Royal Purple

MLB Draftee comes back to school

Warhawk pitcher Austin Jones won the Royal Purple staff voted Male Athlete of the Year. Photos by Sierra High

John Miller, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Austin Jones, UW-Whitewater baseball’s pitching ace, has had anything but an ordinary career. After a breakthrough senior year in high school, Jones decided to his take his talents on the diamond to UW-W. Jones’ first year for the Warhawks was surreal. Jones played a significant role in the Warhawks...

Freshman throws second no-hitter

Freshman pitcher Bella Matthias winds up for a pitch in a game earlier this year. Matthias threw her second no-hitter of the season in the 8-0 vs. the UW-Stout Blue Devils on April 29. Photo by Sierra High

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team won the program’s 11th WIAC regular season championship and the third in the last four years. The nation’s No. 13 ranked team took all four games to finish the conference season perfect, becoming the first team to do so since 2010. The Warhawks went on the road...

Beaver lover re-lives epic four year term

May 3, 2017

By Sierra High Booze, beavers, boys and books. I have conquered these four years with plenty of books that I rented from thebookstore and barely cracked open. There were also plenty of boys who broke myheart and from there copious amounts of alcohol to fix those heart strings. And well the beaver...

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...

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

Freshman softball pitcher Bella Matthias is all smiles in the Warhawk dugout and on the mound after being near the WIAC lead in every pitching category. Photo by Sierra High

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Adjusting to the next level is one of the toughest things to do in sports. Countless athletes have been chewed up and swallowed because they weren’t able to perform. It’s tough enough to be able to perform at the next level for any team. It’s even tougher to make an immediate impact. It’s very...

Sophomore outfielder Caitlin Catino waits for a pitch in a home game. Photo by Sierra High

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team won five of six games at home from April 6-9. UW-W first swept the University of Dubuque (Iowa) in consecutive shutouts April 6. The team then posted consecutive comeback wins over UW-Eau Claire April 8, before winning one of two against No. 7 Coe College (Iowa) the next...

Track and field teams open outdoor season

Junior Brett Harms leaps over a hurdle in the Rex Foster Invitational. Photo by Sierra High

Matt Gilson, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The Warhawk men and women both had strong performances in the team’s first home outdoor track and field meet, in the home Rex Foster Invitational on April 7. There were no team scores kept but many Warhawks captured victories or placed high in their events. Women In the 100-meter dash sophomore...

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Sophomore all-around champion Lisa O'Donnell poses during her floor routine at a home meet earlier this year. Photo by Sierra High

Connor Moore, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-Stout the weekend of Friday, March 31 and and came back home soaring high as 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Champions. The team, who concluded the team championships on Friday with a total team score of 191.000, are now fo...

Softball begins season 3-1 at home

Freshman pitcher Bella Matthias pitched a complete game shutout victory against UW-La Crosse on April 1. Matthias owns a 5-3 record with 50 strikeouts in 52.2 innings for a 1.99 ERA. Photo by Sierra High

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team emerged with a 3-1 record on the weekend after a pair of home doubleheaders.  The team started conference play with two games on April 1 against 22nd ranked UW-La Crosse.  The Warhawks won both games in close, hard fought fashion to start out 2-0 in the WIAC and at home, moving t...

Women’s tennis squad dominates home matches

Senior Megan Humphreys serves the ball in an April 1 tennis match. Humphreys was undefeated that day. Photo by Sierra High

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The Warhawks made themselves comfortable in the team’s first dual match  on the home court against Carthage College and Elmhurst College April 1. The women’s tennis team is currently ranked 22nd in the nation, and assistant coach Byron Balkin is proud of how the team has performed against a diffic...

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...

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