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Rugby hits the pitch hard in preparation for WSU

Rugby hits the pitch hard in preparation for WSU

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Coming up this Friday, the CWU men’s rugby team will be hosting a matchup with Washington State University (WSU). Men’s rugby center Jack Wendling explained why he isn’t intimidated at all by their division I opponent. “It’s these smaller schools that have the big programs,” Wendling said. “St...

Snowshoe adventures await for students

Snowshoe adventures await for students

Tianbai Dun, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

CWU’s Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) will hold a new snowshoe activity on Jan. 27. Students and anybody interested can climb to the top of Hex Mountain via the Southwest Ridge with astounding views of Cle Elum lake and neighboring peaks. OPR staff member Tonya Morrey said that the Hex mountain snowsho...

Men’s basketball buckles down for homestand

Men’s basketball buckles down for homestand

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CWU men’s basketball team currently sits with a 9-7 record, good enough for eighth place in the GNAC standings. But with 12 games still left to play within the conference, a rise is within reach. If they want to make a push, it all starts with their three game homestand coming up against Western Orego...

Wildcats gear up for first meeting with the Clan

Wildcats gear up for first meeting with the Clan

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Correction 1/18/19: This story originally stated the game was taking place this week and on this Thursday. Both instances have been changed to Jan. 24. The CWU women’s basketball team is hoping they can take care of business on the road on Jan. 24 against conference rival Simon Fraser. Anytime you play...

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin – too early to tell

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin – too early to tell

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Seattle Mariners hired Doctor Lorena Martin as MLB’s first ever Director of High Performance in November 2017 for the 2018 season. After the season was over, Martin filed a lawsuit and accused the organization’s team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and team CEO Kevin Mather of discriminatory...

OPR bundles up for Mission Ridge ski trip

OPR bundles up for Mission Ridge ski trip

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

It’s winter in the Northwest, and what better way to enjoy the cold weather than a trip to the mountain. On Jan. 26, OPR (Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals) will be taking a group of CWU students up to Mission Ridge, which is around an hour and 45-minute drive from campus. OPR has been doing this trip annually...

Ski and snowboard bus welcomes students

Ski and snowboard bus welcomes students

Tianbai Dun, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ellensburg is gearing up for another cold winter season, and that means interesting and exciting activities for CWU students and the Ellensburg community. Skiing is one of the activities that students can have fun pursuing in the coming months. Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is a well-known place...

Athletes ring in the New Year

Athletes ring in the New Year

Dez Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

Aliyah Pana Senior Guard. Hilo, Hawaii. At the start of the 2016 season, the CWU women’s basketball team was in search of a new manager, someone able to keep track of stats and willing to travel for road games. To their luck, traveling 2,705 miles away from Hilo, Hawaii were CWU senior guard Aliyah...

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

To say the Seahawks had a rough off-season before the 2018 opener would be putting on a thick coat of sugar. Richard Sherman said the Seahawks lost their way after he was released. Rumors dropped alleging Seattle’s supposed coddling of star quarterback Russell Wilson. Earl Thomas was contempla...

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After finishing last season with a final record of 89-73 and missing the playoffs for the 17th straight season, the Seattle Mariners faced a tough decision this offseason. General Manager Jerry DiPoto and the rest of the organization chose to have the Mariners gutted from the inside out, trading 11 play...

Men’s basketball sets sights on second half of season

Men’s basketball sets sights on second half of season

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

Men’s basketball is well underway as the Wildcats have already put together a 7-5 overall record on the season under the tenure of new head basketball coach Brandon Rinta. With last season marking the end of an era, after the departure of former men’s head coach Greg Sparling, the Wildcats have bra...

Women’s basketball sees best start since 2015 season

Women’s basketball sees best start since 2015 season

Hanson Lee, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Classes are back in full swing for Winter quarter and so is women’s basketball as the Wildcats are already nearing the midway point of their 2019 season. The team currently boasts an overall record of 8-3 with a GNAC record of 3-1, their latest win coming on Saturday, January 5 against GNAC competit...

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