CWU unveils new logo

June 17, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington has redesigned its Wildcat logo. The new cat’s head, red and outlined in black, is more streamlined than its predecessor, which had adorned CWU athletic material since at least 2000 and perhaps longer. It will also be available to the rest of the school, according to a staff member. The [...]

Colleges: Fife, Yaks sweep Walla Walla

May 12, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Jake Fife’s two-hitter in the first game propelled Yakima Valley to a 4-0, 6-1 doubleheader sweep of Walla Walla on Saturday at Parker Field, and gave the Yaks a share of the East Region title. YVCC (19-9 region, 29-13 overall) tied for the championship with Columbia Basin. The Hawks had carried a [...]

Local Report: CWU athletes open strongly at GNAC multi-events championships

April 30, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Four Central Washington men are among the top six in the decathlon, and freshman Tayler Fettig met a provisional national qualifying standard in the women’s high jump as part of the heptathlon in the first day of the GNAC multi-event championships that began Monday at Tomlinson Stadium. CWU’s Jason Caryl was the [...]

Local report: Yaks sweep Columbia Basin

April 15, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Ariel McKinley and Karyssa Marbet pitched back-to-back complete games with just one earned run each to power Yakima Valley to a 10-1, 10-2 sweep over Columbia Basin in NWAACC East play Saturday at Dunbar Field. Kiley Dunn was 3 for 3 with a double, triple and five RBI in the opener, and [...]

Colleges: CWU splits twinbill

April 1, 2012 by  

BILLINGS, Mont. — A walkoff double in the second game of Central Washington’s GNAC baseball doubleheader with Montana State Billings cost the Wildcats both a sweep and a series split Saturday. Jordan Carlson’s one-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Yellowjackets a 6-5 second-game win and also a 3-1 triumph [...]

CWU hall of fame set to induct six

March 31, 2012 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Six athletes — two with local ties — and one team will be inducted into Central Washington’s athletic hall of fame. West Valley’s James Atterberry and Prosser’s Mike Huard, both of whom excelled in football for the Wildcats, will be enshrined on April 21 in Nicholson Pavilion. Huard played fullback and tight [...]

Colleges: CWU goes 1-2 to open tournament

March 31, 2012 by  

TURLOCK, Calif. — Maria Gau’s masterful four-hitter got Central Washington started impressively during Friday’s Tournament of Champions fastpitch tournament, but the Wildcats were unable to follow their 3-1 win over Humboldt State with victories. Central later lost 5-0 to UC San Diego and 5-4 to San Francisco State. Gau struck out eight and walked none [...]

Colleges: Reeves, Futch lift YVCC fastpitch

March 11, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Ashley Reeves went a combined 5 for 7 and Arlene Futch was 5 for 8 as Yakima Valley won a pair of non-league fastpitch games Saturday, 11-3 over Shoreline and 6-4 over Pierce. The Yaks are off to a 6-1-1 start going into a game with the University of Idaho’s club team [...]

Local report: CWU’s Davis finishes 8th in pole vault

March 9, 2012 by  

MANKATO, Minn. — Central Washington senior Kati Davis placed eighth in the women’s pole vault Friday in the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships, earning all-American status for the second straight year. Davis, from Tumwater High School, cleared 12 feet, 1 1/2 inches, tying with two other vaulters but placing highest by virtue of fewest [...]

Colleges: YVCC men rally, clinch tourney berth

February 19, 2012 by  

PENDLETON, Ore. — Yakima Valley shot a robust 56 percent in the second half and overcame a six-point deficit in the final minutes Saturday to beat Blue Mountain 78-73 to clinch a spot in next month’s NWAACC Tournament. It’s the fifth straight season the Yaks have qualified for the tournament, and sixth time in the [...]

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