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Warhawks Split Doubleheader with Titans

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter | April 15, 2018

On Wednesday April 11 the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks split a doubleheader with the No. 16 UW-Oshkosh Titans at Miller Stadium in Whitewater. The Warhawks (15-3, 7-1) took down the Titans by a close score of 8-7 for the first game, but UW-Oshkosh got the best of them in the second game and won by a score of 6-2. In the first game, the Warhawks found themselves up early when junior designated hi...

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter | April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team turned things around quickly this past week, going 5-1 in a span of three days. The Warhawks improve to 14-8 overall and 4-0 in the WIAC following a shaky regular season start in Florida. UW-W kicked off its busy week by sweeping UW-Stevens Point in consecutive blowouts, 9-1 and 10-2, April 11 in Whitewater. The Warhawks got things rolling quickly in the first meeti...

Outdoor track season starts

Ben Lokken, Senior Sports Reporter | April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track teams opened their outdoor seasons April 12 when they traveled to Platteville for the UW-Platteville Invitational. “We were happy to finally get the outdoor season underway,” head coach Mike Johnson said. “The weather helped us get some good performances in, but we are obviously getting the rust off.” On the men’s side, the Warhawks ended th...

Warhawk football hires new assistant offensive coach

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor | April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater football team has announced that Peter Jennings will take over as the offensive coordinator on an interim basis for the 2018 season, and he couldn’t be more excited. “I don’t know if there is a better coordinating job in the country,” Jennings said. The Warhawk football team has started spring practices for the 2018 season, and Jennings has taken over the offensive coa...

Volk’s coaching career more than just milestones

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 15, 2018

With over 600 career wins, six WIAC conference championships, seven WIAC Tournament championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, Brenda Volk has amounted a lengthy list of accolades during her time as the UW-Whitewater head softball coach. However, accolades are not what have defined Volk’s tenure at UW-W.   Volk, who is entering her 20th season with the Warhawks, puts one objective above e...

No. 3 Baseball starts WIAC play undefeated

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter | April 8, 2018

The No. 3 UW-Whitewater baseball team started conference play with four straight wins in two doubleheader sweeps of WIAC opponents. On April 5 the Warhawks traveled to Chicago to take on Illinois Tech before hosting UW-Stout in a doubleheader over the weekend. Doubleheader vs. Illinois Tech On Thursday, April 5 the UW-Whitewater baseball team swept Illinois Tech in a double header, winning t...

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