College sports


WOU ROUNDUP: Softball wins shootout over Yellowjackets

BILLINGS, Mont. — For three of Western Oregon’s softball team’s four games against Montana State Billings, the Wolves’ offense struggled. WOU lost to the Yellowjackets 7-3 and 10-2 on Saturday and dropped the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday 5-3.

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Wakem, Wolves off to fast start

MONMOUTH — Justin Wakem was ready for his moment.

Wolves win a national title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —They say that every second counts.

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MONMOUTH — Pitcher Sammi Cadwallader is in the midst of her final season with WOU’s softball team — but she’s not the first in her family to take the field as a Wolf. Her mother Kathy played softball on Western Oregon’s JV team in 1988-89.

WOU ROUNDUP: Wolves season ends in conference title game

LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team’s run for a second-straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament championship fell just short after a 71-69 loss to top-seeded Western Washington in the championship game on Saturday. Demetrius Trammel scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Wolves.

WOU ROUNDUP: Men’s basketball looks to defend title

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team ended the regular season with a 72-56 win over Montana State Billings on Saturday. Tanner Omlid scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Ali Faruq-Bey and Demetrius Trammel each added 11 points, and Evan Garrison had 10 points.

WOU ROUNDUP: Men’s basketball earns home victories

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team defeated Alaska Fairbanks 68-61 on Thursday and Alaska Anchorage 89-71 on Saturday.

WOU ROUNDUP: Track and field sets new school mark

SEATTLE — Western Oregon’s track and field team set a new school record at the Husky Invite on Friday and Saturday. The women’s distance medley relay team of Suzanne Van De Grift, Megan Rose, Olivia Woods and Kennedy Rufener broke its own school mark by 15 seconds with a time of 11 minutes, 50.03 seconds.

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WOU ROUNDUP: Omlid gets triple-double

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior Tanner Omlid recorded a triple-double on Saturday, leading WOU’s men’s basketball team to an 84-70 win over Seattle Pacific. Omlid recorded 18 points, 15 rebounds and 11 steals — a school record. It was the Wolves’ first triple-double since 2003.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Taking it one goal at a time

MONMOUTH — Before each women’s basketball game, Western Oregon sophomore Ali Nelke takes a Sharpie to her wrist and writes a goal.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Track and field squad sets five school marks at meet

SEATTLE — Western Oregon’s track and field team set five school records at the University of Washington Invitational on Saturday.

WOU ROUNDUP: WOU holds on for thrilling victory

NAMPA, Idaho — Western Oregon’s women’s basketball team held on for a 78-75 victory over Northwest Nazarene on Saturday.

Tuipulotu flips to USC

INDEPENDENCE -- Marlon Tuipulotu announced on Monday that he would be flipping his commitment to play college football at the University of Washington to the University of Southern California.

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Fishing for success

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior forward Tanner Omlid isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for his team.

WOU sets three records

SEATTLE — Three Western Oregon track and field athletes set new school records at the University of Washington Indoor Preview on Saturday.