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Rugby teams keep rolling

December 3, 2014

This is the first season both the Central men’s and women’s rugby programs were recognized as varsity athletic programs through the university. Both programs proved they belong there. Led by head...

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BMX track still in the works

November 20, 2014

There have been proposals in recent years to bring a bicycle moto-cross (BMX) course to Ellensburg. A former resident of Ellensburg pushed for the recreational addition for many years before leaving town. Ellensburg...

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GET OUT THE WAY - Members of the Rodeo City Rollergirls battle it out during their Halloween bout.

Local roller derby offers opportunities

November 13, 2014

There is no female sport equivalent to football. Roller derby is quite a contender for the spot, though. Classified as “serious leisure,” roller derby is a fully physical, mentally grueling activity...

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PASS - The Wildcats are advancing to the GNAC playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Wildcats return to playoffs

November 6, 2014

Coming off of the most successful season in school history the Wildcat soccer team is returning to the playoffs. Central will play as the No. 4 seed in the GNAC Tournament beginning Thursday, Nov. 6,...

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DETERMINATION - Captain Heather Johnson muscles her way through the defense. 

Johnson is a 56 senior forward (hooker) from Dixmont, Maine  and has played rugby for four years.

Rugby captain brings motivation

October 31, 2014

Central’s women’s rugby team is off to a solid start for the 2014 season, thanks in large part to the leadership of senior Heather Johnson. Johnson has been a part of the team for four years. The...

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO! - Central students gear up to get blasted with pounds of paint in last years 5K Color Run.

Painting campus the Central way

October 17, 2014

A relatively new homecoming tradition continues this year with Central’s Homecoming Wildcat 5k Color Run. Prior to the football game on Oct. 18 against Western Oregon University, Central students can...

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“It’s all about the shirt”

October 10, 2014

Players for intramural sports teams at Central take their season seriously with only one thing on their mind at the beginning of each season. The championship t-shirt. According to Jordan Stinglen,...

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