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Women’s volleyball team hungry for win

Women’s volleyball team hungry for win

By Josh Friesen, Sports Editor

October 3, 2012


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The Eastern women’s volleyball team is no stranger to adversity. Head coach Miles Kydd abruptly resigned in late August, citing personal reasons, leaving then assistant coach Lisa Westlake to serve as interim head coach. Senior setter Laney Brown suffered a toe injury that required surgery two weeks...

Volleyball team takes diversity in stride

Volleyball team takes diversity in stride

October 3, 2012


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Interim volleyball head coach Lisa Westlake knows her volleyball team has been through a lot this year. That does not, however, mean the Eagles are letting that get in the way of progress. “My job is to try to get them to realize that if they work hard and things keep coming together, it’s not impossible...

Former EWU Cross Country Assistant Coach Competes in London Paralympics

Former EWU Cross Country Assistant Coach Competes in London Paralympics

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter

October 1, 2012


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For a guy who has traveled in the last year to New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and most recently London for the 2012 Paralympics, former Eastern assistant cross country coach Chris Hammer seems to be taking everything in stride. “To represent your country in anything is pretty amazing,” Hammer said...

Lady Eagles fall short to Southern Utah

Lady Eagles fall short to Southern Utah

By Shane Moses, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2012


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The Eastern women's volleyball team came  close to getting its first win of the season but came up just short Sept. 27 losing 3-2 against new Big Sky Conference opponent Southern Utah. The Eagles lost in a heartbreaking fifth set 18-25, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, 11-15 at Reese Court in Cheney. It was...

Eagles rally to stun the Grizzlies

Eagles rally to stun the Grizzlies

September 30, 2012


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By Josh Friesen Sports Editor EWU rallied from a nine point deficit late in the fourth quarter to beat the Montana Grizzlies 32-26, scoring two touchdowns in the final 2:19 of the game. Redshirt freshman Vernon Adams made his second consecutive start at quarterback over SMU transfer Kyle Padron in ...

Dance Force works to build team

Dance Force works to build team

By Amye Ellsworth, Senior Reporter

September 28, 2012


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The Eastern Dance Force is looking forward to building a team this year full of dedicated dancers who are willing to teach and learn from each other, according to captain Jade Adams and co-captain Lauren Hope.   Adams, a senior with four years of experience on the team, said she has never...

Eagles Fall Short in Comeback Attempt, Lose 24-20 to Cougars

Eagles Fall Short in Comeback Attempt, Lose 24-20 to Cougars

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter

September 10, 2012


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The Eastern Washington Eagles do not want to hear about moral victories. After falling just short on an attempted fourth quarter comeback and losing 24-20 to the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, some have opined that this should be considered a moral victory. After all, WSU was a 19-point favorite...

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