Wall Crawlers

Wall Crawlers

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

CWU climbing enthusiasts have a new challenge facing them: climb as high as Mount Everest, a tall task considering the mountain’s just-over-29,000-foot summit. The event, hosted by the CWU Recreation Center and officially called the “Vertical Challenge” runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 16. Teams of up...

CWU women top Vikings 77-73

CWU women top Vikings 77-73

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

CWU women’s basketball hosted the Western Washington University (WWU) Vikings last night in a 7 p.m. conference matchup. CWU came away with a 77-73 victory. CWU is currently 6-4 in conference play while WWU is 3-7 after tonight’s game.  Both teams will be fighting for a spot in the conference ...

Richardson-Thornley takes over WBB

Richardson-Thornley takes over WBB

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Following Jeff Harada’s departure from the women’s basketball program, assistant coach Randi Richardson-Thornley was named head coach in April 2017. Last year’s team even voiced their own positive opinions when it came time for Richardson-Thornley to take over. Richardson-Thornley said one ...

Wildcats take on the Vikings

Wildcats take on the Vikings

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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The Wildcats will face Western Washington University (WWU) at home on Jan. 20.  With both teams on the fringe of playoff contention, this game could move WWU past CWU in the standings with a win. CWU has a 4-4 conference record, WWU is 3-5 in conference play. CWU is coming off a 79-73 victory agai...

Behind the ball: Khalil Shabazz

Behind the ball: Khalil Shabazz

Hanson Lee, Sports Senior Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Freshman phenom Khalil Shabazz has been lighting up the basketball court for the Wildcats at point guard this season. Shabazz credits his game and rise in reputation to that of Rainier Beach’s top-notch basketball program. “It was the best, best high school in America,” Shabazz said. “We won championships, ...

Winter ski season ‘subpar’ at best

Winter ski season ‘subpar’ at best

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

While students and drivers are rejoicing with the lack of snow this winter, winter sports enthusiasts are less than thrilled with a slushy turnout on the mountains. “The snow definitely hasn’t been what [it was] like last year,” said Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) shop supervisor and CWU student, Nick Poprawski. “The last co...

Wildcat men’s rugby off to strong start

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

  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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

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