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Student-athlete of the year: Dehonta Hayes

Student-athlete of the year: Dehonta Hayes

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

June 5, 2019


Filed under 2018-19 Eags of the Year, Carousel, Sports

Our inaugural Eag of the Year awards recognize three members of EWU who have gone above and beyond to represent the campus community. One scholar, one athlete and one staff/faculty member. The awards, which were voted on by students from various organizations on campus, were given to nominees who adhered...

Spokane hiking guide

Spokane hiking guide

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Multimedia, Outdoors, Photos, Showcase, Sports

Spokane may be a densely populated area, but a short drive in any direction from its booming downtown will land you in an outdoorsman’s paradise. There are 16 conservation areas in Spokane County, as well as a number of parks, recreation areas and trailheads around the edges of the Lilac City. These...

EWU vaulter Larry Still reaches new heights in the pole vault

EWU vaulter Larry Still reaches new heights in the pole vault

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Track and field

EWU senior Larry Still is accustomed to reaching new heights. Still cleared 16-feet-5.5-inches in the pole vault on May 11 to win his fourth Big Sky Conference title. He won the BSC in the 2018 and 2016 indoor seasons, as well as the 2016 outdoor season. While the Richland, WA native has found...

Roos Field renovation proposal postponed until October

Roos Field renovation proposal postponed until October

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Eagle football fans eagerly looking forward to a renovation proposal for Roos Field will have to wait until the fall. At the board of trustees meeting today, the BOT approved EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey’s request to delay completion of the pre-design phase until October. “I know that ever...

Breaking down EWU’s athletic scholarships

Breaking down EWU’s athletic scholarships

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

It’s no secret that most NCAA athletes, including those at EWU, receive athletic scholarships to attend school and participate in their respective sport. However, the process and methodology in which this money is allocated isn’t as well known. In 2017-18, EWU had 335 total student-athletes;...

Bloomsday brings out EWU track and field members

Bloomsday brings out EWU track and field members

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Track and field

Bloomsday is one of the vanguards of Spokane’s culture. Over the past 43 years the 12 kilometer road run has become one of the largest in the world, with over 40,000 yearly participants. Many of those 40,000 include Spokane County  natives, and as long time runners, members of the EWU track t...

Undrafted players have that special chip, and Webster fits the bill

Undrafted players have that special chip, and Webster fits the bill

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Column, Football, Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Taking a look through the list of the NFL's best undrafted players reveals some s...

EWU women’s tennis falls in first round of conference tournament

EWU women’s tennis falls in first round of conference tournament

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Tennis

Coming up short The women’s tennis team failed to capitalize on the most successful conference record in program history, losing 4-3 to Southern Utah in the Big Sky Championship quarterfinals on April 25, in Phoenix. EWU won the doubles point and earned singles victories from sophomore Rylee Br...

EWU concludes spring camp with annual Red-White game

EWU concludes spring camp with annual Red-White game

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 28, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Wind gusts as high as 28 mph took center stage in EWU’s annual Red-White game on Saturday, blowing kickoffs, extra points and passes awry. “The weather gods of Cheney know when it’s Saturday,” EWU head coach Aaron Best said after the game. The Red team was led by All-American senior center...

That one time at EWU football camp

That one time at EWU football camp

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Column, Football, Sports

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Take a second to imagine the worst thing you've ever smelled ... Now imagine packing ...

EWU Athletics’ summer camps connect future students with teams’ staff and players

EWU Athletics’ summer camps connect future students with teams’ staff and players

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

Youths spending their school vacation at a summer camp may experience all the same suburban cliches of open fires, rope swings over a green lake and close encounters with poison ivy. Camp season is right around the corner for EWU Athletics, with a totally different focus for its campers—sports. Five...

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