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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.

Paintball looking for second title in three years

April 13, 2011

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As the campus buzzes about spring sports such as baseball, track and tennis, the UW-Whitewater paintball club will gear up for the AA National Championship Tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday in Lakeland, Fla. Afte...

NFL future could be in store for Olson

April 6, 2011

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Lane Olson isn’t your prototypical NFL strong safety. Standing at 5-foot-8 inches and weighing just more than 200 pounds, the Racine native didn’t even play the position for the majority of his college career. But after ...

Second place satisfying for gymnasts

March 29, 2011

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At the start of the season, the gymnastics team’s goal was to finally win a national championship. Somehow, that goal fell short. Although they headed to Eau Claire with hopes of a first place finish, they still left with...

Latella ends season on right note

March 15, 2011

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The wrestling team began the Division III national championships just as it did the entire season: With a deep hole to dig out of. The team began the season 0-7, and each of the five wrestlers’ start in the championships...

Wheelchair basketball team wins national title

March 13, 2011

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They got their revenge. And as a result, they got another national championship. One year after falling to the University of Illinois in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, the UW-Whitewater men's wheelch...

Set to take nationals by storm

March 9, 2011

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One tournament remains to separate the best from the rest. Five wrestlers will attempt to notch their name in the UW-Whitewater record books at the national tournament in La Crosse over the weekend. The men who will try to a...

Despite loss, women move on

March 2, 2011

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After falling to rival UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC championship game Sunday, the women’s basketball team will regain their focus on their next task at hand: Mount Union. The ’Hawks found out Monday they received an at-large...

Women’s basketball team begins NCAA play Friday

February 28, 2011

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Following its 73-53 loss to UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC championship game Sunday, the women’s basketball team has received an at-large bid to participate in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Warhawks (21-6) will travel...

Byrd following in father’s footsteps

February 22, 2011

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When Antone Byrd graduated from Milwaukee Washington High School, top-level schools from across the nation lined up to get him. A first-team all-state pick his senior year, Byrd drew the attention of Division I programs Baylor,...

A legacy beyond basketball

February 16, 2011

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Phil Negri can’t believe where the time has gone, but still doesn’t like thinking about the finish line. “I’ve tried really hard not to,” Negri said. “[I’m] just trying to stay focused and not really worry about...

Dionne an inspiration to all people

February 16, 2011

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The stands in the Williams Center pool are packed with spectators anxiously awaiting the start of the Warhawks’ swim meet. Students fill whole sections to cheer on their friends. Parents fight to get the best seats so they...

Hanney paces team during storied career

February 9, 2011

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As the men’s swimming and diving team gets ready for the WIAC championship, senior Andy Hanney gears himself up like it’s any other meet. He puts on his goggles, his swim trunks and cap and gets ready to swim just ...

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