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EWU takes on Portland State for potential final game of the year

EWU takes on Portland State for potential final game of the year

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The EWU football team hasn’t finished at or below .500 in 13 years.  The Eagles (5-2, 6-5) will try and extend that streak Saturday in the likely season finale vs the Portland State Vikings (3-4, 5-6).  Playoff Chances EWU technically isn’t eliminated from FCS playoff contention yet, but ...

The life of a basketball redshirt

The life of a basketball redshirt

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

This is part two of a two-part series on athletic redshirts. Part one, which is about football redshirts, was published in The Easterner on Nov. 13. They may not be throwing down dunks like Jacob Davison or throwing the ball off an opponent’s back to win a tournament game like Jessica McDowell-...

Volleyball swept in home finale

Volleyball swept in home finale

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 18, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (4-12, 6-22) lost to the Northern Colorado Bears (21-7, 15-1) in three sets (21-25, 17-25, 19-25) Saturday in the Eagles’ final home game of 2019.  UNC is in first place in the Big Sky Conference.  EWU was led in kills by junior outside hitter MaKenna Davis (8), led in assists by ...

Hunt has hat trick as Eagles roll

Hunt has hat trick as Eagles roll

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

The EWU hockey team (5-1, 8-8-1) trounced the Idaho Vandals 11-2 Friday night. EWU out shot Idaho 41-9, and led all game. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore forward Mitch Hunt. Hunt had a hat trick Friday night, and now leads the team in total goals (13), assists (9), and total points (22). Senior...

EWU soars to victory in season opener

EWU soars to victory in season opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Six Eagles scored in double figures and the EWU men’s basketball team (1-0) decimated the Portland Bible College Wildcats 107-25 in the season opener Tuesday. Junior guard Jacob Davison led EWU with 15 points, many of which came on dunks. Senior forward Mason Peatling added 14 points, seven rebounds...

Eagle offense hums in win over NAU

Eagle offense hums in win over NAU

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The points came easily for the EWU football team (3-2, 4-5) Saturday. The Eagles scored six touchdowns and kicked a field goal on their first seven possessions en route to a 66-38 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-3, 4-5). EWU was led by junior quarterback Eric Barriere, who threw for...

Dickie leads Eagles to exhibition win

Dickie leads Eagles to exhibition win

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team took care of Northwest University Wednesday night 78-44 in the team’s lone exhibition match. EWU was led in scoring by freshman wing Kennedy Dickie. Dickie had 24 points, including 17 in the first half. Sophomore center Bella Cravens had 13 points and nine rebounds,...

2019-20 EWU basketball preview

2019-20 EWU basketball preview

By Drew Lawson and Randle Kinswa, Sports editor and sports reporter

October 30, 2019

Women's basketball relying on young core Eagles looking to build on late 2018-19 success The EWU women’s basketball team is looking to build off its success from last season, when the Eagles advanced to the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship  game for the first time in 31 years. EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said the goals for the team are to win the Big Sky champio...

Eagles tame Broncos in two-game sweep

Eagles tame Broncos in two-game sweep

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2019

This story was updated on Nov. 20. EWU (4-0, 7-7) beat the Boise State Broncos twice in as many tries this weekend. EWU won 3-2 Friday in a shootout and 6-2 Saturday in a decisive victory. The player of the weekend was freshman goalie Wyatt Monear. Monear was brilliant in both games. Despite BSU outs...

Volleyball loses to Weber State

Volleyball loses to Weber State

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (2-8, 4-18) lost in four sets to Weber State Saturday 3-1 (11-25, 25-19, 22-25, 13-25). Sophomore Ashlyn Blotzer led EWU with 16 kills, two aces and two blocks. Next up for EWU is a trip to Portland to take on the Portland State Vikings. The Oct. 31 match is scheduled for 7...

Second half unraveling spells another EWU road loss

Second half unraveling spells another EWU road loss

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

When senior running back Tamarick Pierce ran in a 5-yard touchdown to give the EWU football team a 14-3 lead over the Montana Grizzlies with 6:29 left in the second quarter, it looked like the Eagles might be on their way to their first road win of the season. Instead, EWU (2-2, 3-5) was outscored...

Hockey falls to BYU

Hockey falls to BYU

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 25, 2019

The EWU hockey team (2-0, 5-7) lost 3-0 Thursday night against the BYU Cougars. BYU scored a goal in each period. Forward Aleks Shroud scored two goals for the Cougars. Forward Nixon Barber added a goal for BYU. EWU interim head coach Tyler O’Donnell said the team will use the game to build toward...

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