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EWU Hosts WIAA Track and Field Championship for 22nd Consecutive Year

By Chris Valdez, For The Easterner
June 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

EWU hosted the annual WIAA State Track and Field Championships this past weekend for the 22nd consecutive year, an event that included 757 boys and 771 girls participating in 1A, 1B and 2B events. EWU was first able to snag this event because of ongoing troubles at Eastmont High School in Wenatchee...

Keeping up With the Big Sky

Keeping up With the Big Sky

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU has been very competitive in the Big Sky Conference over the past decade. However, one thing the athletic department has not been able to keep up on is the quality of the facilities for the student athletes and fans. Recently, the athletic department has begun taking steps to keep pace in the Big...

More and More EWU Athletes Are Taking Their Games to the Next Level

More and More EWU Athletes Are Taking Their Games to the Next Level

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Column, Sports

As the saying goes, times are a changin’. Your beloved EWU athletes are no longer just local novelties — they are now apart of the national conversation in their respective sports. Cooper Kupp hails from Yakima, Washington, a moderately sized city tucked away in central Washington. He garnered...

Soarin’ Into the New Season

Soarin’ Into the New Season

By Chris Valdez, For The Easterner
May 25, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

EWU football’s quest to return to the FCS postseason will begin with a showdown in the Lone Star State, battling against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Sept. 2 to open the season. It’s one of the many marquee matchups featured on the team’s 2017 schedule. A bitter end to the 2016 season has EWU read...

Volleyball Adds New Assistant Coach to New-Look Program

Volleyball Adds New Assistant Coach to New-Look Program

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU’s head volleyball coach, Michael King, continues to reshape the program he took over in 2015. In the latest of several moves that King has made this year, he has now added assistant coach Tyler Fenton to his staff. Fenton joins EWU after serving as the head women’s volleyball coach at Trea...

Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s track and field team finished eighth in the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Sacramento, California, while the men’s team finished in last. Senior pole vaulter Erin Clark was the program’s lone conference champion over the four-day event. Clark’...

Pay to Play

Pay to Play

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Column, Sports

Right now is a very quiet time for college athletics. It is the middle of baseball season, but not a lot else is happening with the school year winding down. What can be talked about and debated, however, is whether or not student athletes should get paid. Collegiate athletic programs bring in a lot ...

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

EWU women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller has been at the helm for 16 seasons and will be staying there for five more after athletic director Bill Chaves announced EWU had signed her to a new five-year contract. “Her success, over even just the last five years, has been as good as anybo...

EWU Track and Field Head to Sacramento for Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Track and Field Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships take place this week in Sacramento, California as EWU athletes set their sights on bringing some hardware back to Cheney. This year’s qualification process is different than in year’s past, as in there is no qualification process. On bot...

EWU Volleyball Shifts Focus and Roster; Adds Eight New Players to Team

EWU Volleyball Shifts Focus and Roster; Adds Eight New Players to Team

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Sports

It appears the EWU volleyball program is rebuilding its team around a new set of values. Head coach Mike King announced on April 14 that the program acquired eight new players, six of which signed national letters of intent, along with a pair of walk-ons. “The first thing they bring is an all-in...

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Sports

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EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice begins in August. All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud and his white team were handed the loss by Team Red and redshirt-freshman quarterback Eric Barriere. ...

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