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Sports: Following surprising loss to MSUB, women’s volleyball rebounds to sweep SPU, 25-23, 25-17, 28-26; Firethorne finishes with 15 kills

Sports: Following surprising loss to MSUB, women’s volleyball rebounds to sweep SPU, 25-23, 25-17, 28-26; Firethorne finishes with 15 kills

November 12, 2013


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BY RYAN ROGERS, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University volleyball team rebounded from a heartbreaking loss on Thursday night to defeat the Seattle Pacific University Falcons in three straight sets (25-23, 25-17, 28-26) in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference match on Saturday night. The...

Sports: Seattle Pacific scores with less than two minutes remaining to eliminate Wildcats from GNAC tournament, 2-1

Sports: Seattle Pacific scores with less than two minutes remaining to eliminate Wildcats from GNAC tournament, 2-1

November 8, 2013


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BY CAMERON DANIELS, Staff Reporter Despite a solid performance from junior goalkeeper Kayla Lipston and a goal from freshman midfielder Meghan Ward, the Central Washington women’s soccer team’s season is over. After taking a 1-0 lead into halftime, the Wildcats (11-6-1 overall 10-3-1 in Great N...

Sports: Central’s men’s basketball team loses to University of Washington, 95-65; McLaughlin leads all scorers with 30 points

Sports: Central’s men’s basketball team loses to University of Washington, 95-65; McLaughlin leads all scorers with 30 points

November 7, 2013


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BY JARYD CLINE,  Sports Editor Senior guard Mark McLaughlin called Alaska Airlines Arena on the campus of University of Washington home for four months. After later transferring and spending one year with Central Washington University, McLaughlin returned to play his former team and showed the fans ...

Sports: Duty sisters help steer women’s soccer to a breakout season and GNAC playoffs

Sports: Duty sisters help steer women’s soccer to a breakout season and GNAC playoffs

November 6, 2013


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BY RACHEL CHARLTON, Staff Reporter It’s the classic tale of two siblings. One is admittedly high strung while the other is laid back and easy-going. While they only argue over the ‘stupidest’ things, for Tarah and Lauren Duty, life wouldn’t be the same without the other. Despite a two-y...

Sports: Women’s volleyball defeats visiting Simon Fraser in four sets on Saturday

Sports: Women’s volleyball defeats visiting Simon Fraser in four sets on Saturday

November 4, 2013


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BY RYAN ROGERS, Staff Reporter The Central Washington volleyball team rebounded from Thursday’s loss to Western Washington as they defeated Simon Fraser in four sets on Saturday night at Nicholson Pavilion, 25-21, 24-26, 25-13, 25-20. The Wildcats (12-9 overall, 8-5 GNAC) took the first set ...

Sports Column: Wildcats’ offense remains effective in Humboldt State victory despite absence of leading rusher Jordan Todd

Sports Column: Wildcats’ offense remains effective in Humboldt State victory despite absence of leading rusher Jordan Todd

November 2, 2013


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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Twitter: @evanthompson_11 One of the Wildcats' three running backs who dressed for Saturday's 21-14 victory over Humboldt State hardly knew the offense at all. That's because two weeks ago senior Conrad Scheidt wasn't even playing on the offensive side of the ba...

Sports: Women’s soccer loses to No. 11 Western on Senior Day in final seven minutes, 2-1

Sports: Women’s soccer loses to No. 11 Western on Senior Day in final seven minutes, 2-1

November 1, 2013


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BY CAMERON DANIELS, Staff Reporter The momentum of Senior Day and the wind of Ellensburg couldn’t keep Central Washington University's women’s soccer team from beating No. 11 Western Washington. A late goal by Western (15-1-0 overall, 12-1-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) propelled the...

Sports: Ex-football coach Bennett was told that he broke rules by CWU officials prior to his dismissal

Sports: Ex-football coach Bennett was told that he broke rules by CWU officials prior to his dismissal

October 24, 2013


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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor When ex-Wildcats’ football head coach Blaine Bennett was dismissed from his contract five days prior to the start of fall football camp in August, fans, boosters, and even the athletes invested in the program were left wondering what prompted the abrupt termination. ...

Sports: Retz scores game-winning penalty kick in second straight victory for women’s soccer; Wildcats now 8-2 in GNAC

Sports: Retz scores game-winning penalty kick in second straight victory for women’s soccer; Wildcats now 8-2 in GNAC

October 20, 2013


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BY RYAN ROGERS, Staff Reporter Lightning struck twice for Central Washington University's women's soccer opponents, as sophomore midfielder Reilly Retz scored the game-winning penalty kick for the second straight game. The Wildcats won back-to-back games on the road. Central (9-4 overall, 8-2 Great N...

Sports: Wildcats’ women’s volleyball sweeps Northwest Nazarene on Match for Breast Cancer Awareness night, 26-24, 25-20, 25-18

Sports: Wildcats’ women’s volleyball sweeps Northwest Nazarene on Match for Breast Cancer Awareness night, 26-24, 25-20, 25-18

October 20, 2013


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BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor  With a little more on their minds than just volleyball, Central Washington University women’s volleyball’s defeated Northwest Nazarene University in three sets in front of a pinked-out crowd in Nicholson Pavilion, 26-24, 25-20, 25-18. It was Central...

Sports: Inaugural Wildcat Hoops Showcase a big hit for fans at Nicholson Pavilion Friday night

Sports: Inaugural Wildcat Hoops Showcase a big hit for fans at Nicholson Pavilion Friday night

October 19, 2013


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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS, Staff Reporter Students and Wildcat fans poured in to watch both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams showcase their skills on the hardwood, while both tams impressed in a big way. The atmosphere was electric in the inaugural Wildcats Hoops Showcase. "I tho...

Sports: Wildcats’ cross country has successful outing at 40th Annual Western Washington Invitational; Morgan finishes 13th

Sports: Wildcats’ cross country has successful outing at 40th Annual Western Washington Invitational; Morgan finishes 13th

October 17, 2013


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BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor It was a very successful day at the 40th Annual Western Washington University Invitational for Central’s men and women's cross country team. Senior Connie Morgan finished in 13th place and the men’s team took fourth place out of eight teams. Morgan fi...

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