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Q & A with EWU football radio announcer Larry Weir

Q & A with EWU football radio announcer Larry Weir

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Larry Weir is the radio play-by-play announcer for the EWU football and men’s basketball teams. Games are broadcast on 700 ESPN. Weir also hosts the Press Box Podcast for the Spokesman-Review. Follow him on Twitter @LarryWeirPBP. Questions by Drew Lawson. Any opinion expressed in the questions does not ...

Kaiser brings love for hockey to EWU

Kaiser brings love for hockey to EWU

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

Reed Kaiser would title his NHL Hall of Fame speech “For the Love of the Game.” The 5’8”, 165 lb sophomore forward has loved hockey since he can remember. Kaiser said his first memory of loving hockey was when he was around 3 years old.  “My sister took me to the rink,” Kaiser said. ...

Volleyball skid continues

Volleyball skid continues

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (0-5, 2-15) lost to the Idaho Vandals (4-1, 8-9) 1-3 (20-25, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25) Tuesday night.  EWU has lost 13 straight matches this season and 25 straight Big Sky Conference games.  Sophomore outside hitter Ashlyn Blotzer had 17 kills, while junior setter Ana Paula...

EWU soccer team scores first conference win

EWU soccer team scores first conference win

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 6, 2019

The EWU soccer team was able to pull out a 3-1 win against the rival Idaho Vandals on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Cheney. The Eagles are now 1-0-1 in Big Sky Conference play and 4-5-2 overall. EWU’s offense was well balanced, as its three goals were scored by three different players. Sophomor...

Road woes continue for EWU in Sacramento

Road woes continue for EWU in Sacramento

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

If the field isn't red, the results haven't been good thus far for the EWU football team (1-1, 2-4) in 2019. The Eagles fell to the Sacramento State Hornets (1-0, 3-2) 48-27 Saturday to lose its fourth road game in as many tries. EWU scored a touchdown on its first drive of the game when junior quarterback...

Dre’ Sonte Dorton takes advantage of time to shine

Dre’ Sonte Dorton takes advantage of time to shine

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

Dre’ Sonte Dorton spent three years waiting in the wide receiver ranks behind EWU greats such as Cooper Kupp, Shaq Hill, Nic Splendorio and Nsimba Webster. Now in his senior season, the Pasco native has been given an opportunity to step into the limelight.  It’s an opportunity that Dorton has capita...

Volleyball struggles carry over from 2018

Volleyball struggles carry over from 2018

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (0-2, 2-11) lost 19 straight matches to end the 2018 season, a streak that included an 0-18 Big Sky Conference record.  Through 13 matches in 2019, it hasn’t been any easier for an Eagles squad that is currently fighting through a 10-match losing streak.  EWU’s only...

EWU Hockey returns looking for a Pac-8 championship

EWU Hockey returns looking for a Pac-8 championship

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 2, 2019

Forechecks, backchecks, haymakers and hat-tricks are finally back. EWU hockey has returned.  Last year, the team was 10-2 in league play before losing to the California Golden Bears in the semi-finals of the Pac-8 tournament. The EWU hockey team returns 14 players from last year. “Our big, or...

EWU soccer heads into conference play hoping to turn ties into wins

EWU soccer heads into conference play hoping to turn ties into wins

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

The EWU soccer team has only scored more than twice in one game this season. Despite that fact, the Eagles have started Big Sky Conference play with a 3-5-2 record after playing Northern Colorado to a 1-1 draw in the conference opener on Sept. 27.  Strangely, EWU has yet to get a win at home, as all three victor...

EWU grinds out win over North Dakota

EWU grinds out win over North Dakota

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 28, 2019

EWU head coach Aaron Best didn’t have the reaction many would have to playing in gusting winds, snow and rain during a September football game. “It was awesome,” Best said. “Saturdays in the fall in Cheney are going to be windy...we love it. It’s just more adversity (and) something we c...

Eagles destroy Zags in hockey opener

Eagles destroy Zags in hockey opener

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

September 27, 2019

The EWU hockey team (2-0) scored a total of 12 goals Friday in the season opening game against Gonzaga (0-2) at the URC in Cheney. Senior forward Reed Kaiser led the team with three goals. Junior Austin Azzinnaro, sophomore Mitch Hunt and freshman Jake Best all tacked on a pair of goals.  Gonzag...

Volleyball loses 10th straight match

Volleyball loses 10th straight match

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (0-2, 2-12) was swept by Portland State (1-1, 5-8) 0-3 (19-25, 18-25, 22-25) Friday. The loss marked the Eagles' 10th straight this season and 20th straight Big Sky Conference match overall, dating back to last season. EWU managed to top PSU in total kills 40-31, but EWU had 23 ass...

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