Local report: Highland girls notch first conference victory in season finale

February 7, 2012 by  

COWICHE, Wash. — Olivia Newman scored a game-high 21 points and Tavi Wise added 18 as the Highland girls basketball team capped its season with a 52-46 victory against Zillah in SCAC West action Monday. It was the first conference victory for the Scotties. Alexis Salcedo led the Leopards with 19 points and Monica Villegas [...]

College roundup: Central men fall out of GNAC top six

February 5, 2012 by  

NAMPA, Idaho — Central Washington bounced back from an early defecit to take the lead at halftime, but couldn’t hang on, losing to Northwest Nazarene 75-70 on Saturday night at the Johnson Sports Center. It was a costly loss for the Wildcats (4-8 GNAC, 10-10 overall) because it dropped them out of a tie for [...]

Local report — CWU second in GNAC preseason softball poll

January 30, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Central Washington’s two-time defending conference champion softball team was voted second in the GNAC preseason poll. The Wildcats received two first-place votes in the poll and finished just behind Montana State-Billings in the ranking, which is voted upon by the seven conference coaches. MSUB received three first-place votes, while Western Washington also [...]

Local report — Central runners honored

August 11, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG — Four Central Washington track and field athletes have been selected to an all-academic team by a national coaches organization, the university announced Thursday. Shaina Afoa, Becca Clark, Katharine Lotze and Torrie Self all compiled grade point averages of 3.25 or higher and have also met NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying marks in an [...]

Local report: Davis 7th in pole vault

May 29, 2011 by  

TURLOCK, Calif. — Central Washington’s Kaitlin Davis tied for seventh place in the pole vault Friday in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field championships, earning the junior from Tumwater All-American status. Davis cleared 12 feet to become Central’s 18th All-American and was the school’s ninth woman to earn such status. She failed on [...]

Local report: CWU’s Reser earns gold glove

May 27, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington’s Glen Reser has been awarded a gold glove for his fielding prowess at third base by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Reser, a junior from Spokane, compiled a .950 fielding percentage with only seven errors in 139 chances last season. He began the year by handling his first 45 [...]

College roundup: Yaks meet Treasure Valley in regional opener

May 17, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley, seeking its first NWAACC baseball tournament berth since 2000, will open East Region playoff action at 11 a.m. Friday against Treasure Valley at Pasco’s Gesa Stadium. The playoffs, in which the Yaks will vie with two other teams for one tournament berth, will continue Saturday and possibly Sunday. Playoff host [...]

Local report: YVCC baseball splits to share title

May 14, 2011 by  

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The good news is Yakima Valley has won a share of the East Region baseball championship. The bad news is that since the Yaks shared the title after splitting Saturday’s regular season-ending doubleheader with Walla Walla, they will be the No. 2 team in the upcoming region playoffs and must compete [...]

CWU strong at GNAC track finals

May 14, 2011 by  

MONMOUTH, Ore. — Torrie Self, Kati Davis and Brennan Boyes each was victorious to lead Central Washington’s contingent Friday in the opening day of the GNAC track and field championships at Western Oregon’s McArthur Field. Self won the women’s discus with a throw of 143 feet, 8 inches while Davis took top honors in the [...]

Local: St. Mary wins at Speedway

May 1, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Ben St. Mary won a rough-and-tumble season opener for the Super Streets classification at Yakima Speedway on Saturday night. On lap 20 of the main event, St. Mary and Tony Huffines tangled while vying for the lead, resulting in Huffines spinning out and St. Mary serving a penalty for the incident. Five [...]

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