers and won 3-1 sets. Currently, the...

The walk-on experience for athletes at CWU

The walk-on experience for athletes at CWU

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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The college recruitment process involves evaluating impressive athletes that stand out from the crowd. In that same crowd, however, there are athletes that are overlooked and undervalued. These are the walk-on athletes. These types of athletes have a unique story with one common similarity: the odds...

Indoor track back in session at CWU

Indoor track back in session at CWU

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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CWU Indoor Track and Field sets their eyes on the 2018-19 season looking to fly high into the GNAC Championship. According to senior HarLee Ortega, in 2017, the Wildcats were able to achieve a lot in terms of finishing tied for GNAC Champions, but this year they’re striving to take the title home alone. T...

Senior back adds edge to Wildcat offense

Senior back adds edge to Wildcat offense

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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Senior running back Cedric Cooper is proving to be one of the most elite players in the entire GNAC this season. His 813 total yards leads the conference, making him an early candidate for GNAC offensive MVP. Just two years ago, Cooper was debating whether it was time to hang up the cleats. “There were tim...

Women’s basketball sets the bar high

Women’s basketball sets the bar high

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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The CWU women’s basketball team is getting ready to dive into their 2018-19 season, starting with their first game on Nov. 3. CWU has hovered around .500 these last few years, and according to head coach Randi Richardson, the Wildcats have had issues with their defense. However, the team has see...

Freshman cross country runner turning heads

Freshman cross country runner turning heads

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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The CWU Cross Country team has had an impressive season so far. The already strong men’s team has added freshman Turlan Morlan, who has showed promise from the start of this season. In his first college race, he won the 7 Kilometer CWU Invite with a time of 22:37, 12 seconds faster than his closest...

Fall intramurals get underway for CWU

Fall intramurals get underway for CWU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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Fall intramurals are in full swing as some CWU students take a break from studying to play organized sports. There are many sports being offered right now, including football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Jordan Bishop, coordinator of intramural sports and special events, is excited abou...

Women’s rugby looks to bounce back after opening loss

Women’s rugby looks to bounce back after opening loss

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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CWU women’s rugby has been known for one thing over the last few years: win- ning. Despite an early season 0-60 loss to D1 Elite Lindenwood the Wildcats expect to have another solid season this year behind head coach Trevor Richards and a talented group of seniors. “Last week was a bit of a wake-up call for...

Cummings powers back for final season

Cummings powers back for final season

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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CWU senior running back Christian Cummings was on his way to having a breakout year for the Wildcats last season. On pace to rush for over 1,000 yards, Cummings looked to be unstoppable. But in the blink of an eye, he was laying on the field huddled over in agony. To some it looked to be just a broken a...

Wildcats take down Wolves amidst homecoming festivities

Caleb Dunlop/CWU Athletics, For the Observer

October 15, 2018


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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (Oct. 13) – The Central Washington University football team (5-2, 5-0 GNAC) rolled to a 48-10 victory over Western Oregon University (3-4, 2-3 GNAC). Reilly Hennessey threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Roots tallied 90 yards on the ground and one touchdown, while Cedric Co...

Volleyball heads for the border to face off against SFU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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CWU Volleyball is at the midway point of their season. They currently hold an overall record of 14-3, and are tied for second place in the GNAC. Kyla Morgan, a 5-foot-4 junior defender, believes the team can win the GNAC this season. “I think we all have a lot of trust in each other,” Morgan said. “We’re wor...

Roots adds depth to running back core

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


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The CWU football team is 3-2 so far this season. They have many key players, one of whom is sophomore Michael Roots. Roots is a running back transfer from Southern Oregon University (SOU). Roots is from Sacramento, California, and has been playing football since the age of seven. “I remember...

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