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Freshman throws second no-hitter

Freshman throws second no-hitter

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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The UW-Whitewater softball team won the program’s 11th WIAC regular season championship and the third in the last four years. The nation’s No. 13 ranked team took all four games to finish the conference season perfect, becoming the first team to do so since 2010. The Warhawks went on the road...

O’Donnell has stellar second season

O’Donnell has stellar second season

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


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Picking a college is tough for any student. When athletics are added to the equation it can make the decision nearly impossible. Evaluating the academic side of school with the athletic side can make for a very tough combination. For sophomore gymnast Lisa O’Donnell, it took her until nearly the...

Track and field team split for the weekend

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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Both the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track teams split up this weekend with some members of each team heading out to Des Moines, Iowa for the 108th edition of the Drake Relays track meet. The remaining members of the two teams stayed in Whitewater and competed in the Drake alternative meet at...

Humphreys etches name in records

Humphreys etches name in records

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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Senior tennis star Megan Humphreys didn’t even know she set the UW-Whitewater school record for career singles and doubles victories. It was assistant coach Bryon Balkin who had let her know that she had passed Alexandra Bayliss with 215 career victories after winning the only match the women’s...

‘Hawks win five out of six on the road

‘Hawks win five out of six on the road

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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The No. 13 UW-Whitewater softball team had another solid week by winning five of its six games against Illinois Wesleyan University, Carroll University, and UW-Oshkosh. The Warhawks split its doubleheader against Illinois Wesleyan with a 12-2 pounding, but fell the second game 14-9 April 19. In the...

Golf team takes sixth at spring home meet

John Miller, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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With just one tournament remaining in the spring season, UW-Whitewater women’s golf team tied for sixth out of 16 teams at the UW-Whitewater Spring Fling in Beloit, Wisconsin on April 21-22. Head coach Andrea Wieland said there was a definite improvement in play from the team’s last tournament when...

Chamberlain saves the day for UW-W

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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The No. 3 ranked Warhawks opened the week with a win, but the team couldn’t keep their undefeated WIAC season going. The ‘Hawks dropped two games against UW- Steven’s Point in back-to-back doubleheaders on April 22 and 23. The star of the week for the ’Hawks was senior second baseman Steve...

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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Adjusting to the next level is one of the toughest things to do in sports. Countless athletes have been chewed up and swallowed because they weren’t able to perform. It’s tough enough to be able to perform at the next level for any team. It’s even tougher to make an immediate impact. It’s very...

Tennis squads fall short in matches

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s tennis teams are needing to make up for lost time with losses against the Washington University Bears and the University of Chicago Phoenix at St. Louis, Missouri April 15 and 16. The Warhawks men started out the weekend with a 7-2 loss against Washington University...

UW-W golfers battle weather during Spring Fling

John Miller, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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With a few weeks left of the spring season, UW-Whitewater women’s golf team placed 16th out of 22 teams on April 14-15, at the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling in Normal, Illinois. Head coach Andrea Wieland contributed the stellar competition the Warhawks faced as a reason for the placement in the two-day...

UW-W bounces back with four wins

UW-W bounces back with four wins

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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The No. 3 UW-Whitewater baseball team suffered its first loss in the month of April, falling against Concordia in a non-conference battle but bounced back for four straight. The Warhawks (20-3 overall), were on the heels of a six-game winning streak, got roughed up before bouncing back, Big Sean...

Track and field teams impress despite bad weather

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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The No. 10 Warhawks men’s track and field team and the No. 25 women’s track and field team had a strong performance at the UW- Platteville Invitational April 13-14. The Warhawks faced several teams ranked in the top 25 for Division III, and no team scores were kept. Due to rain delays, the 4x400...

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