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Old guard among Eagle sharpshooters

Old guard among Eagle sharpshooters

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase

Basketball blood Basketball is a part of senior guard Ty Gibson’s family. His mom, Kathy Gibson, was the head coach of the Issaquah High School girls team for 15 years, and his sister is now in her second year as assistant coach of Linfield College, after concluding her career as a player. As ...

Veterans recognized on the ice

Veterans recognized on the ice

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports

On Veteran’s Day schools and workplaces around the country take pause to recognize those who have served in the military and armed forces, among those being service members are a number of EWU students, staff and alumni. Two players on the EWU hockey team, Zac Mindermann and Bobby LaRue, are a part...

Eagles fall with fourth quarter woes

Eagles fall with fourth quarter woes

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Jessica McDowell-White hit four 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds in her EWU debut, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles fell 63-51 in their season opener against Gonzaga. “It’s not where we want to be,” head coach Wendy Schuller said. “We saw some good things from us, especially on the...

Eagles batter Aggies in second half

Eagles batter Aggies in second half

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports

With the year’s first snowfall comes the fact that winter is coming, and games on the football schedule become increasingly important. EWU welcomed UC Davis—the last undefeated team in the Big Sky—to Cheney with freezing temperatures and a blowout the Aggies will want to soon forget. The...

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Ashley Valdivieso boarded a Southwest Airlines Co. flight to Ogden, Utah for the Big Sky soccer tournament after most of her teammates, and sat in an exit row in the middle of the plane, with all of the other players in the back. She awoke from a nap to find the woman across the aisle from her...

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

A group of 27 seniors will stand and be honored on the Inferno this Saturday, in the midst of a clash between Big Sky title hopefuls and FCS championship contenders. Head coach Aaron Best said that it will be a special moment when this group of seniors take the field on Saturday. “It can be kind...

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Violet Kapri Morrow has enjoyed a decorated basketball career. From being named an all-star in high school to being an All-Big Sky Third Team member lasts season, her list of accomplishments has steadily grown. This year, her sights are set on the team’s ultimate objective. “I’m expecting...

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

By Taylor Newquist & Drew Lawson, Sports Editor - Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Women

Women host Zags The EWU women’s basketball team tips off its regular season against Gonzaga on Sunday, with tipoff scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Reese Court. The two teams have squared off 45 times, with Gonzaga holding the all-time series lead 32-13. The Eagles haven’t defeated the Bulldogs sin...

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Senior guard Violet Kapri Morrow scored 27 points and pulled in 12 rebounds as the EWU women’s basketball team won its exhibition match over Simon Fraser University 72-66 Sunday afternoon. “It’s good to get the kinks out a little bit,” head coach Wendy Schuller said after the game. “We obviously...

Learning life lessons through martial arts

Learning life lessons through martial arts

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 3, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

When you walk through Reese Court during the afternoon there are many sights that catch the eye, from oversized logos of the members of the Big Sky, to the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame. Behind the outer walls lies a room where people of all genders and body shapes gather twice a week to practice a form ...

Fans in full force for EWU hockey

Fans in full force for EWU hockey

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports

The EWU hockey team is off to a 10-1 start in its first season as a member of the PAC-8 Conference, with the URC averaging attendance of 677 people through six games. “The fans are awesome,” senior defenseman Jason Shuck said after EWU defeated Washington State University on Oct. 26 in front of ...

Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Questions looming around the Eagles’ quarterback situation have come to a close, as senior Gage Gubrud undergoes season-ending foot surgery, and sophomore Eric Barriere takes his spot at the head of the huddle. “So much talent,” Gubrud said about Barriere’s abilities at quarterback. “He’s got...

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