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All momentum blocked

All momentum blocked

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

With the offense stalling and momentum waning at the end of the first half, Nicholls State lined up for a 37-yard field goal to give them a 14-point lead, but junior defensive lineman Dylan Ledbetter had other plans. Ledbetter pushed through the line to block the fourth kick of his career, sending...

Playoffs make heroes and heartbreak

Playoffs make heroes and heartbreak

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

There have been 11 playoff games on Roos field since the Eagles won the National Championship in 2010. EWU has won seven of those games, losing three times in the semifinals. This year the Eagles start their playoff run at home again, with Southland Conference champion Nichols State coming to Cheney...

Championship push starts in Cheney

Championship push starts in Cheney

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Roos Field is no stranger to playoff football, with 11 postseason games being hosted by EWU since winning the National Championship in 2010. The Eagles have ultimately been disappointed on their home turf since coming out on top eight years ago, losing semifinal games in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and losing...

Sparking spirit in the community

Sparking spirit in the community

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Fans cheering on the Eagles at Roos Field or Reese Court are familiar with the cheerleaders’ role in leading the support, but may not know the amount of work that goes into being part of the cheer club. “We’re the first people here,” cheer coach Hailey Tangen, who is in her 10th year coaching,...

Freshman guard McDowell-White adjusts to life in America

Freshman guard McDowell-White adjusts to life in America

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 25, 2018


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

Before coming to EWU from Australia,  Jessica McDowell-White had never been to America before. In the few months she’s been here, she’s taken a liking to cinnamon rolls and hitting 3-pointers for the women’s basketball team. “We don’t have [Cinnabon] back home,” McDowell-White said. “I...

Aussie bests the Kangaroos

Aussie bests the Kangaroos

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 17, 2018


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

It took a game tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and a career-high 32 points from senior forward Jesse Hunt, but EWU got into the win column for the first time this season. The Eagles (1-3) beat UMKC (0-5) by a score of 87-80 in the subregional consolation game of the 2K Classic. The previous...

Women’s basketball gets into the win column

Women’s basketball gets into the win column

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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

Junior forward Uriah Howard led the way for the women’s basketball team, on the way to  earning the team’s first win of the season with a 66-45 victory over Eastern Oregon. Howard scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists. The Eagles did not trail in the game and led...

Losses keep piling up for EWU volleyball

Losses keep piling up for EWU volleyball

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

As injuries mount and losses pile up, it’s clear that this is not the type of first season EWU volleyball head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud might have had in mind. With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Eagles (8-20, 0-16) have yet to win a conference game, and have lost 17 matches...

No doubt about it

No doubt about it

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Elation, excitement and relief became more visible with each turnover and subsequent score during the second half of EWU’s 59-20 win over UC Davis last Saturday. As the deficit between the teams grew, it became clear that the Big Sky standings would be evened to a three-way tie for first place,...

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...

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