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Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

October 21, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 14, 2015 The Warhawks’ football team’s longstanding mentality is, “pound the rock,” in reference to the program’s ability and tendency to run the football. Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe has made a career of shedding tacklers and lives by the ’Hawks’ mant...

ESPN3 angers football fans

ESPN3 angers football fans

October 1, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 30, 2015 Imagine watching the Super Bowl and watching your team march down the field and take the lead. There is 30 seconds left, and the opposing team has a chance to win or tie the game. Suddenly, the screen fades to black and your tv provider flashes a message across the sc...

Warhawks trample records

Warhawks trample records

September 25, 2015

September 23, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The No. 1 ranked Warhawks forced as many turnovers (3) as points allowed (3) in a 66-3 route against Finlandia (Michigan) University in their home opener on Sept. 19. Head coach Kevin Bullis said that winning the turnover battle was a top priority heading into...

Zero is hero, shutout streak at three games

Zero is hero, shutout streak at three games

September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 By Justin St. Peter For many soccer teams, giving up fewer than one goal a game is a good accomplishment. The No. 19 (D3soccer.com) Warhawks men’s soccer team is doing that and more, allowing only one goal in its first five games of their season. Coach Tony Guinn said the defense...

Sixth time’s the charm

Sophomore midfielder Marie Lesperance

September 3, 2015

September 6, 2015 By Josh Sinclair Last season the women’s Warhawks soccer team was picked to win their fifth conference title in a row by the WIAC coaches and sports information directors. This season is no different. The Warhawks are the favorites again to come home with the WIAC title. Returning seve...

‘Hawks look to return to postseason

September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 By Justin St. Peter   When men’s soccer head coach Tony Guinn was hired four years ago, he vowed to recruit players from all over the world. That statement is now a reality for the Warhawks. “Soccer is a multicultural sport, and the makeup of some of the greatest teams in th...

Another award for Leipold

Another award for Leipold

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Justin St. Peter After an unprecedented string of success as the head coach of the Warhawks football team, Lance Leipold faced uncharted territory after not making the Division III playoffs following the 2012 season. How did his team respond? Two years later, the Warhawks wrapped...

Senior leaps in front of pack

Senior leaps in front of pack

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Justin St. Peter Lexie Sondgeroth is used to success on the track, whether it be indoor or outdoor. The senior track athlete enters the final stretch of her career as a Warhawk with 13 All-American accolades and two national championships. Fellow track teammate Justin Bowers said...

Greek life has positive effect on campus communities

Greek life has positive effect on campus communities

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 There are many people who hear all about the bad press that Greek life on college campuses has to offer and instantly associate all people as bad seeds. This instant association has gotten people in trouble for centuries. This over-generalization prevented women from voting, defended slavery...

Warhawks retool and continue winning ways

Warhawks retool and continue winning ways

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Justin St. Peter Following a third-place finish in last year’s NCAA tournament that saw the Warhawks softball team graduate six senior starters, the team came into the year with a brand new lineup. After a 10-2 opening season trip in Clermont, Florida, it is safe to say the new...

Call him the master chemist

Call him the master chemist

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Justin St. Peter It’s the game within the game. Whenever the men’s basketball team makes a good play, the crowd turns to the bench and watches the team go crazy. One player stands out. That player is freshman guard Jerry Ngobi. Ngobi does not play much, but he is well-known...

’Hawks season ends early

’Hawks season ends early

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks were on the wrong side of history when the Defiance College Yellow Jackets recorded its first NCAA tournament win in a 83-71 loss in the first round of the NCAA D-III Tournament on March 6. The Yellow Jackets were anchored by senior guard Travis Schomaeker’s...

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