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EWU Volleyball falls in straight sets again

EWU Volleyball falls in straight sets again

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The EWU volleyball team continued its rough season on Saturday with a 0-3 loss to Sacramento State (22-25, 14-25, 11-25). EWU is now 0-5 in Big Sky Conference play, and has been swept in four of those five losses. The Eagles were most competitive in the first set. With the set tied at eight, Sac ...

Barriere leads Eagles over Thunderbirds

Barriere leads Eagles over Thunderbirds

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU offense did not skip a beat without starting quarterback Gage Gubrud suited up for the game against Southern Utah today, totalling 648 yards of offense. Eric Barriere assumed the starting role and led the No. 5 Eagles (5-1, 3-0) to a 55-17 victory over the Thunderbirds (0-5, 0-2). Barrie...

Eags rely on grit to advance in Big Sky Conference

Eags rely on grit to advance in Big Sky Conference

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

It’s been a difficult start to conference play for the EWU volleyball team under first-year head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud. The Eagles sit at 8-9 overall, but have dropped their first five matches against Big Sky Conference competition. The BSC losses include road setbacks at Northern Colorado...

EPIC delivers unique adventures to students this fall

EPIC delivers unique adventures to students this fall

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Life as a student can be hectic, busy and overwhelming. EPIC Adventures seeks to offer a short reprieve from that environment by offering several weekend outdoor trips throughout the quarter. “We want to help students get out from school, experience nature and make new friends,” EPIC trip lead...

Felix Allard thrives in EWU’s rink

Felix Allard thrives in EWU’s rink

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Felix Allard was two years old when his father, Pierre-Paul Allard, froze over the backyard pool and gave Felix his first pair of skates. Allard was born into a French-Canadian family in Montreal. His first language was French, and he learned to speak English later in life. “That always surpr...

EWU Athletics hire Sarah Adams

EWU Athletics hire Sarah Adams

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

EWU athletics hired Sarah Adams to the position of senior associate athletic director for internal operations/senior woman administrator, Athletic Director Lynn Hickey announced on Oct. 2. Adams will assume her role with the Eagles on Oct. 21, and is replacing a position previously held by Pamela Park...

Eagles return to EWU to play SUU Thunderbirds

Eagles return to EWU to play SUU Thunderbirds

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The EWU offense is rolling. After 490 total yards against Montana State last week, it is No. 4 in the FCS in yards per game with 554, and is averaging over eight yards per play. This week the Eagles (4-1, 2-0) return to Cheney to take on Southern Utah (0-4, 0-1), a team that has struggled to stop...

Starting goalie Winston a score for the Eagles

Starting goalie Winston a score for the Eagles

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

In 2017, goalkeeper Kelsee Winston joined an EWU soccer team full of veteran players poised to chase a second straight Big Sky Conference championship. Now, as a sophomore, she is the starting goalkeeper and a leader of a young squad with only 10 upperclassman on the 34-player roster. Winston, from Hanfo...

Mikayel Khachatryan: international tennis star

Mikayel Khachatryan: international tennis star

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Mikayel Khachatryan was six years old, walking by a park in his hometown of Yerevan, Armenia with his brother and father the first time he picked up a tennis racket. They had spotted a tennis coach and asked if they could play. The coach gave them each 10 balls to hit. His brother only hit two in ...

Record-breaking Eagles prepare for Bozeman battle

Record-breaking Eagles prepare for Bozeman battle

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU made history against Cal Poly last week, breaking the school record for most points scored against a Division I opponent with 70, and the Big Sky Conference record for most yards per carry with 14.7. This week, the No. 5 Eagles (3-1) travel to Bozeman to take on Montana State (3-1), with both team...

Alexa Clark leads EWU golf team as champion

Alexa Clark leads EWU golf team as champion

By Eric McCormick, Contributor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

While sports like football and basketball gain most of the attention at EWU, Alexa Clark and the Eagles golf team have been winning in the background. Clark is excelling in her sophomore year at EWU. In the early portion of the fall season she has already won the Battle at Old Works tournament in ...

Big Sky soccer opens with even results

Big Sky soccer opens with even results

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Big Sky Conference soccer has started, and after a weekend that saw all but two teams play a pair of contests, EWU joined several others in splitting its first two matches. Idaho (2-0) and Northern Colorado (1-0) are the only two teams to escape the weekend with a perfect record. Northern Arizona...

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