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Tia (left) and Mario (right) Andaya during their club volleyball days. Photo courtesy of the Andaya Family

The Andayas dominate CWU volleyball for nearly three decades

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
October 12, 2022

Mario Andaya has embarked on his 27th season coaching volleyball here at CWU.  For the last season and a half, he has been accompanied by a new CWU player, one that calls him dad.  Tia Andaya,...

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Tia Andaya surrounded by CWU audience members in the SURC. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Volleyball team enjoys return home after 11 game road trip

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
October 5, 2022

The SURC was booming, cheers could be heard as you entered the building. A red carpet led the way to courts 3 & 4 in the Recreation Center as both courts and the walkway above were filled to the brim...

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CWU football player running. Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr

Sports Shorts

Isaac Hinson and Jacqueline Hixssen
October 5, 2022

XC at Whitman College Invitational  Oct. 1 Men’s team: 4th  Women’s team: 5th    Women’s Rugby at Victoria  Oct. 1 Loss 12 - 27    Women’s Soccer at Saint...

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Jaxyn Farmen (right) fights opponent to the ball. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Soccer leaves for string of away games

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
October 5, 2022

The women’s soccer team hit the road Thursday, Sep. 29, for four straight away games.  Opponents and dates include: Western Oregon University (WOU) on Sept. 29, Saint Martin’s University (SMU)...

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CWU football off to a roaring start in the Lonestar Conference. Photos courtesy of Jacob Thompson

Football adapts to Lone Star Conference

Devin Guerra-Burnett, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022

A new football season brings CWU into a new conference, the Lone Star Conference (LSC). The players are ready for these new rivals and have been preparing to do so.  The LSC was founded in 1931 and...

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Esports event happening on Campus.

Rocket League primes the esports season

Kimberly LaRiviere, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022

The first esports event of the quarter, a Rocket League event, was held in the SURC Theater Sep. 30.  Esports are a recent addition to intramural sports activities and a way to promote community, according...

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Community members race through park and table for 5k run for the Brave.

Run for the Brave 5k fundraises for veterans

Omar Benitez with contributions from Jahleel Breland, Staff Reporters
October 5, 2022
https://cwuobserver.com/23128/sports/run-for-the-brave-5k-fundraises-for-veterans/?preview=true
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Tre’Jon Henderson (right) and Quincy Glasper (left) looking down field after the snap Picture By Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Photos

Sports Observed

Jacqueline Hixssen, Isaac Hinson, Sports Editors
September 29, 2022

  9/22 Women’s Soccer Vs. Western Washington University Loss 0-3   9/22 Women’s Volleyball Vs. Montana State University Billings Win 3-1   9/24 Women’s Soccer Vs....

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Womens soccer game. Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr.

Women’s Soccer game ends in a draw with SFU

Katlyn White, Copy Desk Lead
September 29, 2022

The women’s soccer team hosted Simon Fraiser University (SFU) at  Tomlinson Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 24.  During the first half, two goals were made by CWU, one by sophomore Jordan Bartlow with...

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Tre’Jon Henderson (middle) looking for a hole to drive for a touchdown. Picture By Jacob Thompson _ Thompson Sports Photos

Transfer running back helps secure win in home opener

Jacqueline Hixssen, Sports Editor
September 28, 2022

Tre’Jon Henderson, a redshirt sophomore, made his mark on Tomlinson Stadium while playing Western New Mexico state during CWU’s home opener.  Henderson said, “I felt loose, I felt confident and...

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Brittany Aanstad throws javelin.

Track and field coach reflects on her decade at CWU

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
September 28, 2022

Assistant track and field coach Brittany Aanstad has established herself as one of CWU’s most decorated coaches as she heads into her 10th year as a member of the track and field coaching staff.  “I...

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Courtesy of Angelie Sampson, VP Volleyball Club

The glory days don’t have to be over

Evan Couch, News Editor
June 7, 2022

The end of high school does not have to mean the end of competitive sports. For those who are unable to play sports at the collegiate level for whatever reason, there are alternatives that can compare...

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