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Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

For the newly-appointed swim Head Coach Matt Leach, swimming isn’t just a hobby or a job — it is a lifestyle. Growing up in Oregon, Leach developed a love for competitive swimming at age 4 from watching his older brother and his dad, who was a coach. “If you really love what you do, you’ll...

Football holds home opener

Football holds home opener

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

WSU football will be heavy favorites this weekend as they take on San Jose State University in its home opener. Last time out the Cougars (1-0) traveled to Laramie to face University of Wyoming (1-1) for their first game of the season and WSU came out on top 41-19. Starting Sunday night after the...

Finding a way out

Finding a way out

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

A bed in a Motel 6, the backseat of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the floor of a church: all places James Williams II had to sleep and call home for about a year as his family made the transition from Toledo, Ohio, to Burbank, California. It wasn’t easy, but the redshirt junior running back got through...

Silvels, Taylor both ready to step up

Silvels, Taylor both ready to step up

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Features, Sports

The question of who would replace former linebacker Frankie Luvu at the rush linebacker position. May have been put to rest. In fact, there might be a new, but entirely different question: who do you start? Redshirt freshman linebacker Willie Taylor III or sophomore linebacker Dominick Silvels? My...

From ‘Last Chance U’ to Wazzu

From ‘Last Chance U’ to Wazzu

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 20, 2018


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

From high school ball on Florida’s southern shores to playing at a junior college in Independence, Kansas, it seems fitting that the next stop for junior wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. and sophomore safety Chad Davis Jr. would be on the op-posite side of the country from where they started their...

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

Four years of hard work behind the scenes culminated in peak performance on the field and recognition off of it. That’s the legacy WSU senior outfielder Blake Clanton leaves behind for future players to strive toward. Clanton received the Oviatt-Lang Award at the 36th Annual Senior Recognition...

Leaving behind a better team

Leaving behind a better team

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Men's, Sports

In its third year under Head Coach Marty Lees, WSU baseball has adopted a mantra — leave it better than when you got here. It’s something senior James Rudkin has focused on in his final season. “I feel like I’ve gotten better every single year,” Rudkin said. “The record doesn’t show...

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Women's

Senior Bree Wanderscheid’s career came to an end last week with the conclusion of the women’s golf Pac-12 Championships in Seattle. Looking back, Wanderscheid said she will remember all the development she underwent and the good times she had while at WSU. “It’s cool to see over the past...

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Women's

Long before senior oarswoman Emily Morrow sat in the stroke seat for WSU at the 2017 NCAA Championships, she modestly characterized herself as simply, “a girl from Canada.” “This opportunity as a whole was not something I expected to have,” Morrow said. Truth be told, Morrow doesn’t quite...

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the hot California sun and with some speed in his step, redshirt senior Cole Smith launched the javelin a lifetime best 222 feet. The feat is a microcosm of Smith’s character and his story at WSU. The Cougars offered Smith a scholarship as a high jumper, but he also had a successful javelin...

‘I have given Washington State everything I have’

‘I have given Washington State everything I have’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Men's, Sports

Tears streamed down Drick Bernstine’s face as exhaustion set in. Eyes blurred, Bernstine found his way to a shower in the 24 Hour Fitness bathroom. He reached for the handle, pulled it down and water rushed out. Fully clothed, Bernstine sank to the shower floor as water covered his body. For...

Senior reaches peak performance in final season

Senior reaches peak performance in final season

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Women's

Senior Barbora Michalkova’s time on the tennis court has come to an end. The Czech Republic native has finished her NCAA eligibility. Michalkova said she will miss everything about playing for the Cougars, especially her teammates, who she shares a close bond with. However, Michalkova has found a way to...

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