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Andres Villarreal, 2019 Team photo

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes worldwide to how everything ordinarily happens. As the norm has changed, so has sports at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The fall season has been cancelled for sports across the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and now athletes across ...

Athletics adapts to the new normal

Warhawk football won't be seeing fans in the stands this season as pictured here in this game against UW-Platteville last October.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

The July 27 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) cancellation of fall competition due to COVID-19 affects several teams on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Those include football, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Women’s tennis...

Matt Zwaschka hired as interim Wrestling coach

Augie Spankowski, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

Matt Zwaschka has been named interim head coach for the Warhawk wrestling team by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletics director Todd Garzarelli. Zwaschka worked as an assistant coach in the Warhawk wrestling program from 2005 to 2011 before serving as the head wrestling coach for the Milwauke...

’Hawks tennis squad splits weekend series at home

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 18, 2018

The women’s tennis team had a strong day Sept. 15 with a double header against University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Carleton College [Minn.]. In their first meet against UW-L, the doubles team kicked off the day by winning three out of four matches. Gabi Kitchell and fellow senior Julie Marti...

Women’s volleyball dominates four match week

The Warhawks huddle before preparing for their match against Elmhurst College (Ill.) Sept. 11. Whitewater defeated the Blue Jays in three consecutive games 25-16, 25-15 and 27-25.

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2018

The women’s volleyball team played four games throughout the week of Sept. 10 and  showed nothing but success. The Warhawks won all four of their games in a five-day span, and plan to continue this winning streak in upcoming games. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Elmhurst College (Ill.)...

Offense and defense score in major Warhawk win

Freshman running back Nyrel Sullivan carries the football into the end zone for the final touchdown score. Running backs Alex Peete and Ronny Ponnick were the other two to score in the contest.

Tyler Job, News Editor

September 18, 2018

The No. 10 Warhawks scored a whopping 73 points in a shutout against Middle Georgia State University to sweep non-conference play Sept. 15 at Perkins Stadium. The Warhawk’s score was just two points shy of tying the single game program scoring record.They now move on to conference play with a 3-0 record. At saturday’s game, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in ad...

No. 2 gymnastics stays undefeated with sweep

No. 2 gymnastics stays undefeated with sweep

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2018

With a sweep across all events, the UW-Whitewater women’s gymnastics team defeated Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) 188.500-176.850. The Warhawks (3-0, 3-0) outscored the Golden Gusties 47.700-46.225 on vault, 46.675-42.775 on the uneven parallel bars, 46.125-42.525 on the balance beam and 48....

Not all ties are created equal

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

In a must-win match-up, the UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team (6-3-4) tied 0-0 in double-overtime against Augustana College (IL) in the Viking-Warhawk Cup Oct. 4 at Fiskum Field. Head coach Tony Guinn said he was disappointed about the result. “We need to have men step up, unfortunately we didn...

UW-Whitewater drops Saint John’s

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Eli Johnson, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

The UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team are back on the right track with a 2-0 victory against Saint John’s University Oct. 1 at Fiskum Field after a tie in their  matchup Sept. 27, which snapped a two-game win streak. Attacking early and often, the Warhawks took a total of 17 shots in the game, but on...

UW-Whitewwater partners with Fox Sports

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017

UW-Whitewater Athletics has signed a new partnership with Fox Sports Wisconsin that went into effect on August 1, 2017. Fox Sports Wisconsin will air commercials, ticker flows and scouting reports promoting UW-Whitewater Athletics during Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks games. Eight commercia...

Athletics begins 4.95 million dollar renovation

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater athletics department has started its $4.95 million renovation to Perkins Stadium and Miller Stadium. Both will get advanced training facilities focused on improving injury treatment and rehabilitation, locker-rooms and study areas for student-athletes. The new advancements are ex...

Men’s soccer splits weekend

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2017

No. 25 UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team (1-1) outshot its opponents a combined 48 to 24, but only found a split in the team’s opening two games on Sept. 2-3 in the Illinois Institute of Technology Tournament in Chicago, Illinois.   The Warhawks fell 1-0 on Sept. 2 vs. Simpson College, but triump...

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