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QB Meylor trusts the process in shot at pros

QB Meylor ‘trusts the process’ in shot at pros

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor January 23, 2022

Max Meylor can easily be considered one of the most famous people in the town of Whitewater these days. The senior quarterback led the Warhawk football team all the way to the Division III semifinals,...

Women’s basketball Q & A with Aleah Grundahl

Women’s basketball Q & A with Aleah Grundahl

Sam Strash, Sports Journalist January 16, 2022
‘Keep the energy high’
Freshman Christian Seagren tries to overtake several runners during the Tom Hoffman Invitational meet in Whitewater on Sept. 18, 2021.

Fassbender leads cross country to 5th

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor December 12, 2021

The UW-Whitewater men’s cross country team had one of their best seasons in program history this fall. After winning their first regional title in program history, they placed fifth at the National meet....

Senior Caitlin Mertins (pictured), a former Subway Athlete of the Week and CIBC Bowler of the Month (February 2020), helped lead the Warhawks to the Intercollegiate Team Championships last season. (Michael McLoone/UW-Whitewater Athletics)

Mertins ‘brings the focus’ to Warhawk bowling

Sam Strash, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021

Senior Caitlin Mertins has a long, storied past with the sport of bowling. From participating in junior tournaments in middle school to winning the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club state championship...

Senior Jeromie Meyer moves to block an Edinboro Mustang player from going closer to the basket during their game on Nov. 19th, 2021, in the Kachel Fieldhouse.

‘It’s about family’ in the Warhawks wheelchair basketball program

Sam Strash, Assistant Sports Editor November 28, 2021

Some of the world’s best athletes play in the collegiate ranks all across the country. From football and basketball to soccer and tennis, it takes great determination and copious amounts of practice...

Autumn Bruno, freshman, competing for UWW women’s tennis team

Taking control on the court

Nay Salter, Sports Editor November 7, 2021

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater’s women's tennis team is filled with remarkable talent and these athletes have gone above and beyond this season. Freshman Autumn Bruno stepped up her game this...

Junior Madison ( Madi) Lapaz stands awaiting their turn, Madison scoring a total of 240 points in the WIAC Championships at Reedsburg Country Club, Fall 2021.

Acing the course

Nay Salter, Sports Editor October 17, 2021

Junior Madison LaPaz is more than excited to continue her golf career at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She has been a part of the team for all three of her years here at UW-Whitewater and couldn’t...

Senior middle hitter Morgan Wardall (7) and outside hitter Emma Aske (11) attempt to block a kill from UW-Oshkosh during their home game in the Williams Center on Sept. 15, 2021.

Looking to ace it

Parker Olsen, Assistant Sports Editor October 10, 2021

Morgan Wardall, a middle hitter on the UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team, is making the best of her senior season. She has used her time on campus to grow and achieve her goals. She will be graduating...

John Boies basketball wingspan nearly equals that of a giant Warhawk emblem on a wall in Roseman Gym, where Boie practiced as a student with the UW-Whitewater Mens Wheelchair Basketball Team. Boie, who earned a BBA in human resources management in 2014 and is now an academic advisor at the university, last month won a gold medal with Team USA at the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and anticipates playing in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Boie brings home the Tokyo gold

Nay Salter, Sports Editor September 26, 2021

Former Warhawk and one time gold medalist John Boie got the amazing opportunity to compete in the 2021 Summer Tokyo Paralympics. He competed in wheelchair basketball along with his peers and had an experience...

Bringing the cheer

Bringing the cheer

Alicia Dougherty, Editor September 19, 2021

At the latest football home game against Berry Viking, the Royal Purple interviewed members on the Cheer Squad of the UW-Whitewater Spirit Program to find out what it was like to cheer on the Warhawks...

Warhawk running back Ronny Ponick evades a North Central defender. The UW-Whitewater football team makes its tenth appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game, the Stagg Bowl, against North Central College (Illinois) at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

UW-W Football breakout player projection

Parker Rezner, Journalist August 29, 2021

The 2019 Warhawks unfortunately could not end their season on a win, and were unable to redeem themselves in 2020 with a cancelled season. Two years is a long time between live snaps, and with that brings...

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz (77) prepares to
set a block for running back Jarrod Ware (9), during a game between UW-Whitewater and
Dubuque (Iowa) in September 2019.

Star lineman alum raises NFL draft stock

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

Former First Team All-American offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz has the guts to make it big in the NFL. The UW-W alum drastically improved his draft chances in the January Reese’s Senior Bowl held...

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