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Warhawks finish season as national runner-ups

Warhawks finish season as national runner-ups

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2022

The Warhawk women’s basketball team capped the 2021-22 season with a 28-5 record and an NCAA tournament run that left them just short of a National Championship. Whitewater advanced to the Final Four...

Freshman guard Kacie Carollo looks down the court during their first round NCAA tournament game in Kachel Gymnasium Mar. 4, 2022.

Sweet weekend for Warhawk Women

Mikey Rottier , Assistant Sports Editor March 6, 2022

The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 after victories in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Warhawks hosted Ripon College, Illinois-Wesleyan and Depauw...

Mike Leako ( above) is known by the campus and locals as “ the cannon guy” for shooting a cannon when the UW-Whitewater Football team scores touchdowns, Saturday Nov. 6th, 2021.

Playoffs lack boom of regular season

Parker Olsen, Assistant Sports Editor November 14, 2021

As NCAA playoffs kick into action, the UW-Whitewater sports game day experience gets limited. Playoff games are meant to be a neutral atmosphere, meaning the host has to give up part of its home field...

“I’m just looking forward to playing,  said senior offensive lineman Kyle Gannon (55).

It’s time for fall football

Nay Salter, Sports Editor August 29, 2021

The UW-Whitewater Warhawks are ready to get back onto the field and compete once again this fall. The WIAC football conference champs have been waiting more than a year to be able to tackle each other,...

COVID-19 impacts UW-W athletic events, National championships canceled

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19, many facets of campus life have been affected. While dates for exams and classes can be moved around without much disruption, the athletic program and...

Madness is in the air

Tyler Job, Sports Editor April 3, 2019

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...

First-year head coach making impact

First-year head coach making impact

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2019

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...

Six wrestlers advance to nationals

Ben Lokken, Staff Reporter February 25, 2019

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...

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2019

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...

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater women’s soccer coaches Ryan Quamme (far left) and Ben John (right) ready their team prior to a game last week. The pair reunited this season for UW-W.

Women’s soccer coaches reunite

Tyler Job, Sports Editor September 3, 2018

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...

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor April 1, 2018

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...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016

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...

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