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Eagles batter Aggies in second half

Eagles batter Aggies in second half

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports

With the year’s first snowfall comes the fact that winter is coming, and games on the football schedule become increasingly important. EWU welcomed UC Davis—the last undefeated team in the Big Sky—to Cheney with freezing temperatures and a blowout the Aggies will want to soon forget. The...

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Ashley Valdivieso boarded a Southwest Airlines Co. flight to Ogden, Utah for the Big Sky soccer tournament after most of her teammates, and sat in an exit row in the middle of the plane, with all of the other players in the back. She awoke from a nap to find the woman across the aisle from her...

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

A group of 27 seniors will stand and be honored on the Inferno this Saturday, in the midst of a clash between Big Sky title hopefuls and FCS championship contenders. Head coach Aaron Best said that it will be a special moment when this group of seniors take the field on Saturday. “It can be kind...

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Violet Kapri Morrow has enjoyed a decorated basketball career. From being named an all-star in high school to being an All-Big Sky Third Team member lasts season, her list of accomplishments has steadily grown. This year, her sights are set on the team’s ultimate objective. “I’m expecting...

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

By Taylor Newquist & Drew Lawson, Sports Editor - Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Women host Zags The EWU women’s basketball team tips off its regular season against Gonzaga on Sunday, with tipoff scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Reese Court. The two teams have squared off 45 times, with Gonzaga holding the all-time series lead 32-13. The Eagles haven’t defeated the Bulldogs sin...

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 4, 2018


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

Senior guard Violet Kapri Morrow scored 27 points and pulled in 12 rebounds as the EWU women’s basketball team won its exhibition match over Simon Fraser University 72-66 Sunday afternoon. “It’s good to get the kinks out a little bit,” head coach Wendy Schuller said after the game. “We obviously...

Learning life lessons through martial arts

Learning life lessons through martial arts

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 3, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

When you walk through Reese Court during the afternoon there are many sights that catch the eye, from oversized logos of the members of the Big Sky, to the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame. Behind the outer walls lies a room where people of all genders and body shapes gather twice a week to practice a form ...

Fans in full force for EWU hockey

Fans in full force for EWU hockey

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports

The EWU hockey team is off to a 10-1 start in its first season as a member of the PAC-8 Conference, with the URC averaging attendance of 677 people through six games. “The fans are awesome,” senior defenseman Jason Shuck said after EWU defeated Washington State University on Oct. 26 in front of ...

Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Questions looming around the Eagles’ quarterback situation have come to a close, as senior Gage Gubrud undergoes season-ending foot surgery, and sophomore Eric Barriere takes his spot at the head of the huddle. “So much talent,” Gubrud said about Barriere’s abilities at quarterback. “He’s got...

Women’s basketball aims to surpass BSC preseason polls

Women’s basketball aims to surpass BSC preseason polls

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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

The EWU women’s basketball team is preparing to tip off the 2018-2019 season, and the Eagles are looking to exceed the expectations placed on them in the Big Sky Conference preseason polls. The Media Poll projects EWU to finish fifth, while the Coaches’ Poll has the Eagles landing in seventh. Last...

Men’s basketball ready to shoot from downtown

Men’s basketball ready to shoot from downtown

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


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

Jacob Wiley and Bogdan Bliznyuk led the Eagles on the way to their own Big Sky MVPs in 2016 and 2017. Now the Eagles enter this season with depth, youth and a question mark around who will lead them in scoring. Head coach Shantay Legans begins his second season at the helm after securing a 20-15 record...

Two-time defending champions EWU bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Two-time defending champions EWU bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagles took a quick lead in the ninth minute, off of the head of senior forward Jenny Chavez, but ultimately fell 3-1 to the University of Northern Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament today. UNC equalized in the 28th minute and earned a penalty right out of halftime...

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