Royal Purple

JP says goodbye to the RP

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

The Royal Purple, so many different words and emotions come to mind when thinking about describing this place. Fun, serious, crazy, sarcastic, friends, hard work and late nights are just a couple of the words that immediately come to mind. Although I spent less than a year working here as the Assistant...

O’Donnell has stellar second season

Sophomore Lisa O'Donnell poses on the balance beam after winning the Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year. Photo by Hannah Jewell

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

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...

Chamberlain saves the day for UW-W

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

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

Freshman softball pitcher Bella Matthias is all smiles in the Warhawk dugout and on the mound after being near the WIAC lead in every pitching category. Photo by Sierra High

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

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...

TV viewer robs professional golfer of major win

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2017

A very extraordinary situation unfolded at the ANA inspiration LPGA tournament in Rancho Mirage California on April 2. Golfer Lexi Thompson received a four-stroke penalty for a 1-inch ball placement error, and an incorrect scorecard. The extraordinary part of the situation was that the penalty came to t...

Potent offense propels softball team to hot start

The UW-W softball team huddles following a home victory last season. The No. 21 Warhawks began the season 10-2 in the team’s spring trip to Florida.

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2017

The Warhawk softball team started the season on a hot streak beginning on March 17 in Clermont, Florida. The ’Hawks started the trip winning five straight games, starting the season sweeping Roger Williams out of Rhode Island with a combined score of 13-1 through two games. The ’Hawks finished the trip with...

Baseball players begin season in NFL stadium

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

Growing up, every baseball player’s dream is to take the field at a professional stadium. Although they aren’t in the big leagues yet, that’s exactly what the Warhawk baseball players did on March 9 and March 10 as the team had a pair of doubleheaders against St. Thomas University and Concordi...

Swimmer honored at WIAC Championships

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

The Warhawk men and women’s swimming and diving teams both placed third at the WIAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer Feb. 18 to wrap up their 2016-17 seasons. The Warhawk men finished with 656 points, while the women tallied 731. UW-Stevens Point claimed...

Love and sports

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 Trying to balance a college sport, work and schoolwork can be tough. When you add a boyfriend or girlfriend into the mix it gets even tougher. But not for senior love birds Carina Krausert and Austin Jones. They’ve found more than enough time to keep their lust alive for nearly a year, ...

Brady cements legacy with win

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Atlanta Falcon fans are still cowering in disbelief as their beloved dirty birds blew a 25-point second half lead to fall short to the Patriots in a heartbreaking overtime Super Bowl 51 thriller 34-28. The Patriot’s comeback, led by Tom Brady, James White and company, was gigantic. How big you as...

Track and field squads sweep meets

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The Warhawk men and women’s track and field teams both took first place in each of its home opening meets of the season. Both teams have now officially won their first home meet, due to the fact no prior meets ever kept score. The women topped second place UW-Stevens Point with a...

Individual ‘Hawks shine at NAIA Challenge

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2017

Although no total team scores were compiled at the NAIA Challenge on Jan. 21 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, Warhawk men and women track athletes still made their presence felt with many top event finishes. Senior Duvaun Goodlow took first place in the high jump, posting a personal-bes...

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