Wildcat men’s rugby off to strong start

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

January 10, 2018


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  Coming out of the Collegiate Fall Rugby 7s Classic, the Wildcat men have yet to be defeated in 7s with a 10-0 record on the season, but have since fallen in their first two games of the 15s season. “The team has just sort of come together really nicely as a group this year,” head coac...

Men’s rugby to face Seattle Saracens

Men’s rugby to face Seattle Saracens

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

January 10, 2018


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The Wildcats will face the Seattle Saracens in men’s rugby action this weekend. The Saracens are a Premier Northwest Rugby team which makes Saturday’s match a non-conference match, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats will take the game lightly. “We’ve never beaten them before and we’v...

Winter sports take over CWU athletics

Winter sports take over CWU athletics

Natalie Hyland, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


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Graphic by Jack Lambert As many students left for the holidays, the winter athletes of CWU hunkered down and focused on their craft with the help of coaches, trainers and a new smoothie stand to fuel their bodies. Volleyball Before the break began, CWU volleyball wrapped up its season after f...

Injuries end Rodgers’ career

Injuries end Rodgers’ career

Natalie Hyland, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


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Senior point guard Marc Rodgers announced the end of his basketball career on Twitter Tuesday night, citing injuries that have plagued him throughout high school and college. During the Jan. 4 game against Simon Fraser, Rodgers left the game with partial tears in his labrum and major damage to...

Wildcats fall in the second round

Wildcats fall in the second round

Natalie Hyland, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


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  CWU fought hard, but fell just short in double overtime. The Texas A&M University Commerce (TAMUC) Lions took the game 34-31 in Ellensburg on Saturday. The loss ends CWU’s season and win streak 11-1. The Wildcats came out swinging, scoring at 2:09 of the first quarter on a 10-ya...

Traveling with CWU football

Observer Staff

November 30, 2017


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Wildcat football recently spent seven weekends on the road traveling everywhere from Bothell to Texas to British Columbia. While the majority of the team’s energy is spent on the field, preparing for games and traveling is no small feat. Typically, there are over 80 people traveling to each game inclu...

Men’s basketball ready to face SPU

Men’s basketball ready to face SPU

Hanson Lee, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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CWU men’s basketball looks to capitalize on a home court advantage when they face Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Saturday, Dec. 2. “We’re actually looking pretty good,” assistant coach Drew Harris said. “I think we’re better off with our defensive rebounding than we were at this poi...

Pinson proves vital to CWU rugby

Pinson proves vital to CWU rugby

Observer Staff

November 30, 2017


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When senior Samantha Pinson looks back at her college rugby career, she says one of her favorite memories was making her first trip to the national championship tournament in May of 2015. “We weren’t expecting to get there, so we were humbled and really excited to see the outcome,” Pinson...

Rugby ends fall season at semifinal

Rugby ends fall season at semifinal

Observer Staff

November 30, 2017


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The women’s rugby season is officially over and the general feeling in the team is that it was one of the best they have ever had. Although CWU didn’t win the national championship (they lost in the semifinals to Quinnipiac 41-26) they gave it their all, and bonded more than they ever have. ...

Women’s basketball heads to Alaska

Simo Rul, Senior Sports Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Jack Lambert The CWU women’s basketball team is heading to Alaska to begin conference play. They will face the No. 1 team in the GNAC, Alaska Anchorage, on Thursday Nov. 30 and Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday Dec. 2. The last time the Wildcats won a game at Alaska was during the 2012-13 season when they defea...

Welcome to collegiate athletics, freshmen

Welcome to collegiate athletics, freshmen

Anna Eyears, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Every year the CWU athletics department hands out a select number of scholarships to promising young athletes. For many high school graduates these scholarships signify all the hard work they’ve put in. The volleyball signing class of 2017 have been training hard to make 2017-18 the best se...

Prepare for a block party

Prepare for a block party

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Photo Illustration by Jack Lambert CWU volleyball’s last match of the season is against Western Washington University on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. “I am counting on a team effort. Sabrina [Wheelhouse] and Sarah [Joffs] are seniors and this is their last shot to play WWU, so I’m sure they want...

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