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Club volleyball team on pace to have big year

February 22, 2011


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After finishing fifth at nationals last season, the men’s club volleyball team is on a good start to bring home the national title. The No. 12 ranked Warhawks hold a 7-2 record in the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference and are in second place behind UW-Oshkosh. The ’Hawks have a showdown with the Titans at...

Gymnasts stay perfect with one meet to go

February 22, 2011


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With one conference meet remaining, the gymnastics team holds a No. 1 ranking and an undefeated record at 6-0. Facing UW-Oshkosh next Saturday, the ’Hawks look to finish the season undefeated, something they have never accomplished before. With wins over defending national champion UW-La Cross...

Byrd following in father’s footsteps

February 22, 2011


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When Antone Byrd graduated from Milwaukee Washington High School, top-level schools from across the nation lined up to get him. A first-team all-state pick his senior year, Byrd drew the attention of Division I programs Baylor, Cincinnati and Texas A&M, to name a few. But when he stepped on t...

Experience leads 4×400 relay team

February 16, 2011


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When a team loses a big contributor, it’s always tough to fill that spot. After competing in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships a season ago, the men’s 4x400 relay team believes that goal is still possible, even without the likes of past-contributor Mike Rossbach. Established veteran juni...

Senior Olsen an unsung hero

February 16, 2011


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To many players, putting a jersey on while getting ready for a game is just a part of the traditional preparation prior to tip-off. For senior forward Melissa Olsen, she knows that donning the purple and white means much more. Playing in her final season for the women’s basketball team, Olsen ha...

A legacy beyond basketball

February 16, 2011


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Phil Negri can’t believe where the time has gone, but still doesn’t like thinking about the finish line. “I’ve tried really hard not to,” Negri said. “[I’m] just trying to stay focused and not really worry about the end.” But the end of his basketball career is quickly approaching...

McGlashen excels despite coming from across globe

February 16, 2011


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When sophomore Andy McGlashen first stepped foot in the U.S. less than two years ago, he was a stranger in a foreign land. Recruited by Lakeland College in summer 2009, the Southampton, U.K., native might have been seen by the untrained eye as an out-of place kid who thrust himself into a situation...

Ireland dealing well with ups, downs of indoor season

February 16, 2011


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An unfortunate hip injury that sidelined Josh Ireland from football his freshman year became a blessing in disguise for the Warhawk track and field program. Head coach Josh Ireland, of the women’s track and field team, graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2009. Upon his graduation, he became an assistant coach for the men’s ...

Dionne an inspiration to all people

February 16, 2011


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The stands in the Williams Center pool are packed with spectators anxiously awaiting the start of the Warhawks’ swim meet. Students fill whole sections to cheer on their friends. Parents fight to get the best seats so they can take dozens of pictures of their son or daughter. Once the races start,...

Demos continues to raise bar for Warhawks

February 9, 2011


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There is a star walking the  campus you may not be aware of. It’s time to take notice. Sophomore Shelby Demos has been a dominant force for the  women’s track and field team since the day she stepped foot on campus, and she’s only getting started. Last season, Demos set the indoor school re...

Hanney paces team during storied career

February 9, 2011


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As the men’s swimming and diving team gets ready for the WIAC championship, senior Andy Hanney gears himself up like it’s any other meet. He puts on his goggles, his swim trunks and cap and gets ready to swim just as fast as he normally does. Hanney, a co-captain, passed an offer to swim a...

Gymnasts defeat UW-Eau Claire in record fashion

February 9, 2011


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The Warhawks matchup with UW-Eau Claire Saturday was nothing short of a record performance for the Warhawk gymnastics squad. With no doubt, the ’Hawks proved they came ready to compete. This was exactly the type of performance the ’Hawks needed as they go on the road Friday night to face the defending national champions, UW-La Crosse Eagles. “I...

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