Local report: Helwege to represent CWU in all-star game

January 16, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Former Central Washington wide receiver Justin Helwege will represent the Wildcats in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game tonight in Tucson, Ariz. Helwege is one of four NCAA Division II players selected to play in the showcase game. Among Helwege’s teammates on the Stripes team is former Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael. [...]

Local report — Central will put off hiring Lorig replacement

January 14, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — For Blaine Bennett, finding a replacement for departed assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Joe Lorig is an obvious priority, but it’s a priority that will wait until Central Washington’s recruiting season is over. “We’re going to get our recruiting class together,” Bennett said Friday, “we’re devoting all our time and attention [...]

Local report: CWU to honor Reilly, Bighill

January 10, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Mike Reilly and Adam Bighill, two of the best players in Central Washington football history, will be honored at halftime of Saturday night’s men’s basketball game between the Wildcats and Montana State Billings in Nicholson Pavilion. Reilly, the only quarterback in NCAA history to have thrown at least one touchdown pass in [...]

Local report: Reno, Tanasse among all-GNAC selections

November 15, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — West Valley’s Taylor Tanasse and Kittitas’ Mike Reno have been roommates as well as teammates on Central Washington’s football team. They are now teammates on the all-GNAC team. Reno was a first-team selection while Tanasse was named to the second team, according to a university news release. Reno, CWU’s nose tackle, had [...]

College football: CWU dominates to finish season with win

November 13, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Perhaps the last loud exhortation of Central Washington’s football season came well after the final gun Saturday. As family and friends of the Wildcats shared handshakes and hugs after CWU’s 42-14 rout of Dixie State on a raw afternoon at snowy Tomlinson Stadium, someone watching a group of Central seniors providing a [...]

College football: CWU hopes to send seniors out on high note

November 12, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Some of Central Washington’s players might not have noticed, but Blaine Bennett did. “They doused their coach with Gatorade,” Bennett, CWU’s head man, said referring to Simon Fraser’s reaction at defeating the Wildcats last Saturday. “It was a huge statement for them, saying we can compete in the GNAC and we can [...]

College football: One last look for Tanasse

November 11, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For Taylor Tanasse, Saturday represents one more chance. One more chance to wear his crimson Central Washington football uniform. One more chance to trot onto the Tomlinson Stadium turf to the cheers of the Wildcats faithful, who on this occasion will include large numbers of family and friends. One more chance to [...]

Local report: YVCC falls in first round

November 9, 2011 by  

AUBURN, Wash. — Green River scored once in the fourth minute and again in the 27th, and went on to end Yakima Valley’s women’s soccer season with a 2-0 victory in a first-round NWAACC playoff match Wednesday. YVCC, ranked sixth in the most recent NWAACC coaches poll, finished its season 12-6-1. Unranked Green River advanced [...]

Football: Simon Fraser shocks CWU

November 6, 2011 by  

BURNABY, British Columbia — With 12:51 left to play Saturday, Central Washington’s Levi Taylor scored a touchdown to give the Wildcats an 11-point lead over Simon Fraser in what to that point had been a rugged defensive struggle. Then, from the Wildcats’ standpoint, the unthinkable happened. The Clan, in only their second year of NCAA [...]

Getting there is part of the challenge vs. Clan

November 5, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The rules and field of play will be consistent with those of all NCAA Division II football games. That said, it is generally accepted that teams visiting Burnaby, British Columbia’s Terry Fox Field, as Central Washington will do today, are in for a truly foreign experience. “It’s tough to play up there,” [...]

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