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Women’s gymnastics stumbles on senior day

Women’s gymnastics stumbles on senior day

Joe Byers, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater women’s gymnastics team was defeated by UW-La Crosse 192.125-190.975 Saturday Feb. 24 in front of a large crowd at the Russell arena in Whitewater. UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater both came into the meet with an undefeated record in conference. With this win, the Eagles claimed ...

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team dropped the first game of the WIAC tournament despite a career-high 34 points from junior Derek Rongstad. The Warhawks lost 79-68 to UW-River Falls, dropping their third game of the season to the Falcons. UW-W came back from an 18-point first half deficit to ...

Track and field take on WIAC in Indoor Championships

Track and field take on WIAC in Indoor Championships

Calahan Steed, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams placed second and sixth, respectively, Feb.23-24 at the WIAC Indoor Championships in Stevens Point. The men’s team finished the two day event with a score of 105, and the women’s team finished with a score of 51.50. On the men’s sid...

Women complete historic WIAC run

Women complete historic WIAC run

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team is making habit out of cutting nets down in the WIAC. The No.12 Warhawks (24-3) outlasted No.23 UW-Oshkosh (21-6) 68-65 in the WIAC Tournament Championship final Feb.24 at Kachel Gymnasium. It is the second time in as many years the Warhawks defeated the T...

UW-W’s Big 3 off to Ohio

Augie Spankowski, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2018

The UW-Whitewater wrestling team finished in third place this weekend at the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional Tournament, hosted by Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minn. The Warhawks finished behind Augsburg (147 points) and UW-La Crosse (128.0 points), but managed to produce a few notable ...

Swimming makes splash at WIAC championships

Swimming makes splash at WIAC championships

Ben Lokken, Sports Reporter

February 19, 2018

Over the weekend the UW-Whitewater women’s swimming and diving team tied their best-ever finish at the conference championships and the men’s team finished fourth. The women’s team finished second,  scoring a total of 730.5 points. “The women had a great offensive game plan going into the...

UWW Gymnastics Feb.16

UWW Gymnastics Feb.16

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

With the regular season nearing its end, the UW-Whitewater women’s gymnastics team defeated UW-Oshkosh 187.875-185.375 Feb.16 at Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh. The Warhawks’ (7-4, 6-0) overall score was their third lowest of the season, but considering the circumstances head coach Jennifer Rega...

UW-W ride eight straight wins into WIAC tourney

UW-W ride eight straight wins into WIAC tourney

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

The No.14 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team extended its win streak to eight games with a 61-50 victory over UW- La Crosse Feb.17 at Mitchell Hall in La Crosse. The Warhawks (22-3) used a stingy second half defensive effort to pull away from the Eagles. The team allowed 20 second-half points, w...

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

Twenty-eight turnovers, many missed free throws and an eight minute stretch without a field goal handed the Warhawks men’s basketball team their fourth straight loss as they suffered a 60-55 defeat at the hands of UW-La Crosse. After starting the season 16-5 the Warhawks closed out the year with four co...

Warhawk grapplers wrap up strong regular season

Warhawk grapplers wrap up strong regular season

Augie Spankowski, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2018

As the University of UW-Whitewater wrestling team spends the weekend preparing for the NCAA Division III Regional Championships next weekend (February 23-24th), here’s a recap of their successful 2017-18 regular season. The Warhawks finished off the season with an overall record of 10-5, remaining unde...

A Meinert setback for a major comeback

A Meinert setback for a major comeback

Tyler Job, Sports Writer

February 19, 2018

Everything was going well for UW-Whitewater women’s basketball senior forward Andrea Meinert at the start of her junior year. She was averaging a career-high in points (9.7 per game) and minutes (23.7), and for the first time in her career, she was the starting forward for every game. “We k...

Warhawks fall to Falcons in fight for fourth

Warhawks fall to Falcons in fight for fourth

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 12, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team was defeated 76-66 at UW-River Falls on Saturday night, capping off a week that already saw the Warhawks drop a heartbreaker just days earlier. The loss drops the Warhawks record to 6-6 in WIAC play, putting them below UW-O and tying them with UW-RF in the...

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