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Madness is in the air

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


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The calendar has just flipped to April, but March Madness fever is still in full swing. After yet another tournament filled with exhilarating moments, four teams head to Minneapolis vying for a chance to make history only a handful of schools can say they have accomplished. No. 3 Texas Tech is heading to its fir...

First-year head coach making impact

First-year head coach making impact

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


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Starting in a collegiate program as head coach is a big responsibility. Matt Zwaschka’s situation was no different when he became head coach for the Warhawk wrestling team Sept. 18, 2018. But he was not inexperienced. He formerly served as an assistant coach for the Warhawks from 2005-11, working...

Six wrestlers advance to nationals

Ben Lokken, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


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The Warhawk wrestling team finished with 146 points in the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional and had six wrestlers move on to the NCAA championships in their respective weight classes. “I love competing in the environment like the one this past weekend,” senior Nicholas Bonomo said.  “It excites me...

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


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The UW-W women’s basketball team has been nearly unstoppable as of late, winning nine of 10 games before the WIAC Tournament started.   The Warhawks carried their momentum from the regular season and advanced to the WIAC Championship game with a tight 53-51 over No. 25 UW-La Crosse in the WIAC semifinal...

Women’s soccer coaches reunite

Women’s soccer coaches reunite

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

September 3, 2018


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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s soccer team has been striving for years to accomplish the ultimate goal of winning a national championship. UW-W is on a seven-year streak of reaching the NCAA tournament, including two Sweet Sixteen appearances in 2011 and 2016 and one Elite Eight app...

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


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Three UW-Whitewater women swimmers competed at the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana University Natatorium.   Freshman Jessica Lenhart, junior Erin Hawker and senior Michaela Matthys all competed in three e...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016


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April 27, 2016 “Mental toughness” is a term that every athlete has heard consistently throughout their sports career; meaning that an athlete must remain level headed through failures, and to not be afraid to go up and fail again. It is commonly assumed that this toughness carries on into “regular”...

Men’s team eliminated early

Men’s team eliminated early

March 2, 2016


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The Warhawks men’s basketball team had many question marks heading into the season after losing nine players and all five starters from last year’s WIAC championship-winning team. Many questions were answered, but they were not answered early enough as the Warhawks failed to make the postseason ...

Concussions threaten future of the NFL

February 16, 2016


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Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 16, 2016 Last week, we celebrated Super Bowl 50 with the same ritualistic precision as any American holiday. Nachos were eaten,  and those tiny, little cocktail weenies were consumed as we watched grown men smash each other’s faces in on the gridiron.  Those men are...

Second time’s the charm

December 10, 2015


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By Andrea Sidlauskas It’s a rivalry many years in the making. The UW-Oshkosh Titans have long been a conference foe for the Warhawk football team, with each squad tallying two victories over the past four meetings – the Titans’ most recent win just seven weeks ago, resulting in a tight 10-7...

Record-breaking season ends

December 10, 2015


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By Josh Sinclair Dec. 9, 2015 Reaching the national quarterfinals for the first time in school history, the UW-W women’s soccer team set records for wins (20) and goals (68). The last game of the season for the athletes was against No. 4 Washington-St. Louis where the Warhawks fell 1-0. “It...

History rewritten: ’Hawks win

History rewritten: ’Hawks win

November 11, 2015


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By Josh Sinclair Nov. 11, 2015 The UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team is going to host the NCAA tournament. The team defeated UW-Oshkosh 1-0 in the WIAC championship game to secure the automatic qualifying bid for the NCAA tournament. The Warhawks made history on its run to the championship. No three seed had ever...

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