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Warhawks fall to Falcons in fight for fourth

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor | February 12, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team was defeated 76-66 at UW-River Falls on Saturday night, capping off a week that already saw the Warhawks drop a heartbreaker just days earlier. The loss drops the Warhawks record to 6-6 in WIAC play, putting them below UW-O and tying them with UW-RF in the standings with just two conference games remaining in the regular season. “That’s the WIAC for you...

Warhawks on track for WIAC Championships

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | February 12, 2018

In one of the toughest meets of the year, the UW-Whitewater men’s track and field team finished second out of eight teams, while the women placed fifth out of eight teams, Feb.10 at the Midwest Elite Invitational at Kachel Fieldhouse. The invite consisted of four of the nation’s top 25 women’s teams, and five of the nation’s top 15 men’s team. “We talked probably the last two weeks leadi...

Championship rugby team honored at state capital

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter | February 12, 2018

February 7 is now known as “UW-Whitewater Men’s Rugby Team Day” as declared by Governor Scott Walker in a proclamation. at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The proclamation came in response to the 15s men’s rugby team winning the national championship last December over Virginia Military Institute, 34-27. UW-W went into tournament play with a 10-0 record and cruised past North Dakota Sta...

‘Hawks come up short of WIAC title

Augie Spankowski, Staff Reporter | February 12, 2018

The UW-Whitewater wrestling team collected four individual titles and finished in second place Feb.9 at the WIAC Championships at Kachel Gymnasium. The team’s two graduating seniors, Austin Quartullo and Jordan Newman, as well as sophomores Hazen Rice and Mike Tortorice, each finished atop the podiums in their respective weights. As a team, the Warhawks racked up 118 points, falling only to UW-La Crosse who fini...

Trewyn drops career-high 31 points

Zach Semancik, Staff Reporter | February 12, 2018

Senior guard Brooke Trewyn scored a career-high 31 points to propel the Warhawks to a 83-72 victory over the UW-River Falls Falcons Feb.10 at Kachel Gymnasium. River Falls dominated the UW-W on shooting percentage in the first half, outshooting the Warhawks by 12.8 percent, yet UW-W still lead 44-42 at the break. The score was partially due to the ’Hawks putting up 12 more shots in the first ha...

UW-W ready to test against Midwest’s best

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | February 5, 2018

With one of the biggest meets just around the corner, the UW-Whitewater men’s track and field team placed third out of seven teams, while the women finished fifth out of eight squads, Feb.3 at the Point Invite in Stevens Point. The men’s team finished with a score of 96 points, well behind second place UW-Oshkosh with 145 points. The women’s team netted 48 points, 32.5 points behind the Po...

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