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Started from the bottom now he’s here

Started from the bottom now he’s here

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Growing up, the odds were stacked against Isaiah Wade but he persevered and carved out a path for himself through basketball. Wade was born and raised in Minneapolis. He became homeless in the fourth grade and he said he didn’t get to have a childhood. Wade didn’t find a way out of his situation...

‘Ahead of his time’

‘Ahead of his time’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Kodie Kolden has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. When he was still in middle school, Kodie interacted with star MLB players such as Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado in their clubhouse thanks to a relationship he built with former MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. “He’s one of those...

Lone senior reflects on WSU career

Lone senior reflects on WSU career

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Top-feature, Women's

When most people think of Sweden or Pullman, they might only think of a cold-weather place. However, WSU swimmer Linnea Lindberg thinks of both places as home. Lindberg, the lone senior on the WSU swimming team, is from Stockholm, Sweden. “It is difficult to come to a new culture and experience...

No limit, all the glory

No limit, all the glory

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Top-feature, Track & Field

Emmanuel Wells Jr. is enamored with being the best. He was born athletically gifted thanks to a family tree filled with multi-sport athletes. His whole life he’s felt pressure to push the boundaries each time he steps on a track. “I think if you don’t do it that you’re never going to reach...

Fredrickson chose track over hockey to come to WSU

Fredrickson chose track over hockey to come to WSU

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For Peyton Fredrickson, track began as something he did in middle school just to spend time with friends. But eventually, he discovered a talent for the high jump and hasn’t stopped since. Growing up, Fredrickson enjoyed hockey the most, and track was something to do during the offseason with his...

‘I’ve always felt like the underdog’

‘I’ve always felt like the underdog’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Sophomore small forward Marvin Cannon faced adversity at junior college until WSU gave him first Division I offer

Motuga turns unintended destination into home

Motuga turns unintended destination into home

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Freshman forward Ula Motuga had a different route to becoming a Cougar than most of her teammates. From Logan, Australia, Motuga had a long distance to travel to come to WSU. However, Pullman wasn’t the intended destination when Motuga first started thinking about playing college basketball. Head...

Undefeated freshman becomes WSU star

Undefeated freshman becomes WSU star

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Top-feature, Women's

Freshman Savanna Ly-Nguyen (pronounced Lee-win) has been playing tennis since she was five years old. Growing up in Brampton, Canada, she developed a roaring passion for tennis over the past 13 years and this hasn’t been extinguished since coming to Pullman. She arrived at WSU over winter break...

Freshman found comfort in Pullman

Freshman found comfort in Pullman

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen sports editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Since he was in a stroller, CJ Elleby has been near a basketball court.The freshman forward has only been in Pullman for a few months, but his family history and experience in the sport has made him a dangerous threat this season. CJ stepped on the court at a young age. His father, Bill Elleby, played...

WSU senior looks to shine bright in Titan Games

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Pullman may not be known for its bright lights, but the Palouse hosts a number of stories hiding in plain sight. This could not be truer for WSU senior Bridger Buckley, a contestant on the inaugural season of The Titan Games, where Buckley looks to leave his mark. The Titan Games is a new show...

Freshman stunner found her home at WSU

Freshman stunner found her home at WSU

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Since the swimming season began earlier in 2018, WSU freshman freestyle swimmer Keiana Fountaine has quickly become one of the most feared athletes on the west coast. In just five months, Fountaine achieved multiple first place finishes and set a 100-freestyle program record at the Phil Hansel Invitational...

Passing on the baton

Passing on the baton

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports, Top-feature

Junior Corey Allen could tell at a young age he was born to compete on a track when he ran circles around his friends during recess. “It was always something I was better at,” he said. His brother, CJ Allen, had the same gift and growing up Corey looked to him as a role model. CJ, 23, paved...

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