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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...

Cal Waterman excited for baseball future at WSU

Cal Waterman excited for baseball future at WSU

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Cal Waterman came to WSU decorated with awards from his high school baseball career. At Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, Waterman earned a letter all four years on the baseball team. For three seasons, Waterman was the captain of his team, and the Oregonian named him a 5A All-State catcher three ...

Brock Eager ready for NCAA West Regionals

Brock Eager ready for NCAA West Regionals

CHRIS ARNESON, Evergreen columnist

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Brock Eager chuckles in the face of Oregon’s bleak weather. Eager, who took first place in the hammer throw competition at the Pac-12 Championships May 13 at Hayward Field on campus of the University of Oregon, said he has “thrown in the rain [his] whole life.” The redshirt sophomore had a...

Freshman football player prevents suicide attempt

Freshman football player prevents suicide attempt

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

After returning from Moscow just after midnight on Wednesday morning, Grant Porter, freshman wide reciever, and his friend Allison Schomburg, a University of Idaho student, saved a man from potentially committing suicide. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said, the man, a 24-year-old Pullman res...

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

FRAZIER MYER | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Former Pro Bowler and Seahawks fullback Mack Strong, who is well known for blocking defenders for former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, is now in Pullman finding ways to get involved with the community while working for the NFL Legends Committee.Strong went undrafted out of the University of Geor...

Iroegbu helped pave the way for WSU basketball

GARRET GLUCK | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Soon-to-be-graduate and former WSU guard Ike Iroegbu has finally finished his four years as a member of the Cougar basketball program.Iroegbu’s career at WSU was far from smooth sailing, as he never got the chance to play in any postseason event. The guard experienced a lack of team success at WSU,...

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