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Quamme leads UW-W to success

UW-W women's soccer coach won Royal Purple Coach of the Year. Photo by Hannah Jewell

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

After leading the UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team to a school record 21 straight victories, hosting games in the first and second weekends of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and countless other accomplishments, the Royal Purple sports staff has nominated head coach Ryan Quamme...

Humphreys etches name in records

Megan Humphreys has six All-American honors, is a two-time member of the WIAC All-Sportsmanship team, four-time ITA Scholar Athlete and multiple othe honors in her historic career. Photo by Sierra High

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

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...

Senior editor says see ya after five years

May 2, 2017

By Justin St. Peter Oh, the Royal Purple. I have thought about writing this for a very long time, and even now, it still feels surreal. I have poured five years of my heart and soul into this organization, which have truly been a roller-coaster. I still remember the terror running through my heart a...

Athletic royalty at UW-W

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017

Powered by tradition is a learning community that helps student-athletes adjust to college demands as both a student and athlete. It has also been the unofficial slogan of the UW-Whitewater athletic department. This slogan also applies to the Mierow family. Jeff and Cathy Mierow met at UW-Whitewater’s...

UW-W dominating many opponents

Senior reliever Mike Nompleggi throws in a game last year. If the season ended today, Nompleggi would have led the MLB in strikeout percentage from last year, be it a small sample size.

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 28, 2017

The UW-Whitewater baseball team is good, but you already know that. The team is ranked in the top five nationally. What you didn’t know is that the team went 9-1 on the spring trip in Florida and will now begin play closer to home. The team’s high-powered offense scored three or more runs in nine of the f...

Hoopers fall in title game

Senior Jordan Scheidecker hugs an assistant on the bench as he is subbed out for a final time as a Warhawk. Scheidecker is one of three ’Hawks graduating. Photo by Sierra High

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

When you think of athletic programs with traditions of winning at UW-Whitewater, many people could list off multiple teams from around the university, but they better include wheelchair basketball in that conversation. After the men’s squad won three straight National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Bask...

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell poses during her floor routine during the regular-season ending victory against Hamline University (Minnesota). O’Donnell won the floor exercise competition with a score of 9.800, her season best score. Photo by Sierra High

Bailey Johnston, Connor Moore, and Justin St. Peter

March 14, 2017

“Fierce.” This is a characteristic which sophomore Lisa O’Donnell could very well wear on her sleeve. As a strong competitor for the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, the success she has had this season has taken more work and dedication than one may think. “She’s willing to work extreme...

UW-W witnesses madness in March

UW-W witnesses madness in March

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

With three game-winning shots with less than two seconds left on the clock in the first and second rounds of the Division-III NCAA Men’s Tournament at Kachel Gymnasium in a little over 24 hours, you know that the calendar has flipped its page to March, or should I say March Madness. Augustana Coll...

Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

When sophomore guard/forward Maurquis Turner received a pass from junior point guard Chris Jones and launched a three-pointer from the corner right in front of the UW-Whitewater bench, he turned to prayer. “It hung in the air for a long time,” Turner said. “I’m like, ‘please it’s gotta...

‘Hawks dispatch UW-Stout in first round of WIAC tournament

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 22, 2017

After beating the UW-Stout Blue Devils at home by 35 two and a half weeks ago, the three-seeded UW-Whitewater Warhawks were in a much tighter contest in the team’s 78-69 victory Feb. 21 in the first round of the WIAC tournament. Head coach Pat Miller was not surprised it was a closer game. “We...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 NASA. Boeing Co. Football. John Flood does it all. The senior defensive lineman is a finalist for the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy, an award that goes to the most outstanding NCAA Division-III football. To date, 41 ballots have been cast for the award, including one from the fans from Nov. ...

Soaring ‘Hawks win seventh in a row

Sophomore guard Maurquis Turner puts up a shot against a 
UW-Stout defender. Turner had eight points in the UW-W victory. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

The Warhawks men’s basketball team extended the team’s winning streak to seven after a pair of victories last week to move into sole possession of second place in the WIAC conference with four games left in regular season competition. The ’Hawks began the week with a late rally to break the se...

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