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  • April 7The man who was spotted with a gun near Whitewater Middle School has been taken into custody without incident, according to the Whitewater Police Department.

Donovan delivers in more than one way

May 12, 2010

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2009-10 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Jeff Donovan Jeff Donovan’s year has been a non-stop process. It’s been practice-after-practice, game-after-game. It’s also been win-after-win and one championship after ...

Weyer leaves no doubt

May 5, 2010

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2009-10 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Justine Weyer Justine Weyer’s place in the UW-Whitewater gymnastics record books is very secure. The eight All-American honors help her cause, as do her two individual ...

Warhawks eye WIAC title

April 28, 2010

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All one could hear were the flags blowing in the wind. Silence filled the air. One would have thought the baseball team was in last place from the somber tone in the players’ voices after letting the series finale aga...

Softball team hopes to raise more money for Slakstrong

April 28, 2010

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Tyler Slak was called one of the softball team’s biggest fans last year. “He came to all of our home games,” senior leftfielder Lauren Cruz said. Now, Cruz and the Warhawks are giving Slak’s family a helping hand...

Boston Marathon has local feel

April 14, 2010

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Getting cut from a collegiate sport can end some athletic careers, but for junior Griffin Schroeder it has fueled his. While Schroeder did not make the UW-Whitewater cross country team his sophomore year, he will be one o...

Raebel has new battle

April 14, 2010

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It wasn’t the news AJ Raebel wanted to hear, but he’s sure not going to stop fighting now. The former two-time All-American linebacker, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer last November, learned last week he w...

Questions for champs at quarterback, secondary as team begins spring practice

April 6, 2010

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They received a standing ovation at a Wisconsin Badger basketball game. They have been recognized by the Whitewater Common Council. They even mingled and shared a few laughs with Gov. Jim Doyle at his mansion in Madison...

Schmidt finishes fifth, Bautista claims eighth at nationals

March 10, 2010

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Senior wrestlers Jon Schmidt and Austin Bautista earned All-American honors last weekend at the NCAA Division III national tournament. Schmidt placed fifth in the heavyweight division, while Bautista took eighth place in the...

Benefit for AJ Raebel being held tonight

March 10, 2010

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When the news first spread in January that AJ Raebel was diagnosed with testicular cancer, many knew that they had to help the former UW-Whitewater football player in some fashion. Led by former Warhawk running back Justin...

Bautista leads wrestlers into national tournament in Iowa

March 3, 2010

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Austin Bautista’s third place finish at nationals wasn’t bad last year, but for him it wasn’t good enough. And it has motivated him the entire season. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” Bautista said. “Whenever...

Long road traveled

February 16, 2010

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Dupree Fletcher counts his blessings each and every day. “By the grace of God I turned my life around,” Fletcher said. He knows, however, his life could have turned out quite differently if he didn’t change. He...

Mitchell’s balancing act

February 2, 2010

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Dustin Mitchell was surrounded by children who came and left Saturday night at the Kachel Gymnasium. It’s something that isn’t out of the ordinary for him, however. It was Kid’s Day as the men’s basketball team battled UW-Stout, meaning after the game, many children lin...

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