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Looking for a shot

UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball Center Trevon Chislom

Jake Klein, Journalist

October 25, 2020

Sophomore Trevon Chislom is aiming to be a key part of the Whitewater Men’s Basketball team this upcoming season. The six foot, six inches forward played high school basketball at McFarland High School where he was named first team all-conference twice and also honorable state mention. Chislom l...

Making a splash

Making a splash

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2020

Leanne Stigler feels like a fish out of water. She can't wait to get back in the pool to compete with her family of a team. And there may be hope for some competition after December 31 with the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Competition on hold until then. Stigler showed a ton of potential and s...

NFL prospect pushes for goal

UW-Whitewater football defensive lineman Mackenzie Balanganayi, during a game against
UW-Eau Claire, at Perkins Stadium in October 2019. - Dane Sheehan

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

October 4, 2020

Last week I sat down with NFL prospect Mackenzie Balanganayi, Defensive Linemen for UW-Whitewater. Balanganayi hopes to be drafted in 2021. He shared with me how he got this far, and what expectations he holds himself to. I recently read up on your interview with NFL Draft Diamonds. What was it like...

Leaving a legacy

Director of Recreation Sports and Facilities Gary Harms

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 27, 2020

Director Gary Harms spent 35 years leading Recreation Sports and Facilities at UW-Whitewater. He started as coordinator of intramural sports in 1985 and was named director of recreation sports and facilities in 1990. Harms looks back at his Whitewater with pride, and talks about what his future holds in ...

Former all-american gymnast reflects on her Whitewater career

Gymnast Erika Briscoe

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

Former All-American gymnast, Erika Briscoe had one incredible career at UW-Whitewater. Briscoe’s journey was not the typical transition many college athletes have to take to get where they want to be. Even taking time away from a sport to realize the passion it can bring out. Briscoe held an incre...

Infielder Bryan Sturdevant aims for spring season

The Beloit Snappers minor league baseball team welcomed the UW-Whitewater family on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, for a tailgate social, t-shirt giveaway and a ceremonial first pitch by Willie Warhawk.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

Senior baseball player Bryan Sturdevant has high expectations for the upcoming season.  COVID-19 cut the team’s success short last year after just three games, so the infielder hopes to start at second base this spring. Sturdevant has been a versatile utility player for the Warhawks and started all t...

Quinn Meinerz taking his game to next level

The team captains, from left, defensive back Nate Tranel, linebacker Jacob Erbs, running back Ronny Ponick and offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz approach midfield for the coin toss. UW-Whitewater defeated St. John's University (Minnesota) 35-32 in a Div. III NCAA national championship football semifinal game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater.

Jake Klein, Journalist

August 31, 2020

Senior Quinn Meinerz, captain of the Whitewater football team received the Offensive-Lineman of the Year Award and was named Most Valuable Player last season. Meinerz helped lead the Warhawks to a share of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) championship, as well as the National Champio...

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