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Wrestling ready to rumble

Augie Spankowski, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Last season, the UW-Whitewater wrestling team finished 11-6 overall, placing second in conference and 13th at the NCAA National Championships. After a promising intrasquad meet Friday, Nov. 3, the team has high hopes heading into the 2017-18 regular season. “It’s good to see our guys competin...

Womens Basketball Preview

Jack Miller, Assistant sports editor

November 1, 2017

Going by the numbers, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team had one of its most memorable seasons in recent memory in 2016-2017. The Warhawks finished with an overall record of 22-6, had two players named to the first team all-conference squad and won one WIAC tournament trophy. Even with all the...

Women’s volleyball end of October recap

Eli Johnson, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

  The No. 9 UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team fell 3-2 to UW- Eau Claire Oct.27 in a highly competitive conference dual inside Russell Arena. After dropping the first set, the Warhawks went up 2-1. The Blugolds battled back and took the final two sets, including a nail bitting 15-12 fifth...

Women’s golf trio paces unprecedented success

Zack Hastings, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s golf team were recognized as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2017 All-Conference Women’s Golf Team. Sophomores Ashley Hofmeister became the first ever student-athlete in Whitewater’s history to earn ...

Men’s basketball strengthens

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2017

W-Whitewater men’s basketball added two new staff members for the upcoming season, both who understand what it means to be a Warhawk. Lou Chapman and Jarod Wichser were announced as assistant coaches to the Warhawks’ 2017-2018 staff Sept. 14 by head coach Pat Miller. “He [Chapman] brings a lot o...

Warhawk Cross Country Battle Weather and Competition

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2017

On an unusually hot mid-October day, the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed 24th at the Cowbell Classic Oct. 14 in Elsah, Illinois at the North Farm Course. The meet gave the Warhawks a first- hand look at what it would take to win a team or individual nationa...

Women’s volleyball wins eighth straight at home

Women’s volleyball wins eighth straight at home

Calahan Steed, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

The UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team’s home dominance continued as the Warhawks dropped UW-Platteville in three sets. The ninth-ranked Warhawks were able to improve to 15-3 on the year, while Platteville falls to 13-12 overall. Junior Amanda Spera led the Warhawks with nine kills and ...

‘Hawks outlasted by No. 3 Titans

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

October 3, 2017

The UW-Whitewater football team was defeated by the No. 3 UW-Oshkosh Titans 37-20, dropping their conference opener for the first time since 2001. The Warhawks (1-3, 0-1) battled back from 23-7 to bring the game within three, but UW-W could not stop the Titan rushing attack long enough to complete ...

Warhawk Football Offense Explodes in 4th

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2017

The UW-Whitewater football team (1-2) scored 27 points in the fourth quarter en route to the Warhawks’ 40-21 victory against Washington-St. Louis on Sept. 16 at Francis Field. Entering the final quarter, the Warhawks trailed 14-13. In just nine minutes, the team scored 21-unanswered points to take a ...

Warhawks undefeated no more

Warhawks undefeated no more

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

The No. 8 UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team had an up-and-down weekend in the “W” Challenge by racking up a win against Wittenberg University, 2-1, Sept. 16 but got shutout to No. 1 Washington University in St. Louis, 1-0, Sept. 17. Against Wittenberg, it took just eight seconds in overtime for s...

Women’s Tennis opens WIAC unbeaten

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

September 19, 2017

The UW-Whitewater women’s tennis team won two dual matches in their conference season opener to extend their conference win streak in dual matches to 83. The Warhawks (4-0) defeated the UW-La Crosse Eagles in their first match of the weekend. Then, they defeated UW-Eau Claire in the second match on S...

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