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Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, raised in Kent, Washington, and now in his final season as a hurdler on the track and field team at WSU, Abu Kamara certainly has a unique story. He spent the first 10 years of his life living in Africa before his parents decided to move to the U.S. to give their children...

Hitting toward a major league dream

Hitting toward a major league dream

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The allure of professional baseball can be hard to pass up for those drafted out of high school. Relative fame, a signing bonus and the title of “Professional Ballplayer” incentivize numerous prep stars every year to forgo college and make the jump to the MLB. But for those who do go to college,...

Siblings bond with basketball

Siblings bond with basketball

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

The Molina sisters have a unique family dynamic. Chanelle, Celena and Cherilyn Molina, despite their contrasting personalities, have a relationship that has thrived off a mutual love for sport and competition. Long before Pullman entered the conversation, the sisters crafted their competitive edge...

Finding his way

Finding his way

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Carter Skaggs’ journey to Pullman took him across the U.S., until the pieces came together when he put pen to paper in August to join the WSU men’s basketball team. “It was just something I couldn’t pass up,” Skaggs said. “To play at this level has always been a dream of mine.” His...

Hailey looks to leave impact in final season at WSU

Hailey looks to leave impact in final season at WSU

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Senior guard Caila Hailey grew up in Southern California, where basketball was embedded in her family’s culture. The sport was a constant presence during her childhood. Her father, William, played at Whittier College, and her brother Cameron currently plays at Western Oklahoma State College. “My...

Stretching the court

Stretching the court

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU senior guard Steven Shpreyregin walked on to the men’s basketball team, but he is an essential part of the close-knit group that describe themselves as a family. Whether it’s hanging out with his teammates after a tiring practice or stretching the court with his shooting ability on game day,...

Margetts passionate about pool, protecting ocean

Margetts passionate about pool, protecting ocean

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Jasmine Margetts spends a lot of time in the water, whether it’s swimming for WSU or safeguarding beach-goers as a Los Angeles County life guard in the summer. It doesn’t stop there. The junior environmental science major hopes to one day work as an oceanographer and protect aquatic environments. Margetts...

Towering over opponents

Towering over opponents

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

To fill the void left by the departure of the 2016-2017 WSU men’s basketball senior class, junior forward Robert Franks has stepped up to become a leader on the team. “I knew coming into this year that I would have to be the head of the snake for this team,” Franks said. “Me and Malachi [Flynn],...

Michalkova leading Cougar tennis team

Michalkova leading Cougar tennis team

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

On a WSU tennis team that is made up entirely of European players, Barbora Michalkova leads the way as the lone senior this season. Michalkova hails from As, Czech Republic. Growing up, she ranked in the top 100 in Germany for under-21, and reached 75 in the European Tennis Rankings during her junior...

Olympic-sized dream

Olympic-sized dream

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

253 feet. That’s the distance Brock Eager has to throw a 16-pound metal ball attached to a steel wire in order to accomplish his dream of making it to the Olympics as a hammer thrower. “I think it’s pretty realistic,” he said. “I’m hoping for 2020.” Currently, the redshirt junior hamm...

Kicking his way to a legacy

Kicking his way to a legacy

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Three steps back, two steps to the right. Line it up, take two steps forward and kick the ball through the uprights. This is the routine of WSU redshirt senior kicker Erik Powell when his named is called on fourth downs to kick a field goal for the Cougar football team. Powell said he treats every...

Chandler Tiegen no longer ‘getting dusted by others’

Chandler Tiegen no longer ‘getting dusted by others’

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

Junior cross country distance runner Chandler Teigen has surpassed all his expectations since stepping foot on campus back in 2015. Most recently, Teigen finished 63rd in the 10,000 meter course at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. This most recent feat was from a combination of hard...

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