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Wrestlers need big victories to remain in contention

February 5, 2011

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With the season near its end, the wrestling team finds itself set to match up with No. 12 ranked UW-Stevens Point (Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association poll) Friday at home. After a slow start to the season due...

Gymnasts to face UW-Eau Claire Saturday

February 5, 2011

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That was the case for the Warhawks this past Saturday, defeating UW-Stout, 180.025-178.5. The ’Hawks (3-0) will host UW-Eau Claire at 4 p.m. Saturday. The meet is designated...

Carollo’s bunch turn skeptics into believers

February 5, 2011

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With last Saturday being Alumni Day for the women’s basketball team, the likes of Heidi Sonntag and Nicole Bundy were wandering the halls at the Kachel Gymnasium. Memories probably lingered in their heads of what they, along ...

A trip bound to be super

February 2, 2011

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Going to a Super Bowl was never one of Eric Hanson’s lifelong dreams. It wasn’t even something he thought would ever occur – especially this year. Nonetheless, Hanson, a UW-Whitewater senior, will not be watching Super...

Pitt fans invade Whitewater

February 2, 2011

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Samantha Vrabel was born one, while Sam Mimier converted into one. No matter how they became Pittsburgh Steelers fans, these two UW-Whitewater students are the minorities around campus these days with the Green Bay P...

Keeping the Slakstrong memory alive

January 26, 2011

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Life can be so fragile. Most often, though, you don’t realize it until something fatal happens to you or a loved one. All you can do is live your life to the fullest and enjoy what’s right in front of you. Tyler Slak was doing that. He was going to college. He was enjoying success as a member of...

New outlook for women’s track and field team

January 19, 2011

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When thinking of powerhouse women’s track and field programs, the UW-Whitewater coaches and players know not many think of them as one. Part of the reason is that in the last three years they haven’t contended for a conference championship and have finished in the bottom-half at the year-end...

Freshman Thill following family tradition

December 8, 2010

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In basketball, many observers put a heavy importance on the offensive aspect of the game. When inquiring about a player’s skill level, many would judge them on how many points they score per game. Defense can be equally crucial to the success of a basketball tea...

Defense runs in the family for the Nashleanas’

November 10, 2010

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One of the best parts of sports is that they can be a family event. Parents and siblings come out to games to watch family members participate. In the Nashleanas family, participation in sports runs two-fold. Senior Ste...

Raebel defeats cancer

October 27, 2010

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This Homecoming will be special for AJ Raebel. Actually, all the Homecomings from here on out will be quite special for him. Raebel, who graduated in May 2009, looks at life a little different these days. “I don’t take the little things in life  for granted anymore,” Raebel said. “Just thi...

Volleyball team wants to stay hot

September 27, 2010

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The Warhawk volleyball team has a tough weekend ahead, going up against not one, but three ranked teams. At the first of three UW-Whitewater Invitational Tournaments of the season, the No. 8 ’Hawks (American Volleyball Coaches...

Men’s soccer team perfect as conference season arrives

September 15, 2010

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With only one non-conference match left before WIAC play begins, the Warhawk men’s soccer team will try to remain undefeated as they travel to Carroll University on Sunday. Carroll (0-2-1) is off to a slow start to be...

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