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EWU Rugby Club is more than just hard hits

By Riley Baker |, staff writer

April 29, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Rugby is your favorite sport that you don’t know about. The average person has probably never watched a game of rugby in their life, but still knows it as a brutal contact sport. Here at EWU there are both men’s and women’s rugby clubs. The men’s club formed in 2003 and the women’s in 2008. Since then the teams have had some success but not a whole lot of recognition. “Jack... Read more »

The difference a redshirt year makes

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer

April 29, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Jayson Williams had a huge reality shock in 2015 when the coaching staff decided it would be best for him to redshirt as a freshman to expand his skillset even further. “For me, having teammates like Cooper Kupp, Shaq Hill and Kendrick Bourne, you can learn from these guys,” Williams said. As a graduate from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Williams was named AP 3A... Read more »

Senior Kaytlyn Coleman in midst of historic 2016 Big Sky track and field campaign

Senior Kaytlyn Coleman in midst of historic 2016 Big Sky track and field campaign

April 29, 2016

Senior Kaytlyn Coleman from EWU’s women’s track and field team has been making headlines this season. Coleman has been awarded eight Big Sky Conference... Read more »

Eagles obtain 16 first place finishes in local meet

Eagles obtain 16 first place finishes in local meet

April 29, 2016

EWU’s track and field team had 16 first place finishes in its second-to-last meet for the outdoor season at the Spokane Memorial Open at Spokane Falls... Read more »

EWU women’s soccer takes a win against UW

By Siobhan Ebel, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Halftime in the match against the University of Washington on April 23, things did not look promising for EWU’s women’s soccer team. Gray clouds threatened rain as the scoreboard reflected UW’s 1-0 lead. Although junior forwards Chloe Williams and Lexi Klinkenberg took more than six shots between them, luck was not on their side as UW’s goalie, Madi McNamara, successfully... Read more »

EWU wins Seven-A-Side Tournament

By Siobhan Ebel, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU women’s soccer won the Gonzaga Seven-A-Side Tournament on April 16 against Gonzaga, the University of Idaho and the University of Montana on Gonzaga’s Luger Field. In soccer, a seven-a-side game is played with only seven players on the field at a time, and the games last 30 minutes as opposed to the usual 90 minutes. Each participating university split their team... Read more »

Big offseason grab for basketball

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU basketball announced on April 13 that it has added freshman guard Luka Vulikic to the team for the 2016-17 season. With the 2015-16 season gone, head coach Jim Hayford is already working toward next year. Vulikic is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard from Belgrade, Serbia. He was a member of the Serbian 16U National Team and last year played in the Serbian 19U National League... Read more »

Improved Reese Court could mean improved EWU basketball teams

Improved Reese Court could mean improved EWU basketball teams

April 21, 2016

If you were to walk into Reese Court right now, you would see a lot of gray concrete followed by some brown and orange in the seating sections. That sight... Read more »

Quarterback competition igniting the Inferno

Quarterback competition igniting the Inferno

April 21, 2016

After winning the Big Sky Championship in each of the past three seasons, the EWU football team stumbled in the 2015-16 season, finishing 5-3 in conference... Read more »

Eagles fly high in California meets

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Junior Sarah Reiter and redshirt junior Katie Mahoney both broke school records at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Long Beach Invitational in California, as eight new conference qualifying marks were set by EWU athletes over the weekend. Reiter broke the school record in the 5,000-meter with a time of 16:37.33 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 15. Mattie Bridgmon held the previous... Read more »

EWU star trusts the process

EWU star trusts the process

April 18, 2016

Kendrick Bourne has never looked back since stepping foot on EWU’s campus, despite his good friend and teammate Vernon Adams transferring schools last... Read more »

Reiter and Coleman have record-setting day

Reiter and Coleman have record-setting day

April 14, 2016

The women’s track team went up against the University of Montana and won by a team score of 76-72 at the 44th Annual Pelluer Invite on April 8. Both... Read more »