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Senior sport showcase

Senior sport showcase

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Student athletes are an important part of the culture at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. With the semester coming to a close it is time to recognize a few student athletes whose careers’ are...

Vera Pflugradt (10) is a senior outfielder on the UW-Whitewater women’s softball team.

Standout senior cherishes time on the softball field

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor April 11, 2021

Senior outfielder Vera Pflugradt is taking in her last moments wearing the purple uniform as a Warhawk. Pflugradt has been playing for Whitewater ever since her freshman year and has enjoyed every moment...

Junior Pitcher Westin Muir (18) leans forward to throw the ball towards home plate, during game one of the Warhawks doubleheader against UW-La Crosse Wednesday March 31.

Conference dominance continues on the diamond

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor April 4, 2021

The UW-Whitewater Baseball Team has won six games in a row. They now faced two double header matchups against conference opponent UW-Lacrosse.  The Warhawks began Wednesday’s double header against...

Sophomore Taiya Stelmachowski competes on Bars during the Warhawks dual meet vs UW-Oshkosh, inside Kachel Gymnasium Saturday April 3.

One last flip

Nay Salter, Assistant Sports Editor April 4, 2021

The women’s gymnastics team concluded their season on April 3 against UW-Oshkosh. This Saturday was a special day for the Warhawks since it was their Senior Day and last time they would compete with...

Freshman Marlon Cystrunk (Center) leaps over a hurdle while competing for the Warhawks
during the Rex Foster Twilight meet.

Warhawks start strong with first outdoor track meet

Jake Bessette, Journalist April 4, 2021

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus played host to the annual Rex Foster Twilight Track and Field meet. Along with schools from around the state such as UW-Oshkosh, Platteville, and Stevens Point,...

UW-Whitewater senior center Johanna Taylor (40) goes up for a shot during the Warhawks' matchup against the UW-Oshkosh Titans in the WIAC Tournament Championship game, Friday, Mar. 5.

Titans top Warhawks for basketball championship title

Nay Salter, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2021

The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team touched glory in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship Final Friday, Mar. 5, but fell to UW-Oshkosh in the second half. The Warhawks...

UW-Whitewater women’s basketball freshman forward Savannah Youngstrom (24) jumps up to the hoop against UW-Stout Friday, Feb. 26.

Women win big on basketball court

Warhawks at No. 2 seed in WIAC Championship Tournament
Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

The UW-W women’s basketball team finished the regular season with four straight wins, capping off two action-packed weeks before heading into the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)...

UW-Whitewater men’s basketball freshman JT Hoytink (right) goes for a layup while contested on defense by freshman teammate Caleb Flaten-Moore (left) during the team's practice on Friday Oct. 23.

Hope on the horizon

Winter sports coaches prepare for some sort of season in January
Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor November 1, 2020

Competition of UW-W sports are canceled through Dec. 31 of this year, but once January 1st hits, there is a chance sports will be back on for the Warhawks. With winter sports like basketball and track...

Making a splash

Making a splash

Sophomore swimmer ready to compete in 2021
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...

Director of Recreation Sports and Facilities Gary Harms

Leaving a legacy

Director of Recreation Sports and Facilities Gary Harms retires
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...

UW-Whitewater Club Basketball Team practice Nov. 2019

Club Sports Awareness Day

Club sports continue with planned 2020 seasons
Andrew Abler, Journalist September 27, 2020

A lack of athletics is one thing everyone has become accustomed to in the past few months, but at Whitewater club sports will be proceeding as planned for their respective 2020 seasons. UW-Whitewater Club...

UW-Whitewater Men's Basketball plays UW-La Crosse Jan. 15 2020. This year's winter sports are delayed to begin until Jan. 1.

WIAC suspends winter sports

Winter sports suspended until the end of the year
Ben Yang, Journalist September 27, 2020

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sent out a statement announcing the suspension of all winter sports competitions until the end of 2020. The suspension of winter sports comes after a careful...

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