The Daily Evergreen

Dedicated to moving past inexperience

Dedicated to moving past inexperience

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018

Defense wins championships – or so the adage goes. Defensive prowess is not something innate or stumbled upon, but something worked on tirelessly every day. Jack Smith shows up early and stays late for every practice, taking groundballs in the infield and hitting in the cages. His work ethic comes...

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018

Redshirt senior triple jumper Greer Alsop has always been a competitor, whether in the classroom, on the track or in a race with her siblings. “I think that’s where my competitiveness came from,” Alsop said. “My sister is very intelligent, and my brother is very physical. So I always wanted...

Pitcher wears his heart on his sleeves, in his pocket

Pitcher wears his heart on his sleeves, in his pocket

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2018

He’s not the kind of guy that is going to catch the eyes of MLB scouts with a high-velocity fastball, but senior pitcher Cody Anderson takes pride in deceiving opposing batters. Head Coach Marty Lees said Anderson brings his best every time he steps on the mound. “The one thing you can count...

Sinatro dives for a major league dream

Sinatro dives for a major league dream

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2018

The Sinatros have a particular affinity for baseball. Matt Sinatro played in the MLB from 1981 to 1992 and coached the Seattle Mariners under Lou Piniella from 1995 to 2002. His eldest sons, Jimmy and Matt Jr., recently finished their baseball careers for Gonzaga University and University of San Francisco,...

Brooks-Johnson stands out among the field

Brooks-Johnson stands out among the field

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2018

Redshirt senior multi-event performer Alissa Brooks-Johnson realized track and field was for her in high school. With the help of her mother and coach, Karen Brooks, she prospered into a student-athlete who has had an illustrious career thus far. "Track was always the event that was pretty easy...

Hancock: a Cougar from the start

Hancock: a Cougar from the start

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2018

Senior right-fielder JJ Hancock has ties to Pullman and WSU that extend beyond the school he attends and the team he plays for. Hancock grew up as a fan of the Cougars thanks to his grandfather. Hec Hancock, a former sports editor who frequently covered WSU for the Tri-City Herald. He attended games...

Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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