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Council increases budget for police chief search

May 11, 2011

When former Police Chief Jim Coan resigned his position in early March, the Police Commission was left with the proposition of finding his replacement. While the commission could hire Interim Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher, they must conduct a search in accordance to state and federal laws of equal...

Softball team looks to regain its mojo in tournament

May 11, 2011

This is uncharted territory for the softball team. After cruising through most of the regular season with a blemish in the loss column here and there, the Warhawks have lost four of their last six games. Even despite the recent losses, the ’Hawks (26-10) were still given a berth to the NCAA tournament,...

Public hearing addresses budget cuts

May 11, 2011

In the wake of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, employers around Whitewater are readying for challenging economic times and changes in their staffing and services. The important thing for the employers is informing the citizens what the plans are to reduce the state’s budget deficit. That...

Royal Purple Staff Goodbyes: Matt Gardner

May 11, 2011

Wow. That is all I can say after four seemingly fast years of college. It still seems so surreal to say that I graduated college in four years. When I stepped onto campus for the first time, the thought of being a college grad never entered my mind. I came into UW-Whitewater as a kid who did...

Unstoppable: Athlete of the year

May 4, 2011

As senior pitcher Jessica Stang gets set to finish the last few weeks of her college career, she knows her legacy as a softball player is nearly complete. As one of the most dominant pitchers in UW-Whitewater and WIAC history, Stang has led the Warhawks to the brink of another WIAC title, compiling a 19-3 record to go along with ...

Outright title out of reach for ’Hawks

May 4, 2011

In a must-win situation, the softball team came up short against the UW-River Falls Falcons last weekend, dropping both games of a double header, 8-7 and 5-4. The losses allow the Warhawks (26-8, 11-5) to only garner a tie for first place in the WIAC at best, despite coming back with a two-game s...

Epifanio striking fear into hearts of opponents

April 27, 2011

When Emily Epifanio steps onto the softball field, she can’t stop smiling. She plays the game with a young girl’s enthusiasm that belies the seriousness of her game. “Actually one of the girls, Haley Kruger, told me that I need to be more intense  and stop smiling because I’m supposed to be...

City approves construction projects

April 27, 2011

In many cities in Wisconsin, summer is the time for road construction. The city of Whitewater is no different. Over the past few weeks, the Whitewater Common Council has approved numerous construction and renovation projects in the city. The council’s main goal with these projects is to ensure...

Spring practice wrapping up

April 27, 2011

After the football team won its first national championship in 2007, it was handed the task of replacing 15 starters and 24 seniors its next season. Three years later and after back-to-back titles, the outlook looks the same for the Warhawks as it did in 2008, as 17 seniors have departed, 13 of them...

’Hawks bringing the brooms out

April 20, 2011

When the Warhawks won a WIAC title in 2009, one of the strengths of the team was its ability to sweep doubleheaders. The ’Hawks swept 10 of the  11 doubleheaders they played against conference and non-conference foes that season. In 2011, taking both games of a doubleheader has been a problem for the ’Hawks. The team had split four of its s...

Angling duo finishes 16th at national championships

April 13, 2011

When the club fishing duo of Jordan Truttschel and Tyler Netzer traveled to the FLW National Championships last weekend at Kentucky Lake in Murray, Ky., a top 10 finish was their goal. However, they did not meet their objective and were knocked out after the first round of the tournament Friday, finishing...

New bats having affect on power

April 13, 2011

Proficient hitting has become a way of life for the baseball team. With a .351 team batting average a year ago and a .337 average this season, opponents know the Warhawks can rake. They’re doing this despite an exponential change in the types of bats allowed by the NCAA. Perhaps the biggest change in the game...

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