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Pullman resident recruits locals for a team race

Pullman resident recruits locals for a team race

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Mateja Loncar, a substitute teacher and volleyball coach at Lincoln Middle School, is organizing a trip to expose people in Pullman to a unique race in her home country of Slovenia. The Run of Trios takes place this spring in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, and the race follows a path that’s laid...

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Sports

This weekend in Fort Worth, Texas the Ol’ Crimson Booster Club, a non-profit organization, will wave a Cougar flag for the 200th straight appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay. This was made possible by Tom Pounds, a WSU alumnus who graduated in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Pounds...

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Redshirt senior running back Gerard Wicks hopes to eventually play for a franchise in the NFL, not unheard of from athletes in college football.  But air-raid offensive schemes can undoubtedly hinder the production of backs like Wicks who hope to be drafted. Head Coach Mike Leach is well...

Hockey club president committed despite shortcomings

Hockey club president committed despite shortcomings

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017


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

Dedication. A word that requires sacrifice. John “JD” Dunn IV knows this word quite well. He drives to Lewiston each Wednesday just to put on his hockey skates and play the game he loves. Dunn is not only a player, but reaps the responsibility of being president of the WSU hockey club. He...

Senior swimmer Thompson looks to break records

Senior swimmer Thompson looks to break records

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017, Women's

Senior freestyle swimmer Rachel Thompson wants to break a few team records in her final year swimming for WSU. She wants to drop time in all her events. Thompson is a marketing major at WSU, originally from Orange, California. She competes in the 200 and 500 freestyle events for the swim team. Thompson...

Haro anchors Cougs, balances soccer and school

Haro anchors Cougs, balances soccer and school

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

Utah Valley (3-3) took a 2-1 lead on an improbable 30-yard strike with seven minutes left to play. Desperate for an equalizer with time running out, senior defender Jordan Branch served a long ball into the box, hoping to find someone at the end. The ball found Maddy Haro — or, more accurately,...

Taylor Mims’ unhindered passion

Taylor Mims’ unhindered passion

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017, Women's

Junior outside hitter Taylor Mims began her collegiate experience with the idea of becoming a veterinary technician because she used to own horses and chickens. A lot has changed since her freshman year. “I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be,” Mims said. “I was like ‘I can’t do all the...

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

He is not the biggest athlete on the football team and he certainly isn’t the tallest, but sophomore safety Jalen Thompson knows how to tackle. In fact, he is on track to record nearly 100 total tackles in 2017 as he currently leads the Cougs with 24 in just three games. Defensive Coordinator ...

Madison takes football seriously

Madison takes football seriously

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

At six feet five inches and 314 pounds, redshirt senior offensive lineman Cole Madison has the potential to be intimidating to more than just his opponents. However, the easy-going, conversational student-athlete is anything but frightening. Taking life seriously — but not too seriously ...

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Sports

Fuel. Train. Dominate. A three-word mantra that overlooks WSU athletes as they are served food inside the Gray W Legends Lounge. Raul Vera, senior executive chef of WSU Athletics, runs the kitchen inside the lounge. He and his staff provide the student-athletes with the fuel they need to compete...

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Let’s say the Cougs are having trouble. They lose one — maybe two games and the team atmosphere is poor, like it was at the start of last season. Redshirt junior defensive line Hercules Mata’afa isn’t the type of guy to offer an inspirational speech to boost team spirit. For him, actions spe...

Quarterback prepares for final season

Quarterback prepares for final season

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk is passionate about a lot of things — but almost nothing meets his eye more than an old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. “I can’t be in the room with them,” Falk said. “I consider myself to be a pretty mentally-tough person, but when I see a chocolate-chip...

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